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Phoebe Allwell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
(02) 8074 5364 View (02) 8074 5364
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Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842 View (02) 8188 3842
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Byron Bay Equine Therapy & Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Fernleigh, NSW 2479
I support children and teens with mental health concerns and disability needs.
I support children and teens with mental health concerns and disability needs.
(02) 5661 6940 View (02) 5661 6940
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Skye Gannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
Byron Bay Play Therapy is a mental health service offering support to children and families experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. Principle play therapist Skye Gannon is a trauma counsellor & registered social worker with postgraduate qualifications in psychology and play therapy.
Byron Bay Play Therapy is a mental health service offering support to children and families experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. Principle play therapist Skye Gannon is a trauma counsellor & registered social worker with postgraduate qualifications in psychology and play therapy.
(02) 5657 8886 View (02) 5657 8886
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Caston Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
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
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Steve Marriott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
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
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Liesl Sellers - Bangalow Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
The foundation of my work lies in the therapeutic relationship I have with my clients during our sessions. Grounded in the principles of Gestalt psychotherapy, I provide a safe, supportive space based on trust and authenticity. I believe in a client centred approach, meeting you where you are, and working together to support you in your growth process.
The foundation of my work lies in the therapeutic relationship I have with my clients during our sessions. Grounded in the principles of Gestalt psychotherapy, I provide a safe, supportive space based on trust and authenticity. I believe in a client centred approach, meeting you where you are, and working together to support you in your growth process.
(02) 5602 4007 View (02) 5602 4007
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Alice Robertson Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
I have worked as a Psychologist since 2007, developing my own unique way of seeing what is going on for my clients, along with approaches to working with them that provide release and relief of symptoms of distress and disconnection. I provide a safe, supportive and empowering space where you can explore areas of worry, disconnection or uncertainty in your life.  Most people just need some practical and embodied tools, and a safe harbour in which to land for a while, in order to grow and heal. If given the space to express freely and become more fully themselves, I find healing naturally begins to take place.
I have worked as a Psychologist since 2007, developing my own unique way of seeing what is going on for my clients, along with approaches to working with them that provide release and relief of symptoms of distress and disconnection. I provide a safe, supportive and empowering space where you can explore areas of worry, disconnection or uncertainty in your life.  Most people just need some practical and embodied tools, and a safe harbour in which to land for a while, in order to grow and heal. If given the space to express freely and become more fully themselves, I find healing naturally begins to take place.
(02) 5604 6812 View (02) 5604 6812
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Catherine Fleming
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fernleigh, NSW 2479
I enjoy working with young people and families who are goal focused and motivated to make real progress and change. I have a down-to-earth and child friendly manner, with lived experience in the challenges of modern everyday family life. While having a keen interest in supporting the needs of children and families, I also provide support for individuals across the lifespan across a broad range of areas including trauma therapy and EMDR.
I enjoy working with young people and families who are goal focused and motivated to make real progress and change. I have a down-to-earth and child friendly manner, with lived experience in the challenges of modern everyday family life. While having a keen interest in supporting the needs of children and families, I also provide support for individuals across the lifespan across a broad range of areas including trauma therapy and EMDR.
(02) 5604 6303 View (02) 5604 6303
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Lisa Toman
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
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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Andi Saunders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
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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Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479  (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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Brigid Blanckenberg
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bangalow, NSW 2479
Hi! I'm a clinical psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to build connection with values and understanding of life challenges. I draw on a range of evidence based modalities to support growth, including EMDR, Schema Therapy, DBT skills and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I adopt an attachment focused approach to my work, which considers the impacts of childhood and developmental experiences on the beliefs we have about ourselves and our relationships with others.
Hi! I'm a clinical psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to build connection with values and understanding of life challenges. I draw on a range of evidence based modalities to support growth, including EMDR, Schema Therapy, DBT skills and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I adopt an attachment focused approach to my work, which considers the impacts of childhood and developmental experiences on the beliefs we have about ourselves and our relationships with others.
(02) 5604 6892 View (02) 5604 6892
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Libby Tooth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
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Vika Shvachkina
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals experiencing an array of mental health issues including life transitions, loss and grief and the impact of childhood traumas to name a few. I aim to create a safe and inspiring space to facilitate healing of the heart and mind. I see my role as helping people to find their way in overcoming obstacles and creating ‘a life worth living’ in a respectful, non-judgemental and compassionate manner.
I work with individuals experiencing an array of mental health issues including life transitions, loss and grief and the impact of childhood traumas to name a few. I aim to create a safe and inspiring space to facilitate healing of the heart and mind. I see my role as helping people to find their way in overcoming obstacles and creating ‘a life worth living’ in a respectful, non-judgemental and compassionate manner.
(02) 5605 7981 View (02) 5605 7981
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Michael Hocking
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
Drawing on experiential and person-centred psychotherapy, as well as Internal Family Systems and EMDR, my approach is integral and responsive to whatever is unfolding in the moment. I provide a safe, nurturing space for exploring and understanding the impact of experiences such as depression, anxiety, grief, illness, life-transitions or a search for meaning.
Drawing on experiential and person-centred psychotherapy, as well as Internal Family Systems and EMDR, my approach is integral and responsive to whatever is unfolding in the moment. I provide a safe, nurturing space for exploring and understanding the impact of experiences such as depression, anxiety, grief, illness, life-transitions or a search for meaning.
(02) 5604 6937 View (02) 5604 6937
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Mairead Cleary
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
If you're looking for someone to support you to find your own answers, I can help. You don't have to live your life in isolation, anxiety or constant self-judgement, even if it feels like it's been that way forever. If the climate crisis is overwhelming and consuming you I understand, because I've been there. Yes, life is challenging, sometimes scary and often confusing. But with proper support it's possible to find your own ground, your own voice and your own place in it all.
If you're looking for someone to support you to find your own answers, I can help. You don't have to live your life in isolation, anxiety or constant self-judgement, even if it feels like it's been that way forever. If the climate crisis is overwhelming and consuming you I understand, because I've been there. Yes, life is challenging, sometimes scary and often confusing. But with proper support it's possible to find your own ground, your own voice and your own place in it all.
(07) 5655 7491 View (07) 5655 7491
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Gerry Bronn
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bangalow, NSW 2479
Life is challenging and unpredictable. When life throws you a curveball - it can be helpful to have an ally. An ally to help steer you back on the path. And help you realise your best self.... My approach is warm and holistic, and I help my clients overcome life challenges, including chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, health issues, chronic pain, existential and spiritual crises, low self-worth, eating concerns, relationship issues, and attachment and bonding issues for parents and families.
Life is challenging and unpredictable. When life throws you a curveball - it can be helpful to have an ally. An ally to help steer you back on the path. And help you realise your best self.... My approach is warm and holistic, and I help my clients overcome life challenges, including chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, health issues, chronic pain, existential and spiritual crises, low self-worth, eating concerns, relationship issues, and attachment and bonding issues for parents and families.
(03) 4152 7995 View (03) 4152 7995
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Sabrina David
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
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 Skye E Hudson Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in 2479, NSW
Skye E Hudson Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
(02) 5604 8849 View (02) 5604 8849

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2479

20+

Average cost per session

$162

Counsellors in 2479 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
75% Life Transitions
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
55% NDIS
9% Other

How Counsellors in 2479 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2479?

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.