Counselling in Canberra, ACT

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Pause You Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Are you finding it difficult to change how you are feeling? You may be feeling anxious and worrying about the future? Is it that you are feeling stressed or you are experiencing burnout either at work or home? When we worry, are anxious or stressed it can be difficult to gain clarity. Engaging in therapy can help you find new perspectives and develop new strategies to better manage emotional regulation, and thinking and behavioural patterns. Therapy can help you find direction, purpose and meaning, and support you during life transitions. If you think we might be a good fit please get in touch.
Are you finding it difficult to change how you are feeling? You may be feeling anxious and worrying about the future? Is it that you are feeling stressed or you are experiencing burnout either at work or home? When we worry, are anxious or stressed it can be difficult to gain clarity. Engaging in therapy can help you find new perspectives and develop new strategies to better manage emotional regulation, and thinking and behavioural patterns. Therapy can help you find direction, purpose and meaning, and support you during life transitions. If you think we might be a good fit please get in touch.
(02) 5135 1216 View (02) 5135 1216
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Melisa Campisi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Offering weekend in person and weekday telehealth appointments. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support and I aim to create a warm and compassionate space where people feel safe and comfortable being themselves. I enjoy working collaboratively with people on issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem and assertiveness. Life throws up all sorts of challenges and I look forward to helping you navigate them and realise your own strengths and potential.
Offering weekend in person and weekday telehealth appointments. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support and I aim to create a warm and compassionate space where people feel safe and comfortable being themselves. I enjoy working collaboratively with people on issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem and assertiveness. Life throws up all sorts of challenges and I look forward to helping you navigate them and realise your own strengths and potential.
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Connections Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
I specialise in relationships. This includes couples, parents and individuals who need help navigating the relationship they have with themselves, and those around them. I am culturally sensitive and have a deep understanding of the significance of culture and the impact it has on the individual.
I specialise in relationships. This includes couples, parents and individuals who need help navigating the relationship they have with themselves, and those around them. I am culturally sensitive and have a deep understanding of the significance of culture and the impact it has on the individual.
(02) 5118 9850 View (02) 5118 9850
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Mental Care Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don’t know where to start to make things better. There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges and to provide you with the psychological tools needed to face stressful events. Mental Care Clinic is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. We are committed to helping individuals live their best life.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don’t know where to start to make things better. There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges and to provide you with the psychological tools needed to face stressful events. Mental Care Clinic is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. We are committed to helping individuals live their best life.
(02) 8105 5551 View (02) 8105 5551
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Katrina Anderson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, finding it hard to cope or just needing support to navigate life's challenges, I can help.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, finding it hard to cope or just needing support to navigate life's challenges, I can help.
(02) 5135 3577 View (02) 5135 3577
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Amy Shah
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
As a woman trauma counsellor, I understand you have been trapped in the aftermath of trauma. The weight of your past experiences, combined with the pressures of daily life and overwhelming emotions, can disrupt your sense of balance. Do you find yourself constantly grappling with persistent stress, feeling disconnected from the present, or overwhelmed by past traumas? These burdens can take a toll on your daily life and overall well-being. If you're longing to journey through your trauma or anxiety, seeking healing and inner peace, please know you're not alone. We can walk this path, face the challenges, and move towards growth.
As a woman trauma counsellor, I understand you have been trapped in the aftermath of trauma. The weight of your past experiences, combined with the pressures of daily life and overwhelming emotions, can disrupt your sense of balance. Do you find yourself constantly grappling with persistent stress, feeling disconnected from the present, or overwhelmed by past traumas? These burdens can take a toll on your daily life and overall well-being. If you're longing to journey through your trauma or anxiety, seeking healing and inner peace, please know you're not alone. We can walk this path, face the challenges, and move towards growth.
(02) 9100 0281 View (02) 9100 0281
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Ingrid Honeybrook
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
With the presence of horses, Ingrid has an interest in helping clients affected by trauma such as first responders, military personnel, and teenagers for whom room-based therapy is overwhelming or boring. Anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem are common reasons individuals seek equine-assisted therapy. Ingrid has volunteer experience as a Lifeline crisis supporter and as a mentor for the Fearless Women program.
With the presence of horses, Ingrid has an interest in helping clients affected by trauma such as first responders, military personnel, and teenagers for whom room-based therapy is overwhelming or boring. Anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem are common reasons individuals seek equine-assisted therapy. Ingrid has volunteer experience as a Lifeline crisis supporter and as a mentor for the Fearless Women program.
(02) 5133 6450 View (02) 5133 6450
