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Pioneer Valley Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North MacKay, QLD 4740
Not accepting new clients
I provide therapy and assessment services to clients of all ages. I enjoy working with trauma, addressing maladaptive memory that maintain distress, and cognitive restructuring in the aftermath, to help people feel safe again- in their bodies, and in their relationships.
I provide therapy and assessment services to clients of all ages. I enjoy working with trauma, addressing maladaptive memory that maintain distress, and cognitive restructuring in the aftermath, to help people feel safe again- in their bodies, and in their relationships.
(07) 4803 9034 View (07) 4803 9034
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Tom Curtis
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
North MacKay, QLD 4740
People come to see me for many reasons, including anxiety, traumatic experiences, stress, grief, relationship difficulties and depression. In particular, I specialise in helping clients with chronic stress and anxiety in a friendly and non-judgmental way. For many, anxiety isn't just about feeling anxious - having symptoms - it's also about a pervading sense of unease about their place in the world. It can show up as an underlying sense of "doom" which never seems to go away completely. My experience is that anxiety sufferers don't feel safe, and what they most need is meaningful connection with others, including their therapist.
People come to see me for many reasons, including anxiety, traumatic experiences, stress, grief, relationship difficulties and depression. In particular, I specialise in helping clients with chronic stress and anxiety in a friendly and non-judgmental way. For many, anxiety isn't just about feeling anxious - having symptoms - it's also about a pervading sense of unease about their place in the world. It can show up as an underlying sense of "doom" which never seems to go away completely. My experience is that anxiety sufferers don't feel safe, and what they most need is meaningful connection with others, including their therapist.
(07) 4439 8360 View (07) 4439 8360
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ABC Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
MacKay, QLD 4740
I'm not just a Counsellor; I'm a grandma who's lived and worked across three continents, soaking in the richness of diverse cultures. My days are dedicated to navigating the beautiful complexities of relationships, specialising in Marriage and Relationship Counselling. It's not just a profession; it's my heartfelt mission to make connections stronger and hearts happier. Outside the counselling room, you'll find me with a passion for culture. From savoring different cuisines to embracing unique traditions, I believe in the power of understanding and appreciating the world around us.
I'm not just a Counsellor; I'm a grandma who's lived and worked across three continents, soaking in the richness of diverse cultures. My days are dedicated to navigating the beautiful complexities of relationships, specialising in Marriage and Relationship Counselling. It's not just a profession; it's my heartfelt mission to make connections stronger and hearts happier. Outside the counselling room, you'll find me with a passion for culture. From savoring different cuisines to embracing unique traditions, I believe in the power of understanding and appreciating the world around us.
(07) 4802 1361 View (07) 4802 1361
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Sophie Birgan Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Eimeo, QLD 4740
Effective and profound therapy is safe, interpersonal, and restorative. It is a way to finally connect the dots. It reveals what has been missing, what's been kept secret, or what the unconscious mind has repressed. It allows a person to see what's been absent, to fully understand their inner self better, and to restructure their thinking around the narrative so that a paradigm shift is felt.
Effective and profound therapy is safe, interpersonal, and restorative. It is a way to finally connect the dots. It reveals what has been missing, what's been kept secret, or what the unconscious mind has repressed. It allows a person to see what's been absent, to fully understand their inner self better, and to restructure their thinking around the narrative so that a paradigm shift is felt.
(07) 4839 7634 View (07) 4839 7634
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Brian John Hunt
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
North MacKay, QLD 4740
Hello and welcome to my site. Little did I realise how much my life would change during my journey to becoming a qualified Gestalt psychotherapist, recovering from a life-changing illness 22 years ago. It meant that I could not live as I was living anymore. From a background in the military, and being involved in business and community events to becoming a Gestalt therapist was a monumental shift in leaving the old way of life behind and being able to explore an alternative way of living my truth. I use this lived experience in my work as a therapist with people of all ages and ethnicity.
Hello and welcome to my site. Little did I realise how much my life would change during my journey to becoming a qualified Gestalt psychotherapist, recovering from a life-changing illness 22 years ago. It meant that I could not live as I was living anymore. From a background in the military, and being involved in business and community events to becoming a Gestalt therapist was a monumental shift in leaving the old way of life behind and being able to explore an alternative way of living my truth. I use this lived experience in my work as a therapist with people of all ages and ethnicity.
(07) 4803 3370 View (07) 4803 3370
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Sylvia Lievens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740
People come to see me when they notice they are "stuck" for various moments in life. often when transitioning into a new chapter; either transitioning from teenager to adulthood, change of relationships or employment, loss and grief, processing past traumas that resurface due to life's changes. Their commitment and readiness for tackling the challenges together with me, makes the best head start in recovery
People come to see me when they notice they are "stuck" for various moments in life. often when transitioning into a new chapter; either transitioning from teenager to adulthood, change of relationships or employment, loss and grief, processing past traumas that resurface due to life's changes. Their commitment and readiness for tackling the challenges together with me, makes the best head start in recovery
(07) 4801 1056 View (07) 4801 1056
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Lyn Lovering
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740
I am a 61-year-old mature woman with lived experience. I worked with people from different social and ethnic background, across three continents and was inspired to study the motivations behind human behaviours through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. As a provisional psychologist, my therapeutic work is inspired through this model to develop and understand the personal challenges and limitations that people endure. I endeavor to improve self-worth, personal strengths, and adaptability to foster long-term resilience. My strengths are empathy and compassion.
