Online Counselling for Erina

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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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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
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Centre for Neurodiversity
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
(02) 4058 3921 View (02) 4058 3921
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The READ Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, FAPS
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
The largest team of Psychologists on the Central Coast with 25+ Psychologists who specialise in Adult, Child & Family Services. Let us match you to the right Psychologist. All of practitioners offer in person and online sessions.
The largest team of Psychologists on the Central Coast with 25+ Psychologists who specialise in Adult, Child & Family Services. Let us match you to the right Psychologist. All of practitioners offer in person and online sessions.
(02) 4307 5915 View (02) 4307 5915
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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
Photo of undefined - Psychology Perspective, PsychD, PsyBA General, Psychologist
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
Photo of undefined - Living Well Psychology Clinic, MPsych, Assoc MAPS, Psychologist
Living Well Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
(02) 4306 7670 View (02) 4306 7670
Photo of Joanne (Jo) Evans, ACA-L2, Counsellor
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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pbcounselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
You take the first steps; you don't need to journey alone.
You take the first steps; you don't need to journey alone.
(02) 4307 6532 View (02) 4307 6532
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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
Photo of Dr Rebecca Guest, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
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
Photo of Christine Bennett, PACFA, Psychotherapist
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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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.