Counselling in 2323

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Mindwaves Healthcare
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Maitland, NSW 2323
Our Psychologist and Clincial Director, Faria is an experienced Psychologist and a certified NDIS Behaviour Support Specialist, embodying the essence of professionalism and warmth. With a wealth of experience spanning mental health, behaviour analysis, psychological assessments, and psychiatric diagnoses, Faria is your trusted partner on the journey to enhanced well-being.
Our Psychologist and Clincial Director, Faria is an experienced Psychologist and a certified NDIS Behaviour Support Specialist, embodying the essence of professionalism and warmth. With a wealth of experience spanning mental health, behaviour analysis, psychological assessments, and psychiatric diagnoses, Faria is your trusted partner on the journey to enhanced well-being.
(02) 4077 2850 View (02) 4077 2850
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Gerard Ogle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tenambit, NSW 2323
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
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Pauline Dudley
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
East Maitland, NSW 2323
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
(02) 8294 7163 View (02) 8294 7163
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Jason Dillon
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
East Maitland, NSW 2323
Navigating life's complexities shouldn't lead to overwhelm. My mission is to equip my clients with effective tools and strategies to calm the mind and gracefully navigate life's challenges. With a practical and relaxed counseling style, I focus on empowering individuals with enduring resilience skills. My approach is rooted in simplicity and efficacy, utilizing proven techniques that clients can integrate into their daily lives for lasting impact. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy, I guide clients in managing their emotions and thoughts through
Navigating life's complexities shouldn't lead to overwhelm. My mission is to equip my clients with effective tools and strategies to calm the mind and gracefully navigate life's challenges. With a practical and relaxed counseling style, I focus on empowering individuals with enduring resilience skills. My approach is rooted in simplicity and efficacy, utilizing proven techniques that clients can integrate into their daily lives for lasting impact. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy, I guide clients in managing their emotions and thoughts through
(02) 4005 2936 View (02) 4005 2936
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Jane Hodgson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
East Maitland, NSW 2323
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
(02) 4063 1091 View (02) 4063 1091
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Blue Jay Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Maitland, NSW 2323
Challenges and difficult experiences are a part of life, and sometimes we need support so we can move forward in a meaningful way. I understand the courage it takes to ask for help and to share your innermost thoughts, emotions and pain. I also believe in the power of your strength and capacity for growth, and the resilience to overcome your challenges - no matter what you've been through.
Challenges and difficult experiences are a part of life, and sometimes we need support so we can move forward in a meaningful way. I understand the courage it takes to ask for help and to share your innermost thoughts, emotions and pain. I also believe in the power of your strength and capacity for growth, and the resilience to overcome your challenges - no matter what you've been through.
(02) 4005 0060 View (02) 4005 0060
Ann M Schipp
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Metford, NSW 2323
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
(02) 4005 0111 View (02) 4005 0111
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Stephanie Ernst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Maitland, NSW 2323
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
Photo of PASHealth, Psychologist in 2323, NSW
PASHealth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Maitland, NSW 2323
(02) 4077 2999 View (02) 4077 2999

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2323

< 10

Counsellors in 2323 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
89% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicare Rebates
67% NDIS
33% Other

How Counsellors in 2323 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2323?

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.