Foresight Psychology Practice
Foresight Psychology is a Sydney psychologist treatment and training practice dedicated to supportive, effective, and passionate psychological care. We offer individual, family, and relationship counselling for a range of adult and adolescent presentations. We are committed to ongoing professional development and utilize evidence-based treatments (including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapies). We believe in taking time to really understand a client’s experience before finding the right fit in terms of support and treatment. As a supervision and training practice, Dr. Erika Penney also offers board-approved supervision to provisional and registrar psychologists.
Our commitment to excellence
Dr. Erika Penney and all Foresight therapists are Clinical Psychologists (or Registrars) registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and are active members of ACPA (Australian Clinical Psychology Association). As such, their qualifications meet the criteria established by the Psychology Board of Australia for endorsement in Clinical Psychology. To uphold this standard, a minimum of 30 hours of ongoing professional development is completed every year, as well as ongoing engagement in clinical supervision with highly experienced members of the profession.
After-hours appointments: We have appointments from 10am - 7pm Monday to Thursday.
Medicare: Clients who have a Mental Health Care Plan and a Referral from their GP are eligible for a rebate of between $84.50 and $124.50 from their sessions.
Waitlist: We aim to keep our waitlists down so that you can access support within a few weeks of calling our practice.
How to find us
Foresight is conveniently located in Ultimo, close to central station and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). We are close to trains and buses and there is metered 1hr and 2hr parking in the surrounding streets. Entry is via the grey building on Harris street, and once on level 5 you will be able to check in with the friendly reception staff. Address: Level 5, 616 Harris Street, Ultimo, 2007. See: Map
Dr. Erika Penney | Principal Clinical Psychologist is passionate about providing a warm, safe, and effective environment for adults and adolescents to explore their difficulties, affect positive change, and empower clients to find meaning, purpose, and direction in their lives. Erika has experience working with adults and adolescents in a range of hospital, clinical, and community settings. Erika works with a range of presentations including anxiety disorders, phobias, PTSD, stress, depression, complex trauma, self-harm, emotion dysregulation, and with individuals adjusting to new life circumstances, including grief, role transitions, and stressful life circumstances. Erika has particular interests in treating Anxiety Disorders and Personality Disorders, and currently works part-time at a private hospital providing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Erika studied at the University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and Australian Psychological Society (APS). In addition to her clinical work, Erika is an active member of ACPA, sits on various ACPA committees, and teaches post-graduate classes at a number of leading universities and private learning institutions in Sydney. She has prepared research material for national and international psychology conferences, and has published original research in peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of health psychology and anxiety. Erika also offers Board-Approved Supervision, including for, Provisional Psychologists, Clinical Psychology Registrar Supervision, and Early-Career Psychologists and Counsellors.
Amy Burton | Clinical Psychologist Registrar is a friendly and warm psychologist who is dedicated to providing the best evidence-based psychological care to adults, adolescents, children and families of all backgrounds. Amy works with clients to create a safe and comfortable environment, where clients feel heard, supported and motivated to address their concerns and meet their personal goals for therapy. Amy has experience working with a range of presentations including anxiety disorders, OCD, depressive disorders, eating disorders, self-harm, emotional regulation, childhood behavioural problems, family functioning, and life stress. She has worked with families, groups and individuals across different clinical settings including community mental health, university, and hospital settings. Amy has a particular interest in working with anxiety disorders and eating disorders with both young people and adults.
In addition to her clinical work, Amy is also completing a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Sydney. Her thesis is focused on assessing cognitions that maintain binge eating in individuals with eating disorders. Amy has presented her research at national and international conferences, and has published work in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Andreea Heriseanu | Clinical Psychologist Registrar is an empathic and friendly therapist who is committed to providing effective psychological treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Andreea's experience spans a range of hospital and community health settings, where she has worked with anxiety and depressive disorders, self-harm, family functioning difficulties, chronic health conditions, and neurological impairment. Andreea has a particular interest in co-occurring mental and physical health concerns, eating and weight difficulties, anxiety and depression.
In addition to her clinical work, Andreea is completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney. Her research is targeting eating patterns and thinking skills in obesity. Andreea has presented her research at national and international conferences and is a published author.
Dr. Ulli Rosenkoetter | Psychologist aspires to create a therapeutic space where everyone can experience respect, safety, and kindness. Her past experience includes working with children, families, and adults in private practice, hospital, and community services. She has helped clients who experienced difficulties with low mood, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment issues, OCD, somatoform disorders, drug and alcohol use, and other challenges. Ulli has trained in various therapeutic modalities at the University of Sydney and the University of Hamburg, Germany. Ulli’s focus in therapy is on a shared understanding of current difficulties, their meaning for the past, the present and the future, and on together finding ways to recalibrate life and feel content again.
Chelsea Witham | Intake Officer is a warm and friendly member of the Foresight team. She takes intake and admin calls and is passionate about helping clients to find the right therapist for their particular difficulties and personality style. Chelsea has previously completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and is now studying psychology with an aim to become a Clinical Psychologist in the future.