Counselling in Mawson, ACT

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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.
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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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Kate Mungoven Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mawson, ACT 2607
Modern mothering is wild. Whether you’re just at the beginning, been at it a while or somewhere in between, the changes and challenges of mothering continue throughout our lives. You are not alone - I can help. I specialise in working with mothers who are figuring out how to find a sense of self and steadiness in this messy existence. You want to be the mother you imagined, to live your values and juggle it all. But sometimes, you fall short. We can work together towards your goals; to feel like yourself again, to be able to show up for yourself and your children, to understand, to heal and to grow.
Modern mothering is wild. Whether you’re just at the beginning, been at it a while or somewhere in between, the changes and challenges of mothering continue throughout our lives. You are not alone - I can help. I specialise in working with mothers who are figuring out how to find a sense of self and steadiness in this messy existence. You want to be the mother you imagined, to live your values and juggle it all. But sometimes, you fall short. We can work together towards your goals; to feel like yourself again, to be able to show up for yourself and your children, to understand, to heal and to grow.
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Jeanette Neely
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mawson, ACT 2607
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.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Black Dove - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Whether you've encountered an unexpected difficulty in your life, need to work through past events, or simply want to make some changes, we all need some help now and again. I'm a queer-friendly, sex-positive counsellor who works in a broad range of areas including depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, sexual and gender identity, and relationship difficulties.
Whether you've encountered an unexpected difficulty in your life, need to work through past events, or simply want to make some changes, we all need some help now and again. I'm a queer-friendly, sex-positive counsellor who works in a broad range of areas including depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, sexual and gender identity, and relationship difficulties.
(02) 5943 7875 View (02) 5943 7875
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Toni-Maree Hannan
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Kambah, ACT 2902
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.
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Manav Satija
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
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.
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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".
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Paul Julian Hoare
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Curtin, ACT 2605
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
(02) 4708 9549 View (02) 4708 9549
Photo of Laura Apolo, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Laura Apolo
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Being listened to as you talk with someone you can trust helps you remember that you are not alone. It feels good to share, and talking about things can open up the door for healing. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. When we try to keep things stored in our head, especially strong feelings, it gets overwhelming, which fuels our anxiety. Talking frees us from that. Together, our conversations will uncover the hidden meaning behind what's happening, and help you to find your way, as you make sense of the challenges you have found yourself facing.
Being listened to as you talk with someone you can trust helps you remember that you are not alone. It feels good to share, and talking about things can open up the door for healing. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. When we try to keep things stored in our head, especially strong feelings, it gets overwhelming, which fuels our anxiety. Talking frees us from that. Together, our conversations will uncover the hidden meaning behind what's happening, and help you to find your way, as you make sense of the challenges you have found yourself facing.
(02) 5941 6975 View (02) 5941 6975
Photo of Alison Scott, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Alison Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
(02) 5944 1680 View (02) 5944 1680
Photo of Rob Marchbank, MC, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Rob Marchbank
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
I came to psychotherapy via earlier work in allied health. Over time, I found myself drawn to the emotional and behavioural issues raised by my clients – returning to university to complete a Master of counselling. I have a particular interest in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and neurodiverse clients, as well as men's mental health.
I came to psychotherapy via earlier work in allied health. Over time, I found myself drawn to the emotional and behavioural issues raised by my clients – returning to university to complete a Master of counselling. I have a particular interest in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and neurodiverse clients, as well as men's mental health.
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Free Cleynen // Psyche-First
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Welcome, My name is Free (Pronounced as “Frey”) . I have a special interest working with attachment based issues and Trauma/PTSD stemming from adulthood or childhood. Feelings such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, not really knowing yourself etc,... might be experiences and feelings that stems from trauma. During the intake phase, we will go through a thorough assessment that covers psycho-education and a tailored treatment plan focusing on your needs and goals. I work from a collaborative, holistic approach. Feel free to contact me for more information.
Welcome, My name is Free (Pronounced as “Frey”) . I have a special interest working with attachment based issues and Trauma/PTSD stemming from adulthood or childhood. Feelings such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, not really knowing yourself etc,... might be experiences and feelings that stems from trauma. During the intake phase, we will go through a thorough assessment that covers psycho-education and a tailored treatment plan focusing on your needs and goals. I work from a collaborative, holistic approach. Feel free to contact me for more information.
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Photo of Prakash K C, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Prakash K C
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
We humans possess significant resilience, yet we are also quite vulnerable. There are numerous factors around us that can affect our wellbeing and can cause anxiety, sadness, hurt, guilt, anger, loneliness, sense of unfulfillment, etc. Sometimes painful memories from the past don’t allow us to create new memories. Our own thoughts and beliefs work against us at times. Behaviours that were once soothing and comfortable, over time, become destructive. Coping with loss can be extremely challenging. Argument and unresolved conflicts can damage our intimate relationships. Family members not getting along can result in lot of distress.
We humans possess significant resilience, yet we are also quite vulnerable. There are numerous factors around us that can affect our wellbeing and can cause anxiety, sadness, hurt, guilt, anger, loneliness, sense of unfulfillment, etc. Sometimes painful memories from the past don’t allow us to create new memories. Our own thoughts and beliefs work against us at times. Behaviours that were once soothing and comfortable, over time, become destructive. Coping with loss can be extremely challenging. Argument and unresolved conflicts can damage our intimate relationships. Family members not getting along can result in lot of distress.
(02) 5941 6880 View (02) 5941 6880
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Mental Care Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
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.
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Jon Nielsen Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
I often work with people living with anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Together we can focus on techniques that reduce negative impacts, lessen your distress and enhance your ability to take control of your own life. There is hope for a happier, more connected tomorrow.
I often work with people living with anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Together we can focus on techniques that reduce negative impacts, lessen your distress and enhance your ability to take control of your own life. There is hope for a happier, more connected tomorrow.
(02) 5943 7397 View (02) 5943 7397
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Pearce Counselling and psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pearce, ACT 2607
I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor with over 10 years of experience in helping individuals navigate through their emotional and mental health challenges. I hold a Bachelors degree in Counselling and have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds. My approach is client-centered, empathetic, and non-judgmental, creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I am skilled in various therapeutic techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. I am committed to helping clients build resilience.
I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor with over 10 years of experience in helping individuals navigate through their emotional and mental health challenges. I hold a Bachelors degree in Counselling and have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds. My approach is client-centered, empathetic, and non-judgmental, creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I am skilled in various therapeutic techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. I am committed to helping clients build resilience.
(02) 5944 5995 View (02) 5944 5995
Photo of Olga Koronovskaia, PACFA, Psychotherapist
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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Jaisy Antony
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kambah, ACT 2902
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
Photo of Yingying Song, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Yingying Song
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mawson, ACT

< 10

Counsellors in Mawson, ACT who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
50% Relationship Issues
50% Bereavement
50% Parenting
50% Substance Use

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Mawson, ACT see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mawson?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.