Counselling in The Hill, NSW

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Linda Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
The Hill, NSW 2300
Dr Linda Thomas is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing personalised and effective treatment for all psychological concerns and conditions.
Dr Linda Thomas is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience in providing personalised and effective treatment for all psychological concerns and conditions.
(02) 4058 4603 View (02) 4058 4603
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Sage Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
The Hill, NSW 2300
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
(02) 4012 6991 View (02) 4012 6991
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Nicholas Hutchins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
The Hill, NSW 2300
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
(02) 4075 9759 View (02) 4075 9759
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Anna Suraev
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
The Hill, NSW 2300
Dr Anna Suraev is a Clinical Psychologist who has a warm, genuine, and non-judgemental approach in her therapeutic work. She places great value in creating a safe and supportive space for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Dr Anna Suraev is a Clinical Psychologist who has a warm, genuine, and non-judgemental approach in her therapeutic work. She places great value in creating a safe and supportive space for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(02) 4075 9997 View (02) 4075 9997

More Therapists Nearby

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Nikki Strong
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
(02) 4077 2979 View (02) 4077 2979
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Rest in Essence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
(02) 4077 2406 View (02) 4077 2406
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Dr Richard Morrison
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Lambton, NSW 2299
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
(02) 4063 1306 View (02) 4063 1306
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Grahame Smith Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
(02) 5504 1980 View (02) 5504 1980
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Zachary Herron
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
(02) 4012 0523 View (02) 4012 0523
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
(03) 8338 1789 View (03) 8338 1789
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Nicole Van Miltenburg: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! I have a passion for working with young people, adults, and the First Nations population using a client-centered, humanistic, and strengths-based approach. In collaboration with you, we can determine the best path to move forward, to a position of improved life quality. Whether that's understanding past experiences affecting present issues, or present issues disrupting future ideals. I personally believe that each person’s journey is significant and deserves a safe space to be heard and attended to. Within this space, personal strengths can be found, and applied effectively in therapy
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! I have a passion for working with young people, adults, and the First Nations population using a client-centered, humanistic, and strengths-based approach. In collaboration with you, we can determine the best path to move forward, to a position of improved life quality. Whether that's understanding past experiences affecting present issues, or present issues disrupting future ideals. I personally believe that each person’s journey is significant and deserves a safe space to be heard and attended to. Within this space, personal strengths can be found, and applied effectively in therapy
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Matthew Lockwood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I have lived experience with rehabilitation from serious illness and injury. One day, out of the blue, my life was turned upside down. I can therefore listen to you and hear about your situation from a practical, not only a theoretical or clinical perspective.
I have lived experience with rehabilitation from serious illness and injury. One day, out of the blue, my life was turned upside down. I can therefore listen to you and hear about your situation from a practical, not only a theoretical or clinical perspective.
(08) 7078 7009 View (08) 7078 7009
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Vanessa Price
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Mayfield, NSW 2304
I enjoy working with people who are interested in getting to know themselves at a deeper level and are committed to the therapeutic journey. My clients would describe me as genuine, caring and curious. Although diagnosis is sometimes important, I am more focused on the uniqueness and individuality of each client I work with and like to support my clients to have a better understanding of themselves and help them to connect with their own inner wisdom and move towards a fuller sense of wellbeing.
I enjoy working with people who are interested in getting to know themselves at a deeper level and are committed to the therapeutic journey. My clients would describe me as genuine, caring and curious. Although diagnosis is sometimes important, I am more focused on the uniqueness and individuality of each client I work with and like to support my clients to have a better understanding of themselves and help them to connect with their own inner wisdom and move towards a fuller sense of wellbeing.
(02) 4011 6727 View (02) 4011 6727
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Esther Ogilvie
MSc
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
(03) 8338 1834 View (03) 8338 1834
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JMW Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
JMW Therapy provide services for children and adults, but holds expertise in counselling for adolescents & children, parent-child (dyadic) therapy, including Theraplay and family therapy.
JMW Therapy provide services for children and adults, but holds expertise in counselling for adolescents & children, parent-child (dyadic) therapy, including Theraplay and family therapy.
(02) 4077 2307 View (02) 4077 2307
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Kendall Buckley
Counsellor, MA
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Hi there! If you're seeking a supportive and inclusive space to explore your sexual health and relationships, I'm here for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples, especially from the LGBTQIA+ community, with diverse needs. Whether it's sexual dysfunction, identity questions, or healing from trauma, my empathetic approach aims to empower you on your journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.
Hi there! If you're seeking a supportive and inclusive space to explore your sexual health and relationships, I'm here for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples, especially from the LGBTQIA+ community, with diverse needs. Whether it's sexual dysfunction, identity questions, or healing from trauma, my empathetic approach aims to empower you on your journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.
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Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
(02) 4058 4578 View (02) 4058 4578
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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Clinical team: ADHD assessment (bio-psycho-social assessment + medical review) Adult team: Neurodivergent affirming counselling and Therapeutic ADHD coaching Youth team: Therapeutic ADHD coaching / counselling Neurodivergent couples counselling Careers coaching | Executive coaching | Leadership development
Clinical team: ADHD assessment (bio-psycho-social assessment + medical review) Adult team: Neurodivergent affirming counselling and Therapeutic ADHD coaching Youth team: Therapeutic ADHD coaching / counselling Neurodivergent couples counselling Careers coaching | Executive coaching | Leadership development
(02) 8403 0031 View (02) 8403 0031
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Kind Nurture
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wickham, NSW 2293
Hi, I'm Cassie. I’m passionate about offering a space where you can openly explore the challenges you are facing along with your feelings. I want to know you and your story. You will be heard and provided a safe place to explore and share your fears and worries. I understand that life can be challenging and sometimes we need extra support to overcome our obstacles. Whilst studying I have encountered many life challenges, including divorce, job loss, recurrent miscarriages, pregnancy after loss, ectopic pregnancy, and coming to terms with my mental health issues of depression and anxiety.
Hi, I'm Cassie. I’m passionate about offering a space where you can openly explore the challenges you are facing along with your feelings. I want to know you and your story. You will be heard and provided a safe place to explore and share your fears and worries. I understand that life can be challenging and sometimes we need extra support to overcome our obstacles. Whilst studying I have encountered many life challenges, including divorce, job loss, recurrent miscarriages, pregnancy after loss, ectopic pregnancy, and coming to terms with my mental health issues of depression and anxiety.
(02) 4075 7799 View (02) 4075 7799

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in The Hill, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in The Hill, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
25% Male
25% Non-Binary

How Counsellors in The Hill, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in The Hill?

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.