Counselling in 2021

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Photo of Kate Evans, Psychologist in 2021, NSW
Kate Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021  (Online Only)
I am mindful of creating a safe, non-judgemental environment as a clinical psychologist who draws upon evidence based therapies to empower my clients to build self-awareness and improve their quality of life. I support clients in processing their emotions, developing a better understanding of who they are and how best to break free from negative life patterns that have exacerbated their psychological challenges. I also have extensive experience in parenting and child behaviour concerns. I work collaboratively with parents to identify and address child behaviour and emotional needs to help your child and manage your own wellbeing.
I am mindful of creating a safe, non-judgemental environment as a clinical psychologist who draws upon evidence based therapies to empower my clients to build self-awareness and improve their quality of life. I support clients in processing their emotions, developing a better understanding of who they are and how best to break free from negative life patterns that have exacerbated their psychological challenges. I also have extensive experience in parenting and child behaviour concerns. I work collaboratively with parents to identify and address child behaviour and emotional needs to help your child and manage your own wellbeing.
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Lesley Bainbridge
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
Waitlist for new clients
I have been a Psychologist for 24 years . I see clients struggling with Depression; Anxiety ; Stress related issues; Emotional eating & eating disorders; , ADHD ; Crisis and Trauma .
I have been a Psychologist for 24 years . I see clients struggling with Depression; Anxiety ; Stress related issues; Emotional eating & eating disorders; , ADHD ; Crisis and Trauma .
(02) 9100 0741 View (02) 9100 0741
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Brittany Crimmins
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
Brittany completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the Australian Catholic University. Through a warm and solution focused approach, Brittany actively works to establish trust and a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients to enable them to freely explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences and work towards their goals.
Brittany completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the Australian Catholic University. Through a warm and solution focused approach, Brittany actively works to establish trust and a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients to enable them to freely explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences and work towards their goals.
(02) 9100 0694 View (02) 9100 0694
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Kassandra Gratwick-Sarll
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
Kass specialises in empowering women to step into their full potential. She works with women who feel stuck, held back, or have a nagging feeling that they’re not good enough. She also enjoys working with individuals who are experiencing mental health concerns such as anxiety, relationship issues, and stress.
Kass specialises in empowering women to step into their full potential. She works with women who feel stuck, held back, or have a nagging feeling that they’re not good enough. She also enjoys working with individuals who are experiencing mental health concerns such as anxiety, relationship issues, and stress.
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Fiona Ziebell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When was the last time you invested in your most valuable asset – YOU? Offering you a safe & supportive space to explore your current experience of life, our session together will enhance your personal awareness, help clarify your values and assist you in aligning your reality with your preferred way of being for a more satisfying and meaningful existence.
When was the last time you invested in your most valuable asset – YOU? Offering you a safe & supportive space to explore your current experience of life, our session together will enhance your personal awareness, help clarify your values and assist you in aligning your reality with your preferred way of being for a more satisfying and meaningful existence.
(02) 9100 0838 View (02) 9100 0838
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Paddington Therapy Works
Psychotherapist, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
We will clarify your direction in life or your situation, applying evidence-based wellbeing strategies, skills and resilience. Together, we will take effective action to achieve your goals - right from session one. It’s not about what you need to do. It’s about who you want to be. For Adults, I offer effective, action-based treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, finding direction and navigating life transitions. For adolescents, I help them overcome anxiety, depression, and social issues, while supporting the development of self-esteem and positive academic strategies.
We will clarify your direction in life or your situation, applying evidence-based wellbeing strategies, skills and resilience. Together, we will take effective action to achieve your goals - right from session one. It’s not about what you need to do. It’s about who you want to be. For Adults, I offer effective, action-based treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, finding direction and navigating life transitions. For adolescents, I help them overcome anxiety, depression, and social issues, while supporting the development of self-esteem and positive academic strategies.
(02) 9100 0300 View (02) 9100 0300
Photo of Jane O’Keeffe, Psychologist in 2021, NSW
Jane O’Keeffe
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
I have a compassionate and holistic approach to my work. I help people look into and connect with themselves and understand where they have come from and where they can go to next. I help people deal with anxiety - it may be from the past, present or due to change. In times of change we can feel uncertain, have self doubt or have old fears arise. I put tools in people's pockets to empower them to make healthy changes.
I have a compassionate and holistic approach to my work. I help people look into and connect with themselves and understand where they have come from and where they can go to next. I help people deal with anxiety - it may be from the past, present or due to change. In times of change we can feel uncertain, have self doubt or have old fears arise. I put tools in people's pockets to empower them to make healthy changes.
(02) 9100 0016 View (02) 9100 0016
Photo of Helena Andrejkova Smith, Counsellor in 2021, NSW
Helena Andrejkova Smith
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
I know it takes a lot of courage to be here. You have made the first step to find a professional who will listen to you and support you. My number one priority is establishing a trusting rapport so we can start exploring difficulties you are facing in your life whether it be relationship problems, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, trauma that is still much alive or other concerns.
