Welcome to Gertler Psychological Services

“Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


How we help

We support a wide range of people going through tough times.  In particular we work with people who have experienced traumatic life events such as brain or spinal injuries, or who are living with chronic pain, mental illness, physical or intellectual disabilities.  We are willing to work with the whole system around the individual including their family, carers and other service providers to enable the person return to valued roles in the community.


Services We Offer

With you on the journey

Psychological therapies

We provide individualised therapy for clinical problems including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, chronic pain, adjustment disorders and coping with change.  We use evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, behaviour activation or trauma-focused exposure therapy.


Positive behaviour support

We are experts in challenging behaviours and have a solid background in all modes of behavioural assessment, designing and evaluating positive behaviour support (PBS) programs, training staff and providing ongoing coaching.  We work collaboratively with the client, their families, support agencies, funding bodies and other service providers in order to achieve measurable outcomes.


Contact Us

We have office locations in Sydney
and Parramatta. We provide outreach across the Sydney
metro area and can provide services to regional areas upon request.

Sydney CBD:

Suite 45, Level 9

193 Macquarie St

Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Western Sydney:

Suite 103, Level 1

460 Church Street

Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

Phone: +61 2 8893 1221

Fax: +61 2 8331 5774

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Dr Paul Gertler
BA (Hons) MPsychol (Clin) PhD

Clinical Psychologist/Director

Paul has more than twenty years’ experience as a clinical psychologist, mostly in the fields of chronic illness, brain and spinal injury, intellectual disability, chronic pain, depression and trauma. 

Paul is active in research and completed a PhD in 2020 investigating treatments for depression after traumatic brain injury. He is currently the Director of the NeuroBITE research database and the NSW State Chair of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. He is a guest lecturer on the Master of Clinical Psychology programmes at UNSW and WSU and he provides supervision to Intern and Registrar Clinical Psychologists. Paul is a member of ASSBI, ACPA, INS and the Clinical College of the APS. Paul is an accredited assessor of eligibility disputes for LTCS and is FIM accredited.


We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation who are the traditional custodians of the place we practice which is now called Sydney.