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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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.

57-59 Renwick St, Leichhardt NSW 2040

© Sydney Addictions Recovery, 2021

CHRIS ISHIZUKA

Psychotherapist  |  Counsellor  |  Social Worker

 

"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."

SPECIALITIES

  • Counselling in English & Japanese

  • Couples counselling

  • Family relationship issues

  • Depression & suicide

  • Anxiety

  • Video counselling

  • Drugs, alcohol and nicotine

  • Working with young people

  • Case management (govt applications)

ABOUT

​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 experiences 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Monash University

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

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University

  • Member of Australian Association of Social Workers

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention

  • NSW Working with Children Check