Counselling in Ashtonfield, NSW

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Jane Hodgson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ashtonfield, NSW 2323
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
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Karen May Morris
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Minmi, NSW 2287
Karen Morris is a tertiary qualified counsellor and supervisor with over 30 years experience in clinical practice. Karen employs a person-centred and strength-based approach to empower people to reflect on their lives and help them make positive changes. Karen utilise the principles of neuroscience in her clinical work to help clients understand the importance of the role of the brain in healing. She provides practical strategies in her sessions to assist clients in re-wiring their brain patterns to develop optimal functioning and resilience.
Karen Morris is a tertiary qualified counsellor and supervisor with over 30 years experience in clinical practice. Karen employs a person-centred and strength-based approach to empower people to reflect on their lives and help them make positive changes. Karen utilise the principles of neuroscience in her clinical work to help clients understand the importance of the role of the brain in healing. She provides practical strategies in her sessions to assist clients in re-wiring their brain patterns to develop optimal functioning and resilience.
(02) 4075 9881 View (02) 4075 9881
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Dr Jonathan Toussaint
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Minmi, NSW 2287
I am a qualified Counsellor and accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has worked in the clinical field for over 25 years. I have supported individuals of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds to work through challenging situations. I specialise in working with complex mental health, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, critical incident response, and trauma. My style of therapy is strength-based and delivered in a gentle, safe, and non-confrontational manner. I have done extensive training in trauma informed practice and is familiar with the guidelines for treatment of complex trauma.
I am a qualified Counsellor and accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has worked in the clinical field for over 25 years. I have supported individuals of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds to work through challenging situations. I specialise in working with complex mental health, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, critical incident response, and trauma. My style of therapy is strength-based and delivered in a gentle, safe, and non-confrontational manner. I have done extensive training in trauma informed practice and is familiar with the guidelines for treatment of complex trauma.
(02) 4012 0614 View (02) 4012 0614
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Psychology Centre Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
(02) 4063 1352 View (02) 4063 1352
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Eliza Rooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
(02) 4012 2356 View (02) 4012 2356
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Dr Richard Morrison
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
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Ann M Schipp
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Windermere, NSW 2321
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
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Hunter Valley Walk and Talk Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Morpeth, NSW 2321
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
(02) 4005 0024 View (02) 4005 0024
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Chris Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
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Abbie Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
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Jaclyn Potts Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
About you: You are a person who wants to rest in a safe space. You may be seeking a place to be vulnerable, held and supported while you process your experiences and discuss your inner thoughts. You may have experienced trauma, be a new parent, undergoing stressful life changes and adjustments or looking at learning new coping skills. Please note: I accept Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP), your Medicare rebate will be $89.65. We are not a bilk billing practice. Your out of pocket expense will be $135.35.
About you: You are a person who wants to rest in a safe space. You may be seeking a place to be vulnerable, held and supported while you process your experiences and discuss your inner thoughts. You may have experienced trauma, be a new parent, undergoing stressful life changes and adjustments or looking at learning new coping skills. Please note: I accept Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP), your Medicare rebate will be $89.65. We are not a bilk billing practice. Your out of pocket expense will be $135.35.
(07) 3477 9528 View (07) 3477 9528
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Christie Gurr
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Aberglasslyn, NSW 2320
I'm passionate about supporting the healing journey of people with a lived experience of trauma. I have a genuine desire to connect with people and build a trusting working relationship where we can learn and grow together. I have worked in the mental health field since volunteering (as a uni student) 20+ years ago. I am honoured to have the role I hold.
I'm passionate about supporting the healing journey of people with a lived experience of trauma. I have a genuine desire to connect with people and build a trusting working relationship where we can learn and grow together. I have worked in the mental health field since volunteering (as a uni student) 20+ years ago. I am honoured to have the role I hold.
(02) 4058 4438 View (02) 4058 4438
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More Than This Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
(02) 5500 9319 View (02) 5500 9319
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Kim O'Donnell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
The one constant we all share, regardless of our gender, wealth, race, location or religious beliefs is that we will spend our life in our body. This will also be one of the most confronting, challenging and potentially beautiful relationships we'll ever experience. Can we fully embrace our body? Can we come to terms with the social and cultural factors surrounding our body and, when the time comes to leave our body, will we do so with love and gratitude for how it helped us to connect with ourselves and others? Let's explore those questions together.
The one constant we all share, regardless of our gender, wealth, race, location or religious beliefs is that we will spend our life in our body. This will also be one of the most confronting, challenging and potentially beautiful relationships we'll ever experience. Can we fully embrace our body? Can we come to terms with the social and cultural factors surrounding our body and, when the time comes to leave our body, will we do so with love and gratitude for how it helped us to connect with ourselves and others? Let's explore those questions together.
(07) 3050 0663 View (07) 3050 0663
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Blue Jay Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberglasslyn, NSW 2320
Challenges and difficult experiences are a part of life, and sometimes we need support so we can move forward in a meaningful way. I understand the courage it takes to ask for help and to share your innermost thoughts, emotions and pain. I also believe in the power of your strength and capacity for growth, and the resilience to overcome your challenges - no matter what you've been through.
Challenges and difficult experiences are a part of life, and sometimes we need support so we can move forward in a meaningful way. I understand the courage it takes to ask for help and to share your innermost thoughts, emotions and pain. I also believe in the power of your strength and capacity for growth, and the resilience to overcome your challenges - no matter what you've been through.
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Kasey Lockwood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Rutherford, NSW 2320
As a mental health professional, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages in improving their well-being. With a focus on children, adolescents, and older adults, I use creative techniques to foster critical thinking and resilience. Whether through art therapy or other methods, I tailor my approach to each person's needs.
As a mental health professional, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages in improving their well-being. With a focus on children, adolescents, and older adults, I use creative techniques to foster critical thinking and resilience. Whether through art therapy or other methods, I tailor my approach to each person's needs.
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Dr Michael Walton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
(02) 4058 3033 View (02) 4058 3033
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Dr Lisa Millar
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
(02) 4075 3723 View (02) 4075 3723
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Xavier King
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I work with individuals from all backgrounds, addressing challenges such as trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. My approach is non-judgmental, holistic, and compassionate, providing a safe space for exploration and healing. Together, we can build emotional resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges and create a fulfilling and balanced life for everyone.
I work with individuals from all backgrounds, addressing challenges such as trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. My approach is non-judgmental, holistic, and compassionate, providing a safe space for exploration and healing. Together, we can build emotional resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges and create a fulfilling and balanced life for everyone.
(02) 5941 6436 View (02) 5941 6436

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ashtonfield, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Ashtonfield, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Parenting
100% Divorce
100% School Issues
100% Peer Relationships
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Ashtonfield, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ashtonfield?

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.