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Josephine Lapthorn, Semper Amore
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Woodford, QLD 4514
Hi, my name is Jo. There may be many reasons or things going on for you that brings you to this site and my profile in particular. You may be experiencing a difficult time in your life and you realise you don’t need to do it alone? Or perhaps you are coming out of a challenging life event and you would like a safe space to unpack it? Maybe you and your partner are hoping to rebuild your relationship? There are three factors considered essential for effective therapy - the quality of the therapeutic relationship; the goals of therapy and the skills and knowledge of the practitioner.
Hi, my name is Jo. There may be many reasons or things going on for you that brings you to this site and my profile in particular. You may be experiencing a difficult time in your life and you realise you don’t need to do it alone? Or perhaps you are coming out of a challenging life event and you would like a safe space to unpack it? Maybe you and your partner are hoping to rebuild your relationship? There are three factors considered essential for effective therapy - the quality of the therapeutic relationship; the goals of therapy and the skills and knowledge of the practitioner.
(07) 3050 0656 View (07) 3050 0656
Photo of Jessica van der Torre, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Jessica van der Torre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Woodford, QLD 4514
Jessica van der Torre enjoys an individualised and client-centered approach, collaborating together with her clients towards their treatment goals. She is warm, gentle and supportive in her style. It is important to her that clients feel that sessions are conducted in a safe, positive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in order to work towards positive change.
Jessica van der Torre enjoys an individualised and client-centered approach, collaborating together with her clients towards their treatment goals. She is warm, gentle and supportive in her style. It is important to her that clients feel that sessions are conducted in a safe, positive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in order to work towards positive change.
(07) 4243 4681 View (07) 4243 4681
Photo of Esther Guilhot, MSc, AMHSW, Counsellor
Esther Guilhot
Counsellor, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Woodford, QLD 4514
If you are struggling to manage the current stress in your life and its beginning to impact your thoughts-can't switch off or ruminating in negativity, your relationships-shutting down or overreacting, your work-can't focus, panic at minor things, your life-lost interest or motivation to keep going Esther will work with you to find the source of these problems, tap into the emotional struggle and develop strategies to help you feel more empowered and in control.
If you are struggling to manage the current stress in your life and its beginning to impact your thoughts-can't switch off or ruminating in negativity, your relationships-shutting down or overreacting, your work-can't focus, panic at minor things, your life-lost interest or motivation to keep going Esther will work with you to find the source of these problems, tap into the emotional struggle and develop strategies to help you feel more empowered and in control.
(07) 5240 9989 View (07) 5240 9989
Photo of Lennard La Grange, MA, MAPS, Psychologist
Lennard La Grange
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodford, QLD 4514
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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Natalee Cooper
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Woodford, QLD 4514
My name is Natalee and I am a registered trauma informed counsellor with 2 locations in Brisbane's northern suburbs of Narangba and Elimbah. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and relationship concerns. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming in itself. I provide a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space for clients where you will be heard and valued. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with to achieve your goals. Please read my reviews on Google and Facebook under my business name Holistic Wellness Australia.
My name is Natalee and I am a registered trauma informed counsellor with 2 locations in Brisbane's northern suburbs of Narangba and Elimbah. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and relationship concerns. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming in itself. I provide a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space for clients where you will be heard and valued. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with to achieve your goals. Please read my reviews on Google and Facebook under my business name Holistic Wellness Australia.
(07) 4243 4377 View (07) 4243 4377

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4514

< 10

Counsellors in 4514 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Stress
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medibank Private
50% Other
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in 4514 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4514?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.