meet our team

Eliza Munro

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker 


Suite 2, 39-45 George Street, Rockdale 2216

Direct Focus Solutions
Suite 2/40 Gardeners Road, Kingsford 2032


Rockdale: Tuesdays

Kingsford: by appointment 


Meet Eliza

I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 13 years of post-graduate experience in therapeutic practice and in acute Mental Health, including the emergency setting and long-term mental health rehabilitation. I hold a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work (University of Sydney) and postgraduate qualifications (Masters in Social Work Counselling, University of NSW).  

I have a deep commitment to working collaboratively with people to develop new insights and positive changes in their lives, and my recovery-focused approach draws from a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). My practice is trauma-informed, empowering and person-centered and I work holistically with the person, not just their symptoms or diagnosis. 

I am skilled in assessing and treating people who experience the following issues: 

  • Depression and feelings of dysthymia
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Mood disorders and psychosis
  • Suicidality
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Trauma
  • Relationship problems
  • Family conflict
  • Anger and aggression
  • Low levels of confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Situational stress and adjustment issues
  • Periods of life transition and crisis

I am also very passionate about clinical supervision and am available to provide this to social workers, counsellors, allied health and NGO workers. I believe this is fundamental in supporting the professional development of self. 

My therapeutic approach is flexible, and I treat my clients with unconditional positive regard in developing a trusted and safe therapeutic alliance that values people’s strengths, uncovers their resilience, generates new perspectives and possibilities and connects people to what is meaningful in their lives. I believe that profound personal growth can develop through intense life experiences and challenges, and that magic can be found through the mess. 

I am also a Yoga Teacher with a special interest in mindfulness. I have seen first-hand how this practice can regulate arousal, reduce anxiety and generate new thinking patterns. I draw on my own daily meditation practice to assist my clients to build self-awareness, explore the connection between their body and mind, embrace self-acceptance and develop a deeper, more satisfying quality of life. As Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” 

I have also completed additional training in the following: 

  • Trauma Informed Care (Education Centre Against Violence)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (Dr Marsha Linehan)
  • Bowen Therapy and Family of Origin Coaching (Family Systems Institute)
  • Narrative Therapy (The Dulwich Centre)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Dr Russ Harris)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (Dr Scott Stuart)

Referral Types - incl. psychological support services (PSS)

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Adult Mental Health
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse
General Counselling
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Perinatal Natal Depression
Self Development
Suicide Prevention Scheme
Trauma Recovery