Photo of Jordan Wainer, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Jordan Wainer
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi, I’m a Psychologist with a private practice in Bondi Junction. In my work I have found that people are often exploring how to heal, how to hold overwhelming experience, how to find some relief and understanding in the midst of psychological distress, how to navigate complexity in life and relationship.
Hi, I’m a Psychologist with a private practice in Bondi Junction. In my work I have found that people are often exploring how to heal, how to hold overwhelming experience, how to find some relief and understanding in the midst of psychological distress, how to navigate complexity in life and relationship.
(02) 9100 0296 View (02) 9100 0296
Photo of Elana Jones, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Elana Jones
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
As a registered psychologist, my mission is to support adults of all ages, including young adults, in overcoming life’s challenges. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, parenting issues, or stress, we’ll work together to find a way forward. Beyond symptom reduction, I believe in fostering meaningful living. What brings you joy? What gives life purpose? Let’s explore these questions and create a roadmap toward the life you want to be living.
As a registered psychologist, my mission is to support adults of all ages, including young adults, in overcoming life’s challenges. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, parenting issues, or stress, we’ll work together to find a way forward. Beyond symptom reduction, I believe in fostering meaningful living. What brings you joy? What gives life purpose? Let’s explore these questions and create a roadmap toward the life you want to be living.
(02) 9100 0551 View (02) 9100 0551
Photo of Claudia Beinhoff, Counsellor in 2022, NSW
Claudia Beinhoff
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist specialising in the treatment of emotional distress, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties and impulsive /self-destructive behaviours. I employ a holistic, solutions-based approach integrating dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I am a trauma informed practitioner and this as well as the various modalities allows me to formulate the most appropriate assistance, enabling an individual to find a new valued way of living.
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist specialising in the treatment of emotional distress, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties and impulsive /self-destructive behaviours. I employ a holistic, solutions-based approach integrating dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I am a trauma informed practitioner and this as well as the various modalities allows me to formulate the most appropriate assistance, enabling an individual to find a new valued way of living.
(02) 9100 0802 View (02) 9100 0802
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Carla Ross
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I have seen the great value of therapy and how it can help in creating deep and meaningful change in people's lives. My therapy approach is guided by schema therapy, ACT, and CBT and my priority is in creating a sense of safety and connection within my clients.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I have seen the great value of therapy and how it can help in creating deep and meaningful change in people's lives. My therapy approach is guided by schema therapy, ACT, and CBT and my priority is in creating a sense of safety and connection within my clients.
(02) 9158 6123 View (02) 9158 6123
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Dr Rostik Bershadsky
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Psychoanalysis perceives every person as a unique individual, principally different from others, with own life perspective, personal desires, aspirations, and strengths, as well as weaknesses, fears and concerns. In psychoanalysis there is no ‘one solution’ that fits all. Because every human being is a unique person, his/her solutions in life would be essentially individual and discovered via a journey of self-exploration, reflection, and insight within the process of psychoanalytic treatment.
Psychoanalysis perceives every person as a unique individual, principally different from others, with own life perspective, personal desires, aspirations, and strengths, as well as weaknesses, fears and concerns. In psychoanalysis there is no ‘one solution’ that fits all. Because every human being is a unique person, his/her solutions in life would be essentially individual and discovered via a journey of self-exploration, reflection, and insight within the process of psychoanalytic treatment.
(02) 9100 0343 View (02) 9100 0343
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Michael Booth
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
I offer treatment for clients with chronic pain conditions and those suffering the effects of exposure to traumatic experiences or prolonged stress. The chronic pain conditions I treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain and others. Some chronic pain conditions defy being labelled. Most clients can expect a substantial reduction in their symptoms or to become completely symptom free. I also offer help to those suffering the effects of trauma or prolonged stress including PTSD, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
I offer treatment for clients with chronic pain conditions and those suffering the effects of exposure to traumatic experiences or prolonged stress. The chronic pain conditions I treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain and others. Some chronic pain conditions defy being labelled. Most clients can expect a substantial reduction in their symptoms or to become completely symptom free. I also offer help to those suffering the effects of trauma or prolonged stress including PTSD, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
(02) 9159 6937 View (02) 9159 6937
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Sydney Art Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
I am Katherine Fallows, I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and an Art therapist. I provide art therapy to children, young people, adolescents and adults. I specialise in mobile art therapy where I can provide art therapy at you residence - this is helpful for people with a disability or mental health issues which can other wise be an obstacle for people accessing art therapy. My studio is currently in Bondi Junction above the train station so very accessible from any where in Sydney.
