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Sabrina David
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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
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Mark Manukonga
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Nimbin, NSW 2480  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm a Counsellor that likes to facilitate a clients healing through kindness and compassion. For more information please go to my website www.yourpacecounselling.com
Hello, I'm a Counsellor that likes to facilitate a clients healing through kindness and compassion. For more information please go to my website www.yourpacecounselling.com
0415 861 039 View 0415 861 039
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Catherine Fleming
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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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Michael Hocking
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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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Annie Monks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Is your mental health holding you back from living a carefree and confident life? Are you going around in circles trying to cope with your anxiety, stress, depression, body image concerns and relationship struggles? As a qualified Mental Health Social Worker, I can offer you the psychological strategies and support you need to get out of these patterns and begin living the life you have always wanted! Funding options available: NDIS, Mental Health Care Plan. Victims of Crime. Specialising in ADHD and autism.
Is your mental health holding you back from living a carefree and confident life? Are you going around in circles trying to cope with your anxiety, stress, depression, body image concerns and relationship struggles? As a qualified Mental Health Social Worker, I can offer you the psychological strategies and support you need to get out of these patterns and begin living the life you have always wanted! Funding options available: NDIS, Mental Health Care Plan. Victims of Crime. Specialising in ADHD and autism.
(02) 5604 0426 View (02) 5604 0426
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Andi Saunders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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
Mia Scott-Wales
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I am currently seeing clients of all ages for short-term interventions, on Mondays and Tuesdays only. I welcome all clients, especially LGBTIQA+, neurodiverse and First Australian clients. I have experience helping people with range of symptoms; anxiety, PTSD, depression, grief and loss, attachment trauma, early trauma, and more. I utilise a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, such as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, ACT, EMDR; children and adults, EMDR Storytelling, CBT, DBT for adolescents, and positive parenting strategies. Note, I am not qualified to work with anger management or family law issues.
I am currently seeing clients of all ages for short-term interventions, on Mondays and Tuesdays only. I welcome all clients, especially LGBTIQA+, neurodiverse and First Australian clients. I have experience helping people with range of symptoms; anxiety, PTSD, depression, grief and loss, attachment trauma, early trauma, and more. I utilise a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, such as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, ACT, EMDR; children and adults, EMDR Storytelling, CBT, DBT for adolescents, and positive parenting strategies. Note, I am not qualified to work with anger management or family law issues.
(02) 5603 8413 View (02) 5603 8413
Photo of SATI Wellness Liz White Therapy & Consultancy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2480, NSW
SATI Wellness Liz White Therapy & Consultancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
East Lismore, NSW 2480
The art of therapy is eclectic in nature, therapies move from one area of skill and expertise to another as the psyche unfolds and speaks. I have a particular interest in borderline personality disorder, complex life matters and treatments for emotional regulation. I am here to assist your journey with practical tools, giving voice to the many parts of yourself.
The art of therapy is eclectic in nature, therapies move from one area of skill and expertise to another as the psyche unfolds and speaks. I have a particular interest in borderline personality disorder, complex life matters and treatments for emotional regulation. I am here to assist your journey with practical tools, giving voice to the many parts of yourself.
(02) 5604 0485 View (02) 5604 0485
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Caress Care Counselling & Mental Health Service
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bexhill, NSW 2480
I support and guide people to find passion and direction in their lives to build lasting quality relationships with self and others, making adjustments and modifications in their behaviours and thought processes. I am a qualified counsellor and behavioural specialist who has a practice near Bexhill. I specialise in working with teenagers and adults through the power of Equine Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour Change Techniques.
I support and guide people to find passion and direction in their lives to build lasting quality relationships with self and others, making adjustments and modifications in their behaviours and thought processes. I am a qualified counsellor and behavioural specialist who has a practice near Bexhill. I specialise in working with teenagers and adults through the power of Equine Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour Change Techniques.
0409 603 402 View 0409 603 402
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Martha Ann Calhoun
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480  (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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Caroline Raphael
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Goonellabah, NSW 2480
