“Makiko knows how to share her client’s space quietly and sensitively, even while making profound observations about the sandplay scene in front of her.”

“She always responds with great respect and empathy. Together with her perceptiveness, this enables her to guide her client towards gaining self-insight and working out his or her own solutions.”

– Past client

Makiko Nakazawa

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B.SS, Adv. Dip. in Counselling & Family Therapy

Working With Children Check NSW  

Provide counselling (in English and Japanese) for individuals, families, couples and children.

  • Currently practising at Orange, NSW
  • Private practice at North Ryde NSW for 8years
  • Contract with IHMS at Immigration Detention Centres, at Christmas Island (2014) and at Darwin (2015).
  • Worked at Caroline Chisholm Centre (St Vincent de Paul Society) as a Sandplay Therapist
  • Over 25 years experience working with children as an Early childhood Teacher
  • Focus on Child-centred Play Therapy
  • Seminars & workshops

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Counselling for adults and couples

  • For Adults: 1 session 60 min
  • For couples: 1 session 90 min
  • Skype Counselling for adults: 1 session 60 min

Counselling for children

  • 1 session 45 min
  • Working With Children Check Certified in NSW


Parenting Skill consultation

  • Private or small-group consultation



Sarah Pre-school director, Sydney

Makiko has a natural flair when it comes to discussions with parents regarding their child’s behaviour and progress.

Makiko has a fun, loving nature and finds it easy to develop rapport with parents and to discuss issues with them. Makiko also has a good rapport with the children and is always playing with them, which they love. Makiko is very responsive to children’s feelings and needs. She also shows respect for their developing competencies and helps them to foster self-esteem and independence.

Director Japan Affinity Pty Ltd

I’ve worked with Makiko through Japan Affinity Pty Ltd and saw first hand her practical skills and knowledge of cultures and relationships. Since then I’ve been privileged to see her combined expertise and patience when she presented after she became a counsellor . Makiko understands the pressures of modern life, and with her love of children she can guide families and children through tough times.