Photo of Jacob Amna Pervaiz Montoya - Counselling Wollongong, MPsych, PACFA, Counsellor
Counselling Wollongong
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, NSW 2506
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 Brad Zygfryd Romaniszyn - Unlocking You Counselling, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Unlocking You Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Berkeley, NSW 2506
Brad has successfully worked with clients from all ages and backgrounds to help address issues as broad as relationship difficulties, poor self-image, career development and academic results. With over two decades as an educator and learning support teacher, he has developed an insight into the complex issues that families face during the schooling years. Brad uses a variety of counselling tools to help his clients explore their own thoughts and patterns of behaviour to move past disappointments and difficult experiences, or to grow in areas that will allow them to think more clearly and maintain healthy and positive relationships.
Brad has successfully worked with clients from all ages and backgrounds to help address issues as broad as relationship difficulties, poor self-image, career development and academic results. With over two decades as an educator and learning support teacher, he has developed an insight into the complex issues that families face during the schooling years. Brad uses a variety of counselling tools to help his clients explore their own thoughts and patterns of behaviour to move past disappointments and difficult experiences, or to grow in areas that will allow them to think more clearly and maintain healthy and positive relationships.
(02) 9158 6404 View (02) 9158 6404
Photo of Jody Duffy - There's Always Hope Counselling, ACA-L2, Counsellor
There's Always Hope Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, NSW 2506  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is hard. We look around and think 'how did I become this person?' Or even have us questioning who we are. During these times it can be helpful to seek some clarity from someone without bias or judgment. As a trauma-informed counsellor, I am passionate about helping people face the challenges life brings & doing all I can to equip them to overcome whatever it is they may be going through. We are not meant to struggle through alone.
Sometimes life is hard. We look around and think 'how did I become this person?' Or even have us questioning who we are. During these times it can be helpful to seek some clarity from someone without bias or judgment. As a trauma-informed counsellor, I am passionate about helping people face the challenges life brings & doing all I can to equip them to overcome whatever it is they may be going through. We are not meant to struggle through alone.
(02) 4214 4067 View (02) 4214 4067
Photo of Peter Burgoyne, PACFA, Counsellor
Peter Burgoyne
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, NSW 2506
Every person is the expert in their own life. Everybody is doing the best they can with what they've got. Every person has strengths as well as areas of vulnerability. Every person has a unique story. Emotionally, every person intrinsically knows where they need to get to, but sometimes they just can't find the 'map'. As the therapist, my role is not to 'solve' the problems life throws at people, but rather to help people tap into their strengths, help them find their 'map', and help them safely take the journey. We are never lost; we are just finding new ways to write more of our story.
Every person is the expert in their own life. Everybody is doing the best they can with what they've got. Every person has strengths as well as areas of vulnerability. Every person has a unique story. Emotionally, every person intrinsically knows where they need to get to, but sometimes they just can't find the 'map'. As the therapist, my role is not to 'solve' the problems life throws at people, but rather to help people tap into their strengths, help them find their 'map', and help them safely take the journey. We are never lost; we are just finding new ways to write more of our story.
(02) 9159 6176 View (02) 9159 6176

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2506

< 10

Counsellors in 2506 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2506 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Male
25% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2506?

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.