Counselling in Matcham, NSW

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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matcham, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
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Tammy Schwarzl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matcham, NSW 2250
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
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Andrew Edmonds
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Matcham, NSW 2250
I most frequently help clients with depression and anxiety, sexual abuse and spiritual emergency/crisis (all things I have overcome in my past). I'm also interested in clients that have been told they are schizophrenic or similar as this is often due to a spiritual emergence.
I most frequently help clients with depression and anxiety, sexual abuse and spiritual emergency/crisis (all things I have overcome in my past). I'm also interested in clients that have been told they are schizophrenic or similar as this is often due to a spiritual emergence.
(02) 4306 7470 View (02) 4306 7470
Equanimity Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Matcham, NSW 2250
(02) 4307 5979 View (02) 4307 5979

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John Dimond Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
(02) 4306 7929 View (02) 4306 7929
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Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
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
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Carly Tredway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Waitlist for new clients
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
(02) 4307 5805 View (02) 4307 5805
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Gerard Dunning
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
(02) 4306 7665 View (02) 4306 7665
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Annette Tavitian
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Gosford, NSW 2250
Have you just discovered your partner or family member might be a narcissist? Is it bothering you because no one understands the lies, master manipulation gaslighting or infidelity? If you are suffering the effects of relationship breakdown as a result of narcissistic personality (NPD) abuse, I can help. I individually tailor sessions to address the profound impact of toxic relationships, whether with family members or partner as a result of abuse touching on associated grief and loss as well as associated trauma. Explore your issues in a supportive space that acknowledges the challenges of recovery, fostering resilience and growth.
Have you just discovered your partner or family member might be a narcissist? Is it bothering you because no one understands the lies, master manipulation gaslighting or infidelity? If you are suffering the effects of relationship breakdown as a result of narcissistic personality (NPD) abuse, I can help. I individually tailor sessions to address the profound impact of toxic relationships, whether with family members or partner as a result of abuse touching on associated grief and loss as well as associated trauma. Explore your issues in a supportive space that acknowledges the challenges of recovery, fostering resilience and growth.
(02) 4306 7892 View (02) 4306 7892
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Terry Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
0475 361 032 View 0475 361 032
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Linda Harrison
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note that I currently have a waitlist (2 months). Are you feeling low, anxious, sad or burnt out or struggle to concentrate and focus? I offer telehealth therapy to clients in rural, regional and metro areas. I believe that a positive relationship is key to change for clients. Importantly, therapy should be engaging and even enjoyable! I trust that with the right strategies, everyone has the capacity to thrive and it's my privilege to help them on their path to a more contented life. I specialise in anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, gender/sexual identity, hormones/ menopause and stresses of life, work and relationships.
Please note that I currently have a waitlist (2 months). Are you feeling low, anxious, sad or burnt out or struggle to concentrate and focus? I offer telehealth therapy to clients in rural, regional and metro areas. I believe that a positive relationship is key to change for clients. Importantly, therapy should be engaging and even enjoyable! I trust that with the right strategies, everyone has the capacity to thrive and it's my privilege to help them on their path to a more contented life. I specialise in anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, gender/sexual identity, hormones/ menopause and stresses of life, work and relationships.
(02) 8503 8915 View (02) 8503 8915
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Brodie Newman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
You deserve to live a life of abundance and happiness, I believe all humans are innately good and I hope to support you in your journey so that you too may go forth into the world and shine your light. Engaging in therapy can be intimidating and might feel a little daunting, I hear you and see you. It's okay to feel scared, but trust me when I say if you take the leap and have some faith that things can and will get better. My intention is to guide and support you to become everything you want to be and find solstice within your experience so that you can live your life with peace and harmony at the forefront.
You deserve to live a life of abundance and happiness, I believe all humans are innately good and I hope to support you in your journey so that you too may go forth into the world and shine your light. Engaging in therapy can be intimidating and might feel a little daunting, I hear you and see you. It's okay to feel scared, but trust me when I say if you take the leap and have some faith that things can and will get better. My intention is to guide and support you to become everything you want to be and find solstice within your experience so that you can live your life with peace and harmony at the forefront.
