Counselling in Northern Territory

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Eva San
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fannie Bay, NT 0820
I am an empathetic and caring individual. My approach is culturally safe, sensitive and trauma informed. I hold space for my clients in a nonjudgemental way and provide attentive listening to your struggles. I help you process difficult emotions so you will become more self-aware and attuned to your needs. I also help you tap into your personal power for improved self-confidence.
I am an empathetic and caring individual. My approach is culturally safe, sensitive and trauma informed. I hold space for my clients in a nonjudgemental way and provide attentive listening to your struggles. I help you process difficult emotions so you will become more self-aware and attuned to your needs. I also help you tap into your personal power for improved self-confidence.
(08) 7949 2000 View (08) 7949 2000
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Priya Murthyamma
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Berrimah, NT 0828
Hi! I'm Priya. Do email me with your queries or worries, no need to hesitate really. I work with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, grief and loss, transitional difficulties, self-esteem issues, family difficulties, relationship difficulties, emotion regulation and coping skills, personal development, work-related difficulties and stresses, domestic violence, attachment issues, identity, sexuality, abuse, and anger management issues.
Hi! I'm Priya. Do email me with your queries or worries, no need to hesitate really. I work with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, grief and loss, transitional difficulties, self-esteem issues, family difficulties, relationship difficulties, emotion regulation and coping skills, personal development, work-related difficulties and stresses, domestic violence, attachment issues, identity, sexuality, abuse, and anger management issues.
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Margaret Mary Dizon
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with people ashamed of their feelings and need someone to talk to. They suffer from trauma, depression, and extreme grief. They have lost a part of themselves or someone they really love. They have a lot of outer success but internally, they feel very overwhelmed with life and feel they're drowning. They do not know how to cope anymore and mostly, they think ending their lives would ease or end the pain. They are ashamed of their feelings and they feel very much alone, no one understands them and they don’t have anyone to talk to. They are fed up and they cannot see, hear nor feel anything positive anymore.
I work with people ashamed of their feelings and need someone to talk to. They suffer from trauma, depression, and extreme grief. They have lost a part of themselves or someone they really love. They have a lot of outer success but internally, they feel very overwhelmed with life and feel they're drowning. They do not know how to cope anymore and mostly, they think ending their lives would ease or end the pain. They are ashamed of their feelings and they feel very much alone, no one understands them and they don’t have anyone to talk to. They are fed up and they cannot see, hear nor feel anything positive anymore.
(08) 8120 2797 View (08) 8120 2797
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Sam Brennan Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Nhulunbuy, NT 0880  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
(08) 6866 0171 View (08) 6866 0171
Photo of Janelle Coleman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Northern Territory
Janelle Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Ludmilla, NT 0820
As a Social Worker who has specialized in Sexology and Sex Therapy you will be provided with a safe and supportive space where you can explore your sexual well-being and improve your intimate relationships. I provide confidential and non-judgmental guidance on issues related to sex, sexuality and gender including sexual pleasure and satisfaction, desire discrepancy, loss of libido, pain and dysfunction, gender dysphoria, paraphilias and diverse attractions, as well as supporting a spectrum of relationship types and gender diversity.
As a Social Worker who has specialized in Sexology and Sex Therapy you will be provided with a safe and supportive space where you can explore your sexual well-being and improve your intimate relationships. I provide confidential and non-judgmental guidance on issues related to sex, sexuality and gender including sexual pleasure and satisfaction, desire discrepancy, loss of libido, pain and dysfunction, gender dysphoria, paraphilias and diverse attractions, as well as supporting a spectrum of relationship types and gender diversity.
(08) 7948 8776 View (08) 7948 8776
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Insight Professional Services Darwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Wulagi, NT 0812
Based in Wulagi (Darwin), Toni Ryan (Insight's Practice Owner) has over 24 years practice experience. Toni specialises in Psychological Counselling; Coaching; and Professional Supervision - working with Adults, Teens and Couples. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Toni is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and draws from a range of psychological models such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Mindfulness Based Therapies; Dialectical Behavioural Therapy; Emotionally Focused Therapy etc. See the website link for further details and current pricing.
Based in Wulagi (Darwin), Toni Ryan (Insight's Practice Owner) has over 24 years practice experience. Toni specialises in Psychological Counselling; Coaching; and Professional Supervision - working with Adults, Teens and Couples. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Toni is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and draws from a range of psychological models such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Mindfulness Based Therapies; Dialectical Behavioural Therapy; Emotionally Focused Therapy etc. See the website link for further details and current pricing.
(08) 7948 6574 View (08) 7948 6574
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Lorna Murphy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parap, NT 0820
Lorna Murphy is a registered psychologist. She graduated from Monash University in 1997. Since then, Lorna has worked in forensic settings, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community health and Relationships Australia. She has been in private practice since 2009. Lorna will see individuals and couples who are age 16 and above. Her approach has been described as creative and empowering. She encourages us to regain our confidence and vitality. Lorna is invested in helping us navigate the suffering, trauma and grief that life brings.
