Counselling in Alstonville, NSW

Photo of Ofunneka Amanda Anyanwu, Counsellor in Alstonville, NSW
Ofunneka Amanda Anyanwu
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alstonville, NSW 2477
Are you a member of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community? Are you a parent finding it hard to connect with your teenager? Are you a mother trying to cope with the stress of being a mum, wife and working? Are you a single mother faced with life's challenges? Are you an individual going through the stress of relationship breakdown or simply trying to navigate transitions in your life? Are you a young person struggling to engage with school, your friends and family? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then my counselling service is for you.
Are you a member of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community? Are you a parent finding it hard to connect with your teenager? Are you a mother trying to cope with the stress of being a mum, wife and working? Are you a single mother faced with life's challenges? Are you an individual going through the stress of relationship breakdown or simply trying to navigate transitions in your life? Are you a young person struggling to engage with school, your friends and family? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then my counselling service is for you.
(02) 4058 4011 View (02) 4058 4011
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Greenwood Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477  (Online Only)
Our focus is on women. Peri and Post Natal Depression, Menopause, family stress and anxiety. Challenging life stages and events such as retirement, chronic illness, grief and loss. Relationship and family challenges through all life stages. Ageing family members with issues such as dementia, loss of independence and frailty. Stress, burn-out, sleep issues, relaxation training, work life balance issues. Want to move forward from that feeling of being ' stuck' ?
Our focus is on women. Peri and Post Natal Depression, Menopause, family stress and anxiety. Challenging life stages and events such as retirement, chronic illness, grief and loss. Relationship and family challenges through all life stages. Ageing family members with issues such as dementia, loss of independence and frailty. Stress, burn-out, sleep issues, relaxation training, work life balance issues. Want to move forward from that feeling of being ' stuck' ?
(02) 4058 4527 View (02) 4058 4527
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Jemma Moses
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477
Working from CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Skills Training based therapies, Jemma supports clients to discover and ignite their true strengths to navigate life challenges. Jemma is very collaborative in the way she works with people, and clients take great ownership of the progress through sessions. Jemma is very considerate of each client’s support needs, specific to them. Jemma has an interest in how the relationship between self-care practices and our mental health, and a wealth of experience supporting clients re-engagement in work following a workplace injury.
Working from CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Skills Training based therapies, Jemma supports clients to discover and ignite their true strengths to navigate life challenges. Jemma is very collaborative in the way she works with people, and clients take great ownership of the progress through sessions. Jemma is very considerate of each client’s support needs, specific to them. Jemma has an interest in how the relationship between self-care practices and our mental health, and a wealth of experience supporting clients re-engagement in work following a workplace injury.
(02) 5603 8307 View (02) 5603 8307
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Paul Moses
Counsellor
Alstonville, NSW 2477
I love meeting with people and the conversations that come about to support one another. To me, counselling is about providing a very holding and non-judgemental space, for people to come to their own awareness and realisations. I offer a true equality for all clients, which can be very much seen in the way I offer relationship counselling sessions. I very much enjoy living and working in the Northern Rivers for many years, and feel a great privilege in being able to provide counselling services to the local community.
I love meeting with people and the conversations that come about to support one another. To me, counselling is about providing a very holding and non-judgemental space, for people to come to their own awareness and realisations. I offer a true equality for all clients, which can be very much seen in the way I offer relationship counselling sessions. I very much enjoy living and working in the Northern Rivers for many years, and feel a great privilege in being able to provide counselling services to the local community.
(02) 5602 6829 View (02) 5602 6829
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Good Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477
If you are suffering from psychological and emotional pain, or problematic behaviours, I can help you to explore, understand and resolve what is causing them. Mental illness and psychological pain is confusing and often overwhelming, but it can be resolved and recovered from.
If you are suffering from psychological and emotional pain, or problematic behaviours, I can help you to explore, understand and resolve what is causing them. Mental illness and psychological pain is confusing and often overwhelming, but it can be resolved and recovered from.
