Counselling in Cumbalum, NSW

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Thea Keane
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Cumbalum, NSW 2478
Over the past 27 years I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, supporting them in their journeys including anxiety, depression, stress, and a variety of other concerns. I have worked with couples and families for a similar length of time, and am passionate about supporting individuals in the various relationships in their life in whatever capacity they need. As someone with a lived experience of Disability, namely Cerebral Palsy, I am passionate about supporting individuals with disabilities, and those who support them, such as parents of children with a disability diagnosis, adolescents & adults with disabilities.
Over the past 27 years I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, supporting them in their journeys including anxiety, depression, stress, and a variety of other concerns. I have worked with couples and families for a similar length of time, and am passionate about supporting individuals in the various relationships in their life in whatever capacity they need. As someone with a lived experience of Disability, namely Cerebral Palsy, I am passionate about supporting individuals with disabilities, and those who support them, such as parents of children with a disability diagnosis, adolescents & adults with disabilities.
(02) 5605 0936 View (02) 5605 0936
Photo of Brigit Seidlich - Pearl in Cumbalum, NSW
Brigit Seidlich - Pearl
PsychD
Cumbalum, NSW 2478
If you're facing challenges or emotional difficulties in any area of your life, Holistic Counselling can help you gain clarity, courage, and confidence to manage them better. Bridgit Pearl, a qualified counsellor at Wisdom Space Counselling, can assist you in handling difficult situations and bringing about positive change through strength-based positive psychology. By gaining a deeper understanding, motivation, and communication skills, you'll be better equipped to overcome procrastination, anxiety, or depression. Through self-awareness, mindfulness, and effective communication, you'll learn to better manage emotional stress.
If you're facing challenges or emotional difficulties in any area of your life, Holistic Counselling can help you gain clarity, courage, and confidence to manage them better. Bridgit Pearl, a qualified counsellor at Wisdom Space Counselling, can assist you in handling difficult situations and bringing about positive change through strength-based positive psychology. By gaining a deeper understanding, motivation, and communication skills, you'll be better equipped to overcome procrastination, anxiety, or depression. Through self-awareness, mindfulness, and effective communication, you'll learn to better manage emotional stress.
(02) 5604 6069 View (02) 5604 6069

