Photo of Nina (Davina) Joan Sawyer - Hope and Grow, AASW, Counsellor
Hope and Grow
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
Are you at a crossroads in your life, and need help navigating changes in your life? Are your relationships falling apart and need help building stronger connections? Do you struggle with saying NO and having your own voice? Does anxiety keep you trapped in your situation and feel like you cannot breathe? Like many people, you might find that you overthink things or become overwhelmed with the situation or you find that your mind does not STOP! With a little work and learning some new skills, I can help you to navigate these obstacles in your life, so you can move forward.
Are you at a crossroads in your life, and need help navigating changes in your life? Are your relationships falling apart and need help building stronger connections? Do you struggle with saying NO and having your own voice? Does anxiety keep you trapped in your situation and feel like you cannot breathe? Like many people, you might find that you overthink things or become overwhelmed with the situation or you find that your mind does not STOP! With a little work and learning some new skills, I can help you to navigate these obstacles in your life, so you can move forward.
(02) 9158 6175 View (02) 9158 6175
Photo of Nivi (Nivedita) Malik, MA, Psychologist
Nivi (Nivedita) Malik
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Figtree, NSW 2525
I am a registered psychologist with over 14 years of clinical experience working with a wider range of range of client group in UK and Australia. Services that I deliver includes: Treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioural difficulties and other mental health issues for children, adolescents, and adults. *Post and perinatal depression *Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD *Cognitive Assessments: including WISC-V, WPPSI- IV, and *Parenting Skills Training for behavioural management of children and adolescents with challenging behaviours.
I am a registered psychologist with over 14 years of clinical experience working with a wider range of range of client group in UK and Australia. Services that I deliver includes: Treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioural difficulties and other mental health issues for children, adolescents, and adults. *Post and perinatal depression *Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD *Cognitive Assessments: including WISC-V, WPPSI- IV, and *Parenting Skills Training for behavioural management of children and adolescents with challenging behaviours.
(02) 4607 2716 View (02) 4607 2716
Photo of Joy Weissenfeld, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Joy Weissenfeld
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
I have experience working with a wide range of presentations across the lifespan, with a particular focus in eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression and managing life stress. I appreciate the importance of working together to identify individual goals that will help you break away from self-limiting beliefs and help create a life better aligned with your personal values and aspirations.
I have experience working with a wide range of presentations across the lifespan, with a particular focus in eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression and managing life stress. I appreciate the importance of working together to identify individual goals that will help you break away from self-limiting beliefs and help create a life better aligned with your personal values and aspirations.
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Sue Milne Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Figtree, NSW 2525  (Online Only)
Sue is a Registered Psychologist and an Australian Psychology Board Supervisor. She has 20 years experience in the provision of psychological services to adults, providing assessments and counselling for individuals; workplace mediation and training; supervision of psychologists in training and management of psychology teams. She delights in working with clients using a broad range of interventions and a tailored approach that optimises both scientific and relational aspects of psychological practice. Sue partners with clients to discover new opportunities for growth and practical strategies for valued change.
Sue is a Registered Psychologist and an Australian Psychology Board Supervisor. She has 20 years experience in the provision of psychological services to adults, providing assessments and counselling for individuals; workplace mediation and training; supervision of psychologists in training and management of psychology teams. She delights in working with clients using a broad range of interventions and a tailored approach that optimises both scientific and relational aspects of psychological practice. Sue partners with clients to discover new opportunities for growth and practical strategies for valued change.
(02) 4210 5069 View (02) 4210 5069
Photo of Sheree Blanch, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Sheree Blanch
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Figtree, NSW 2525
I have several years’ experience in supporting adolescents, adults and parents using a collaborative treatment approach. Depending on your needs and preferences my therapeutic approach draws on several evidence-based models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and motivational interviewing.
I have several years’ experience in supporting adolescents, adults and parents using a collaborative treatment approach. Depending on your needs and preferences my therapeutic approach draws on several evidence-based models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and motivational interviewing.
(02) 4210 5805 View (02) 4210 5805
Photo of Phillip Horton, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Phillip Horton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
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
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Tracey Rovere
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Figtree, NSW 2525
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
(02) 4210 9059 View (02) 4210 9059
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Unlocking You Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
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 Paul Thompson, PsyBA Prov, Counsellor
Paul Thompson
Counsellor, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Figtree, NSW 2525
