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Cassandra Alford
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
My name is Cassie, I am a Masters of Counselling educated ACA Counsellor at Level 2. I approach counselling with warmth, compassion, and an understanding of both individual and systemic factors that can contribute to human suffering, and how to manage these interpersonally and socially. In the therapy room I will walk down your story with you and help when and how you need and want. I can help you handle intense emotions and life stressors, help you handle large life transitions, help you uncover truths about yourself, and help you with your relationships with others and the world.
My name is Cassie, I am a Masters of Counselling educated ACA Counsellor at Level 2. I approach counselling with warmth, compassion, and an understanding of both individual and systemic factors that can contribute to human suffering, and how to manage these interpersonally and socially. In the therapy room I will walk down your story with you and help when and how you need and want. I can help you handle intense emotions and life stressors, help you handle large life transitions, help you uncover truths about yourself, and help you with your relationships with others and the world.
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Kat Smiley
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bray Park, QLD 4500
I've been practicing as a counsellor for 20 years. I'm a compassionate, non-judgmental, warm, and empathic person which enhances my therapy sessions. I adopt a client-centred perspective using numerous therapeutic approaches including but not limited to ACT, mindfulness, CBT, strengths-based therapy, and narrative therapy that facilitates change within the counselling process and value connection as a part of my therapeutic framework.
I've been practicing as a counsellor for 20 years. I'm a compassionate, non-judgmental, warm, and empathic person which enhances my therapy sessions. I adopt a client-centred perspective using numerous therapeutic approaches including but not limited to ACT, mindfulness, CBT, strengths-based therapy, and narrative therapy that facilitates change within the counselling process and value connection as a part of my therapeutic framework.
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Mapping Minds Child Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brendale, QLD 4500
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
(07) 3214 3688 View (07) 3214 3688
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Neisha Cass Counselling + Equine Assisted Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Cashmere, QLD 4500
I aim to provide a connection from inner vulnerability to someone and somewhere safe and supportive. I believe that we each have unique windows of tolerance, narrow or wide, depending on our experiences and it is our aim through therapy to support people to widen their window, and grow their capacity to thrive. My approach as a therapist combines Counselling, Equine Assisted Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy, Art therapy, Sand and Symbol Therapy, Trauma Informed Guided Drawing, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.
I aim to provide a connection from inner vulnerability to someone and somewhere safe and supportive. I believe that we each have unique windows of tolerance, narrow or wide, depending on our experiences and it is our aim through therapy to support people to widen their window, and grow their capacity to thrive. My approach as a therapist combines Counselling, Equine Assisted Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy, Art therapy, Sand and Symbol Therapy, Trauma Informed Guided Drawing, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.
(07) 3214 3627 View (07) 3214 3627
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Lennard La Grange
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warner, QLD 4500
I am passionate about helping people overcome some of life's inevitable struggles and to further navigate through these times to become the best they can be and to lead a full and meaningful lives.
I am passionate about helping people overcome some of life's inevitable struggles and to further navigate through these times to become the best they can be and to lead a full and meaningful lives.
(07) 3608 1075 View (07) 3608 1075
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Space Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Warner, QLD 4500
Hi, My name is Louise. I have had the great privilege of working with adults, young adults, children and adolescents for over 10 years. This experience has given me a depth of understanding, compassion, and the skills to work with the wide range of social, emotional, relational and mental health challenges we can all face in life.
Hi, My name is Louise. I have had the great privilege of working with adults, young adults, children and adolescents for over 10 years. This experience has given me a depth of understanding, compassion, and the skills to work with the wide range of social, emotional, relational and mental health challenges we can all face in life.
(07) 2000 5207 View (07) 2000 5207
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Peter O Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathpine, QLD 4500
In modern life, we face a lot of pressure; at some point, most of us find it hard to cope. Finding hope and joy again can be challenging, but it's a lot easier if someone comes alongside you for the journey. I would be honoured to join you on your road to recovery.
In modern life, we face a lot of pressure; at some point, most of us find it hard to cope. Finding hope and joy again can be challenging, but it's a lot easier if someone comes alongside you for the journey. I would be honoured to join you on your road to recovery.
(07) 3608 1071 View (07) 3608 1071
