Photo of Diyana Shammo, MC, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Diyana Shammo
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Life's journey can present us with various difficulties, and I am here to offer a comforting and supportive space for individuals facing their own challenges. I believe in fostering a warm and empathetic environment where each person's unique journey is embraced.
Life's journey can present us with various difficulties, and I am here to offer a comforting and supportive space for individuals facing their own challenges. I believe in fostering a warm and empathetic environment where each person's unique journey is embraced.
(02) 8105 5831 View (02) 8105 5831
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Psychology Help Online
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW 2177  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Janella, I believe in the power of understanding and connection, and have a genuine interest in people. I am committed to creating a comfortable space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Whether you're navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, or personal growth, I am here to support you every step of the way. I am committed to helping you build resilience, discover your inner strengths, and fostering positive change.
Hi, I'm Janella, I believe in the power of understanding and connection, and have a genuine interest in people. I am committed to creating a comfortable space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Whether you're navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, or personal growth, I am here to support you every step of the way. I am committed to helping you build resilience, discover your inner strengths, and fostering positive change.
(02) 8105 6010 View (02) 8105 6010
Photo of Fayez Ramzy Nour, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Fayez Ramzy Nour
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Not Verified Not Verified
Bonnyrigg, NSW 2177
Fayez is a passionate and skilled counsellor, with vast life experience and a substantial background working in private practice that makes him care, empathetic and engaging. He provides effective therapeutic support across a diverse range of issues to individuals, couples and families. Fayez also provides supervision to other counsellors. Fayez is registered with the Australian Counselling Association, the Professional Counselling Association of the ACT & NSW, Australian Association of Social Workers and Resolution Institute.
Fayez is a passionate and skilled counsellor, with vast life experience and a substantial background working in private practice that makes him care, empathetic and engaging. He provides effective therapeutic support across a diverse range of issues to individuals, couples and families. Fayez also provides supervision to other counsellors. Fayez is registered with the Australian Counselling Association, the Professional Counselling Association of the ACT & NSW, Australian Association of Social Workers and Resolution Institute.
(02) 9158 6543 View (02) 9158 6543
Photo of Kerry Kostinsky Verlingieri - Renewed Hope Counselling Services, PACFA, Counsellor
Renewed Hope Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bonnyrigg, NSW 2177
It upsets me to see so many people struggling to live their day to day lives with the scars and painful wounds that somebody else inflicted on them through no fault of their own. The world is not meant to be this way. People should be free to live their lives without being imprisoned inside of themselves and feeling cheated out of life. The aim of Renewed Hope Counselling is to give you support during the time your life is most difficult. We see infinite value in every single human being and provide an understanding, non-judgmental, caring environment where you feel respected, safe, and able to face and overcome life’s challenges.
It upsets me to see so many people struggling to live their day to day lives with the scars and painful wounds that somebody else inflicted on them through no fault of their own. The world is not meant to be this way. People should be free to live their lives without being imprisoned inside of themselves and feeling cheated out of life. The aim of Renewed Hope Counselling is to give you support during the time your life is most difficult. We see infinite value in every single human being and provide an understanding, non-judgmental, caring environment where you feel respected, safe, and able to face and overcome life’s challenges.
(02) 9159 6284 View (02) 9159 6284

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2177

< 10

Counsellors in 2177 who prioritize treating:

75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Parenting
75% Peer Relationships
75% Self Esteem
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
100% Medicare Bulk Billing
100% NDIS

How Counsellors in 2177 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

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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.