Counselling in Bar Beach, NSW

Photo of Linda Thomas, Psychologist in Bar Beach, NSW
Linda Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Bar Beach, NSW 2300
Dr Linda Thomas is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing personalised and effective treatment for all psychological concerns and conditions.
Dr Linda Thomas is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing personalised and effective treatment for all psychological concerns and conditions.
(02) 4058 4603 View (02) 4058 4603
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Mimi Bloom
Psychotherapist
Bar Beach, NSW 2300
Hi, my name is Mimi Bloom and I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and more.
Hi, my name is Mimi Bloom and I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and more.
(02) 4058 4694 View (02) 4058 4694
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Nikki Strong
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bar Beach, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
(02) 4077 2979 View (02) 4077 2979
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Nicholas Hutchins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Bar Beach, NSW 2300
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
(02) 4075 9759 View (02) 4075 9759

More Therapists Nearby

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Dr Gabe Marranci- IFS -Act Right Now Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Imagine your transformation journey now. Dealing with trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, stress, depression, mood disorders, or relationship/couple issues, I'm here to guide you. My expertise in IFS, ACT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Somatic method have benefited my clients. Like many clients, safely explore your inner world, release burdens, and heal deeply with me. Let's develop a personal and practical path towards your healing.
Imagine your transformation journey now. Dealing with trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, stress, depression, mood disorders, or relationship/couple issues, I'm here to guide you. My expertise in IFS, ACT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Somatic method have benefited my clients. Like many clients, safely explore your inner world, release burdens, and heal deeply with me. Let's develop a personal and practical path towards your healing.
(02) 8403 0602 View (02) 8403 0602
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Abbie Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (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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Kirstin Robertson-Gillam
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Neurological conditions affect both the patient and their family. I offer my services to both. Neurological disorders are doubtless among the most frightening illnesses that human beings face. Knowledge is sometimes the only power there is against the vagaries of these ailments. That is where counselling from a specialist psychotherapist comes in. I will make an assessment of the patient’s condition and take a medical history. I will also work with the patient’s doctor to coordinate the psychotherapy with medical treatment. I offer sessions by Phone, Skype, FaceTime and ZOOM. Call me and let’s discuss possible therapeutic options.
Neurological conditions affect both the patient and their family. I offer my services to both. Neurological disorders are doubtless among the most frightening illnesses that human beings face. Knowledge is sometimes the only power there is against the vagaries of these ailments. That is where counselling from a specialist psychotherapist comes in. I will make an assessment of the patient’s condition and take a medical history. I will also work with the patient’s doctor to coordinate the psychotherapy with medical treatment. I offer sessions by Phone, Skype, FaceTime and ZOOM. Call me and let’s discuss possible therapeutic options.
(02) 6188 7349 View (02) 6188 7349
Photo of Peter Grieve: Living Free Psychology, Psychologist in Bar Beach, NSW
Peter Grieve: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! "I became a psychologist to create meaning and purpose in my own life, and love to help others do the same." Often there are obstacles, difficult circumstances or unhelpful beliefs which can obstruct our path toward living an authentic life. My passion is helping others to understand themselves, overcome obstacles and bring meaningful change into their lives, so they can live to their full potential.”
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! "I became a psychologist to create meaning and purpose in my own life, and love to help others do the same." Often there are obstacles, difficult circumstances or unhelpful beliefs which can obstruct our path toward living an authentic life. My passion is helping others to understand themselves, overcome obstacles and bring meaningful change into their lives, so they can live to their full potential.”
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Renee Bennett
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
(02) 4071 2471 View (02) 4071 2471
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Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
(02) 4063 1050 View (02) 4063 1050
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Brendan Lowe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist that enjoys working clinically with a diverse range of groups, however, my main areas of experience and expertise are with trauma, including PTSD and Complex-PTSD and personality disorders, specifically those who are managing difficult relationships with narcissistic or high conflict personalities, and individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Additionally, I work across areas including anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and grief.
I am a clinical psychologist that enjoys working clinically with a diverse range of groups, however, my main areas of experience and expertise are with trauma, including PTSD and Complex-PTSD and personality disorders, specifically those who are managing difficult relationships with narcissistic or high conflict personalities, and individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Additionally, I work across areas including anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and grief.
(02) 4075 5927 View (02) 4075 5927
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Jason Dillon
