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Antonia Jennings
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Umina Beach, NSW 2257
I offer a range of services that cover all aspects of personal and life counselling, relationship & couples counselling, pre-marital counselling, career counselling and grief counselling. By offering counselling and therapeutic solutions, both in person and virtually, we’re here we’re here to help you bring about the change you’re looking for. I can offer support to NDIS self managed & plan managed clients. I have both in person clinics and virtual options for all appointments.
I offer a range of services that cover all aspects of personal and life counselling, relationship & couples counselling, pre-marital counselling, career counselling and grief counselling. By offering counselling and therapeutic solutions, both in person and virtually, we’re here we’re here to help you bring about the change you’re looking for. I can offer support to NDIS self managed & plan managed clients. I have both in person clinics and virtual options for all appointments.
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Liz Macnamara
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Umina Beach, NSW 2257
Most of us experience anxiety and depressive thoughts at some time. Perhaps there is something going on in your life now that is making you question if you can cope. Perhaps it is old stuff bubbling up. Perhaps you have reached the point of numbness. Perhaps you just know it's time to talk to someone because you know it will help to break the silence. I will support you, I will listen and offer a an alternative perspective when you get stuck. I’ll point out when you are being hard on yourself or skipping over achievements. And if you have recurring thoughts or habits you want to change I can help with that too.
Most of us experience anxiety and depressive thoughts at some time. Perhaps there is something going on in your life now that is making you question if you can cope. Perhaps it is old stuff bubbling up. Perhaps you have reached the point of numbness. Perhaps you just know it's time to talk to someone because you know it will help to break the silence. I will support you, I will listen and offer a an alternative perspective when you get stuck. I’ll point out when you are being hard on yourself or skipping over achievements. And if you have recurring thoughts or habits you want to change I can help with that too.
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Alex Corcoran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Killcare, NSW 2257
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
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Julie Anders - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Umina Beach, NSW 2257
As a Holistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I help people navigate the sometimes bumpy flow of life and facilitate their process of connecting back with their own inner strengths and resources. The impacts of trauma, anxiety and overwhelm can be debilitating. Together, we dive deeper than symptom management and work with the process that's wanting to emerge, the way of life that you imagine. We find out what's in the way of this new way of being, and step onto a new path, rich with the possibility of change.
As a Holistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I help people navigate the sometimes bumpy flow of life and facilitate their process of connecting back with their own inner strengths and resources. The impacts of trauma, anxiety and overwhelm can be debilitating. Together, we dive deeper than symptom management and work with the process that's wanting to emerge, the way of life that you imagine. We find out what's in the way of this new way of being, and step onto a new path, rich with the possibility of change.
(02) 4306 7106 View (02) 4306 7106
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Tammy Schwarzl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Umina Beach, NSW 2257
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
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Leanne Lott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Umina Beach, NSW 2257
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
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Joanne (Jo) Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Umina Beach, NSW 2257  (Online Only)
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
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Sharon Selby
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wagstaffe, NSW 2257
Inner Peace Counselling Services provides a service to anyone who may be needing a little extra support facing issues such as domestic violence, mental health, grief & loss. I offer a mature & compassionate approach and am dedicated to improving the well-being and daily outcomes of those impacted by such distressing issues. Inner Peace Counselling Services is an 'NDIS' approved provider. All services are available in clinic face to face, via zoom or phone. 'NDIS' services can also be provided at nursing homes and in care homes via appointment only.
Inner Peace Counselling Services provides a service to anyone who may be needing a little extra support facing issues such as domestic violence, mental health, grief & loss. I offer a mature & compassionate approach and am dedicated to improving the well-being and daily outcomes of those impacted by such distressing issues. Inner Peace Counselling Services is an 'NDIS' approved provider. All services are available in clinic face to face, via zoom or phone. 'NDIS' services can also be provided at nursing homes and in care homes via appointment only.
(02) 4307 5073 View (02) 4307 5073
Moving Forward Clinical Psychologists
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Killcare, NSW 2257
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
(02) 4307 6974 View (02) 4307 6974
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The Heart & Mind Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Umina Beach, NSW 2257
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
(02) 4326 0725 View (02) 4326 0725
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Luna Fumagalli
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Umina Beach, NSW 2257
I am a psychologist and couples therapist dedicated to helping individuals and couples enhance their overall wellbeing and relationships. I can assist with challenges such as conflicts, communication issues, intimacy concerns, relationship anxiety, trust issues, infidelity, attachment trauma. I have a particular interest and experience in supporting those with anxiety and addressing unhelpful behavioural patterns (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and conflict avoidance). My practice is inclusive, welcoming all communities, especially LGBTQ+, CALD and POC.
I am a psychologist and couples therapist dedicated to helping individuals and couples enhance their overall wellbeing and relationships. I can assist with challenges such as conflicts, communication issues, intimacy concerns, relationship anxiety, trust issues, infidelity, attachment trauma. I have a particular interest and experience in supporting those with anxiety and addressing unhelpful behavioural patterns (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and conflict avoidance). My practice is inclusive, welcoming all communities, especially LGBTQ+, CALD and POC.
(02) 9381 1510 View (02) 9381 1510
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Tamara Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Umina Beach, NSW 2257  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
(02) 4306 7007 View (02) 4306 7007

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2257

10+

Average cost per session

$132

Counsellors in 2257 who prioritize treating:

67% Stress
58% Depression
58% Anxiety
58% Self Esteem
50% Relationship Issues
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medibank Private
60% Other
60% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2257 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2257?

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.