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Dr. Salena Bhanji
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salena is a warm and compassionate Counselling Psychologist who has a genuine interest in listening to and supporting her clients to heal from their mental health struggles and live more fully as a result. Her main focus is providing evidence-based therapies to those who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, weight management, body image issues, childhood trauma and low self esteem. Salena has undertaken extensive training over 18 years in the NHS, the Monte Nido treatment centres in California and the Butterfly Foundation in Sydney. Salena ensures that every session delivers insight and practical skills to use.
Salena is a warm and compassionate Counselling Psychologist who has a genuine interest in listening to and supporting her clients to heal from their mental health struggles and live more fully as a result. Her main focus is providing evidence-based therapies to those who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, weight management, body image issues, childhood trauma and low self esteem. Salena has undertaken extensive training over 18 years in the NHS, the Monte Nido treatment centres in California and the Butterfly Foundation in Sydney. Salena ensures that every session delivers insight and practical skills to use.
(02) 8503 4157 View (02) 8503 4157
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Esther Young Hee Kim
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
I am deeply interested in and committed to helping people who go through challenging issues such as anxiety and depression, relationship problems, parenting, addiction, trauma and abuse, grief and loss and intercultural issues. I provide a bilingual service (English & Korean) and have a deep understanding of problems many migrants face in a foreign country as a migrant myself.
I am deeply interested in and committed to helping people who go through challenging issues such as anxiety and depression, relationship problems, parenting, addiction, trauma and abuse, grief and loss and intercultural issues. I provide a bilingual service (English & Korean) and have a deep understanding of problems many migrants face in a foreign country as a migrant myself.
(02) 7804 4178 View (02) 7804 4178
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Joyce Ong
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Not accepting new clients
Joyce's clients present with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, life transitions, sexual/gender identity, and self-acceptance. Clients hope to resolve past traumatic experience or adverse childhood experiences to overcome their inner critic to achieve a life of vitality. Joyce's working philosophy is “embracing humanity from within”, which means she sees her role as a helping hand in her client’s journey to resolve their suffering with respect and dignity.
Joyce's clients present with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, life transitions, sexual/gender identity, and self-acceptance. Clients hope to resolve past traumatic experience or adverse childhood experiences to overcome their inner critic to achieve a life of vitality. Joyce's working philosophy is “embracing humanity from within”, which means she sees her role as a helping hand in her client’s journey to resolve their suffering with respect and dignity.
(02) 8503 9961 View (02) 8503 9961
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Kav Ambadath
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
You may be here because you are facing life challenges that are possibly impacting your mental and physical well-being. You are not sure where to turn to next nor how to navigate through your experiences. I am here to provide you a safe and confidential space for exploration and growth.
You may be here because you are facing life challenges that are possibly impacting your mental and physical well-being. You are not sure where to turn to next nor how to navigate through your experiences. I am here to provide you a safe and confidential space for exploration and growth.
(02) 7804 4269 View (02) 7804 4269
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Brenda Felix
Counsellor, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brenda enjoys working with adults, young people and families in different settings. Her lived experience in supporting people with mental health issues and physical disabilities has contributed to her empathic, non-judgmental and respectful aptitudes. Her passion is to empower and give hope to people who are facing their unique stressful life events, such as life transition, relationship issues, developmental injuries, parenting, grief and loss, abuse, trauma and anxiety.
Brenda enjoys working with adults, young people and families in different settings. Her lived experience in supporting people with mental health issues and physical disabilities has contributed to her empathic, non-judgmental and respectful aptitudes. Her passion is to empower and give hope to people who are facing their unique stressful life events, such as life transition, relationship issues, developmental injuries, parenting, grief and loss, abuse, trauma and anxiety.
(02) 7804 4765 View (02) 7804 4765
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Peter Samii
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(02) 7804 4604 View (02) 7804 4604
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Jasmine Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Ryde, NSW 2113
I enjoy connecting with and understanding each client as a unique individual who deserves a supportive space for exploration and reflection. I am skilled at assisting my clients to explore issues and challenges which interfere with their desired level of wellbeing and personal growth. I help my clients to make sense of their experiences and develop better ways of living and coping through a balance of acceptance and change.
I enjoy connecting with and understanding each client as a unique individual who deserves a supportive space for exploration and reflection. I am skilled at assisting my clients to explore issues and challenges which interfere with their desired level of wellbeing and personal growth. I help my clients to make sense of their experiences and develop better ways of living and coping through a balance of acceptance and change.
