Counselling in East Gosford, NSW

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John Dimond Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
East Gosford, NSW 2250
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
(02) 4306 7929 View (02) 4306 7929
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Central Coast Trauma Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
East Gosford, NSW 2250
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
(02) 4307 5555 View (02) 4307 5555
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Leanne Lott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
East Gosford, NSW 2250
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
(02) 5104 1056 View (02) 5104 1056
Equanimity Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Gosford, NSW 2250
(02) 4307 5979 View (02) 4307 5979

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Leah O'Rourke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Gosford, NSW 2250
What would you do without that sadness? Will we find out? Sadness has many faces: anxious, depressed, traumatised, angry. Well ten years of formal training (Clinical Psychologist) tells you I’m patient, sincere, and ready to hold it all gently while we detangle it together. The gift is seeing your situation from higher ground. You move past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. BYO anguish & confusion, take away stillness. As Van Morrison almost said: ‘No Guru, Just Method’. Clin. Psychs use gold-standard methods to help you see yourself afresh, identify where you're stuck, and truly connect you with here-now capacity for change.
What would you do without that sadness? Will we find out? Sadness has many faces: anxious, depressed, traumatised, angry. Well ten years of formal training (Clinical Psychologist) tells you I’m patient, sincere, and ready to hold it all gently while we detangle it together. The gift is seeing your situation from higher ground. You move past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. BYO anguish & confusion, take away stillness. As Van Morrison almost said: ‘No Guru, Just Method’. Clin. Psychs use gold-standard methods to help you see yourself afresh, identify where you're stuck, and truly connect you with here-now capacity for change.
(02) 4307 6404 View (02) 4307 6404
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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
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Psychcare AU Psychological Assessments and Therapy
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gosford, NSW 2250
David and I provide comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, IQ, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We focus on trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy. When doing assessments, we take into account your lived experience and personal narrative. We understand that it can be hard to see a psychologist, so we also work hard to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with the process. If you want to know more please visit www.adhdandatismassessments.com or www.psychcareclinic.com.au for more info. Warmly, MJ :)
David and I provide comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, IQ, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We focus on trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy. When doing assessments, we take into account your lived experience and personal narrative. We understand that it can be hard to see a psychologist, so we also work hard to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with the process. If you want to know more please visit www.adhdandatismassessments.com or www.psychcareclinic.com.au for more info. Warmly, MJ :)
(02) 9037 3509 View (02) 9037 3509
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Sonya Cavanough Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Individual and Couples Counsellor on Central Coast NSW. My approach is to provide a sense of safety, calm, and support, in a way that facilitates emotional healing to hurting people. For individuals, couples, and families who are hurting emotionally, my aim is to provide hope and helpful strategies to move forward in life.
Individual and Couples Counsellor on Central Coast NSW. My approach is to provide a sense of safety, calm, and support, in a way that facilitates emotional healing to hurting people. For individuals, couples, and families who are hurting emotionally, my aim is to provide hope and helpful strategies to move forward in life.
(02) 4312 5632 View (02) 4312 5632
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Dr Sharon Gold
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I work with individuals, first responders and couples with the help of my Animal Assistant Therapy dog, Max. We would love to help you live better in your life. Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and having conflict? Are you depressed, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Possibly drinking a bit too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness?
I work with individuals, first responders and couples with the help of my Animal Assistant Therapy dog, Max. We would love to help you live better in your life. Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and having conflict? Are you depressed, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Possibly drinking a bit too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness?
(02) 4062 8754 View (02) 4062 8754
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Christine Bennett
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
(02) 8294 9427 View (02) 8294 9427
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Hornsby Kuringai Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Jacqueline Schell welcomes the assessment and treatment of complex clinical presentations of children and adolescents. She has a special interest in ADHD and Learning Difficulties, Attention and Working Memory Training. She seeks to help parents understand their child's presenting difficulties and to guide treatment targets toward a favourable outcome.
Jacqueline Schell welcomes the assessment and treatment of complex clinical presentations of children and adolescents. She has a special interest in ADHD and Learning Difficulties, Attention and Working Memory Training. She seeks to help parents understand their child's presenting difficulties and to guide treatment targets toward a favourable outcome.
(02) 9159 3796 View (02) 9159 3796
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Joanne (Jo) Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
(02) 4307 6997 View (02) 4307 6997
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Terry Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
0475 361 032 View 0475 361 032
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Antonia Jennings
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I offer a range of services that cover all aspects of personal and life counselling, relationship & couples counselling, pre-marital counselling, career counselling and grief counselling. By offering counselling and therapeutic solutions, both in person and virtually, we’re here we’re here to help you bring about the change you’re looking for. I can offer support to NDIS self managed & plan managed clients. I have both in person clinics and virtual options for all appointments.
I offer a range of services that cover all aspects of personal and life counselling, relationship & couples counselling, pre-marital counselling, career counselling and grief counselling. By offering counselling and therapeutic solutions, both in person and virtually, we’re here we’re here to help you bring about the change you’re looking for. I can offer support to NDIS self managed & plan managed clients. I have both in person clinics and virtual options for all appointments.
0403 018 185 View 0403 018 185
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Wendy Corliss Individual And Couple Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, ANZAP Graduate
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
(02) 9158 6638 View (02) 9158 6638
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Tammy Schwarzl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erina, NSW 2250
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
(02) 4307 5067 View (02) 4307 5067
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Julie Anders - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
As a Holistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I help people navigate the sometimes bumpy flow of life and facilitate their process of connecting back with their own inner strengths and resources. The impacts of trauma, anxiety and overwhelm can be debilitating. Together, we dive deeper than symptom management and work with the process that's wanting to emerge, the way of life that you imagine. We find out what's in the way of this new way of being, and step onto a new path, rich with the possibility of change.
As a Holistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I help people navigate the sometimes bumpy flow of life and facilitate their process of connecting back with their own inner strengths and resources. The impacts of trauma, anxiety and overwhelm can be debilitating. Together, we dive deeper than symptom management and work with the process that's wanting to emerge, the way of life that you imagine. We find out what's in the way of this new way of being, and step onto a new path, rich with the possibility of change.
(02) 4306 7106 View (02) 4306 7106
Resolve Psychological Services
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyoming, NSW 2250
The issues for clients can be many and varied, single or multiple including mental health, personal crisis, relationships, poverty, employment, substances etc. Clients want to be listened to in a non judgemental manner and helped to explore their world. The want to be enabled and empowered to get things better because the current is almost unbearable
The issues for clients can be many and varied, single or multiple including mental health, personal crisis, relationships, poverty, employment, substances etc. Clients want to be listened to in a non judgemental manner and helped to explore their world. The want to be enabled and empowered to get things better because the current is almost unbearable
(02) 4306 7772 View (02) 4306 7772
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
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Ben Lesberg
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Many of us have old stories and ways of being which get in the way of uncovering and recognising our unique gifts to ourselves and the world. I am a trauma informed integrative psychotherapist assisting people appreciate who they are, and who they might want to become. I'm passionate about helping people flourish through realising their potential in personal mission, vocation, self development, and relationships.
Many of us have old stories and ways of being which get in the way of uncovering and recognising our unique gifts to ourselves and the world. I am a trauma informed integrative psychotherapist assisting people appreciate who they are, and who they might want to become. I'm passionate about helping people flourish through realising their potential in personal mission, vocation, self development, and relationships.
(03) 8400 0233 View (03) 8400 0233

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in East Gosford, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in East Gosford, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Women's Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Parenting
75% Family Conflict
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medibank Private
100% Police Health
67% CBHS Health

How Counsellors in East Gosford, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in East Gosford?

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.