Photo of Mary Verghese, MA, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Mary Verghese
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Primbee, NSW 2502
Are you struggling or overwhelmed with life's challenges? If so, seeking the help of a genuine, non-judgmental and empathetic counsellor might be exactly what you need. A good counsellor can provide you with a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, and offer guidance and support as you work through your challenges. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma or grief & loss, I am here to help you gain clarity and perspective, and develop the skills and strategies you need to move forward in a positive direction. So, why not take the first step and reach out for help today?
Are you struggling or overwhelmed with life's challenges? If so, seeking the help of a genuine, non-judgmental and empathetic counsellor might be exactly what you need. A good counsellor can provide you with a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, and offer guidance and support as you work through your challenges. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma or grief & loss, I am here to help you gain clarity and perspective, and develop the skills and strategies you need to move forward in a positive direction. So, why not take the first step and reach out for help today?
(02) 4214 8924 View (02) 4214 8924
Photo of Jacob Amna Pervaiz Montoya - Counselling Wollongong, MPsych, PACFA, Counsellor
Counselling Wollongong
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Warrawong, NSW 2502
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
(02) 4210 5604 View (02) 4210 5604
Photo of Jessica Barlow, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Jessica Barlow
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Warrawong, NSW 2502
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
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Photo of Phillip Horton, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Phillip Horton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Warrawong, NSW 2502
I am a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) providing professional and affordable psychotherapy services to treat a range of mental health difficulties and disorders. I specialise in the treatment of personality disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. I also offer services to support managing relationships, emotions and coping with life stressors. Free initial consultation and online treatment options are also available.
I am a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) providing professional and affordable psychotherapy services to treat a range of mental health difficulties and disorders. I specialise in the treatment of personality disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. I also offer services to support managing relationships, emotions and coping with life stressors. Free initial consultation and online treatment options are also available.
(02) 4210 5999 View (02) 4210 5999
Photo of Isaac Bailey - Counselling Wollongong, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Counselling Wollongong
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Warrawong, NSW 2502  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
(02) 4210 5753 View (02) 4210 5753
Photo of Adam Finch, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Adam Finch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cringila, NSW 2502
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
(02) 4214 4833 View (02) 4214 4833
Photo of Sophie Panozzo, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Sophie Panozzo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Warrawong, NSW 2502
As a registered psychologist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positive mental well-being, to build resilience and to overcome difficulties. My areas of work include people presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, grief, loss, stress, panic, phobias and social anxiety. I also help with difficulties in relationships, communication and emotional regulation. I provide comprehensive psychological assessments for ADHD.
As a registered psychologist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positive mental well-being, to build resilience and to overcome difficulties. My areas of work include people presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, grief, loss, stress, panic, phobias and social anxiety. I also help with difficulties in relationships, communication and emotional regulation. I provide comprehensive psychological assessments for ADHD.
(02) 8105 6739 View (02) 8105 6739

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2502

< 10

Counsellors in 2502 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Anger Management
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
50% GMHBA

How Counsellors in 2502 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

57% Male
43% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2502?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.