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Alisha Polsen
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Psychology sessions give you the opportunity to take a step back and explore what is really important to you. We address implementing the fundamentals, of optimum sleep, nutrition, enjoyable movement and rewarding relationships to put you in the healthiest physiological and neurological state to respond adaptively to stress and challenges when they arise. Making this manageable and tangible sets you up to actualise goals and live in accordance with your valued priorities. I practice neurological condition through physiological health practices and resilience skill building. This is proactive mental health.
Psychology sessions give you the opportunity to take a step back and explore what is really important to you. We address implementing the fundamentals, of optimum sleep, nutrition, enjoyable movement and rewarding relationships to put you in the healthiest physiological and neurological state to respond adaptively to stress and challenges when they arise. Making this manageable and tangible sets you up to actualise goals and live in accordance with your valued priorities. I practice neurological condition through physiological health practices and resilience skill building. This is proactive mental health.
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Mind Balance Hypnotherapy & Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Brenda is the principal of Mind Balance Hypnotherapy & Counselling and has operated a successful private practice for over two decades in the Australian Capital Territory. As a qualified and registered Professional Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Clinical Supervisor she is recognised as a specialist in her field Brenda is committed to helping others to make positive change in their lives and this is strongly reflected both within her practice as well as by the exceptional outcomes, often life changing, achieved by her clients. Her style is warm, genuine and non-judgemental.
Brenda is the principal of Mind Balance Hypnotherapy & Counselling and has operated a successful private practice for over two decades in the Australian Capital Territory. As a qualified and registered Professional Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Clinical Supervisor she is recognised as a specialist in her field Brenda is committed to helping others to make positive change in their lives and this is strongly reflected both within her practice as well as by the exceptional outcomes, often life changing, achieved by her clients. Her style is warm, genuine and non-judgemental.
(02) 5118 9020 View (02) 5118 9020
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Mental Care Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don’t know where to start to make things better. There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges and to provide you with the psychological tools needed to face stressful events. Mental Care Clinic is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. We are committed to helping individuals live their best life.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don’t know where to start to make things better. There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges and to provide you with the psychological tools needed to face stressful events. Mental Care Clinic is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. We are committed to helping individuals live their best life.
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Connections Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
I specialise in relationships. This includes couples, parents and individuals who need help navigating the relationship they have with themselves, and those around them. I am culturally sensitive and have a deep understanding of the significance of culture and the impact it has on the individual.
I specialise in relationships. This includes couples, parents and individuals who need help navigating the relationship they have with themselves, and those around them. I am culturally sensitive and have a deep understanding of the significance of culture and the impact it has on the individual.
(02) 5118 9850 View (02) 5118 9850
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Katrina Anderson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, finding it hard to cope or just needing support to navigate life's challenges, I can help.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, finding it hard to cope or just needing support to navigate life's challenges, I can help.
(02) 5135 3577 View (02) 5135 3577
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Melisa Campisi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Offering weekend in person and weekday telehealth appointments. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support and I aim to create a warm and compassionate space where people feel safe and comfortable being themselves. I enjoy working collaboratively with people on issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem and assertiveness. Life throws up all sorts of challenges and I look forward to helping you navigate them and realise your own strengths and potential.
Offering weekend in person and weekday telehealth appointments. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support and I aim to create a warm and compassionate space where people feel safe and comfortable being themselves. I enjoy working collaboratively with people on issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem and assertiveness. Life throws up all sorts of challenges and I look forward to helping you navigate them and realise your own strengths and potential.
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Becoming Connected Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Maybe you feel like you don't fit in - that others seem to have 'it' and you don't. Maybe you think you don't do the 'right' things, the things you think you should be doing. Perhaps you are dogged by sadness, anxiety, confusion or fear and don't understand why this is so. It could be that you are struggling to succeed in a relationship, a job, or being socially worthy and you are frustrated at what you see as your limitations. Maybe you had a one-off traumatic experience that you feel you will never get over, or childhood and adolescent 'failures' that you feel defined by. But you also don't want to give up and are searching ...
Maybe you feel like you don't fit in - that others seem to have 'it' and you don't. Maybe you think you don't do the 'right' things, the things you think you should be doing. Perhaps you are dogged by sadness, anxiety, confusion or fear and don't understand why this is so. It could be that you are struggling to succeed in a relationship, a job, or being socially worthy and you are frustrated at what you see as your limitations. Maybe you had a one-off traumatic experience that you feel you will never get over, or childhood and adolescent 'failures' that you feel defined by. But you also don't want to give up and are searching ...
