Counselling in Saint Ives, NSW

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Allegra Styles
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Allegra enjoys working with clients on their journey to finding understanding, coping strategies, and healing. She offers a safe space where clients feel supported to explore their difficulties, improve their mental well-being, enhance relationships, and build resilience.
Allegra enjoys working with clients on their journey to finding understanding, coping strategies, and healing. She offers a safe space where clients feel supported to explore their difficulties, improve their mental well-being, enhance relationships, and build resilience.
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Eitan Dekel - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
As a collaborative, integrative and highly experienced therapist, I delve deeply into understanding the origins of problems to offer compassionate support, direction, and practical feedback, empowering individuals on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With over 35 years of diverse experience in community mental health, hospitals, Headspace, and private practice, I specialize in guiding individuals through their emotional challenges. I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds, addressing all sorts of emotional challenges such as anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and various life transitions.
As a collaborative, integrative and highly experienced therapist, I delve deeply into understanding the origins of problems to offer compassionate support, direction, and practical feedback, empowering individuals on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With over 35 years of diverse experience in community mental health, hospitals, Headspace, and private practice, I specialize in guiding individuals through their emotional challenges. I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds, addressing all sorts of emotional challenges such as anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and various life transitions.
(02) 8403 2869 View (02) 8403 2869
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Peter Foster
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I provide counselling to individuals, couples and families at my consulting room in Hornsby, online by Zoom or telephone, or by visiting clients in their homes or other preferred locations within 30 minutes driving time from Hornsby.
I provide counselling to individuals, couples and families at my consulting room in Hornsby, online by Zoom or telephone, or by visiting clients in their homes or other preferred locations within 30 minutes driving time from Hornsby.
(02) 6189 2714 View (02) 6189 2714
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Jimmy Muecke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0913 View (02) 9100 0913
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Renew Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I am JH Venter a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of public and private sector settings, recently leading a team of mental health professionals at UNSW, where we cared for the student population. I am passionate about helping clients to achieve their full potential. I support clients transitioning into adulthood and adults navigating various life stages and obstacles by providing evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I am JH Venter a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of public and private sector settings, recently leading a team of mental health professionals at UNSW, where we cared for the student population. I am passionate about helping clients to achieve their full potential. I support clients transitioning into adulthood and adults navigating various life stages and obstacles by providing evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy.
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Penny Dillon
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I am a counsellor, clinical nutritionist, mental health first aid trainer and parent to three teenage boys. I support people dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, work-life balance, trauma, substance abuse, parenting struggles and grief. ​​ As a qualified clinical nutritionist I also support people looking to lose weight or struggling with their relationship with food. I work to support you from the very first session, so that you leave feeling more aware, more empowered, and have the tools to help tackle the challenges you are facing.
I am a counsellor, clinical nutritionist, mental health first aid trainer and parent to three teenage boys. I support people dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, work-life balance, trauma, substance abuse, parenting struggles and grief. ​​ As a qualified clinical nutritionist I also support people looking to lose weight or struggling with their relationship with food. I work to support you from the very first session, so that you leave feeling more aware, more empowered, and have the tools to help tackle the challenges you are facing.
(02) 8403 0340 View (02) 8403 0340
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Kim Ambor
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I work with a range of clients as I have 3 main specialities: I work with couples and families (Gottman therapist) I help WorkCover clients (SIRA accredited) I help clients who have had trauma or health related issues (EMDR)
I work with a range of clients as I have 3 main specialities: I work with couples and families (Gottman therapist) I help WorkCover clients (SIRA accredited) I help clients who have had trauma or health related issues (EMDR)
(02) 9100 0330 View (02) 9100 0330
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Anita Blakeley-Smith
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075  (Online Only)
I am warm, open and experienced Doctor of clinical psychology who works with all sorts of issues, big and small, from life adjustment issues to mental health difficulties. My focus is on mental health wellness. I work with proven psychology treatments for mood and relationship issues for all ages, including couples.  I aim to treat each client as an individual with their own unique biology, personal history, strengths and areas for change, utilising a collaborative approach to provide your own program of evidence based intervention. 
I am warm, open and experienced Doctor of clinical psychology who works with all sorts of issues, big and small, from life adjustment issues to mental health difficulties. My focus is on mental health wellness. I work with proven psychology treatments for mood and relationship issues for all ages, including couples.  I aim to treat each client as an individual with their own unique biology, personal history, strengths and areas for change, utilising a collaborative approach to provide your own program of evidence based intervention. 
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Werner Teichert
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
(02) 4077 2914 View (02) 4077 2914