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Alisha Polsen
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Psychology sessions give you the opportunity to take a step back and explore what is really important to you. We address implementing the fundamentals, of optimum sleep, nutrition, enjoyable movement and rewarding relationships to put you in the healthiest physiological and neurological state to respond adaptively to stress and challenges when they arise. Making this manageable and tangible sets you up to actualise goals and live in accordance with your valued priorities. I practice neurological condition through physiological health practices and resilience skill building. This is proactive mental health.
Psychology sessions give you the opportunity to take a step back and explore what is really important to you. We address implementing the fundamentals, of optimum sleep, nutrition, enjoyable movement and rewarding relationships to put you in the healthiest physiological and neurological state to respond adaptively to stress and challenges when they arise. Making this manageable and tangible sets you up to actualise goals and live in accordance with your valued priorities. I practice neurological condition through physiological health practices and resilience skill building. This is proactive mental health.
(02) 6190 0492 View (02) 6190 0492
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Becoming Connected Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2601
Maybe you feel like you don't fit in - that others seem to have 'it' and you don't. Maybe you think you don't do the 'right' things, the things you think you should be doing. Perhaps you are dogged by sadness, anxiety, confusion or fear and don't understand why this is so. It could be that you are struggling to succeed in a relationship, a job, or being socially worthy and you are frustrated at what you see as your limitations. Maybe you had a one-off traumatic experience that you feel you will never get over, or childhood and adolescent 'failures' that you feel defined by. But you also don't want to give up and are searching ...
Maybe you feel like you don't fit in - that others seem to have 'it' and you don't. Maybe you think you don't do the 'right' things, the things you think you should be doing. Perhaps you are dogged by sadness, anxiety, confusion or fear and don't understand why this is so. It could be that you are struggling to succeed in a relationship, a job, or being socially worthy and you are frustrated at what you see as your limitations. Maybe you had a one-off traumatic experience that you feel you will never get over, or childhood and adolescent 'failures' that you feel defined by. But you also don't want to give up and are searching ...
(02) 5118 9022 View (02) 5118 9022
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Olga Koronovskaia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer deep therapeutic work with various experiences and struggles in adults from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer deep therapeutic work with various experiences and struggles in adults from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
(02) 5118 9035 View (02) 5118 9035
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Andrew Chan
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Living life can be fulfilling, exciting and enriching. It is not without disappointments, hurts and struggles that bring us to a place of isolation, regret, grief or anxiety. Yet greater adversity can bring greater triumphs. With self-realisation, resolve and empowerment, your story will not have to speak of defeat. It would be an honour to have the opportunity to journey with you as a licensed counselor (M Couns., ACA) with 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in different settings. I have a passion to see everyone lead successful and meaningful lives, building healthy relationships and families.
Living life can be fulfilling, exciting and enriching. It is not without disappointments, hurts and struggles that bring us to a place of isolation, regret, grief or anxiety. Yet greater adversity can bring greater triumphs. With self-realisation, resolve and empowerment, your story will not have to speak of defeat. It would be an honour to have the opportunity to journey with you as a licensed counselor (M Couns., ACA) with 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in different settings. I have a passion to see everyone lead successful and meaningful lives, building healthy relationships and families.
0414 657 118 View 0414 657 118
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Relationship-Talk: Dr Cory Middleton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Highly experienced psychologist supporting individuals & couples. Come discuss: Relationship challenges, mental health (stress, anxiety & depression), men's issues, marriage counselling, workplace stress. Feeling stuck? Cory provides non-judgmental, deeply supportive, experienced professional skill in guiding you through life's challenges. Proactively address issues that may be impacting your personal and relationship happiness.
Highly experienced psychologist supporting individuals & couples. Come discuss: Relationship challenges, mental health (stress, anxiety & depression), men's issues, marriage counselling, workplace stress. Feeling stuck? Cory provides non-judgmental, deeply supportive, experienced professional skill in guiding you through life's challenges. Proactively address issues that may be impacting your personal and relationship happiness.
(02) 9100 0542 View (02) 9100 0542
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Canberra Mobile Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
(02) 5926 2237 View (02) 5926 2237
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Congruence Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2601
I want you to finish every session feeling excited, stimulated and hopeful. I aim to promote emotional and intellectual insights and clarity around who you are and what you are truly capable of. Together we will build resolve - the desire and confidence to make changes, take action, and live for yourself, no matter what your situation. I look forward to connecting with you in kindness and understanding, and guiding you to that place where you feel confident and at home.
I want you to finish every session feeling excited, stimulated and hopeful. I aim to promote emotional and intellectual insights and clarity around who you are and what you are truly capable of. Together we will build resolve - the desire and confidence to make changes, take action, and live for yourself, no matter what your situation. I look forward to connecting with you in kindness and understanding, and guiding you to that place where you feel confident and at home.
(02) 5137 7829 View (02) 5137 7829
