North Perth Based Therapy

Existential Therapy



Life issues / Relational issues / Transitions / Trauma / Depression / Grief / Transgender & Other various issues




Suffering Pain

~ or where tormenting thoughts, emotions, and memories are disrupting your life?

Feeling Helpless

~ or where your attempts to change your life, thoughts, and emotions are blocked?

Enduring Judgment

~ or where you feel alone, misunderstood, or unheard in your struggle?
If this is the case,

Existential therapy

maybe exactly what you’re looking for.




For Adults / Adolescents / Toddlers



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I am not taking on new clients at the moment. I will remove this notice when there is renewed availability (online or otherwise). Please visit your local Doctor to be referred to another psychotherapist. Alternatively, if you would like to go on the wait list, please go to the contact page to email your details.

My Counselling Motto

Explore new ways of THINKING to REACH new ways of ‘BEING’.


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From an early age I remember being deep in thought and contemplating on the different interactions we all experience. This developed into a curiosity on what could constitute a healthy ‘way of life’. After finishing my A’ ‘Levels’, including psychology and later my Degree in HEALTH and business, I travelled all over the world to explore my passion of understanding different cultural ‘ways of living’.

This extended travelling experience was supported by my 'physical therapy' fitness profession and increased my reflections on our relationship with ourselves and essentially our bodies. This led me to open my own personal physical therapy training studio in London, which gave me the opportunity to train and address client's fitness and weight loss struggles. After 10 years I realised I was moving into deeper waters with some clients and started to feel at a loss as to how to respond to various physical and psychological issues.

By the time I was 24 I studied again and achieved a diploma first and then a masters in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling and have been practicing ever since. Once I finished working for a variety of non-profit (therapy) agencies I opened my own therapy practice. Later I eventually settled down to have a family. Now in my mid 40’s I continue to balance family life with my practice. Overall my whole life/work experience continually deepens my understanding of existential thought and the different ways we exist in the world with others.

I care deeply about the well-being of our human existence and am grateful to be in a profession that is so aligned with my passion.

Lastly, I speak English, partially French and Hebrew.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Lydia B.A(Hons) M.A
Lydia Sterry

Lydia Sterry, Psychotherapist and Counsellor

P.S I offer a 15 minute FREE Counselling and Psychotherapy consultation on the first initial session. You’ll have the option to finish here or to continue for the full 50 minutes for the standard fee. For more information just click on COSTS/E – Vouchers on the top right hand side.

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Existential Therapy


We address your life themes and struggles rather than your psyche or your character.
It's more about asking yourself whats really important and then having the courage to explore HOW to build your life around the answer.
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Supervision


For psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, pastoral carers, hospital staff, police and all other public service personal.

It's designed to offer you a 'reflective' space to explore the 'therapeutic' processes and/or any challenging 'engagements'.
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Group work


A 'mini laboratory group' setting for practicing new behaviors. It also identifies how you could interact more effectively with others.
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Courses and Training


This section contains the latest information about current and future workshops that are online and at the Mirrabooka practice for professionals and non professionals.
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