Counselling in Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

Photo of Kristina Paliokaite, Psychologist in Blue Mountains National Park, NSW
Kristina Paliokaite
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
(02) 4503 6318 View (02) 4503 6318
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Grahame Coote
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787
I focus on men's counselling. It's not that I don't counsel women it's just that men have different ways of dealing with problems that require another kind of approach. The Situational Approach says “this person is going through some exceptional event and they need help dealing with it” rather than “they have a mental health problem and we need to treat the illness”.
I focus on men's counselling. It's not that I don't counsel women it's just that men have different ways of dealing with problems that require another kind of approach. The Situational Approach says “this person is going through some exceptional event and they need help dealing with it” rather than “they have a mental health problem and we need to treat the illness”.
(02) 4708 9652 View (02) 4708 9652
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Louise Jeanette Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787
I'm a Counsellor and Walk and Talk Therapist, practicing in the Penrith, Blue Mountains, and Camden. My practice is unique as sessions are provided in local parks and walking trails. My vision is to reconnect my clients with the natural environment while enhancing your coping skills, uncovering your personal strengths and empowering you to move forward towards your goals and greater happiness. Consultations are 60 minutes long and the first 30 minute phone session provides the opportunity for you to consider if walk and talk therapy will be a better fit for you.
I'm a Counsellor and Walk and Talk Therapist, practicing in the Penrith, Blue Mountains, and Camden. My practice is unique as sessions are provided in local parks and walking trails. My vision is to reconnect my clients with the natural environment while enhancing your coping skills, uncovering your personal strengths and empowering you to move forward towards your goals and greater happiness. Consultations are 60 minutes long and the first 30 minute phone session provides the opportunity for you to consider if walk and talk therapy will be a better fit for you.
(02) 4708 9530 View (02) 4708 9530
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Emma Donlevy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787
I have over 20 year’s experience supporting people aged 3- 63 who have complex and diverse needs, in particular as a result of trauma. I offer a unique person-centred practice based on the needs of the person sitting in front of me. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues including developmental and attachment-related trauma, complex trauma, and dual diagnosis. I understand the unique trauma and mental health needs that people with disability experience, being neuroaffirming and strengths based.
I have over 20 year’s experience supporting people aged 3- 63 who have complex and diverse needs, in particular as a result of trauma. I offer a unique person-centred practice based on the needs of the person sitting in front of me. I have worked in depth with complex mental health issues including developmental and attachment-related trauma, complex trauma, and dual diagnosis. I understand the unique trauma and mental health needs that people with disability experience, being neuroaffirming and strengths based.
(02) 4503 6114 View (02) 4503 6114
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Paul Mitchell
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
(02) 5604 9802 View (02) 5604 9802
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Connect 2 Health Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
(02) 7804 4817 View (02) 7804 4817

