Counselling in 2281

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Nikki Grant Life Choices
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Swansea, NSW 2281
Do you have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I want to help you find the tools you need to overcome life obstacles. I am available for face to face and telehealth appointments Australia wide. I work with adults and older teens to help them address mental health or emotional concerns, and children 13+ with anxiety. I work with people with anxiety and depression, as well as addictions, eating disorders and head injuries. I also offer supervision services to Psychologists and Mental Health Workers.
Do you have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I want to help you find the tools you need to overcome life obstacles. I am available for face to face and telehealth appointments Australia wide. I work with adults and older teens to help them address mental health or emotional concerns, and children 13+ with anxiety. I work with people with anxiety and depression, as well as addictions, eating disorders and head injuries. I also offer supervision services to Psychologists and Mental Health Workers.
(02) 4075 9870 View (02) 4075 9870
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BC Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Swansea, NSW 2281  (Online Only)
Helping people to overcome & achieve! I'm a male counsellor with a commitment to helping people - particularly men - talk about their life goals, challenges & problems. My goal is to help people move towards a greater sense of well-being & a more fulfilling experience of life. I seek to provide a professional, inclusive practice that recognises & respects diversity, meeting people where they are at & respecting their right to make decisions about their own life.
Helping people to overcome & achieve! I'm a male counsellor with a commitment to helping people - particularly men - talk about their life goals, challenges & problems. My goal is to help people move towards a greater sense of well-being & a more fulfilling experience of life. I seek to provide a professional, inclusive practice that recognises & respects diversity, meeting people where they are at & respecting their right to make decisions about their own life.
(02) 4011 8115 View (02) 4011 8115
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In The Flow
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Caves Beach, NSW 2281
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
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Lauren Freele Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Blacksmiths, NSW 2281
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
(02) 4005 2831 View (02) 4005 2831
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Sandy Toes Holistic Health
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Blacksmiths, NSW 2281
Looking after our health and wellbeing is one of the most valuable things we can do in our life. At times this can be really challenging when we are facing hard situations personally or helping others as a parent/ carer/ friend/ partner or family member. My passion for more than 25years in health is to support a healing and restorative wellness that can be a foundational strength while navigating life’s journey.
Looking after our health and wellbeing is one of the most valuable things we can do in our life. At times this can be really challenging when we are facing hard situations personally or helping others as a parent/ carer/ friend/ partner or family member. My passion for more than 25years in health is to support a healing and restorative wellness that can be a foundational strength while navigating life’s journey.
(02) 4005 0042 View (02) 4005 0042
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Tamara Coughlan
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Blacksmiths, NSW 2281
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
(02) 4058 3922 View (02) 4058 3922
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Kristy Singh
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Blacksmiths, NSW 2281
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
(02) 4075 9893 View (02) 4075 9893
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Madeleine Berryman
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Swansea, NSW 2281
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
(02) 4058 4419 View (02) 4058 4419
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Counselling at Shine
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Swansea, NSW 2281
Hi , I am a registered counsellor located near Charlestown Lake Macquarie I offer Individual and Couples Counselling , assistance with depression ,anxiety , I am a skilled professional counsellor , supporting individuals , children , couples and families and I am a registered member with the Australian Counselling Association.
Hi , I am a registered counsellor located near Charlestown Lake Macquarie I offer Individual and Couples Counselling , assistance with depression ,anxiety , I am a skilled professional counsellor , supporting individuals , children , couples and families and I am a registered member with the Australian Counselling Association.
(02) 4062 9409 View (02) 4062 9409
Photo of Key Space Therapy Holly Anderson, Counsellor in 2281, NSW
Key Space Therapy Holly Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Caves Beach, NSW 2281
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
(02) 9100 0577 View (02) 9100 0577
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Tamara Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Caves Beach, NSW 2281  (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 2281

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Counsellors in 2281 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
91% Life Transitions
82% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
73% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
67% NDIS
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in 2281 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2281?

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.