Counselling in Kensington, NSW

Photo of Maria Teresa Cajias in Kensington, NSW
Maria Teresa Cajias
MSc
Kensington, NSW 2033
If you are feeling tired, sad, lonely, with low motivation, struggling with performing daily activities, There is Help ! I May support you individually or in a couple intervention. If your participation in your daily life is disrupted, let's work together in facing these challenges to promote wellbeing. I can provide you support by suggesting some practical strategies to make a difference in your life. If you seek to improve your personal and family emotional condition see your GP and ask for a Mental Health Plan.
If you are feeling tired, sad, lonely, with low motivation, struggling with performing daily activities, There is Help ! I May support you individually or in a couple intervention. If your participation in your daily life is disrupted, let's work together in facing these challenges to promote wellbeing. I can provide you support by suggesting some practical strategies to make a difference in your life. If you seek to improve your personal and family emotional condition see your GP and ask for a Mental Health Plan.
(02) 9100 0262 View (02) 9100 0262
Photo of Anne Gale Therapy, Counsellor in Kensington, NSW
Anne Gale Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
I believe everyone is different and has unique needs. We all have issues that feel overwhelming and times in our life that seem challenging. It can be difficult to find someone who really listens and seeks to understand your life experiences. Within a safe, non-judgmental environment we will work together to discover the meaning of your life experiences, so that you may find a way of navigating life's challenges.
I believe everyone is different and has unique needs. We all have issues that feel overwhelming and times in our life that seem challenging. It can be difficult to find someone who really listens and seeks to understand your life experiences. Within a safe, non-judgmental environment we will work together to discover the meaning of your life experiences, so that you may find a way of navigating life's challenges.
(02) 9100 0752 View (02) 9100 0752
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Moureen Wong
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, NSW 2033
Across the lifespan my clients are children, youth, adult, senior, family, migrant, employee, carer, people with disability (ADHD, autism, vision-impaired). I support 3 types of needs: 1) Clinical: Anxiety, depression, injury/illness, pain, IBS. I make assessment recommendations too; 2) People facing difficult situations: Stress,exam, job, fussy eater, relationships, separation, coping with loss, suicide, role transition-becoming a parent, teen, marriage, divorce, job promotion, relocation; 3) Enhance performance: Healthy Breathing, Mindfulness training, learn emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, career counselling.
Across the lifespan my clients are children, youth, adult, senior, family, migrant, employee, carer, people with disability (ADHD, autism, vision-impaired). I support 3 types of needs: 1) Clinical: Anxiety, depression, injury/illness, pain, IBS. I make assessment recommendations too; 2) People facing difficult situations: Stress,exam, job, fussy eater, relationships, separation, coping with loss, suicide, role transition-becoming a parent, teen, marriage, divorce, job promotion, relocation; 3) Enhance performance: Healthy Breathing, Mindfulness training, learn emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, career counselling.
(02) 8105 5335 View (02) 8105 5335
Photo of Preeti Phartiyal, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Preeti Phartiyal
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
I'm a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with individuals aged 18 and above. I completed my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland and since have worked in both private and public sectors treating diverse presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, burn out, interpersonal difficulties, and trauma. I aim to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with individuals aged 18 and above. I completed my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland and since have worked in both private and public sectors treating diverse presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, burn out, interpersonal difficulties, and trauma. I aim to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(02) 9100 0564 View (02) 9100 0564
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Chantelle Martyn
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
I am a Clinical Psychologist at Support Space Psychology in Randwick. While I have experience in treating a wide range of mental health difficulties, my main passion is helping those suffering from anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. This interest was reflected in my research at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level and further developed while working at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit at Cumberland Hospital.
I am a Clinical Psychologist at Support Space Psychology in Randwick. While I have experience in treating a wide range of mental health difficulties, my main passion is helping those suffering from anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. This interest was reflected in my research at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level and further developed while working at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit at Cumberland Hospital.
