Counselling in North Ryde, NSW

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Joyce Ong
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Not accepting new clients
Joyce's clients present with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, life transitions, sexual/gender identity, and self-acceptance. Clients hope to resolve past traumatic experience or adverse childhood experiences to overcome their inner critic to achieve a life of vitality. Joyce's working philosophy is “embracing humanity from within”, which means she sees her role as a helping hand in her client’s journey to resolve their suffering with respect and dignity.
Joyce's clients present with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, life transitions, sexual/gender identity, and self-acceptance. Clients hope to resolve past traumatic experience or adverse childhood experiences to overcome their inner critic to achieve a life of vitality. Joyce's working philosophy is “embracing humanity from within”, which means she sees her role as a helping hand in her client’s journey to resolve their suffering with respect and dignity.
(02) 8503 9961 View (02) 8503 9961
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Alison Turner
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
Alison provides a thoughtful, respectful and caring environment for personal growth, change and well being. Alison’s approach to therapy is based on providing treatment that is tailored to the particular needs, circumstances and personality of her clients. Alison Turner PhD is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, she has many years of experience in private practice where she sees individuals, couples, families and children.
Alison provides a thoughtful, respectful and caring environment for personal growth, change and well being. Alison’s approach to therapy is based on providing treatment that is tailored to the particular needs, circumstances and personality of her clients. Alison Turner PhD is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, she has many years of experience in private practice where she sees individuals, couples, families and children.
(02) 8074 1784 View (02) 8074 1784
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Jasmine Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Ryde, NSW 2113
I enjoy connecting with and understanding each client as a unique individual who deserves a supportive space for exploration and reflection. I am skilled at assisting my clients to explore issues and challenges which interfere with their desired level of wellbeing and personal growth. I help my clients to make sense of their experiences and develop better ways of living and coping through a balance of acceptance and change.
I enjoy connecting with and understanding each client as a unique individual who deserves a supportive space for exploration and reflection. I am skilled at assisting my clients to explore issues and challenges which interfere with their desired level of wellbeing and personal growth. I help my clients to make sense of their experiences and develop better ways of living and coping through a balance of acceptance and change.
(02) 8503 4419 View (02) 8503 4419
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Kav Ambadath
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
You may be here because you are facing life challenges that are possibly impacting your mental and physical well-being. You are not sure where to turn to next nor how to navigate through your experiences. I am here to provide you a safe and confidential space for exploration and growth.
You may be here because you are facing life challenges that are possibly impacting your mental and physical well-being. You are not sure where to turn to next nor how to navigate through your experiences. I am here to provide you a safe and confidential space for exploration and growth.
(02) 7804 4269 View (02) 7804 4269
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Katherine Gambell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Are you looking for someone to process life's issues with? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, abuse, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other issues that you keep you stuck. Are you looking for someone who will walk with you on the journey and seek to really understand you? Maybe you are looking for some deeper understanding of what is going on, some goals to aim for, or some tools to help you along the way? Maybe you just need someone to listen?
Are you looking for someone to process life's issues with? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, abuse, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other issues that you keep you stuck. Are you looking for someone who will walk with you on the journey and seek to really understand you? Maybe you are looking for some deeper understanding of what is going on, some goals to aim for, or some tools to help you along the way? Maybe you just need someone to listen?
(02) 8294 9321 View (02) 8294 9321
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Brenda Felix
Counsellor, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Brenda enjoys working with adults, young people and families in different settings. Her lived experience in supporting people with mental health issues and physical disabilities has contributed to her empathic, non-judgmental and respectful aptitudes. Her passion is to empower and give hope to people who are facing their unique stressful life events, such as life transition, relationship issues, developmental injuries, parenting, grief and loss, abuse, trauma and anxiety.
Brenda enjoys working with adults, young people and families in different settings. Her lived experience in supporting people with mental health issues and physical disabilities has contributed to her empathic, non-judgmental and respectful aptitudes. Her passion is to empower and give hope to people who are facing their unique stressful life events, such as life transition, relationship issues, developmental injuries, parenting, grief and loss, abuse, trauma and anxiety.
(02) 7804 4765 View (02) 7804 4765
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Matti Lee
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
"Feeling stuck?" - This is one of the most common expression for counselling clients. Innerhealth Practice has been helping clients to explore options and exercise solutions in difficult situations. I am passionate about improving health and maintaining harmonious life balance. Life is filled with challenges and joy. If you would like to try a new way of coping, you might prefer working with someone who has been professionally trained in counselling combined with the practical experience. Look no further, make a call today and be in charge of your issue. Nationally Registered & Accredited services by PACFA and ACA.
"Feeling stuck?" - This is one of the most common expression for counselling clients. Innerhealth Practice has been helping clients to explore options and exercise solutions in difficult situations. I am passionate about improving health and maintaining harmonious life balance. Life is filled with challenges and joy. If you would like to try a new way of coping, you might prefer working with someone who has been professionally trained in counselling combined with the practical experience. Look no further, make a call today and be in charge of your issue. Nationally Registered & Accredited services by PACFA and ACA.
(02) 8294 8741 View (02) 8294 8741
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Vonnie Ho
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Vonnie believes in the importance of therapeutic relationships, providing a safe space allowing individuals to feel heard and supported when life is challenging. Vonnie had experiences volunteering in various community and multicultural services, practiced face-to-face, online, and telephone counseling to the individuals. She has worked with individuals, children, and parents, and also immigrants. Growing up in a multicultural environment, Vonnie is able to communicate in English, Chinese and Malay. She also integrates faith issues in counselling for Christian clients as requested.
