Counselling in 2486

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Ian Waugh
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
I know it’s not always easy to reach out for counselling, but you can rest assured my counselling process and Gestalt therapy is gentle, and you’ll always be treated with the utmost respect as we work together to resolve your difficulties.
I know it’s not always easy to reach out for counselling, but you can rest assured my counselling process and Gestalt therapy is gentle, and you’ll always be treated with the utmost respect as we work together to resolve your difficulties.
(02) 5657 6568 View (02) 5657 6568
Photo of Lynda G Confidence & Self Love Therapies, Counsellor in 2486, NSW
Lynda G Confidence & Self Love Therapies
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Banora Point, NSW 2486
Hi, I'm Lynda, and I specialise in helping women to let go of self doubt, anxiety and and a negative inner voice to experience greater success and confidence in life, relationships and business. I support you to easily get to the core issue that is holding you back in the first session and walk this journey together with you to experience phenomenal transformation by igniting self belief, self love and confidence. You know it's time to seek support, as you've reached a point where your frustration, negative inner voice and self doubt are blocking you from reaching the happiness and success you crave and desire.
Hi, I'm Lynda, and I specialise in helping women to let go of self doubt, anxiety and and a negative inner voice to experience greater success and confidence in life, relationships and business. I support you to easily get to the core issue that is holding you back in the first session and walk this journey together with you to experience phenomenal transformation by igniting self belief, self love and confidence. You know it's time to seek support, as you've reached a point where your frustration, negative inner voice and self doubt are blocking you from reaching the happiness and success you crave and desire.
(02) 8806 0368 View (02) 8806 0368
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Love Life Matters
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Love Life Matters helps individuals and couples to work through relationship issues in the areas of commitment, communication, emotional connection, sexual intimacy, dealing with emotional hurts, conflict and crisis.
Love Life Matters helps individuals and couples to work through relationship issues in the areas of commitment, communication, emotional connection, sexual intimacy, dealing with emotional hurts, conflict and crisis.
(02) 5604 4425 View (02) 5604 4425
Leon Petchkovsky
Psychiatrist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Banora Point, NSW 2486
Anyone with early childhood developmental trauma. A range of relational and emotional issues...lots of hypervigilance. They will often get in touch with me because I am a Jungian Analyst as well as a psychiatrist.....but a traditional Jungian approach is useless for these conditions.
Anyone with early childhood developmental trauma. A range of relational and emotional issues...lots of hypervigilance. They will often get in touch with me because I am a Jungian Analyst as well as a psychiatrist.....but a traditional Jungian approach is useless for these conditions.
(02) 5603 4308 View (02) 5603 4308
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Dr Renee Cachia
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
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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Suzy Gavey
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
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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LifeBranches Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
(02) 5633 1002 View (02) 5633 1002
Photo of Monika McIntosh, Psychotherapist in 2486, NSW
Monika McIntosh
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR therapist specialising in child, adolescent and adult development, mental health and trauma across lifespan. I am deeply aware that the story we each bring to therapy is unique. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space that enables my clients, regardless of age, to find their own voice and live an authentic, fulfilling life. I believe that through having a safe space to explore our stories, feelings, thoughts, and embodied communication, we can transform this awareness into energy that supports deeper connection to self and to people and the world around us.
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR therapist specialising in child, adolescent and adult development, mental health and trauma across lifespan. I am deeply aware that the story we each bring to therapy is unique. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space that enables my clients, regardless of age, to find their own voice and live an authentic, fulfilling life. I believe that through having a safe space to explore our stories, feelings, thoughts, and embodied communication, we can transform this awareness into energy that supports deeper connection to self and to people and the world around us.
(02) 5657 6577 View (02) 5657 6577

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2486

< 10

Counsellors in 2486 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
63% Relationship Issues
63% Depression
63% Behavioural Issues
63% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% CUA Health

How Counsellors in 2486 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2486?

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.