Photo of undefined - Creating Connections Counselling, PACFA, Counsellor
Creating Connections Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Do you need someone to talk to? Are you doubting your self-worth & self-esteem or have difficulties with anxiety & depression? Would you like to improve your communication with your partner or a member of your family?. Have you experienced a betrayal or has someone in the relationship had difficulties with addiction or behavioural difficulties? Have you been affected by previous traumatic experiences? I am here to help you regain, much-needed clarity along your individual journey. My goal is to ensure you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to work with you to facilitate a safe space to explore your inner needs.
Do you need someone to talk to? Are you doubting your self-worth & self-esteem or have difficulties with anxiety & depression? Would you like to improve your communication with your partner or a member of your family?. Have you experienced a betrayal or has someone in the relationship had difficulties with addiction or behavioural difficulties? Have you been affected by previous traumatic experiences? I am here to help you regain, much-needed clarity along your individual journey. My goal is to ensure you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to work with you to facilitate a safe space to explore your inner needs.
(02) 5104 9730 View (02) 5104 9730
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Valentina Dragicevic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Narrabundah, ACT 2604  (Online Only)
Hey there, I'm Valentina, the face and heart behind Soul Soothing Psychology! My passion is utilising the powerful benefits of EMDR and schema therapy with clients who are curious, reflective and recognize that painful experiences affect every aspect of their being. I believe that painful experiences can break us, leaving us with shattered fragments, and affecting our hearts, mind, body, and soul. Together, we embark on a journey towards more joy, meaningful moments, and a deeper connection to yourself and your loved ones.
Hey there, I'm Valentina, the face and heart behind Soul Soothing Psychology! My passion is utilising the powerful benefits of EMDR and schema therapy with clients who are curious, reflective and recognize that painful experiences affect every aspect of their being. I believe that painful experiences can break us, leaving us with shattered fragments, and affecting our hearts, mind, body, and soul. Together, we embark on a journey towards more joy, meaningful moments, and a deeper connection to yourself and your loved ones.
(07) 3132 1936 View (07) 3132 1936
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Olga Koronovskaia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ACT 2604
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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Laura Apolo
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kingston, ACT 2604
Being listened to as you talk with someone you can trust helps you remember that you are not alone. It feels good to share, and talking about things can open up the door for healing. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. When we try to keep things stored in our head, especially strong feelings, it gets overwhelming, which fuels our anxiety. Talking frees us from that. Together, our conversations will uncover the hidden meaning behind what's happening, and help you to find your way, as you make sense of the challenges you have found yourself facing.
Being listened to as you talk with someone you can trust helps you remember that you are not alone. It feels good to share, and talking about things can open up the door for healing. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. When we try to keep things stored in our head, especially strong feelings, it gets overwhelming, which fuels our anxiety. Talking frees us from that. Together, our conversations will uncover the hidden meaning behind what's happening, and help you to find your way, as you make sense of the challenges you have found yourself facing.
(02) 5941 6975 View (02) 5941 6975
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Help Now Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
The ideal person coming into see me are committing to change for themselves. I see their ideal goals are finding peace with their trauma, anxiety, depression, and etc. I see that they are looking for a calm place even if they have not experienced this in their life before.
The ideal person coming into see me are committing to change for themselves. I see their ideal goals are finding peace with their trauma, anxiety, depression, and etc. I see that they are looking for a calm place even if they have not experienced this in their life before.
(02) 5133 8472 View (02) 5133 8472
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Mandy McNaught
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
(03) 7003 2870 View (03) 7003 2870
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Alison Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kingston, ACT 2604
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
(02) 5944 1680 View (02) 5944 1680
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The Secret Keeper
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ACT 2604
Have you decided you like to make some changes in your life? Whether you’d like to deal with pass experiences or simply learn how to look after the here and now, I may be able help. I say ‘may’ because the relationship between a therapist and client is very important and as such it’s important you feel comfortable sharing your secrets with me.
Have you decided you like to make some changes in your life? Whether you’d like to deal with pass experiences or simply learn how to look after the here and now, I may be able help. I say ‘may’ because the relationship between a therapist and client is very important and as such it’s important you feel comfortable sharing your secrets with me.
(02) 6190 1349 View (02) 6190 1349
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Canberra Mobile Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ACT 2604
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
(02) 5926 2237 View (02) 5926 2237
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Mental Care Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kingston, ACT 2604
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.
(02) 8105 5551 View (02) 8105 5551
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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Kingston, ACT 2604
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
(02) 6188 7367 View (02) 6188 7367
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Riddhi Blackley
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Riddhi Blackley is a highly qualified and accomplished counsellor with many years of experience providing practical, results-focused treatment to those seeking relief and recovery from a wide range of presenting difficulties. Riddhi's clients are supported to define their own goals by sharing their internal experience and desires for change. Riddhi uses compassionate, practical, and effective methods to help clients see and let go of damaging patterns, process emotion that is stuck, and awaken their innate abilities for growth and development.
Riddhi Blackley is a highly qualified and accomplished counsellor with many years of experience providing practical, results-focused treatment to those seeking relief and recovery from a wide range of presenting difficulties. Riddhi's clients are supported to define their own goals by sharing their internal experience and desires for change. Riddhi uses compassionate, practical, and effective methods to help clients see and let go of damaging patterns, process emotion that is stuck, and awaken their innate abilities for growth and development.
(02) 5118 9418 View (02) 5118 9418
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Remedy Therapy Canberra
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Remedy Therapy is a psychotherapy and counselling service that you can self-refer to, doesn’t require a mental health plan and avoids hefty psychologist fees but delivers the same strategies and techniques. We offer flexible times and different appointment options. We are one of the few providers in ACT that have an indepth knowledge and skillset to work with ADHD, and also specialise in working with couples.
Remedy Therapy is a psychotherapy and counselling service that you can self-refer to, doesn’t require a mental health plan and avoids hefty psychologist fees but delivers the same strategies and techniques. We offer flexible times and different appointment options. We are one of the few providers in ACT that have an indepth knowledge and skillset to work with ADHD, and also specialise in working with couples.
0403 226 957 View 0403 226 957
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Dewis Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kingston, ACT 2604
I meet you where you are at. I work from a person centred perspective, to provide you with a caring, non- judgemental and supportive space; to work through whatever life issues may be troubling you. Working together, we can explore your concerns and the effect you feel these things are having on the “whole” of your well-being. Your counselling journey should be supportive and empowering. I truly believe everyone can grow beyond struggle. You should expect to see real, tangible changes in yourself and gain insight, strength, resilience and confidence as you make positive changes towards living a rich and vital life.
I meet you where you are at. I work from a person centred perspective, to provide you with a caring, non- judgemental and supportive space; to work through whatever life issues may be troubling you. Working together, we can explore your concerns and the effect you feel these things are having on the “whole” of your well-being. Your counselling journey should be supportive and empowering. I truly believe everyone can grow beyond struggle. You should expect to see real, tangible changes in yourself and gain insight, strength, resilience and confidence as you make positive changes towards living a rich and vital life.
(02) 5944 1305 View (02) 5944 1305

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2604

10+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in 2604 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
93% Depression
93% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
79% Stress
79% Life Transitions
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medicare Rebates
40% Bupa
40% NDIS

How Counsellors in 2604 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2604?

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.