Daniel Troyak smiling with a first behind him

Get to Know Daniel

Daniel brings the experience of a personal and professional commitment to mindfulness and meditation to his counselling and wellbeing practice.

Having attended in-depth Buddhist meditation programmes in Australia, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Taiwan and the USA over several years, Daniel has assimilated transformative techniques for emotional processing, healing and growth using contemplative, reflective, and mindful tools.

Daniel completed professional training in Clinical Pastoral Education (pastoral psychotherapy) and spent five years as a volunteer prison chaplain in NSW Corrections. In 2020, he was appointed Australia’s first full-time Buddhist Chaplain.

His exclusive counselling practice is a full-member of the Buddhist Council of NSW, where Daniel gives freelance consulting in prison chaplaincy and supports prison and hospital chaplains with ongoing training.

With an integrated and accessible approach to wellbeing, in his confidential counselling sessions, Daniel incorporates traditional mindfulness meditation and contemplative skills as a tool that can be used by anyone.

In addition to his professional work, he donates much of his spare time as a mentor, a NSW Disaster Recovery Chaplain, helping in times of crisis and as a community based volunteer, supporting youth, the vulnerable and elderly with social visits in Sydney, Australia.

As someone who has a passion for nature, hiking the outdoors, and environment, Daniel is committed to improving mental health and wellbeing by making Mindfulness-based Therapy available to everyone.