Health Sciences

About the Clinic

Mary Aikenhead Clinic - About

Multidisciplinary approach

The Clinic provides holistic and person/family centred services, using multidisciplinary approach. Staff at the Clinic work closely with other health disciplines at ACU Strathfield, including dieticians, exercise physiologists, social workers and ministry professionals.

Consultation with these supportive disciplines can be sought if required, ensuring the Clinic provides balanced and comprehensive services to the community.

Clinic Patron

The Clinic is named in honour of Mother Mary Frances Aikenhead, founder of the Catholic Religious Institute, the Religious Sisters of Charity, and of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. Her work included the establishment of schools, hospitals and orphanages for people in need, and helping disadvantaged members of the community.

Located in one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, at the front of the Edward Clancy Building, the Mary Aikenhead Clinic provides high quality psychological and counselling services to the community at a low cost. The Clinic is staffed by postgraduate students who are undertaking a postgraduate qualification in psychology or counselling. The Mary Aikenhead Clinic forms part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University.

All services are overseen by registered clinical psychologists and experienced counsellors who are skilled clinicians and trainers. Psychological and counselling interventions are chosen on the basis of clinical judgement and expertise as well as current research evidence.

Our Clinic welcomes people from all walks of life and of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. We assist children and parents, adolescents, adults, couples and families.