(02) 9100 0294 View (02) 9100 0294
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Kresh Pidial
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
Kresh is a registered Psychologist passionate about helping individuals live a more fulfilled life. Her collaborative, warm and supportive style enables clients to understand their current situation and the strategies needed to overcome challenges. She provides a safe space for clients to be heard and supported.
Kresh is a registered Psychologist passionate about helping individuals live a more fulfilled life. Her collaborative, warm and supportive style enables clients to understand their current situation and the strategies needed to overcome challenges. She provides a safe space for clients to be heard and supported.
(02) 9100 0573 View (02) 9100 0573
Photo of Julia Sideris, Psychotherapist in Kensington, NSW
Julia Sideris
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
I offer a thoughtful, client-centred approach to support you in exploring your understanding of the world, your experiences and relationships. Depending on your needs, I will draw on a range of methods including art making and working with the body.
I offer a thoughtful, client-centred approach to support you in exploring your understanding of the world, your experiences and relationships. Depending on your needs, I will draw on a range of methods including art making and working with the body.
(02) 9158 6732 View (02) 9158 6732
Photo of Gavin Surjadinata, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Gavin Surjadinata
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, NSW 2033
I am a clinical psychologist located in Bondi, who believes in the importance of a grounded, calming and soothing space. I believe it is key to faciliating safety and trust in the therapy room.
I am a clinical psychologist located in Bondi, who believes in the importance of a grounded, calming and soothing space. I believe it is key to faciliating safety and trust in the therapy room.
(02) 9100 0866 View (02) 9100 0866
Photo of Farnaz Ali, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Farnaz Ali
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Do you want to improve your emotional well being? Mind Fitness psychology can help you to get back on track
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Do you want to improve your emotional well being? Mind Fitness psychology can help you to get back on track
(02) 8074 5862 View (02) 8074 5862
Photo of Celise de Carvalho, Counsellor in Kensington, NSW
Celise de Carvalho
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
Does it feel like everyone else is gliding by as you tread water? You're not alone if you feel things aren’t going as smoothly as you want or seem to be for everyone else. Imagine if we can tease out what is standing in your way and get you feeling the way you want to feel - confident, calmer and clearer. It is possible and I can help you get there. I am passionate about reducing the impact worry, anxiety, grief and/or fear are having on your life. I will create a relationship with you that is safe and caring, providing you with the opportunity to explore and reflect at your own pace.
Does it feel like everyone else is gliding by as you tread water? You're not alone if you feel things aren’t going as smoothly as you want or seem to be for everyone else. Imagine if we can tease out what is standing in your way and get you feeling the way you want to feel - confident, calmer and clearer. It is possible and I can help you get there. I am passionate about reducing the impact worry, anxiety, grief and/or fear are having on your life. I will create a relationship with you that is safe and caring, providing you with the opportunity to explore and reflect at your own pace.
(02) 9100 0399 View (02) 9100 0399
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Amelia Walker Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
Understanding how you experience the world is central to my work as a therapist. I am interested how feelings and thoughts can manifest in our bodies. Gentle exploration of these somatic responses can assist in deeper understanding of our emotional world. Working together, I would support you toward your self-acceptance of challenging thoughts and feelings. Alongside my private practice, I work with a national not-for-profit supporting parents experiencing antenatal and postnatal anxiety, depression and adjustment to parenthood - as a spokesperson, managing clinical intake and clinical writing.
Understanding how you experience the world is central to my work as a therapist. I am interested how feelings and thoughts can manifest in our bodies. Gentle exploration of these somatic responses can assist in deeper understanding of our emotional world. Working together, I would support you toward your self-acceptance of challenging thoughts and feelings. Alongside my private practice, I work with a national not-for-profit supporting parents experiencing antenatal and postnatal anxiety, depression and adjustment to parenthood - as a spokesperson, managing clinical intake and clinical writing.