(02) 5118 9022 View (02) 5118 9022
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Olga Koronovskaia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer deep therapeutic work with various experiences and struggles in adults from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer deep therapeutic work with various experiences and struggles in adults from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
(02) 5118 9035 View (02) 5118 9035
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Insightful Psychology Results – PTS Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Not accepting new clients
Restore, improve, and sustain your mental health and well-being. Deal effectively with your real-time life challenges. I help my clients to do this by uncovering their blind spots, gaining self-awareness and self-understanding, building their self-esteem, and self-confidence. With more than 25 years of professional experience as a registered psychologist, my working style is caring, compassionate, educational, insightful, inspiring, and strengths focused. I’m also an astute and respectful challenger. My work is client-centered and ethical. I empower my clients through insightful psychology results.
Restore, improve, and sustain your mental health and well-being. Deal effectively with your real-time life challenges. I help my clients to do this by uncovering their blind spots, gaining self-awareness and self-understanding, building their self-esteem, and self-confidence. With more than 25 years of professional experience as a registered psychologist, my working style is caring, compassionate, educational, insightful, inspiring, and strengths focused. I’m also an astute and respectful challenger. My work is client-centered and ethical. I empower my clients through insightful psychology results.
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Penni Dickson
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
(02) 5941 6274 View (02) 5941 6274
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Congruence Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601
I want you to finish every session feeling excited, stimulated and hopeful. I aim to promote emotional and intellectual insights and clarity around who you are and what you are truly capable of. Together we will build resolve - the desire and confidence to make changes, take action, and live for yourself, no matter what your situation. I look forward to connecting with you in kindness and understanding, and guiding you to that place where you feel confident and at home.
I want you to finish every session feeling excited, stimulated and hopeful. I aim to promote emotional and intellectual insights and clarity around who you are and what you are truly capable of. Together we will build resolve - the desire and confidence to make changes, take action, and live for yourself, no matter what your situation. I look forward to connecting with you in kindness and understanding, and guiding you to that place where you feel confident and at home.
(02) 5137 7829 View (02) 5137 7829
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Deborah Durie Enliven Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601
People often feel confused, unsure or overwhelmed. Anxiety, distress, emotional pain and sadness can impede one's ability to engage fully in life. I will work with you to explore your own strengths, and build your resilience and coping skills. Together we will explore your challenges, and find ways to move forward. Safety, warmth and respect for individual differences are key to my approach. With a foundation of trauma informed practice, I use strengths based, person centred counselling, deep listening, art therapy, goal setting and mindfulness meditation. I have counselled people from all walks of life, on all life's challenges.
People often feel confused, unsure or overwhelmed. Anxiety, distress, emotional pain and sadness can impede one's ability to engage fully in life. I will work with you to explore your own strengths, and build your resilience and coping skills. Together we will explore your challenges, and find ways to move forward. Safety, warmth and respect for individual differences are key to my approach. With a foundation of trauma informed practice, I use strengths based, person centred counselling, deep listening, art therapy, goal setting and mindfulness meditation. I have counselled people from all walks of life, on all life's challenges.
(02) 5118 9033 View (02) 5118 9033
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Strong Space Counselling - Supporting Men
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601  (Online Only)
Men are often taught not to reach out for help. You may have been made to believe that to seek help for yourself was to admit weakness or that it would make you a burden. Maybe you don't know where to start. But you've been thinking about getting professional support for some time now, that's why you are here. You know you need help, maybe because you're experiencing social anxiety or an overwhelming difficulty to get out of bed. You might no longer enjoy the things that used to make you happy, or you're having darker, more intrusive thoughts. It's starting to impact your relationships, your work & your physical health.
Men are often taught not to reach out for help. You may have been made to believe that to seek help for yourself was to admit weakness or that it would make you a burden. Maybe you don't know where to start. But you've been thinking about getting professional support for some time now, that's why you are here. You know you need help, maybe because you're experiencing social anxiety or an overwhelming difficulty to get out of bed. You might no longer enjoy the things that used to make you happy, or you're having darker, more intrusive thoughts. It's starting to impact your relationships, your work & your physical health.
(02) 5135 1111 View (02) 5135 1111
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Your Sunset Grief Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Change and loss come in many forms throughout our lives - there doesn't have to be a death for you to feel bereft, a deep sense of sadness, loss or grief.
Change and loss come in many forms throughout our lives - there doesn't have to be a death for you to feel bereft, a deep sense of sadness, loss or grief.
