Counselling in 4343

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Rohan Watson
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
Gatton, QLD 4343
My team and I are dedicated to helping clients improve their relationships, outlook on life and overall wellbeing and offer a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private. My deep commitment is supporting clients in developing the confidence, resilience and insight necessary to transition through life’s challenges with genuinely positive outcomes. The experience of my own private counselling practice, delivery of mental health programs in rural and remote areas of Australia, and conducting psychotherapy services for a significant regional Employee Assistance Program enables me to reach out to people from all walks of life.
My team and I are dedicated to helping clients improve their relationships, outlook on life and overall wellbeing and offer a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private. My deep commitment is supporting clients in developing the confidence, resilience and insight necessary to transition through life’s challenges with genuinely positive outcomes. The experience of my own private counselling practice, delivery of mental health programs in rural and remote areas of Australia, and conducting psychotherapy services for a significant regional Employee Assistance Program enables me to reach out to people from all walks of life.
(07) 4526 7507 View (07) 4526 7507
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Penne Willner - Telos Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Gatton, QLD 4343
Life is often challenging. We can face difficulties with work, with our relationships, with our own internal struggles, but we don't need to face them alone. We need each other. I work alongside clients with a variety of issues: grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles etc, and I offer a tailored approach to support you in your journey to better cope with what life throws at you.
Life is often challenging. We can face difficulties with work, with our relationships, with our own internal struggles, but we don't need to face them alone. We need each other. I work alongside clients with a variety of issues: grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles etc, and I offer a tailored approach to support you in your journey to better cope with what life throws at you.
(07) 4523 6789 View (07) 4523 6789
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Andrew Forrest
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Gatton, QLD 4343
Andrew is a board-registered psychologist and couples therapist who works with individuals and couples seeking support at different life stages. He has experience working with a wide-range of mental health concerns and is passionate about supporting people to improve their mental well-being and quality of life. Andrew’s approach creates a safe, collaborative environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore and remain curious to possibilities. It is within this non-judgemental space that a person can begin to reflect, heal and move towards growth and change.
Andrew is a board-registered psychologist and couples therapist who works with individuals and couples seeking support at different life stages. He has experience working with a wide-range of mental health concerns and is passionate about supporting people to improve their mental well-being and quality of life. Andrew’s approach creates a safe, collaborative environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore and remain curious to possibilities. It is within this non-judgemental space that a person can begin to reflect, heal and move towards growth and change.
(07) 4517 5346 View (07) 4517 5346
Elizabeth Maher
Counsellor
Verified
Gatton, QLD 4343
(07) 5230 8934 View (07) 5230 8934
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Apollo Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Gatton, QLD 4343  (Online Only)
(07) 2801 6267 View (07) 2801 6267

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4343

< 10

Counsellors in 4343 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Family Conflict
100% Coping Skills
80% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% CUA Health

How Counsellors in 4343 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4343?

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.