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Chloe Hartshorn
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
I offer counselling to children, teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, family change, grief and loss, those struggling with identity, self-value and life transitions. I am strengths based and focussed on supporting clients to develop ways to live a fulfilling life. I am a registered counsellor with 20 years’ experience supporting the holistic wellbeing of my clients.
I offer counselling to children, teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, family change, grief and loss, those struggling with identity, self-value and life transitions. I am strengths based and focussed on supporting clients to develop ways to live a fulfilling life. I am a registered counsellor with 20 years’ experience supporting the holistic wellbeing of my clients.
(07) 3477 9834 View (07) 3477 9834
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Dan Davis - Meta Minds Therapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Do you ever feel overwhelmed or unfulfilled by life? I understand how overpowering trauma, distress and life transitions can be for people. I also understand how challenging it can be for people to go through mental health battles, and/or support someone going through mental health battles. If you feel stuck in the same daily patterns, or confused with how to progress in life then I am here when you need it most.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed or unfulfilled by life? I understand how overpowering trauma, distress and life transitions can be for people. I also understand how challenging it can be for people to go through mental health battles, and/or support someone going through mental health battles. If you feel stuck in the same daily patterns, or confused with how to progress in life then I am here when you need it most.
(07) 3477 9877 View (07) 3477 9877
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Heidi Ruef
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
If you need a therapist with 20+ years of professional experience, extensive life experience and maturity, please make contact. I work with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, including personal and work related relationships, traumatic events, loss, grief, stress, pet loss grief, andaddiction. I create a safe environment where change can be explored and pursued. I am compassionate and have a practical approach to therapy. I am a skillful listener, perceptive of barriers or issues holding you back. We are all human and will struggle at times. Contact me to help you reconnect with yourself.
If you need a therapist with 20+ years of professional experience, extensive life experience and maturity, please make contact. I work with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, including personal and work related relationships, traumatic events, loss, grief, stress, pet loss grief, andaddiction. I create a safe environment where change can be explored and pursued. I am compassionate and have a practical approach to therapy. I am a skillful listener, perceptive of barriers or issues holding you back. We are all human and will struggle at times. Contact me to help you reconnect with yourself.
(07) 3477 9767 View (07) 3477 9767
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Janice Rees Counselling and Family Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Janice Rees is a passionate and emphatic counsellor who has a deep love for people and humanity. Janice has had great success supporting people for 18 years in the community and is committed to empowering individuals to change their lives. It is important to Janice that she creates a comfortable, culturally aware, inclusive, safe, and relaxed therapeutic environment that supports the needs of all individuals who seek her expertise for counselling including individuals, couples, children, teenagers, and families. Janice specialises in Couples / Marriage and Grief Counselling.
Janice Rees is a passionate and emphatic counsellor who has a deep love for people and humanity. Janice has had great success supporting people for 18 years in the community and is committed to empowering individuals to change their lives. It is important to Janice that she creates a comfortable, culturally aware, inclusive, safe, and relaxed therapeutic environment that supports the needs of all individuals who seek her expertise for counselling including individuals, couples, children, teenagers, and families. Janice specialises in Couples / Marriage and Grief Counselling.
(07) 2801 5099 View (07) 2801 5099
Ali Ponturo
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
How we feel has a big effect on how we see ourselves, others and our world. These feelings can be frustrating, scary, hurtful or worrying. They can either have been there for most of our lives, gradually crept up on us or come as a result of our current situation. Often, when we are struggling, the most challenging part is not understanding what we are feeling or thinking, understanding why or knowing what to do about it.
How we feel has a big effect on how we see ourselves, others and our world. These feelings can be frustrating, scary, hurtful or worrying. They can either have been there for most of our lives, gradually crept up on us or come as a result of our current situation. Often, when we are struggling, the most challenging part is not understanding what we are feeling or thinking, understanding why or knowing what to do about it.
