Counselling in Terrigal, NSW

Photo of Gerard Dunning, Counsellor in Terrigal, NSW
Gerard Dunning
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
(02) 4306 7665 View (02) 4306 7665
Photo of Deborah Lowndes, Psychotherapist in Terrigal, NSW
Deborah Lowndes
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
I am a recent graduate of psychotherapy and councilling. My passion lies in helping individuals discover and cultivate their best version of self through empowerment and strength-based practice.
I am a recent graduate of psychotherapy and councilling. My passion lies in helping individuals discover and cultivate their best version of self through empowerment and strength-based practice.
(02) 4312 8501 View (02) 4312 8501
Photo of Helen Brereton, Psychotherapist in Terrigal, NSW
Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
(02) 4307 6133 View (02) 4307 6133
Photo of Jacs Powell, Psychotherapist in Terrigal, NSW
Jacs Powell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I hold an empathic and safe space for you to make sense of transitional life stages including young adulthood, parenthood, retirement, separation and grief. These rites of passage can feel overwhelming, exhausting, burdensome and uncertain. It can be a lonely time, but it does not have to be. Sessions with me are a time to pause, connect and unpack what you are carrying through the lens of an intergenerational, developmental, attachment-theory, trauma informed and interpersonal neurobiological process. I work in depth and relationally with clients who want to experience impactful and meaningful connection, support and healing.
I hold an empathic and safe space for you to make sense of transitional life stages including young adulthood, parenthood, retirement, separation and grief. These rites of passage can feel overwhelming, exhausting, burdensome and uncertain. It can be a lonely time, but it does not have to be. Sessions with me are a time to pause, connect and unpack what you are carrying through the lens of an intergenerational, developmental, attachment-theory, trauma informed and interpersonal neurobiological process. I work in depth and relationally with clients who want to experience impactful and meaningful connection, support and healing.
(02) 4307 5995 View (02) 4307 5995
Photo of Mindful Synergi, Psychotherapist in Terrigal, NSW
Mindful Synergi
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
(02) 4306 7753 View (02) 4306 7753
Photo of Sarah Gilligan, Counsellor in Terrigal, NSW
Sarah Gilligan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
(02) 4307 6208 View (02) 4307 6208
Photo of Alex Corcoran, Psychologist in Terrigal, NSW
Alex Corcoran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
(02) 4306 7875 View (02) 4306 7875
Photo of Amanda J. Birkbeck in Terrigal, NSW
Amanda J. Birkbeck
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260
From Mindful Synergi's serene Terrigal space I extend an invitation for you to embark on a transformative journey towards healing. Whether you are grappling with past traumas, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, or seeking a refuge for self-discovery, our sessions provide a nurturing environment for expression, processing, exploration, integration, and growth. Through narrative therapy, positive psychology, and the language of art, we can navigate the complexities of your experiences, allowing the colours, shapes, and textures to articulate the emotions that can be so difficult to put into words.
From Mindful Synergi's serene Terrigal space I extend an invitation for you to embark on a transformative journey towards healing. Whether you are grappling with past traumas, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, or seeking a refuge for self-discovery, our sessions provide a nurturing environment for expression, processing, exploration, integration, and growth. Through narrative therapy, positive psychology, and the language of art, we can navigate the complexities of your experiences, allowing the colours, shapes, and textures to articulate the emotions that can be so difficult to put into words.
(02) 4306 7274 View (02) 4306 7274
Photo of Raichel Green Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Terrigal, NSW
Raichel Green Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260  (Online Only)
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia however Telehealth counselling service can be provided and are available Australia wide. ​ We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a particular interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia however Telehealth counselling service can be provided and are available Australia wide. ​ We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a particular interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
(02) 4307 6470 View (02) 4307 6470
Moving Forward Clinical Psychologists
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
