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Amanda Helen Woolveridge
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach, NSW 2108  (Online Only)
Amanda Woolveridge Counselling helps provide psychological and emotional relationship support for individuals facing difficult problems or couples who are together but feel alone. Amanda Woolveridge Counselling is a private space that welcomes a diverse set of relationships looking for acceptance, guidance and support. Counselling can help you: understand your partner's feelings, resist the urge to criticise your partner, communicate your wants and needs more effectively, learn conflict resolution strategies, heal past wounds and resentment, reduce stress and anxiety, understand how your thoughts and feelings affect relationships.
Amanda Woolveridge Counselling helps provide psychological and emotional relationship support for individuals facing difficult problems or couples who are together but feel alone. Amanda Woolveridge Counselling is a private space that welcomes a diverse set of relationships looking for acceptance, guidance and support. Counselling can help you: understand your partner's feelings, resist the urge to criticise your partner, communicate your wants and needs more effectively, learn conflict resolution strategies, heal past wounds and resentment, reduce stress and anxiety, understand how your thoughts and feelings affect relationships.
(02) 6189 2974 View (02) 6189 2974
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YouBeYou Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Palm Beach, NSW 2108  (Online Only)
I am here to sit and be with you as you get clear on what is important to you, my highest priority is supporting you to be authentically yourself. I believe from this place we can make choices for ourselves that are aligned and in integrity.
I am here to sit and be with you as you get clear on what is important to you, my highest priority is supporting you to be authentically yourself. I believe from this place we can make choices for ourselves that are aligned and in integrity.
(02) 8403 2074 View (02) 8403 2074
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Vanessa Steele
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Beach, NSW 2108
As your counsellor, I work with you to meet the challenges in your life as you experience them. In a safe, caring space you are free to express your feelings, be heard and understood: where you can honestly explore your concerns. Together, we can clarify what kind of life you want to live, recognise your strengths and resources, discover your options, increase your self-awareness, and develop strategies to help you live your life the way you choose. My background in the performing arts has given me an appreciation of the incredible diversity in perspectives and choices we make as individuals, and to truly value the human spirit.
As your counsellor, I work with you to meet the challenges in your life as you experience them. In a safe, caring space you are free to express your feelings, be heard and understood: where you can honestly explore your concerns. Together, we can clarify what kind of life you want to live, recognise your strengths and resources, discover your options, increase your self-awareness, and develop strategies to help you live your life the way you choose. My background in the performing arts has given me an appreciation of the incredible diversity in perspectives and choices we make as individuals, and to truly value the human spirit.
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Photo of Julie Preston Psychology, Psychologist in 2108, NSW
Julie Preston Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Palm Beach, NSW 2108
Julie is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a strong background in substance and process addictions, PTSD and developmental trauma, relationships issues, mood disorders and eating disorders. Julie’s empathic and wholehearted approach creates an environment for clients to feel safe to be able to be vulnerable and explore underlying issues to their presenting problems. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Julie also received training from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and is a qualified Eating Psychology Coach.
Julie is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a strong background in substance and process addictions, PTSD and developmental trauma, relationships issues, mood disorders and eating disorders. Julie’s empathic and wholehearted approach creates an environment for clients to feel safe to be able to be vulnerable and explore underlying issues to their presenting problems. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Julie also received training from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and is a qualified Eating Psychology Coach.
(02) 9909 6171 View (02) 9909 6171
Photo of Jessie Booth, Psychologist in 2108, NSW
Jessie Booth
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Palm Beach, NSW 2108
Jessie’s unwavering belief in the possibility of change and optimal health is contagious and will enable you to make positive and meaningful changes in your life. Successful therapy is about connection, and this is one of Jessie’s particular strengths. Her aim is to make your session comfortable and productive, without over-reliance on worksheets and psychological theory. With her down to earth approach it becomes easy for you to slip into “doing the work”. With warmth and curiosity, Jessie will gently challenge you to face the hard stuff, providing the space you need to begin to heal.
Jessie’s unwavering belief in the possibility of change and optimal health is contagious and will enable you to make positive and meaningful changes in your life. Successful therapy is about connection, and this is one of Jessie’s particular strengths. Her aim is to make your session comfortable and productive, without over-reliance on worksheets and psychological theory. With her down to earth approach it becomes easy for you to slip into “doing the work”. With warmth and curiosity, Jessie will gently challenge you to face the hard stuff, providing the space you need to begin to heal.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2108

< 10

Counsellors in 2108 who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress
60% Addiction
60% Anger Management
60% Substance Use

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% CUA Health

How Counsellors in 2108 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2108?

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.

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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.