Female 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.
0412 403 639 View 0412 403 639
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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.
(02) 5950 5175 View (02) 5950 5175
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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.
(02) 6188 7462 View (02) 6188 7462

More Therapists Nearby

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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
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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.
(02) 6291 4382 View (02) 6291 4382
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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
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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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Dewis Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Waitlist for new clients
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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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.
(02) 8105 5551 View (02) 8105 5551
Photo of Estella Hutchinson - Your Sunset Grief Counselling, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Your Sunset Grief Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Change and loss come in many forms throughout our lives - there doesn't have to be a death for you to feel bereft, a deep sense of sadness, loss or grief.
Change and loss come in many forms throughout our lives - there doesn't have to be a death for you to feel bereft, a deep sense of sadness, loss or grief.
(02) 5135 5526 View (02) 5135 5526
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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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Alison Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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 Hollie Wildëthorn, PACFA, Counsellor
Hollie Wildëthorn
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
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
Photo of Mandy McNaught, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Mandy McNaught
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Curtin, ACT 2605
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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The Secret Keeper
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
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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Penni Dickson
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
(02) 5941 6274 View (02) 5941 6274
Photo of Lisa Plaza - Adaptive Growth Psychology, PsychD, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Adaptive Growth Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Curtin, ACT 2605  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychologist with over 12 years experience I am dedicated to providing evidence-based therapies to support individuals facing a variety of challenges. I offer convenient Telehealth psychology services from the comfort of your home. This allows you to have a comfortable and safe place to support you in your therapy goals. I aim to reduce stress and burnout, improve wellbeing and mental health and bring back joy in your values in life.
As a Registered Psychologist with over 12 years experience I am dedicated to providing evidence-based therapies to support individuals facing a variety of challenges. I offer convenient Telehealth psychology services from the comfort of your home. This allows you to have a comfortable and safe place to support you in your therapy goals. I aim to reduce stress and burnout, improve wellbeing and mental health and bring back joy in your values in life.
(02) 5944 1704 View (02) 5944 1704
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Fadden Counselling
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Weston Creek, ACT 2611
Not accepting new clients
We all want to live a life worth living. Finding that can be quite a journey, with many twists and turns along the way. Embark on the search within the safety of a collaborative and therapeutic relationship. It certainly takes courage, but also has unimaginable rewards. Whether you are facing a new trial, or just decided to take action regarding a long standing issue, take the first step towards healing and overcoming. It is at your fingertips, and might be easier than you think.
We all want to live a life worth living. Finding that can be quite a journey, with many twists and turns along the way. Embark on the search within the safety of a collaborative and therapeutic relationship. It certainly takes courage, but also has unimaginable rewards. Whether you are facing a new trial, or just decided to take action regarding a long standing issue, take the first step towards healing and overcoming. It is at your fingertips, and might be easier than you think.
(02) 6188 7039 View (02) 6188 7039
Photo of Stefanie Marris - Arena Counselling, PACFA, Counsellor
Arena Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Stefanie, I am a trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming, PaCFA clinically registered counsellor. I am a practitioner who approaches counselling in a collaborative way, helping you to move beyond simply surviving and be able to deal with life stressors with greater ease. Working together, we will explore your experience and difficulties to achieve a deeper understanding of who you are; how you think, feel and behave. My goal is to encourage you to be curious about your internal world and to heal the parts of yourself that hold your emotional wounds.
My name is Stefanie, I am a trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming, PaCFA clinically registered counsellor. I am a practitioner who approaches counselling in a collaborative way, helping you to move beyond simply surviving and be able to deal with life stressors with greater ease. Working together, we will explore your experience and difficulties to achieve a deeper understanding of who you are; how you think, feel and behave. My goal is to encourage you to be curious about your internal world and to heal the parts of yourself that hold your emotional wounds.
0456 655 658 View 0456 655 658
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.