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Evan Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
I meet people who feel that things are not working in their lives. They feel like the things that they are doing are not making them happy. They feel that there are barriers that are preventing them from living life the way they want. They often feel like they are lacking some quality they need to live the kind of life they want. They feel trapped in patterns of thought and behavior. No issue is too big or too small. I am interested in bringing my full attention to the serious consideration of anything that you feel needs to be talked about and thought about by a mental health professional. I specialize in mental health issues.
I meet people who feel that things are not working in their lives. They feel like the things that they are doing are not making them happy. They feel that there are barriers that are preventing them from living life the way they want. They often feel like they are lacking some quality they need to live the kind of life they want. They feel trapped in patterns of thought and behavior. No issue is too big or too small. I am interested in bringing my full attention to the serious consideration of anything that you feel needs to be talked about and thought about by a mental health professional. I specialize in mental health issues.
(07) 5230 4947 View (07) 5230 4947
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Melissa Ford
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults experiencing a range of symptoms including anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, lack of confidence/self-esteem, difficulties making decisions or difficulties in relationships. Many clients reports a sense of feeling inauthentic, not in contact with who they really are and unable to experience and listen to the wisdom of their emotions.
I work with adults experiencing a range of symptoms including anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, lack of confidence/self-esteem, difficulties making decisions or difficulties in relationships. Many clients reports a sense of feeling inauthentic, not in contact with who they really are and unable to experience and listen to the wisdom of their emotions.
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Foster Facilitations
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
I am a qualified professional counsellor of many years experience. I enjoy helping people find out more about themselves, reach their maximum potential and have great relationships. I have a special interest in helping men find the best they can be in this sometimes confusing and complex world. I also have helped many couples with their relationship difficulties stemming from the stresses of family and work. My work is totally confidential and our office is a private and safe space.
I am a qualified professional counsellor of many years experience. I enjoy helping people find out more about themselves, reach their maximum potential and have great relationships. I have a special interest in helping men find the best they can be in this sometimes confusing and complex world. I also have helped many couples with their relationship difficulties stemming from the stresses of family and work. My work is totally confidential and our office is a private and safe space.
(07) 5241 4033 View (07) 5241 4033
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Andrew Vines
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Are your emotions telling you something is up? Depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use could be a sign that some things in your life just aren't where you'd like them to be. Maybe a relationship is unfulfilling or in conflict. Perhaps someone close is using family violence or narcissistic abuse. Perhaps you have lost someone close.
Are your emotions telling you something is up? Depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use could be a sign that some things in your life just aren't where you'd like them to be. Maybe a relationship is unfulfilling or in conflict. Perhaps someone close is using family violence or narcissistic abuse. Perhaps you have lost someone close.
(07) 5240 9979 View (07) 5240 9979
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Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Medical science research and mental health counselling is probably the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. I love what am doing. Hello, my name is Thu. I am a social worker and the Director of Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast. Besides mental health counselling, I also do research in neuroscience and medical science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. My current research focuses on mindfulness, neuroscience, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Medical science research and mental health counselling is probably the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. I love what am doing. Hello, my name is Thu. I am a social worker and the Director of Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast. Besides mental health counselling, I also do research in neuroscience and medical science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. My current research focuses on mindfulness, neuroscience, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
(07) 5240 9983 View (07) 5240 9983
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GetPerspective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
If you have experienced trauma or difficulties in your life and you are seeking ways to restore your sense of self, by developing your self-awareness and showing up in your life with zest and vitality then we could be a great fit. Whether you are seeking personal growth or professional development I am passionate about supporting and challenging beliefs that keep us stuck in old patterns and that no longer serve us. I weave my scientific knowledge from evidence-based theories that focus on regulating emotions and developing practical tools to become psychologically flexible.
If you have experienced trauma or difficulties in your life and you are seeking ways to restore your sense of self, by developing your self-awareness and showing up in your life with zest and vitality then we could be a great fit. Whether you are seeking personal growth or professional development I am passionate about supporting and challenging beliefs that keep us stuck in old patterns and that no longer serve us. I weave my scientific knowledge from evidence-based theories that focus on regulating emotions and developing practical tools to become psychologically flexible.
(07) 5619 5219 View (07) 5619 5219
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Maria Hull Noosa Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Maria Hull Noosa Counselling provides a caring and personalized marriage therapy for couples who desire to repair and grow towards a healthy relationship, as well as help with understanding past challenges and let downs that may have been left unresolved.
Maria Hull Noosa Counselling provides a caring and personalized marriage therapy for couples who desire to repair and grow towards a healthy relationship, as well as help with understanding past challenges and let downs that may have been left unresolved.
(07) 5451 4032 View (07) 5451 4032
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Johann Martin
Counsellor, PhD, CCAA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working in the fields of family therapy and stress-related disorders and conditions for more than twenty-two years, since being an army chaplain both in the South African and Australian Defence Forces during times of military conflict (I served for extensive periods on the front lines of battle and experienced the horrors of traumatic incidents, death, loss, brokenness, anger and excessive aggression behind retaliation on the front line). Touched by the distress of those around me, I realised that we have to be proactive and therefore intentionally develop sustainable resilience before facing extreme distress!
I have been working in the fields of family therapy and stress-related disorders and conditions for more than twenty-two years, since being an army chaplain both in the South African and Australian Defence Forces during times of military conflict (I served for extensive periods on the front lines of battle and experienced the horrors of traumatic incidents, death, loss, brokenness, anger and excessive aggression behind retaliation on the front line). Touched by the distress of those around me, I realised that we have to be proactive and therefore intentionally develop sustainable resilience before facing extreme distress!
(07) 5224 2057 View (07) 5224 2057
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Rachel Aves
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rachel moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast from the UK in 2016 to complete her psychology training and become acquainted with the community. She has worked in a variety of clinical, research, and community-based roles with an array of client presentations. She is a warm, compassionate psychologist who believes that the therapeutic alliance is a key component of successful therapy. She enjoys finding creative ways to connect with clients and endeavours to provide a safe space to collaboratively explore and work towards clients' goals.
Rachel moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast from the UK in 2016 to complete her psychology training and become acquainted with the community. She has worked in a variety of clinical, research, and community-based roles with an array of client presentations. She is a warm, compassionate psychologist who believes that the therapeutic alliance is a key component of successful therapy. She enjoys finding creative ways to connect with clients and endeavours to provide a safe space to collaboratively explore and work towards clients' goals.
(07) 5224 2163 View (07) 5224 2163
Photo of Josie Coco, Psychotherapist in 4572, QLD
Josie Coco
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
(07) 5224 2070 View (07) 5224 2070

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4572

10+

Average cost per session

$156

Counsellors in 4572 who prioritize treating:

80% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% NDIS
50% Medicare Rebates
33% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4572 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4572?

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.