Counselling in Wamberal, NSW

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Jon Farham
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Even though you might not always feel like it, you are the expert in your own life. Life's complexities can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and adrift, lacking purpose and direction. This can lead to adopting unhealthy coping mechanisms to avoid thoughts and feelings altogether. My approach involves treating you with empathy, acceptance, and without judgment in a practical and supportive manner. Together, we will collaborate to rediscover your strengths, nurture resilience, and unlock your potential for growth, facilitating the changes you desire. I firmly believe in the possibility of positive change.
Even though you might not always feel like it, you are the expert in your own life. Life's complexities can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and adrift, lacking purpose and direction. This can lead to adopting unhealthy coping mechanisms to avoid thoughts and feelings altogether. My approach involves treating you with empathy, acceptance, and without judgment in a practical and supportive manner. Together, we will collaborate to rediscover your strengths, nurture resilience, and unlock your potential for growth, facilitating the changes you desire. I firmly believe in the possibility of positive change.
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Psychology Perspective
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
(02) 4058 3140 View (02) 4058 3140
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Sarah Gilligan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wamberal, NSW 2260
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
(02) 4307 6208 View (02) 4307 6208
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Tao de Haas
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
As a relational therapist, Tao has a great ability to get to the core of issues and challenges quickly. With over 30 years experience in his field, Tao helps his clients gain insight, greater self-awareness, and an understanding about unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that are often blocking them from reaching their potential. Tao has an unique intera
As a relational therapist, Tao has a great ability to get to the core of issues and challenges quickly. With over 30 years experience in his field, Tao helps his clients gain insight, greater self-awareness, and an understanding about unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that are often blocking them from reaching their potential. Tao has an unique intera
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Moving Forward Clinical Psychologists
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
(02) 4307 6974 View (02) 4307 6974
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Living Well Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
(02) 4306 7670 View (02) 4306 7670
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
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Julie Hughes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
(02) 4307 5207 View (02) 4307 5207
Photo of Carly Tredway, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Carly Tredway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
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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Mindful Synergi
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
(02) 4306 7753 View (02) 4306 7753
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Centre for Neurodiversity
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
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Leanne Lott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
Hi I'm Leanne I'm a Counsellor, Art Therapist, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an Eating Psychology Coach, yes I know that's a lot of titles. What can I say I love to learn as many ways as I can to support the women who come to see me. I am passionate about supporting women to treat themselves with compassion and kindness and I have been doing this in various roles for over 30 years.
(02) 5104 1056 View (02) 5104 1056

More Therapists Nearby

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Krist Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forresters Beach, NSW 2260
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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Amanda J. Birkbeck
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260
From Mindful Synergi's serene Terrigal space I extend an invitation for you to embark on a transformative journey towards healing. Whether you are grappling with past traumas, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, or seeking a refuge for self-discovery, our sessions provide a nurturing environment for expression, processing, exploration, integration, and growth. Through narrative therapy, positive psychology, and the language of art, we can navigate the complexities of your experiences, allowing the colours, shapes, and textures to articulate the emotions that can be so difficult to put into words.
From Mindful Synergi's serene Terrigal space I extend an invitation for you to embark on a transformative journey towards healing. Whether you are grappling with past traumas, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, or seeking a refuge for self-discovery, our sessions provide a nurturing environment for expression, processing, exploration, integration, and growth. Through narrative therapy, positive psychology, and the language of art, we can navigate the complexities of your experiences, allowing the colours, shapes, and textures to articulate the emotions that can be so difficult to put into words.
(02) 4306 7274 View (02) 4306 7274
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Dr Marcelo Rodriguez
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Individuals who are navigating a complex modern world and are experiencing psychological disorders need care. Psychological treatment that is evidence-based and works can make a difference to people’s lives.
Individuals who are navigating a complex modern world and are experiencing psychological disorders need care. Psychological treatment that is evidence-based and works can make a difference to people’s lives.
(02) 9100 0834 View (02) 9100 0834
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Christine Bennett
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
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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Raichel Green Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260  (Online Only)
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia however Telehealth counselling service can be provided and are available Australia wide. ​ We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a particular interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia however Telehealth counselling service can be provided and are available Australia wide. ​ We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a particular interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
(02) 4307 6470 View (02) 4307 6470
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Gerard Dunning
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
(02) 4306 7665 View (02) 4306 7665
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Alex Corcoran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
(02) 4306 7875 View (02) 4306 7875
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White Wolf Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Hi, I’m Nancy and I’m a qualified counsellor, trauma informed coach and meditation teacher, with a background in teaching and energy healing. I use my intuition and a holistic lens, as well as evidence-based therapies (e.g. ACT, CBT) to help you find solutions to your challenges and reclaim your peace and wellbeing. I believe that we all have strengths and the ability to heal ourselves but oftentimes, we need some help along the way!
Hi, I’m Nancy and I’m a qualified counsellor, trauma informed coach and meditation teacher, with a background in teaching and energy healing. I use my intuition and a holistic lens, as well as evidence-based therapies (e.g. ACT, CBT) to help you find solutions to your challenges and reclaim your peace and wellbeing. I believe that we all have strengths and the ability to heal ourselves but oftentimes, we need some help along the way!
(02) 4307 6805 View (02) 4307 6805

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wamberal, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Wamberal, NSW who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
67% Emotional Disturbance
67% Self Esteem
50% Coping Skills
50% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Medicare Rebates
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Wamberal, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wamberal?

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.