(08) 9126 9341 View (08) 9126 9341
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Steve Marriott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477
I have a busy private practice based in Bangalow and provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare rebates available ), a clinical member and accredited supervisor of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and have master’s qualifications in both Social Work and Couple & Family Therapy. I also offer professional supervision and training to health professionals, and I’m an editorial board member of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
I have a busy private practice based in Bangalow and provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare rebates available ), a clinical member and accredited supervisor of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and have master’s qualifications in both Social Work and Couple & Family Therapy. I also offer professional supervision and training to health professionals, and I’m an editorial board member of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
(07) 5655 7538 View (07) 5655 7538
Photo of Sabrina David, Psychotherapist in Alstonville, NSW
Sabrina David
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alstonville, NSW 2477
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
(02) 5605 0981 View (02) 5605 0981
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Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either online, or beach walk & talk in beautiful Ballina, NSW
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either online, or beach walk & talk in beautiful Ballina, NSW
(02) 5604 6737 View (02) 5604 6737
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Skye Gannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477
Byron Bay Play Therapy is a mental health service offering support to children and families experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. Principle play therapist Skye Gannon is a trauma counsellor & registered social worker with postgraduate qualifications in psychology and play therapy.
Byron Bay Play Therapy is a mental health service offering support to children and families experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. Principle play therapist Skye Gannon is a trauma counsellor & registered social worker with postgraduate qualifications in psychology and play therapy.
(02) 5657 8886 View (02) 5657 8886
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Caress Care Counselling & Mental Health Service
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477
I support and guide people to find passion and direction in their lives to build lasting quality relationships with self and others, making adjustments and modifications in their behaviours and thought processes. I am a qualified counsellor and behavioural specialist who has a practice near Bexhill. I specialise in working with teenagers and adults through the power of Equine Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour Change Techniques.
I support and guide people to find passion and direction in their lives to build lasting quality relationships with self and others, making adjustments and modifications in their behaviours and thought processes. I am a qualified counsellor and behavioural specialist who has a practice near Bexhill. I specialise in working with teenagers and adults through the power of Equine Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour Change Techniques.
0409 603 402 View 0409 603 402
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Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477  (Online Only)
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
(02) 5602 4036 View (02) 5602 4036
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Caston Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Alstonville, NSW 2477
I am an English born, Australian qualified psychologist who is trained to help people of all ages with their mental and emotional challenges.
I am an English born, Australian qualified psychologist who is trained to help people of all ages with their mental and emotional challenges.
(02) 5602 6931 View (02) 5602 6931

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Lucy Frankham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
0401 523 531 View 0401 523 531
Photo of SATI Wellness Liz White Therapy & Consultancy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alstonville, NSW
SATI Wellness Liz White Therapy & Consultancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
East Lismore, NSW 2480
Psychotherapy (mental health care plans, NDIS & insurance) - Social Work Coordination & Mental Health management for NDIS & Insurance companies - ADHD diagnosis, assessment and treatment plans (available Oct 2023) - Supervision
Psychotherapy (mental health care plans, NDIS & insurance) - Social Work Coordination & Mental Health management for NDIS & Insurance companies - ADHD diagnosis, assessment and treatment plans (available Oct 2023) - Supervision
(02) 5604 0485 View (02) 5604 0485
Photo of Joanne Walker, Psychotherapist in Alstonville, NSW
Joanne Walker
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Federal, NSW 2480
I have spent many years working with adults, children, families and professionals most notably those that have experienced trauma, but also addiction, grief, anxiety, emotional, relationship, parenting and other difficulties. I have spent time in indigenous communities and bring cultural awareness and sensitivity to a variety of cultural and other minority groups such as gender diverse.
I have spent many years working with adults, children, families and professionals most notably those that have experienced trauma, but also addiction, grief, anxiety, emotional, relationship, parenting and other difficulties. I have spent time in indigenous communities and bring cultural awareness and sensitivity to a variety of cultural and other minority groups such as gender diverse.
(07) 5655 7413 View (07) 5655 7413
Photo of Brigit Seidlich - Pearl in Alstonville, NSW
Brigit Seidlich - Pearl
PsychD
Cumbalum, NSW 2478
If you're facing challenges or emotional difficulties in any area of your life, Holistic Counselling can help you gain clarity, courage, and confidence to manage them better. Bridgit Pearl, a qualified counsellor at Wisdom Space Counselling, can assist you in handling difficult situations and bringing about positive change through strength-based positive psychology. By gaining a deeper understanding, motivation, and communication skills, you'll be better equipped to overcome procrastination, anxiety, or depression. Through self-awareness, mindfulness, and effective communication, you'll learn to better manage emotional stress.
