"If you were happier, how would people know?"

An effective therapist doesn’t have the right answers, they have the right questions. The right questions draw awareness to blind spots that repeatedly hinder your ability to form successful relationships, make sensible decisions, manage stressful emotions or communicate effectively.  “What’s your earliest memory of being angry?”, “What’s the valid downside to being in a loving relationship?”, “How would you act if you were 10 times bolder?”, and so on.

Clarify goals, identify obstacles and create a stronger, healthier and happier you.


Whether your recovering from past traumas, exploring why past relationships have been destructive, or working through depression or anxiety, its my job to help you gain a deeper insight into what’s happening so that you can make make sense of it all. 

Live Anxiety-Free

Uncover the emotional & physical signs of anxiety. Discover how you can reframe your state of mind to effectively battle the inhibiting effects of anxiety.

Loosen the grip of depression

Prime your state so that your thinking and feelings follow. Identify assumptions that are holding you back. Learn empowering beliefs and regain a sense of control over your life.

Form Healthy Relationships

Learn how to scan your environment for what you can praise and how to accept responsibility for your part in any dispute. Discover how to respond with openness and curiosity to criticism and enjoy closer bonds and more rewarding relationships

About me

I have a Master’s degree in Applied Psychotherapy and Counselling and a B.A from Macquarie University. My therapeutic career began as a crisis support worker with LifeLine to help suicidal individuals reconsider and visualise a future for themselves. Later I worked with people griped by addictions at the drug and alcohol clinic and specialised in anxiety disorders with a thesis on relationship communication.

My fees

Individual sessions are 60 minutes in length and are charged at $165. You do not need a GP referral to book an appointment.

Medicare rebates are available for those who have obtained a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP. Such a plan entitles you to 6-10 sessions in a calendar year with a rebate of $87.45 per session.

Get in touch

Eli Barel
Psychotherapist MCAP, B.A
Suite 3, 108 Bronte Road
Bondi Junction, Sydney NSW 2022
CALL: 0439 457 779

Eli has a unique gift of being able to listen and then process my thought patterns and behaviour, in a very considered, engaging and effective way.

Eli is a very warm and welcoming therapist and a good listener. I like that he uses and exercises during our sessions which have helped me to learn more about myself. I also like that there are practical steps to implement after each session. Eli also explains things well to give you context and understanding of your own situation which I really like.

Ready to talk? We're ready to listen.

Contact us for your complimentary first consultation