Sean Panambalana

BA. LLB, MPSY(couns) MAPS

  • Sean Panambalana

    Sean Panambalana

    • Psychologist
  • Sean’s practice holds strengths-based psychology and Mindfulness based meditation and cognitive therapies at it’s core – applying a compassionate, person-centred and trauma-aware approach to clients and colleagues alike.

    He has a background in law, is an AHPRA registered psychologist (Counselling), and a member of the APS with nineteen years experience in therapeutic, psycho-educational and program development roles. For fourteen of those years Sean managed a specialist team of counsellors, educators and facilitators working with children, adolescents, adults and families, utilising a range of therapeutic modalities from a family-systemic base. He has also delivered numerous presentations and conducted training relating to addictions, family-systems, parenting and group dynamics for teams from clinical, welfare and educational settings.

    For over four of those years Sean was the coordinating member of a three-counsellor team supporting both refugee children who had experienced warfare-related trauma and the professionals who were attempting to educate them.

    In recent years he has been the ‘in-house Psychologist’ for a Federal Government funded national adolescent health, wellbeing and communication  website (The Line), consulted for Non-government and private organisations on program development , Mindfulness and staff training, has advised staff and counselled students in the independent schools sector, and has most recently been a member of the team supporting the wellbeing of management and staff at the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to the Abuse of Children in Care.

    Since 2010 Sean has also operated a private counselling practice in Sydney’s North, and is now focussing this aspect of his practice here at Newport on the Northern Beaches.

    “I am grateful to be continually learning from and inspired by experiences and encounters I have had in this rich area of service.”