Life can throw us curve balls and can be very challenging at times, however how we approach that challenge and difficulty will determine what sort of outcome we get from it. Caroline sees it as a honour and a privilege to support people through some of their most difficult times, as well as, to support them when their aim is to further enrich and advance their lives and relationships. Her approach is very much one of care and understanding. She holds a space that allows you to feel safe to express and share, which can seem difficult during challenging times.
Life can throw us curve balls and can be very challenging at times, however how we approach that challenge and difficulty will determine what sort of outcome we get from it. Caroline sees it as a honour and a privilege to support people through some of their most difficult times, as well as, to support them when their aim is to further enrich and advance their lives and relationships. Her approach is very much one of care and understanding. She holds a space that allows you to feel safe to express and share, which can seem difficult during challenging times.
(02) 5657 6997 View (02) 5657 6997
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Alice Robertson Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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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Pleasant View Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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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Tamika Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Tamika has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Master of Social Work. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. The combination of Psychology and Social Work offers a diverse skill set and provides a holistic approach to understanding and addressing the complexities of human behaviour, mental health, and social well-being.
Tamika has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Master of Social Work. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. The combination of Psychology and Social Work offers a diverse skill set and provides a holistic approach to understanding and addressing the complexities of human behaviour, mental health, and social well-being.
(02) 5657 6865 View (02) 5657 6865
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Beatrice McAlister
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Nimbin, NSW 2480
It is all about you having a personal experience of life you have reason to value. My approach combines person centred therapy with human centred design empowering you to discover your own solutions and creating a unique personal experience of life that feels balanced and is worth living. Depending on your current needs and aspirations, we will access counselling, coaching and human centred design methods to help you heal, cope with challenges and create a life you love. I would like to support you to be at your best, for yourself and those you care for and connect with.
It is all about you having a personal experience of life you have reason to value. My approach combines person centred therapy with human centred design empowering you to discover your own solutions and creating a unique personal experience of life that feels balanced and is worth living. Depending on your current needs and aspirations, we will access counselling, coaching and human centred design methods to help you heal, cope with challenges and create a life you love. I would like to support you to be at your best, for yourself and those you care for and connect with.
(07) 2100 4540 View (07) 2100 4540
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Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Goonellabah, NSW 2480
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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The Wellbeing Place Integrative Sand Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Sandtray therapy is for all individuals aged 3 through to adulthood. It is for clients who have experienced/are experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional difficulties, neurodivergent individuals and/or speech/communication issues. Sandtray therapy is a whole brain expressive form of psychotherapy/counselling, led by the individual. Clients learn to explore and process their internal feelings, emotions trauma and grief when they build ‘sand worlds’ (placing and arranging objects, symbols and miniatures in a tray of sand).
Sandtray therapy is for all individuals aged 3 through to adulthood. It is for clients who have experienced/are experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional difficulties, neurodivergent individuals and/or speech/communication issues. Sandtray therapy is a whole brain expressive form of psychotherapy/counselling, led by the individual. Clients learn to explore and process their internal feelings, emotions trauma and grief when they build ‘sand worlds’ (placing and arranging objects, symbols and miniatures in a tray of sand).
(02) 5604 4260 View (02) 5604 4260
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Suzy Gavey
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
IFS & trauma informed counselling. Suzy is an advocate for embracing diversity within the human experience. Through Gestalt methodology, she supports individuals to inhabit themselves more fully by building personal awareness and acting as their anchor where things may feel a bit rocky. There is no pressure to fix anything or even have a final destination.
IFS & trauma informed counselling. Suzy is an advocate for embracing diversity within the human experience. Through Gestalt methodology, she supports individuals to inhabit themselves more fully by building personal awareness and acting as their anchor where things may feel a bit rocky. There is no pressure to fix anything or even have a final destination.
(02) 5604 7781 View (02) 5604 7781
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MJ Art Therapy, Byron Bay, NSW
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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
Photo of Jennifer Cameron, Counsellor in 2480, NSW
Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2480

40+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in 2480 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Medicare Rebates
44% NDIS
19% Defence Health

How Counsellors in 2480 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
10% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2480?

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.