Female Counselling in Kincumber, NSW

Photo of Gemma Illescas - always flying psychology, PsyBA General, Psychologist
always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
(02) 9158 6576 View (02) 9158 6576
Photo of Margie Braunstein, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Margie Braunstein
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251  (Online Only)
I understand that every person has their own process in life and I support my clients to find their own way through so they can begin to integrate and find meaning and healing. ​
I understand that every person has their own process in life and I support my clients to find their own way through so they can begin to integrate and find meaning and healing. ​
(02) 4306 7403 View (02) 4306 7403
Photo of April Brophy, Counsellor
April Brophy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251
I bring warmth and understanding to the therapeutic process and create safe spaces for healing and self-exploration.
I bring warmth and understanding to the therapeutic process and create safe spaces for healing and self-exploration.
View
Photo of Toni Metelerkamp - Psychology Perspective, PsychD, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Psychology Perspective
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251
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 Nerine Strachan - Mindful Synergi, MSc, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Mindful Synergi
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kincumber, NSW 2251
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
(02) 4306 7753 View (02) 4306 7753
Photo of Leah O'Rourke, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Leah O'Rourke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251
When faced with a mountain obstacle, some try to flatten it, others avoid it, others resent it. Yet Happiness is possible in any terrain. Notice how feelings of defeat come with loneliness too, as though Life marked you out personally for a raw deal. But it’s going to be okay, for real! Because therapy shows you how to end that struggle. It is an honest, self-compassionate journey past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. 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. So come see (deeply) for yourself.
When faced with a mountain obstacle, some try to flatten it, others avoid it, others resent it. Yet Happiness is possible in any terrain. Notice how feelings of defeat come with loneliness too, as though Life marked you out personally for a raw deal. But it’s going to be okay, for real! Because therapy shows you how to end that struggle. It is an honest, self-compassionate journey past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. 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. So come see (deeply) for yourself.
(02) 4307 6404 View (02) 4307 6404
Photo of Tammy Schwarzl, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tammy Schwarzl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kincumber, NSW 2251
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
Photo of Cherie Gardner, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Cherie Gardner
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251
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 Sarah Gilligan, PACFA, Counsellor
Sarah Gilligan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kincumber, NSW 2251
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
(02) 4307 6208 View (02) 4307 6208
Photo of Tamara Bell, PACFA, Counsellor
Tamara Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kincumber, NSW 2251  (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

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Carol-Anne Howlett, MA, ACA-L4, Psychotherapist
Carol-Anne Howlett
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Blackwall, NSW 2256
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
0417 944 187 View 0417 944 187
Liz Macnamara
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
Most of us experience anxiety and depressive thoughts at some time. Perhaps there is something going on in your life now that is making you question if you can cope. Perhaps it is old stuff bubbling up. Perhaps you have reached the point of numbness. Perhaps you just know it's time to talk to someone because you know it will help to break the silence. I will support you, I will listen and offer a an alternative perspective when you get stuck. I’ll point out when you are being hard on yourself or skipping over achievements. And if you have recurring thoughts or habits you want to change I can help with that too.
Most of us experience anxiety and depressive thoughts at some time. Perhaps there is something going on in your life now that is making you question if you can cope. Perhaps it is old stuff bubbling up. Perhaps you have reached the point of numbness. Perhaps you just know it's time to talk to someone because you know it will help to break the silence. I will support you, I will listen and offer a an alternative perspective when you get stuck. I’ll point out when you are being hard on yourself or skipping over achievements. And if you have recurring thoughts or habits you want to change I can help with that too.
(02) 4307 5537 View (02) 4307 5537
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
Photo of Antonia Jennings, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Antonia Jennings
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
I offer a range of services that cover all aspects of personal and life counselling, relationship & couples counselling, pre-marital counselling, career counselling and grief counselling. By offering counselling and therapeutic solutions, both in person and virtually, we’re here we’re here to help you bring about the change you’re looking for. I can offer support to NDIS self managed & plan managed clients. I have both in person clinics and virtual options for all appointments.
I offer a range of services that cover all aspects of personal and life counselling, relationship & couples counselling, pre-marital counselling, career counselling and grief counselling. By offering counselling and therapeutic solutions, both in person and virtually, we’re here we’re here to help you bring about the change you’re looking for. I can offer support to NDIS self managed & plan managed clients. I have both in person clinics and virtual options for all appointments.
0403 018 185 View 0403 018 185
Photo of Raichel Green - Raichel Green Counselling, MA, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Raichel Green Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Woy Woy, NSW 2256
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia in Terrigal. Telehealth counselling services are provided and are available Australia wide. ​We are DBT and EMDR specialists who are passionate about trauma. We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a keen interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and CPTSD. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia in Terrigal. Telehealth counselling services are provided and are available Australia wide. ​We are DBT and EMDR specialists who are passionate about trauma. We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a keen interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and CPTSD. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
(02) 4307 6470 View (02) 4307 6470
Photo of Leisa Pritchard - The Heart & Mind Collective, PsyBA General, Psychologist
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
Photo of Angie Atman, MA, ACA-L2, Psychotherapist
Angie Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
Angie is a highly skilled therapist with a masters degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy, among other qualifications. Her extensive knowledge and experience have enabled her to become a leader in her field. Angie's warm and inviting personality quickly builds confidence and trust, which is the cornerstone of her success. She is primarily Person-centred and Solution-focused but has a lot of experience with other modalities that she applies engagingly and confidently to get the best results.
Angie is a highly skilled therapist with a masters degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy, among other qualifications. Her extensive knowledge and experience have enabled her to become a leader in her field. Angie's warm and inviting personality quickly builds confidence and trust, which is the cornerstone of her success. She is primarily Person-centred and Solution-focused but has a lot of experience with other modalities that she applies engagingly and confidently to get the best results.
(02) 4306 7965 View (02) 4306 7965
Photo of Julie Hughes, PsyBA General, Psychologist
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 Helen Brereton, MA, ACA-L2, Psychotherapist
Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
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
Photo of Silvia Belo-Tomic, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
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

See more therapy options for Kincumber

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.