Mental health counselling in Surry Hills or online

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Face to face or online therapy

I’m Ash Rehn, a mental health therapist, counsellor and coach providing consultations from Surry Hills in Sydney or online.

I specialise in relationship problems, sex and sexuality related concerns, religious trauma and therapy for burnout, mid life crisis and life changes. Many people consult me about pornography use and worries about sex ‘addiction’. As a registered Medicare Provider of Focussed Psychological Strategies, I am qualified to treat anxiety, depression, adjustment and mood difficulties, psychological trauma and other mental health conditions.

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