Shareen Birges (She/Her)

Registered Social Worker, BASS, GDYMH, MSW
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR START DATE OF 06/02/2024! My name is Shareen Birges & I am a social worker who specialises in online counselling. I have been practicing for over 15 years & as a result, have a broad range of experience. I have worked with adolescents & their families, adults & couples. I specialise in the care of people with cancer and chronic illness, mental health, dual diagnosis/comorbidity, trauma background (including sexual abuse/assault & childhood abuse and trauma) & people with offending behaviour & people living with BPD. Due to my extensive experience working with adolescents and young people, I have developed an ability to work closely with families & other professionals, whilst keeping the boundary of privacy & confidentiality. I believe I am approachable & create a good balance between challenging clients & allowing their therapy to flow at a pace that feel comfortable to them.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Elder
Demographic Expertise: Hindu, LGBTQ+, Men, Middle Eastern, Military / Veterans, Muslim, Pacific Islander, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Biopsychosocial
  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Developmental
  • Eclectic
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational
  • Psychosocial
  • Rational-Emotive
  • Reality
  • Social Learning
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transpersonal
Approach Description: I am a person-centred counsellor. I tailor my approach to each client, which is why I spend a good deal of time getting to know my clients. I use a strengths based & trauma informed framework to support change in my clients & couple this with a biopsychosocial model of care.

Education & Credentials

Shareen Birges BASS, GDYMH, MSW
  • Female
  • Practicing Since 2008
Education: I have a Bachelor in Applied Social Science majoring in counselling, a Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health & a Masters in Social Work. I am eligible to register with PACFA, & ACA & registered with the AASW & am an Approved Victims Services Counsellor.


  • Average Session Fee $150
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • The Waves of Change motto is accessible, affordable and sustainable counselling so I work to provide people with payment plans (where appropriate) & work on a sliding scale for payments. Payments are negotiated prior to counselling commencing & I encourage clients to raise any financial issues that arise once counselling has started, so we can talk about what can be done to ensure we can continue to work together.
  • Out of Network

Shareen Birges Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Parramatta, NSW 2150 and Parramatta, NSW 2150
  • Available Online for residents of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • Online Therapy Details: In Person, chat, phone & video, both nationally and internationally (international clients referral acceptance based on a suitable time, for both client and therapist, can be negotiated).
Shareen Birges Practice Description
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR START DATE OF 06/02/2024! Waves of Change Counselling works on the philosophy of accessible, affordable & sustainable counselling. I know how difficult accessing counselling is & that costs are often outside of affordability for many people. Waves of Change hopes to bridge those gaps & grow as a business that provides support for more people to support their biopsychosocial needs. It is important that mental health services become more accessible, affordable and sustainable for those that need it & Waves of Change hopes to be a leader for change, both individually, professionally, politically, socially & on an industry level. Waves of Change hopes to be able to work with communities, professional organizations, industry lobbyists & politicians to create a community where mental health is less stigmatized & support is more readily accessible, affordable and sustainable.

Practice Overview

22 Wentworth Street
Available both in-person and online
16 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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