Counselling in South-Eastern Region, NSW

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Photo of Brianna Van Leeuwen - Little Black Duck Therapy, MSc, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Little Black Duck Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bega, NSW 2550
Therapy can be confronting and uncomfortable but we will aim to make you feel safe and encourage you to be your genuine self by bringing our genuine selves to each session. Our approach to therapy is relationship based, honest and real and we come as a whole humans, sharing our life experiences where it is helpful and relevant
Therapy can be confronting and uncomfortable but we will aim to make you feel safe and encourage you to be your genuine self by bringing our genuine selves to each session. Our approach to therapy is relationship based, honest and real and we come as a whole humans, sharing our life experiences where it is helpful and relevant
(02) 6405 9116 View (02) 6405 9116
Photo of Christopher Cole, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Christopher Cole
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Googong, NSW 2620
Often we move through the world protected and defended trying to keep ourselves emotionally safe, and to maintain the attachments that are important to us. Being authentic in our relationships may not seem to be an option for us all of the time, and this can impact us on a deep level compromising our emotional and social wellbeing, and potentially leading to adverse health outcomes. Often the most damaged relationship in our lives is the one we have with ourselves. Racial, sexual and gender minorities, as well as neurodivergent folk, can be particularly susceptible to prejudice and 'othering' - overtly or covertly. You deserve more
Often we move through the world protected and defended trying to keep ourselves emotionally safe, and to maintain the attachments that are important to us. Being authentic in our relationships may not seem to be an option for us all of the time, and this can impact us on a deep level compromising our emotional and social wellbeing, and potentially leading to adverse health outcomes. Often the most damaged relationship in our lives is the one we have with ourselves. Racial, sexual and gender minorities, as well as neurodivergent folk, can be particularly susceptible to prejudice and 'othering' - overtly or covertly. You deserve more
(02) 5135 5253 View (02) 5135 5253
Photo of Chloe Elizabeth Hulse - CH Psychology, Psychologist
CH Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Goulburn, NSW 2580
I am a registered psychologist working out of Goulburn, Yass and soon the Canberra region. I have previously worked in out of home care settings with adolescents and families, as well as in crisis settings working with complex trauma. I currently work with clients of all ages to meet their therapeutic goals and support their mental health and wellbeing. I take a person-centred, neuroaffirming and trauma informed approach to therapy. I have a special interest in working with neurodivergent clients.
I am a registered psychologist working out of Goulburn, Yass and soon the Canberra region. I have previously worked in out of home care settings with adolescents and families, as well as in crisis settings working with complex trauma. I currently work with clients of all ages to meet their therapeutic goals and support their mental health and wellbeing. I take a person-centred, neuroaffirming and trauma informed approach to therapy. I have a special interest in working with neurodivergent clients.
(02) 3820 7013 View (02) 3820 7013
Photo of Shannon McCabe, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Shannon McCabe
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tumut, NSW 2720
I offer a safe and nurturing space to explore and attend to the challenges you may be experiencing. We can focus on the challenges of processing past experiences, the challenge of present situations, the challenges of relationships or the challenge of better understanding the big questions, 'why am I here', 'what is my purpose'. I offer in person, phone or online sessions. I work with individuals and couples, and am a trained Gottman relationships counsellor.
I offer a safe and nurturing space to explore and attend to the challenges you may be experiencing. We can focus on the challenges of processing past experiences, the challenge of present situations, the challenges of relationships or the challenge of better understanding the big questions, 'why am I here', 'what is my purpose'. I offer in person, phone or online sessions. I work with individuals and couples, and am a trained Gottman relationships counsellor.
(03) 6121 6175 View (03) 6121 6175
Photo of Jade Wren Pearson - Wren Counselling, PACFA, Counsellor
Wren Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Queanbeyan East, NSW 2620  (Online Only)
My wealth of lived experiences including gender transition inform my collaborative client centred counselling approach. Whilst presenting issues may include depression, anxiety, identity incongruence, dysphoria, trauma, interpersonal challenges, addiction, loneliness, and more, I seek to work with the underlying causes as I believe that through addressing the root causes of the presenting symptoms that psychological wellbeing can be achieved without judgement or further pathologisation.
