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Barry Poppleton

insight-led design and dialogue


You may be visiting this website as there are areas of your life you want to make more sense of, want to explore shifting in order to be in a better place. 

Counselling and psychotherapy give you the opportunity to better understand, get more insight and then get movement on doing things differently. This is rarely straightforward as old ways of being continue to be present, even as they influence you less over time. Ultimately, this is an opportunity to build your intent, to retain new skills and approaches, to build self-awareness and to enhance your wellbeing. 


I trained as a Counsellor Psychotherapist through Jansen Newman Institute and am a practicing member of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA). Prior to practicing psychotherapy, I held senior executive positions in business, government and not-for-profit organisations. 


I have over twenty years of experience in one-on-one work in the forms of coaching, counselling and mediation. I undertake professional development and clinical supervision on an ongoing basis. 

My practice is in Newtown, Sydney. Both face-to-face and online sessions are available. 



You are pivotal to the direction in which the counselling unfolds. Through ongoing checking in with you, this collaboration enables you to be heard and to determine where you feel you will most benefit. There is no one or correct way a counselling conversation takes place.  


Curiosity is a key part of the journey. A principle is to ask questions to that which we don’t yet have answers.  


The approach is respectful, non-blaming and judgement free. You are the expert on your own life. Our conversations will confirm your skills, capabilities, beliefs and values that will assist you to address the matters at hand.  

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I am a counsellor, psychotherapist, executive coach and mediator who creates a safe, understanding and confidential space with clients. My aim is to create the right environment in which you can gain insight, make meaning of challenges you face, be inspired and build your resources for change. I use a range of evidence-based approaches. My intent is to accurately understand your thoughts and feelings, to show full acceptance and be authentic in the way I engage you to support your fulfilment and wellbeing. In 3 words feedback given to me is that I am kind, authentic and curious. I look forward to partnering with you.



1 Erskineville Road,

Newtown, 2042

NSW, Australia

Tel: +61 409 999 275

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