Cherrie Liu

Registered Psychologist

Hi, I am Cherrie. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, China. I can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin. During my teenage years, I came to Sydney as an international student. Little did I know that I would eventually spend more than 25 years in a country where I once felt so foreign. I am married to Nicholas, an enthusiastic gardener and we have two teenage daughters. 

I am passionate about walking alongside and helping others in their struggles. I use an integrated approach with mixed modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Couple’s Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive and professional counselling service.

Areas of My Interests and Experience in Therapy

  • Adult Psychology 
  • Adjustment Issues (e.g. Immigration, Separation and Divorce, Grief and Loss)
  • Anxiety Disorders (e.g.  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders, Phobia)
  • Depression and Unstable Mood
  • Relationship Difficulties such as Parenting Issues  
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Stress Management

My Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPs)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology, University of New England
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, University of New England
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Morling College
  • Master of Commerce, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney.

Some of My past seminars

  • I’m Not Supposed to Feel Like This! (A Christian Perspective in Managing Depression and Anxiety)
  • Strength-Based Parenting
  • Coping with Stress
  • Rebuilding Life After Divorce
  • Caring for Elderly Psychological Needs
  • How to Develop a Motivating Lifestyle
  • Managing depression
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Family relationships and emotional management
  • Overcoming perfectionism
  • Practising self-compassion
  • Parenting course
  • Distress tolerance course
  • How to improve self-esteem
  • Coping stress as an international student
  • Understanding adult ADHD
  • Raising primary school kids
  • Understanding anxiety disorder
  • Understanding depression

My Fees

My fees are $120 per session if you have a valid referral and a Mental Health Care Plan from your Family Doctor (GP), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician.

Currently, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate of $92.90 per session with a Registered Psychologist for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Each session lasts for 50-55 minutes.

Most private health funds provide rebates. Please contact your health fund for details.  

If you have financial difficulties, you may apply for a fee subsidy when you book the appointment.