I know it takes a lot of courage to be here. You have made the first step to find a professional who will listen to you and support you. My number one priority is establishing a trusting rapport so we can start exploring difficulties you are facing in your life whether it be relationship problems, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, trauma that is still much alive or other concerns.
(02) 8074 1571 View (02) 8074 1571
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Amanda Gordon
Psychologist, Hon FAPS
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
I have worked with individuals and couples for over thirty years, helping them negotiate the struggles of life in this time of quick change, uncertainty and significant social pressure. Relationships are the first victims when people become anxious or challenged in their lives. Yet I believe relationships are the core to good mental health and personal development. These issues are relevant to people of all ages, and not specific to gender, race or religion. The presenting symptom could be grief, anxiety, depression, arguments, irritability or any form of dysfunctional behaviour - the underlying issue has to be addressed.
I have worked with individuals and couples for over thirty years, helping them negotiate the struggles of life in this time of quick change, uncertainty and significant social pressure. Relationships are the first victims when people become anxious or challenged in their lives. Yet I believe relationships are the core to good mental health and personal development. These issues are relevant to people of all ages, and not specific to gender, race or religion. The presenting symptom could be grief, anxiety, depression, arguments, irritability or any form of dysfunctional behaviour - the underlying issue has to be addressed.
(02) 9053 4575 View (02) 9053 4575
Photo of Jennifer Fay Derna Rosen, Psychologist in 2021, NSW
Jennifer Fay Derna Rosen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
When a couple experince periods of conflict, anger, mistrust or a breakdown in communication they will benefit from relationship counselling.Counselling is also helpful when an Individual is struggling with anxiety, depression,difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, struggling with work life balance and low self -esteem.I am able to work with same sex couples as well as heterosexual couples. I believe each client needs a safe environment where they can sit and reflect with a therapist that is able to provide strategies of moving forward in a healthy away .
When a couple experince periods of conflict, anger, mistrust or a breakdown in communication they will benefit from relationship counselling.Counselling is also helpful when an Individual is struggling with anxiety, depression,difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, struggling with work life balance and low self -esteem.I am able to work with same sex couples as well as heterosexual couples. I believe each client needs a safe environment where they can sit and reflect with a therapist that is able to provide strategies of moving forward in a healthy away .
(02) 9053 4616 View (02) 9053 4616
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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
(02) 8069 5406 View (02) 8069 5406
Photo of Bondi Mind Counselling, Counsellor in 2021, NSW
Bondi Mind Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
Sometimes making that first contact for counselling is the hardest part, but once you've made that step, you will realise that you can work at your own pace, and feel safe as you build trust in the relationship with a counsellor. Speaking with someone can help to alleviate the anxiety, and help by giving you tools, strategies, and a place to talk with someone who provides a safe, non-judgemental space. Whether you are going through relationship difficulties, struggling with anxiety, or dealing with the difficulties of living in a different country, I can be there to support you.
Sometimes making that first contact for counselling is the hardest part, but once you've made that step, you will realise that you can work at your own pace, and feel safe as you build trust in the relationship with a counsellor. Speaking with someone can help to alleviate the anxiety, and help by giving you tools, strategies, and a place to talk with someone who provides a safe, non-judgemental space. Whether you are going through relationship difficulties, struggling with anxiety, or dealing with the difficulties of living in a different country, I can be there to support you.
(02) 9100 0628 View (02) 9100 0628
Photo of Catherine Hickson Counselling, Counsellor in 2021, NSW
Catherine Hickson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
Do you want to change something about yourself? This could include changing behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and breath awareness.
Do you want to change something about yourself? This could include changing behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and breath awareness.
0407 940 535 View 0407 940 535
Photo of Christie Wilson, Psychotherapist in 2021, NSW
Christie Wilson
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The climate and ecological crisis can cause a range of mental health issues including, grief, anxiety, trauma, and feelings of anger and despair. However, it can also prompt people to re-evaluate their lives, vision meaningful change, and turn sadness into positive life-affirming action. I acknowledge the legitimacy and complicated nature of the human response to the climate crisis; I don't presume the presence or absence of climate-related distress in my client but understand how relationships to nature, living systems, scientific evidence, and media coverage of climate change can help integrate and resolve psychological stressors.
The climate and ecological crisis can cause a range of mental health issues including, grief, anxiety, trauma, and feelings of anger and despair. However, it can also prompt people to re-evaluate their lives, vision meaningful change, and turn sadness into positive life-affirming action. I acknowledge the legitimacy and complicated nature of the human response to the climate crisis; I don't presume the presence or absence of climate-related distress in my client but understand how relationships to nature, living systems, scientific evidence, and media coverage of climate change can help integrate and resolve psychological stressors.
