Counselling in Sydney, NSW

Photo of Maria Bui - Treat Your Psyche - Maria Bui, PACFA, Counsellor
Treat Your Psyche - Maria Bui
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Life can be hard as it is, then it can feel like the universe throws you a curveball. Whether it be dealing with relationships, conflicts, life transitions, or figuring out who you want to be; therapy can be the first step to getting you in the right direction. I believe that there is no issue too small, they are all worth exploring. Taking the person-centered approach means I tap into where you're at and finding the right support for you. I work with you to highlight your strengths, build confidence and the autonomy to jump into the driver's seat, to make decisions about your life.
Life can be hard as it is, then it can feel like the universe throws you a curveball. Whether it be dealing with relationships, conflicts, life transitions, or figuring out who you want to be; therapy can be the first step to getting you in the right direction. I believe that there is no issue too small, they are all worth exploring. Taking the person-centered approach means I tap into where you're at and finding the right support for you. I work with you to highlight your strengths, build confidence and the autonomy to jump into the driver's seat, to make decisions about your life.
(02) 9100 0074 View (02) 9100 0074
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Dr Indi Kaur
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
It is difficult to find the right kind of help or choosing the right therapist. Dr Indi Kaur is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience in helping individuals with a wide range of mental health issues including substance abuse. She place a high value working with clients towards a positive change.
It is difficult to find the right kind of help or choosing the right therapist. Dr Indi Kaur is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience in helping individuals with a wide range of mental health issues including substance abuse. She place a high value working with clients towards a positive change.
(02) 9100 0611 View (02) 9100 0611
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Daniella Saleme
Psychologist, MACPA
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
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Dr Jeff Rogers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills or strong emotions and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills or strong emotions and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
(02) 9100 0958 View (02) 9100 0958
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Cullen Therapies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
For 20 years I have worked as a clinical therapist with people around the world. I offer Clinical Hypnotherapy & Talking Therapies. I work easily with all ages and genders. I specialise in trauma, child & teenage issues amongst many other mental health concerns.
For 20 years I have worked as a clinical therapist with people around the world. I offer Clinical Hypnotherapy & Talking Therapies. I work easily with all ages and genders. I specialise in trauma, child & teenage issues amongst many other mental health concerns.
(02) 9100 0549 View (02) 9100 0549
Angela Porter
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
I am experienced in counselling, assessing, and treating adults from late adolescence through to the very elderly. I have been privileged to work with a broad range of clinical presentations, including alcohol and other drugs, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, including complex presentations, personality disorders and neurodiverse presentations.
I am experienced in counselling, assessing, and treating adults from late adolescence through to the very elderly. I have been privileged to work with a broad range of clinical presentations, including alcohol and other drugs, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, including complex presentations, personality disorders and neurodiverse presentations.
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The Flawed Journey
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Emma, I founded my private practice 'The Flawed Journey' in 2019. My path to becoming a mental health therapist was paved with a deep-rooted desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those I encounter. I foster a safe, trusting space where you feel seen, heard, understood. We work together towards the goal of you becoming your most empowered self. In sessions, I help you to unravel complexities, recognise patterns, and develop coping strategies. But more than that, I offer you a genuine connection, an empathetic ear that truly listens, and a heart dedicated to helping you flourish.
Hello I'm Emma, I founded my private practice 'The Flawed Journey' in 2019. My path to becoming a mental health therapist was paved with a deep-rooted desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those I encounter. I foster a safe, trusting space where you feel seen, heard, understood. We work together towards the goal of you becoming your most empowered self. In sessions, I help you to unravel complexities, recognise patterns, and develop coping strategies. But more than that, I offer you a genuine connection, an empathetic ear that truly listens, and a heart dedicated to helping you flourish.
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Candice Bailey
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000
Hello! I am Candice, founder of Connection Space Counselling. I'm a PACFA Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist (Level 2). I specialise in individual counselling for anxiety, depression, trauma and self-esteem, as well as a range of relationship difficulties including conflict and communication challenges. I believe in the importance of self-care and connection to others to enhance our well-being and help individuals and couples to find balance and fulfilment in their lives.
Hello! I am Candice, founder of Connection Space Counselling. I'm a PACFA Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist (Level 2). I specialise in individual counselling for anxiety, depression, trauma and self-esteem, as well as a range of relationship difficulties including conflict and communication challenges. I believe in the importance of self-care and connection to others to enhance our well-being and help individuals and couples to find balance and fulfilment in their lives.
