Counselling in Merrylands, NSW

Photo of Sandra Pazzona, Counsellor in Merrylands, NSW
Sandra Pazzona
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
Life can be fulfilling and enjoyable, however there are times when we can feel confused, anxious or stuck. Despite our good intentions and hard work, we may still struggle to move forward. I provide counselling to individuals and couples with issues around relationship breakdowns, abuse, domestic & family violence, miscommunication, family breakdowns, parenting issues, depression, impacts of childhood trauma. Perhaps you're struggling with work related issues, or you have lost a significant loved and life has become difficult without them.
Life can be fulfilling and enjoyable, however there are times when we can feel confused, anxious or stuck. Despite our good intentions and hard work, we may still struggle to move forward. I provide counselling to individuals and couples with issues around relationship breakdowns, abuse, domestic & family violence, miscommunication, family breakdowns, parenting issues, depression, impacts of childhood trauma. Perhaps you're struggling with work related issues, or you have lost a significant loved and life has become difficult without them.
(02) 7804 4074 View (02) 7804 4074
MHSW with Mele
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling to cope and finding a sense of hope? Is your life currently chaotic and overwhelming that you maybe finding it hard to find balance or have you found that you've been trying so hard to cope and manage your issues and it has failed you have no way out? Than you have found the right therapist to help you. My form of counselling intervention involves having an all rounded view of ones situations where we can find cause, assess and solutions to manage your situation. Enquire today and we can start your journey to wellness
Do you find yourself struggling to cope and finding a sense of hope? Is your life currently chaotic and overwhelming that you maybe finding it hard to find balance or have you found that you've been trying so hard to cope and manage your issues and it has failed you have no way out? Than you have found the right therapist to help you. My form of counselling intervention involves having an all rounded view of ones situations where we can find cause, assess and solutions to manage your situation. Enquire today and we can start your journey to wellness
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Jayne L Cat
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
Hi, have you been experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, adjustment disorder / stress, anger, PTSD, burnout, sleep problems,
Hi, have you been experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, adjustment disorder / stress, anger, PTSD, burnout, sleep problems,
(02) 8105 5272 View (02) 8105 5272
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Mickey Skidmore
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160  (Online Only)
My primary clinical focus is on grief & loss, and associated issues of depression and anxiety. I provide services exclusively online (tele-health) to emphasise flexibility and scheduling convenience (eliminating travel and parking hassles) while ensuring increased privacy in the comfort in your own environment. My primary approach to therapy emphasises Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing methods that are underscored and influenced by Ericksonian Approaches to hypnosis and psychotherapy. I also have a strong passion for providing clinical supervision and services to other professionals.
My primary clinical focus is on grief & loss, and associated issues of depression and anxiety. I provide services exclusively online (tele-health) to emphasise flexibility and scheduling convenience (eliminating travel and parking hassles) while ensuring increased privacy in the comfort in your own environment. My primary approach to therapy emphasises Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing methods that are underscored and influenced by Ericksonian Approaches to hypnosis and psychotherapy. I also have a strong passion for providing clinical supervision and services to other professionals.
(02) 8294 2030 View (02) 8294 2030
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Debbie Viengkham
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrylands, NSW 2160
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to change, and keen to understand their own behaviours and motivations in hopes for a more balanced life. I have a passion for understanding human behaviour, our motivations and what influences our choices, decisions, and actions whether conscious or subconscious. I find the dynamics between people and their environment fascinating, and how individual differences allow us to perceive the world in our own unique ways.
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to change, and keen to understand their own behaviours and motivations in hopes for a more balanced life. I have a passion for understanding human behaviour, our motivations and what influences our choices, decisions, and actions whether conscious or subconscious. I find the dynamics between people and their environment fascinating, and how individual differences allow us to perceive the world in our own unique ways.
(02) 7804 4203 View (02) 7804 4203
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Gissia Castelnoble
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I am an educational and developmental psychologist with a particular interest in childhood, adolescent, and adult mental health, resilience building, and positive well-being. I practise from my clinic and provide specialised support to clients of all ages, empowering them to work through and achieve their treatment goals in a caring and safe environment.
I am an educational and developmental psychologist with a particular interest in childhood, adolescent, and adult mental health, resilience building, and positive well-being. I practise from my clinic and provide specialised support to clients of all ages, empowering them to work through and achieve their treatment goals in a caring and safe environment.
