Rosemarie Nugent, Counselling Psychologist, is the principal of Manly Pittwater Psychology.  She has been counselling individuals, couples and families for eighteen years. As well as conducting a private practice during this period, Rosemarie has worked within a number of community settings including the Smith Family (as a welfare worker), Family Drug Support (providing phone support to families), and the former Department of Community Services (as a child protection caseworker).

With years of her own life experiences, Rosemarie understands personal challenges as well as the challenges of family life and being a parent. In her practice today, Rosemarie provides psychological services in the following areas :

  • Helping individuals develop strategies to deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and grief & loss
  • Counselling clients who wish to enhance their general wellbeing or who require assistance with adjustment to significant life changes, e.g.  loss of loved one, unemployment or relocation for work
  • Professional advice and support for parents of children and adolescents
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression or low self esteem
  • Relationship counselling for couples

  • Diploma of Professional Counselling – Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Psych – Macquarie University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology – Macquarie University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology – Macquarie University
  • Registered General Psychologist (PSY0001634571) – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


Associate Member – Australian Psychological Society (APS)