Gary Bunker

Counsellor, ACA-L1

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
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(02) 4214 4789 Website

Gary Bunker

Counsellor, ACA-L1

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Kanahooka
46 Brooks Terrace
Kanahooka, NSW 2530
(02) 4214 4789
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Walk and Talk Therapy
Kanahooka Park
Kanahooka Road
Kanahooka, NSW 2530
(02) 4214 4789
Announcement icon Online sessions are covid-safe, and walk and talk therapy (Lake Illawarra) is outdoors, masks optional.

About

Do you feel like the people around you need you to be strong, but you feel like you’re about to break, or have already broken? Does a voice in your head criticise everything you do and leave you feeling miserable and alone? Are you feeling like you're different from everyone around you? You’re not alone, you’re not broken, and there is a way to change those feelings and to handle those pressures and fears. You might be looking for solutions and feeling trapped, or hopeless. You’re not trapped, and there is hope - you just need someone to share this with, and to help you see your way forward. That’s what I do.
I use simple, ‘guy-friendly’ methods to help you take control of your life and find the solutions you’re looking for. That means making it easier to handle the pressures you face, the stresses of life, and communication in your relationships and work. It’s a no-nonsense, no-bullcrap approach that puts you in charge of finding your way out of the dark.
I grew up with tough-love and 'man-up' bred into me. Married, divorced, remarried, raised a family. Nearly lost it all and felt so crushed I decided to quit life. Deciding to help others gave me purpose and keeps me smiling. Call me, I’m easy to talk to. I know it’s hard to reach out, especially when we need it most; but I’ve been there. I'm ready to listen.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110
Pay By: Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Qualifications

  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 1 Member
  • Training: Certified Counsellor, Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors / 2021
I am a certified counsellor with Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, and an Australian Counsellor Professionals member.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors / Counselling clients with addictions / 2021
  • Certificate: Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors / Mindfulness-Based Therapies / 2021

Endorsements

Counsellor, ACA-L1
"Gary is a talented and understanding Counsellor who is passionate about helping others and it shines through in his work."

Location

Kanahooka
46 Brooks Terrace
Kanahooka, NSW 2530
(02) 4214 4789
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Walk and Talk Therapy
Kanahooka Park
Kanahooka Road
Kanahooka, NSW 2530
(02) 4214 4789
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Video Game Addiction

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022
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Gary Bunker

Counsellor, ACA-L1