Photo of Gregg Chapman, PsyBA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Gregg Chapman
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
I believe that we are all one human family and that everyone is capable of, and deserving of, understanding, compassion and care.
I believe that we are all one human family and that everyone is capable of, and deserving of, understanding, compassion and care.
(02) 5118 9472 View (02) 5118 9472
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Paul Dykes Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Evatt, ACT 2617
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
Photo of Raji Samprathi, PACFA, Counsellor
Raji Samprathi
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kaleen, ACT 2617
Have you felt the need to be heard and wished somebody would understand what you are going through in life? As a counsellor I will be there for you to listen to your story with respect, empathy and without judgment and help you find your path of healing and recovery. You will find a safe space in the therapy room to unburden yourself. It is your story and your journey and I will be there to guide you and help you with kindness, compassion and practical strategies to move ahead. It would be my privilege to have the opportunity to help you move towards a life filled with peace and joy.
Have you felt the need to be heard and wished somebody would understand what you are going through in life? As a counsellor I will be there for you to listen to your story with respect, empathy and without judgment and help you find your path of healing and recovery. You will find a safe space in the therapy room to unburden yourself. It is your story and your journey and I will be there to guide you and help you with kindness, compassion and practical strategies to move ahead. It would be my privilege to have the opportunity to help you move towards a life filled with peace and joy.
(02) 5129 0804 View (02) 5129 0804
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Northside Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
To dispel all myths of the ideal client, every client is a welcome client. People arrive at their first session with a mix of emotions and it is here that I like to engage with the person to ensure we are a good fit and that they feel safe and ready to take the next steps. Engagement with my clients fosters commitment to the therapy process to ensure the best therapeutic outcome for them.
To dispel all myths of the ideal client, every client is a welcome client. People arrive at their first session with a mix of emotions and it is here that I like to engage with the person to ensure we are a good fit and that they feel safe and ready to take the next steps. Engagement with my clients fosters commitment to the therapy process to ensure the best therapeutic outcome for them.
(02) 5137 7727 View (02) 5137 7727
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Prakash K C
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
We humans possess significant resilience, yet we are also quite vulnerable. There are numerous factors around us that can affect our wellbeing and can cause anxiety, sadness, hurt, guilt, anger, loneliness, sense of unfulfillment, etc. Sometimes painful memories from the past don’t allow us to create new memories. Our own thoughts and beliefs work against us at times. Behaviours that were once soothing and comfortable, over time, become destructive. Coping with loss can be extremely challenging. Argument and unresolved conflicts can damage our intimate relationships. Family members not getting along can result in lot of distress.
We humans possess significant resilience, yet we are also quite vulnerable. There are numerous factors around us that can affect our wellbeing and can cause anxiety, sadness, hurt, guilt, anger, loneliness, sense of unfulfillment, etc. Sometimes painful memories from the past don’t allow us to create new memories. Our own thoughts and beliefs work against us at times. Behaviours that were once soothing and comfortable, over time, become destructive. Coping with loss can be extremely challenging. Argument and unresolved conflicts can damage our intimate relationships. Family members not getting along can result in lot of distress.
(02) 5941 6880 View (02) 5941 6880
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Louise Pilon
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
I am a passionate about the human condition. Working at Relational depth and by exploring one's values and understanding the meaning of our life stories we become capable of making choices that reflect who we truly are and want to become, Change is Possible.
I am a passionate about the human condition. Working at Relational depth and by exploring one's values and understanding the meaning of our life stories we become capable of making choices that reflect who we truly are and want to become, Change is Possible.
(02) 5137 7770 View (02) 5137 7770
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Murisi Iriwin Mtsvanga-Moyo
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
My name is Murisi I have worked in the counselling field since 2012. I am a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, Level3. I am located in the Australian Capital Territory and have over the years worked with diverse populations. My passions are in couples counselling, helping people through anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, anger management. I use integrative approach to therapy, inclusive of person-cantered, CBT, narrative, Emotion focused, the Gottman method, and family systems.
My name is Murisi I have worked in the counselling field since 2012. I am a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, Level3. I am located in the Australian Capital Territory and have over the years worked with diverse populations. My passions are in couples counselling, helping people through anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, anger management. I use integrative approach to therapy, inclusive of person-cantered, CBT, narrative, Emotion focused, the Gottman method, and family systems.
(02) 5135 5778 View (02) 5135 5778
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Rabia Muqtadir
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617  (Online Only)
Life can offer challenges that can simply be overwhelming. It is in those times that many of us feel confused/lost or simply unheard in our relationships and struggle to communicate with our loved ones. For some of us trauma from our past is captivating enough to feel stuck and hold us back to fully become who we are suppose to be or experience of loss and grief impact our well-being and challenge our mental health. It could be anxiety and depression that keep you captive. If you are experiencing any of this or other life challenges I would encourage you to reach out and take a step towards well-being and meaning full life.
