Sydney Addictions Recovery operates on Gadigal & Wangal country. We acknowledge the Gadigal & Wangal people as the traditional custodians of the Leichhardt region and that sovereignty never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

We proudly work with clients who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander, LGBTQIA+, and those who work in the sex industry.

We are an ACON 'Welcome Here' Safe Place

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Sydney Addictions Recovery

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57-59 Renwick St, Leichhardt NSW 2040

© Sydney Addictions Recovery, 2021

Sydney Addictions Recovery provides counselling, referrals and support to individuals, couples and families impacted by addictions and mental health issues, including drugs, alcohol, gambling, disordered eating and associated difficulties.

AMBER RULES

Psychotherapist  |  Counsellor  |  Group Therapist  |  Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Director of Sydney Addictions Recovery

 

"I have family experience with addiction, so I know first-hand how difficult and scary it can be. I know what it's like to sit on a therapist's couch and not know how to move forward, but with access to experienced therapists and group facilitators, I was lucky enough to learn how to manage the damage addiction caused in my family and my life. It's my privilege to help families and individuals understand addiction better, and heal from the damage it causes."

SPECIALITIES

  • Drugs, alcohol and gambling use

  • Nicotine/tobacco use

  • Working with family members

  • Video counselling

  • Group therapy

  • Clinical supervision

  • Disordered eating

  • Managing impulse control difficulties

  • Managing chronic illnesses

ABOUT

​Amber has extensive experience with addictions, and specialises in working with the family members of people who use drugs, alcohol, gambling, or have complex mental health needs.

 

She has worked in both public and private inpatient rehabilitation centres and hospitals, specialist outpatient counselling services, and private practice.​

Amber believes that most addictions form as a way of helping people cope with pain, trauma or other difficulties. Her approach to counselling is collaborative and takes into account a person's whole life - their past, present, and what they want their future to be like. She supports clients and their families with a mixture of education, counselling and safety strategies.

 

Before becoming a therapist, Amber worked in the entertainment industry. She has an understanding of the difficulties that come with non-traditional and high-profile jobs, and is experienced in helping clients manage addiction issues when they travel frequently.​

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change (Applied Psychotherapy), Jansen Newman Institute

  • Level 3 Clinical Member, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

  • Group Psychotherapy Leadership and Facilitation, Australian Institute of Counselling in Addictions

  • Diploma of Assessment and Treatment of Problem Gambling

  • Diploma of Animal Assisted Therapy

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention

  • NSW Working with Children Check

  • Registered Clinical Supervisor