Counselling in Newcastle, NSW

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Zachary Herron
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
(02) 4012 0523 View (02) 4012 0523
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Renee Bennett
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
(02) 4071 2471 View (02) 4071 2471
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
(02) 4077 2916 View (02) 4077 2916
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JMW Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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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Newcastle Anxiety Clinic
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Luke is a Clinical Psychologist with experience providing individual and group therapy for adults experiencing a range of difficulties. He has a particular interest in working with people who are having difficulties with anxiety, stress, or low mood. Luke uses an evidence-based and collaborative approach to treatment, and attempts to practice in a genuine manner to help clients feel comfortable in sharing their experiences. He attempts to balance sessions in a way whereby clients are provided with increased insight into their concerns, as well as opportunities to learn and practice new skills.
Luke is a Clinical Psychologist with experience providing individual and group therapy for adults experiencing a range of difficulties. He has a particular interest in working with people who are having difficulties with anxiety, stress, or low mood. Luke uses an evidence-based and collaborative approach to treatment, and attempts to practice in a genuine manner to help clients feel comfortable in sharing their experiences. He attempts to balance sessions in a way whereby clients are provided with increased insight into their concerns, as well as opportunities to learn and practice new skills.
(02) 4005 0023 View (02) 4005 0023
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Carla Bonetti
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified 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
Holly Bolton
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
If you’re looking to improve yourself, break out of a cycle of unhealthy thinking and behaviour, or deal with topics and conversation you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your family/ friends about, there is a space for you.
If you’re looking to improve yourself, break out of a cycle of unhealthy thinking and behaviour, or deal with topics and conversation you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your family/ friends about, there is a space for you.
(02) 4005 2948 View (02) 4005 2948
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Nicole Duffy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Nicole knows how powerful psychotherapy can be in supporting us to be our best selves. She knows that at the end of the day, we are all doing our best to navigate the twists and turns, ebbs and flows, of life. Nicole aims to provide a calm, curious, and contemplative therapeutic atmosphere. She works with adolescents and adults with a broad scope of concerns, from everyday stressors to complex disorders, including those related to trauma and attachment injury.
Nicole knows how powerful psychotherapy can be in supporting us to be our best selves. She knows that at the end of the day, we are all doing our best to navigate the twists and turns, ebbs and flows, of life. Nicole aims to provide a calm, curious, and contemplative therapeutic atmosphere. She works with adolescents and adults with a broad scope of concerns, from everyday stressors to complex disorders, including those related to trauma and attachment injury.
(02) 4063 1438 View (02) 4063 1438
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Allira Sazdanoff
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a psychologist, with an approach to therapy that is person-centred and holistic in nature, taking into account the many aspects of the human experience and the influences that shape us. I have experience in assessing and providing therapeutic services to adolescents and adults with a diverse range of mental health conditions, and have a special interest in working with complex trauma and dissociation, anxiety, and attachment difficulties. I strive to create safety for individuals to explore their vulnerabilities and am passionate about supporting clients to reduce suffering, to live authentically, and achieve their goals.
I am a psychologist, with an approach to therapy that is person-centred and holistic in nature, taking into account the many aspects of the human experience and the influences that shape us. I have experience in assessing and providing therapeutic services to adolescents and adults with a diverse range of mental health conditions, and have a special interest in working with complex trauma and dissociation, anxiety, and attachment difficulties. I strive to create safety for individuals to explore their vulnerabilities and am passionate about supporting clients to reduce suffering, to live authentically, and achieve their goals.
(02) 4049 4035 View (02) 4049 4035
Begin Again Therapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
At Begin Again Therapy, we are a team of caring and experienced Newcastle psychologists who recognise the importance of relationships in facilitating healing. We have created a psychology clinic with the intention of prioritising safety, connection and compassion. We endeavour to empower people to step into a place of vulnerability and find the strength to embrace their humanness. Working collaboratively, we select and integrate well-researched approaches based on your unique needs, strengths and resources.
At Begin Again Therapy, we are a team of caring and experienced Newcastle psychologists who recognise the importance of relationships in facilitating healing. We have created a psychology clinic with the intention of prioritising safety, connection and compassion. We endeavour to empower people to step into a place of vulnerability and find the strength to embrace their humanness. Working collaboratively, we select and integrate well-researched approaches based on your unique needs, strengths and resources.
(02) 4058 4013 View (02) 4058 4013
Terri Skibowski
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hoping to help people identify the areas they wish to improve and how to get there. Most people have a problematic past, and I have experience working with trauma and domestic violence.
Hoping to help people identify the areas they wish to improve and how to get there. Most people have a problematic past, and I have experience working with trauma and domestic violence.
(07) 2100 4110 View (07) 2100 4110
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Cristelle Gamas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I believe therapy should be individually tailored for clients to work on the goals they identify as important. A non- judgemental and empathetic client centred approach is important and I endeavour to ensure the client feels supported and cared for within a safe space during our sessions together.
I believe therapy should be individually tailored for clients to work on the goals they identify as important. A non- judgemental and empathetic client centred approach is important and I endeavour to ensure the client feels supported and cared for within a safe space during our sessions together.
(02) 4012 6625 View (02) 4012 6625
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Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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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Renae Yarnold
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified 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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The Couples' Therapy Room
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Welcome! I’m Aicha, a French couples counselor with a passion for guiding individuals through the challenging terrain of their relationships. Whether you're experiencing communication breakdowns, constant conflict, trust issues, intimacy challenges, infidelity, the aftermath of betrayal, or navigating major life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, or career changes, I'm dedicated to providing you with the tools and support you need to rebuild and strengthen your relationship.
Welcome! I’m Aicha, a French couples counselor with a passion for guiding individuals through the challenging terrain of their relationships. Whether you're experiencing communication breakdowns, constant conflict, trust issues, intimacy challenges, infidelity, the aftermath of betrayal, or navigating major life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, or career changes, I'm dedicated to providing you with the tools and support you need to rebuild and strengthen your relationship.
(02) 4082 6778 View (02) 4082 6778
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The good space counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
My name is Jo, and I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. As a counsellor at The Good Space Counselling, I aim to help you navigate life’s challenges and empower you to achieve personal growth and well-being.
My name is Jo, and I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. As a counsellor at The Good Space Counselling, I aim to help you navigate life’s challenges and empower you to achieve personal growth and well-being.
(02) 4005 0206 View (02) 4005 0206
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Linda Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Dr Linda Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing accurate diagnosis and effective care for all psychological concerns and conditions.
Dr Linda Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing accurate diagnosis and effective care for all psychological concerns and conditions.
(02) 4058 4603 View (02) 4058 4603
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Chris Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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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Dr Lisa Millar
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newcastle, NSW

100+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in Newcastle, NSW who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
76% Depression
76% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicare Rebates
53% Bupa
41% NDIS

How Counsellors in Newcastle, NSW see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newcastle?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.