Do you want to untangle the issues driving destructive behaviours, explore the mind-body connection and enhance self-awareness, acceptance, and love? Perhaps you're curious about why you respond to life the way you do and want to learn tools to achieve healthy interpersonal relationships. Or maybe you're ready to slowly start working through psychological trauma to regain a sense of safety and predictability? I work mainly with adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges: including stress, anxiety, grief, and depression causing feelings of overwhelm or even unmanageable suffering.
Conflicts, all the difficult things, and problematic situations, literally shake up our world and invite us to interact with life in new ways. These transitions often uproot our world, sometimes in ways we aren’t prepared for or don’t want to deal with. Yet these roadblocks can lead you to your authentic self, and even though this can be extremely painful and difficult to navigate, once you move through them, you’ll appreciate they facilitated your growth as a person. To heal from major life challenges or painful experiences, we need to change our thoughts and belief systems to allow for new ways of responding and experiencing.
I offer authentic and relational sessions, focussing on client resources and empowerment. Sessions are tailored to client's needs. Life can be hard and unpredictable, I aim to empower you to recognise the tools and resources you already have, and to add to those. I will provide techniques to recognise bodily sensations and emotions and to see the patterns in your life. I use play therapy to work with children and talking therapies with adolescents and adults. I am more than happy to discuss how we can work together and your needs.
I work with individuals and couples that want a deeper connection to themselves and each other so they can find their own way forward with their lives. Whatever is getting in your way (e.g. anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues) I can help you embody and ground yourself so that your nervous system can settle and we can journey towards the root causes and release them from your body and behaviour. I love helping people come home to themselves. I find this to be the most empowered way of moving through life.
I am a queer Clinical Psychologist working in Cavanbah (Byron Bay) on Arakwal Country. I created Ponder Psychology to help people establish safety within the body and mind, so they can find balance, live meaningfully, and fully thrive. I love working with people of diverse genders and sexualities, and all expressions of identity are welcome in my practice. My clients are often adjusting to a significant life change, are experiencing depression or anxiety, or have experienced trauma.
I am a Clinical Psychologist & coach with strong interests in the areas sense of self, personal development, existential issues, and spirituality. I am passionate about helping people to embrace their true selves, to develop self trust, self compassion and the ability to live with courage and authenticity. I have a strong interest in empowering women and for this reason I predominantly work with female clients. I also offer coaching to heart guided entrepreneurs, leaders, and artists to help them bring their personal visions to life.
I am a fully registered clinical psychologist and for over ten years I've worked with adults and young people in a clinical setting. In the last five years I've found my passion working with women as well as men on their journey to and through parenthood . As a mother of two very special little humans I know how hard it is to be a parent these days, especially since the pandemic. I will work with you to make positive changes and to help live your life according to your values and the person you aspire to be. Find me on: dbipsychology.com
Are you pregnant or a new mother struggling with big changes within your body, your relationships, work & identity and generally in your life? Acknowledging pregnancy and birth as a rite of passage and a sacred journey helps your to feel validated and allows you take a deeper look at how past experiences may be impacting your current life experiences. Alternatively, you may be a teen or moving towards menopause... either way you again are transitioning from one phase of life into another which requires time, space, reflection and self-enquiry to bring full awareness to your unique life experience.
I utilise a holistic approach to help clients overcome life challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma/loss, health issues, chronic pain, existential and spiritual crises, low self-esteem, eating concerns, relationship issues, and attachment and bonding issues for parents.
Will is a warm and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and create a rich, full and meaningful life. He provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative approach to treatment. Will works with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
Life can be challenging for everyone and sometimes those challenges can overwhelm us. I work with teens, adults and elderly individuals who are struggling to navigate life's ups and downs. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, depression, addictions, or are feeling lost or hopeless I can help you move forward in a mindful manner. I also work with individuals facing relationship (including peers) issues and conflict, parenting issues, motivational issues, and low self-esteem.
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.
I provide a safe, supportive and nurturing space, and the sessions are tailored to address your personal life issues, needs and goals. As a Body Orientated Trauma informed Gestalt Therapist, and Senior Journey Practitioner, I enjoy assisting individuals on their unique journey to Wellness. The Therapy sessions are focused in the 'here and now' experience which holds our entire and unique history.
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'm a certified somatic psychotherapist, counsellor, mover, yoga teacher & bodyworker. With more than a decade of experience in body-based therapies. I support individuals who are seeking to transform stress, trauma, anxiety, PTSD and depression through a somatic & spiritually-oriented approach to therapy. I use a somatic approach by reducing stress and anxiety physiologically, through changing the autonomic nervous system & discharging trauma and by working with embodiment practices. I work with a non-dual lens that mind, body, spirit are one, that each individual is already whole & supporting the removal of obstacles in the way.
I offer Transpersonal Counselling sessions to help you move through a wide range of the challenges of being human. In these sessions I draw upon tools from a range of modalities to support your journey of healing, growing, and thriving. In addition to talk therapy, this might include art therapy, breathwork, guided meditation & mindfulness techniques, creative writing/journaling, yoga therapy, or a range of other transpersonal process-based tools.
I have worked as a Psychologist since 2007, developing my own unique way of seeing what is going on for my clients, along with approaches to working with them that provide release and relief of symptoms of distress and disconnection. I provide a safe, supportive and empowering space where you can explore areas of worry, disconnection or uncertainty in your life. Most people just need some practical and embodied tools, and a safe harbour in which to land for a while, in order to grow and heal. If given the space to express freely and become more fully themselves, I find healing naturally begins to take place.
If you are suffering from psychological and emotional pain, or problematic behaviours, I can help you to understand and resolves what is causing them. With over 35 years experience and training, using more than 30 approaches, I love working with clients with complex problems and trauma.
If you're looking for someone to support you to find your own answers, I can help. You don't have to live your life in isolation, anxiety or constant self-judgement, even if it feels like it's been that way forever. Yes, life is challenging, sometimes scary and often confusing. But with proper support it's possible to find your own ground, your own voice and your own place in it all.
Life offers us all challenges, sometimes huge, sometimes small, these challenges present themselves so that we may grow and in the process become wiser. I will support you to lean into your experiences rather than moving away from feelings, learning to befriend them and in the process develop a closer relationship with yourself and others. Developing emotional agility is a natural outcome of therapy that provides agency for change. Issues include parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, life direction, addiction and trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Byron Bay are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Byron Bay then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How do I find psychologists in Byron Bay with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Byron Bay, or Child Psychologists in Byron Bay.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Byron Bay psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Byron Bay specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.