Counselling in 2287

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Karen May Morris
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Minmi, NSW 2287
Karen Morris is a tertiary qualified counsellor and supervisor with over 30 years experience in clinical practice. Karen employs a person-centred and strength-based approach to empower people to reflect on their lives and help them make positive changes. Karen utilise the principles of neuroscience in her clinical work to help clients understand the importance of the role of the brain in healing. She provides practical strategies in her sessions to assist clients in re-wiring their brain patterns to develop optimal functioning and resilience.
Karen Morris is a tertiary qualified counsellor and supervisor with over 30 years experience in clinical practice. Karen employs a person-centred and strength-based approach to empower people to reflect on their lives and help them make positive changes. Karen utilise the principles of neuroscience in her clinical work to help clients understand the importance of the role of the brain in healing. She provides practical strategies in her sessions to assist clients in re-wiring their brain patterns to develop optimal functioning and resilience.
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Dr Jonathan Toussaint
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Minmi, NSW 2287
I am a qualified Counsellor and accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has worked in the clinical field for over 25 years. I have supported individuals of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds to work through challenging situations. I specialise in working with complex mental health, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, critical incident response, and trauma. My style of therapy is strength-based and delivered in a gentle, safe, and non-confrontational manner. I have done extensive training in trauma informed practice and is familiar with the guidelines for treatment of complex trauma.
I am a qualified Counsellor and accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has worked in the clinical field for over 25 years. I have supported individuals of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds to work through challenging situations. I specialise in working with complex mental health, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, critical incident response, and trauma. My style of therapy is strength-based and delivered in a gentle, safe, and non-confrontational manner. I have done extensive training in trauma informed practice and is familiar with the guidelines for treatment of complex trauma.
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Ann M Schipp
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Wallsend, NSW 2287
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
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Holly Bolton
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wallsend, NSW 2287
If you’re looking to improve yourself, break out of a cycle of unhealthy thinking and behaviour, or deal with topics and conversation you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your family/ friends about, there is a space for you.
If you’re looking to improve yourself, break out of a cycle of unhealthy thinking and behaviour, or deal with topics and conversation you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your family/ friends about, there is a space for you.
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Malcolm Devantier
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wallsend, NSW 2287
I help adolescents and adults to cope with Relationship difficulties, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Workplace Stress, Adjustment Disorder, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Disability.
I help adolescents and adults to cope with Relationship difficulties, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Workplace Stress, Adjustment Disorder, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Disability.
(02) 4012 2319 View (02) 4012 2319
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Will Blakemore
Verified Verified
Wallsend, NSW 2287
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
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Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wallsend, NSW 2287
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
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Zachary Herron
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallsend, NSW 2287
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
(02) 4012 0523 View (02) 4012 0523
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Rest in Essence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fletcher, NSW 2287
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
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Photo of Dr Richard Morrison, Counsellor in 2287, NSW
Dr Richard Morrison
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fletcher, NSW 2287
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
(02) 4063 1306 View (02) 4063 1306
Damien James Southam
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rankin Park, NSW 2287
(02) 4012 4066 View (02) 4012 4066

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2287

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in 2287 who prioritize treating:

55% Anxiety
55% Stress
45% Depression
45% ADHD
45% Bereavement
45% Parenting
45% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2287 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2287?

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.