Counselling in Wollongong, NSW

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Adam Finch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
(02) 4214 4833 View (02) 4214 4833
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Counselling Wollongong
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
(02) 4210 5753 View (02) 4210 5753
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Sarah Conway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Immediate availability to see children, adolescents and their families.
Immediate availability to see children, adolescents and their families.
(02) 4214 8821 View (02) 4214 8821
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Jessica Barlow
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
0406 194 973 View 0406 194 973
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Schema Therapy Wollongong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
At Schema Therapy Wollongong, we are a team of psychologists dedicated to helping clients break the cycle of their self-defeating behaviour. We are passionate about Schema Therapy and have seen the real and lasting change it provides clients in their lives.
At Schema Therapy Wollongong, we are a team of psychologists dedicated to helping clients break the cycle of their self-defeating behaviour. We are passionate about Schema Therapy and have seen the real and lasting change it provides clients in their lives.
(02) 4210 5986 View (02) 4210 5986
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Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
'Empowering people to make positive changes in their lives' Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates offer psychology services which are compassionate, caring and empowering. Treatments and counselling are tailored to your needs and informed by evidence-based best practice principles. Whether you’re looking for help with an existing condition, support while overcoming trauma, or need relationship and family counselling, our team is here to help.
'Empowering people to make positive changes in their lives' Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates offer psychology services which are compassionate, caring and empowering. Treatments and counselling are tailored to your needs and informed by evidence-based best practice principles. Whether you’re looking for help with an existing condition, support while overcoming trauma, or need relationship and family counselling, our team is here to help.
(02) 4018 3463 View (02) 4018 3463
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Dr Sophie Russell
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
(02) 4210 5803 View (02) 4210 5803
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Hope Christian Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Hi, I'm Nada, talking about our thoughts and feelings with someone we barely know can be a scary experience. I offer a gentle, compassionate approach which takes the fear out of this process and helps you feel comfortable and safe. I follow your lead in discovering your personal story and help you to uncover the wonderful strengths that you have. You can walk with me in the beautiful outdoors or wrap yourself in a blanky in your own home via telehealth or meet in person with me. I am trained in a range of evidenced based therapies and as we work together we can explore how they can support your wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Nada, talking about our thoughts and feelings with someone we barely know can be a scary experience. I offer a gentle, compassionate approach which takes the fear out of this process and helps you feel comfortable and safe. I follow your lead in discovering your personal story and help you to uncover the wonderful strengths that you have. You can walk with me in the beautiful outdoors or wrap yourself in a blanky in your own home via telehealth or meet in person with me. I am trained in a range of evidenced based therapies and as we work together we can explore how they can support your wellbeing.
(02) 4214 8627 View (02) 4214 8627
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Karen Towers
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Waitlist for new clients
Towers Counselling is a creative & personal service for all ages. I have over 30 years of experience with children and teenagers. I'm now a counsellor & psychotherapist with 13 years of experience in working with carers, in an alcohol and drug service, with clients referred through centrelink and in EAP counselling. I currently work in private practice. Clients under the NDIS scheme who are self and plan-managed are able to access sessions. Art Therapy & Walk and Talk Therapy can make up part of an hourly session, every week or fortnight. I am also a Victims Services counsellor, ready to assist with moving on from trauma.
Towers Counselling is a creative & personal service for all ages. I have over 30 years of experience with children and teenagers. I'm now a counsellor & psychotherapist with 13 years of experience in working with carers, in an alcohol and drug service, with clients referred through centrelink and in EAP counselling. I currently work in private practice. Clients under the NDIS scheme who are self and plan-managed are able to access sessions. Art Therapy & Walk and Talk Therapy can make up part of an hourly session, every week or fortnight. I am also a Victims Services counsellor, ready to assist with moving on from trauma.
(02) 6189 2981 View (02) 6189 2981
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Alissa McAlpine