Online Therapists

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Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Riverview, NSW 2774
Waitlist for new clients
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
(02) 4703 9752 View (02) 4703 9752
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Evan Walsh
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Dangar Island, NSW 2083  (Online Only)
I work with men who want to build from their strengths. We will look at your past but you will utilise this to build a better future.
I work with men who want to build from their strengths. We will look at your past but you will utilise this to build a better future.
(02) 8403 0668 View (02) 8403 0668
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Sarah Van De Velde
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, NSW 2165
I am passionate about working with a diverse range of people, and in particular providing support to those from marginalised communities to achieve their goals and to increase life satisfaction. My ideal client may have one or a number of difficulties that include major mental illness, complex trauma, intellectual disabilities, addiction, anger management difficulties, or substance abuse that they want to explore or to address. My goal while working with you is to support you in identifying your needs and goals, and supporting you to meet them.
I am passionate about working with a diverse range of people, and in particular providing support to those from marginalised communities to achieve their goals and to increase life satisfaction. My ideal client may have one or a number of difficulties that include major mental illness, complex trauma, intellectual disabilities, addiction, anger management difficulties, or substance abuse that they want to explore or to address. My goal while working with you is to support you in identifying your needs and goals, and supporting you to meet them.
(02) 8806 0835 View (02) 8806 0835
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Bryce Thompson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kurmond, NSW 2757
I support clients with a variety of presentations and referrals to enhance their overall lifestyle satisfaction and wellbeing. These range from anxiety and depressive symptoms, to self esteem and other more significantly deeply rooted psychological impairment, such as trauma. My clients are driven and motivated to create positive change in their lives by adopting proactive strategies, along with lowering their protective mechanisms to explore challenges which have had significant impacts on their wellbeing and functioning.
I support clients with a variety of presentations and referrals to enhance their overall lifestyle satisfaction and wellbeing. These range from anxiety and depressive symptoms, to self esteem and other more significantly deeply rooted psychological impairment, such as trauma. My clients are driven and motivated to create positive change in their lives by adopting proactive strategies, along with lowering their protective mechanisms to explore challenges which have had significant impacts on their wellbeing and functioning.
(02) 4501 9796 View (02) 4501 9796
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Rochelle Whatman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Psychological well-being is more than just an absence of mental illness. It underpins many elements of our emotional and physical health and can determine whether we move through life thriving, or just surviving. Whether you are in need of support during a period of instability or crisis, seeking to improve your interpersonal relationships, or need an impartial space to navigate a difficult decision, counselling and psychotherapy can equip you with insight and strategies to improve the quality of your life.
Psychological well-being is more than just an absence of mental illness. It underpins many elements of our emotional and physical health and can determine whether we move through life thriving, or just surviving. Whether you are in need of support during a period of instability or crisis, seeking to improve your interpersonal relationships, or need an impartial space to navigate a difficult decision, counselling and psychotherapy can equip you with insight and strategies to improve the quality of your life.
(02) 8806 0381 View (02) 8806 0381
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Zoe Lam
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified Verified
Eastwood, NSW 2122
My clients seek understanding, healing, and growth. They may be facing different mental health challenges, from adjusting to changes and stress, to managing complex issues such as trauma related issues. My commitment is to provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, guiding them towards resilience and fulfilment. We work together toward the goal of becoming the person they want themselves to be. 我的客戶追求理解, 療癒和成長. 他們可能正面對心理健康問題, 由適應壓力到面對創傷相關的複合問題. 我致於提供一個安全的空間去尋找和成就自己, 培養強壯的心靈和心靈滿足. 我們一起邁向「成為自己想成為的人」的目標.
My clients seek understanding, healing, and growth. They may be facing different mental health challenges, from adjusting to changes and stress, to managing complex issues such as trauma related issues. My commitment is to provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, guiding them towards resilience and fulfilment. We work together toward the goal of becoming the person they want themselves to be. 我的客戶追求理解, 療癒和成長. 他們可能正面對心理健康問題, 由適應壓力到面對創傷相關的複合問題. 我致於提供一個安全的空間去尋找和成就自己, 培養強壯的心靈和心靈滿足. 我們一起邁向「成為自己想成為的人」的目標.
(02) 7804 4913 View (02) 7804 4913
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Ilona Gaudin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“How awesome to find you taking a brave leap and considering me to be your psychologist. I’m looking forward to meeting you, and getting to be your partner in your therapeutic journey. There is so much power in a warm, secure, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship to promote true healing and meaningful change. I believe whole-heartedly in providing that kind of space and energy for you at every session. Over my life I have been working hard to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in counselling in a wide range of modalities. I feel confident that I can help you on your pathway to the best version of yourself."
