Photo of Rhyan Andrews, Counsellor in 2783, NSW
Rhyan Andrews
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783
Not accepting new clients
I have worked as a social worker and counsellor for over 30 years in NSW Health. I have specialised in grief and loss, relationships, sexual health and women's health. I am passionate about helping my clients feel more positive about themselves and their life. I believe in the power of positive, respectful counselling to move us forward and heal emotionally. Please note, I do not take out of hour calls. In this case, please call Lifeline on 131114 for support.
I have worked as a social worker and counsellor for over 30 years in NSW Health. I have specialised in grief and loss, relationships, sexual health and women's health. I am passionate about helping my clients feel more positive about themselves and their life. I believe in the power of positive, respectful counselling to move us forward and heal emotionally. Please note, I do not take out of hour calls. In this case, please call Lifeline on 131114 for support.
(02) 4708 9532 View (02) 4708 9532
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Sonja Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783
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
Photo of Pete O'Malley, Psychologist in 2783, NSW
Pete O'Malley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783
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 Florence Thum, Psychotherapist in 2783, NSW
Florence Thum
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783
Hi there! I work with teenagers and adults from diverse gender, cultural and socioeconomic background in areas of personal growth and development, communication and conflict, stress and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, education and schooling, mid-life questioning, existential or spiritual issues, grief and loss. I have worked in different professional settings from law to education and psychotherapy, and attuned to sociocultural impacts on our mental health. Our therapeutic or coaching session is a safe space for awareness and healing and to lean towards positive action.
Hi there! I work with teenagers and adults from diverse gender, cultural and socioeconomic background in areas of personal growth and development, communication and conflict, stress and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, education and schooling, mid-life questioning, existential or spiritual issues, grief and loss. I have worked in different professional settings from law to education and psychotherapy, and attuned to sociocultural impacts on our mental health. Our therapeutic or coaching session is a safe space for awareness and healing and to lean towards positive action.
(02) 4503 8982 View (02) 4503 8982
Photo of Natacha Desille, Psychologist in 2783, NSW
Natacha Desille
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783  (Online Only)
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am able to offer treatment services to a range of individuals across the life spectrum. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals who are curious about their experiences and want to deepen their understanding about themselves, their relationships, and the world they live in. I work holistically and incorporate evidence-based practice with experiential expressive therapies that treat the entire person (including the mind-body connection).
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am able to offer treatment services to a range of individuals across the life spectrum. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals who are curious about their experiences and want to deepen their understanding about themselves, their relationships, and the world they live in. I work holistically and incorporate evidence-based practice with experiential expressive therapies that treat the entire person (including the mind-body connection).
(07) 3184 4098 View (07) 3184 4098
Photo of Martin Roberts, Counsellor in 2783, NSW
Martin Roberts
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783
In my practice, I work towards an understanding of each person’s needs to develop a responsive, culturally sensitive practice, and provide an empathic, non-judgmental space where people can feel heard, valued, connected, empowered and understood. I have extensive experience working with teens through to adults of all genders, and specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ASD, sexuality, gender, identity and self-esteem.
In my practice, I work towards an understanding of each person’s needs to develop a responsive, culturally sensitive practice, and provide an empathic, non-judgmental space where people can feel heard, valued, connected, empowered and understood. I have extensive experience working with teens through to adults of all genders, and specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ASD, sexuality, gender, identity and self-esteem.
(02) 4501 7934 View (02) 4501 7934
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The Counselling & Therapy Place
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783
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
Clare Russell-Williams
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Lawson, NSW 2783
Clare is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, transition and adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Clare has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has extensive experience working with veterans and emergency service personnel who have experienced trauma. She also has specialist skills in working with women who are experiencing difficulties during the perinatal period and currently works with the Gidget Foundation.
Clare is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, transition and adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Clare has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has extensive experience working with veterans and emergency service personnel who have experienced trauma. She also has specialist skills in working with women who are experiencing difficulties during the perinatal period and currently works with the Gidget Foundation.
(02) 4708 9525 View (02) 4708 9525
Photo of Trisha Harris - Riverview Counselling, Counsellor in 2783, NSW
Trisha Harris - Riverview Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lawson, NSW 2783
Hi, my name is Trisha Harris, I am a mum of 4, including 3 who are neurodivergent. I work with individuals, couples and teens, including NDIS. I understand the need for support, to be heard, to have undivided attention that is just for YOU. I can help you handle the 'right now' with a safe space for you to plan for your future and reach your goals. Supporting you, every step of the way.
Hi, my name is Trisha Harris, I am a mum of 4, including 3 who are neurodivergent. I work with individuals, couples and teens, including NDIS. I understand the need for support, to be heard, to have undivided attention that is just for YOU. I can help you handle the 'right now' with a safe space for you to plan for your future and reach your goals. Supporting you, every step of the way.
(02) 4703 5077 View (02) 4703 5077
Photo of Christie Little, Psychotherapist in 2783, NSW
Christie Little
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lawson, NSW 2783
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
(08) 7831 2913 View (08) 7831 2913

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2783

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in 2783 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
33% Bupa
33% CUA Health

How Counsellors in 2783 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

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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.