Female Counselling in Griffith, ACT

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Jeanette Neely
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Griffith, ACT 2603
Overwhelmed by life’s challenges and feeling stuck, lonely, and isolated In your most important relationships? We can work together to uncover and understand the impact of childhood attachment, trauma, shame, bullying and racism on our relationships, chronic pain and addiction. Has your past prevented you from living the life and having the relationships you long for? Through therapy, we can gain insight and awareness into your inner distress and conflict and work towards healing, self acceptance, love and gratitude. You will also learn how to improve and understand your most important relationships.
Overwhelmed by life’s challenges and feeling stuck, lonely, and isolated In your most important relationships? We can work together to uncover and understand the impact of childhood attachment, trauma, shame, bullying and racism on our relationships, chronic pain and addiction. Has your past prevented you from living the life and having the relationships you long for? Through therapy, we can gain insight and awareness into your inner distress and conflict and work towards healing, self acceptance, love and gratitude. You will also learn how to improve and understand your most important relationships.
(02) 6188 7462 View (02) 6188 7462
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Mandy McNaught
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Griffith, ACT 2603
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
(03) 7003 2870 View (03) 7003 2870
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Toni-Maree Hannan
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Griffith, ACT 2603
When you are feeling anxious and stressed then you need an expert to support you to get back to normal. I specialise in anxiety and stress disorders and have over 10 years experience in the field.
When you are feeling anxious and stressed then you need an expert to support you to get back to normal. I specialise in anxiety and stress disorders and have over 10 years experience in the field.
(02) 6291 4382 View (02) 6291 4382
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The Secret Keeper
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Griffith, ACT 2603
Have you decided you like to make some changes in your life? Whether you’d like to deal with pass experiences or simply learn how to look after the here and now, I may be able help. I say ‘may’ because the relationship between a therapist and client is very important and as such it’s important you feel comfortable sharing your secrets with me.
Have you decided you like to make some changes in your life? Whether you’d like to deal with pass experiences or simply learn how to look after the here and now, I may be able help. I say ‘may’ because the relationship between a therapist and client is very important and as such it’s important you feel comfortable sharing your secrets with me.
(02) 6190 1349 View (02) 6190 1349
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Creating Connections Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Griffith, ACT 2603
Do you need someone to talk to? Are you doubting your self-worth & self-esteem or have difficulties with anxiety & depression? Would you like to improve your communication with your partner or a member of your family?. Have you experienced a betrayal or has someone in the relationship had difficulties with addiction or behavioural difficulties? Have you been affected by previous traumatic experiences? I am here to help you regain, much-needed clarity along your individual journey. My goal is to ensure you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to work with you to facilitate a safe space to explore your inner needs.
Do you need someone to talk to? Are you doubting your self-worth & self-esteem or have difficulties with anxiety & depression? Would you like to improve your communication with your partner or a member of your family?. Have you experienced a betrayal or has someone in the relationship had difficulties with addiction or behavioural difficulties? Have you been affected by previous traumatic experiences? I am here to help you regain, much-needed clarity along your individual journey. My goal is to ensure you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to work with you to facilitate a safe space to explore your inner needs.
(02) 5104 9730 View (02) 5104 9730
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Georgie Lavan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Griffith, ACT 2603  (Online Only)
Meet Georgie, a dedicated Registered Psychologist known for her nurturing, empathetic, and transparent approach. Her commitment extends to clients with various concerns, emphasizing that no issue is too small for therapy. Georgie aims to instil a preventative mindset, guiding clients to enhance their mental well-being proactively.
Meet Georgie, a dedicated Registered Psychologist known for her nurturing, empathetic, and transparent approach. Her commitment extends to clients with various concerns, emphasizing that no issue is too small for therapy. Georgie aims to instil a preventative mindset, guiding clients to enhance their mental well-being proactively.
(02) 9159 6258 View (02) 9159 6258
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Hollie Wildëthorn
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Griffith, ACT 2603
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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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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Integrated Self Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mawson, ACT 2607
I have extensive experience in working with children, young people and adults who have experienced adversity either within their home, community, educational setting or work place. I have worked with clients with complex trauma histories, dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I have devoted my career over the past 20 years to working with children, adolescents and adults with complex needs or experiencing mental health challenges within the foster care system, rehabilitation services, education department and general public.
I have extensive experience in working with children, young people and adults who have experienced adversity either within their home, community, educational setting or work place. I have worked with clients with complex trauma histories, dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I have devoted my career over the past 20 years to working with children, adolescents and adults with complex needs or experiencing mental health challenges within the foster care system, rehabilitation services, education department and general public.
0412 403 639 View 0412 403 639
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Olga Koronovskaia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garran, ACT 2605
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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Pippa Matthews
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
I have been working as a psychotherapist & counsellor for over 30yrs in a variety of government agencies (including sexual assault services, rape crisis services, victims of crime support services & women's health services) and private practice (11yrs in Sydney & 6yrs in Canberra). I have specialised in working with people whose histories include complex trauma, attachment trauma, developmental trauma and trauma in adulthood (including childhood sexual abuse, emotional & psychological abuse, childhood physical abuse, family violence, coercive control in relationships & adult rape). I also work with people struggling with PTSD.
I have been working as a psychotherapist & counsellor for over 30yrs in a variety of government agencies (including sexual assault services, rape crisis services, victims of crime support services & women's health services) and private practice (11yrs in Sydney & 6yrs in Canberra). I have specialised in working with people whose histories include complex trauma, attachment trauma, developmental trauma and trauma in adulthood (including childhood sexual abuse, emotional & psychological abuse, childhood physical abuse, family violence, coercive control in relationships & adult rape). I also work with people struggling with PTSD.