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Naomi Carleton
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Joyner, QLD 4500  (Online Only)
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
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Durriya Meraj
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
I believe in contributing towards welfare of the community through my knowledge and experience. I integrate client-centred communicative skills using an empathic and compassionate approach in my practice to help and alleviate the distress of the individuals encountering mental health challenges.I have experience in conducting various cognitive assessments and use validated measure to inform the clients’ presentations. I incorporate various evidence-based interventions like CBT, PCT and Solution Focused therapy, motivational interviewing, Grief Counselling and IPT into client-focused issues.
I believe in contributing towards welfare of the community through my knowledge and experience. I integrate client-centred communicative skills using an empathic and compassionate approach in my practice to help and alleviate the distress of the individuals encountering mental health challenges.I have experience in conducting various cognitive assessments and use validated measure to inform the clients’ presentations. I incorporate various evidence-based interventions like CBT, PCT and Solution Focused therapy, motivational interviewing, Grief Counselling and IPT into client-focused issues.
(07) 3608 1767 View (07) 3608 1767
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Tracy Sweeny-Ward
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathpine, QLD 4500
Are you facing challenges in your life which seem impossible to overcome? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem right. Hi, I’m Tracy and I have over 27 years' experience working as a therapist and credentialed mental health nurse with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief & loss and relationship challenges. In session I utilise animal assisted therapy (AAT) with my dog Beau to help those who are finding it difficult to cope and find a way forward.
Are you facing challenges in your life which seem impossible to overcome? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem right. Hi, I’m Tracy and I have over 27 years' experience working as a therapist and credentialed mental health nurse with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief & loss and relationship challenges. In session I utilise animal assisted therapy (AAT) with my dog Beau to help those who are finding it difficult to cope and find a way forward.
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Jess Sexton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warner, QLD 4500
Jess works with Animal Assistive Therapy (AAT) with her therapy dog Pikelet to assist children and adults to manage a range of mental health conditions or situations including trauma, difficulties managing emotions, poor sense of self, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions and adjustments.
Jess works with Animal Assistive Therapy (AAT) with her therapy dog Pikelet to assist children and adults to manage a range of mental health conditions or situations including trauma, difficulties managing emotions, poor sense of self, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions and adjustments.
(07) 3214 3651 View (07) 3214 3651
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Sharon Taylor
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
I am a registered Psychologist with a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology. I have more than 18 years experience in various services and in providing individually tailored therapeutic intervention for individuals aged from 2 - 24 years of age. I also have experience supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of raising children. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS or private health insurance.
I am a registered Psychologist with a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology. I have more than 18 years experience in various services and in providing individually tailored therapeutic intervention for individuals aged from 2 - 24 years of age. I also have experience supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of raising children. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS or private health insurance.
(07) 3050 0602 View (07) 3050 0602
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Involve Health Hub
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
We are a team of dedicated therapists with a wide range of training and special interests, who work with clients from young children to older adults. In the health industry and particularly within mental health care, we understand the relationship between yourself and your therapist is crucial in working to achieve your goals - which is why safety, connection and attunement are at the core of our practice. All of our therapists are highly trained and use evidence based treatments such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy. We offer individual and group therapy as well as assessments for learning difficulties, ADHD and Autism.
We are a team of dedicated therapists with a wide range of training and special interests, who work with clients from young children to older adults. In the health industry and particularly within mental health care, we understand the relationship between yourself and your therapist is crucial in working to achieve your goals - which is why safety, connection and attunement are at the core of our practice. All of our therapists are highly trained and use evidence based treatments such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy. We offer individual and group therapy as well as assessments for learning difficulties, ADHD and Autism.
(07) 3608 1336 View (07) 3608 1336