Lorna Murphy is a registered psychologist. She graduated from Monash University in 1997. Since then, Lorna has worked in forensic settings, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community health and Relationships Australia. She has been in private practice since 2009. Lorna will see individuals and couples who are age 16 and above. Her approach has been described as creative and empowering. She encourages us to regain our confidence and vitality. Lorna is invested in helping us navigate the suffering, trauma and grief that life brings.
(08) 7947 3662 View (08) 7947 3662
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Jarod Kaplan
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jarod is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 15 years’ of experience working with individuals and couples. He also provides clinical supervision to counselling professionals. Jarod feels grateful to support clients to explore their challenges, attain emotional clarity and experience more of their human potential. He creates a calming and accepting space for all of his clients and is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Jarod has a strong grounding in attachment focussed therapies, mindfulness based therapies, and emotion focused therapies. He works in a trauma-sensitive way and is always guided by the unique needs of his clients.
Jarod is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 15 years’ of experience working with individuals and couples. He also provides clinical supervision to counselling professionals. Jarod feels grateful to support clients to explore their challenges, attain emotional clarity and experience more of their human potential. He creates a calming and accepting space for all of his clients and is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Jarod has a strong grounding in attachment focussed therapies, mindfulness based therapies, and emotion focused therapies. He works in a trauma-sensitive way and is always guided by the unique needs of his clients.
(08) 7948 4199 View (08) 7948 4199
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Lily Shilkin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Berrimah, NT 0828
I am a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Registrar based in Darwin. I am passionate about developing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, utilising a client-centered and strengths-based approach to empowering clients to achieve lasting change for people across all cultural and personal backgrounds and am very passionate about providing culturally safe and trauma-informed treatment.
I am a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Registrar based in Darwin. I am passionate about developing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, utilising a client-centered and strengths-based approach to empowering clients to achieve lasting change for people across all cultural and personal backgrounds and am very passionate about providing culturally safe and trauma-informed treatment.
(08) 7948 8417 View (08) 7948 8417
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Chantelle Barker
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rapid Creek, NT 0810
Waitlist for new clients
Offering therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults in areas including: • Anxiety and related difficulties • Depression and mood difficulties • Adjustment difficulties • Sleep • Assertiveness and communication skills • Stress management • PTSD • Trauma
Offering therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults in areas including: • Anxiety and related difficulties • Depression and mood difficulties • Adjustment difficulties • Sleep • Assertiveness and communication skills • Stress management • PTSD • Trauma
(08) 7944 6874 View (08) 7944 6874
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Nurturing New Families
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Farrar, NT 0830
I provide evidence based, gentle and compassionate support for parents in the areas of; perinatal mental health, parenting, infant sleep and cry/fuss behaviours. I work from an attachment based lens providing hollistic support to new and experienced parents. I draw on CBT/ACT framworks but I am also a Circle of Security facilitator, a Neurodevelopmental Care Practitioner (Possums) and traned in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy all of which I incorporate in treatment as needed
I provide evidence based, gentle and compassionate support for parents in the areas of; perinatal mental health, parenting, infant sleep and cry/fuss behaviours. I work from an attachment based lens providing hollistic support to new and experienced parents. I draw on CBT/ACT framworks but I am also a Circle of Security facilitator, a Neurodevelopmental Care Practitioner (Possums) and traned in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy all of which I incorporate in treatment as needed
(08) 8919 8919 View (08) 8919 8919
Photo of James Ryan Somerville Brown, Psychologist in Northern Territory
James Ryan Somerville Brown
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Berrimah, NT 0828
I'm a dedicated professional with a passion for Psychology. I combine a strong work ethic with a relaxed and friendly demeanor, making the collaborative approach both effective and enjoyable. My goal is to help as much as possible while fostering a positive and inclusive environment.
I'm a dedicated professional with a passion for Psychology. I combine a strong work ethic with a relaxed and friendly demeanor, making the collaborative approach both effective and enjoyable. My goal is to help as much as possible while fostering a positive and inclusive environment.
(08) 7947 8531 View (08) 7947 8531
Top Care Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berrimah, NT 0828
I am a registered psychologist, trained in evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT)-Level A, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). I use consolidative therapeutic approach, tailored to client’s unique needs, to help improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals and families.
I am a registered psychologist, trained in evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT)-Level A, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). I use consolidative therapeutic approach, tailored to client’s unique needs, to help improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals and families.
(08) 7944 6270 View (08) 7944 6270
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Roselle Counselling Service
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Coolalinga, NT 0839
Do you ever feel weighed down by life and how relentless it all seems? I would like to support you to get that spark of life back and by looking at past and present issues that could be causing you emotional pain.