“How awesome to find you taking a brave leap and considering me to be your psychologist. I’m looking forward to meeting you, and getting to be your partner in your therapeutic journey. There is so much power in a warm, secure, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship to promote true healing and meaningful change. I believe whole-heartedly in providing that kind of space and energy for you at every session. Over my life I have been working hard to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in counselling in a wide range of modalities. I feel confident that I can help you on your pathway to the best version of yourself."
1300 045 646 View 1300 045 646
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Timothy Joss
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Engadine, NSW 2233
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
(02) 7501 0537 View (02) 7501 0537
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Mind Balance Hypnotherapy & Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gungahlin, ACT 2912
Brenda is the principal of Mind Balance Hypnotherapy & Counselling and has operated a successful private practice for over two decades in the Australian Capital Territory. As a qualified and registered Professional Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Clinical Supervisor she is recognised as a specialist in her field Brenda is committed to helping others to make positive change in their lives and this is strongly reflected both within her practice as well as by the exceptional outcomes, often life changing, achieved by her clients. Her style is warm, genuine and non-judgemental.
Brenda is the principal of Mind Balance Hypnotherapy & Counselling and has operated a successful private practice for over two decades in the Australian Capital Territory. As a qualified and registered Professional Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Clinical Supervisor she is recognised as a specialist in her field Brenda is committed to helping others to make positive change in their lives and this is strongly reflected both within her practice as well as by the exceptional outcomes, often life changing, achieved by her clients. Her style is warm, genuine and non-judgemental.
(02) 5118 9020 View (02) 5118 9020
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Key Space Therapy Holly Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
(02) 9100 0577 View (02) 9100 0577
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Psyhi Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
At Psyhi Psychology Services we believe EVERYBODY deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. That’s why we have created an inviting, safe and non-judgemental space where you will feel heard, valued and supported. We have a deep awareness and understanding of the different challenges that can lead people to seek out therapy, therefore we will always demonstrate empathy and compassion in our interactions with you.
At Psyhi Psychology Services we believe EVERYBODY deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. That’s why we have created an inviting, safe and non-judgemental space where you will feel heard, valued and supported. We have a deep awareness and understanding of the different challenges that can lead people to seek out therapy, therefore we will always demonstrate empathy and compassion in our interactions with you.
(02) 8806 0356 View (02) 8806 0356
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Faheem Transpersonal Therapy and Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065
Hi there, I'm Saba. Informed by my Master of Science in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology, as well as my lived experiences, I am committed to helping individuals facing a range of well-being challenges. By delving into the origins of our beliefs and feelings through conscious and compassionate self-exploration, we uncover unique resources within ourselves and our environment that allow us to meet our challenges; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in connection with others. Consequently, we flourish in Self-led, whole-person, balance and harmony.
Hi there, I'm Saba. Informed by my Master of Science in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology, as well as my lived experiences, I am committed to helping individuals facing a range of well-being challenges. By delving into the origins of our beliefs and feelings through conscious and compassionate self-exploration, we uncover unique resources within ourselves and our environment that allow us to meet our challenges; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in connection with others. Consequently, we flourish in Self-led, whole-person, balance and harmony.
(02) 9100 0887 View (02) 9100 0887
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Safari Lee
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Annandale, NSW 2038  (Online Only)
Do you need some calm in the middle of what you are facing? It can be really helpful to talk about ways to cope, manage symptoms, and ways to get life back in balance. Whether it's a recent family, work, health or life issue, or this has been going on for a long time, we can aim to make sense of what is happening. We can look at obstacles and plan a way forward.
Do you need some calm in the middle of what you are facing? It can be really helpful to talk about ways to cope, manage symptoms, and ways to get life back in balance. Whether it's a recent family, work, health or life issue, or this has been going on for a long time, we can aim to make sense of what is happening. We can look at obstacles and plan a way forward.
(02) 9100 0930 View (02) 9100 0930
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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
I work with children, adolescents and adults with Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD & Mental Health assessments. Highly interested in ADHD and High Performance Sports.
I work with children, adolescents and adults with Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD & Mental Health assessments. Highly interested in ADHD and High Performance Sports.
(02) 9158 6576 View (02) 9158 6576

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Blue Mountains National Park, NSW who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
67% Relationship Issues
67% Anxiety
50% Bereavement
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Suicidal Ideation
50% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Blue Mountains National Park, NSW see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Blue Mountains National Park?

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.