Counselling in 2315

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Photo of Janine Epere, Psychotherapist in 2315, NSW
Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified
Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
(02) 4058 4578 View (02) 4058 4578
Photo of Eliza Rooney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2315, NSW
Eliza Rooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Shoal Bay, NSW 2315
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
(02) 4012 2356 View (02) 4012 2356
Photo of Atlas Counselling, Counsellor in 2315, NSW
Atlas Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
(02) 4058 4563 View (02) 4058 4563
Photo of Dr Ramesh Kaushala Banduwardene in 2315, NSW
Dr Ramesh Kaushala Banduwardene
Verified
Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
I am an experienced Australian Registered GP with a Special interest in Mental Health, MD, FRACGP, FPSST Cert and a Medicare Authorised Mental Health Practitioner, qualified in CBT and Mindfulness training, offering Bulk Billed, Video Telehealth Mental Health Consultations and Psychotherapy sessions Australia wide
I am an experienced Australian Registered GP with a Special interest in Mental Health, MD, FRACGP, FPSST Cert and a Medicare Authorised Mental Health Practitioner, qualified in CBT and Mindfulness training, offering Bulk Billed, Video Telehealth Mental Health Consultations and Psychotherapy sessions Australia wide
(03) 7500 5548 View (03) 7500 5548
Photo of Eleonora Mancini, Psychologist in 2315, NSW
Eleonora Mancini
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Nelson Bay, NSW 2315  (Online Only)
Eleonora is a warm and down-to-earth Psychologist and provides online individual therapy for adults (18+). Sessions can be conducted in English or Italian (or blended, if easier). Special interest areas include Depression and Anxiety, both situational and long-standing. Attachment and relationship issues. Interpersonal difficulties. Existential dilemmas, self-reflection and personal growth. Life transitions and adjustment. Self-worth & self-esteem issues. Identity and personality issues. Assertiveness issues. Excessive guilt. Perfectionism and unrelenting standards. Stress and burn-out
Eleonora is a warm and down-to-earth Psychologist and provides online individual therapy for adults (18+). Sessions can be conducted in English or Italian (or blended, if easier). Special interest areas include Depression and Anxiety, both situational and long-standing. Attachment and relationship issues. Interpersonal difficulties. Existential dilemmas, self-reflection and personal growth. Life transitions and adjustment. Self-worth & self-esteem issues. Identity and personality issues. Assertiveness issues. Excessive guilt. Perfectionism and unrelenting standards. Stress and burn-out
(02) 5604 4022 View (02) 5604 4022

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2315

< 10

Counsellors in 2315 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Anger Management
80% Peer Relationships
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
67% Medicare Rebates
67% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in 2315 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2315?

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.