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Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
(02) 5604 6737 View (02) 5604 6737
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Angela Cooper
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lennox Head, NSW 2478  (Online Only)
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
Photo of Brigit Seidlich - Pearl in 2478, NSW
Brigit Seidlich - Pearl
PsychD
Verified Verified
Cumbalum, NSW 2478
If you're facing challenges or emotional difficulties in any area of your life, Holistic Counselling can help you gain clarity, courage, and confidence to manage them better. Bridgit Pearl, a qualified counsellor at Wisdom Space Counselling, can assist you in handling difficult situations and bringing about positive change through strength-based positive psychology. By gaining a deeper understanding, motivation, and communication skills, you'll be better equipped to overcome procrastination, anxiety, or depression. Through self-awareness, mindfulness, and effective communication, you'll learn to better manage emotional stress.
If you're facing challenges or emotional difficulties in any area of your life, Holistic Counselling can help you gain clarity, courage, and confidence to manage them better. Bridgit Pearl, a qualified counsellor at Wisdom Space Counselling, can assist you in handling difficult situations and bringing about positive change through strength-based positive psychology. By gaining a deeper understanding, motivation, and communication skills, you'll be better equipped to overcome procrastination, anxiety, or depression. Through self-awareness, mindfulness, and effective communication, you'll learn to better manage emotional stress.
(02) 5604 6069 View (02) 5604 6069
Photo of Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli, Psychologist in 2478, NSW
Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I deeply believes in people’s innate ability to overcome their difficulties and heal. I am genuinely dedicated to supporting clients to reach their potential and live a truly fulfilling life by addressing the underlying issues and obstacles that prevent them from moving forward. I bring genuine care, warmth, and a supportive environment for clients to express their concerns.
I deeply believes in people’s innate ability to overcome their difficulties and heal. I am genuinely dedicated to supporting clients to reach their potential and live a truly fulfilling life by addressing the underlying issues and obstacles that prevent them from moving forward. I bring genuine care, warmth, and a supportive environment for clients to express their concerns.
(02) 5655 3572 View (02) 5655 3572
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Lennox Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lennox Head, NSW 2478
Hi, I'm Jordan. I enjoy working with all people. I have experience in drug and alcohol wellness programs, but also have worked last 3 years with ADHD and ASD among other neuro-diverse people on the NDIS. Working with this cohort including psycho-social and their families is a real pleasure. I have a personal interest in Men's Health and relationships.
Hi, I'm Jordan. I enjoy working with all people. I have experience in drug and alcohol wellness programs, but also have worked last 3 years with ADHD and ASD among other neuro-diverse people on the NDIS. Working with this cohort including psycho-social and their families is a real pleasure. I have a personal interest in Men's Health and relationships.
(02) 5610 9017 View (02) 5610 9017
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Lucy Frankham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
0401 523 531 View 0401 523 531
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Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478  (Online Only)
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
(02) 5602 4036 View (02) 5602 4036
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Kristy Hill
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Lennox Head, NSW 2478  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kristy. I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist and an advocate for your wellbeing. I hold a Masters degree in Counselling and offer my services in private practice both online and in-person. There are many reasons we may begin therapy; we may long for change or hope for opportunities for healing, growth and transformation. Whether there is a particular thing you are struggling with, a need for greater support, or an interest in deepening self-awareness, I can support you on your journey.
Hi, I’m Kristy. I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist and an advocate for your wellbeing. I hold a Masters degree in Counselling and offer my services in private practice both online and in-person. There are many reasons we may begin therapy; we may long for change or hope for opportunities for healing, growth and transformation. Whether there is a particular thing you are struggling with, a need for greater support, or an interest in deepening self-awareness, I can support you on your journey.
(02) 5605 6023 View (02) 5605 6023
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MJ Art Therapy, Byron Bay, NSW
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
(02) 5604 2513 View (02) 5604 2513
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Thea Keane
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Cumbalum, NSW 2478
Over the past 27 years I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, supporting them in their journeys including anxiety, depression, stress, and a variety of other concerns. I have worked with couples and families for a similar length of time, and am passionate about supporting individuals in the various relationships in their life in whatever capacity they need. As someone with a lived experience of Disability, namely Cerebral Palsy, I am passionate about supporting individuals with disabilities, and those who support them, such as parents of children with a disability diagnosis, adolescents & adults with disabilities.
Over the past 27 years I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, supporting them in their journeys including anxiety, depression, stress, and a variety of other concerns. I have worked with couples and families for a similar length of time, and am passionate about supporting individuals in the various relationships in their life in whatever capacity they need. As someone with a lived experience of Disability, namely Cerebral Palsy, I am passionate about supporting individuals with disabilities, and those who support them, such as parents of children with a disability diagnosis, adolescents & adults with disabilities.