(02) 8074 1904 View (02) 8074 1904
Photo of Oak Psychology Space, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Oak Psychology Space
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
People see psychologists for a range of reasons. It could be that you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, finding it hard to motivate yourself, feeling confused or consumed by worry, having trouble with relationships, or just feeling "stuck" and unable to move on. Oak Psychology Space offers a caring, non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and share your unique story. We would be honoured to share your journey towards living the life you want. Medicare rebates are available if you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan and referral. Contact Oak to find out more.
People see psychologists for a range of reasons. It could be that you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, finding it hard to motivate yourself, feeling confused or consumed by worry, having trouble with relationships, or just feeling "stuck" and unable to move on. Oak Psychology Space offers a caring, non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and share your unique story. We would be honoured to share your journey towards living the life you want. Medicare rebates are available if you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan and referral. Contact Oak to find out more.
(02) 9100 0912 View (02) 9100 0912
Photo of Isabella Rossettin, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Isabella Rossettin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I provide clients with a supportive and safe space to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to address an individuals’ needs and equip them with skills to take on life’s challenges. I aim to be authentic in my practice and to help clients feel at ease in the therapy room. At the heart of my approach is the belief that people are able to grow and evolve in order to live a meaningful life. I feel privileged to be in a position to observe people grow and take this into their lives outside the therapy room.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I provide clients with a supportive and safe space to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to address an individuals’ needs and equip them with skills to take on life’s challenges. I aim to be authentic in my practice and to help clients feel at ease in the therapy room. At the heart of my approach is the belief that people are able to grow and evolve in order to live a meaningful life. I feel privileged to be in a position to observe people grow and take this into their lives outside the therapy room.
(02) 9100 0035 View (02) 9100 0035
Photo of Stacey McCraw, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Stacey McCraw
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use. Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use. Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
(02) 9331 7546 View (02) 9331 7546
Photo of Gina McClement, Counsellor in Kensington, NSW
Gina McClement
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
My expertise is processing stuck and unwanted emotion and behaviours, as well as thriving with ADHD. Founded by Gina McClement, Living In Bloom offers counselling, psychotherapy and ADHD therapy and coaching. I work with my clients to build a flourishing, purposeful and rewarding life, grown from a strong and healthy connection with oneself. The nature of life’s journey is to present us with twists and turns, challenges and adversity, but when we unfold and align with our unique and powerful authentic-self, life as we desire begins to flow. “When things change inside us, they begin to change all around us." (anon)
My expertise is processing stuck and unwanted emotion and behaviours, as well as thriving with ADHD. Founded by Gina McClement, Living In Bloom offers counselling, psychotherapy and ADHD therapy and coaching. I work with my clients to build a flourishing, purposeful and rewarding life, grown from a strong and healthy connection with oneself. The nature of life’s journey is to present us with twists and turns, challenges and adversity, but when we unfold and align with our unique and powerful authentic-self, life as we desire begins to flow. “When things change inside us, they begin to change all around us." (anon)
(02) 9100 0943 View (02) 9100 0943
Photo of Enisa Kurtanovich, Psychotherapist in Kensington, NSW
Enisa Kurtanovich
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
I am a qualified Clinical Psychotherapist and approved Victim services Counsellor with over two decades of global experience in various therapy customer focused roles. My core goal is to provide a safe space where compassion and meaning is vital to your current lived experience. My work with clients has come about from a diverse cultural backgrounds, within a client centred, integrative and solution focused approach to address communication, emotion regulation and behavioural issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, drug, and alcohol use, relationship issues as well as those living with domestic violence & cancer.
I am a qualified Clinical Psychotherapist and approved Victim services Counsellor with over two decades of global experience in various therapy customer focused roles. My core goal is to provide a safe space where compassion and meaning is vital to your current lived experience. My work with clients has come about from a diverse cultural backgrounds, within a client centred, integrative and solution focused approach to address communication, emotion regulation and behavioural issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, drug, and alcohol use, relationship issues as well as those living with domestic violence & cancer.
