Counselling in Kiama, NSW

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Angela Pitt
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
I’m passionate about helping people overcome their mental health challenges and achieve their goals. I provide evidence-based treatments for a range of issues, such as eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I’m passionate about helping people overcome their mental health challenges and achieve their goals. I provide evidence-based treatments for a range of issues, such as eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
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Compass Psychology Illawarra
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychologist who approaches therapy in an accepting, collaborative and non-judgemental spirit.
I am a registered psychologist who approaches therapy in an accepting, collaborative and non-judgemental spirit.
(02) 4401 9981 View (02) 4401 9981
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Monique Goliger
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
My goal for you is to provide the space to work through relational patterns and traumas - often to a new place of being with yourself and others with peace and awakening. I work with individuals and couples, who feel a need to sort out their inner world - their emotions, thoughts, relationships and behaviours; or just simply feel the need to talk and to unravel and connect more deeply with themselves.
My goal for you is to provide the space to work through relational patterns and traumas - often to a new place of being with yourself and others with peace and awakening. I work with individuals and couples, who feel a need to sort out their inner world - their emotions, thoughts, relationships and behaviours; or just simply feel the need to talk and to unravel and connect more deeply with themselves.
(02) 4214 8415 View (02) 4214 8415
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Dr David Cooper
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
Waitlist for new clients
I help people to make sense of their challenges, find courage for life, and connect with who/what matters to them. In clinical terms, I treat most mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD, in addition to relationship issues. In human terms, we work together to organise overwhelming emotions, deal with difficult thoughts, and change painful patterns of behaviour.
I help people to make sense of their challenges, find courage for life, and connect with who/what matters to them. In clinical terms, I treat most mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD, in addition to relationship issues. In human terms, we work together to organise overwhelming emotions, deal with difficult thoughts, and change painful patterns of behaviour.
(02) 4250 1000 View (02) 4250 1000
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Shoalhaven Psychology Services
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
Our team of psychologists work with people and schools across Nowra and the greater Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions to provide counselling and help people resolve issues they feel are getting in the way of reaching their potential. At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we believe in whole well-being and addressing all aspects of the self internally and externally to attain capacity for processing and adapting in life.
Our team of psychologists work with people and schools across Nowra and the greater Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions to provide counselling and help people resolve issues they feel are getting in the way of reaching their potential. At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we believe in whole well-being and addressing all aspects of the self internally and externally to attain capacity for processing and adapting in life.
(02) 4058 4743 View (02) 4058 4743
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Rhyle Baker
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
I am a registered psychologist with experience supporting people through a number of different concerns. I consider your needs, and aim to tailor therapy to be relevant to yourself. I am motivated to see people engage with their values, connect to the world around them, and build the action that contributes positively to life. It can be challenging to explore your current difficulties, so I appreciate the steps you have taken to better your life. I hope by working together with openness and respect, you might see the change you are after.
I am a registered psychologist with experience supporting people through a number of different concerns. I consider your needs, and aim to tailor therapy to be relevant to yourself. I am motivated to see people engage with their values, connect to the world around them, and build the action that contributes positively to life. It can be challenging to explore your current difficulties, so I appreciate the steps you have taken to better your life. I hope by working together with openness and respect, you might see the change you are after.
(02) 4210 5092 View (02) 4210 5092
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Mathew Aquilina
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
I am a registered psychologist and board-approved clinical supervisor. A decade of experience in the psychology field has seen me undertake a variety of work including: child and adolescent therapy; parenting support; group facilitation; university student counselling; adult therapy; clinical supervision; and service management. I practice from an attachment-based and relational framework and am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Schema Therapy; EMDR; the Circle of Security protocol; and the 'Becoming Us' Perinatal Mental Health Facilitator Training.
I am a registered psychologist and board-approved clinical supervisor. A decade of experience in the psychology field has seen me undertake a variety of work including: child and adolescent therapy; parenting support; group facilitation; university student counselling; adult therapy; clinical supervision; and service management. I practice from an attachment-based and relational framework and am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Schema Therapy; EMDR; the Circle of Security protocol; and the 'Becoming Us' Perinatal Mental Health Facilitator Training.
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Adam Ryan Park - The Curiosity Space
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533  (Online Only)
