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Chris Ishizuka

Psychotherapist | Counsellor | Social Worker 

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"In the East, the lotus flower is celebrated because it blooms in muddy water. The muddy water is likened to the suffering in our lives, and its pink flower to wisdom. I believe that through all of life's difficulties, we can learn knowledge and wisdom to gain better ways of being."

Chris offers counselling for adults and young people, and has a special interest in working with people for their personal growth and improved relationships. He is a native speaker of Japanese and English, and specialises in working with individuals and couples who speak Japanese.


He also supports people who experience depression, anxiety, psychosis and mood disorders.

Chris' background is in clinical social work, and he can help with completing government applications for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Victims of Crime services (VOC), Centrelink, etc


In the past, Chris has worked in services that support people who experience complex mental health, complex addictions and homelessness.


  • Bachelor of Social Work, Monash University

  • Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy, Jansen Newman Institute

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University

  • Full member of Australian Association of Social Workers

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention

  • NSW Working with Children Check


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