I am a 61-year-old mature woman with lived experience. I worked with people from different social and ethnic background, across three continents and was inspired to study the motivations behind human behaviours through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. As a provisional psychologist, my therapeutic work is inspired through this model to develop and understand the personal challenges and limitations that people endure. I endeavor to improve self-worth, personal strengths, and adaptability to foster long-term resilience. My strengths are empathy and compassion.
(07) 4429 8871 View (07) 4429 8871
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Esther Ogilvie
MSc
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
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Sophie C Ryan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
MacKay, QLD 4740
I believe everyone has the ability to heal themselves with appropriate guidance and support, and all men and women have the power to achieve self-actualisation (realise fully one's potential), via expansion of consciousness.
I believe everyone has the ability to heal themselves with appropriate guidance and support, and all men and women have the power to achieve self-actualisation (realise fully one's potential), via expansion of consciousness.
(03) 9007 0666 View (03) 9007 0666
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Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
(03) 4238 2745 View (03) 4238 2745
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Frederick Hamden-Mindscape NQ Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
Life can have a spiritual dimension (not necessarily religious), and this aspect of life can provide a depth that many have not experienced. We all journey through life, we seek to understand the emptiness, the lack of communication, and the 'why' of life. As an older person, I've gained valuable experience in processing many varied situations. When we look inside at who we are, we realize we do hold the answers; we just need to find the key to the right door. Let's chat and see where the healing journey begins To book a session, simply visit mindscapenqcounselling.com and schedule a free discussion. Let's move forward together.
Life can have a spiritual dimension (not necessarily religious), and this aspect of life can provide a depth that many have not experienced. We all journey through life, we seek to understand the emptiness, the lack of communication, and the 'why' of life. As an older person, I've gained valuable experience in processing many varied situations. When we look inside at who we are, we realize we do hold the answers; we just need to find the key to the right door. Let's chat and see where the healing journey begins To book a session, simply visit mindscapenqcounselling.com and schedule a free discussion. Let's move forward together.
(07) 4439 9777 View (07) 4439 9777
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Sally Kanno
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
Sally is passionate about all things psychology and health. She is an attentive and warm psychologist and her practice values are based upon empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Her focus is to help individuals heal from trauma & anxiety, and become aware of their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a safe and grounding space to share and be heard, providing focused, treatment plans that help ease mental pain, dispel grief, and replace fear with purpose. Developing self-worth & self-belief, helping individuals to gain the ability to take back control of their lives.
Sally is passionate about all things psychology and health. She is an attentive and warm psychologist and her practice values are based upon empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Her focus is to help individuals heal from trauma & anxiety, and become aware of their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a safe and grounding space to share and be heard, providing focused, treatment plans that help ease mental pain, dispel grief, and replace fear with purpose. Developing self-worth & self-belief, helping individuals to gain the ability to take back control of their lives.
(03) 8737 9395 View (03) 8737 9395
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Kiia Karki
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Kiia is a Registered Clinical Psychologist after completing her Master's Degree in Finland and worked there as a psychologist for a couple of years before coming to Australia. Kiia has experience working as a psychologist in many different settings with people from all walks of life.
Kiia is a Registered Clinical Psychologist after completing her Master's Degree in Finland and worked there as a psychologist for a couple of years before coming to Australia. Kiia has experience working as a psychologist in many different settings with people from all walks of life.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Bri Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740
Hi, thanks for taking the time to look at my profile and see if we might connect. I specialise in LGBTQIA+, neurodiversity, and disability. Some of the issues that people bring to their sessions with me include - gender, sex and sexuality, religious trauma, parenting, relationships, family, mental health, and coping with daily life. Many of my clients are seeking a new perspective on challenges they've been managing for some time. Other times a difficult event, loss or personal crisis has occurred. My teen and young adult clients often need support with exploring identity, healthy relationships, self care and independence.
Hi, thanks for taking the time to look at my profile and see if we might connect. I specialise in LGBTQIA+, neurodiversity, and disability. Some of the issues that people bring to their sessions with me include - gender, sex and sexuality, religious trauma, parenting, relationships, family, mental health, and coping with daily life. Many of my clients are seeking a new perspective on challenges they've been managing for some time. Other times a difficult event, loss or personal crisis has occurred. My teen and young adult clients often need support with exploring identity, healthy relationships, self care and independence.
