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Lauren Finemore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097  (Online Only)
Lauren is a highly sought after counsellor and clinical supervisor with significant experience in supporting individuals, families and communities in their recovery from life's impacts and challenges. With over a decade supporting recovery from trauma, vicarious trauma and other setbacks, Lauren is a firm believer in the capacity of us all to overcome life's difficulties. Drawing from her own life experiences as a social worker and ceramic artist, Lauren works to ensure that emotional wellbeing and play are actively encouraged during session.
Lauren is a highly sought after counsellor and clinical supervisor with significant experience in supporting individuals, families and communities in their recovery from life's impacts and challenges. With over a decade supporting recovery from trauma, vicarious trauma and other setbacks, Lauren is a firm believer in the capacity of us all to overcome life's difficulties. Drawing from her own life experiences as a social worker and ceramic artist, Lauren works to ensure that emotional wellbeing and play are actively encouraged during session.
(02) 8403 1965 View (02) 8403 1965
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HERE4U Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I help people from all walks of life to live life as best versions of themselves. That means addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing the inner child, practising effective communication skills, changing careers and more. As a culturally and linguistically diverse therapist, I have a unique understanding of the challenges and difficulties many families face in Australia, I am here to help, guide and support. For your convenience I offer flexible hours (including evening and weekends) over video or phone.
I help people from all walks of life to live life as best versions of themselves. That means addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing the inner child, practising effective communication skills, changing careers and more. As a culturally and linguistically diverse therapist, I have a unique understanding of the challenges and difficulties many families face in Australia, I am here to help, guide and support. For your convenience I offer flexible hours (including evening and weekends) over video or phone.
(02) 8403 1338 View (02) 8403 1338
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Christina Comely
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collaroy, NSW 2097
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
(02) 9158 6630 View (02) 9158 6630
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M2M Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Clare. I focus on helping clients experiencing anxiety, stress, addiction, grief, feelings of low self-worth and depression. I practice within a DBT framework, using a person centred approach. I can help clients re-frame their emotional experiences working with Emotion Focused Individual Therapy, motivational interviewing, and CBT. Focusing on being present, communicating effectively and regulating emotions, clients are able to make informed choices about their emotions, actions, and behaviours. This leads to increased motivation, positive self-worth, and improved relationships with self and others.
Hi I'm Clare. I focus on helping clients experiencing anxiety, stress, addiction, grief, feelings of low self-worth and depression. I practice within a DBT framework, using a person centred approach. I can help clients re-frame their emotional experiences working with Emotion Focused Individual Therapy, motivational interviewing, and CBT. Focusing on being present, communicating effectively and regulating emotions, clients are able to make informed choices about their emotions, actions, and behaviours. This leads to increased motivation, positive self-worth, and improved relationships with self and others.
(02) 9909 6174 View (02) 9909 6174
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Emma Mansell
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a therapist who works with adults on their mental health. My areas of specialist experience are trauma, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss and addiction. I provide a person centred approach to therapy, which looks at individuals as a whole person. My method is narrative therapy which looks at your story and the patterns of behaviour the story. My style is relaxed and gentle to help guide you through whatever brings you to therapy.
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a therapist who works with adults on their mental health. My areas of specialist experience are trauma, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss and addiction. I provide a person centred approach to therapy, which looks at individuals as a whole person. My method is narrative therapy which looks at your story and the patterns of behaviour the story. My style is relaxed and gentle to help guide you through whatever brings you to therapy.
(02) 8403 2271 View (02) 8403 2271
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Brett Mark Acworth
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
Change is inevitable so the saying goes. Changes in our relationships are changes we often feel deeply: with our partner; in our family; with our children as they grow; with our parents as they get older; in our workplace; with friends. We can also experience change in ourselves: the place we live; our health; our life goals. Mostly we have the capacity and resilience to thrive through change. But sometimes we experience frustration, hurt, pain, anger, sadness, despair. Sometimes we can feel stuck. It may be working with a counsellor like me will help better understand the experience and rediscover your resilience.
Change is inevitable so the saying goes. Changes in our relationships are changes we often feel deeply: with our partner; in our family; with our children as they grow; with our parents as they get older; in our workplace; with friends. We can also experience change in ourselves: the place we live; our health; our life goals. Mostly we have the capacity and resilience to thrive through change. But sometimes we experience frustration, hurt, pain, anger, sadness, despair. Sometimes we can feel stuck. It may be working with a counsellor like me will help better understand the experience and rediscover your resilience.
(02) 8403 0803 View (02) 8403 0803
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Sally Carlisle
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
I am a compassionate, relatable and non judgemental therapist. I love the process of helping people to understand and overcome the complexities and challenges they face in their daily lives. I have over 30 years experience working as a mental health practitioner and psychotherapist, and 10 years experience as a meditation teacher, mindfulness practitioner and practising buddhist. I understand that every person is unique and requires a personalised approach to healing. Whatever changes or problems you are navigating, my priority is to create a warm and open space for you to share and work through your experiences.