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Remedy Therapy Canberra
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Remedy Therapy is a psychotherapy and counselling service that you can self-refer to, doesn’t require a mental health plan and avoids hefty psychologist fees but delivers the same strategies and techniques. We offer flexible times and different appointment options. We are one of the few providers in ACT that have an indepth knowledge and skillset to work with ADHD, and also specialise in working with couples.
Remedy Therapy is a psychotherapy and counselling service that you can self-refer to, doesn’t require a mental health plan and avoids hefty psychologist fees but delivers the same strategies and techniques. We offer flexible times and different appointment options. We are one of the few providers in ACT that have an indepth knowledge and skillset to work with ADHD, and also specialise in working with couples.
0403 226 957 View 0403 226 957
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Yingying Song
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Not accepting new clients
I am a dedicated professional with dual qualifications as a registered Psychologist and Occupational Therapist. My career has been shaped by a deep belief in the transformative power of listening, connecting, and nurturing. With a wealth of experience spanning numerous years, I've mostly dedicated myself to providing care within the public mental health sector, specifically focusing on individuals coping with moderate to severe, persistent mental illnesses, from inpatient to outpatient settings.
I am a dedicated professional with dual qualifications as a registered Psychologist and Occupational Therapist. My career has been shaped by a deep belief in the transformative power of listening, connecting, and nurturing. With a wealth of experience spanning numerous years, I've mostly dedicated myself to providing care within the public mental health sector, specifically focusing on individuals coping with moderate to severe, persistent mental illnesses, from inpatient to outpatient settings.
(02) 5943 9780 View (02) 5943 9780
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Manav Satija
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
How could your life be improved if you were able to understand and fully accept who you are and the circumstances that shaped you? What might change in your life if you had the mindset and tools required to shift harmful beliefs and behaviours? What would your life be like if you felt safe, fulfilled and connected in your relationships with others? My clients work with me to make these types of shifts in their relationships with themselves and others. Let's work together as a team to discover how you can live a more autonomous, connected and fulfilled life.
How could your life be improved if you were able to understand and fully accept who you are and the circumstances that shaped you? What might change in your life if you had the mindset and tools required to shift harmful beliefs and behaviours? What would your life be like if you felt safe, fulfilled and connected in your relationships with others? My clients work with me to make these types of shifts in their relationships with themselves and others. Let's work together as a team to discover how you can live a more autonomous, connected and fulfilled life.
(02) 5950 5195 View (02) 5950 5195
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Riddhi Blackley
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Riddhi Blackley is a highly qualified and accomplished counsellor with many years of experience providing practical, results-focused treatment to those seeking relief and recovery from a wide range of presenting difficulties. Riddhi's clients are supported to define their own goals by sharing their internal experience and desires for change. Riddhi uses compassionate, practical, and effective methods to help clients see and let go of damaging patterns, process emotion that is stuck, and awaken their innate abilities for growth and development.
Riddhi Blackley is a highly qualified and accomplished counsellor with many years of experience providing practical, results-focused treatment to those seeking relief and recovery from a wide range of presenting difficulties. Riddhi's clients are supported to define their own goals by sharing their internal experience and desires for change. Riddhi uses compassionate, practical, and effective methods to help clients see and let go of damaging patterns, process emotion that is stuck, and awaken their innate abilities for growth and development.
(02) 5118 9418 View (02) 5118 9418
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Hollie Wildëthorn
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
Are you someone who feels overwhelmed more often than productive? Do you constantly go from inspirational-world-changing-momentum to collapse-on-the-bathroom-floor-moment, with little peace in between? For people who are walking with anxiety, sadness or loneliness. If you're ready to stop the chaos, find connection and get in rhythm with your self, your dreams and your best life, I can help you.
Are you someone who feels overwhelmed more often than productive? Do you constantly go from inspirational-world-changing-momentum to collapse-on-the-bathroom-floor-moment, with little peace in between? For people who are walking with anxiety, sadness or loneliness. If you're ready to stop the chaos, find connection and get in rhythm with your self, your dreams and your best life, I can help you.
(02) 6190 0701 View (02) 6190 0701
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Lisa Shirt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
I offer Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. I also provide therapy for adults, with a specialty in areas of neurodivergence (especially ADHD), those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those with bipolar, anxiety and depression. Please note that I am not NDIS registered.
I offer Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. I also provide therapy for adults, with a specialty in areas of neurodivergence (especially ADHD), those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those with bipolar, anxiety and depression. Please note that I am not NDIS registered.
(02) 5941 6860 View (02) 5941 6860

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Number of Counsellors in Canberra, ACT

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Canberra, ACT who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Stress
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Medicare Rebates
51% Bupa
49% NDIS

How Counsellors in Canberra, ACT see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
23% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Canberra?

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.