(02) 9100 0858 View (02) 9100 0858
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Travis Grogan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
I'm here to help people navigate life's complex twists and turns. I love to work with adolescents (15+) and adults, couples, and families, supporting them to understand why they are seeking therapy and to build strategies to grow develop lasting change. My ideal client(s) is a person or a couple who comes to the first session, that's it. Often, that can be the biggest of step!
I'm here to help people navigate life's complex twists and turns. I love to work with adolescents (15+) and adults, couples, and families, supporting them to understand why they are seeking therapy and to build strategies to grow develop lasting change. My ideal client(s) is a person or a couple who comes to the first session, that's it. Often, that can be the biggest of step!
(02) 9100 0027 View (02) 9100 0027
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Mark Anns
Psychologist, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Many people struggle to incorporate healthy lifestyles into day to day living. Most of us know the behaviours that are recommended however, there are many challenges - structural, economic and personal that impact on us on a day to day basis. The end result can be a feeling of being overwhelmed and behaviours and thoughts that we feel we cannot control. Although it is not always possible to change structures we can build personal resilience and learn to control thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I offer services to assist you to achieve your goals - by gaining control over your feelings, and building resilience in how you react.
Many people struggle to incorporate healthy lifestyles into day to day living. Most of us know the behaviours that are recommended however, there are many challenges - structural, economic and personal that impact on us on a day to day basis. The end result can be a feeling of being overwhelmed and behaviours and thoughts that we feel we cannot control. Although it is not always possible to change structures we can build personal resilience and learn to control thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I offer services to assist you to achieve your goals - by gaining control over your feelings, and building resilience in how you react.
(02) 9159 6112 View (02) 9159 6112
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Tara Trewartha
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and pride myself on providing a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space. I am passionate about helping people to build on their individual strengths and develop new skills. If you are hoping to experience a greater quality of life, find some direction, or achieve your goals, it would be a privilege for me to offer you guidance and support.
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and pride myself on providing a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space. I am passionate about helping people to build on their individual strengths and develop new skills. If you are hoping to experience a greater quality of life, find some direction, or achieve your goals, it would be a privilege for me to offer you guidance and support.
(02) 9100 0805 View (02) 9100 0805
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Pikria Meladze
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
I primarily work with older adolescents aged 16+ years and professional adults wanting help with adjustment to parenthood, ADHD, anxiety, body image/dysmorphia, depression, eating disorders, OCD, parent-adult child estrangement, stress and work-related burnout, childhood trauma and PTSD. I also offer supervision to fully registered Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists.
I primarily work with older adolescents aged 16+ years and professional adults wanting help with adjustment to parenthood, ADHD, anxiety, body image/dysmorphia, depression, eating disorders, OCD, parent-adult child estrangement, stress and work-related burnout, childhood trauma and PTSD. I also offer supervision to fully registered Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists.
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Joanna Luke
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Many of us were raised with the notion that experiencing psychological, emotional or relationship difficulties meant that we were somehow broken; or that seeking help is a sign of weakness. I don’t subscribe to this belief. Reaching out is brave, and I am yet to talk to a person that hasn’t had their share of personal challenges. You are not broken, you are human; and therapy is not about fixing, it’s about healing.
Many of us were raised with the notion that experiencing psychological, emotional or relationship difficulties meant that we were somehow broken; or that seeking help is a sign of weakness. I don’t subscribe to this belief. Reaching out is brave, and I am yet to talk to a person that hasn’t had their share of personal challenges. You are not broken, you are human; and therapy is not about fixing, it’s about healing.
(02) 9100 0704 View (02) 9100 0704
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Circle of Life Psychology Practice
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
(02) 9100 0819 View (02) 9100 0819
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Relationship Therapy/ Marriage Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Are your fights increasing and you're sick of the constant conflict with no resolution? Are you on the brink of separation or divorce? Don't lose hope. There absolutely IS a way out of chronic conflict and loneliness, emptiness and pain. You’re tired even exhausted, and you may have tried everything. I can help you so you don’t have to let your love evaporate. I have spent years and years studying many methods of couples therapy and even reaching certification level as a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. I can walk beside you and show you skilful means to building a better way to live, bond and rebuild love.