(02) 9100 0634 View (02) 9100 0634
Photo of Jaclyn Lim, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Jaclyn Lim
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, NSW 2033
Special interests: Anxiety, depression, cultural issues, perinatal, family and parenting. I work with people of all backgrounds and ages.
Special interests: Anxiety, depression, cultural issues, perinatal, family and parenting. I work with people of all backgrounds and ages.
(02) 9100 0669 View (02) 9100 0669
Photo of Teresa Mars, Counsellor in Kensington, NSW
Teresa Mars
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
My ideal client is curious, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to explore and learn about themselves in collaboration with me. The therapeutic experience arising from the counselling relationship can be immeasurable and everlasting. The journey is a shared experience where two minds work together to remind you of your strengths. As your therapist, it is my privilege to work with you towards addressing issues which are causing problems, finding tools and solutions to help with the aim of you feeling empowered to manage and move forward independently. I want my clients to feel that they have a solid ability to cope with life.
My ideal client is curious, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to explore and learn about themselves in collaboration with me. The therapeutic experience arising from the counselling relationship can be immeasurable and everlasting. The journey is a shared experience where two minds work together to remind you of your strengths. As your therapist, it is my privilege to work with you towards addressing issues which are causing problems, finding tools and solutions to help with the aim of you feeling empowered to manage and move forward independently. I want my clients to feel that they have a solid ability to cope with life.
(02) 9100 0470 View (02) 9100 0470
Photo of Mechelen Maria D'Souza, Psychologist in Kensington, NSW
Mechelen Maria D'Souza
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033
Mechelen is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting people with a range of presenting concerns. Mechelen has experience supporting clients who have experienced trauma, grief, loneliness, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, conflict, personality disorders, and relationship conflicts. Mech has a special interest in improving communication with her clients and empowering them to manage a variety of stressors that may emerge across their lives. Mech employs a variety of therapeutic approaches that are tailored to each individual client, ensuring that her clients remain the experts of their own lives.
Mechelen is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting people with a range of presenting concerns. Mechelen has experience supporting clients who have experienced trauma, grief, loneliness, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, conflict, personality disorders, and relationship conflicts. Mech has a special interest in improving communication with her clients and empowering them to manage a variety of stressors that may emerge across their lives. Mech employs a variety of therapeutic approaches that are tailored to each individual client, ensuring that her clients remain the experts of their own lives.
(02) 9100 0660 View (02) 9100 0660
Photo of Vanessa Kredler, Psychotherapist in Kensington, NSW
Vanessa Kredler
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Kensington, NSW 2033  (Online Only)
We will work together on what is most important to you. Many clients are embarking on their recovery journey and are seeking relief from very acute addictive behaviours. Others are seeking longer-term psychotherapy to heal the wounds underlying those addictions. Others still, are seeking just a few sessions for specific challenges, such as a relationship break-up, bouts of anxiety or depression, or because they feel stuck in some way. And often, people don’t really know what they want and need yet, and that’s ok too. Whatever you bring, you are welcome here. Please have a look at my website for food addiction recovery group work.
We will work together on what is most important to you. Many clients are embarking on their recovery journey and are seeking relief from very acute addictive behaviours. Others are seeking longer-term psychotherapy to heal the wounds underlying those addictions. Others still, are seeking just a few sessions for specific challenges, such as a relationship break-up, bouts of anxiety or depression, or because they feel stuck in some way. And often, people don’t really know what they want and need yet, and that’s ok too. Whatever you bring, you are welcome here. Please have a look at my website for food addiction recovery group work.
(02) 9158 6679 View (02) 9158 6679

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kensington, NSW

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Kensington, NSW who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Stress
88% Depression
88% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Bupa
63% Medicare Rebates
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Kensington, NSW see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kensington?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.