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Waitlist for new clients
I work exclusively with adolescents and young adults seeking medium/longer-term psychotherapy. Working consistently over time allows us to create a safe space to openly explore who they are, why they feel the way they feel (and do what they do) to pinpoint what they truly need to thrive; and I'll be there for support and guidance as this self-knowledge translates into meaningful real-world choices. My style is conversational, collaborative and down-to-earth - we are in it together and our sessions are real, present and genuine time together.
I work exclusively with adolescents and young adults seeking medium/longer-term psychotherapy. Working consistently over time allows us to create a safe space to openly explore who they are, why they feel the way they feel (and do what they do) to pinpoint what they truly need to thrive; and I'll be there for support and guidance as this self-knowledge translates into meaningful real-world choices. My style is conversational, collaborative and down-to-earth - we are in it together and our sessions are real, present and genuine time together.
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Jane Woodbridge
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Offering 10 session individualised DBT programs and EMDR.
Offering 10 session individualised DBT programs and EMDR.
(02) 4214 4805 View (02) 4214 4805
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Gary Bunker
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Do you feel like the people around you need you to be strong, but you feel like you’re about to break, or have already broken? Does a voice in your head criticise everything you do and leave you feeling miserable and alone? Are you feeling like you're different from everyone around you? You’re not alone, you’re not broken, and there is a way to change those feelings and to handle those pressures and fears. You might be looking for solutions and feeling trapped, or hopeless. You’re not trapped, and there is hope - you just need someone to share this with, and to help you see your way forward. That’s what I do.
Do you feel like the people around you need you to be strong, but you feel like you’re about to break, or have already broken? Does a voice in your head criticise everything you do and leave you feeling miserable and alone? Are you feeling like you're different from everyone around you? You’re not alone, you’re not broken, and there is a way to change those feelings and to handle those pressures and fears. You might be looking for solutions and feeling trapped, or hopeless. You’re not trapped, and there is hope - you just need someone to share this with, and to help you see your way forward. That’s what I do.
(02) 4214 4789 View (02) 4214 4789
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Sophie Panozzo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
As a registered psychologist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positive mental well-being, to build resilience and to overcome difficulties. My areas of work include people presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, grief, loss, stress, panic, phobias and social anxiety. I also help with difficulties in relationships, communication and emotional regulation. I provide comprehensive psychological assessments for ADHD.
As a registered psychologist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to positive mental well-being, to build resilience and to overcome difficulties. My areas of work include people presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, grief, loss, stress, panic, phobias and social anxiety. I also help with difficulties in relationships, communication and emotional regulation. I provide comprehensive psychological assessments for ADHD.
(02) 8105 6739 x02 View (02) 8105 6739 x02
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Christina Quattropani
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Christina is an experienced Registered Psychologist with deep expertise in working with individuals with trauma and alcohol and other drug dependence. She is skilled in working across the lifespan, and across a range of different mental health issues. Christina is trained in multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioural Approaches and Trauma-Informed Care, including EMDR therapy. Christina is trained in administering assessments including Autism, ADHD intelligence and academic testing. Christina is SIRA approved for WorkCover.
Christina is an experienced Registered Psychologist with deep expertise in working with individuals with trauma and alcohol and other drug dependence. She is skilled in working across the lifespan, and across a range of different mental health issues. Christina is trained in multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioural Approaches and Trauma-Informed Care, including EMDR therapy. Christina is trained in administering assessments including Autism, ADHD intelligence and academic testing. Christina is SIRA approved for WorkCover.
(02) 4214 8252 View (02) 4214 8252
Photo of Fiona Bourn, Counsellor in Wollongong, NSW
Fiona Bourn
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
We have all experienced times in our lives when we just need someone to talk to, listen to us, to give us the empathy/support that we need to explore an issue safely. Someone that can assist us with navigating life’s rollercoaster, especially during times when things can feel extremely overwhelming. Fiona’s aim at Sacred Space Counselling is to be just that person for you. Fiona provides a safe/sacred warm space so that you can explore what brings you to the counselling space.
