Counselling in Far West, NSW

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Photo of Michael Ellis, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Michael Ellis
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Broken Hill, NSW 2880
Catalyst Counselling offers individual sessions for Adolescents and Adults both face-to-face in Broken Hill and online, serving clients nationally. You can expect a service that supplies a simple framework to inherently complex issues for effective and efficient interventions. You can also expect an empathetic approach to you as an individual who is greater than your presentation.
Catalyst Counselling offers individual sessions for Adolescents and Adults both face-to-face in Broken Hill and online, serving clients nationally. You can expect a service that supplies a simple framework to inherently complex issues for effective and efficient interventions. You can also expect an empathetic approach to you as an individual who is greater than your presentation.
(02) 6188 6063 View (02) 6188 6063
Photo of Jane Louise Talbot - Self Discovery Counselling, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Self Discovery Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Broken Hill, NSW 2880
Hi!, I’m Jane. I love to offer my clients practical resources, strategies and techniques to support you with life’s challenges. As well as practical support; listening, validating and exploring your emotions and ways of thinking and behaving using person centred and experiential therapy. I also use tools from CBT, DBT and ACT. I particularly like helping women with assertiveness, boundary setting, understanding emotions, ruminating thoughts/worries and sense of identity. I am warm, friendly and a compassionate listener who strives to connect you with your own inner wisdom.
Hi!, I’m Jane. I love to offer my clients practical resources, strategies and techniques to support you with life’s challenges. As well as practical support; listening, validating and exploring your emotions and ways of thinking and behaving using person centred and experiential therapy. I also use tools from CBT, DBT and ACT. I particularly like helping women with assertiveness, boundary setting, understanding emotions, ruminating thoughts/worries and sense of identity. I am warm, friendly and a compassionate listener who strives to connect you with your own inner wisdom.
(02) 6105 9603 View (02) 6105 9603
Photo of Rhiannon Sandiford, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member, Psychologist
Rhiannon Sandiford
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Broken Hill, NSW 2880  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychologist with a varied professional background. Before transitioning into private practice, I spent 2 years in outback Australia with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Presently, I offer Telehealth services to private, NDIS, and Workers Compensation clients. I am also available for diagnostic assessments and Firearms Risk Assessments.
I am a registered psychologist with a varied professional background. Before transitioning into private practice, I spent 2 years in outback Australia with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Presently, I offer Telehealth services to private, NDIS, and Workers Compensation clients. I am also available for diagnostic assessments and Firearms Risk Assessments.
(02) 8776 3161 View (02) 8776 3161
Photo of Zoe Jackson, MA, ACA-L3, Counsellor
Zoe Jackson
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Broken Hill, NSW 2880  (Online Only)
I specialise in providing support to rural and remote Australians who are dealing with isolation, anxiety, depression, identity loss, and the increasing unique stresses of rural life. If you need accessible and flexible mental health support that can accommodate your busy and unpredictable schedule from a therapist who understands your unique challenges, you've come to the right place.
I specialise in providing support to rural and remote Australians who are dealing with isolation, anxiety, depression, identity loss, and the increasing unique stresses of rural life. If you need accessible and flexible mental health support that can accommodate your busy and unpredictable schedule from a therapist who understands your unique challenges, you've come to the right place.
(02) 5747 4744 View (02) 5747 4744
Photo of Natalie Sobolewski, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Natalie Sobolewski
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Broken Hill, NSW 2880  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Natalie. I love being a counsellor! It’s such a privilege to hear peoples stories and concerns and to offer support while exploring solutions together. I’m excited that you have taken the first step towards feeling better! I know it can be nerve-racking to make contact and to talk about private things - I’ve been there. I offer a safe, confidential space, to really listen to you and to validate your feelings and experiences. You are not alone! My dream is that you would thrive and know life to the full.
Hi, I’m Natalie. I love being a counsellor! It’s such a privilege to hear peoples stories and concerns and to offer support while exploring solutions together. I’m excited that you have taken the first step towards feeling better! I know it can be nerve-racking to make contact and to talk about private things - I’ve been there. I offer a safe, confidential space, to really listen to you and to validate your feelings and experiences. You are not alone! My dream is that you would thrive and know life to the full.
(02) 5300 2820 View (02) 5300 2820
Photo of Diyana Shammo, MC, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Diyana Shammo
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Broken Hill, NSW 2880
Life's journey can present us with various difficulties, and I am here to offer a comforting and supportive space for individuals facing their own challenges. I believe in fostering a warm and empathetic environment where each person's unique journey is embraced.
Life's journey can present us with various difficulties, and I am here to offer a comforting and supportive space for individuals facing their own challenges. I believe in fostering a warm and empathetic environment where each person's unique journey is embraced.
(02) 8105 5831 View (02) 8105 5831
Photo of Nicole Hind, MA, ACA-L4, Psychotherapist
Nicole Hind
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Wilcannia, NSW 2836  (Online Only)
Is your love life stuck on auto- pilot? Maybe you want help because you're exhausted from trying but not getting anywhere. Or you're circling around the same issues and not finding solutions. I know how hard it is being stuck. I help couples who want to get to 'the next stage' of their relationship, but can't break free from problem territory. I also help 30-ish singles who are disillusioned with dating get over the past + improve their self-worth so they can find real love. As a narrative therapist, I don't believe 'you' are the problem. No one is. I can help you to externalise problems so we can change their impact on your life.
Is your love life stuck on auto- pilot? Maybe you want help because you're exhausted from trying but not getting anywhere. Or you're circling around the same issues and not finding solutions. I know how hard it is being stuck. I help couples who want to get to 'the next stage' of their relationship, but can't break free from problem territory. I also help 30-ish singles who are disillusioned with dating get over the past + improve their self-worth so they can find real love. As a narrative therapist, I don't believe 'you' are the problem. No one is. I can help you to externalise problems so we can change their impact on your life.
(02) 5662 0523 View (02) 5662 0523

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Far West, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Far West, NSW who prioritize treating:

57% Relationship Issues
57% Depression
57% Anxiety
57% Coping Skills
57% Self Esteem
57% Stress
43% Other

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
50% Bupa
50% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Far West, NSW see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Far West?

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.