(02) 5135 5526 View (02) 5135 5526
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Paul Julian Hoare
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
(02) 4708 9549 View (02) 4708 9549
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Pax Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601  (Online Only)
Chris offers a person-centered care approach that is empathetic, wise and honest. He is known for journeying with clients to explore their concerns, and helping them to find that inner-strength needed in times of challenge. He offers an open minded non-judgmental ear, confidential and helpful counselling approach that will encourage you to find a renewed sense of being. Chris will assist you to bring yourself back to a place that will let you meet life’s challenges with the drive and strength you already possess.
Chris offers a person-centered care approach that is empathetic, wise and honest. He is known for journeying with clients to explore their concerns, and helping them to find that inner-strength needed in times of challenge. He offers an open minded non-judgmental ear, confidential and helpful counselling approach that will encourage you to find a renewed sense of being. Chris will assist you to bring yourself back to a place that will let you meet life’s challenges with the drive and strength you already possess.
(02) 5926 2013 View (02) 5926 2013
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Jaisy Antony
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Acton, ACT 2601
I am an Australian Indian therapist, mother of two wild teenage girls and a somatically oriented certified psychedelic-assisted therapist. I work with a client base that is multicultural and aged 13 and above. I work at Canberra Child Psychiatry on Tuesdays looking after adolescents and family therapy. My specialities include grief and bereavement (death, divorce, empty nesting), couple/family relational conflict space, older adolescents/young adults, issues stemming from miscommunication and bicultural conflict in workplaces and families. I offer trauma counselling for NDIS self-managed and plan-managed clients.
I am an Australian Indian therapist, mother of two wild teenage girls and a somatically oriented certified psychedelic-assisted therapist. I work with a client base that is multicultural and aged 13 and above. I work at Canberra Child Psychiatry on Tuesdays looking after adolescents and family therapy. My specialities include grief and bereavement (death, divorce, empty nesting), couple/family relational conflict space, older adolescents/young adults, issues stemming from miscommunication and bicultural conflict in workplaces and families. I offer trauma counselling for NDIS self-managed and plan-managed clients.
(02) 5943 7562 View (02) 5943 7562
Photo of Marcela Jimenez, Counsellor in 2601, ACT
Marcela Jimenez
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Hello, I'm Marcela, and I'm here to listen to your unique story and support you through life's challenges. With over a decade of experience providing support in various life situations, I offer a caring and empathetic approach to help you navigate difficult times. If you or your children are facing challenging circumstances such as behavioural issues, anger, impulsivity, low self-esteem, or experiencing difficulties in building and maintaining healthy relationships, I'm here to help. As a qualified and fully registered counsellor with experience working with children, adolescents, and families, my goal is to provide you with a warm,
Hello, I'm Marcela, and I'm here to listen to your unique story and support you through life's challenges. With over a decade of experience providing support in various life situations, I offer a caring and empathetic approach to help you navigate difficult times. If you or your children are facing challenging circumstances such as behavioural issues, anger, impulsivity, low self-esteem, or experiencing difficulties in building and maintaining healthy relationships, I'm here to help. As a qualified and fully registered counsellor with experience working with children, adolescents, and families, my goal is to provide you with a warm,
(02) 5118 9113 View (02) 5118 9113
Photo of Renee Janssen-Gibson, Counsellor in 2601, ACT
Renee Janssen-Gibson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
I hold a safe space where you can be yourself and be fully listened to in a way that may be different from what you have experienced before. Having the freedom to talk about confusing thoughts and feelings will eventually allow you to understand yourself better. I believe that the quality of the relationship we build together is key to fostering safe and in-depth self-exploration and healing. I foster authentic and meaningful communication and connection to strengthen your sense of self. I am passionate about helping you understand, process and accept your inner experiences and trust your inherent resources to resolve them.
I hold a safe space where you can be yourself and be fully listened to in a way that may be different from what you have experienced before. Having the freedom to talk about confusing thoughts and feelings will eventually allow you to understand yourself better. I believe that the quality of the relationship we build together is key to fostering safe and in-depth self-exploration and healing. I foster authentic and meaningful communication and connection to strengthen your sense of self. I am passionate about helping you understand, process and accept your inner experiences and trust your inherent resources to resolve them.
(02) 5119 2376 View (02) 5119 2376
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Paul Dykes Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
I work with clients from all backgrounds in a client centred and empathetic manner. My ability is to work with you to help distill what is exactly happening for you and then to get to work on building a foundation to move forward.
I work with clients from all backgrounds in a client centred and empathetic manner. My ability is to work with you to help distill what is exactly happening for you and then to get to work on building a foundation to move forward.
(02) 6190 0573 View (02) 6190 0573

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2601

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in 2601 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
78% Self Esteem
78% Life Transitions
70% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
47% Medicare Rebates
40% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2601 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 2601?

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.