Who We Are

Who We Are

Therapy research consistently demonstrates that the therapeutic relationship is central to successful psychotherapy. We build a strong rapport with our clients and through authenticity and transparency, they know that we care and they trust that we will take them to where they need to go.

Jacqueline Stone and Associates combines the private counselling and therapy practices of Jacqueline Stone, Annabel Birmingham, Robyn Adler and Jill Schmidt-Lindner.

Jacqueline first established her practice in Bondi Junction in 2003. She moved into the Sydney CBD in 2009, where Annabel and then Robyn joined her over the next few years. Finally, Jill moved into the Sydney practice in 2017.

The four us share a deep interest in human relationships and the human condition, and a natural inclination to listen to others with compassion. Both challenging and rewarding, we feel privileged to do the work that we do - to work in a personally engaging and authentic way, supporting and guiding people towards the changes they wish for themselves.

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Our Credentials

Each of us has attained the same high-level qualifications, similar work history and focus in ongoing training and professional standards:

  • Graduate Diploma and/or Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Membership with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)
  • Further training in Psychodynamic methodology and approaches that champion the mind-body connection, like Mindfulness and Yoga
  • Work history within a community counselling setting, and other various health and social services
  • Annual attendance at accredited workshops and conferences
  • Regular clinical and peer supervision

Personal therapy has been a key feature in our training, giving us firsthand experience of the incredible value of counselling and psychotherapy, assisting each of us to address stress and grief in our own lives, and further fuelling our passion to excel as therapists.

Personally and professionally, in our own lives and in working with you,
we strive for more meaning and balance, less stress and more joy in life.