How can we help?

The Birchtree Centre is a collective of Sydney psychologists, social workers and psychotherapists. The centre provides a safe space for survivors of complex trauma, addiction and eating disorders to access treatment.

Birchtree’s program provides Individual and Group Therapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Art Therapy. Groups and workshops are also available for family and friends of those who have experienced complex trauma.

The Birchtree Centre of Excellence also offers training to practising and training psychologists and therapists.


Trauma Support Groups

Our popular Trauma Support Groups run for six sessions, fortnightly. Two therapists look after and guide the group through a number of themes common to individuals struggling with a legacy of complex trauma.

Next intake October 2019.


Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Sensitive Yoga can support the healing process by helping to find stability and safety in the body

Classes every Monday at 10am and Saturday at 4.30pm.


Upcoming Workshops for Clients

We regularly run workshops, seminars, support groups and other services for clients and their families and friends.

Upcoming Clinician Events

Our Centre for Excellence conducts CPD events across NSW.

Testimonial …

“The Long Limbs of Trauma” two day workshop presented by Jace Cannon-Brookes and Dr Sophie Reid was a masterly, yet pragmatic introduction to working with some of our most psychologically fragile patients.

The topic was carefully discussed in all its aspects from neurobiology, behavioural psychology, stages in therapy, practice management – even the therapy setting.

It was a great privilege to hear two such experienced practitioners talk about how they work and how they maintain their equanimity, even more importantly how they assist their patients in finding theirs.

Overall the workshop provided a most valuable learning experience and one which was rich with personal vignettes, warmth, humour and heartfelt humanity.

Highly recommended.

– Professor Janice Russell
The University of Sydney