I am Katherine Fallows, I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and an Art therapist. I provide art therapy to children, young people, adolescents and adults. I specialise in mobile art therapy where I can provide art therapy at you residence - this is helpful for people with a disability or mental health issues which can other wise be an obstacle for people accessing art therapy. My studio is currently in Bondi Junction above the train station so very accessible from any where in Sydney.
(02) 9100 0474 View (02) 9100 0474
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Claire Hurwitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(02) 9538 7061 View (02) 9538 7061
Photo of Mathew Ellis, Counsellor in 2022, NSW
Mathew Ellis
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Hi I’m Mathew, Soul Centered Counsellor. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges or are having trouble coping, please know you are not alone. And although you may feel like it, there is nothing wrong with you. We can often feel like we are at the mercy of things that happen in our life but the truth is that we have far more power to be happy than most people realize. I’m here to help you reconnect with your power and regain a sense of control over your life. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” (Eckhart Tolle)
Hi I’m Mathew, Soul Centered Counsellor. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges or are having trouble coping, please know you are not alone. And although you may feel like it, there is nothing wrong with you. We can often feel like we are at the mercy of things that happen in our life but the truth is that we have far more power to be happy than most people realize. I’m here to help you reconnect with your power and regain a sense of control over your life. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” (Eckhart Tolle)
(02) 9100 0277 View (02) 9100 0277
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Whole Self Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
I work with individual adults and couples overcoming challenges stemming from Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. Other focus areas include Family of origin issues, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Repair, Grief and Loss, Relationship and intimacy concerns. Other interests are Meditation, mindfulness and transpersonal health.
I work with individual adults and couples overcoming challenges stemming from Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. Other focus areas include Family of origin issues, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Repair, Grief and Loss, Relationship and intimacy concerns. Other interests are Meditation, mindfulness and transpersonal health.
(02) 9158 6772 View (02) 9158 6772
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Womanscoach
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
I have been passionately working in the field of individual and couples counselling, and mentoring parents of teens for over 26 years. As a certified counselor and life coach, I have the skills and techniques to boost success in all areas of your life, with a specialty in empowering married couples to connect on a deeper level & improve their relationship. I am experienced in multiple spheres, including marriage, parenting, intimacy, relationships, postnatal support and goal setting. I am a member of the ACA and highly recommended in delivering counselling services. I lectures across AU and USA. References available
I have been passionately working in the field of individual and couples counselling, and mentoring parents of teens for over 26 years. As a certified counselor and life coach, I have the skills and techniques to boost success in all areas of your life, with a specialty in empowering married couples to connect on a deeper level & improve their relationship. I am experienced in multiple spheres, including marriage, parenting, intimacy, relationships, postnatal support and goal setting. I am a member of the ACA and highly recommended in delivering counselling services. I lectures across AU and USA. References available
(02) 9100 0928 View (02) 9100 0928
Photo of Rachel Richardson, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
(02) 9100 0360 View (02) 9100 0360
Photo of Gavin Surjadinata, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Gavin Surjadinata
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a clinical psychologist located in Bondi, who believes in the importance of a grounded, calming and soothing space. I believe it is key to faciliating safety and trust in the therapy room.
I am a clinical psychologist located in Bondi, who believes in the importance of a grounded, calming and soothing space. I believe it is key to faciliating safety and trust in the therapy room.
(02) 9100 0866 View (02) 9100 0866
Photo of Dr Marcelo Rodriguez, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Dr Marcelo Rodriguez
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Individuals who are navigating a complex modern world and are experiencing psychological disorders need care. Psychological treatment that is evidence-based and works can make a difference to people’s lives.
Individuals who are navigating a complex modern world and are experiencing psychological disorders need care. Psychological treatment that is evidence-based and works can make a difference to people’s lives.
(02) 9100 0834 View (02) 9100 0834
Photo of Ryan Kaplan, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Ryan Kaplan
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
I am a clinical psychologist who works with adults of all ages, including young adults, to help them overcome the challenges they may be facing, reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and achieve more enjoyment and meaning in life. I work with people who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, challenging circumstances, adjustment to change, relationship issues, work or career-related concerns, issues with self-confidence or self-esteem, or deeper existential issues.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with adults of all ages, including young adults, to help them overcome the challenges they may be facing, reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and achieve more enjoyment and meaning in life. I work with people who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, challenging circumstances, adjustment to change, relationship issues, work or career-related concerns, issues with self-confidence or self-esteem, or deeper existential issues.
