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Louise Jeanette Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
I'm a Counsellor and Walk and Talk Therapist, practicing in the Penrith, Blue Mountains, and Camden. My practice is unique as sessions are provided in local parks and walking trails. My vision is to reconnect my clients with the natural environment while enhancing your coping skills, uncovering your personal strengths and empowering you to move forward towards your goals and greater happiness. Consultations are 60 minutes long and the first 30 minute phone session provides the opportunity for you to consider if walk and talk therapy will be a better fit for you.
I'm a Counsellor and Walk and Talk Therapist, practicing in the Penrith, Blue Mountains, and Camden. My practice is unique as sessions are provided in local parks and walking trails. My vision is to reconnect my clients with the natural environment while enhancing your coping skills, uncovering your personal strengths and empowering you to move forward towards your goals and greater happiness. Consultations are 60 minutes long and the first 30 minute phone session provides the opportunity for you to consider if walk and talk therapy will be a better fit for you.
(02) 4708 9530 View (02) 4708 9530
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Grahame Coote
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
I focus on men's counselling. It's not that I don't counsel women it's just that men have different ways of dealing with problems that require another kind of approach. The Situational Approach says “this person is going through some exceptional event and they need help dealing with it” rather than “they have a mental health problem and we need to treat the illness”.
I focus on men's counselling. It's not that I don't counsel women it's just that men have different ways of dealing with problems that require another kind of approach. The Situational Approach says “this person is going through some exceptional event and they need help dealing with it” rather than “they have a mental health problem and we need to treat the illness”.
(02) 4708 9652 View (02) 4708 9652
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Kristina Paliokaite
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
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
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Emma Donlevy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
I have over 20 year’s experience supporting people aged 3- 63 who have complex and diverse needs, in particular as a result of trauma. I offer a unique person-centred practice based on the needs of the person sitting in front of me. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues including developmental and attachment-related trauma, complex trauma, and dual diagnosis. I understand the unique trauma and mental health needs that people with disability experience, being neuroaffirming and strengths based.
I have over 20 year’s experience supporting people aged 3- 63 who have complex and diverse needs, in particular as a result of trauma. I offer a unique person-centred practice based on the needs of the person sitting in front of me. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues including developmental and attachment-related trauma, complex trauma, and dual diagnosis. I understand the unique trauma and mental health needs that people with disability experience, being neuroaffirming and strengths based.
(02) 4503 6114 View (02) 4503 6114
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Paul Mitchell
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
(02) 5604 9802 View (02) 5604 9802
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Connect 2 Health Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
(02) 7804 4817 View (02) 7804 4817

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2787

< 10

Counsellors in 2787 who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
67% Relationship Issues
67% Anxiety
50% Bereavement
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Suicidal Ideation
50% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in 2787 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2787?

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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.