Counselling in 2318

Photo of Alana Blazevic Counselling, Counsellor in 2318, NSW
Alana Blazevic Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Salt Ash, NSW 2318  (Online Only)
The ideal counselling client is unique, but common needs include emotional support, coping skills, and insight. Goals often involve personal growth, improved relationships, and overcoming challenges like anxiety or depression. Clients seek understanding, validation, and guidance to navigate life's complexities and enhance their overall well-being. The desire for positive change and a deeper understanding of oneself often motivates individuals to seek counseling.
The ideal counselling client is unique, but common needs include emotional support, coping skills, and insight. Goals often involve personal growth, improved relationships, and overcoming challenges like anxiety or depression. Clients seek understanding, validation, and guidance to navigate life's complexities and enhance their overall well-being. The desire for positive change and a deeper understanding of oneself often motivates individuals to seek counseling.
(02) 4005 2919 View (02) 4005 2919
Photo of Blu Ripples, Counsellor in 2318, NSW
Blu Ripples
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Medowie, NSW 2318
Katherine, the founder of Blu Ripples, is a remarkable Career Development Specialist and Counsellor. She offers seven highly-regarded Career Services that include Career Counselling, Consulting, Planning and Reports, Psychometric Assessment among others. Katherine's expertise, accreditations, and skills make her a trusted choice among clients. The non-clinical psychometric assessments offered aim to assist individuals in achieving their desired career goals. These assessments include aptitude, career interest, counseling and mental health, burnout, coping scales, personality type, learning style preferences, workplace personality
Katherine, the founder of Blu Ripples, is a remarkable Career Development Specialist and Counsellor. She offers seven highly-regarded Career Services that include Career Counselling, Consulting, Planning and Reports, Psychometric Assessment among others. Katherine's expertise, accreditations, and skills make her a trusted choice among clients. The non-clinical psychometric assessments offered aim to assist individuals in achieving their desired career goals. These assessments include aptitude, career interest, counseling and mental health, burnout, coping scales, personality type, learning style preferences, workplace personality
(02) 4012 4042 View (02) 4012 4042
Photo of Chris Butler (Elevated Well-Being), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2318, NSW
Chris Butler (Elevated Well-Being)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Medowie, NSW 2318
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
Photo of Stephanie Ernst, Counsellor in 2318, NSW
Stephanie Ernst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medowie, NSW 2318
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
(02) 4075 9848 View (02) 4075 9848

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2318

< 10

Counsellors in 2318 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
67% Relationship Issues
67% Anxiety
67% Life Coaching
67% Bereavement
67% Anger Management
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 2318 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2318?

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.