(07) 2000 5957 View (07) 2000 5957
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Sandie Schofield Counselling Service
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
At Sandie Schofield Counselling Service, my aim is to support women navigating life's challenges and transitions. My focus is on providing a nurturing and safe space for you to explore, discover and grow. I am a qualified family therapist, relationships counsellor, mental health practictioner, stress management consultant and mindfulness and meditation teacher. Whether you're navigating the uncertainties of your twenties or adjusting to the changes that come with retirement and aging, I'm here for you. I genuinely care about your story and am dedicated to providing empathy, care, and the tools you need to reach your goals.
At Sandie Schofield Counselling Service, my aim is to support women navigating life's challenges and transitions. My focus is on providing a nurturing and safe space for you to explore, discover and grow. I am a qualified family therapist, relationships counsellor, mental health practictioner, stress management consultant and mindfulness and meditation teacher. Whether you're navigating the uncertainties of your twenties or adjusting to the changes that come with retirement and aging, I'm here for you. I genuinely care about your story and am dedicated to providing empathy, care, and the tools you need to reach your goals.
(07) 4800 0018 View (07) 4800 0018
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Shaista Waqar
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740
Are you going through some major transition in life and looking for compassionate care to navigate through? Do you feel lost and unclear about what you want from life? Are you finding your relationships strained or struggle to communicate effectively with your loved ones? Is your past trauma impacting your present life? If this is you, take a first step towards a meaningful change and please feel free to reach out to me. I have been working in mental health field for more than two decades, with a culturally competent approach, supporting clients from a diverse background. It would be an absolute honor for me to work with you.
Are you going through some major transition in life and looking for compassionate care to navigate through? Do you feel lost and unclear about what you want from life? Are you finding your relationships strained or struggle to communicate effectively with your loved ones? Is your past trauma impacting your present life? If this is you, take a first step towards a meaningful change and please feel free to reach out to me. I have been working in mental health field for more than two decades, with a culturally competent approach, supporting clients from a diverse background. It would be an absolute honor for me to work with you.
(02) 5944 5752 View (02) 5944 5752
Photo of Danielle Giffin, Psychologist in 4740, QLD
Danielle Giffin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
MacKay, QLD 4740
I am a Psychologist who focuses on developing a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to support the path to mental and emotional well-being. I have a passion for removing barriers to accessing psychological therapy, and for cultivating work/life balance. I understand that life can be busy when juggling work, family, parenting, relationships (& more) hence a focus on providing online video sessions that can be accessed from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
I am a Psychologist who focuses on developing a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to support the path to mental and emotional well-being. I have a passion for removing barriers to accessing psychological therapy, and for cultivating work/life balance. I understand that life can be busy when juggling work, family, parenting, relationships (& more) hence a focus on providing online video sessions that can be accessed from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
(07) 5241 4025 View (07) 5241 4025
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Jane Chambers
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
I currently have telehealth appointments available for female clients for Psychology and Life Coaching. Late Appointments are available Wednesday night. As a Psychologist I walk beside you and 'hold space' for you as you process past hurts and develop skills to assist you to manage psychological distress associated with trauma, mental health conditions or life transitions. As a Life Coach I walk beside you as you identify, clarify, define and voice your dreams, visions and goals. Then I work with you to explore, discover and achieve actions that will lead to growth.
I currently have telehealth appointments available for female clients for Psychology and Life Coaching. Late Appointments are available Wednesday night. As a Psychologist I walk beside you and 'hold space' for you as you process past hurts and develop skills to assist you to manage psychological distress associated with trauma, mental health conditions or life transitions. As a Life Coach I walk beside you as you identify, clarify, define and voice your dreams, visions and goals. Then I work with you to explore, discover and achieve actions that will lead to growth.
(07) 4847 6738 View (07) 4847 6738
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Bluewater Therapy FNQ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Nicky, please reach out if you are struggling and need support
Hi, my name is Nicky, please reach out if you are struggling and need support
(07) 4064 9067 View (07) 4064 9067
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Andrea Middling: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
MacKay, QLD 4740  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! “I offer trauma informed therapy in a safe and non- judgemental space, so you can work through whatever difficulties you are experiencing, live more mindfully and embrace your inner strengths & resources.” My style is warm and empathic, though I can challenge respectfully when needed. I regard the therapeutic relationship as team work and appreciate that it takes significant courage to reach for counselling.
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! “I offer trauma informed therapy in a safe and non- judgemental space, so you can work through whatever difficulties you are experiencing, live more mindfully and embrace your inner strengths & resources.” My style is warm and empathic, though I can challenge respectfully when needed. I regard the therapeutic relationship as team work and appreciate that it takes significant courage to reach for counselling.
(07) 3214 3678 View (07) 3214 3678

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4740

20+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in 4740 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD
65% Depression
62% Relationship Issues
62% Coping Skills
62% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Bupa
63% Medicare Rebates
63% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4740 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
12% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4740?

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.