Counselling in 2023

Photo of Amanda Gordon, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Amanda Gordon
Psychologist, Hon FAPS
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
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
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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
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 Vanessa Kredler, Psychotherapist in 2023, NSW
Vanessa Kredler
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023  (Online Only)
We will work together on what is most important to you. Many clients are embarking on their recovery journey and are seeking relief from very acute addictive behaviours. Others are seeking longer-term psychotherapy to heal the wounds underlying those addictions. Others still, are seeking just a few sessions for specific challenges, such as a relationship break-up, bouts of anxiety or depression, or because they feel stuck in some way. And often, people don’t really know what they want and need yet, and that’s ok too. Whatever you bring, you are welcome here. Please have a look at my website for food addiction recovery group work.
We will work together on what is most important to you. Many clients are embarking on their recovery journey and are seeking relief from very acute addictive behaviours. Others are seeking longer-term psychotherapy to heal the wounds underlying those addictions. Others still, are seeking just a few sessions for specific challenges, such as a relationship break-up, bouts of anxiety or depression, or because they feel stuck in some way. And often, people don’t really know what they want and need yet, and that’s ok too. Whatever you bring, you are welcome here. Please have a look at my website for food addiction recovery group work.
(02) 9158 6679 View (02) 9158 6679
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Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
(02) 9100 0795 View (02) 9100 0795
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Womanscoach
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
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 Courtney Karpin, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Courtney Karpin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
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
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Chloe Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
I work with children, adolescents and adults. I use a warm and empathic approach to establish strong rapport with my clients while providing a non-judgemental and secure space. I work with: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional regulation, Suicide intervention and prevention, Self-harm, Child behavioural difficulties, Grief and loss, Self-esteem, Stress management, School issues and Interpersonal difficulties.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. I use a warm and empathic approach to establish strong rapport with my clients while providing a non-judgemental and secure space. I work with: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional regulation, Suicide intervention and prevention, Self-harm, Child behavioural difficulties, Grief and loss, Self-esteem, Stress management, School issues and Interpersonal difficulties.
(02) 9158 6376 View (02) 9158 6376
Photo of McKinnon Psychology, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
McKinnon Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
Are you troubled by vivid flashbacks or memories of a trauma? Having nightmares? Continuously reminded of trauma by things in the environment? Angry? On edge? Constantly on the lookout for bad things to happen? Are you regularly avoiding everyday things due to fear and worry? On high alert for danger? Feeling overwhelmed by activities or situations? Feeling stuck about how to move forward? Not living the life you want to lead?
Are you troubled by vivid flashbacks or memories of a trauma? Having nightmares? Continuously reminded of trauma by things in the environment? Angry? On edge? Constantly on the lookout for bad things to happen? Are you regularly avoiding everyday things due to fear and worry? On high alert for danger? Feeling overwhelmed by activities or situations? Feeling stuck about how to move forward? Not living the life you want to lead?
(02) 9066 3070 View (02) 9066 3070
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Stacey McCraw
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use. Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use. Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
(02) 9331 7546 View (02) 9331 7546
Photo of Paul Rich, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Paul Rich
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
I provide services to children, adolescents, parents and adults. I have a warm and empathetic approach. I am conscious of the various challenges young people and adults experience and I aim to create a safe and collaborative space for you to feel empowered.
I provide services to children, adolescents, parents and adults. I have a warm and empathetic approach. I am conscious of the various challenges young people and adults experience and I aim to create a safe and collaborative space for you to feel empowered.
(02) 9100 0630 View (02) 9100 0630
Photo of Giulia Fiore, Counsellor in 2023, NSW
Giulia Fiore
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
If we are left alone with our problems, we can get into a downward spiral. Sharing your concerns with me or with another professional will help you to assess and address them. You can go further in life by unloading some of the emotional weight you have been carrying for so long. Let me help you improve your life.
If we are left alone with our problems, we can get into a downward spiral. Sharing your concerns with me or with another professional will help you to assess and address them. You can go further in life by unloading some of the emotional weight you have been carrying for so long. Let me help you improve your life.
(02) 8074 5248 View (02) 8074 5248
Photo of Alia Proietto, Counsellor in 2023, NSW
Alia Proietto
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
I offer a safe and inclusive space specialising in Couples Therapy and individuals to live with fulfilment, connection & purpose. With kindness and compassion, using evidence based therapies, integrated in a holistic way, I help you navigate through life's challenges and goals. Providing evidence based ways understanding and working with what shows up in life. Understanding conflict, fear, vulnerability and how to lean in and grow in a healthy, authentic way from these in our selves and our relationships. Creating lasting connection, purpose and fulfilment.
I offer a safe and inclusive space specialising in Couples Therapy and individuals to live with fulfilment, connection & purpose. With kindness and compassion, using evidence based therapies, integrated in a holistic way, I help you navigate through life's challenges and goals. Providing evidence based ways understanding and working with what shows up in life. Understanding conflict, fear, vulnerability and how to lean in and grow in a healthy, authentic way from these in our selves and our relationships. Creating lasting connection, purpose and fulfilment.