Many of my clients are exhausted from a life in which everyone else's needs have always been made more important than their own. From the earliest age, they weren't supported to have boundaries, and now find themselves struggling with self-esteem, low mood, anxiety, problems with keeping supportive friendships and partnerships alive, struggling to assert themselves at work or cope with professional demands, and feeling stuck in relationship dynamics in which they can't be their true self. They want to put their painful past behind them, and to have their needs recognised and allowed space going forward.
Many of my clients are exhausted from a life in which everyone else's needs have always been made more important than their own. From the earliest age, they weren't supported to have boundaries, and now find themselves struggling with self-esteem, low mood, anxiety, problems with keeping supportive friendships and partnerships alive, struggling to assert themselves at work or cope with professional demands, and feeling stuck in relationship dynamics in which they can't be their true self. They want to put their painful past behind them, and to have their needs recognised and allowed space going forward.
(03) 7003 2762 View (03) 7003 2762
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Counselling Wollongong
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
(02) 4210 5753 View (02) 4210 5753
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Gabriel Tolentino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with a B Social Work, a Master in Counselling SW from the UNSW and over 20 years of experience in various sectors including mental health, addiction, child protection, domestic violence, and family work, I bring a comprehensive and compassionate approach to my work. My practice is particularly geared towards addressing issues like trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and problematic substance use. I employ a range of therapeutic techniques, such as EMDR, DBT, CBT, IPT, Narrative Therapy, Couple and Family Systems Therapy.
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with a B Social Work, a Master in Counselling SW from the UNSW and over 20 years of experience in various sectors including mental health, addiction, child protection, domestic violence, and family work, I bring a comprehensive and compassionate approach to my work. My practice is particularly geared towards addressing issues like trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and problematic substance use. I employ a range of therapeutic techniques, such as EMDR, DBT, CBT, IPT, Narrative Therapy, Couple and Family Systems Therapy.
(02) 4406 8519 View (02) 4406 8519
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Annie Slater
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate psychologist who aims to work along side people and support them to address whatever goals they have that has led them to access support. I have over 18 years experience in working in a variety of mental health and community service roles. I am passionate about providing client centred and trauma informed psychological services to improve wellbeing. I can provide a wide range of assessment, and mental health services.
I am a compassionate psychologist who aims to work along side people and support them to address whatever goals they have that has led them to access support. I have over 18 years experience in working in a variety of mental health and community service roles. I am passionate about providing client centred and trauma informed psychological services to improve wellbeing. I can provide a wide range of assessment, and mental health services.
(02) 4401 9982 View (02) 4401 9982
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Hope Christian Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kiama, NSW 2533
Hi, I'm Nada, talking about our thoughts and feelings with someone we barely know can be a scary experience. I offer a gentle, compassionate approach which takes the fear out of this process and helps you feel comfortable and safe. I follow your lead in discovering your personal story and help you to uncover the wonderful strengths that you have. You can walk with me in the beautiful outdoors or wrap yourself in a blanky in your own home via telehealth or meet in person with me. I am trained in a range of evidenced based therapies and as we work together we can explore how they can support your wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Nada, talking about our thoughts and feelings with someone we barely know can be a scary experience. I offer a gentle, compassionate approach which takes the fear out of this process and helps you feel comfortable and safe. I follow your lead in discovering your personal story and help you to uncover the wonderful strengths that you have. You can walk with me in the beautiful outdoors or wrap yourself in a blanky in your own home via telehealth or meet in person with me. I am trained in a range of evidenced based therapies and as we work together we can explore how they can support your wellbeing.
(02) 4214 8627 View (02) 4214 8627
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Christina Perez
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. I provide therapy for adults and older adults and provide treatment across a range of presenting difficulties, such as relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties and other complex mental health conditions. I provide both individual therapy and couples therapy, and am a Level 2 Gottman Certified Therapist. I’m also a Board-Certified Supervisor and provide supervision for interns looking to complete their training.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. I provide therapy for adults and older adults and provide treatment across a range of presenting difficulties, such as relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties and other complex mental health conditions. I provide both individual therapy and couples therapy, and am a Level 2 Gottman Certified Therapist. I’m also a Board-Certified Supervisor and provide supervision for interns looking to complete their training.
(02) 4210 5870 View (02) 4210 5870
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Wellness 'N' Nature
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
If you prefer to be outside, to have the freedom to move while exploring your emotions and concerns, I am your Gal. You are determined to have more compassion for yourself, and to use this as a springboard for self empowerment and healing. You want understanding of yourself, and tools for the alleviation of anxiety, sadness, heaviness, 'Stuckness', relationship concerns, and general emotional discomfort. I also have a room on Mondays in Wollongong, and offer Online therapy for those uncomfortable with being in the Outdoor Space, where we can still bring in Nature and Movement.
