Harry Bechara – Sydney

Harry Bechara – Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Brief Bio

Harry is a Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a true passion for mental health and wellbeing. He draws on a range of therapeutic modalities which he tailors to individual needs. Harry meets clients with a warm and empathic presence and understands every person’s story is unique. He has an interest in trauma-informed psychotherapy that incorporates mind and body, allowing for holistic and effective treatment. His varied experience and commitment to ongoing professional development ensure he is equipped with the skills to meet your unique needs. Prior to becoming a therapist, Harry spent 10 years working in construction. He learned first-hand the difficulties men face in reaching out. He draws on this lived experience for a relatable and down-to-earth therapeutic approach. Since 2015, he has facilitated men’s groups and worked with people of diverse backgrounds. He appreciates the nuances of culture, biography and biology that impact our ways of living. Harry believes that all people have the potential to transform their lives and live authentically. He is passionate about helping clients engage in this process.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Psychology – Macquarie University
  • Master of Counselling & PsychotherapyAustralian College of Applied Psychology

Membership

  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, (PACFA)

Harry’s Story

At 17 years old I hadn’t thought about what to do with the rest of my life. I eventually went on to graduate with a Diploma of Building Studies. Being the only son in a Middle-Eastern family, I felt pressure to live up to generations of builders who came before me. Looking back, I felt out of place but wasn’t emotionally equipped to deal with much at the time. Life was a checklist based on others’ expectations. The harder I worked to fit in, the further I was from contentment.

It wasn’t until I engaged in my own therapy that I was able to explore the origin of my struggles; confronting issues that I avoided most of my life. Through this process, I learned the value of authenticity, self-awareness and human connection. I understand how daunting it can feel to reach out, so I work to ensure clients feel safe, heard and understood. I believe actively exploring our inner world with a skilled therapist can deepen our understanding of ourselves and others. In my experience, this can lead to a more conscious and harmonious existence. I aim to facilitate a space where, together, we can gently confront the things that are holding you back.

I feel extremely fortunate to be working in a profession that I love. I regularly attend workshops/trainings and am fascinated by the developments in the art and science of Psychotherapy. At the same time, I engage in the lifelong journey of personal development, and maintain a high standard of practice through regular clinical supervision. Whether coming to terms with our past, or making sense of the present, I believe in our innate capacity for healing and enduring change.

I look forward to connecting with you and hearing your story.

Harry Bechara