Photo of Life Flow Counselling Support Services, Counsellor in 2317, NSW
Life Flow Counselling Support Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
I am an ACA Accredited Counsellor offering my services to individuals aged 21 years & over. I create a safe haven for clients to be seen, heard, acknowledged, understood & supported. My nature is warm, nurturing & accepting. I use evidence-based counselling frameworks across a variety of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to: person-centered talk, solution-focused, strength-based, compassion-focused, trauma informed, smart recovery for addictions, grief & loss, mindfulness & holistic therapies. My work code is ethical, professional, all inclusive, private & confidential. All of you is welcome... Come as you are...
I am an ACA Accredited Counsellor offering my services to individuals aged 21 years & over. I create a safe haven for clients to be seen, heard, acknowledged, understood & supported. My nature is warm, nurturing & accepting. I use evidence-based counselling frameworks across a variety of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to: person-centered talk, solution-focused, strength-based, compassion-focused, trauma informed, smart recovery for addictions, grief & loss, mindfulness & holistic therapies. My work code is ethical, professional, all inclusive, private & confidential. All of you is welcome... Come as you are...
(03) 4828 7114 View (03) 4828 7114
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Hunter Valley Walk and Talk Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Port Stephens, NSW 2317
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
(02) 4005 0024 View (02) 4005 0024
Photo of Dr Michael Walton, Psychologist in 2317, NSW
Dr Michael Walton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Port Stephens, NSW 2317
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
(02) 4058 3033 View (02) 4058 3033
Photo of Tamara Coughlan, Psychotherapist in 2317, NSW
Tamara Coughlan
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Port Stephens, NSW 2317
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
Photo of Janine Epere, Psychotherapist in 2317, NSW
Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Port Stephens, NSW 2317
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 Rebecca Saalfeld, Counsellor in 2317, NSW
Rebecca Saalfeld
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Port Stephens, NSW 2317
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling? Would you like to deepen your understanding of yourself and what is important to you? Would you like to feel more confident? Would you like to make choices that better serve you? Would you like to explore your concerns using dialogue, 2 chair work, art, body wisdom or dreams? Would you like to deepen your self awareness and authentic experience? Do you want to work in a way and at a pace determined by your needs? All sessions are mutually respectful and confidential.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling? Would you like to deepen your understanding of yourself and what is important to you? Would you like to feel more confident? Would you like to make choices that better serve you? Would you like to explore your concerns using dialogue, 2 chair work, art, body wisdom or dreams? Would you like to deepen your self awareness and authentic experience? Do you want to work in a way and at a pace determined by your needs? All sessions are mutually respectful and confidential.
(02) 4082 8292 View (02) 4082 8292
Photo of Gerard Ogle, Psychologist in 2317, NSW
Gerard Ogle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Port Stephens, NSW 2317
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
(02) 4005 2921 View (02) 4005 2921

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2317

< 10

Counsellors in 2317 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
71% Anger Management
71% Self Esteem
57% Relationship Issues
57% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medicare Rebates
33% Other

How Counsellors in 2317 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2317?

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.