Counselling in Villawood, NSW

Photo of Debbie Viengkham, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Debbie Viengkham
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villawood, NSW 2163
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to change, and keen to understand their own behaviours and motivations in hopes for a more balanced life. I have a passion for understanding human behaviour, our motivations and what influences our choices, decisions, and actions whether conscious or subconscious. I find the dynamics between people and their environment fascinating, and how individual differences allow us to perceive the world in our own unique ways.
My ideal client would be someone who is motivated to change, and keen to understand their own behaviours and motivations in hopes for a more balanced life. I have a passion for understanding human behaviour, our motivations and what influences our choices, decisions, and actions whether conscious or subconscious. I find the dynamics between people and their environment fascinating, and how individual differences allow us to perceive the world in our own unique ways.
(02) 7804 4203 View (02) 7804 4203

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Photo of Douha El-Assaad, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Douha El-Assaad
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georges Hall, NSW 2198  (Online Only)
I offer a human service. I hold space for my clients, so that they can share and tell their story with the guarantee of safety. Together, we look at the things in their life that are no longer serving them, or holding them back from living the life they imagined. Unhelpful patterns, relationships, processes, may all be holding people back from crafting the life that they want to live.
I offer a human service. I hold space for my clients, so that they can share and tell their story with the guarantee of safety. Together, we look at the things in their life that are no longer serving them, or holding them back from living the life they imagined. Unhelpful patterns, relationships, processes, may all be holding people back from crafting the life that they want to live.
(02) 8105 6885 View (02) 8105 6885
Photo of Carolyn Farrugia, Counsellor in Villawood, NSW
Carolyn Farrugia
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Fairfield West, NSW 2165
Specialising in Dialectical Behavour Therapy, with 8 years experience. Offering 1:1 DBT coaching for clients who are currently in trauma therapy or other.
Specialising in Dialectical Behavour Therapy, with 8 years experience. Offering 1:1 DBT coaching for clients who are currently in trauma therapy or other.
(02) 7804 4223 View (02) 7804 4223
Photo of Dean Mousad, Counsellor in Villawood, NSW
Dean Mousad
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bass Hill, NSW 2197
Life’s not always good to us, but we can always make something good out of life - and sometimes all we need to achieve that is a little extra guidance. It is my mission to help you discover and fulfil your true potential.
Life’s not always good to us, but we can always make something good out of life - and sometimes all we need to achieve that is a little extra guidance. It is my mission to help you discover and fulfil your true potential.
(02) 8105 6758 View (02) 8105 6758
Photo of Rebecca Nakhoul, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Rebecca Nakhoul
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chester Hill, NSW 2162
Not accepting new clients
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
(02) 8105 6677 View (02) 8105 6677
Photo of Ebru Deliktaslidan, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Ebru Deliktaslidan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Granville, NSW 2142
My clients are individuals confronting a range of challenges, and my mission is to provide them with personalised support to navigate and overcome these obstacles. Many express diminished confidence in accessing services after previous attempts for help. Whether guiding parents through their child's neurodevelopmental journey or supporting children and adults seeking emotional well-being through intervention and assessments, I am motivated to assist them in overcoming challenges and navigating the right therapeutic path to achieve their goals. My skills lie in addressing diverse psychological issues-
My clients are individuals confronting a range of challenges, and my mission is to provide them with personalised support to navigate and overcome these obstacles. Many express diminished confidence in accessing services after previous attempts for help. Whether guiding parents through their child's neurodevelopmental journey or supporting children and adults seeking emotional well-being through intervention and assessments, I am motivated to assist them in overcoming challenges and navigating the right therapeutic path to achieve their goals. My skills lie in addressing diverse psychological issues-
(02) 7804 4151 View (02) 7804 4151
Photo of Sharyn Renshaw, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Sharyn Renshaw
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regents Park, NSW 2143
I wholeheartedly believe that we all possess unique strengths and qualities that can be honed and amplified, empowering us to embrace our individual journey towards meaning and fulfillment. Amidst distress, overwhelming pressures, and internal doubts, it can be challenging to remember these qualities, but my therapeutic approach aligns with this philosophy. I draw extensively upon transformative modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
I wholeheartedly believe that we all possess unique strengths and qualities that can be honed and amplified, empowering us to embrace our individual journey towards meaning and fulfillment. Amidst distress, overwhelming pressures, and internal doubts, it can be challenging to remember these qualities, but my therapeutic approach aligns with this philosophy. I draw extensively upon transformative modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
(02) 8074 5263 View (02) 8074 5263
Photo of Tuyet-Ngan Doan, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Tuyet-Ngan Doan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, NSW 2165  (Online Only)
I have experience working in community health and drug and alcohol settings to support people coping with complex emotional and interpersonal trauma, people living with grief and bereavement, and people experiencing depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I have a special interest in working with people from marginalised communities, and particularly enjoy connecting with people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. I appreciate the opportunity to learn from the people I have been able to support.
