About Us

John Bartram (MAPS)

Principal Psychologist: Staying Connected Counselling & Psychological Services

John is a Registered Psychologist, Couple & Family Therapist with full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). He has a Masters degree in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Science, Hons in Psychology from the University of East London, UK, a three year Diploma in Counselling / Psychotherapy from the Institute for Person-Centred Learning, UK and a three year training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy through the Institute of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Boulder, Colorado, USA. John is now a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (Advance Practitioner).

John began his career in primary and secondary school settings working as a school counsellor. He has spent more than 21 years working as a couple & family therapist with Relationships Australia, NSW, CatholicCare, Sydney and in private practice. He was a specialist trainer for the Australian Institute for Relationship Studies (AIRS): the educational arm of Relationships Australia, NSW. In March, 2012 John resigned from his role as clinical coordinator of a Men & Family Relationships program where he assessed and counselled men with violent histories referred by Probation & Parole (NSW).

He is a highly skilled, experienced and dedicated psychologist, who has worked with individuals and couples on whole range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anger, eating and sleep disorders, stress management, trauma, family and relationship issues, post-separation and parenting.

John integrates a number of evidenced based therapies to facilitate change with his clients. These include, but are not limited to, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); family systems theory, attachment theories and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Sensorimotor psychotherapy is a somatic-centred therapy that focuses on the physiological, emotional and cognitive symptoms of distress and is particularly effective in the treatment of PTSD and developmental trauma.


Genevieve Mangan (AASW) MA

Genevieve Mangan is a qualified social worker with a Masters degree in couple and family therapy from the University of NSW and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). She also has a Diploma of Energy Healing through the Awareness Institute Sydney, NSW. Genevieve has more than twenty five years experience counselling couples and families and thirty years working therapeutically with individuals with a variety of presentations that include, depression, anxiety, anger/stress management, grief, loss and change and addictive behaviours.

She started her long career working in the disability sector before joining Relationships Australia, where she provided therapy to couples, families and individuals with a variety of presentations for more than eighteen years. At Relationships Australia, Genevieve supervised and taught couple and family therapy to students completing their Masters in Couple & Family Therapy and was a Senior Clinical Coordinator of the Family Relationships program for the South East Region.

Genevieve has trained in the following models: Systems Theory, Gottman Method, Imago Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, EMDR, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Energy Healing. She is also influenced by Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

She is passionate about her work and is committed to up-grading her skills and knowledge base to provide her clients with the latest developments in counselling/therapy research. Genevieve provides supervision to novice and experienced practitioners working in the field of couple, family and individual therapy.