My wealth of lived experiences including gender transition inform my collaborative client centred counselling approach. Whilst presenting issues may include depression, anxiety, identity incongruence, dysphoria, trauma, interpersonal challenges, addiction, loneliness, and more, I seek to work with the underlying causes as I believe that through addressing the root causes of the presenting symptoms that psychological wellbeing can be achieved without judgement or further pathologisation.
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Photo of Daniel Martin, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Daniel Martin
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Batemans Bay, NSW 2536
Dan's desire to help people and curiosity about different ways to improve people’s lives is what drew him to the field. This curiosity has led to him working in several areas of psychology over the years. This openness to new adventures has also led to him living in the USA, Australia, and Singapore. His experience includes individual, group, family and couples counselling. Assessments are offered for mental health, personality or career guidance. Assessment reports are also available for personal or court use.
Dan's desire to help people and curiosity about different ways to improve people’s lives is what drew him to the field. This curiosity has led to him working in several areas of psychology over the years. This openness to new adventures has also led to him living in the USA, Australia, and Singapore. His experience includes individual, group, family and couples counselling. Assessments are offered for mental health, personality or career guidance. Assessment reports are also available for personal or court use.
(02) 8776 3057 View (02) 8776 3057
Photo of Rebecca Creighton - Whole Awareness Counselling, AASW, Counsellor
Whole Awareness Counselling
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Bermagui, NSW 2546
People seeking holistic counselling with Rebecca are often at a point in their lives where they have endured high levels of worry and stress over a long period of time. Their relationships, work, studies, family life and/or self-confidence have been negatively impacted in some way and they are often facing some big changes. Rebecca offers an experienced, sensitive, grounded and caring space to process, develop greater awareness of your current situation, past concerns and exploration of possible strategies for moving forward. Sessions are gently paced and guided by what is important to you and what concerns you are facing.
People seeking holistic counselling with Rebecca are often at a point in their lives where they have endured high levels of worry and stress over a long period of time. Their relationships, work, studies, family life and/or self-confidence have been negatively impacted in some way and they are often facing some big changes. Rebecca offers an experienced, sensitive, grounded and caring space to process, develop greater awareness of your current situation, past concerns and exploration of possible strategies for moving forward. Sessions are gently paced and guided by what is important to you and what concerns you are facing.
(02) 4404 6315 View (02) 4404 6315
Photo of Niko Bakker - Inner Discovery Counselling, MA, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Inner Discovery Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Cooma, NSW 2630
Asking for help can be really hard. This is something I've personally come to realise and over the years I've developed a great deal of respect for all of my clients. Whether you are familiar with therapy and working with mental health professionals, or you are unsure where to begin, I congratulate your efforts in the fact that you've come this far. Searching for support is a great step in the right direction. And I'll help you make many more steps in the right direction, wherever that may be for you.
Asking for help can be really hard. This is something I've personally come to realise and over the years I've developed a great deal of respect for all of my clients. Whether you are familiar with therapy and working with mental health professionals, or you are unsure where to begin, I congratulate your efforts in the fact that you've come this far. Searching for support is a great step in the right direction. And I'll help you make many more steps in the right direction, wherever that may be for you.
(02) 6405 9981 View (02) 6405 9981
Photo of Emma louise Brown - KISFA, MA, ACA-L2, Counsellor
KISFA
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Goulburn, NSW 2580
After working in community services for 16 years, I took the leap into further study after identifying gaps in the support I was observing in the mental health sector. I Have now completed my Master of Counselling and established Keeping Individual Services For All or KISFA in order to provide quality mental health intervention to clients of any age, background or experiences.
After working in community services for 16 years, I took the leap into further study after identifying gaps in the support I was observing in the mental health sector. I Have now completed my Master of Counselling and established Keeping Individual Services For All or KISFA in order to provide quality mental health intervention to clients of any age, background or experiences.
(02) 3819 7829 View (02) 3819 7829
Photo of Mike Holl, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mike Holl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Googong, NSW 2620
I work with people, families and couples in a safe working space to support empowerment and healing. As a qualified and experienced therapist I offer 20 years experience drawn from work within counselling services in the UK, France & Australia. Initially trained in Person Centred Psychotherapy I went on to be trained in Family Therapy which supports a contextual understanding of the person, their situation ,their relationships as well as their struggles. My approach supports people so that they are more likely to draw on their own strengths & values while feeling resourced and able to bring about changes in their life.