If you're facing challenges or emotional difficulties in any area of your life, Holistic Counselling can help you gain clarity, courage, and confidence to manage them better. Bridgit Pearl, a qualified counsellor at Wisdom Space Counselling, can assist you in handling difficult situations and bringing about positive change through strength-based positive psychology. By gaining a deeper understanding, motivation, and communication skills, you'll be better equipped to overcome procrastination, anxiety, or depression. Through self-awareness, mindfulness, and effective communication, you'll learn to better manage emotional stress.
(02) 5604 6069 View (02) 5604 6069
Photo of Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alstonville, NSW
Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478  (Online Only)
I specialise in providing Trauma Counselling, Supervision and Art Therapy to clients 16yo+. As a Senior Clinical Social Worker with over 16 yrs experience, I have worked in various clinical settings across Australia. I have trained in Supervision, Pastoral, Coaching, Suicide Prevention, CBT, ACT. I enjoy supporting my clients on their journey of trauma recovery, stress management and help them rebuild their confidence to live a more fulfilling life. I am currently accepting new referrals for online counselling and supervision appointments. I am a provider of Counselling Services for Victim Services (NSW) and NDIS clients.
I specialise in providing Trauma Counselling, Supervision and Art Therapy to clients 16yo+. As a Senior Clinical Social Worker with over 16 yrs experience, I have worked in various clinical settings across Australia. I have trained in Supervision, Pastoral, Coaching, Suicide Prevention, CBT, ACT. I enjoy supporting my clients on their journey of trauma recovery, stress management and help them rebuild their confidence to live a more fulfilling life. I am currently accepting new referrals for online counselling and supervision appointments. I am a provider of Counselling Services for Victim Services (NSW) and NDIS clients.
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
Photo of Martha Ann Calhoun, Psychotherapist in Alstonville, NSW
Martha Ann Calhoun
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
(07) 5655 7552 View (07) 5655 7552
Photo of Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli, Psychologist in Alstonville, NSW
Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I deeply believes in people’s innate ability to overcome their difficulties and heal. I am genuinely dedicated to supporting clients to reach their potential and live a truly fulfilling life by addressing the underlying issues and obstacles that prevent them from moving forward. I bring genuine care, warmth, and a supportive environment for clients to express their concerns.
I deeply believes in people’s innate ability to overcome their difficulties and heal. I am genuinely dedicated to supporting clients to reach their potential and live a truly fulfilling life by addressing the underlying issues and obstacles that prevent them from moving forward. I bring genuine care, warmth, and a supportive environment for clients to express their concerns.
(02) 5655 3572 View (02) 5655 3572
Photo of Gretta Hazel Bottomley, Psychologist in Alstonville, NSW
Gretta Hazel Bottomley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Federal, NSW 2480
Not accepting new clients
I am a warm and compassionate therapist who priorities her therapeutic relationship with clients. I believe that a collaborative, client-focused approach creates a strong foundation to work through difficult experiences, and work toward meaningful and lasting change. I have experience working with adults struggling with a range of concerns including relationship distress, parenting difficulties, difficulty coping with traumatic or stressful events and changes, mood problems, and personality disorders.
I am a warm and compassionate therapist who priorities her therapeutic relationship with clients. I believe that a collaborative, client-focused approach creates a strong foundation to work through difficult experiences, and work toward meaningful and lasting change. I have experience working with adults struggling with a range of concerns including relationship distress, parenting difficulties, difficulty coping with traumatic or stressful events and changes, mood problems, and personality disorders.
(02) 5605 0934 View (02) 5605 0934

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Alstonville, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Alstonville, NSW who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
75% Anxiety
58% Parenting
58% Coping Skills
58% Self Esteem
58% Stress
50% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% NDIS
33% Medicare Rebates
17% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Alstonville, NSW see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Alstonville?

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.