(02) 5926 2804 View (02) 5926 2804
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Susi West
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Hill, ACT 2603
I work primarily with folks who’re struggling in their relationships. Mostly, I work with romantic partners, but also with mothers & daughters, business partners, friends and individuals. My clients typically have difficulties in communicating effectively with others, especially during conflict when they’re feeling all the feelings. Clients also often approach me because they’ve been betrayed in relationship. Sometimes, there’s been an affair, an experience of sexual assault, or an unexpected separation...
I work primarily with folks who’re struggling in their relationships. Mostly, I work with romantic partners, but also with mothers & daughters, business partners, friends and individuals. My clients typically have difficulties in communicating effectively with others, especially during conflict when they’re feeling all the feelings. Clients also often approach me because they’ve been betrayed in relationship. Sometimes, there’s been an affair, an experience of sexual assault, or an unexpected separation...
(02) 5118 9041 View (02) 5118 9041
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Riddhi Blackley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Riddhi Blackley is a highly qualified and accomplished counsellor and psychotherapist 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 and psychotherapist 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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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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Evergreen Therapeutic Services
Counsellor, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Franchesca is a highly skilled and professional counsellor working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children across a wide array of presenting issues. With her experience, she tailors all sessions to meet her clients’ goals, needs, and strengths.
Franchesca is a highly skilled and professional counsellor working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children across a wide array of presenting issues. With her experience, she tailors all sessions to meet her clients’ goals, needs, and strengths.
(02) 5120 2953 View (02) 5120 2953
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Angie Hazlehurst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Are you struggling with a challenging relationship or stressful situation at home or work? Are you the parent of a child or adolescent with their own mental health challenges - you're busy caring for them, and feel like no one is caring for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by rising levels of stress and anxiety in this uncertain world? Does life just feel too fast and too hard? You don't have to struggle alone. I would be privileged to walk with you awhile.
Are you struggling with a challenging relationship or stressful situation at home or work? Are you the parent of a child or adolescent with their own mental health challenges - you're busy caring for them, and feel like no one is caring for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by rising levels of stress and anxiety in this uncertain world? Does life just feel too fast and too hard? You don't have to struggle alone. I would be privileged to walk with you awhile.
(02) 6189 2764 View (02) 6189 2764
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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
(02) 6188 7367 View (02) 6188 7367
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Jaisy Antony
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
I am an Australian Indian therapist, mother of two wild teenage girls and a somatically oriented certified psychedelic-assisted therapist. I work with a client base that is multicultural and aged 13 and above. I work at Canberra Child Psychiatry on Tuesdays looking after adolescents and family therapy. My specialities include grief and bereavement (death, divorce, empty nesting), couple/family relational conflict space, older adolescents/young adults, issues stemming from miscommunication and bicultural conflict in workplaces and families. I offer trauma counselling for NDIS self-managed and plan-managed clients.
I am an Australian Indian therapist, mother of two wild teenage girls and a somatically oriented certified psychedelic-assisted therapist. I work with a client base that is multicultural and aged 13 and above. I work at Canberra Child Psychiatry on Tuesdays looking after adolescents and family therapy. My specialities include grief and bereavement (death, divorce, empty nesting), couple/family relational conflict space, older adolescents/young adults, issues stemming from miscommunication and bicultural conflict in workplaces and families. I offer trauma counselling for NDIS self-managed and plan-managed clients.
(02) 5943 7562 View (02) 5943 7562
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Dewis Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
I meet you where you are at. I work from a person centred perspective, to provide you with a caring, non- judgemental and supportive space; to work through whatever life issues may be troubling you. Working together, we can explore your concerns and the effect you feel these things are having on the “whole” of your well-being. Your counselling journey should be supportive and empowering. I truly believe everyone can grow beyond struggle. You should expect to see real, tangible changes in yourself and gain insight, strength, resilience and confidence as you make positive changes towards living a rich and vital life.
I meet you where you are at. I work from a person centred perspective, to provide you with a caring, non- judgemental and supportive space; to work through whatever life issues may be troubling you. Working together, we can explore your concerns and the effect you feel these things are having on the “whole” of your well-being. Your counselling journey should be supportive and empowering. I truly believe everyone can grow beyond struggle. You should expect to see real, tangible changes in yourself and gain insight, strength, resilience and confidence as you make positive changes towards living a rich and vital life.
(02) 5944 1305 View (02) 5944 1305
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Donna Marie Smythe
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mawson, ACT 2607
My name is Donna, and I've always known my life purpose is to assist others. ​ This is evident from the various roles I've had in business, marketing and customer service, along with seventeen years working as a Secondary Education Teacher. During this time, I have had my eyes opened to the many mental, physical, social and emotional concerns the youth of today have and continue to experience. I have experience working across diverse cultures and with the LGBTQI+ community. My mission is to assist you on a deeper level to be empowered, find hope, and strengthen your belief in self to improve wellbeing.
My name is Donna, and I've always known my life purpose is to assist others. ​ This is evident from the various roles I've had in business, marketing and customer service, along with seventeen years working as a Secondary Education Teacher. During this time, I have had my eyes opened to the many mental, physical, social and emotional concerns the youth of today have and continue to experience. I have experience working across diverse cultures and with the LGBTQI+ community. My mission is to assist you on a deeper level to be empowered, find hope, and strengthen your belief in self to improve wellbeing.
(02) 5926 2994 View (02) 5926 2994

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.