(02) 4307 6974 View (02) 4307 6974
Photo of Living Well Psychology Clinic, Psychologist in Terrigal, NSW
Living Well Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
(02) 4306 7670 View (02) 4306 7670
Photo of Cherie Gardner, Psychotherapist in Terrigal, NSW
Cherie Gardner
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
(02) 4307 5346 View (02) 4307 5346
Photo of Dr Marcelo Rodriguez, Psychologist in Terrigal, NSW
Dr Marcelo Rodriguez
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Individuals who are navigating a complex modern world and are experiencing psychological disorders need care. Psychological treatment that is evidence-based and works can make a difference to people’s lives.
Individuals who are navigating a complex modern world and are experiencing psychological disorders need care. Psychological treatment that is evidence-based and works can make a difference to people’s lives.
(02) 9100 0834 View (02) 9100 0834
Photo of White Wolf Counselling, Counsellor in Terrigal, NSW
White Wolf Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Hi, I’m Nancy and I’m a qualified counsellor, trauma informed coach and meditation teacher, with a background in teaching and energy healing. I use my intuition and a holistic lens, as well as evidence-based therapies (e.g. ACT, CBT) to help you find solutions to your challenges and reclaim your peace and wellbeing. I believe that we all have strengths and the ability to heal ourselves but oftentimes, we need some help along the way!
Hi, I’m Nancy and I’m a qualified counsellor, trauma informed coach and meditation teacher, with a background in teaching and energy healing. I use my intuition and a holistic lens, as well as evidence-based therapies (e.g. ACT, CBT) to help you find solutions to your challenges and reclaim your peace and wellbeing. I believe that we all have strengths and the ability to heal ourselves but oftentimes, we need some help along the way!
(02) 4307 6805 View (02) 4307 6805
Photo of Carol-Anne Howlett, Psychotherapist in Terrigal, NSW
Carol-Anne Howlett
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
0413 454 119 View 0413 454 119
Photo of Tess Reid Online Telehealth Counselling, Counsellor in Terrigal, NSW
Tess Reid Online Telehealth Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a compassionate and warm clinical counsellor offering online telehealth sessions Australia wide. I have extensive experience in working with relationship concerns, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, drugs and alcohol, trauma, mood disorders, disordered eating and eating disorders.
Hi, I am a compassionate and warm clinical counsellor offering online telehealth sessions Australia wide. I have extensive experience in working with relationship concerns, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, drugs and alcohol, trauma, mood disorders, disordered eating and eating disorders.
(02) 8599 7298 View (02) 8599 7298
Photo of Sujata Khatri, Credentialed Mental Health Nurse in Terrigal, NSW
Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
Photo of Insightful Minds , Psychologist in Terrigal, NSW
Insightful Minds
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
We are a group of warm and compassionate psychologists committed to providing psychological assessment and evidence based treatment approaches to adults, adolescents and children (10 yrs +) who present with a range of mental health issues. We offer psychological care under Medicare, private paid appointments and NDIS packages (self and plan managed funding). For further information please visit www.insightfulminds.com.au
We are a group of warm and compassionate psychologists committed to providing psychological assessment and evidence based treatment approaches to adults, adolescents and children (10 yrs +) who present with a range of mental health issues. We offer psychological care under Medicare, private paid appointments and NDIS packages (self and plan managed funding). For further information please visit www.insightfulminds.com.au
(02) 4306 7994 View (02) 4306 7994
Photo of Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services, Counsellor in Terrigal, NSW
Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
(02) 4306 7011 View (02) 4306 7011
Photo of Leanne Lott, Counsellor in Terrigal, NSW
Leanne Lott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
(02) 5104 1056 View (02) 5104 1056

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Terrigal, NSW

30+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Terrigal, NSW who prioritize treating:

61% Depression
61% Anxiety
58% Trauma and PTSD
55% Self Esteem
52% Relationship Issues
52% Stress
42% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medibank Private
64% Bupa
55% AHM Health

How Counsellors in Terrigal, NSW see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Terrigal?

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.