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Donna Marie Smythe
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mawson, ACT 2607
My name is Donna, and I've always known my life purpose is to assist others. ​ This is evident from the various roles I've had in business, marketing and customer service, along with seventeen years working as a Secondary Education Teacher. During this time, I have had my eyes opened to the many mental, physical, social and emotional concerns the youth of today have and continue to experience. I have experience working across diverse cultures and with the LGBTQI+ community. My mission is to assist you on a deeper level to be empowered, find hope, and strengthen your belief in self to improve wellbeing.
My name is Donna, and I've always known my life purpose is to assist others. ​ This is evident from the various roles I've had in business, marketing and customer service, along with seventeen years working as a Secondary Education Teacher. During this time, I have had my eyes opened to the many mental, physical, social and emotional concerns the youth of today have and continue to experience. I have experience working across diverse cultures and with the LGBTQI+ community. My mission is to assist you on a deeper level to be empowered, find hope, and strengthen your belief in self to improve wellbeing.
(02) 5926 2994 View (02) 5926 2994
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Integrated Self Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mawson, ACT 2607
I have extensive experience in working with children, young people and adults who have experienced adversity either within their home, community, educational setting or work place. I have worked with clients with complex trauma histories, dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I have devoted my career over the past 20 years to working with children, adolescents and adults with complex needs or experiencing mental health challenges within the foster care system, rehabilitation services, education department and general public.
I have extensive experience in working with children, young people and adults who have experienced adversity either within their home, community, educational setting or work place. I have worked with clients with complex trauma histories, dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I have devoted my career over the past 20 years to working with children, adolescents and adults with complex needs or experiencing mental health challenges within the foster care system, rehabilitation services, education department and general public.
0412 403 639 View 0412 403 639
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Pearce Counselling and psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pearce, ACT 2607
I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor with over 10 years of experience in helping individuals navigate through their emotional and mental health challenges. I hold a Bachelors degree in Counselling and have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds. My approach is client-centered, empathetic, and non-judgmental, creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I am skilled in various therapeutic techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. I am committed to helping clients build resilience.
I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor with over 10 years of experience in helping individuals navigate through their emotional and mental health challenges. I hold a Bachelors degree in Counselling and have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds. My approach is client-centered, empathetic, and non-judgmental, creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I am skilled in various therapeutic techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. I am committed to helping clients build resilience.
(02) 5944 5995 View (02) 5944 5995
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Kate Mungoven Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mawson, ACT 2607
Modern mothering is wild. Whether you’re just at the beginning, been at it a while or somewhere in between, the changes and challenges of mothering continue throughout our lives. You are not alone - I can help. I specialise in working with mothers who are figuring out how to find a sense of self and steadiness in this messy existence. You want to be the mother you imagined, to live your values and juggle it all. But sometimes, you fall short. We can work together towards your goals; to feel like yourself again, to be able to show up for yourself and your children, to understand, to heal and to grow.
Modern mothering is wild. Whether you’re just at the beginning, been at it a while or somewhere in between, the changes and challenges of mothering continue throughout our lives. You are not alone - I can help. I specialise in working with mothers who are figuring out how to find a sense of self and steadiness in this messy existence. You want to be the mother you imagined, to live your values and juggle it all. But sometimes, you fall short. We can work together towards your goals; to feel like yourself again, to be able to show up for yourself and your children, to understand, to heal and to grow.
(02) 5950 5175 View (02) 5950 5175
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Jaisy Antony
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Pearce, ACT 2607
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
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Arena Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pearce, ACT 2607
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Stefanie, I am a trauma informed, PaCFA clinically registered counsellor. I am a practitioner who approaches counselling in a collaborative way, helping you to move beyond simply surviving and be able to deal with life stressors with greater ease. Working together, we will explore your experience and difficulties to achieve a deeper understanding of who you are; how you think, feel and behave. My goal is to encourage you to be curious about your internal world and to heal the parts of yourself that hold your emotional wounds.
My name is Stefanie, I am a trauma informed, PaCFA clinically registered counsellor. I am a practitioner who approaches counselling in a collaborative way, helping you to move beyond simply surviving and be able to deal with life stressors with greater ease. Working together, we will explore your experience and difficulties to achieve a deeper understanding of who you are; how you think, feel and behave. My goal is to encourage you to be curious about your internal world and to heal the parts of yourself that hold your emotional wounds.
0456 655 658 View 0456 655 658
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Jeanette Neely
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mawson, ACT 2607
Overwhelmed by life’s challenges and feeling stuck, lonely, and isolated In your most important relationships? We can work together to uncover and understand the impact of childhood attachment, trauma, shame, bullying and racism on our relationships, chronic pain and addiction. Has your past prevented you from living the life and having the relationships you long for? Through therapy, we can gain insight and awareness into your inner distress and conflict and work towards healing, self acceptance, love and gratitude. You will also learn how to improve and understand your most important relationships.
Overwhelmed by life’s challenges and feeling stuck, lonely, and isolated In your most important relationships? We can work together to uncover and understand the impact of childhood attachment, trauma, shame, bullying and racism on our relationships, chronic pain and addiction. Has your past prevented you from living the life and having the relationships you long for? Through therapy, we can gain insight and awareness into your inner distress and conflict and work towards healing, self acceptance, love and gratitude. You will also learn how to improve and understand your most important relationships.
(02) 6188 7462 View (02) 6188 7462

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2607

< 10

Counsellors in 2607 who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
57% Relationship Issues
57% Bereavement
57% Parenting
57% Trauma and PTSD
57% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% NDIS
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2607 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2607?

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.