Covid19 Update: The Healing Practice continues to be open at this time. It is committed to providing all our clients with quality holistic care and the highest standards of hygienic and safe practice. We look forward to seeing you and entrusting us with your care.

About us at The Healing Practice.

When I was a young girl I dreamed of being a ‘famous actress’, and then an air hostess, in order to escape a possibly predictable story of life-scripting and in my own way, I have been all of those things. I joined a fringe drama group and dabbled in acting.  I travelled overseas under my own steam and worked extensively there before returning to Australia and looking forward to a fresh new beginning.

My experiences in hospitality – in both running our own restaurant and managing the running of small hotels,  taught me that an absolute commitment to the client and the finished product is required to ensure that both sets of needs are met. ‘ The customer is always King’ is the old adage that underscores any successful service industry. When you provide a service, you aim to make it the best possible, getting to know your customers to ensure your product is what they want. Happy customer, happy business.

At the Healing Practice, we embody that approach in our holistic healthcare. At the Healing Practice, we aim to take care of our clients and to treat them with respectfulness, with professional and skilled care and a warm responsiveness in our approach. It’s important to engage with our clients and to establish a state of rapport with you. We want to know more about you, in order to be more skillful and empathetic in our services and to continue to provide them with ongoing quality holistic care.  We look forward to seeing you at The Healing Practice.   – Claire


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Claire Cleaver specialises in massage, hypnotherapy and holistic counselling. She sees clients for various needs recognising that high levels of sustained stress can create long-term unwellness. It is important to seek the right treatment at the right time. 

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Health Fund rebates are available depending on your level of cover. Process your HICAPS  claim on the spot and we accept payment by cash, eftpos, credit card and online transfers.

Gift Certificates are also available

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The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Road
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040

Contact The Healing Practice Learn how we can help you or Call Claire on 0438 216 351.

The Healing Practice

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Rd
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040
M: 0438 216 351

Introductory phone call

Before you commit to an appointment, it’s important to do some research and
check the person out by having a conversation with them over the phone first, to see
if they seem right for you. Give us a call to find out how we can help
you and make up your own mind. We offer a 20 minute introductory call for you to outline your concerns and the kind of help that you would like to get. That might be a hard question for you to answer, especially if you have sought other professional help before. The bottom line is, if the help is not making a difference, then you probably need to look elsewhere.

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0438 216 351.

Empathy is to listen with care

There are counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists; and all of them will have different levels of training, skills and approaches in working with people. The most important skill of all, is the therapist’s ability to be empathic. Empathy is to listen with care, attentiveness and attempt to be in your shoes in the telling of your story. When another person sits in the shoes of another, they empathically attune themselves to the suffering of the other, with an openness of heart to understand without judgement or a rush to problem-solve your solutions. This empathic attending helps to develop the right kind of approach that will fit you to be more instrumental in solving your problems, albeit with some help.
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Why see a Therapist?

When a person’s life is not working in the way they want it to, or they don’t know how to fix it and make it better, then it makes sense to see a therapist. Everyone struggles with aspects of their lives some of the time. Most of the time, we all work out how to solve our problems and make life good again. When we can’t, it’s important to look further afield for help that can help us solve our problems.

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0438 216 351.