Do you ever feel weighed down by life and how relentless it all seems? I would like to support you to get that spark of life back and by looking at past and present issues that could be causing you emotional pain.
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Rebecca Gillard
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Moil, NT 0810
Waitlist for new clients
I've been a Counsellor for 20 years and have been living in the Territory for the past 11 years. I enjoy working with a range of people from different ages, backgrounds and experiences. I've been there for people to help them on issues such as anxiety, depression, recent or historical trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+ concerns, workplace stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and many other worries.
I've been a Counsellor for 20 years and have been living in the Territory for the past 11 years. I enjoy working with a range of people from different ages, backgrounds and experiences. I've been there for people to help them on issues such as anxiety, depression, recent or historical trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+ concerns, workplace stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and many other worries.
(08) 7947 8889 View (08) 7947 8889
Photo of Larz Lauer, Psychotherapist in Northern Territory
Larz Lauer
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moil, NT 0810
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
(07) 2100 4783 View (07) 2100 4783
Photo of Ian Howells, Counsellor in Northern Territory
Ian Howells
Counsellor, MC, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Parap, NT 0820
Ian has many years of experience as a social worker, empowering people on the back of an understanding that no significant learning takes place without a significant relationship. Those relationships could be personal, work related, social or political and there are by many environmental factors that have an influence upon those relationships. It was on this premise that Ian moved into a counselling role. Many people, if not all people, will at some time encounter an emotional crisis while in a relationship at home as a partner or a parent, at work, or socially and it is at times like these that a person may seek a counsellor.
Ian has many years of experience as a social worker, empowering people on the back of an understanding that no significant learning takes place without a significant relationship. Those relationships could be personal, work related, social or political and there are by many environmental factors that have an influence upon those relationships. It was on this premise that Ian moved into a counselling role. Many people, if not all people, will at some time encounter an emotional crisis while in a relationship at home as a partner or a parent, at work, or socially and it is at times like these that a person may seek a counsellor.
(08) 7943 6094 View (08) 7943 6094
Photo of Nicola Coalter, Psychologist in Northern Territory
Nicola Coalter
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Woolner, NT 0820
Feeling like life's throwing you curveballs, leaving you overwhelmed and stuck? Whether you're grappling with addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling/gaming, porn, or even the endless scroll), battling stress, anxiety, depression, or wrestling with past traumas, you're not alone in this struggle. Together, let's navigate these hurdles, uncover practical solutions, and nurture the belief that positive change isn't just a
Feeling like life's throwing you curveballs, leaving you overwhelmed and stuck? Whether you're grappling with addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling/gaming, porn, or even the endless scroll), battling stress, anxiety, depression, or wrestling with past traumas, you're not alone in this struggle. Together, let's navigate these hurdles, uncover practical solutions, and nurture the belief that positive change isn't just a
(08) 7948 6794 View (08) 7948 6794
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Darwin Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Parap, NT 0820
Everyone experiences varying degrees of difficulties and distress across their lifespan. Hamish is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist who has dedicated his practice to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, couples and groups in the community. It takes courage to acknowledge your difficulties and seek professional help. Whether you are experiencing emotional difficulties, trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, loss, or identity and self-esteem issues, psychotherapy and counselling can be a convenient, flexible, and affordable way to begin your journey towards healing.
Everyone experiences varying degrees of difficulties and distress across their lifespan. Hamish is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist who has dedicated his practice to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, couples and groups in the community. It takes courage to acknowledge your difficulties and seek professional help. Whether you are experiencing emotional difficulties, trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, loss, or identity and self-esteem issues, psychotherapy and counselling can be a convenient, flexible, and affordable way to begin your journey towards healing.
(03) 4514 5712 View (03) 4514 5712
Photo of Helen Maree Murray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Northern Territory
Helen Maree Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Parap, NT 0820
Life at times throws us challenges that we can feel ill equipped to handle. It may be in the workplace or at home. Counselling provides an opportunity to talk about these issues, learn how to work with them differently, including practical coping methods and strategies. Issues may include anxiety, trauma, career challenges, divorce, domestic family violence. Relationships are particularly important in my practice, I can support couples and families through many relationships issues. I am trained to assist families understand and support their adolescent family members, as well as working with the adolescent.
Life at times throws us challenges that we can feel ill equipped to handle. It may be in the workplace or at home. Counselling provides an opportunity to talk about these issues, learn how to work with them differently, including practical coping methods and strategies. Issues may include anxiety, trauma, career challenges, divorce, domestic family violence. Relationships are particularly important in my practice, I can support couples and families through many relationships issues. I am trained to assist families understand and support their adolescent family members, as well as working with the adolescent.
(08) 7949 5373 View (08) 7949 5373

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$173

Counsellors in Northern Territory who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
79% Depression
76% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Medicare Rebates
58% NDIS
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Northern Territory see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Northern Territory?

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.