(02) 4307 6771 View (02) 4307 6771
Photo of Angela Fischer, MA, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Angela Fischer
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Struggling with stress and anxiety or a difficult life or career transition? You're not alone! Being a Millennial comes with a unique set of challenges such as navigating complex relationships and dealing with decision fatigue as we are living in a world under immense pressure to succeed and with too many options to chose from. As a licensed Counsellor I am helping Millennials to build healthy relationships with others and themselves, improve self-esteem and self-awareness, and also offer support with issues related to intimacy, codependency, sexual health and mental health using a compassionate and strength-based approach.
Struggling with stress and anxiety or a difficult life or career transition? You're not alone! Being a Millennial comes with a unique set of challenges such as navigating complex relationships and dealing with decision fatigue as we are living in a world under immense pressure to succeed and with too many options to chose from. As a licensed Counsellor I am helping Millennials to build healthy relationships with others and themselves, improve self-esteem and self-awareness, and also offer support with issues related to intimacy, codependency, sexual health and mental health using a compassionate and strength-based approach.
(02) 7201 5429 View (02) 7201 5429
Photo of Jacqueline Schell, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Jacqueline Schell
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
With over 18 years of experience, Jackie is a trusted and experienced clinical psychologist with an established Practice at Hornsby Kuringai Psychology in Sydney's north. Jackie has current capacity for School Readiness Assessment. Ensuring that your child is prepared for their educational journey is crucial, and Jackie is here to help.
With over 18 years of experience, Jackie is a trusted and experienced clinical psychologist with an established Practice at Hornsby Kuringai Psychology in Sydney's north. Jackie has current capacity for School Readiness Assessment. Ensuring that your child is prepared for their educational journey is crucial, and Jackie is here to help.
(02) 8403 0050 View (02) 8403 0050
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Karen Barnes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tascott, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Psychology Perspective
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
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
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Celtic Counselling Care
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Welcome to Celtic Counselling Care. My name is Carmel and I have had the tremendous privilege of working as a counsellor for 29 years. My clients have been my greatest teachers and the cumulative learning I have gained from them has helped shape my philosophical beliefs around therapeutic healing and growth. The name "Celtic Counselling Care" is a tribute to my Irish Celtic heritage and reflects my deep affiliation with Celtic spirituality and its ancient wisdom. I place high importance on having healthy connections with one another, the natural world and the transpersonal aspects of life.
Welcome to Celtic Counselling Care. My name is Carmel and I have had the tremendous privilege of working as a counsellor for 29 years. My clients have been my greatest teachers and the cumulative learning I have gained from them has helped shape my philosophical beliefs around therapeutic healing and growth. The name "Celtic Counselling Care" is a tribute to my Irish Celtic heritage and reflects my deep affiliation with Celtic spirituality and its ancient wisdom. I place high importance on having healthy connections with one another, the natural world and the transpersonal aspects of life.
(02) 4306 7898 View (02) 4306 7898
Photo of Catherine Ann van Staden - The Lakes Counselling (Psychotherapist), MA
The Lakes Counselling (Psychotherapist)
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gosford, NSW 2250
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
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Wendy Corliss Individual And Couple Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, ANZAP Graduate
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
(02) 9158 6638 View (02) 9158 6638
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Sonya Cavanough Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Individual and Couples Counsellor on Central Coast NSW. My approach is to provide a sense of safety, calm, and support, in a way that facilitates emotional healing to hurting people. For individuals, couples, and families who are hurting emotionally, my aim is to provide hope and helpful strategies to move forward in life.
Individual and Couples Counsellor on Central Coast NSW. My approach is to provide a sense of safety, calm, and support, in a way that facilitates emotional healing to hurting people. For individuals, couples, and families who are hurting emotionally, my aim is to provide hope and helpful strategies to move forward in life.
(02) 4312 5632 View (02) 4312 5632

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Matcham, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Matcham, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Spirituality
75% Suicidal Ideation
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Australian Unity
100% ACA Health

How Counsellors in Matcham, NSW see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Matcham?

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.