(02) 7804 4890 View (02) 7804 4890
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Bulent Bill Ada
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
My ideal client is committed to personal growth and eager to engage in therapy for issues like anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, or relationship difficulties. They seek a safe, therapeutic space to explore emotions and build resilience. Utilising CBT, ACT, EMDR, DBT, and Schema Therapy, I guide them to develop practical coping skills and challenge unhelpful thought patterns. Their goals include overcoming mental health challenges and enhancing relationships. Motivated by a desire for a fulfilling life, they value the transformative journey that our integrated, evidence-based approaches facilitate towards lasting wellbeing.
My ideal client is committed to personal growth and eager to engage in therapy for issues like anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, or relationship difficulties. They seek a safe, therapeutic space to explore emotions and build resilience. Utilising CBT, ACT, EMDR, DBT, and Schema Therapy, I guide them to develop practical coping skills and challenge unhelpful thought patterns. Their goals include overcoming mental health challenges and enhancing relationships. Motivated by a desire for a fulfilling life, they value the transformative journey that our integrated, evidence-based approaches facilitate towards lasting wellbeing.
(02) 7804 4915 View (02) 7804 4915
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Patricia Bakri
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I am a skilled and grounded counsellor of many years’ experience and registered as a clinical counsellor with PACFA, I have extensive experience with supporting children, young adolescents, and adults across a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety and mood disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, behavioural disorders, grief and loss and work/life stress.
I am a skilled and grounded counsellor of many years’ experience and registered as a clinical counsellor with PACFA, I have extensive experience with supporting children, young adolescents, and adults across a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety and mood disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, behavioural disorders, grief and loss and work/life stress.
(02) 7804 4691 View (02) 7804 4691
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Sarah Saddik
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
“Thank you for reaching out and taking the first, and hardest step towards a better life. I’m glad you’re here. No matter where you are in life, how bad you think things are or that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, i look forward to guiding you to a healthier and happier life. I look forward to getting to know you as an individual and to know the details that make you unique; the little parts of you that others just don’t seem to understand. Help and hope work great together, and i look forward to being able to do the same with you!”
“Thank you for reaching out and taking the first, and hardest step towards a better life. I’m glad you’re here. No matter where you are in life, how bad you think things are or that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, i look forward to guiding you to a healthier and happier life. I look forward to getting to know you as an individual and to know the details that make you unique; the little parts of you that others just don’t seem to understand. Help and hope work great together, and i look forward to being able to do the same with you!”
(02) 7804 4266 View (02) 7804 4266
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Nick Cherrie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I'm a registered Psychologist, and primarily utilise CBT and interpersonal therapy to assist clients with a range of mental health concerns, from relationship problems, to work and study stressors, to anxiety or depression.
I'm a registered Psychologist, and primarily utilise CBT and interpersonal therapy to assist clients with a range of mental health concerns, from relationship problems, to work and study stressors, to anxiety or depression.
(02) 7804 4981 View (02) 7804 4981
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Alison Bausse
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I am a Psychologist with over 13 years experience in working with people across a wide range of issues. I am passionate about helping people to find a way to address these difficulties and barriers that they feel are holding them back in life. I specifically enjoy working with those presenting with mood disorders, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, infidelity and parenting but am not limited to these areas in relation to expertise. I am warm, empathetic and non judgmental and strive to create a safe space to explore difficult issues. A positive experience of therapy is my goal for you.
I am a Psychologist with over 13 years experience in working with people across a wide range of issues. I am passionate about helping people to find a way to address these difficulties and barriers that they feel are holding them back in life. I specifically enjoy working with those presenting with mood disorders, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, infidelity and parenting but am not limited to these areas in relation to expertise. I am warm, empathetic and non judgmental and strive to create a safe space to explore difficult issues. A positive experience of therapy is my goal for you.
(02) 8294 7467 View (02) 8294 7467
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Tanya Riebel
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
(02) 7804 4531 View (02) 7804 4531
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Willow Tree Counselling
Psychologist, MA, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
Willow Tree Counselling service is a specialised counselling service for people who have experienced Trauma and Attachment issues and other difficult life experiences. My approach is informed by research about the remarkable ability of people to survive and thrive after experiencing trauma. I am informed by practiced based evidence (Scott Miller) which means the therapy is tailored around what works for you. This means that I will check in with you throughout your therapy to see how helpful it is for you and adjust our focus so that you get an individualised therapy and, most importantly, one that you find helpful.
Willow Tree Counselling service is a specialised counselling service for people who have experienced Trauma and Attachment issues and other difficult life experiences. My approach is informed by research about the remarkable ability of people to survive and thrive after experiencing trauma. I am informed by practiced based evidence (Scott Miller) which means the therapy is tailored around what works for you. This means that I will check in with you throughout your therapy to see how helpful it is for you and adjust our focus so that you get an individualised therapy and, most importantly, one that you find helpful.
