Photo of Bartholomew P Henrick, Psychologist in 2298, NSW
Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
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 Kath Doosey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2298, NSW
Kath Doosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Georgetown, NSW 2298
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
(02) 4075 9805 View (02) 4075 9805
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Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
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.
(02) 4012 6614 View (02) 4012 6614
Photo of Caitlin Blaxland, Psychologist in 2298, NSW
Caitlin Blaxland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
(02) 4071 8216 View (02) 4071 8216
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Rest in Essence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Georgetown, NSW 2298
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
(02) 4077 2406 View (02) 4077 2406
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
(02) 4077 2916 View (02) 4077 2916
Photo of Jessica Scala, Psychologist in 2298, NSW
Jessica Scala
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
(02) 4058 4796 View (02) 4058 4796

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2298

< 10

Counsellors in 2298 who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
71% Parenting
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
50% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in 2298 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2298?

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.