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A Grounded Nature
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Blackheath, NSW 2785
At A Grounded Nature, we believe all people have the innate ability to heal and achieve therapeutic goals. A grounded nature supports you to lead an authentic life and have healthy connections with other people. We aim to break cycles of intergenerational pain and trauma. If you, or someone you care for would like to take the next steps, get in contact.
At A Grounded Nature, we believe all people have the innate ability to heal and achieve therapeutic goals. A grounded nature supports you to lead an authentic life and have healthy connections with other people. We aim to break cycles of intergenerational pain and trauma. If you, or someone you care for would like to take the next steps, get in contact.
(02) 8806 0152 View (02) 8806 0152
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Debbie O'Connor
Psychotherapist, ANZAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackheath, NSW 2785
Hello, my name is Debbie O'Connor and I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, passionate about helping people overcome emotional pain, heal from trauma, mend relationships and flourish in life. Whether you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, feelings of sadness grief or distress, I will work with you to form a strong and supportive relationship based on an empathic understanding of your emotional life, experiences and important relationships. This understanding forms a basis for exploring solutions to help you improve your relationship with both yourself and others and heal emotional pain.
Hello, my name is Debbie O'Connor and I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, passionate about helping people overcome emotional pain, heal from trauma, mend relationships and flourish in life. Whether you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, feelings of sadness grief or distress, I will work with you to form a strong and supportive relationship based on an empathic understanding of your emotional life, experiences and important relationships. This understanding forms a basis for exploring solutions to help you improve your relationship with both yourself and others and heal emotional pain.
(08) 6118 7160 View (08) 6118 7160
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Claudia Vayda
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Blackheath, NSW 2785
With over 25 years’ experience as a Psychologist and Family Therapist, I have worked both in crisis and outpatient settings with drug and alcohol, at-risk, and acute mental health populations as well as in private practice with couples, families, and individuals. My work now focusses on working together to facilitate and create sustained positive change with my clients, and to assist recovery from abuse, trauma, and adverse life events.
With over 25 years’ experience as a Psychologist and Family Therapist, I have worked both in crisis and outpatient settings with drug and alcohol, at-risk, and acute mental health populations as well as in private practice with couples, families, and individuals. My work now focusses on working together to facilitate and create sustained positive change with my clients, and to assist recovery from abuse, trauma, and adverse life events.
0493 838 567 View 0493 838 567
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Karlo Seci
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Blackheath, NSW 2785
Waitlist for new clients
I'm highly inspired to work with clients that are willing to find ways to overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief or other 'stuck' places, I believe there is a way to come to a healthier mental-emotional equilibrium. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors can all serve as a key to enter deeper into oneself. I am here to help find the way inside where one can see how to change.
I'm highly inspired to work with clients that are willing to find ways to overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief or other 'stuck' places, I believe there is a way to come to a healthier mental-emotional equilibrium. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors can all serve as a key to enter deeper into oneself. I am here to help find the way inside where one can see how to change.
(02) 4708 9554 View (02) 4708 9554
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Pete O'Malley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Blackheath, NSW 2785
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
Clare Russell-Williams
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Blackheath, NSW 2785
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
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Sonja Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Blackheath, NSW 2785
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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Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackheath, NSW 2785
Waitlist for new clients
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
(02) 4703 9752 View (02) 4703 9752
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Kristy Jane Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Blackheath, NSW 2785
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
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Christie Little
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blackheath, NSW 2785
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
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Kirsten Maclean Barnett
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackheath, NSW 2785
I provide a safe and inclusive space where you can express yourself authentically, and where you will be held in a non-judgmental and deeply compassionate way. You might be experiencing a significant life event or transition … feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed … a big question or uncertainty might loom over you ... or maybe you have curious body symptoms or dreams. I will support you to uncover the unknown. Working with clients of all genders from teen into late adulthood, although I also specialise in menstrual cycle awareness and rites of passage midwifery.
I provide a safe and inclusive space where you can express yourself authentically, and where you will be held in a non-judgmental and deeply compassionate way. You might be experiencing a significant life event or transition … feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed … a big question or uncertainty might loom over you ... or maybe you have curious body symptoms or dreams. I will support you to uncover the unknown. Working with clients of all genders from teen into late adulthood, although I also specialise in menstrual cycle awareness and rites of passage midwifery.
(08) 5117 3155 View (08) 5117 3155
Photo of Rob Engels, Psychotherapist in 2785, NSW
Rob Engels
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackheath, NSW 2785
I am a PACFA-certified somatic psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma-informed awareness practices that dissolve the root causes of your suffering to liberate the freedom, authenticity and wholeness that is rightfully yours. In session, I invite you to move beyond the stories you tell about yourself into an experiential, embodied understanding of your core wounds so that you can tend and heal them. My work is holistic, encompassing body, mind and spirit, helping you to resolve the deeper, unconscious patterns, programs and processes that are holding you back.
I am a PACFA-certified somatic psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma-informed awareness practices that dissolve the root causes of your suffering to liberate the freedom, authenticity and wholeness that is rightfully yours. In session, I invite you to move beyond the stories you tell about yourself into an experiential, embodied understanding of your core wounds so that you can tend and heal them. My work is holistic, encompassing body, mind and spirit, helping you to resolve the deeper, unconscious patterns, programs and processes that are holding you back.
(03) 7302 8745 View (03) 7302 8745

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2785

10+

Average cost per session

$195

Counsellors in 2785 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
83% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement
67% Spirituality

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicare Rebates
33% Other
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2785 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2785?

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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.