(02) 8188 4583 View (02) 8188 4583
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Alinda Small
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
Perhaps you are in a less than harmonious relationship, are dealing with high conflict or need to improve communication- you have come to the right place for help. Alinda will work with you to develop and implement strategies to get back on the path that leads to happiness and success. Working to address the issues you are facing and come through on the other side with a new way of thinking and managing. You can confidently take on a new direction in life. By treating her clients as individuals, and recognising the specific and varied needs, she can provide a truly unique treatment plan every time.
Perhaps you are in a less than harmonious relationship, are dealing with high conflict or need to improve communication- you have come to the right place for help. Alinda will work with you to develop and implement strategies to get back on the path that leads to happiness and success. Working to address the issues you are facing and come through on the other side with a new way of thinking and managing. You can confidently take on a new direction in life. By treating her clients as individuals, and recognising the specific and varied needs, she can provide a truly unique treatment plan every time.
(02) 9100 0764 View (02) 9100 0764
Photo of Mary Gilbert, Psychologist in 2021, NSW
Mary Gilbert
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
I am a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping adults navigate various psychological and emotional challenges through increasing personal insight and the capacity for change. I am trained in treating various issues, some of which include anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, communication and emotion-regulation difficulties. I provide a warm and collaborative space where challenges can be safely explored and worked through. I believe that a trusting and authentic relationship is integral to therapeutic progress and I place great emphasis on listening deeply and connecting.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping adults navigate various psychological and emotional challenges through increasing personal insight and the capacity for change. I am trained in treating various issues, some of which include anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, communication and emotion-regulation difficulties. I provide a warm and collaborative space where challenges can be safely explored and worked through. I believe that a trusting and authentic relationship is integral to therapeutic progress and I place great emphasis on listening deeply and connecting.
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Gay Cusack
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
My ideal client is interested in developing self-awareness and learning skills to better manage difficult thoughts and feelings. They are looking for a therapist who they can build a working relationship with, based on genuine respect, support, and compassion, and who draws from the most recent research about what is effective in treatment. They want therapy to be tailored to their unique life experiences and personal strengths and weaknesses. My ideal client is someone who wants therapy to be a collaborative process, where the therapist and client work together to help the client reach their goals.
My ideal client is interested in developing self-awareness and learning skills to better manage difficult thoughts and feelings. They are looking for a therapist who they can build a working relationship with, based on genuine respect, support, and compassion, and who draws from the most recent research about what is effective in treatment. They want therapy to be tailored to their unique life experiences and personal strengths and weaknesses. My ideal client is someone who wants therapy to be a collaborative process, where the therapist and client work together to help the client reach their goals.
(02) 9100 0341 View (02) 9100 0341
Photo of Courtney Karpin, Psychologist in 2021, NSW
Courtney Karpin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
(02) 9100 0237 View (02) 9100 0237
Photo of Valentina Dragicevic, Psychologist in 2021, NSW
Valentina Dragicevic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021  (Online Only)
I know when you pick up the phone for therapy, it's because you're seeking relief from suffering. My mission is clear: I'm here to help you overcome those hurdles causing you distress while guiding you toward reaching your full potential and tackling life's curveballs head-on. We'll dive into the issues that are weighing you down, crafting a solid plan to pave the way for a more fulfilling life. By the time we're done, you'll emerge from therapy not only stronger but empowered and self-aware. Joy, happiness, and an overall sense of well-being will be back on your radar.
I know when you pick up the phone for therapy, it's because you're seeking relief from suffering. My mission is clear: I'm here to help you overcome those hurdles causing you distress while guiding you toward reaching your full potential and tackling life's curveballs head-on. We'll dive into the issues that are weighing you down, crafting a solid plan to pave the way for a more fulfilling life. By the time we're done, you'll emerge from therapy not only stronger but empowered and self-aware. Joy, happiness, and an overall sense of well-being will be back on your radar.
(07) 3132 1936 View (07) 3132 1936
Photo of Sharon Gold, Psychologist in 2021, NSW
Sharon Gold
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
Are you tired of arguing with your partner and feeling misunderstood? Unhappy, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Drinking too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness? If you are sick of feeling isolated, lonely and exhausted by how it is, then Max, my Animal Assistant Therapy dog and I would both love to help you live better in your life.
Are you tired of arguing with your partner and feeling misunderstood? Unhappy, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Drinking too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness? If you are sick of feeling isolated, lonely and exhausted by how it is, then Max, my Animal Assistant Therapy dog and I would both love to help you live better in your life.
(02) 4062 8754 View (02) 4062 8754

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2021

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in 2021 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
80% Self Esteem
62% Coping Skills
60% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Medicare Rebates
56% Bupa
54% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2021 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2021?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.