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to counselling is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch. Together, we can work towards finding the right tools to overcome many challenging experiences, ranging from feelings of low mood and energy, to feelings of restlessness and irritability, relationship difficulties and others. If you feel that I can be a support to help you move towards your goals, I would love to hear from you.
My approach to counselling is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch. Together, we can work towards finding the right tools to overcome many challenging experiences, ranging from feelings of low mood and energy, to feelings of restlessness and irritability, relationship difficulties and others. If you feel that I can be a support to help you move towards your goals, I would love to hear from you.
(02) 4210 5121 View (02) 4210 5121
Photo of Ayesha Nhem, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayesha Nhem
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Figtree, NSW 2525
Worries, frustrations, and disappointments are common in life. But no matter if your issues are current or recurrent, the right step is to seek help. Even if your problems right now feel like they're getting the best of you - know that there is help available for this! It takes courage to seek help and I'm glad you're here. You deserve to live a life that makes you excited to get up in the morning. As your therapist, I will help you deal with emotional and behavioural problems more effectively. ‌
Worries, frustrations, and disappointments are common in life. But no matter if your issues are current or recurrent, the right step is to seek help. Even if your problems right now feel like they're getting the best of you - know that there is help available for this! It takes courage to seek help and I'm glad you're here. You deserve to live a life that makes you excited to get up in the morning. As your therapist, I will help you deal with emotional and behavioural problems more effectively. ‌
(02) 4210 5091 View (02) 4210 5091
Photo of Cathy Hayes - Mind Mode, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Mind Mode
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
I work with clients from all backgrounds, and any gender, using techniques to help people suffering from a range of mental health issues including mood and adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar & adjustment disorder. I feel passionately about working with people on increasing their self-esteem and assertiveness skills, improving their interpersonal and self care skills. I also love working with couples to rebuild and strengthen relationships.
I work with clients from all backgrounds, and any gender, using techniques to help people suffering from a range of mental health issues including mood and adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar & adjustment disorder. I feel passionately about working with people on increasing their self-esteem and assertiveness skills, improving their interpersonal and self care skills. I also love working with couples to rebuild and strengthen relationships.
(02) 4058 4423 View (02) 4058 4423
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Tracey Fairweather - The Counselling Therapist
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
(02) 4607 2752 View (02) 4607 2752
Photo of Sharon Wallace - Core Counselling Services, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Core Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
Are you experiencing difficulty in life at the moment? I help clients address problems in a positive way by helping to clarify the issues, increase self-awareness, empower, explore options and develop strategies . As an experienced and Registered Counsellor, I provide a safe place to be heard and feel valued. I help clients question things which can help them understand why they occur at a deeper level, and provide practical tools so they feel inspired to create the change they're looking for. ​​
Are you experiencing difficulty in life at the moment? I help clients address problems in a positive way by helping to clarify the issues, increase self-awareness, empower, explore options and develop strategies . As an experienced and Registered Counsellor, I provide a safe place to be heard and feel valued. I help clients question things which can help them understand why they occur at a deeper level, and provide practical tools so they feel inspired to create the change they're looking for. ​​
(02) 4214 8086 View (02) 4214 8086
Photo of Holly Read, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Holly Read
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
Waitlist for new clients
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
(02) 4210 5768 View (02) 4210 5768
Photo of Chantelle Kerr Capelo, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Chantelle Kerr Capelo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525  (Online Only)
Whether you are commencing therapy for the first time or it is something you have undertaken before, I am empathetic and understanding toward how daunting this can be. I offer a gentle and compassionate space where you can feel comfortable to explore your feelings at your own pace. My approach is non-judgemental where your experiences and values are respected. I enjoy working with ages 15+ with presentations of anxiety, panic, social anxiety, phobias, depression, stress, low self-esteem, body image and personal development. I use a range of evidence-based practices tailored to individual needs so I can provide the best treatment.
Whether you are commencing therapy for the first time or it is something you have undertaken before, I am empathetic and understanding toward how daunting this can be. I offer a gentle and compassionate space where you can feel comfortable to explore your feelings at your own pace. My approach is non-judgemental where your experiences and values are respected. I enjoy working with ages 15+ with presentations of anxiety, panic, social anxiety, phobias, depression, stress, low self-esteem, body image and personal development. I use a range of evidence-based practices tailored to individual needs so I can provide the best treatment.
(02) 4210 5340 View (02) 4210 5340
Photo of Jessica Barlow, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Jessica Barlow
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Figtree, NSW 2525
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2525

10+

Average cost per session

$136

Counsellors in 2525 who prioritize treating:

82% Depression
82% Anxiety
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
65% Self Esteem
59% Bereavement

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% NDIS
40% Bupa
40% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 2525 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2525?

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.