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I'm Lucille. 

I'm a Therapist, Writer and Behavioural Scientist. I work with individuals and couples to improve their relationships by learning to better manage their emotions, upgrade their communication and deepen their emotional and physical intimacy. 


I am an ACA Accredited Counsellor. Here's how I can support you. . .

Individual and Couple Therapy

On-Demand Workshops

Free psychoeducation through my
Instagram and TikTok.

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Hello, I’m Lucille.


I’m a Counsellor and Behavioural Scientist based in Sydney, Australia. I offer individual and couple therapy online and work with clients all over the world. 


My goal is you provide you with a warm and welcoming space where you can feel seen, heard and understood. A place where you can share your experiences free from judgement. I’m told the difference in my approach is that I use a mixture of counselling and psychoeducation in sessions which provides you with the space to process your experiences and emotions, while also giving you the skills and tools to navigate the road ahead. 


Our sessions will be an exploration. We will talk and do activities. I'm not a therapist who just sits and nods but rather I will engage with you, I will explore with you and I will guide you through activities and give you tools to support your growth. 


I love what I do and feel especially passionate about working with clients in managing and improving their mental health, navigating life transitions, working through challenges in relationships (including those related to conflict, sex and intimacy), building self-esteem, processing past trauma, managing strong emotions, improving communication and dealing with addictions. Whatever brings you here today… I am here to support you.


If you’d like to learn more about me and read some of my psychoeducation content, please head over to my page on Instagram or TikTok @lucille.shackleton


With love,


  • Master of Science in Medicine (Psychosexual Therapy) - currently completing. The University of Sydney.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. The University of  Tasmania.

  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Curtin University.

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science. The University of Notre Dame.

I am an accredited member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Member Number 17428. 

  • Level 1 & 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy - The Gottman Insitute.

  • Schema Therapy - Wendy T. Behary.

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy - Dr Sue Johnson.

  • Imago Couples Therapy - Harville Hendrix.

  • Radical Exposure Tapping, Level I (Deactivating the Buttons) - Dr Laurie MacKinnon.

  • Conversations with Vulnerable People including Suicide Awareness – Samaritans, United Kingdom.

  • Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self Injury - Mental Health First Aid Australia.

  • Suicide Prevention - The Australian Psychological Society.

  • Certificate of Law, War and Human Rights - London School of Economics.

  • Cultural Awareness - Migrant Resource Centre.

  • Australian Indigenous Cultural Competency – Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association.​

  • Tuning into Teens Facilitator - Melbourne University.

Who I help.

  • I help people who want to improve their relationship with themselves, their partners or the people around them.

  • I help people who struggle to manage their emotions and want to improve how they regulate and respond.

  • I help people who want to improve their communication and better navigate challenges, de-escalate arguments and get on the same page with their partner. 

  • I help people who don't feel heard or understood to learn how to confidently communicate their wants and needs. 

  • I help people who are struggling with dating to date more deliberately and identify a good, emotionally available and healthy match for them.

  • I help people who feel like their relationship has flatlined and want to deepen their emotional connection.

  • I help people who want to improve their sex life or re-ignite the fire with their partner. 

  • I help people who are struggling with the decision of whether to stay or leave their relationship. 

  • I help people to manage their triggers and to better support their partner when they become triggered.

  • I help people to shift and change old unhelpful behaviours and responses that no longer serve them.

  • I help people more productively manage conflict in relationships and to learn to effectively repair.

  • I help people who want to feel better, improve their mood and feel more comfortable in themselves and content in their life.




To book a session simply fill out the contact form or send me an email and I will be in touch within 48 hours.

Thanks for for getting in touch. I will contact you shortly. If it's an emergency please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14


Centred Self Therapy

Parcel Locker 10274 29053

32-34 Oaks Avenue

Dee Why NSW 2099 Australia

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