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Photo of Michael Vaccaro, Psychotherapist in Cumbalum, NSW
Michael Vaccaro
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Ballina, NSW 2478
Hi I’m Mike. I am a men’s coach, relationship therapist, mindfulness facilitator, blogger and a podcaster. I live a stone’s throw from the beach with my partner of 10 years and my 6 year-old daughter and 1 year-old son. When I’m not in the playground, I love composing music and swimming in the river at Brunswick Heads.
Hi I’m Mike. I am a men’s coach, relationship therapist, mindfulness facilitator, blogger and a podcaster. I live a stone’s throw from the beach with my partner of 10 years and my 6 year-old daughter and 1 year-old son. When I’m not in the playground, I love composing music and swimming in the river at Brunswick Heads.
(02) 5604 0624 View (02) 5604 0624
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Andi Saunders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
(02) 5610 9012 View (02) 5610 9012
Photo of Vika Shvachkina, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Vika Shvachkina
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I work with individuals experiencing an array of mental health issues including life transitions, loss and grief and the impact of childhood traumas to name a few. I aim to create a safe and inspiring space to facilitate healing of the heart and mind. I see my role as helping people to find their way in overcoming obstacles and creating ‘a life worth living’ in a respectful, non-judgemental and compassionate manner.
I work with individuals experiencing an array of mental health issues including life transitions, loss and grief and the impact of childhood traumas to name a few. I aim to create a safe and inspiring space to facilitate healing of the heart and mind. I see my role as helping people to find their way in overcoming obstacles and creating ‘a life worth living’ in a respectful, non-judgemental and compassionate manner.
(02) 5605 7981 View (02) 5605 7981
Photo of MJ Art Therapy, Byron Bay, NSW, Counsellor in Cumbalum, NSW
MJ Art Therapy, Byron Bay, NSW
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
(02) 5604 2513 View (02) 5604 2513
Photo of Phoebe Allwell, Psychotherapist in Cumbalum, NSW
Phoebe Allwell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
(02) 8074 5364 View (02) 8074 5364
Photo of Mairead Cleary, Psychotherapist in Cumbalum, NSW
Mairead Cleary
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
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. If the climate crisis is overwhelming and consuming you I understand, because I've been there. 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.
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. If the climate crisis is overwhelming and consuming you I understand, because I've been there. 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.
(07) 5655 7491 View (07) 5655 7491
Photo of Skye Gannon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cumbalum, NSW
Skye Gannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Byron Bay Play Therapy is a mental health service offering support to children and families experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. Principle play therapist Skye Gannon is a trauma counsellor & registered social worker with postgraduate qualifications in psychology and play therapy.
Byron Bay Play Therapy is a mental health service offering support to children and families experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. Principle play therapist Skye Gannon is a trauma counsellor & registered social worker with postgraduate qualifications in psychology and play therapy.
(02) 5657 8886 View (02) 5657 8886
Photo of Sabrina David, Psychotherapist in Cumbalum, NSW
Sabrina David
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballina, NSW 2478
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
(02) 5605 0981 View (02) 5605 0981
Photo of Michelle Wharton, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Michelle Wharton
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Lennox Head, NSW 2478  (Online Only)
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
(08) 7008 9968 View (08) 7008 9968
Photo of Gretta Hazel Bottomley, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Gretta Hazel Bottomley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Not accepting new clients
I am a warm and compassionate therapist who priorities her therapeutic relationship with clients. I believe that a collaborative, client-focused approach creates a strong foundation to work through difficult experiences, and work toward meaningful and lasting change. I have experience working with adults struggling with a range of concerns including relationship distress, parenting difficulties, difficulty coping with traumatic or stressful events and changes, mood problems, and personality disorders.
I am a warm and compassionate therapist who priorities her therapeutic relationship with clients. I believe that a collaborative, client-focused approach creates a strong foundation to work through difficult experiences, and work toward meaningful and lasting change. I have experience working with adults struggling with a range of concerns including relationship distress, parenting difficulties, difficulty coping with traumatic or stressful events and changes, mood problems, and personality disorders.
(02) 5605 0934 View (02) 5605 0934
Photo of Elaine Pollen, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(02) 5602 4036 View (02) 5602 4036
Photo of Michael Hocking, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Michael Hocking
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Drawing on experiential and person-centred psychotherapy, as well as Internal Family Systems and EMDR, my approach is integral and responsive to whatever is unfolding in the moment. I provide a safe, nurturing space for exploring and understanding the impact of experiences such as depression, anxiety, grief, illness, life-transitions or a search for meaning.
Drawing on experiential and person-centred psychotherapy, as well as Internal Family Systems and EMDR, my approach is integral and responsive to whatever is unfolding in the moment. I provide a safe, nurturing space for exploring and understanding the impact of experiences such as depression, anxiety, grief, illness, life-transitions or a search for meaning.
(02) 5604 6937 View (02) 5604 6937
Photo of Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I deeply believes in people’s innate ability to overcome their difficulties and heal. I am genuinely dedicated to supporting clients to reach their potential and live a truly fulfilling life by addressing the underlying issues and obstacles that prevent them from moving forward. I bring genuine care, warmth, and a supportive environment for clients to express their concerns.
I deeply believes in people’s innate ability to overcome their difficulties and heal. I am genuinely dedicated to supporting clients to reach their potential and live a truly fulfilling life by addressing the underlying issues and obstacles that prevent them from moving forward. I bring genuine care, warmth, and a supportive environment for clients to express their concerns.
(02) 5655 3572 View (02) 5655 3572
Photo of Caston Smith, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Caston Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
I am an English born, Australian qualified psychologist who is trained to help people of all ages with their mental and emotional challenges.
I am an English born, Australian qualified psychologist who is trained to help people of all ages with their mental and emotional challenges.
(02) 5602 6931 View (02) 5602 6931
Photo of Will Heaton, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Will Heaton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
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.
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.
(02) 4404 0103 View (02) 4404 0103
Photo of Joanne Walker, Psychotherapist in Cumbalum, NSW
Joanne Walker
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ballina, NSW 2478
I have spent many years working with adults, children, families and professionals most notably those that have experienced trauma, but also addiction, grief, anxiety, emotional, relationship, parenting and other difficulties. I have spent time in indigenous communities and bring cultural awareness and sensitivity to a variety of cultural and other minority groups such as gender diverse.
I have spent many years working with adults, children, families and professionals most notably those that have experienced trauma, but also addiction, grief, anxiety, emotional, relationship, parenting and other difficulties. I have spent time in indigenous communities and bring cultural awareness and sensitivity to a variety of cultural and other minority groups such as gender diverse.
(07) 5655 7413 View (07) 5655 7413
Photo of Martine Baglin, Psychotherapist in Cumbalum, NSW
Martine Baglin
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
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 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.
(02) 5605 6913 View (02) 5605 6913
Photo of Lucy Frankham, Psychologist in Cumbalum, NSW
Lucy Frankham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
0401 523 531 View 0401 523 531

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Number of Counsellors in Cumbalum, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Cumbalum, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Other
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem
100% Infidelity

Average years in practice

19 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Cumbalum, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cumbalum?

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.