We have all experienced times in our lives when we just need someone to talk to, listen to us, to give us the empathy/support that we need to explore an issue safely. Someone that can assist us with navigating life’s rollercoaster, especially during times when things can feel extremely overwhelming. Fiona’s aim at Sacred Space Counselling is to be just that person for you. Fiona provides a safe/sacred warm space so that you can explore what brings you to the counselling space.
(02) 4214 4960 View (02) 4214 4960
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Tracey Rovere
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
(02) 4210 9059 View (02) 4210 9059
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Self Reflections
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Self Reflections is a clinic that prides itself on delivering unparalleled quality, service and value to our clients. We have a team consisting of Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Accredited Practicing Dietitians providing services to those in the Illawarra and surrounding communities. In addition to individual therapeutic and dietetic services, we provide Couples Therapy, Assessment (Cognitive IQ, Functional Behavioural and Autism Assessments), Clinical Supervision as well as Groups and Workshops.
Self Reflections is a clinic that prides itself on delivering unparalleled quality, service and value to our clients. We have a team consisting of Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Accredited Practicing Dietitians providing services to those in the Illawarra and surrounding communities. In addition to individual therapeutic and dietetic services, we provide Couples Therapy, Assessment (Cognitive IQ, Functional Behavioural and Autism Assessments), Clinical Supervision as well as Groups and Workshops.
(02) 4288 2540 View (02) 4288 2540
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Alexandra Fish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
My therapeutic approach is tailored to the young person and adult, informed by trauma informed care, gender affirming practices, attachment focused and client centred principles. I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that connection and trust is paramount in the therapist and client relationship. Underpinning all of my work is a person centred and strengths-based approach, where counselling can happen within the context of a safe, supportive and respectful therapeutic relationship.
My therapeutic approach is tailored to the young person and adult, informed by trauma informed care, gender affirming practices, attachment focused and client centred principles. I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that connection and trust is paramount in the therapist and client relationship. Underpinning all of my work is a person centred and strengths-based approach, where counselling can happen within the context of a safe, supportive and respectful therapeutic relationship.
(02) 9100 0379 View (02) 9100 0379
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Elizabeth Tillman
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Hi I'm Liz. I am dedicated to providing a warm, accepting space where clients feel comfortable to explore their inner difficulties, relationship dynamics and past traumas. I admire the bravery it takes to attend therapy, and aim to uphold this respect when working together. A guiding principle in my work is to help clients build compassion for themselves, discover their own autonomy to face challenges and recognise their capacity to heal.
Hi I'm Liz. I am dedicated to providing a warm, accepting space where clients feel comfortable to explore their inner difficulties, relationship dynamics and past traumas. I admire the bravery it takes to attend therapy, and aim to uphold this respect when working together. A guiding principle in my work is to help clients build compassion for themselves, discover their own autonomy to face challenges and recognise their capacity to heal.
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Ben Lee-Bates
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
From my own lived experience and from what I have witnessed in my practice, I strongly believe that psychotherapy has the power to make profound and positive impacts on people at all stages of their life. To achieve this I provide safe and judgement-free space to ensure that people feel heard, understood and accepted and I am always conscious to adapt my therapeutic approach based on a person’s specific needs and goals.
From my own lived experience and from what I have witnessed in my practice, I strongly believe that psychotherapy has the power to make profound and positive impacts on people at all stages of their life. To achieve this I provide safe and judgement-free space to ensure that people feel heard, understood and accepted and I am always conscious to adapt my therapeutic approach based on a person’s specific needs and goals.
(02) 4210 5148 View (02) 4210 5148

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Number of Counsellors in Wollongong, NSW

100+

Average cost per session

$179

Counsellors in Wollongong, NSW who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
35% Other
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in Wollongong, NSW see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wollongong?

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.