(07) 3477 9943 View (07) 3477 9943
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Verve Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Umesh Shah, a dedicated professional with almost a decade of experience in the mental health field. My journey has taken me from Nepal to Australia, where I've made it my mission to support individuals from diverse backgrounds in their mental health journeys. My career began as a Social Worker, and I later became a licensed Psychologist. I've had the privilege of working in both the public and private sectors across Victoria and Queensland. (For more information please visit “Verve Psychology—Redlands Coast” website at www.vervepsychology.com.au).
Hi, I'm Umesh Shah, a dedicated professional with almost a decade of experience in the mental health field. My journey has taken me from Nepal to Australia, where I've made it my mission to support individuals from diverse backgrounds in their mental health journeys. My career began as a Social Worker, and I later became a licensed Psychologist. I've had the privilege of working in both the public and private sectors across Victoria and Queensland. (For more information please visit “Verve Psychology—Redlands Coast” website at www.vervepsychology.com.au).
(07) 3286 1233 View (07) 3286 1233
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Rachel Wilkinson
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
I aim to bring back joy to your life! I support families dealing with grief, loss, change, and struggles including anxiety, depression, workplace and personal relationships. People see me to gain clarity around issues impacting their lives and to process historical events. We work collaboratively using strength-based approaches and gently with trauma-informed techniques. I work with youth aged from 10 years to 100 years.
I aim to bring back joy to your life! I support families dealing with grief, loss, change, and struggles including anxiety, depression, workplace and personal relationships. People see me to gain clarity around issues impacting their lives and to process historical events. We work collaboratively using strength-based approaches and gently with trauma-informed techniques. I work with youth aged from 10 years to 100 years.
(07) 2801 5140 View (07) 2801 5140
Photo of Louise Fitzgerald, Counsellor in 4161, QLD
Louise Fitzgerald
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
My personal and professional experience has led me to be passionate about supporting people to heal complex trauma and increase capacity to live vibrant and fulfilling lives. This includes supporting parents to work through, process and resolve childhood attachment trauma that has led them to having difficulties in their own parenting. I have supported many clients on this healing journey which has resulted in them changing the trajectory of their lives, the lives of their children and potentially the lives of family members for generations to come. I welcome new clients and their vast potential for living life to the fullest.
My personal and professional experience has led me to be passionate about supporting people to heal complex trauma and increase capacity to live vibrant and fulfilling lives. This includes supporting parents to work through, process and resolve childhood attachment trauma that has led them to having difficulties in their own parenting. I have supported many clients on this healing journey which has resulted in them changing the trajectory of their lives, the lives of their children and potentially the lives of family members for generations to come. I welcome new clients and their vast potential for living life to the fullest.
(07) 3477 9781 View (07) 3477 9781
Photo of Andrea McMahon, Counsellor in 4161, QLD
Andrea McMahon
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Hi, My name is Andrea and my private practice is based in the beautiful bayside suburb of Cleveland in Redlands city. I offer face-to-face individual counselling, Walk and talk counselling, couples counselling, and family counselling. I can help you develop little ways to make a change in your relationship as well as your everyday habits. I aim to support each individual's needs, help you understand your behaviours and impulses, and allow you the space to explore and grow your awareness in whatever challenging time you're going through.
Hi, My name is Andrea and my private practice is based in the beautiful bayside suburb of Cleveland in Redlands city. I offer face-to-face individual counselling, Walk and talk counselling, couples counselling, and family counselling. I can help you develop little ways to make a change in your relationship as well as your everyday habits. I aim to support each individual's needs, help you understand your behaviours and impulses, and allow you the space to explore and grow your awareness in whatever challenging time you're going through.
(07) 3477 9858 View (07) 3477 9858

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4161

< 10

Counsellors in 4161 who prioritize treating:

78% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Life Transitions
56% Depression
56% Addiction
56% Parenting

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% NDIS
50% Bupa
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4161 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 4161?

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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.