I have experience working in community health and drug and alcohol settings to support people coping with complex emotional and interpersonal trauma, people living with grief and bereavement, and people experiencing depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I have a special interest in working with people from marginalised communities, and particularly enjoy connecting with people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. I appreciate the opportunity to learn from the people I have been able to support.
(02) 8105 5115 View (02) 8105 5115
Photo of Shareen Birges in Villawood, NSW
Shareen Birges
Verified Verified
Granville, NSW 2142
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
(02) 9159 6730 View (02) 9159 6730
Sava Tsolis
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Smithfield, NSW 2164
BArts-Psych (Hons), Macquarie University MPsych (Clinical), University of New South Wales Sava Tsolis is the founder and Principal Clinical Psychologist at Insight Psychology Group. He has many years experience working in both public and private settings with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Psychology from Macquarie University and a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales.
BArts-Psych (Hons), Macquarie University MPsych (Clinical), University of New South Wales Sava Tsolis is the founder and Principal Clinical Psychologist at Insight Psychology Group. He has many years experience working in both public and private settings with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Psychology from Macquarie University and a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales.
(02) 9757 6400 View (02) 9757 6400
Photo of Sandra Tk, Counsellor in Villawood, NSW
Sandra Tk
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lidcombe, NSW 2141
Are you struggling with the familial trauma, I understand the depth of the pain you carry. If you recognise the echoes of past pain in your own life, seeking understanding and healing. Together we can navigate the intricate layers of your experiences and concerns. Your struggles are valid, and through working together, we'll not only address the symptoms but also discover the roots, offering profound healing and transformation. My goal is to guide you towards liberation, empowering you to break free and claim back your control and independence.
Are you struggling with the familial trauma, I understand the depth of the pain you carry. If you recognise the echoes of past pain in your own life, seeking understanding and healing. Together we can navigate the intricate layers of your experiences and concerns. Your struggles are valid, and through working together, we'll not only address the symptoms but also discover the roots, offering profound healing and transformation. My goal is to guide you towards liberation, empowering you to break free and claim back your control and independence.
(02) 8105 5474 View (02) 8105 5474
Photo of Helena Ing, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Helena Ing
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fairfield, NSW 2165
I’m a compassionate psychologist with a goal of providing a collaborative and positive therapeutic experience for individuals who may be going through many of life’s challenges. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families of different cultural backgrounds across a diverse range of clinical settings.
I’m a compassionate psychologist with a goal of providing a collaborative and positive therapeutic experience for individuals who may be going through many of life’s challenges. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families of different cultural backgrounds across a diverse range of clinical settings.
(02) 8105 5605 View (02) 8105 5605
Photo of Mandy Halabi, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Mandy Halabi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lansvale, NSW 2166
Changing your thoughts to more positive, compassionate and helpful ones is a great first step. Now it might be time to get your feelings to match your new way of thinking. If past experiences have led you to behave, automatically in a way that does not match who you really want to be, I can help. Using EMDR and other evidence-based techniques I collaborate with you and guide you to reduce the flash-backs; remove triggers; grow your strengths and turn those difficult events turn into distant memories. There is space in sessions for you to learn, to share, to cry and to laugh - and start your journey to being you.
Changing your thoughts to more positive, compassionate and helpful ones is a great first step. Now it might be time to get your feelings to match your new way of thinking. If past experiences have led you to behave, automatically in a way that does not match who you really want to be, I can help. Using EMDR and other evidence-based techniques I collaborate with you and guide you to reduce the flash-backs; remove triggers; grow your strengths and turn those difficult events turn into distant memories. There is space in sessions for you to learn, to share, to cry and to laugh - and start your journey to being you.
(02) 8105 5796 View (02) 8105 5796
Photo of Melak Almandawi, Counsellor in Villawood, NSW
Melak Almandawi
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford, NSW 2161
My goal as a licenced professional counsellor is to assist my clients in making positive adjustments that sometimes seem just out of reach. But I assure you that there isn't! Life can be challenging sometimes, and you might feel slightly confused. But during our sessions, I'll be a supportive mentor, walking each step of the journey with you. you are restoring your inner self-assurance, humour, and light because what you seek will no longer be lost because it was always there! Every session I utilise a person-centred approach to help you gain the self-assurance you need to live your authentic, happy life.
My goal as a licenced professional counsellor is to assist my clients in making positive adjustments that sometimes seem just out of reach. But I assure you that there isn't! Life can be challenging sometimes, and you might feel slightly confused. But during our sessions, I'll be a supportive mentor, walking each step of the journey with you. you are restoring your inner self-assurance, humour, and light because what you seek will no longer be lost because it was always there! Every session I utilise a person-centred approach to help you gain the self-assurance you need to live your authentic, happy life.
(02) 7804 4394 View (02) 7804 4394
Photo of Carollyne Youssef, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Carollyne Youssef
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fairfield, NSW 2165
I strive to ensure my clients feel heard, understood and respected, regardless of their situation, past or concern. Taking a positive psychology and humanistic approach, I fundamentally believe that every person has a unique strength and I strive to maximise and build upon that strength. I focus on the person as a whole and want to help people be the best version of themselves. Moving away from a deficit focus, I use strengths-based approaches with my clients. I aim to continuously provide clients with respect, a collaborative approach to working on goals, with compassion and authenticity.
