Counselling in Largs, NSW

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Jane Hodgson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Largs, NSW 2320
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
(02) 4063 1091 View (02) 4063 1091

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Chris Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
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Hunter Valley Walk and Talk Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
(02) 4005 0024 View (02) 4005 0024
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Pauline Dudley
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Rutherford, NSW 2320
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
(02) 8294 7163 View (02) 8294 7163
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Alana Blazevic Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
Welcome to Alana Blazevic counselling, where nothing shocks me and no issue is too big or small. I offer a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to help you tackle life's challenges head-on. Forget the fluffy stuff—I'm here to provide real support and practical solutions, all from the comfort and privacy of your own home. It's like talking to a friend, but with the expertise and experience to guide you through your journey to a better you.
Welcome to Alana Blazevic counselling, where nothing shocks me and no issue is too big or small. I offer a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to help you tackle life's challenges head-on. Forget the fluffy stuff—I'm here to provide real support and practical solutions, all from the comfort and privacy of your own home. It's like talking to a friend, but with the expertise and experience to guide you through your journey to a better you.
(02) 4005 2919 View (02) 4005 2919
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Abbie Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
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Sarah Young
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I'm a clinical psychologist with experience in both the public and private sector helping teenagers and adults overcome emotional challenges. I believe people need someone to be in the moment with them as they face their feelings in response to everyday struggles and past issues. I prioritise emotional regulation and understanding so people feel empowered to meet their true capacity and overcome life's challenges.
I'm a clinical psychologist with experience in both the public and private sector helping teenagers and adults overcome emotional challenges. I believe people need someone to be in the moment with them as they face their feelings in response to everyday struggles and past issues. I prioritise emotional regulation and understanding so people feel empowered to meet their true capacity and overcome life's challenges.
(02) 4005 0121 View (02) 4005 0121
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Frank Nicolson
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
(02) 9100 0267 View (02) 9100 0267
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Grahame Smith Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
(02) 5504 1980 View (02) 5504 1980
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Blue Jay Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberglasslyn, NSW 2320
Challenges and difficult experiences are a part of life, and sometimes we need support so we can move forward in a meaningful way. I understand the courage it takes to ask for help and to share your innermost thoughts, emotions and pain. I also believe in the power of your strength and capacity for growth, and the resilience to overcome your challenges - no matter what you've been through.
Challenges and difficult experiences are a part of life, and sometimes we need support so we can move forward in a meaningful way. I understand the courage it takes to ask for help and to share your innermost thoughts, emotions and pain. I also believe in the power of your strength and capacity for growth, and the resilience to overcome your challenges - no matter what you've been through.
(02) 4005 0060 View (02) 4005 0060
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Jessica Scala
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
(02) 4058 4796 View (02) 4058 4796
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Dr Michael Walton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
(02) 4058 3033 View (02) 4058 3033
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Dr Lisa Millar
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
(02) 4075 3723 View (02) 4075 3723
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More Than This Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
(02) 5500 9319 View (02) 5500 9319
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Psychology Centre Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
(02) 4063 1352 View (02) 4063 1352
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Stephanie Casson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
(02) 4005 2828 View (02) 4005 2828
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Kasey Lockwood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Rutherford, NSW 2320
As a mental health professional, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages in improving their well-being. With a focus on children, adolescents, and older adults, I use creative techniques to foster critical thinking and resilience. Whether through art therapy or other methods, I tailor my approach to each person's needs.
As a mental health professional, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages in improving their well-being. With a focus on children, adolescents, and older adults, I use creative techniques to foster critical thinking and resilience. Whether through art therapy or other methods, I tailor my approach to each person's needs.
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Soulful Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my vision is to create an alternative, holistic approach to healing by incorporating a combination of evidence-based talk therapy with practice-based interventions - the cornerstone for gold standard treatment for trauma and other mental health issues. As we adapt to the demands of a competitive society, the escalating high costs of living, and increased societal division through gender violence, our relationships with self and others become vulnerable. We have less time available to cultivate healthy relationships for ourselves and others which prevents us from living a full and happy life.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my vision is to create an alternative, holistic approach to healing by incorporating a combination of evidence-based talk therapy with practice-based interventions - the cornerstone for gold standard treatment for trauma and other mental health issues. As we adapt to the demands of a competitive society, the escalating high costs of living, and increased societal division through gender violence, our relationships with self and others become vulnerable. We have less time available to cultivate healthy relationships for ourselves and others which prevents us from living a full and happy life.
(02) 4307 5008 View (02) 4307 5008
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Angela Morillas-Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
(02) 4075 9980 View (02) 4075 9980
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Eliza Rooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
(02) 4012 2356 View (02) 4012 2356

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Largs, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Largs, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Parenting
100% Divorce
100% School Issues
100% Peer Relationships
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Largs, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Largs?

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.