Counselling in 2297

Photo of William James Vorobioff, Psychologist in 2297, NSW
William James Vorobioff
Psychologist, MC, PsyBA General
Verified
Tighes Hill, NSW 2297
Human beings are a part of evolution's legacy, and despite some contrary indicators to this, I like the idea that we are at the leading edge of an unfolding universe. That makes us complex, and since birth we've made it this far by having a bunch of needs met. But needs change as we grow and often we end up with deficiencies in those needs that cause pain and suffering. To thrive there are universal human needs that must first be met, including needs to be seen and heard, understood and respected. Both individual and couple therapy offer the opportunity for those needs to be met, so we are better equipped to move on.
Human beings are a part of evolution's legacy, and despite some contrary indicators to this, I like the idea that we are at the leading edge of an unfolding universe. That makes us complex, and since birth we've made it this far by having a bunch of needs met. But needs change as we grow and often we end up with deficiencies in those needs that cause pain and suffering. To thrive there are universal human needs that must first be met, including needs to be seen and heard, understood and respected. Both individual and couple therapy offer the opportunity for those needs to be met, so we are better equipped to move on.
(02) 4077 2790 View (02) 4077 2790
Photo of Bartholomew P Henrick, Psychologist in 2297, NSW
Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Tighes Hill, NSW 2297
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
(02) 4063 1050 View (02) 4063 1050
Photo of Natalie England, Psychologist in 2297, NSW
Natalie England
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Tighes Hill, NSW 2297
I recognises that everybody needs some extra support when facing the challenges and difficulties that life presents us with at times. A warm, encouraging and supportive environment helps my clients achieve their treatment goals. I have experience with varied client groups and work at individually tailoring support and treatment to best suit the unique needs of each client.
I recognises that everybody needs some extra support when facing the challenges and difficulties that life presents us with at times. A warm, encouraging and supportive environment helps my clients achieve their treatment goals. I have experience with varied client groups and work at individually tailoring support and treatment to best suit the unique needs of each client.
(02) 4062 8728 View (02) 4062 8728
Photo of Isabella Kotris, Psychologist in 2297, NSW
Isabella Kotris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Tighes Hill, NSW 2297
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
(02) 4902 8900 View (02) 4902 8900

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2297

< 10

Counsellors in 2297 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Substance Use
75% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

31 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in 2297 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2297?

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.