I work with people, families and couples in a safe working space to support empowerment and healing. As a qualified and experienced therapist I offer 20 years experience drawn from work within counselling services in the UK, France & Australia. Initially trained in Person Centred Psychotherapy I went on to be trained in Family Therapy which supports a contextual understanding of the person, their situation ,their relationships as well as their struggles. My approach supports people so that they are more likely to draw on their own strengths & values while feeling resourced and able to bring about changes in their life.
(02) 5133 6433 View (02) 5133 6433
Photo of Robyn Koski - Rise Health & Wellness, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Rise Health & Wellness
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Nethercote, NSW 2549  (Online Only)
Can you remember a time when you felt your best - happy, healthy and comfortable in your body and mind, full of energy and excited for the day even if it was a work day? This shouldn't be a distant memory and if it is, you have come to the right place (and well done for coming this far!). Perhaps you know the potential you have but need a hand realising it, or maybe you are in a bit of a 'rut' and need help finding your way out. Im here to help you become a better version of you. One where you feel you are successful, happy and healthy and also where you feel you are living your authentic life.
Can you remember a time when you felt your best - happy, healthy and comfortable in your body and mind, full of energy and excited for the day even if it was a work day? This shouldn't be a distant memory and if it is, you have come to the right place (and well done for coming this far!). Perhaps you know the potential you have but need a hand realising it, or maybe you are in a bit of a 'rut' and need help finding your way out. Im here to help you become a better version of you. One where you feel you are successful, happy and healthy and also where you feel you are living your authentic life.
0424 263 440 View 0424 263 440
Photo of Alex Dinsmore - You & Me Therapy, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
You & Me Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, NSW 2536
Hi, I am Alexandra. I am a qualified social worker, with lived experience. I know how it feels to need support. I work with individuals who have a mental health diagnosis. I will walk alongside you on your mental health journey. I offer a non-judgemental space where you can talk to me about your journey and goals for the future.
Hi, I am Alexandra. I am a qualified social worker, with lived experience. I know how it feels to need support. I work with individuals who have a mental health diagnosis. I will walk alongside you on your mental health journey. I offer a non-judgemental space where you can talk to me about your journey and goals for the future.
(02) 4404 0613 View (02) 4404 0613
Photo of Liz Bellette-Stubbs, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Liz Bellette-Stubbs
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merimbula, NSW 2548
I work collaboratively with clients to identify their unique needs and develop personalized strategies to achieve their goals and improve well-being.
I work collaboratively with clients to identify their unique needs and develop personalized strategies to achieve their goals and improve well-being.
(02) 6404 9998 View (02) 6404 9998
Photo of Edward Croger, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Edward Croger
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Narooma, NSW 2546
I am a clinical psychologist working in private practice. I provide both short and long-term therapy to individuals. I practice in-person and online. My work prioritises warmth and compassion and I aim to foster a genuine human connection with my clients. I work collaboratively, so both the goals of therapy and the way in which therapy occurs is agreed upon. I utilise multiple therapeutic modalities, adapting how I work to the person I am working with. I keep up-to date with the most effective practices to facilitate growth and healing.
I am a clinical psychologist working in private practice. I provide both short and long-term therapy to individuals. I practice in-person and online. My work prioritises warmth and compassion and I aim to foster a genuine human connection with my clients. I work collaboratively, so both the goals of therapy and the way in which therapy occurs is agreed upon. I utilise multiple therapeutic modalities, adapting how I work to the person I am working with. I keep up-to date with the most effective practices to facilitate growth and healing.
(02) 4404 0931 View (02) 4404 0931
Photo of Dr Beatriz Martin Monzon, PhD, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member, Psychologist
Dr Beatriz Martin Monzon
Psychologist, PhD, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Batemans Bay, NSW 2536
I enjoy supporting people who are becoming aware of aspects of their lives that aren't working anymore and are ready to change things :) I feel very passionate about supporting teenagers who need encouragement to be themselves. I also have a lot to provide to migrants and people who live away from their families. Helping people to understand why we feel anxious and depressed, why we may have compulsions, overeat or restrict our food, etc. are crucial aspects of my job, that I love. Becoming aware of why we experience these symptoms is the first step to change them, which we will do too.
