Counselling in Thornton, NSW

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Sage Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Thornton, NSW 2322
If you are finding life challenging (let's be honest, who doesn't at some stage?), you may find therapy helpful. Here is a safe space where you can talk about anything and everything.
If you are finding life challenging (let's be honest, who doesn't at some stage?), you may find therapy helpful. Here is a safe space where you can talk about anything and everything.
(02) 4012 0115 View (02) 4012 0115
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Jane Hodgson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Thornton, NSW 2322
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
My particular expertise is in working with parents, young people and children. My counselling style uses creative and expressive arts allowing children to build coping strategies, create an awareness of their body responses to stress and to help make meaning of their experiences. The outdoors may be incorporated into the session, by wandering through local parks when the weather suits.
(02) 4063 1091 View (02) 4063 1091
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Stephanie Ernst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, NSW 2322
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
(02) 4075 9848 View (02) 4075 9848
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Pauline Dudley
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thornton, NSW 2322
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
(02) 8294 7163 View (02) 8294 7163
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Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Thornton, NSW 2322
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
(02) 4058 3973 View (02) 4058 3973

More Therapists Nearby

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Dr Renee Sichter: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, "gone off the rails", made some "bad" choices, used substances. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, "gone off the rails", made some "bad" choices, used substances. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Jennifer Fisher
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
(02) 4214 8212 View (02) 4214 8212
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Zachary Herron
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mayfield, NSW 2304
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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Matthew Lockwood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified 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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Tamara Coughlan
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
(02) 4058 3922 View (02) 4058 3922
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Heather Adams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
(02) 8880 0757 View (02) 8880 0757
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Dr Ramesh Kaushala Banduwardene
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced Australian Registered GP with a Special interest in Mental Health, MD, FRACGP, FPSST Cert and a Medicare Authorised Mental Health Practitioner, qualified in CBT and Mindfulness training, offering Bulk Billed, Video Telehealth Mental Health Consultations and Psychotherapy sessions Australia wide
I am an experienced Australian Registered GP with a Special interest in Mental Health, MD, FRACGP, FPSST Cert and a Medicare Authorised Mental Health Practitioner, qualified in CBT and Mindfulness training, offering Bulk Billed, Video Telehealth Mental Health Consultations and Psychotherapy sessions Australia wide
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Fiona M Price
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I can help you lessen the pain and change painful patterns.
I can help you lessen the pain and change painful patterns.
(02) 9158 6394 View (02) 9158 6394
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Anthony Edwards
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Do you simply want more from life? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Do you simply want more from life? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
(02) 8294 9673 View (02) 8294 9673
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Karen May Morris
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Minmi, NSW 2287
Karen Morris is a tertiary qualified counsellor and supervisor with over 30 years experience in clinical practice. Karen employs a person-centred and strength-based approach to empower people to reflect on their lives and help them make positive changes. Karen utilise the principles of neuroscience in her clinical work to help clients understand the importance of the role of the brain in healing. She provides practical strategies in her sessions to assist clients in re-wiring their brain patterns to develop optimal functioning and resilience.
Karen Morris is a tertiary qualified counsellor and supervisor with over 30 years experience in clinical practice. Karen employs a person-centred and strength-based approach to empower people to reflect on their lives and help them make positive changes. Karen utilise the principles of neuroscience in her clinical work to help clients understand the importance of the role of the brain in healing. She provides practical strategies in her sessions to assist clients in re-wiring their brain patterns to develop optimal functioning and resilience.
(02) 4075 9881 View (02) 4075 9881
Photo of Chris Butler (Elevated Well-Being), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Thornton, NSW
Chris Butler (Elevated Well-Being)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
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Be the Change Counselling - Jenni Lemmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Most of us spend a lot of time doing things for others, and it usually means we don’t take the best care of ourselves. Overtime many of us will experience a number of concerns or face unforeseen challenges, such as relationship worries, family dynamics, parenting, trauma, employment or educational problems, bereavement, becoming a Carer or unexpected illness. When we forget to make time for ourselves and take care of our own needs, we can lose our sense of who we really are. If you’re feeling lost or are uncertain of how to make the changes. If you’re feeling like you need to reconnect with yourself and refocus, then I'm here help.
Most of us spend a lot of time doing things for others, and it usually means we don’t take the best care of ourselves. Overtime many of us will experience a number of concerns or face unforeseen challenges, such as relationship worries, family dynamics, parenting, trauma, employment or educational problems, bereavement, becoming a Carer or unexpected illness. When we forget to make time for ourselves and take care of our own needs, we can lose our sense of who we really are. If you’re feeling lost or are uncertain of how to make the changes. If you’re feeling like you need to reconnect with yourself and refocus, then I'm here help.
(02) 9541 8425 View (02) 9541 8425
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Madeleine Berryman
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
(02) 4058 4419 View (02) 4058 4419
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Heulwen Gordon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Heulwen and I am a clinical psychologist providing online therapy. I take a holistic and client centred approach based on evidence based tools and research. I am a warm and compassionate practitioner providing individual therapy to women with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and relationship issues.
Hi, my name is Heulwen and I am a clinical psychologist providing online therapy. I take a holistic and client centred approach based on evidence based tools and research. I am a warm and compassionate practitioner providing individual therapy to women with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and relationship issues.
(07) 4277 6857 View (07) 4277 6857
Photo of Dana Bassett, Psychologist in Thornton, NSW
Dana Bassett
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
There are many paths we can wander down in our own minds yet we can often feel we are pulled on to negative unhelpful paths with out much say. I provide tele-health sessions to help anyone who is struggling, to find their own path to improving their quality of life. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, adjusting to change, addiction, grief, or general undefined discontent, I aim to collabrate with you to create a safe and warm space in which our working relationship provides the support that you need to explore all the unhelpful corners of your mind, and help you find and strengthen helpful paths.
There are many paths we can wander down in our own minds yet we can often feel we are pulled on to negative unhelpful paths with out much say. I provide tele-health sessions to help anyone who is struggling, to find their own path to improving their quality of life. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, adjusting to change, addiction, grief, or general undefined discontent, I aim to collabrate with you to create a safe and warm space in which our working relationship provides the support that you need to explore all the unhelpful corners of your mind, and help you find and strengthen helpful paths.
(07) 3555 7561 View (07) 3555 7561

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thornton, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Thornton, NSW who prioritize treating:

80% Anxiety
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
60% Relationship Issues
60% Depression
60% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Thornton, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thornton?

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.