(02) 8503 4419 View (02) 8503 4419
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Your millennial therapist - Eunice Cheung
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck with your ingrained cultural values? Do you find it difficult to speak up for yourself? Do you wish you had the confidence to communicate better? Do you want to improve your relationship with your Asian Parents? "Action breeds confidence". Don't get caught up on overplanning, life rewards those who take action. If you want someone to push you to be your best and isn't afraid to call you out with humor, then I'm sure we will be a great fit. Click on my website to learn more.
Do you feel stuck with your ingrained cultural values? Do you find it difficult to speak up for yourself? Do you wish you had the confidence to communicate better? Do you want to improve your relationship with your Asian Parents? "Action breeds confidence". Don't get caught up on overplanning, life rewards those who take action. If you want someone to push you to be your best and isn't afraid to call you out with humor, then I'm sure we will be a great fit. Click on my website to learn more.
(02) 7804 4796 View (02) 7804 4796
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Delaney Chow
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Delaney has had experience working with a diverse group of clients from adolescents, adults and couples, in empowering and supporting clients through the issues of trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and life transitions. Delaney values being able to listen to your story and understand what makes you 'you', to help you become more resilient and be equipped to navigate life's different challenges well. Having been born in Australia to immigrant parents, Delaney understands the benefits and challenges of cultural diversity experienced by the next generation.
Delaney has had experience working with a diverse group of clients from adolescents, adults and couples, in empowering and supporting clients through the issues of trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and life transitions. Delaney values being able to listen to your story and understand what makes you 'you', to help you become more resilient and be equipped to navigate life's different challenges well. Having been born in Australia to immigrant parents, Delaney understands the benefits and challenges of cultural diversity experienced by the next generation.
(02) 9159 6043 View (02) 9159 6043
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Enette Clarette
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
I help people work through trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am passionate about facilitating a safe place where clients can be free to explore their issues, gain strength and discover hope.
I help people work through trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am passionate about facilitating a safe place where clients can be free to explore their issues, gain strength and discover hope.
(02) 7804 4936 View (02) 7804 4936
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Phoebe Ng
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
Phoebe is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is also the founder of My TheraSpace, an online counselling practice. She is highly trained in person centered therapy and aims to provide a safe space for her clients to share their stories in the therapy room. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of: trauma, anxiety, mood disorders and relationship issues. She is warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental in her work with her clients.
Phoebe is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is also the founder of My TheraSpace, an online counselling practice. She is highly trained in person centered therapy and aims to provide a safe space for her clients to share their stories in the therapy room. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of: trauma, anxiety, mood disorders and relationship issues. She is warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental in her work with her clients.
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Alison Turner
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
Alison provides a thoughtful, respectful and caring environment for personal growth, change and well being. Alison’s approach to therapy is based on providing treatment that is tailored to the particular needs, circumstances and personality of her clients. Alison Turner PhD is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, she has many years of experience in private practice where she sees individuals, couples, families and children.
Alison provides a thoughtful, respectful and caring environment for personal growth, change and well being. Alison’s approach to therapy is based on providing treatment that is tailored to the particular needs, circumstances and personality of her clients. Alison Turner PhD is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, she has many years of experience in private practice where she sees individuals, couples, families and children.
(02) 8074 1784 View (02) 8074 1784
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Katherine Gambell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for someone to process life's issues with? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, abuse, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other issues that you keep you stuck. Are you looking for someone who will walk with you on the journey and seek to really understand you? Maybe you are looking for some deeper understanding of what is going on, some goals to aim for, or some tools to help you along the way? Maybe you just need someone to listen?
Are you looking for someone to process life's issues with? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, abuse, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other issues that you keep you stuck. Are you looking for someone who will walk with you on the journey and seek to really understand you? Maybe you are looking for some deeper understanding of what is going on, some goals to aim for, or some tools to help you along the way? Maybe you just need someone to listen?
(02) 8294 9321 View (02) 8294 9321
