Counselling in Phillip, ACT

Photo of undefined - Kate Mungoven Counselling Canberra, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Kate Mungoven Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
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
Photo of undefined - Dewis Counselling, ACA-L2, Counsellor
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
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.
(02) 5944 5085 View (02) 5944 5085
Photo of Andrew Chan, MSc, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Andrew Chan
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
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.
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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 undefined - Arena Counselling, PACFA, Counsellor
Arena Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Stefanie, I am a trauma informed, 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, 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.
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Photo of Manav Satija, PACFA, Psychotherapist
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.
(02) 5950 5195 View (02) 5950 5195
Photo of undefined - Free Cleynen // Psyche-First, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
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.
(02) 5926 2128 View (02) 5926 2128
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
Photo of undefined - Jon Nielsen Counselling Canberra, ACA-L1, Counsellor
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
Photo of undefined - Start Anew Life Coaching, MSc
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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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 Simon Tidy, ACA-L3, Counsellor
Simon Tidy
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
I am a registered counsellor who can assist you to navigate through personal and relationship challenges and achieve positive outcomes in order to live a more satisfying and rewarding life. I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic techniques that allows me as a therapist to use the most effective method available to address your individual needs. I offer counselling services both online or face to face in safe and comfortable therapeutic space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and feelings.
I am a registered counsellor who can assist you to navigate through personal and relationship challenges and achieve positive outcomes in order to live a more satisfying and rewarding life. I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic techniques that allows me as a therapist to use the most effective method available to address your individual needs. I offer counselling services both online or face to face in safe and comfortable therapeutic space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and feelings.
(02) 6190 1315 View (02) 6190 1315
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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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
Photo of Olga Koronovskaia, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Olga Koronovskaia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
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
Photo of Jaisy Antony, ACA-L2, Counsellor
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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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
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
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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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Phillip, ACT

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Phillip, ACT who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
86% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
71% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% NDIS
67% Bupa
33% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Phillip, ACT see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Phillip?

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.