Are your fights increasing and you're sick of the constant conflict with no resolution? Are you on the brink of separation or divorce? Don't lose hope. There absolutely IS a way out of chronic conflict and loneliness, emptiness and pain. You’re tired even exhausted, and you may have tried everything. I can help you so you don’t have to let your love evaporate. I have spent years and years studying many methods of couples therapy and even reaching certification level as a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. I can walk beside you and show you skilful means to building a better way to live, bond and rebuild love.
(02) 9541 8469 View (02) 9541 8469
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Olivia Patrick
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Olivia is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in treating adults with Eating Disorders, body image concerns and related issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma. She strongly believes that everybody deserves to be treated with respect and all bodies deserve respect. Olivia creates a safe environment for clients of all sizes, sexualities, cultural backgrounds and other intersecting identities.
Olivia is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in treating adults with Eating Disorders, body image concerns and related issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma. She strongly believes that everybody deserves to be treated with respect and all bodies deserve respect. Olivia creates a safe environment for clients of all sizes, sexualities, cultural backgrounds and other intersecting identities.
(02) 9100 0278 View (02) 9100 0278
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Sally Walsh
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Immediately Available - No Waitlist - Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Practitioner. Are you overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or seeking practical support? Are you struggling with an issue on your own? We can work this out together to help you feel more in control. I can help you see your situation more clearly with talking therapy and somatically integrating body/mind experiences for emotional distress support for anxiety, depression and trauma (CPTSD) ie. brain intervention (7-8 sessions). Relationship struggles ? including narcissism tendencies or sex issues (emotional, physical or sexual).
Immediately Available - No Waitlist - Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Practitioner. Are you overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or seeking practical support? Are you struggling with an issue on your own? We can work this out together to help you feel more in control. I can help you see your situation more clearly with talking therapy and somatically integrating body/mind experiences for emotional distress support for anxiety, depression and trauma (CPTSD) ie. brain intervention (7-8 sessions). Relationship struggles ? including narcissism tendencies or sex issues (emotional, physical or sexual).
(02) 9100 0123 View (02) 9100 0123
Photo of Jacob Lee, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Jacob Lee
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Not accepting new clients
Everyone can live a more fulfilling life, although thoughts and feelings make it easy to get stuck. I believe therapy offers space to take a step back and do our best thinking about 'whats working well?' and 'whats not working well?', when it comes to thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations such as: anxiety, low mood, relationship stress, and low motivation.
Everyone can live a more fulfilling life, although thoughts and feelings make it easy to get stuck. I believe therapy offers space to take a step back and do our best thinking about 'whats working well?' and 'whats not working well?', when it comes to thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations such as: anxiety, low mood, relationship stress, and low motivation.
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Joel Annesley
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
My ideal client is a person struggling with social anxiety, craving more self-confidence, battling fears, phobias, or past trauma, and trapped in self-criticism and overthinking. They desire freedom from anxiety, a path to a happier, more fulfilling life, and seek convenient solutions in Sydney CBD.
My ideal client is a person struggling with social anxiety, craving more self-confidence, battling fears, phobias, or past trauma, and trapped in self-criticism and overthinking. They desire freedom from anxiety, a path to a happier, more fulfilling life, and seek convenient solutions in Sydney CBD.
(02) 9159 6290 View (02) 9159 6290
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Vassilka Dimitrova
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Brave souls, we live our lives to the best of our abilities; we aim to achieve our dreams with what life has to offer us. However, due to various reasons, and often beyond our control, we might hide from ourselves ... in ourselves, or in other people. Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, dissociative features, psychotic experiences ... We fall, we rise. We laugh, we love, we feel anger and pain. In a conversation with another we could find our way out of this state of being lost in these states. Recovery from trauma perhaps is not about forgetting the past; perhaps it's about expanding your Self, your narrative.
Brave souls, we live our lives to the best of our abilities; we aim to achieve our dreams with what life has to offer us. However, due to various reasons, and often beyond our control, we might hide from ourselves ... in ourselves, or in other people. Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, dissociative features, psychotic experiences ... We fall, we rise. We laugh, we love, we feel anger and pain. In a conversation with another we could find our way out of this state of being lost in these states. Recovery from trauma perhaps is not about forgetting the past; perhaps it's about expanding your Self, your narrative.
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Number of Counsellors in Sydney, NSW

900+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Sydney, NSW who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Medicare Rebates
52% Bupa
45% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Sydney, NSW see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sydney?

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.