I strive to ensure my clients feel heard, understood and respected, regardless of their situation, past or concern. Taking a positive psychology and humanistic approach, I fundamentally believe that every person has a unique strength and I strive to maximise and build upon that strength. I focus on the person as a whole and want to help people be the best version of themselves. Moving away from a deficit focus, I use strengths-based approaches with my clients. I aim to continuously provide clients with respect, a collaborative approach to working on goals, with compassion and authenticity.
(02) 8074 5475 View (02) 8074 5475
Photo of Kerrie Ann Baker, Counsellor in Villawood, NSW
Kerrie Ann Baker
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Smithfield, NSW 2164
Hi, I'm Kerrie. I'm a Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about working in the mental health space. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, using drugs or alcohol to help you cope? Are you unable to move past a challenging time in your life or sick of waking up every day feeling the same? Are you ready to get help? I work with adults with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use disorder, grief and loss, relationship issues and developing boundaries.
Hi, I'm Kerrie. I'm a Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about working in the mental health space. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, using drugs or alcohol to help you cope? Are you unable to move past a challenging time in your life or sick of waking up every day feeling the same? Are you ready to get help? I work with adults with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use disorder, grief and loss, relationship issues and developing boundaries.
(02) 8105 5818 View (02) 8105 5818
Photo of Nick Cherrie, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Nick Cherrie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Granville, NSW 2142
I'm a registered Psychologist, and primarily utilise CBT and interpersonal therapy to assist clients with a range of mental health concerns, from relationship problems, to work and study stressors, to anxiety or depression.
I'm a registered Psychologist, and primarily utilise CBT and interpersonal therapy to assist clients with a range of mental health concerns, from relationship problems, to work and study stressors, to anxiety or depression.
(02) 7804 4981 View (02) 7804 4981
Photo of Masud Ibrahim, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Masud Ibrahim
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guildford, NSW 2161
I am a male psychologist driven by compassion and unwavering dedication to my clients’ wellbeing. My utmost priority is to establish a collaborative and nurturing environment, where we can embark on a transformative therapeutic journey together. At Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta, I offer a diverse range of therapeutic options, including Face-to-Face and Telehealth Therapy, ensuring convenience and accessibility as we work towards positive growth and healing. My warm and empathic approach, coupled with a non-judgmental attitude, helps clients feel at ease, especially if you are experiencing anxiety or first time seeking therapy
I am a male psychologist driven by compassion and unwavering dedication to my clients’ wellbeing. My utmost priority is to establish a collaborative and nurturing environment, where we can embark on a transformative therapeutic journey together. At Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta, I offer a diverse range of therapeutic options, including Face-to-Face and Telehealth Therapy, ensuring convenience and accessibility as we work towards positive growth and healing. My warm and empathic approach, coupled with a non-judgmental attitude, helps clients feel at ease, especially if you are experiencing anxiety or first time seeking therapy
(02) 9630 0451 View (02) 9630 0451
Photo of The Feel Project, Counsellor in Villawood, NSW
The Feel Project
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cabramatta, NSW 2166
At The Feel Project, we understand that navigating life's challenges can be overwhelming, and seeking support is a courageous step towards well-being. We understand that cultural influences play a significant role in shaping an individual's experiences and perspectives. Our dedicated team of mental health professionals is committed to providing empathetic and personalized counseling services to empower individuals facing a range of issues, from anxiety and depression to work-related stress, cultural conflicts, relationship difficulties, and challenges with self-esteem.
At The Feel Project, we understand that navigating life's challenges can be overwhelming, and seeking support is a courageous step towards well-being. We understand that cultural influences play a significant role in shaping an individual's experiences and perspectives. Our dedicated team of mental health professionals is committed to providing empathetic and personalized counseling services to empower individuals facing a range of issues, from anxiety and depression to work-related stress, cultural conflicts, relationship difficulties, and challenges with self-esteem.
(02) 8776 3729 View (02) 8776 3729
Photo of Sarah Van De Velde, Psychologist in Villawood, NSW
Sarah Van De Velde
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, NSW 2165
I am passionate about working with a diverse range of people, and in particular providing support to those from marginalised communities to achieve their goals and to increase life satisfaction. My ideal client may have one or a number of difficulties that include major mental illness, complex trauma, intellectual disabilities, addiction, anger management difficulties, or substance abuse that they want to explore or to address. My goal while working with you is to support you in identifying your needs and goals, and supporting you to meet them.
I am passionate about working with a diverse range of people, and in particular providing support to those from marginalised communities to achieve their goals and to increase life satisfaction. My ideal client may have one or a number of difficulties that include major mental illness, complex trauma, intellectual disabilities, addiction, anger management difficulties, or substance abuse that they want to explore or to address. My goal while working with you is to support you in identifying your needs and goals, and supporting you to meet them.
(02) 8806 0835 View (02) 8806 0835

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Villawood, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Villawood, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Bereavement
100% Other
100% Anger Management

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Villawood, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Villawood?

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.