Photo of Gaby Browarczyk, MA, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Gaby Browarczyk
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
I am passionate about supporting thriving, connection and personal growth. Utilizing creative, reflective and trauma informed practices together we work to support positive change in life’s most difficult and complex circumstances. Working in the here and now with what emerges in the therapeutic relationship we discover and uncover new awareness's. Some people don't like being in closed rooms and some enjoy connecting to nature ask me about my walk and talk session for grounding and re-energizing, clearing the mind of rumination, improve circulation, practice deep breathing, relieve body tension, regulate moods and decrease anxiety.
I am passionate about supporting thriving, connection and personal growth. Utilizing creative, reflective and trauma informed practices together we work to support positive change in life’s most difficult and complex circumstances. Working in the here and now with what emerges in the therapeutic relationship we discover and uncover new awareness's. Some people don't like being in closed rooms and some enjoy connecting to nature ask me about my walk and talk session for grounding and re-energizing, clearing the mind of rumination, improve circulation, practice deep breathing, relieve body tension, regulate moods and decrease anxiety.
(08) 6490 9056 View (08) 6490 9056
Photo of Stuart Burling - The Bear Counselling, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Stuart Burling - The Bear Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
If you are struggling, feeling lost, in conflict with yourself or loved ones, grieving or looking for meaning and purpose, please reach out. I aim to support people in need and searching for a new direction, listen, and hold space for sharing difficult life experiences. I too have endured adversity and in my darkest hours, I found the courage to reach out and seek the support I needed. Through lived experience of addiction, suicide, FDV, narcissism,divorce, and parent alienation combined with expertise in counselling and specialist therapy knowledge, I focus on rebuilding lives and relationships, instilling hope when all seems lost.
If you are struggling, feeling lost, in conflict with yourself or loved ones, grieving or looking for meaning and purpose, please reach out. I aim to support people in need and searching for a new direction, listen, and hold space for sharing difficult life experiences. I too have endured adversity and in my darkest hours, I found the courage to reach out and seek the support I needed. Through lived experience of addiction, suicide, FDV, narcissism,divorce, and parent alienation combined with expertise in counselling and specialist therapy knowledge, I focus on rebuilding lives and relationships, instilling hope when all seems lost.
(08) 6120 1781 View (08) 6120 1781
Photo of Chelsea Wylde, PACFA, Counsellor
Chelsea Wylde
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlington, WA 6070
I am a Registered Counsellor with a passion for supporting individuals, families, and communities in pursuing a purpose-filled life that fosters ongoing growth in self-awareness, connection to values, and a sense of meaning, belonging, and wholeness. I draw from a selection of modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, TRE (trauma release/tension reduction exercises), Family Systems, and I integrate a whole-body approach to healing (body, mind, spirit/soul, community), wellbeing, and ultimate flourishing.
I am a Registered Counsellor with a passion for supporting individuals, families, and communities in pursuing a purpose-filled life that fosters ongoing growth in self-awareness, connection to values, and a sense of meaning, belonging, and wholeness. I draw from a selection of modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, TRE (trauma release/tension reduction exercises), Family Systems, and I integrate a whole-body approach to healing (body, mind, spirit/soul, community), wellbeing, and ultimate flourishing.
(08) 6171 2271 View (08) 6171 2271
Photo of Claire McWaters-Smith, MA, AThR, Psychotherapist
Claire McWaters-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
(08) 6171 2892 View (08) 6171 2892
Photo of undefined - Hill Top Counselling Centre, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Hill Top Counselling Centre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
As a highly experienced mental health clinician with over 20 years' practice, I understand that people can suffer from anxiety, low motivation and mood changes when life's problems become overwhelming. At times life can be challenging, and most of us feel overwhelmed and distressed when life get tough. However, it's easier to overcome challenging times with the right support. Therapeutic counselling can be a good option when the going gets tough. My therapeutic approach is short term, recovery based, and future focused. Therapy is always based on a working relationship with you as you set your own personal goals for recovery.
As a highly experienced mental health clinician with over 20 years' practice, I understand that people can suffer from anxiety, low motivation and mood changes when life's problems become overwhelming. At times life can be challenging, and most of us feel overwhelmed and distressed when life get tough. However, it's easier to overcome challenging times with the right support. Therapeutic counselling can be a good option when the going gets tough. My therapeutic approach is short term, recovery based, and future focused. Therapy is always based on a working relationship with you as you set your own personal goals for recovery.
(08) 6109 8214 View (08) 6109 8214
Photo of Kerry Drummond, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Kerry Drummond
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
Life has ups and downs and most of the time you find a way through. Lately though it seems harder to bounce back to your normal self from a lack of motivation or worrying about the past and future. You know you should be keeping up with your ‘self care’ as this makes you feel better but you don’t have the energy, or the time. Family relationships seem more tense than usual. Your friends have noticed you are not yourself, the extra pressure at work is getting harder to manage and that professional mask is slipping at times. It would be great to find a way to get back on track, to living your best life and feeling your normal self.
Life has ups and downs and most of the time you find a way through. Lately though it seems harder to bounce back to your normal self from a lack of motivation or worrying about the past and future. You know you should be keeping up with your ‘self care’ as this makes you feel better but you don’t have the energy, or the time. Family relationships seem more tense than usual. Your friends have noticed you are not yourself, the extra pressure at work is getting harder to manage and that professional mask is slipping at times. It would be great to find a way to get back on track, to living your best life and feeling your normal self.
(08) 7078 8248 View (08) 7078 8248

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 6070

< 10

Counsellors in 6070 who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 6070 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 6070?

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.