Vonnie believes in the importance of therapeutic relationships, providing a safe space allowing individuals to feel heard and supported when life is challenging. Vonnie had experiences volunteering in various community and multicultural services, practiced face-to-face, online, and telephone counseling to the individuals. She has worked with individuals, children, and parents, and also immigrants. Growing up in a multicultural environment, Vonnie is able to communicate in English, Chinese and Malay. She also integrates faith issues in counselling for Christian clients as requested.
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Open Sky Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship difficulties, or suffer from more complex problems, we have psychologists and relationship counsellors available to work with you and honour your individual circumstances. Our aim is to help you identify your most authentic inner values, and find a way to live from them more and more each day.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship difficulties, or suffer from more complex problems, we have psychologists and relationship counsellors available to work with you and honour your individual circumstances. Our aim is to help you identify your most authentic inner values, and find a way to live from them more and more each day.
(02) 9158 6314 View (02) 9158 6314
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Petra Phipps
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Ryde, NSW 2113
I particularly enjoy working with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties. I see many individuals, couples and families, who are struggling with disconnection or conflict in their relationships. This disconnection can often lead to discontentment, feelings of isolation, loneliness and just a general feeling of being misunderstood. My aim is to help each person examine their hopes, needs and concerns, and help them find their own path to a healthier, more satisfying day-to-day existence.
I particularly enjoy working with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties. I see many individuals, couples and families, who are struggling with disconnection or conflict in their relationships. This disconnection can often lead to discontentment, feelings of isolation, loneliness and just a general feeling of being misunderstood. My aim is to help each person examine their hopes, needs and concerns, and help them find their own path to a healthier, more satisfying day-to-day existence.
(02) 9159 6224 View (02) 9159 6224
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Phoenix Therapeutic Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Hi there! I work closely with clients to explore how their early attachment experiences impact their current relationship to themself and others. I help clients break negative patterns by creating emotional safety to explore the roots of their pain.
Hi there! I work closely with clients to explore how their early attachment experiences impact their current relationship to themself and others. I help clients break negative patterns by creating emotional safety to explore the roots of their pain.
(02) 8776 3698 View (02) 8776 3698
Photo of Enette Clarette, Counsellor in North Ryde, NSW
Enette Clarette
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
I help people work through trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am passionate about facilitating a safe place where clients can be free to explore their issues, gain strength and discover hope.
I help people work through trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am passionate about facilitating a safe place where clients can be free to explore their issues, gain strength and discover hope.
(02) 7804 4936 View (02) 7804 4936
Photo of Andrew McPherson, Psychologist in North Ryde, NSW
Andrew McPherson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
(02) 9100 0856 View (02) 9100 0856
Photo of Leo Martyn - Crows Nest Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Ryde, NSW
Leo Martyn - Crows Nest Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Leo has been a clinical counsellor in private practice for over 12 years (ACA Level 4) and is an accredited social worker (MAASW). He is also a highly experienced meditation and mindfulness practitioner and student of spiritual and psychological paths. The practice in Crows Nest offers our clients sensitive and attuned counselling and psychotherapy services supportive of compassionate insight and empowerment for you to unpack and transform your mental health and personal life journey. Our space is friendly and safe counselling and psychotherapy space for individuals and couples to unpack and work through their concerns.
Leo has been a clinical counsellor in private practice for over 12 years (ACA Level 4) and is an accredited social worker (MAASW). He is also a highly experienced meditation and mindfulness practitioner and student of spiritual and psychological paths. The practice in Crows Nest offers our clients sensitive and attuned counselling and psychotherapy services supportive of compassionate insight and empowerment for you to unpack and transform your mental health and personal life journey. Our space is friendly and safe counselling and psychotherapy space for individuals and couples to unpack and work through their concerns.
(02) 8806 0384 View (02) 8806 0384
Photo of Janine Epere, Psychotherapist in North Ryde, NSW
Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
(02) 4058 4578 View (02) 4058 4578
Photo of Amber Hunter, Psychologist in North Ryde, NSW
Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
(02) 8403 1535 View (02) 8403 1535
Photo of Alberto Florez, Psychotherapist in North Ryde, NSW
Alberto Florez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(02) 9100 0516 View (02) 9100 0516
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Live Well Psychological Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Hanaan Haddad is a registered Psychologist with over ten years' experience in both Australia and the UK. Hanaan is warm and gentle in her approach and provides a safe space for her clients to feel understood while working towards the desired change. Hanaan helps clients uncover the true source of their emotional and behavioural difficulties. Working beyond symptom management to get to the root of early wounds and experiences. Hanaan works collaboratively with clients, guided by her clients inner 'wisdom', to inevitably help build compassion and flexibility towards themselves, others and within their own life's-journey.
Hanaan Haddad is a registered Psychologist with over ten years' experience in both Australia and the UK. Hanaan is warm and gentle in her approach and provides a safe space for her clients to feel understood while working towards the desired change. Hanaan helps clients uncover the true source of their emotional and behavioural difficulties. Working beyond symptom management to get to the root of early wounds and experiences. Hanaan works collaboratively with clients, guided by her clients inner 'wisdom', to inevitably help build compassion and flexibility towards themselves, others and within their own life's-journey.
(02) 9909 6141 View (02) 9909 6141
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Shareen Birges
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
(02) 9159 6730 View (02) 9159 6730
Nathan Sakiris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Ryde, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
1300 049 513 View 1300 049 513

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North Ryde, NSW

20+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in North Ryde, NSW who prioritize treating:

85% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Self Esteem
55% Anger Management

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
86% Medibank Private
43% Other

How Counsellors in North Ryde, NSW see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Ryde?

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.