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Hornsby Kuringai Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Jacqueline Schell welcomes the assessment and treatment of complex clinical presentations of children and adolescents. She has a special interest in ADHD and Learning Difficulties, Attention and Working Memory Training. She seeks to help parents understand their child's presenting difficulties and to guide treatment targets toward a favourable outcome.
Jacqueline Schell welcomes the assessment and treatment of complex clinical presentations of children and adolescents. She has a special interest in ADHD and Learning Difficulties, Attention and Working Memory Training. She seeks to help parents understand their child's presenting difficulties and to guide treatment targets toward a favourable outcome.
(02) 9159 3796 View (02) 9159 3796
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Leanne Matheson
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
There are many reasons why you might be thinking of seeing a psychologist, or perhaps someone who cares about you has suggested it. Perhaps you are facing stressful work and life transitions, relationship difficulties, coping with loss and grief, managing the impact of trauma, experiencing difficulties with mood (such as depression or anxiety), or are impacted by substance use, parenting and family stress or life in general. My aim is to help you navigate your challenges in a safe, supportive environment, at a pace that works best for you.
There are many reasons why you might be thinking of seeing a psychologist, or perhaps someone who cares about you has suggested it. Perhaps you are facing stressful work and life transitions, relationship difficulties, coping with loss and grief, managing the impact of trauma, experiencing difficulties with mood (such as depression or anxiety), or are impacted by substance use, parenting and family stress or life in general. My aim is to help you navigate your challenges in a safe, supportive environment, at a pace that works best for you.
(02) 8403 2670 View (02) 8403 2670
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Cath Baker
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075  (Online Only)
Transformative counsellor and coach, helping to unlock potential. Helping Individuals, ADHD Coaching, Couples/Relationships, Teams and Business Coaching. I can help with a wide range of challenges and focus on how you can use your Strengths and reach your goals.
Transformative counsellor and coach, helping to unlock potential. Helping Individuals, ADHD Coaching, Couples/Relationships, Teams and Business Coaching. I can help with a wide range of challenges and focus on how you can use your Strengths and reach your goals.
(02) 9909 6118 View (02) 9909 6118
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Mona Ghafourian - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I am a registered clinical psychologist, who is warm and empathic, and enjoy working with a range of clients. Using a holistic approach, I take the time to learn about my clients and consider a number of factors that may be contributing to their concerns or issues. I have experience working in private and hospital settings and treating a number of issues, including anxiety and stress, mood disorders, anger issues, low self-esteem and confidence, and relationship and personal issues.
I am a registered clinical psychologist, who is warm and empathic, and enjoy working with a range of clients. Using a holistic approach, I take the time to learn about my clients and consider a number of factors that may be contributing to their concerns or issues. I have experience working in private and hospital settings and treating a number of issues, including anxiety and stress, mood disorders, anger issues, low self-esteem and confidence, and relationship and personal issues.
(02) 8403 1075 View (02) 8403 1075
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Luciana Zeni
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
(02) 8403 0009 View (02) 8403 0009
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Jacqueline Schell
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
With over 18 years of experience, Jackie is a trusted and experienced clinical psychologist with an established Practice at Hornsby Kuringai Psychology in Sydney's north. Jackie has current capacity for School Readiness Assessment. Ensuring that your child is prepared for their educational journey is crucial, and Jackie is here to help.
With over 18 years of experience, Jackie is a trusted and experienced clinical psychologist with an established Practice at Hornsby Kuringai Psychology in Sydney's north. Jackie has current capacity for School Readiness Assessment. Ensuring that your child is prepared for their educational journey is crucial, and Jackie is here to help.
(02) 8403 0050 View (02) 8403 0050
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Alexander Webb
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Not accepting new clients
Welcome, I'm glad you have come across my profile. While I welcome all enquiries, I can help you address attachment issues, trauma, men’s issues, and existential concerns. With my lived experience in attachment trauma and family system dysfunction, studies in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and range of client work, I have an in-depth appreciation for what ‘doing the work’ entails. I partake in therapy myself, I am a Sessional Lecturer at the Ikon Institute of Australia, and am passionate about and dedicated to this work.
Welcome, I'm glad you have come across my profile. While I welcome all enquiries, I can help you address attachment issues, trauma, men’s issues, and existential concerns. With my lived experience in attachment trauma and family system dysfunction, studies in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and range of client work, I have an in-depth appreciation for what ‘doing the work’ entails. I partake in therapy myself, I am a Sessional Lecturer at the Ikon Institute of Australia, and am passionate about and dedicated to this work.
(02) 4077 2831 View (02) 4077 2831
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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
(02) 9158 6576 View (02) 9158 6576
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Better Counselling Practice
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
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Pumla Coleman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
(02) 9100 0529 View (02) 9100 0529
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Live Well Psychological Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
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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Number of Counsellors in Saint Ives, NSW

30+

Average cost per session

$195

Counsellors in Saint Ives, NSW who prioritize treating:

78% Anxiety
72% Depression
66% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
59% Self Esteem
56% Life Transitions
53% Parenting

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
33% Bupa
33% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Saint Ives, NSW see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Ives?

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.