(02) 5605 0936 View (02) 5605 0936
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Dr Renee Cachia
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
(02) 6188 7018 View (02) 6188 7018
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Lisa Toman
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I'm here to guide your personal growth journey. Like seeds, humans thrive in nurturing environments. I explore life's interconnectedness, enriching our well-being. Challenges are opportunities for transformation. Over the years, I've had the privilege of assisting numerous individuals in turning these challenges into sources of vitality, passion and fulfilment. Every challenge uncovers hidden potential. We'll delve deep, uncovering root causes for lasting healing and growth, allowing you to flourish authentically.
I'm here to guide your personal growth journey. Like seeds, humans thrive in nurturing environments. I explore life's interconnectedness, enriching our well-being. Challenges are opportunities for transformation. Over the years, I've had the privilege of assisting numerous individuals in turning these challenges into sources of vitality, passion and fulfilment. Every challenge uncovers hidden potential. We'll delve deep, uncovering root causes for lasting healing and growth, allowing you to flourish authentically.
(02) 5604 8040 View (02) 5604 8040
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Pleasant View Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Hi, I'm Ash. Are you feeling overwhelmed, unsure, scared or dissatisfied with life? Let me help. By working and journeying together, you will have support as you learn to embrace who you are, what you need, and where you are heading.
Hi, I'm Ash. Are you feeling overwhelmed, unsure, scared or dissatisfied with life? Let me help. By working and journeying together, you will have support as you learn to embrace who you are, what you need, and where you are heading.
(02) 5604 6033 View (02) 5604 6033
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Martha Ann Calhoun
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
(07) 5655 7552 View (07) 5655 7552
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Sabrina David
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
(02) 5605 0981 View (02) 5605 0981
Photo of Andi Saunders, Counsellor in 2478, NSW
Andi Saunders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
(02) 5610 9012 View (02) 5610 9012
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Steve Marriott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I have a busy private practice based in Bangalow and provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare rebates available ), a clinical member and accredited supervisor of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and have master’s qualifications in both Social Work and Couple & Family Therapy. I also offer professional supervision and training to health professionals, and I’m an editorial board member of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
I have a busy private practice based in Bangalow and provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare rebates available ), a clinical member and accredited supervisor of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and have master’s qualifications in both Social Work and Couple & Family Therapy. I also offer professional supervision and training to health professionals, and I’m an editorial board member of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
(07) 5655 7538 View (07) 5655 7538
Photo of Kat Daylyn in 2478, NSW
Kat Daylyn
MA
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I offer authentic and relational sessions, focussing on your resources and empowerment. Sessions are tailored to your needs and aimed at improving how you relate to yourself and others in your life. I aim to empower you to recognise the tools and resources you already have, and to add to those. I will provide techniques to recognise bodily sensations and emotions and to recognise patterns in your life. I use play therapy to work with children and talking therapies with adolescents and adults. I am more than happy to discuss how we can work together and your needs.
I offer authentic and relational sessions, focussing on your resources and empowerment. Sessions are tailored to your needs and aimed at improving how you relate to yourself and others in your life. I aim to empower you to recognise the tools and resources you already have, and to add to those. I will provide techniques to recognise bodily sensations and emotions and to recognise patterns in your life. I use play therapy to work with children and talking therapies with adolescents and adults. I am more than happy to discuss how we can work together and your needs.
(08) 5129 0757 View (08) 5129 0757
Photo of Caston Smith, Psychologist in 2478, NSW
Caston Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I am an English born, Australian qualified psychologist who is trained to help people of all ages with their mental and emotional challenges.
I am an English born, Australian qualified psychologist who is trained to help people of all ages with their mental and emotional challenges.
(02) 5602 6931 View (02) 5602 6931
Photo of Will Heaton, Psychologist in 2478, NSW
Will Heaton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Will is a warm and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and create a rich, full and meaningful life. He provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative approach to treatment. Will works with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
Will is a warm and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and create a rich, full and meaningful life. He provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative approach to treatment. Will works with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
(02) 4404 0103 View (02) 4404 0103

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2478

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in 2478 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Depression
81% Self Esteem
72% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Medicare Rebates
53% NDIS
33% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2478 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2478?

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.