(02) 9053 4696 View (02) 9053 4696
Michelle Pal
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160  (Online Only)
In therapy I can help with mental health and relationship issues such as: confidence and assertiveness; reducing worry and negative thinking; having better relationships; managing low moods or mood swings; overcome imposter syndrome; or decrease sexual dysunction. I treat clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar. I also work with adults on relationship issues, and with couples using the Gottman Model of Couples Therapy. I also am passionate about social justice and regularly provide assessments and report for criminal court proceedings including bail application, S14 applications, and sentencing reports.
In therapy I can help with mental health and relationship issues such as: confidence and assertiveness; reducing worry and negative thinking; having better relationships; managing low moods or mood swings; overcome imposter syndrome; or decrease sexual dysunction. I treat clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar. I also work with adults on relationship issues, and with couples using the Gottman Model of Couples Therapy. I also am passionate about social justice and regularly provide assessments and report for criminal court proceedings including bail application, S14 applications, and sentencing reports.
(02) 8294 8062 View (02) 8294 8062
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Fazeela Moghal
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I love to work with people who are interested in overcoming life challenges and keen on personal growth, gaining insight and self improvement. My areas of interest and expertise are Depression/Post Natal Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Workplace injury Bullying, Stress, and anger management Interpersonal and relationship difficulties Parenting, Miscarriage / Loss of baby, Trauma/Abuse, Personality Disorders Domestic Violence, Disability, Self-harm Suicidal Ideation
I love to work with people who are interested in overcoming life challenges and keen on personal growth, gaining insight and self improvement. My areas of interest and expertise are Depression/Post Natal Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Workplace injury Bullying, Stress, and anger management Interpersonal and relationship difficulties Parenting, Miscarriage / Loss of baby, Trauma/Abuse, Personality Disorders Domestic Violence, Disability, Self-harm Suicidal Ideation
(02) 8105 5759 View (02) 8105 5759
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Nuh Mikail Imanov
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I was told nothing could be done & I had a chemical imbalance. I was would have to manage being sick for the rest of my life. And I was naive enough to believe them. I was stuck, misunderstood & belittled. I got unstuck & journeyed towards health, I was blessed with learning & experiencing so many priceless skills & lessons on this journey. However, this isn't about me, It's about you. If your struggling & your not against giving it a try. Reach out. Confidential & judgement free. Peace be with you
I was told nothing could be done & I had a chemical imbalance. I was would have to manage being sick for the rest of my life. And I was naive enough to believe them. I was stuck, misunderstood & belittled. I got unstuck & journeyed towards health, I was blessed with learning & experiencing so many priceless skills & lessons on this journey. However, this isn't about me, It's about you. If your struggling & your not against giving it a try. Reach out. Confidential & judgement free. Peace be with you
(02) 7804 4671 View (02) 7804 4671
Photo of Jonathan Righetti, Psychotherapist in Merrylands, NSW
Jonathan Righetti
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I enjoy establishing an authentic relationship by means of an unconventional therapeutic process, particularly when working with young people. I provide a compassionate and insightful approach to therapy as I journey with my clients through a variety of challenges they may face. Our life experience, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow. I believe that with the right tools, empathic support, and personal determination, we can live life with confidence and become the best version of ourselves.
I enjoy establishing an authentic relationship by means of an unconventional therapeutic process, particularly when working with young people. I provide a compassionate and insightful approach to therapy as I journey with my clients through a variety of challenges they may face. Our life experience, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow. I believe that with the right tools, empathic support, and personal determination, we can live life with confidence and become the best version of ourselves.
(02) 7804 4773 View (02) 7804 4773
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Silvia Din
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
The impact of life experiences and situations can sometimes be unbearable. We can often feel overwhelmed and stuck, wondering “Will this ever end?”. If you resonate with this, you are not alone. Please reach out! There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
The impact of life experiences and situations can sometimes be unbearable. We can often feel overwhelmed and stuck, wondering “Will this ever end?”. If you resonate with this, you are not alone. Please reach out! There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
(02) 8609 3753 View (02) 8609 3753
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Helen Ng
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
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Daniella Saleme
Psychologist, MACPA
Verified Verified
Merrylands, NSW 2160  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
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Number of Counsellors in Merrylands, NSW

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Merrylands, NSW who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Coping Skills
87% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Bupa
65% Medicare Rebates
53% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Merrylands, NSW see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Merrylands?

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.