Life can offer challenges that can simply be overwhelming. It is in those times that many of us feel confused/lost or simply unheard in our relationships and struggle to communicate with our loved ones. For some of us trauma from our past is captivating enough to feel stuck and hold us back to fully become who we are suppose to be or experience of loss and grief impact our well-being and challenge our mental health. It could be anxiety and depression that keep you captive. If you are experiencing any of this or other life challenges I would encourage you to reach out and take a step towards well-being and meaning full life.
(02) 5133 8847 View (02) 5133 8847
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Corella Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
It is your ability to integrate change, to identify valued ways of living and to build connection that is the key to living well as you grow older. You may be coping with life transitions or change, managing a chronic illness or disability, or caring for someone. You may be experiencing loss, or dealing with stress, anxiety or depression.
It is your ability to integrate change, to identify valued ways of living and to build connection that is the key to living well as you grow older. You may be coping with life transitions or change, managing a chronic illness or disability, or caring for someone. You may be experiencing loss, or dealing with stress, anxiety or depression.
(02) 5135 1318 View (02) 5135 1318
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Your Sunset Grief Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
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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Alison Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
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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Remedy Therapy Canberra
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
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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Olga Koronovskaia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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
Photo of Angie Hazlehurst, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Angie Hazlehurst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kaleen, ACT 2617
Are you struggling with a challenging relationship or stressful situation at home or work? Are you the parent of a child or adolescent with their own mental health challenges - you're busy caring for them, and feel like no one is caring for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by rising levels of stress and anxiety in this uncertain world? Does life just feel too fast and too hard? You don't have to struggle alone. I would be privileged to walk with you awhile.
Are you struggling with a challenging relationship or stressful situation at home or work? Are you the parent of a child or adolescent with their own mental health challenges - you're busy caring for them, and feel like no one is caring for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by rising levels of stress and anxiety in this uncertain world? Does life just feel too fast and too hard? You don't have to struggle alone. I would be privileged to walk with you awhile.
(02) 6189 2764 View (02) 6189 2764
Photo of Manav Satija, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Manav Satija
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belconnen, ACT 2617
How could your life be improved if you were able to understand and fully accept who you are and the circumstances that shaped you? What might change in your life if you had the mindset and tools required to shift harmful beliefs and behaviours? What would your life be like if you felt safe, fulfilled and connected in your relationships with others? My clients work with me to make these types of shifts in their relationships with themselves and others. Let's work together as a team to discover how you can live a more autonomous, connected and fulfilled life.
How could your life be improved if you were able to understand and fully accept who you are and the circumstances that shaped you? What might change in your life if you had the mindset and tools required to shift harmful beliefs and behaviours? What would your life be like if you felt safe, fulfilled and connected in your relationships with others? My clients work with me to make these types of shifts in their relationships with themselves and others. Let's work together as a team to discover how you can live a more autonomous, connected and fulfilled life.
(02) 5950 5195 View (02) 5950 5195
Photo of Laura Apolo, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Laura Apolo
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bruce, ACT 2617
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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Anel Grobler
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
When working together, I would invite you to bring thoughts, feelings, dreams and wonderings. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and you can expect to be listened to in a confidential and supportive environment.
When working together, I would invite you to bring thoughts, feelings, dreams and wonderings. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and you can expect to be listened to in a confidential and supportive environment.
0449 169 626 View 0449 169 626
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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
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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Arena Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
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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Dewis Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Belconnen, ACT 2617
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 2617

20+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in 2617 who prioritize treating:

86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
81% Stress
67% Bereavement
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medibank Private
100% NDIS
100% AHM Health

How Counsellors in 2617 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2617?

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.