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Life is complicated, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I have a passion to share with clients the tools and techniques that can quieten the mind and weather any storm in their lives. I have a pragmatic and laid back approach to counselling. Using simple, proven techniques to build resilience with individuals that they can use for the rest of their lives. I apply the use of Cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT therapy and Solution focused therapy. Within this framework I can teach clients how to manage emotions and thoughts with simple breathing techniques and mindfullness.
Life is complicated, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I have a passion to share with clients the tools and techniques that can quieten the mind and weather any storm in their lives. I have a pragmatic and laid back approach to counselling. Using simple, proven techniques to build resilience with individuals that they can use for the rest of their lives. I apply the use of Cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT therapy and Solution focused therapy. Within this framework I can teach clients how to manage emotions and thoughts with simple breathing techniques and mindfullness.
(02) 4005 2936 View (02) 4005 2936
Photo of Kirsty VandenBurg, Counsellor in Bar Beach, NSW
Kirsty VandenBurg
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
We can all face difficulties like anxiety, stress and depression at one time or another and sometimes we need help to navigate these times. I specialise in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced grief and loss, PTSD, attachment/childhood trauma and intergenerational trauma. It is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe. We work out your goals and a pathway toward them together. I invite you to take a step and reach out. I am happy to have an obligation-free talk to see if I can meet your needs before you book a session.
We can all face difficulties like anxiety, stress and depression at one time or another and sometimes we need help to navigate these times. I specialise in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced grief and loss, PTSD, attachment/childhood trauma and intergenerational trauma. It is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe. We work out your goals and a pathway toward them together. I invite you to take a step and reach out. I am happy to have an obligation-free talk to see if I can meet your needs before you book a session.
(03) 7500 5339 View (03) 7500 5339
Photo of Kath Doosey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bar Beach, NSW
Kath Doosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Merewether, NSW 2291
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
(02) 4075 9805 View (02) 4075 9805
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Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Lambton, NSW 2299
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
(02) 4012 6614 View (02) 4012 6614
Photo of Emma Doolan, Psychologist in Bar Beach, NSW
Emma Doolan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Newcastle West, NSW 2302
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(02) 4005 0039 View (02) 4005 0039
Photo of Sean Andrew Gaddes, Counsellor in Bar Beach, NSW
Sean Andrew Gaddes
Counsellor
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hi There! My name is Sean, I am a newly registered counsellor, specialising in personal centred therapy, narrative based therapy and physical exercise. If you are a person who is interested in making changes, both physically and mentally, then I am the counsellor for you. As well as being a qualified strength coach, my counselling style is talk based, casual and relaxed, very non clinical to put it into perspective :).
Hi There! My name is Sean, I am a newly registered counsellor, specialising in personal centred therapy, narrative based therapy and physical exercise. If you are a person who is interested in making changes, both physically and mentally, then I am the counsellor for you. As well as being a qualified strength coach, my counselling style is talk based, casual and relaxed, very non clinical to put it into perspective :).
(02) 4062 8792 View (02) 4062 8792
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Toni Knight
Mayfield, NSW 2304  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a safe and fast way to put your distressing or unsupportive past behind you? You are frustrated with feeling as though you are missing out in life. You are intelligent and ambitious but life sometimes seems so much harder for you. There are times when you feel as though you are blocked and can't move forward. You work hard, give a lot of yourself, and are stressed, yet you often seem to put yourself last and feel so stuck. But you need to take action, because you can't continue to do life this way.
Are you looking for a safe and fast way to put your distressing or unsupportive past behind you? You are frustrated with feeling as though you are missing out in life. You are intelligent and ambitious but life sometimes seems so much harder for you. There are times when you feel as though you are blocked and can't move forward. You work hard, give a lot of yourself, and are stressed, yet you often seem to put yourself last and feel so stuck. But you need to take action, because you can't continue to do life this way.
(02) 4077 2834 View (02) 4077 2834
Photo of Fiona M Price, Counsellor in Bar Beach, NSW
Fiona M Price
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Do you experience intense emotional pain when dating or in romantic relationships? Are you attracted to partners who are distant? I can help you lessen the pain and change painful patterns. I am open to clients of all genders and sexualities. I am part of the LGBTIQ+ community.
Do you experience intense emotional pain when dating or in romantic relationships? Are you attracted to partners who are distant? I can help you lessen the pain and change painful patterns. I am open to clients of all genders and sexualities. I am part of the LGBTIQ+ community.
(02) 9158 6394 View (02) 9158 6394
Photo of Heather Adams, Psychotherapist in Bar Beach, NSW
Heather Adams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
(02) 8880 0757 View (02) 8880 0757

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bar Beach, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Bar Beach, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Addiction

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Bar Beach, NSW see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bar Beach?

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.