Female Counselling in The Entrance, NSW

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Sharon Selby
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Inner Peace Counselling Services provides a service to anyone who may be needing a little extra support facing issues such as domestic violence, mental health, grief & loss. I offer a mature & compassionate approach and am dedicated to improving the well-being and daily outcomes of those impacted by such distressing issues. Inner Peace Counselling Services is an 'NDIS' approved provider. All services are available in clinic face to face, via zoom or phone. 'NDIS' services can also be provided at nursing homes and in care homes via appointment only.
Inner Peace Counselling Services provides a service to anyone who may be needing a little extra support facing issues such as domestic violence, mental health, grief & loss. I offer a mature & compassionate approach and am dedicated to improving the well-being and daily outcomes of those impacted by such distressing issues. Inner Peace Counselling Services is an 'NDIS' approved provider. All services are available in clinic face to face, via zoom or phone. 'NDIS' services can also be provided at nursing homes and in care homes via appointment only.
(02) 4307 5073 View (02) 4307 5073
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Krist Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Entrance, NSW 2261
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
(02) 4306 7982 View (02) 4306 7982
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Liz Crocombe
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Entrance, NSW 2261
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
(02) 4307 5760 View (02) 4307 5760
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Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Entrance, NSW 2261
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
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The Heart & Mind Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
(02) 4326 0725 View (02) 4326 0725
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Natalie Close
Psychologist, PhD, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Dr Natalie Close is a registered psychologist with postgraduate training including a doctorate and Master of Clinical Psychology. She has held positions in research and university education and completed a PhD in cognitive psychology. Natalie has been working clinically in private practice for over 10 years, where she provides comprehensive psychological assessments and evidence-based therapies. Natalie maintains a professional and ethical approach including practical tools, emotional support, psychological assessment, and mental health treatment backed by science. She is currently a board-approved supervisor in psychology.
Dr Natalie Close is a registered psychologist with postgraduate training including a doctorate and Master of Clinical Psychology. She has held positions in research and university education and completed a PhD in cognitive psychology. Natalie has been working clinically in private practice for over 10 years, where she provides comprehensive psychological assessments and evidence-based therapies. Natalie maintains a professional and ethical approach including practical tools, emotional support, psychological assessment, and mental health treatment backed by science. She is currently a board-approved supervisor in psychology.
(02) 4063 1491 View (02) 4063 1491
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Cherie Gardner
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
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
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Pamela McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
(02) 4312 8581 View (02) 4312 8581
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Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
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
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
The Entrance, NSW 2261
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

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In The Flow
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Long Jetty, NSW 2261
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
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Mindful Synergi
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261
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
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Jan Bayliss Counselling
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chittaway Bay, NSW 2261
I provide a holistic approach to counselling and have been a grief counsellor for over 20 years allowing clients to gently explore the 'stuck' place in their grieving cycle. I work from an emotionally focused perspective though also include a diverse range of therapies to suit individual needs. I believe my role as a counsellor is one of guidance to assist a person to work through the various emotions they have brought to counselling. I use a person centred approach and also believe the most important part of the client/counsellor relationship is the rapport that is built by the trust that develops in the process.
I provide a holistic approach to counselling and have been a grief counsellor for over 20 years allowing clients to gently explore the 'stuck' place in their grieving cycle. I work from an emotionally focused perspective though also include a diverse range of therapies to suit individual needs. I believe my role as a counsellor is one of guidance to assist a person to work through the various emotions they have brought to counselling. I use a person centred approach and also believe the most important part of the client/counsellor relationship is the rapport that is built by the trust that develops in the process.
(02) 4306 7138 View (02) 4306 7138
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Sarah Gilligan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Jetty, NSW 2261
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
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Carol-Anne Howlett
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261
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.
0417 944 187 View 0417 944 187
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Silvia Belo-Tomic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Shelly Beach, NSW 2261
I am a Clinical Psychologist with vast experience in working with clients of a variety of ages in private practice. For the past six and a half years I worked specifically with youth, aged from 14 to 25. I am passionate about working with youth but I am also open to working with other age groups as well. My areas of interest include complex trauma, ADHD, gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, stress management, and cultural change and adjustment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with vast experience in working with clients of a variety of ages in private practice. For the past six and a half years I worked specifically with youth, aged from 14 to 25. I am passionate about working with youth but I am also open to working with other age groups as well. My areas of interest include complex trauma, ADHD, gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, stress management, and cultural change and adjustment.
(02) 4307 5206 View (02) 4307 5206
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HealthPoint Mingara
Psychotherapist, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261
The therapies that I use depend on clients needs. I am very client focused, working towards the goals that you want to achieve. My focus is assisting clients to identify and learn new helpful coping skills.
The therapies that I use depend on clients needs. I am very client focused, working towards the goals that you want to achieve. My focus is assisting clients to identify and learn new helpful coping skills.
(02) 4306 7163 View (02) 4306 7163
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Carly Tredway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261
Waitlist for new clients
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
(02) 4307 5805 View (02) 4307 5805
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Christine Bennett
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bateau Bay, NSW 2261
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
(02) 8294 9427 View (02) 8294 9427
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Tammy Schwarzl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley Vale, NSW 2261
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
I am a qualified and experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor, dedicated to providing therapy to individuals of all ages, including adolescents. With both professional expertise and personal lived experience, I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support during challenging times. As a mother and wife myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing personal, family and professional responsibilities. In my practice, I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their thoughts and emotions, fostering an environment where clients can explore their experiences without judgement.
(02) 4307 5067 View (02) 4307 5067
Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.