I enjoy supporting people who are becoming aware of aspects of their lives that aren't working anymore and are ready to change things :) I feel very passionate about supporting teenagers who need encouragement to be themselves. I also have a lot to provide to migrants and people who live away from their families. Helping people to understand why we feel anxious and depressed, why we may have compulsions, overeat or restrict our food, etc. are crucial aspects of my job, that I love. Becoming aware of why we experience these symptoms is the first step to change them, which we will do too.
(02) 4406 4917 View (02) 4406 4917
Photo of Andre de Jager, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Andre de Jager
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tumut, NSW 2720
Waitlist for new clients
From time to time even the strongest and most resilient among us need a helping hand to navigate through challenging times. I aim to provide a safe, supportive environment where you will feel respected and valued.
From time to time even the strongest and most resilient among us need a helping hand to navigate through challenging times. I aim to provide a safe, supportive environment where you will feel respected and valued.
(02) 5655 3409 View (02) 5655 3409
Photo of Ian Benjamin, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Ian Benjamin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Moruya, NSW 2537
Feeling stuck? Stressed-out? Need relief? Ian Benjamin Psychology is a face-to-face (Moruya, NSW) and telehealth (video or phone) psychology service for people aged 16 years and older. Through the Medicare Benefits Scheme (Better Access), focussed psychological strategies are offered to help those experiencing mental health challenges. A referral from your GP allows up to 10 sessions per calendar year. For approved low-income earners, fees are bulk-billed - no gap fee! For others, session fees are $110 (Mastercard/Visa) - much less than the APS recommended fee of $300 an hour, and a $93.35 rebate can be recovered (i.e. $16.65 gap).
Feeling stuck? Stressed-out? Need relief? Ian Benjamin Psychology is a face-to-face (Moruya, NSW) and telehealth (video or phone) psychology service for people aged 16 years and older. Through the Medicare Benefits Scheme (Better Access), focussed psychological strategies are offered to help those experiencing mental health challenges. A referral from your GP allows up to 10 sessions per calendar year. For approved low-income earners, fees are bulk-billed - no gap fee! For others, session fees are $110 (Mastercard/Visa) - much less than the APS recommended fee of $300 an hour, and a $93.35 rebate can be recovered (i.e. $16.65 gap).
(02) 4404 6432 View (02) 4404 6432
Photo of Karen Andrews, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Karen Andrews
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moruya, NSW 2537
I am a registered psychologist working in Moruya. I currently work both in private practice and for a first responder/emergency service. I was formerly a primary school teacher and worked as a psychologist in school settings, both in Sydney and in rural NSW. I have an extensive understanding of child and adolescent development and a passion for working with all ages. I have particular experience with trauma and have been trained in trauma focused CBT.
I am a registered psychologist working in Moruya. I currently work both in private practice and for a first responder/emergency service. I was formerly a primary school teacher and worked as a psychologist in school settings, both in Sydney and in rural NSW. I have an extensive understanding of child and adolescent development and a passion for working with all ages. I have particular experience with trauma and have been trained in trauma focused CBT.
(02) 4401 9118 View (02) 4401 9118
Photo of Claire Peschel - Petra Counselling, ACA-L3, Counsellor
Petra Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Queanbeyan West, NSW 2620  (Online Only)
Whether you are looking to move past anxiety and depression, longing for deeper connections with yourself and others, or have a specific obstacle you wish to overcome, Petra counselling was formed with you in mind.
Whether you are looking to move past anxiety and depression, longing for deeper connections with yourself and others, or have a specific obstacle you wish to overcome, Petra counselling was formed with you in mind.
(03) 7302 2102 View (03) 7302 2102
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Bridie Macgillicuddy
Verified Verified
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
Our work together is collaborative in nature, with your needs and goals always driving the pace of therapy.
Our work together is collaborative in nature, with your needs and goals always driving the pace of therapy.
(02) 5120 0522 View (02) 5120 0522
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Number of Counsellors in South-Eastern Region, NSW

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in South-Eastern Region, NSW who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
80% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Self Esteem
63% Stress
57% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Medicare Rebates
47% Bupa
41% Other

How Counsellors in South-Eastern Region, NSW see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in South-Eastern Region?

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.