Female Counselling in Erina, NSW

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Joanne (Jo) Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Erina, 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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Cherie Gardner
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
(02) 4307 5346 View (02) 4307 5346
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Tamara Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
(02) 4306 7007 View (02) 4306 7007
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Psychology Perspective
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
(02) 4058 3140 View (02) 4058 3140
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Dr Rebecca Guest
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Registered with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and AHPRA, and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists, I am Medicare, WorkCover, Private Health Fund accredited working within the evidenced based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework. Predominantly treating adult mental health, I also assist late adolescents navigate their way from teens to early adulthood and beyond. I have a special interest and expertise in treating the often under-reported and hence under-treated, adult male mental health sector. I am very experienced in the treatment of PTSD and mood disorders using gold standard evidenced-based treatments.
Registered with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and AHPRA, and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists, I am Medicare, WorkCover, Private Health Fund accredited working within the evidenced based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework. Predominantly treating adult mental health, I also assist late adolescents navigate their way from teens to early adulthood and beyond. I have a special interest and expertise in treating the often under-reported and hence under-treated, adult male mental health sector. I am very experienced in the treatment of PTSD and mood disorders using gold standard evidenced-based treatments.
(02) 4306 7805 View (02) 4306 7805
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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
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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 Hughes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
(02) 4307 5207 View (02) 4307 5207
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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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Leanne Lott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Erina, 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
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Edmonds Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Nicola has extensive experience working with the most vulnerable individuals in our community working with disability agencies, child protection and out of home care organisations. Nicola has extensive experience working with complex mental health presentations, supporting individuals who are at risk of suicide and survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and traumatic experiences. Nicola also provides mental health and neurodiverse assessments for individuals especially for young people who present with high abilities to socially mask their neuro-diversities
Nicola has extensive experience working with the most vulnerable individuals in our community working with disability agencies, child protection and out of home care organisations. Nicola has extensive experience working with complex mental health presentations, supporting individuals who are at risk of suicide and survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and traumatic experiences. Nicola also provides mental health and neurodiverse assessments for individuals especially for young people who present with high abilities to socially mask their neuro-diversities
(02) 4307 6207 View (02) 4307 6207
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Silvia Belo-Tomic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
I am a Clinical Psychologist with vast experience in working with clients of a variety of ages in private practice. For the past six and a half years I worked specifically with youth, aged from 14 to 25. I am passionate about working with youth but I am also open to working with other age groups as well. My areas of interest include complex trauma, ADHD, gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, stress management, and cultural change and adjustment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with vast experience in working with clients of a variety of ages in private practice. For the past six and a half years I worked specifically with youth, aged from 14 to 25. I am passionate about working with youth but I am also open to working with other age groups as well. My areas of interest include complex trauma, ADHD, gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, stress management, and cultural change and adjustment.
(02) 4307 5206 View (02) 4307 5206
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Leah O'Rourke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Feeling defeated or overwhelmed can be intensely lonely, and yet we’ve all been there. Therapy is an honest, self-compassionate journey toward peace and flow. While a child knows to hide OR seek, we adults confuse things. We certainly seek... happiness, connection, meaning. At the very same time we hide ... from feelings, dark imagination, from life's bad breaks. Therapy casts a gentle light on the tricky mind. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage through them. Come and see (deeply) for yourself.
Feeling defeated or overwhelmed can be intensely lonely, and yet we’ve all been there. Therapy is an honest, self-compassionate journey toward peace and flow. While a child knows to hide OR seek, we adults confuse things. We certainly seek... happiness, connection, meaning. At the very same time we hide ... from feelings, dark imagination, from life's bad breaks. Therapy casts a gentle light on the tricky mind. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage through them. Come and see (deeply) for yourself.
(02) 4307 6404 View (02) 4307 6404
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Insightful Minds
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
We are a group of warm and compassionate psychologists committed to providing psychological assessment and evidence based treatment approaches to adults, adolescents and children (10 yrs +) who present with a range of mental health issues. We offer psychological care under Medicare, private paid appointments and NDIS packages (self and plan managed funding). For further information please visit www.insightfulminds.com.au
We are a group of warm and compassionate psychologists committed to providing psychological assessment and evidence based treatment approaches to adults, adolescents and children (10 yrs +) who present with a range of mental health issues. We offer psychological care under Medicare, private paid appointments and NDIS packages (self and plan managed funding). For further information please visit www.insightfulminds.com.au
(02) 4306 7994 View (02) 4306 7994
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Central Coast Trauma Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Erina, 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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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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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erina, 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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The Heart & Mind Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
(02) 4326 0725 View (02) 4326 0725
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Krist Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erina, NSW 2250
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
(02) 4306 7982 View (02) 4306 7982
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Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
(02) 4307 6133 View (02) 4307 6133

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.