Counselling in 2146

Photo of Carolin Skipka - Counselling for Women, Counsellor in 2146, NSW
Carolin Skipka - Counselling for Women
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Toongabbie, NSW 2146
Challenging childhood experiences, trauma and life's challenges often get in the way of our ability to live life fully. In my work as a therapist I deeply care about supporting you on your journey to reconnect with the inner wisdom that lives inside you and that guides you on your unique path towards healing. I am passionate about supporting you to recover and to continue on your path. If you'd like more information please have a look at my website or contact me for a free 15 minute chat.
Challenging childhood experiences, trauma and life's challenges often get in the way of our ability to live life fully. In my work as a therapist I deeply care about supporting you on your journey to reconnect with the inner wisdom that lives inside you and that guides you on your unique path towards healing. I am passionate about supporting you to recover and to continue on your path. If you'd like more information please have a look at my website or contact me for a free 15 minute chat.
0423 184 809 View 0423 184 809
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Aimee McCarthy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toongabbie, NSW 2146
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Aimee and I am passionate about delivering psychological services to adolescents and young adults. I believe that it is never too soon (or late!) to learn new skills to support our mental wellbeing. I offer counselling and assessment (e.g., WISC, WIAT, ADOS, Conners) services. I am available to accept assessment and supervision enquiries. I am currently at-capacity for therapy clients and I am not accepting new counselling referrals (GPMHCP/NDIS). This supports me in providing effective care to my existing clients. Thank you for your understanding.
Hi, I'm Aimee and I am passionate about delivering psychological services to adolescents and young adults. I believe that it is never too soon (or late!) to learn new skills to support our mental wellbeing. I offer counselling and assessment (e.g., WISC, WIAT, ADOS, Conners) services. I am available to accept assessment and supervision enquiries. I am currently at-capacity for therapy clients and I am not accepting new counselling referrals (GPMHCP/NDIS). This supports me in providing effective care to my existing clients. Thank you for your understanding.
(02) 9158 6531 View (02) 9158 6531
Photo of Anna Costello, Psychotherapist in 2146, NSW
Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Toongabbie, NSW 2146
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist with a strong passion for dismantling mental health stigma. I offer children young people and their families a safe space to talk about their issues. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as a check-up with your doctor or going to the gym. I work with all people. I've gained clinical experience at Headspace and I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum. I employ a strength-based perspective and look at the resources people already have.
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist with a strong passion for dismantling mental health stigma. I offer children young people and their families a safe space to talk about their issues. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as a check-up with your doctor or going to the gym. I work with all people. I've gained clinical experience at Headspace and I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum. I employ a strength-based perspective and look at the resources people already have.
(07) 4520 2366 View (07) 4520 2366
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Denise Warner
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Toongabbie, NSW 2146  (Online Only)
I am a counsellor, coach and trainer based in Sydney, Australia. I have 19 years of clinical experience assisting families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children. I am Lead Trainer for Relationships Australia Professional Training (RAPT) and train for ACAP and Uniting. Why should you choose to see me? I find the most satisfying part of my work has been watching people understand their underlying issues and grow to understand how to care for themselves and to make deeper connections with their partners and families.
I am a counsellor, coach and trainer based in Sydney, Australia. I have 19 years of clinical experience assisting families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children. I am Lead Trainer for Relationships Australia Professional Training (RAPT) and train for ACAP and Uniting. Why should you choose to see me? I find the most satisfying part of my work has been watching people understand their underlying issues and grow to understand how to care for themselves and to make deeper connections with their partners and families.
(02) 8806 0387 View (02) 8806 0387
Photo of Nick Cherrie, Psychologist in 2146, NSW
Nick Cherrie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toongabbie, NSW 2146
I'm a registered Psychologist, and primarily utilise CBT and interpersonal therapy to assist clients with a range of mental health concerns, from relationship problems, to work and study stressors, to anxiety or depression.
I'm a registered Psychologist, and primarily utilise CBT and interpersonal therapy to assist clients with a range of mental health concerns, from relationship problems, to work and study stressors, to anxiety or depression.
(02) 7804 4981 View (02) 7804 4981
Photo of The Recalibrate Hub, Counsellor in 2146, NSW
The Recalibrate Hub
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Toongabbie, NSW 2146
Not accepting new clients
Whether you’re excitedly planning for your wedding, feeling disappointed in your relationship or the spark has waned after decades of marriage, know I too have travelled the relationship roller coaster of euphoria & broken dreams. The reality is, these relationship struggles can overflow into parenting too. You may be excitedly expecting your first child or perhaps, you're feeling overwhelmed by your children's attitude. Regardless of what stage you're in, hope exists for you to recalibrate your relationships and parenting. I'm looking forward to supporting you to do this, so you can know empowerment & joy in your current season.
Whether you’re excitedly planning for your wedding, feeling disappointed in your relationship or the spark has waned after decades of marriage, know I too have travelled the relationship roller coaster of euphoria & broken dreams. The reality is, these relationship struggles can overflow into parenting too. You may be excitedly expecting your first child or perhaps, you're feeling overwhelmed by your children's attitude. Regardless of what stage you're in, hope exists for you to recalibrate your relationships and parenting. I'm looking forward to supporting you to do this, so you can know empowerment & joy in your current season.
(02) 8355 9790 View (02) 8355 9790
Photo of Jonathan Righetti, Psychotherapist in 2146, NSW
Jonathan Righetti
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Toongabbie, NSW 2146
I enjoy establishing an authentic relationship by means of an unconventional therapeutic process, particularly when working with young people. I provide a compassionate and insightful approach to therapy as I journey with my clients through a variety of challenges they may face. Our life experience, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow. I believe that with the right tools, empathic support, and personal determination, we can live life with confidence and become the best version of ourselves.
I enjoy establishing an authentic relationship by means of an unconventional therapeutic process, particularly when working with young people. I provide a compassionate and insightful approach to therapy as I journey with my clients through a variety of challenges they may face. Our life experience, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow. I believe that with the right tools, empathic support, and personal determination, we can live life with confidence and become the best version of ourselves.
(02) 7804 4773 View (02) 7804 4773

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2146

< 10

Counsellors in 2146 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
71% Life Coaching
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
60% NDIS
40% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 2146 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2146?

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.