Counselling in Woongarrah, NSW

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Natalie Close
Psychologist, PhD, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Woongarrah, NSW 2259
Dr Natalie Close is a registered psychologist with postgraduate training including a doctorate and Master of Clinical Psychology. She has held positions in research and university education and completed a PhD in cognitive psychology. Natalie has been working clinically in private practice for over 10 years, where she provides comprehensive psychological assessments and evidence-based therapies. Natalie maintains a professional and ethical approach including practical tools, emotional support, psychological assessment, and mental health treatment backed by science. She is currently a board-approved supervisor in psychology.
Dr Natalie Close is a registered psychologist with postgraduate training including a doctorate and Master of Clinical Psychology. She has held positions in research and university education and completed a PhD in cognitive psychology. Natalie has been working clinically in private practice for over 10 years, where she provides comprehensive psychological assessments and evidence-based therapies. Natalie maintains a professional and ethical approach including practical tools, emotional support, psychological assessment, and mental health treatment backed by science. She is currently a board-approved supervisor in psychology.
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Pamela McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Woongarrah, NSW 2259
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
(02) 4312 8581 View (02) 4312 8581

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Soulful Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my vision is to create an alternative, holistic approach to healing by incorporating a combination of evidence-based talk therapy with practice-based interventions - the cornerstone for gold standard treatment for trauma and other mental health issues. As we adapt to the demands of a competitive society, the escalating high costs of living, and increased societal division through gender violence, our relationships with self and others become vulnerable. We have less time available to cultivate healthy relationships for ourselves and others which prevents us from living a full and happy life.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my vision is to create an alternative, holistic approach to healing by incorporating a combination of evidence-based talk therapy with practice-based interventions - the cornerstone for gold standard treatment for trauma and other mental health issues. As we adapt to the demands of a competitive society, the escalating high costs of living, and increased societal division through gender violence, our relationships with self and others become vulnerable. We have less time available to cultivate healthy relationships for ourselves and others which prevents us from living a full and happy life.
(02) 4307 5008 View (02) 4307 5008
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240
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Krist Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
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
Resolve Psychological Services
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
The issues for clients can be many and varied, single or multiple including mental health, personal crisis, relationships, poverty, employment, substances etc. Clients want to be listened to in a non judgemental manner and helped to explore their world. The want to be enabled and empowered to get things better because the current is almost unbearable
The issues for clients can be many and varied, single or multiple including mental health, personal crisis, relationships, poverty, employment, substances etc. Clients want to be listened to in a non judgemental manner and helped to explore their world. The want to be enabled and empowered to get things better because the current is almost unbearable
(02) 4306 7772 View (02) 4306 7772
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Ashleigh Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
Are you struggling in your relationship with others? Whether that be an intimate partner, parent or your own child? Ashleigh holds space for you and your relationship, to enable you to have a different experience of one another, to finally get out of the same cycle that no longer serves you.
Are you struggling in your relationship with others? Whether that be an intimate partner, parent or your own child? Ashleigh holds space for you and your relationship, to enable you to have a different experience of one another, to finally get out of the same cycle that no longer serves you.
(02) 4307 5403 View (02) 4307 5403
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White Wolf Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
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
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
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.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
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Angela Morillas-Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
(02) 4075 9980 View (02) 4075 9980
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Joanne (Jo) Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259  (Online Only)
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
(02) 4307 6997 View (02) 4307 6997
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Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
(02) 4307 6133 View (02) 4307 6133
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Madeleine Berryman
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lake Munmorah, NSW 2259
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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Sarah Cox
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lake Munmorah, NSW 2259
I believe everyone has the potential for growth and change given the right support. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful and safe space to explore your presenting concerns and will work with you towards creating meaningful change. I draw on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices, seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. Seeing a Clinical Psychologist, allows you to access a Medicare rebate of $137.05 with a Mental Health Care Plan from you GP (you pay $107.95). Feel free to phone or email me with any questions you may have.
I believe everyone has the potential for growth and change given the right support. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful and safe space to explore your presenting concerns and will work with you towards creating meaningful change. I draw on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices, seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. Seeing a Clinical Psychologist, allows you to access a Medicare rebate of $137.05 with a Mental Health Care Plan from you GP (you pay $107.95). Feel free to phone or email me with any questions you may have.
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Terry Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
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Liz Crocombe
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
(02) 4307 5760 View (02) 4307 5760
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Carly Tredway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
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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Kristy Singh
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lake Munmorah, NSW 2259
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
(02) 4075 9893 View (02) 4075 9893
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Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wyong, NSW 2259
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
(02) 4306 7011 View (02) 4306 7011
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Lauren Freele Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lake Munmorah, NSW 2259
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
(02) 4005 2831 View (02) 4005 2831

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Woongarrah, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Woongarrah, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Autism
100% Education and Learning Disabilities
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Woongarrah, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Woongarrah?

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.