If you prefer to be outside, to have the freedom to move while exploring your emotions and concerns, I am your Gal. You are determined to have more compassion for yourself, and to use this as a springboard for self empowerment and healing. You want understanding of yourself, and tools for the alleviation of anxiety, sadness, heaviness, 'Stuckness', relationship concerns, and general emotional discomfort. I also have a room on Mondays in Wollongong, and offer Online therapy for those uncomfortable with being in the Outdoor Space, where we can still bring in Nature and Movement.
(02) 4214 4850 View (02) 4214 4850
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Mia Rochelle
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
Dealing with the impact of life stressors, PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. Mia Rochelle offers compassionate therapy tailored to your unique needs. Evidence-based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) empowers individuals to build resilience and move forward in their lives. Many clients report long-lasting improvements with both reduction of distress and increased mental and emotional well-being.
Dealing with the impact of life stressors, PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. Mia Rochelle offers compassionate therapy tailored to your unique needs. Evidence-based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) empowers individuals to build resilience and move forward in their lives. Many clients report long-lasting improvements with both reduction of distress and increased mental and emotional well-being.
(02) 4214 8621 View (02) 4214 8621
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Tracey Rovere
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kiama, NSW 2533
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
(02) 4210 9059 View (02) 4210 9059
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Sonia Milohanic - Somatic Certified IFS Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kiama, NSW 2533  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to make sense of your inner world, bringing relief and healing. We access the wisdom of the body, bringing curiosity and compassion to the different, often conflicted, 'parts' of you inside. I am a Certified Internal Family Systems ('IFS') therapist and the first Australian clinically trained in Somatic IFS by its founder and senior lead trainer Susan McConnell. I am also a member of Susan's Somatic IFS staff. I have additional training in Somatic Resilience & Regulation for developmental trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (L1) and Somatic Experiencing (current Int I/II participant).
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to make sense of your inner world, bringing relief and healing. We access the wisdom of the body, bringing curiosity and compassion to the different, often conflicted, 'parts' of you inside. I am a Certified Internal Family Systems ('IFS') therapist and the first Australian clinically trained in Somatic IFS by its founder and senior lead trainer Susan McConnell. I am also a member of Susan's Somatic IFS staff. I have additional training in Somatic Resilience & Regulation for developmental trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (L1) and Somatic Experiencing (current Int I/II participant).
(02) 4404 0112 View (02) 4404 0112
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Travis Ford
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
The Catharsis Society is a movement that attracts people who want to become the Hero of their lives. This movement attracts individuals who need to be released from societies chains. Are you needing to be free from the overwhelming, unreachable expectations that are placed on you?
The Catharsis Society is a movement that attracts people who want to become the Hero of their lives. This movement attracts individuals who need to be released from societies chains. Are you needing to be free from the overwhelming, unreachable expectations that are placed on you?
(02) 4210 9086 View (02) 4210 9086
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Peter Burgoyne
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
Every person is the expert in their own life. Everybody is doing the best they can with what they've got. Every person has strengths as well as areas of vulnerability. Every person has a unique story. Emotionally, every person intrinsically knows where they need to get to, but sometimes they just can't find the 'map'. As the therapist, my role is not to 'solve' the problems life throws at people, but rather to help people tap into their strengths, help them find their 'map', and help them safely take the journey. We are never lost; we are just finding new ways to write more of our story.
Every person is the expert in their own life. Everybody is doing the best they can with what they've got. Every person has strengths as well as areas of vulnerability. Every person has a unique story. Emotionally, every person intrinsically knows where they need to get to, but sometimes they just can't find the 'map'. As the therapist, my role is not to 'solve' the problems life throws at people, but rather to help people tap into their strengths, help them find their 'map', and help them safely take the journey. We are never lost; we are just finding new ways to write more of our story.
(02) 9159 6176 View (02) 9159 6176
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Kate Ward
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kiama, NSW 2533
I help children and adults who find school or work challenging to understand the reasons and find ways to thrive. Some of the common challenges my clients experience are: needing to put in a lot of effort for reading, writing or maths; difficulties understanding what they have read; written work which other people don't understand; trouble remembering how to do maths problems; a hard time focussing and organising during work or school.
I help children and adults who find school or work challenging to understand the reasons and find ways to thrive. Some of the common challenges my clients experience are: needing to put in a lot of effort for reading, writing or maths; difficulties understanding what they have read; written work which other people don't understand; trouble remembering how to do maths problems; a hard time focussing and organising during work or school.
(02) 4214 4958 View (02) 4214 4958

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kiama, NSW

20+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in Kiama, NSW who prioritize treating:

79% Relationship Issues
79% Anxiety
75% Depression
71% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Medicare Rebates
44% Other
38% Bupa

How Counsellors in Kiama, NSW see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

57% Female
43% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kiama?

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.