(02) 9158 6714 View (02) 9158 6714
Photo of Claire Barkhuizen, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Claire Barkhuizen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022  (Online Only)
Claire Barkhuizen holds a Master of Professional Psychology, and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours II). Claire believes that successful therapy is both an art and a science and aims to provide a collaborative experience built on a trusting therapeutic relationship, empathy, and understanding.
Claire Barkhuizen holds a Master of Professional Psychology, and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours II). Claire believes that successful therapy is both an art and a science and aims to provide a collaborative experience built on a trusting therapeutic relationship, empathy, and understanding.
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Photo of Tammy Rosman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2022, NSW
Tammy Rosman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a gentle and compassionate approach to counselling and therapy services to adults, children, couples and families. I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. I provide a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment that allows clients to feel at ease in the counselling process. I work to address each individual's needs by providing a tailored approach that focuses on personal goals and needs.
I offer a gentle and compassionate approach to counselling and therapy services to adults, children, couples and families. I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. I provide a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment that allows clients to feel at ease in the counselling process. I work to address each individual's needs by providing a tailored approach that focuses on personal goals and needs.
(02) 9100 0772 View (02) 9100 0772
Photo of Dr Hannah Gutmann, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Dr Hannah Gutmann
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I know how heavy and confusing life can be when patterns keep repeating. Using evidence based approaches I want to connect with your unique self to support you to make the changes you want and help you feel more at peace in your life. I focus on supporting people who feel tied down by their past, who want to feel stable in their emotions, and have deeper connections with others. During our sessions I will take the time to understand you as a unique person, and tailor my approach to best meet your needs.
I know how heavy and confusing life can be when patterns keep repeating. Using evidence based approaches I want to connect with your unique self to support you to make the changes you want and help you feel more at peace in your life. I focus on supporting people who feel tied down by their past, who want to feel stable in their emotions, and have deeper connections with others. During our sessions I will take the time to understand you as a unique person, and tailor my approach to best meet your needs.
(02) 8806 0498 View (02) 8806 0498
Photo of Ross Lennox Henderson, Psychotherapist in 2022, NSW
Ross Lennox Henderson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
In today's global world many of us are under immense pressure to stay afloat. Stress affects our work performance and our personal relationships, creating both anxiety and depression which impact our coping mechanisms and can lead to addiction. Some of us have unresolved trauma and shame from the past that still affect our current relationships and some of us are dealing with issues related to loss & grief.I work with clients both short and long term, who are interested in personal and professional development, living life more fully and experiencing deeper connection and intimate relationships, both with themself and with others.
In today's global world many of us are under immense pressure to stay afloat. Stress affects our work performance and our personal relationships, creating both anxiety and depression which impact our coping mechanisms and can lead to addiction. Some of us have unresolved trauma and shame from the past that still affect our current relationships and some of us are dealing with issues related to loss & grief.I work with clients both short and long term, who are interested in personal and professional development, living life more fully and experiencing deeper connection and intimate relationships, both with themself and with others.
0421 067 691 View 0421 067 691
Photo of Matthew Wade, Psychologist in 2022, NSW
Matthew Wade
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022  (Online Only)
Matthew is a clinical psychologist who offers therapy via video call for clients age twelve and up. He takes a compassionate, pragmatic, and evidence-based approach to treatment. Matthew specialises in treatment of anxiety, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and PTSD. He also has extensive experience working with ADHD, depression, anger, grief, insomnia, persistent pain, addiction, and personality disorder. ​
Matthew is a clinical psychologist who offers therapy via video call for clients age twelve and up. He takes a compassionate, pragmatic, and evidence-based approach to treatment. Matthew specialises in treatment of anxiety, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and PTSD. He also has extensive experience working with ADHD, depression, anger, grief, insomnia, persistent pain, addiction, and personality disorder. ​
(02) 9145 9701 View (02) 9145 9701

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2022

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in 2022 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
84% Depression
79% Stress
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD
56% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Medicare Rebates
57% Bupa
56% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2022 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2022?

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.