Counselling in Merewether, NSW

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Kath Doosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Merewether, NSW 2291
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
(02) 4075 9805 View (02) 4075 9805
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Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
(02) 4063 1050 View (02) 4063 1050
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Emma Doolan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(02) 4005 0039 View (02) 4005 0039
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JMW Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
JMW Therapy provide services for children and adults, but holds expertise in counselling for adolescents & children, parent-child (dyadic) therapy, including Theraplay and family therapy.
JMW Therapy provide services for children and adults, but holds expertise in counselling for adolescents & children, parent-child (dyadic) therapy, including Theraplay and family therapy.
(02) 4077 2307 View (02) 4077 2307
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Nicholas Hutchins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
(02) 4075 9759 View (02) 4075 9759
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Sarah Young
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
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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Linda Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
Dr Linda Thomas is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing personalised and effective treatment for all psychological concerns and conditions.
Dr Linda Thomas is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing personalised and effective treatment for all psychological concerns and conditions.
(02) 4058 4603 View (02) 4058 4603
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Amanda Rodd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
(02) 4082 8723 View (02) 4082 8723
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Dr Richard Morrison
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
(02) 4063 1306 View (02) 4063 1306
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Mimi Bloom
Psychotherapist
Merewether, NSW 2291
Hi, my name is Mimi Bloom and I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and more.
Hi, my name is Mimi Bloom and I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and more.
(02) 4058 4694 View (02) 4058 4694
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Caitlin Blaxland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
(02) 4071 8216 View (02) 4071 8216
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
(02) 4063 1439 View (02) 4063 1439
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Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
How would you rate your wellbeing? I can help you find answers and solutions. Thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Emma. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress, eating disorders, trauma, relationship/family issues, low self-esteem and bereavement/grief, to name a few. I offer a safe and comfortable space where I’ll support you on your journey without judging and where you can be yourself. As, Abraham Maslow said: “In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or step back into safety.” If you are reading this you are choosing “growth”.
How would you rate your wellbeing? I can help you find answers and solutions. Thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Emma. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress, eating disorders, trauma, relationship/family issues, low self-esteem and bereavement/grief, to name a few. I offer a safe and comfortable space where I’ll support you on your journey without judging and where you can be yourself. As, Abraham Maslow said: “In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or step back into safety.” If you are reading this you are choosing “growth”.
(02) 4046 7809 View (02) 4046 7809
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Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
(02) 4058 3973 View (02) 4058 3973

More Therapists Nearby

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Renae Yarnold
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a registered psychologist who is passionate about supporting people to heal from complex/developmental trauma experiences. I prioritise the therapeutic relationship and the relational health of the people I work with, and enjoy working with both children and adults. I am intentional in meeting people where they are at and deciding together where to go from there in therapy. I work primarily with complex trauma presentations, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders, intellectual disabilities, and attachment difficulties.
I am a registered psychologist who is passionate about supporting people to heal from complex/developmental trauma experiences. I prioritise the therapeutic relationship and the relational health of the people I work with, and enjoy working with both children and adults. I am intentional in meeting people where they are at and deciding together where to go from there in therapy. I work primarily with complex trauma presentations, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders, intellectual disabilities, and attachment difficulties.
(02) 4005 2849 View (02) 4005 2849
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Isabella Kotris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
(02) 4902 8900 View (02) 4902 8900
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Bianca Winter-Mallari
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I provide online individual therapy for people who have experienced childhood trauma, supporting them in moving past their triggers and processing unresolved emotional wounds, so that they can rediscover their self worth and live an empowered life.
I provide online individual therapy for people who have experienced childhood trauma, supporting them in moving past their triggers and processing unresolved emotional wounds, so that they can rediscover their self worth and live an empowered life.
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Sarah Cox
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draws on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draws on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
0493 744 872 View 0493 744 872
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Bronwyn Baker
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like you’re stuck in survival mode? Have you just come out of an unhealthy relationship or marriage? Do you want to find healing from the past but don’t know where to begin? Do you find it hard to trust others or feel like they won’t understand what you’re dealing with? What if I told you that healing is possible? Others have recovered from these difficulties and you can to. I know it can feel like you’ll never get there but you don’t have to try and figure it out on your own. With the right help, recovery is very possible.
Do you feel like you’re stuck in survival mode? Have you just come out of an unhealthy relationship or marriage? Do you want to find healing from the past but don’t know where to begin? Do you find it hard to trust others or feel like they won’t understand what you’re dealing with? What if I told you that healing is possible? Others have recovered from these difficulties and you can to. I know it can feel like you’ll never get there but you don’t have to try and figure it out on your own. With the right help, recovery is very possible.
(02) 5850 2804 View (02) 5850 2804
Photo of Carla Bonetti, Psychologist in Merewether, NSW
Carla Bonetti
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Waitlist for new clients
Brazilian born Psychologist, Carla Bonetti understands that we all need help at times to navigate life’s challenges. She offers help that is underpinned by years of experience working within the public and private sectors with a range of different clients addressing a number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and existential problems.
Brazilian born Psychologist, Carla Bonetti understands that we all need help at times to navigate life’s challenges. She offers help that is underpinned by years of experience working within the public and private sectors with a range of different clients addressing a number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and existential problems.
(02) 4012 4035 View (02) 4012 4035

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Merewether, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$207

Counsellors in Merewether, NSW who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medicare Rebates
60% Bupa
40% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Merewether, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Merewether?

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.