Ann M Schipp
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Lower Belford, NSW 2335
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.
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Naomi Severina Rose
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Stanhope, NSW 2335
I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. My qualifications are a Master’s in clinical psychology (overseas) and a Masters of Couples and Family Therapy (UNSW). I am registered with Medicare, ATAPS, NDIS, SIRA, and Victim Services. I have more than 15 years clinical experience and have worked in Australia as a registered psychologist for 10 years providing counselling to couples and families, psychological assessments, worked in post separation at the FRC and provided Trauma informed counselling and writing of Impact statements for clients of the Royal Commission.
I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. My qualifications are a Master’s in clinical psychology (overseas) and a Masters of Couples and Family Therapy (UNSW). I am registered with Medicare, ATAPS, NDIS, SIRA, and Victim Services. I have more than 15 years clinical experience and have worked in Australia as a registered psychologist for 10 years providing counselling to couples and families, psychological assessments, worked in post separation at the FRC and provided Trauma informed counselling and writing of Impact statements for clients of the Royal Commission.
(02) 9159 6624 View (02) 9159 6624
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Centre for Meaningful Growth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Stanhope, NSW 2335
Maria has a keen interest in children as well as women’s health and has extensive experience with perinatal mental health and child development. She is passionate about supporting new parents as they navigate the exciting yet challenging transition to parenthood. Having worked extensively in the area of pregnancy loss, Maria has provided much-needed support to families through their grieving process, offering a compassionate and understanding approach. Maria’s dedication to comprehensive care for parents extends from planning to conceive through pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. Maria speaks fluent tagalog (Filipino).
Maria has a keen interest in children as well as women’s health and has extensive experience with perinatal mental health and child development. She is passionate about supporting new parents as they navigate the exciting yet challenging transition to parenthood. Having worked extensively in the area of pregnancy loss, Maria has provided much-needed support to families through their grieving process, offering a compassionate and understanding approach. Maria’s dedication to comprehensive care for parents extends from planning to conceive through pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. Maria speaks fluent tagalog (Filipino).
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Yalda Salameh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Stanhope, NSW 2335
I am a Registered Psychologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health as well as working with children and young people. I approach sessions with warmth, compassion and understanding, and work in collaboration with client’s to encourage real and positive change. I have a passion in supporting parents with all of their parenting experiences from conception, pregnancy, birth and adjusting to parenthood, as well as working with postnatal anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and young adults across both public and private sectors.
I am a Registered Psychologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health as well as working with children and young people. I approach sessions with warmth, compassion and understanding, and work in collaboration with client’s to encourage real and positive change. I have a passion in supporting parents with all of their parenting experiences from conception, pregnancy, birth and adjusting to parenthood, as well as working with postnatal anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and young adults across both public and private sectors.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2335

< 10

Counsellors in 2335 who prioritize treating:

75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
50% Anxiety
50% Child
50% ADHD
50% Chronic Pain

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
100% NDIS
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2335 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2335?

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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).

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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.