I am a compassionate, relatable and non judgemental therapist. I love the process of helping people to understand and overcome the complexities and challenges they face in their daily lives. I have over 30 years experience working as a mental health practitioner and psychotherapist, and 10 years experience as a meditation teacher, mindfulness practitioner and practising buddhist. I understand that every person is unique and requires a personalised approach to healing. Whatever changes or problems you are navigating, my priority is to create a warm and open space for you to share and work through your experiences.
(02) 8203 8733 View (02) 8203 8733
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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
(02) 9158 6576 View (02) 9158 6576
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Sarah Beetham Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
You may show up to counselling immobilised & stuck, unable to move beyond entrenched unhealthy relational patterns or addictions deeply impacting your emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The repetition of these unsatisfactory behaviours, thoughts and feelings is what leads most clients through my door. MY TASK as your counsellor is to provide an environment that disrupts your current level of functioning & move you towards change and renewed progression. I observe your Discrepancies, Mixed Messages and Inner Conflicts within your Narrative and Behaviours, regarding the most personal dimensions of your LIFE Challenges.
You may show up to counselling immobilised & stuck, unable to move beyond entrenched unhealthy relational patterns or addictions deeply impacting your emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The repetition of these unsatisfactory behaviours, thoughts and feelings is what leads most clients through my door. MY TASK as your counsellor is to provide an environment that disrupts your current level of functioning & move you towards change and renewed progression. I observe your Discrepancies, Mixed Messages and Inner Conflicts within your Narrative and Behaviours, regarding the most personal dimensions of your LIFE Challenges.
(02) 8074 3973 View (02) 8074 3973
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Beaches Brain Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Clinic located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales. We specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and diagnostic evaluations for common neuodevelopmental and neurological disorders.
Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Clinic located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales. We specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and diagnostic evaluations for common neuodevelopmental and neurological disorders.
(02) 9909 6138 View (02) 9909 6138
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Alison Glass - EMDR & Trauma Treatment
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with older adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with older adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
(02) 8806 0772 View (02) 8806 0772
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Brendan McNicholas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
(02) 8403 1919 View (02) 8403 1919
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Hannah Myall
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
Waitlist for new clients
Hannah specialises in working with individuals of all ages with Eating Disorders to achieve full recovery. This includes Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Orthorexia, disordered eating, body image concerns and related issues. Hannah also offers support and guidance to parents, carers and families of those struggling with an eating disorder. Hannah, who has also recovered from an eating disorder believes that full recovery is possible with the right support and guidance to help you feel like you are not alone in your struggles.
Hannah specialises in working with individuals of all ages with Eating Disorders to achieve full recovery. This includes Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Orthorexia, disordered eating, body image concerns and related issues. Hannah also offers support and guidance to parents, carers and families of those struggling with an eating disorder. Hannah, who has also recovered from an eating disorder believes that full recovery is possible with the right support and guidance to help you feel like you are not alone in your struggles.
(02) 9100 0047 View (02) 9100 0047
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Jo Roome
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
I am a clinical psychologist who works on the northern beaches. I strive to improve the quality of life & well-being of the people I work with, using a compassionate, empathic & non-judgmental lens. My aim is to provide the most appropriate therapy in a collaborative way. Are you seeking support to live the best possible life you can?
I am a clinical psychologist who works on the northern beaches. I strive to improve the quality of life & well-being of the people I work with, using a compassionate, empathic & non-judgmental lens. My aim is to provide the most appropriate therapy in a collaborative way. Are you seeking support to live the best possible life you can?
(02) 8403 0906 View (02) 8403 0906
Photo of Jane Macnaught, Counsellor in 2097, NSW
Jane Macnaught
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
Overwhelmed. Stressed. Anxious. Exhausted. Overcome with grief. Feeling low in self esteem. Struggling. In pain & suffering. Lack of direction. Distressed. Panic. Numb. Disconnected. If you relate to any or many of these feelings then I may be able to help you move through these states to feeling more connected, empowered, happier, and energised to live a more wholehearted life.
Overwhelmed. Stressed. Anxious. Exhausted. Overcome with grief. Feeling low in self esteem. Struggling. In pain & suffering. Lack of direction. Distressed. Panic. Numb. Disconnected. If you relate to any or many of these feelings then I may be able to help you move through these states to feeling more connected, empowered, happier, and energised to live a more wholehearted life.
(02) 9158 6747 View (02) 9158 6747

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2097

10+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in 2097 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
67% Stress
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Bupa
63% Medicare Rebates
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2097 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
13% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2097?

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.