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Lisa Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
(07) 3063 4009 View (07) 3063 4009
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Shannon Attwater
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I work with young people (aged 15+) and adults who would like help to manage their mood, learn new ways to cope with stress and/or anxiety, explore their gender or sexuality, process a recent Autism or ADHD diagnosis, learn ways to improve their communication with others, and improve their social life. I enjoy supporting people to develop lives that are fulfilling, enjoyable, and filled with passion and meaning. My approach to therapy is person-centred and client-led, meaning that I will work with you to ensure that your support is tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and goals.
I work with young people (aged 15+) and adults who would like help to manage their mood, learn new ways to cope with stress and/or anxiety, explore their gender or sexuality, process a recent Autism or ADHD diagnosis, learn ways to improve their communication with others, and improve their social life. I enjoy supporting people to develop lives that are fulfilling, enjoyable, and filled with passion and meaning. My approach to therapy is person-centred and client-led, meaning that I will work with you to ensure that your support is tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and goals.
(07) 3608 1203 View (07) 3608 1203
Photo of Healing Connections Psychology, Psychologist in 4500, QLD
Healing Connections Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Warner, QLD 4500
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
(07) 3062 8591 View (07) 3062 8591
Photo of Catriona Lightfoot, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 4500, QLD
Catriona Lightfoot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
I have been working exclusively with couples for over 15 years, to help people just like you get over relationship hurdles that get in the way of your connection and make your relationship feel harder than it should be. If you are looking to strengthen and grow your relationship or perhaps stop the fights or you have a particular problem - even big ones like affairs - you haven’t been able to get past I can help you.
I have been working exclusively with couples for over 15 years, to help people just like you get over relationship hurdles that get in the way of your connection and make your relationship feel harder than it should be. If you are looking to strengthen and grow your relationship or perhaps stop the fights or you have a particular problem - even big ones like affairs - you haven’t been able to get past I can help you.
(07) 3088 9135 View (07) 3088 9135
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Dr Philippa McTaggart - Child Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brendale, QLD 4500
Dr Philippa McTaggart is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for more than 20 years with children and families. She enjoys working with a wide range of presenting problems, and is skilled at developing a treatment plan that is tailored to the needs of your family. Childhood issues such as anxiety, low mood, ADHD, Autism, anger, social skills challenges, learning difficulties, eating problems, sleep difficulties, and recurrent pain are all within Philippa's expertise. She very much enjoys working with older children and teenagers. Parenting support is a key component of her approach.
Dr Philippa McTaggart is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for more than 20 years with children and families. She enjoys working with a wide range of presenting problems, and is skilled at developing a treatment plan that is tailored to the needs of your family. Childhood issues such as anxiety, low mood, ADHD, Autism, anger, social skills challenges, learning difficulties, eating problems, sleep difficulties, and recurrent pain are all within Philippa's expertise. She very much enjoys working with older children and teenagers. Parenting support is a key component of her approach.
(07) 3186 9473 View (07) 3186 9473
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mjdCounselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
(07) 3113 9332 View (07) 3113 9332
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Connexions Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
Do you want to feel more at peace with events that have happened in your life? Or in your relationships? Or gain clarity about why you experience those frustrating patterns such as people pleasing or procrastination. Whether it's talking things through, or learning and using strategies to help manage and release painful emotions and patterns, I work alongside you at your pace. Helping you gain a feeling of clarity and control over your situation and move forward in your life.
Do you want to feel more at peace with events that have happened in your life? Or in your relationships? Or gain clarity about why you experience those frustrating patterns such as people pleasing or procrastination. Whether it's talking things through, or learning and using strategies to help manage and release painful emotions and patterns, I work alongside you at your pace. Helping you gain a feeling of clarity and control over your situation and move forward in your life.
(07) 3062 6875 View (07) 3062 6875

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4500

20+

Average cost per session

$177

Counsellors in 4500 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
78% Depression
65% Coping Skills
61% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD
61% Peer Relationships
57% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Bupa
78% NDIS
67% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 4500 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
18% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4500?

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.