(02) 9100 0291 View (02) 9100 0291
Photo of Ryan Kaplan, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Ryan Kaplan
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
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 Dr Hannah Gutmann, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Dr Hannah Gutmann
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
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 Stefan Durlach, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Stefan Durlach
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
Life has its challenges at times, and there can be a great need to talk about some issues. We may feel uncomfortable talking to family and friends about things like grief we still experience following the death of a significant person many years ago, or abuse we’ve suffered in our childhoods. We may have grown up in a volatile and stressful family environment with unsupportive or even punitive parents, and the prospect of expecting or having a baby ourselves is making us feel anxious or depressed. We may have been struggling with weight issues or sleep problems for too many years, or are haunted by disturbing dreams.
Life has its challenges at times, and there can be a great need to talk about some issues. We may feel uncomfortable talking to family and friends about things like grief we still experience following the death of a significant person many years ago, or abuse we’ve suffered in our childhoods. We may have grown up in a volatile and stressful family environment with unsupportive or even punitive parents, and the prospect of expecting or having a baby ourselves is making us feel anxious or depressed. We may have been struggling with weight issues or sleep problems for too many years, or are haunted by disturbing dreams.
(02) 9158 6693 View (02) 9158 6693
Photo of Teresa Mars, Counsellor in 2023, NSW
Teresa Mars
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
My ideal client is curious, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to explore and learn about themselves in collaboration with me. The therapeutic experience arising from the counselling relationship can be immeasurable and everlasting. The journey is a shared experience where two minds work together to remind you of your strengths. As your therapist, it is my privilege to work with you towards addressing issues which are causing problems, finding tools and solutions to help with the aim of you feeling empowered to manage and move forward independently. I want my clients to feel that they have a solid ability to cope with life.
My ideal client is curious, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to explore and learn about themselves in collaboration with me. The therapeutic experience arising from the counselling relationship can be immeasurable and everlasting. The journey is a shared experience where two minds work together to remind you of your strengths. As your therapist, it is my privilege to work with you towards addressing issues which are causing problems, finding tools and solutions to help with the aim of you feeling empowered to manage and move forward independently. I want my clients to feel that they have a solid ability to cope with life.
(02) 9100 0470 View (02) 9100 0470
Photo of Wilfred Lax, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Wilfred Lax
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
I have been a Clinical Psychologist for many years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families who present with a variety of needs. I have trained in Hypnotherapy worked with clients with complex trauma, and across the lifespan. I don't believe that any one is 'broken' but do believe that everyone can be fixed. Optimism and humour are central to my practice as are warmth and empathy. Courage is important both for you and me.
I have been a Clinical Psychologist for many years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families who present with a variety of needs. I have trained in Hypnotherapy worked with clients with complex trauma, and across the lifespan. I don't believe that any one is 'broken' but do believe that everyone can be fixed. Optimism and humour are central to my practice as are warmth and empathy. Courage is important both for you and me.
(02) 9100 0797 View (02) 9100 0797
Photo of Safari Lee, Counsellor in 2023, NSW
Safari Lee
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023  (Online Only)
Do you need some calm in the middle of what you are facing? It can be really helpful to talk about ways to cope, manage symptoms, and ways to get life back in balance. Whether it's a recent family, work, health or life issue, or this has been going on for a long time, we can aim to make sense of what is happening. We can look at obstacles and plan a way forward.
Do you need some calm in the middle of what you are facing? It can be really helpful to talk about ways to cope, manage symptoms, and ways to get life back in balance. Whether it's a recent family, work, health or life issue, or this has been going on for a long time, we can aim to make sense of what is happening. We can look at obstacles and plan a way forward.
(02) 9100 0930 View (02) 9100 0930
Photo of Dr Jeff Rogers, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Dr Jeff Rogers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
(02) 9100 0958 View (02) 9100 0958
Photo of Danielle Maloney, Psychologist in 2023, NSW
Danielle Maloney
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
Danielle is an enthusiastic and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds across a variety of mental health concerns. Her approach is patient-centered where treatment is based on an individualised plan employing an adjusted and empirically-valid application of psychology. She aims to work with her clients to reduce life suffering, cultivate resilience and coping and move towards psychological wellbeing.
Danielle is an enthusiastic and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds across a variety of mental health concerns. Her approach is patient-centered where treatment is based on an individualised plan employing an adjusted and empirically-valid application of psychology. She aims to work with her clients to reduce life suffering, cultivate resilience and coping and move towards psychological wellbeing.
(02) 9100 0976 View (02) 9100 0976

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2023

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in 2023 who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
84% Stress
81% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Medicare Rebates
58% Medibank Private
53% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2023 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2023?

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.