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Toni-Maree Hannan
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Calwell, ACT 2905
When you are feeling anxious and stressed then you need an expert to support you to get back to normal. I specialise in anxiety and stress disorders and have over 10 years experience in the field.
When you are feeling anxious and stressed then you need an expert to support you to get back to normal. I specialise in anxiety and stress disorders and have over 10 years experience in the field.
(02) 6291 4382 View (02) 6291 4382
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Amina Irene Karvelas
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chisholm, ACT 2905
Change is an ongoing process that demands curiosity and exploration. I invite you to embark on the transformative journey of personal growth by challenging your innate abilities, unlocking your human potential, and fostering your resilience. Just as a wound eventually heals, we are naturally designed for restoration when adequately supported.
Change is an ongoing process that demands curiosity and exploration. I invite you to embark on the transformative journey of personal growth by challenging your innate abilities, unlocking your human potential, and fostering your resilience. Just as a wound eventually heals, we are naturally designed for restoration when adequately supported.
(02) 5926 2142 View (02) 5926 2142
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Catherine Davis
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chisholm, ACT 2905
At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to meeting your diverse needs with empathy, understanding, and expertise. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, navigating life transitions, or seeking to enhance your overall well-being, I provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your challenges and embark on a journey of healing and growth. My unique approach, rooted in Person-Centred therapy, empowers you to discover your own insights and solutions, leading to profound and lasting transformation. I support you in navigating life's challenges with confidence and resilience.
At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to meeting your diverse needs with empathy, understanding, and expertise. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, navigating life transitions, or seeking to enhance your overall well-being, I provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your challenges and embark on a journey of healing and growth. My unique approach, rooted in Person-Centred therapy, empowers you to discover your own insights and solutions, leading to profound and lasting transformation. I support you in navigating life's challenges with confidence and resilience.
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Photo of Andrew Chan, MSc, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Andrew Chan
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Chisholm, ACT 2905
Living life can be fulfilling, exciting and enriching. It is not without disappointments, hurts and struggles that bring us to a place of isolation, regret, grief or anxiety. Yet greater adversity can bring greater triumphs. With self-realisation, resolve and empowerment, your story will not have to speak of defeat. It would be an honour to have the opportunity to journey with you as a licensed counselor (M Couns., ACA) with 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in different settings. I have a passion to see everyone lead successful and meaningful lives, building healthy relationships and families.
Living life can be fulfilling, exciting and enriching. It is not without disappointments, hurts and struggles that bring us to a place of isolation, regret, grief or anxiety. Yet greater adversity can bring greater triumphs. With self-realisation, resolve and empowerment, your story will not have to speak of defeat. It would be an honour to have the opportunity to journey with you as a licensed counselor (M Couns., ACA) with 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in different settings. I have a passion to see everyone lead successful and meaningful lives, building healthy relationships and families.
0414 657 118 View 0414 657 118
Photo of Jeanette Neely, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Jeanette Neely
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Calwell, ACT 2905
Overwhelmed by life’s challenges and feeling stuck, lonely, and isolated In your most important relationships? We can work together to uncover and understand the impact of childhood attachment, trauma, shame, bullying and racism on our relationships, chronic pain and addiction. Has your past prevented you from living the life and having the relationships you long for? Through therapy, we can gain insight and awareness into your inner distress and conflict and work towards healing, self acceptance, love and gratitude. You will also learn how to improve and understand your most important relationships.
Overwhelmed by life’s challenges and feeling stuck, lonely, and isolated In your most important relationships? We can work together to uncover and understand the impact of childhood attachment, trauma, shame, bullying and racism on our relationships, chronic pain and addiction. Has your past prevented you from living the life and having the relationships you long for? Through therapy, we can gain insight and awareness into your inner distress and conflict and work towards healing, self acceptance, love and gratitude. You will also learn how to improve and understand your most important relationships.
(02) 6188 7462 View (02) 6188 7462

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2905

< 10

Counsellors in 2905 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Bereavement
80% Family Conflict
80% Stress
80% Life Transitions
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

How Counsellors in 2905 see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2905?

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.