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Susanne Verdal-Austin
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
My counselling draws on my belief that each client's treatment needs to be individualized to his or her unique history and life story, culture, values, strengths and needs. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non - judgmental environment in which the client will be treated with respect and confidentiality. It is here that the client is supported in finding their value, healing and strength in resolving their struggles and pain. My sincere wish is for my clients to leave the counselling process changed and equipped with new skills to approach their future with confidence and resilience.
My counselling draws on my belief that each client's treatment needs to be individualized to his or her unique history and life story, culture, values, strengths and needs. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non - judgmental environment in which the client will be treated with respect and confidentiality. It is here that the client is supported in finding their value, healing and strength in resolving their struggles and pain. My sincere wish is for my clients to leave the counselling process changed and equipped with new skills to approach their future with confidence and resilience.
(02) 7804 4069 View (02) 7804 4069
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Giosela T Jap
Counsellor, MA, CCAA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples across all age group and diverse cultural background. I support my client work through grief and loss, conflicts and chaos towards finding hope, having peace and joy within amidst difficult life circumstances.
I work with individuals and couples across all age group and diverse cultural background. I support my client work through grief and loss, conflicts and chaos towards finding hope, having peace and joy within amidst difficult life circumstances.
(02) 7804 4265 View (02) 7804 4265
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The Counselling Collective
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Providing a safe place to share, discuss and work through those times where daily life feels difficult, coping with the day to day tasks becomes overwhelming, school, family, relationship issues become too much; bullying, peer pressure, friendship groups, sexting, screen time/gaming issues take over; questions around identity, transitions/transitioning through school, university, work has a sense of hopelessness and helplessness; family life family relationships, managing young children, teenagers, adolescents, young adults, and parenting in general simply becomes too much.
Providing a safe place to share, discuss and work through those times where daily life feels difficult, coping with the day to day tasks becomes overwhelming, school, family, relationship issues become too much; bullying, peer pressure, friendship groups, sexting, screen time/gaming issues take over; questions around identity, transitions/transitioning through school, university, work has a sense of hopelessness and helplessness; family life family relationships, managing young children, teenagers, adolescents, young adults, and parenting in general simply becomes too much.
(02) 7804 4067 View (02) 7804 4067
Photo of Liz Crocombe, MC, PACFA, Counsellor
Liz Crocombe
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
(02) 4307 5760 View (02) 4307 5760
Photo of Grace Foo, MC, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Grace Foo
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you in constant conflict with your partner? Do you find yourself disconnecting from each other over time? Relationship issues like conflicts are an integral part of a relationship. However, there is a good chance that the toxicity in the relationship has deeply wounded both. The needs of each other are ignored and arguments become less on the important issues as both are too emotionally detached to care anymore.
Are you in constant conflict with your partner? Do you find yourself disconnecting from each other over time? Relationship issues like conflicts are an integral part of a relationship. However, there is a good chance that the toxicity in the relationship has deeply wounded both. The needs of each other are ignored and arguments become less on the important issues as both are too emotionally detached to care anymore.
(02) 9538 7874 View (02) 9538 7874
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Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
(02) 8403 1535 View (02) 8403 1535
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Jessica Koch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Jess provides a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for each individual to explore their current challenges and gain insight into the background, maintenance and effect of these challenges. Jess holds the power of the client-therapist relationship in high regard and collaborates with her clients to reach their individual treatment goals and guide them towards living their best lives. Working from a holistic, strengths-based approach, Jess encourages each individual to utilise their strengths, build resilience and acquire practical skills to manage emotions, thoughts and actions.
Jess provides a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for each individual to explore their current challenges and gain insight into the background, maintenance and effect of these challenges. Jess holds the power of the client-therapist relationship in high regard and collaborates with her clients to reach their individual treatment goals and guide them towards living their best lives. Working from a holistic, strengths-based approach, Jess encourages each individual to utilise their strengths, build resilience and acquire practical skills to manage emotions, thoughts and actions.
(02) 9812 3880 View (02) 9812 3880

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2113

50+

Average cost per session

$177

Counsellors in 2113 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
89% Stress
83% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Bupa
54% Medibank Private
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 2113 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2113?

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.