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Kristy Jane Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
(02) 4503 8937 View (02) 4503 8937
Photo of Deborah Fidgeon Relationship Counselling, Counsellor in 2779, NSW
Deborah Fidgeon Relationship Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779
I am a specialist Couple Counsellor with 18 years experience. I offer weekday and Saturday appointments, both face to face and online. I have been counselling individuals and couples for Relationships Australia and in private practice since 2004. I have personally experienced many of the life challenges faced by my clients; these experiences and my professional knowledge and skills combine to help me to provide a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach to working with my clients, whether they attend alone or as a couple.
I am a specialist Couple Counsellor with 18 years experience. I offer weekday and Saturday appointments, both face to face and online. I have been counselling individuals and couples for Relationships Australia and in private practice since 2004. I have personally experienced many of the life challenges faced by my clients; these experiences and my professional knowledge and skills combine to help me to provide a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach to working with my clients, whether they attend alone or as a couple.
(02) 9100 0212 View (02) 9100 0212
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The Counselling & Therapy Place
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779
Not accepting new clients
It can be daunting trying to find the right support when a decision has been made that you or a family member would like to see a counsellor or therapist.​ People have many reasons for making the decision, but finding someone you feel comfortable with and trust will help you find your way can be hard. In opening The Counselling & Therapy Place, Katrina, wanted to provide a place where people of all ages can find somebody who will help them hold the hope at times when it might not feel like there is any, or where they can come before things get too hard.
It can be daunting trying to find the right support when a decision has been made that you or a family member would like to see a counsellor or therapist.​ People have many reasons for making the decision, but finding someone you feel comfortable with and trust will help you find your way can be hard. In opening The Counselling & Therapy Place, Katrina, wanted to provide a place where people of all ages can find somebody who will help them hold the hope at times when it might not feel like there is any, or where they can come before things get too hard.
(02) 4708 9569 View (02) 4708 9569
Photo of Pete O'Malley, Psychologist in 2779, NSW
Pete O'Malley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
(02) 5657 0257 View (02) 5657 0257
Photo of Kristina Paliokaite, Psychologist in 2779, NSW
Kristina Paliokaite
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
(02) 4503 6318 View (02) 4503 6318
Photo of Sonja Keller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2779, NSW
Sonja Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
(02) 8776 3814 View (02) 8776 3814

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2779

< 10

Counsellors in 2779 who prioritize treating:

67% Relationship Issues
50% Depression
50% Anxiety
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Bipolar Disorder
50% Borderline Personality (BPD)
50% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
25% Other
25% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2779 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2779?

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.