Counselling in Carina, QLD

Chaminga Maheshi Dhanapala
Psychologist, MSc, MAPS
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
I am a Senior Psychologist, based at the Evolve Mindfulness Clinic in Brisbane Over the past decade, I have worked across various mental health settings in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka & the United Kingdom. I have been providing psychological assistance to those facing difficult and complex issues for more than fifteen years. I am passionate about supporting people to reach their true potential, improve their relationships and lead happier, more meaningful lives.
I am a Senior Psychologist, based at the Evolve Mindfulness Clinic in Brisbane Over the past decade, I have worked across various mental health settings in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka & the United Kingdom. I have been providing psychological assistance to those facing difficult and complex issues for more than fifteen years. I am passionate about supporting people to reach their true potential, improve their relationships and lead happier, more meaningful lives.
(07) 2100 4228 View (07) 2100 4228
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Amanda West
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carina, QLD 4152
I bring over 19 years of experience helping individuals to improve their mental health and well-being. With a compassionate and patient nature that creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we can pave the way towards healing and improved well-being. I specialise in treating clients with challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Stress and Adjustment issues. I utislise cognitive therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based behaviour therapies, to equip you with the tools you may need for a more fulfilled life.
I bring over 19 years of experience helping individuals to improve their mental health and well-being. With a compassionate and patient nature that creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we can pave the way towards healing and improved well-being. I specialise in treating clients with challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Stress and Adjustment issues. I utislise cognitive therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based behaviour therapies, to equip you with the tools you may need for a more fulfilled life.
(07) 2100 4172 View (07) 2100 4172
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Michelle Fairbrother
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
My journey in the helping profession began with a successful career in Public Relations and Recruitment. However I was always more interested in the uniqueness and individuality of people - how they think, feel and navigate life’s challenges. Everyone possesses resilience and competence, and my goal is to support you to reconnect what is really important to you and identify the strategies and supports that will meet your unique needs. With a deeper awareness, you can reconnect with your own hopes for the way you want to live your life.
My journey in the helping profession began with a successful career in Public Relations and Recruitment. However I was always more interested in the uniqueness and individuality of people - how they think, feel and navigate life’s challenges. Everyone possesses resilience and competence, and my goal is to support you to reconnect what is really important to you and identify the strategies and supports that will meet your unique needs. With a deeper awareness, you can reconnect with your own hopes for the way you want to live your life.
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Anne Young
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
The journey of motherhood can be a challenging and emotional experience. I work with women across the motherhood experience, from fertility and IVF challenges, pregnancy loss, pre and post natal, and beyond into the toddler and school years. The emotions and conflict for mums can seem never ending. Whether it is processing grief, the birthing experience, mum guilt and not feeling like they are enough, conflicting priorities or questioning their identity and who they are. The complexity of your motherhood experience is something we can explore together, and work towards developing self-compassion and a way forward.
The journey of motherhood can be a challenging and emotional experience. I work with women across the motherhood experience, from fertility and IVF challenges, pregnancy loss, pre and post natal, and beyond into the toddler and school years. The emotions and conflict for mums can seem never ending. Whether it is processing grief, the birthing experience, mum guilt and not feeling like they are enough, conflicting priorities or questioning their identity and who they are. The complexity of your motherhood experience is something we can explore together, and work towards developing self-compassion and a way forward.
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Robyn Bean
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you stuck in a spiral of overthinking, or anxious, self-critical, confusing thought loops that just won't give you a break? You might also feel aware that you are more sensitive than others. Perhaps you're very hard on yourself, even though you know how much this approach exhausts and isolates you. But what if there was another way? I can help you to gently explore your experience to find clarity. And over time, you can develop an inner "compassionate self" to rely on, one who will care for you in a kind, wise way.
Are you stuck in a spiral of overthinking, or anxious, self-critical, confusing thought loops that just won't give you a break? You might also feel aware that you are more sensitive than others. Perhaps you're very hard on yourself, even though you know how much this approach exhausts and isolates you. But what if there was another way? I can help you to gently explore your experience to find clarity. And over time, you can develop an inner "compassionate self" to rely on, one who will care for you in a kind, wise way.
(07) 3186 0291 View (07) 3186 0291
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Tracey M Coombes
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
Times are challenging nowadays for everyone! These challenges present to us in a myriad of forms across school life, work life and home life. I undertake therapy with adolescents, adults and families in a way that helps all parties understand themselves and each other better. I also feel that young adults (18-30's) often struggle to ask for help around anxiety and depression, therefore I strongly encourage you to reach out and we can have a chat about strengthening your own resources to feel better.
Times are challenging nowadays for everyone! These challenges present to us in a myriad of forms across school life, work life and home life. I undertake therapy with adolescents, adults and families in a way that helps all parties understand themselves and each other better. I also feel that young adults (18-30's) often struggle to ask for help around anxiety and depression, therefore I strongly encourage you to reach out and we can have a chat about strengthening your own resources to feel better.
(07) 3113 9107 View (07) 3113 9107
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OCD Clinic Brisbane
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
At the OCD Clinic, we focus on the diagnosis and management of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders (OCRD) alongside other nuanced psychological conditions such as Skin Picking, Body focussed behaviours, Body Dysmorphia, Post Partum anxiety and OCD, Neurodivergence.
At the OCD Clinic, we focus on the diagnosis and management of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders (OCRD) alongside other nuanced psychological conditions such as Skin Picking, Body focussed behaviours, Body Dysmorphia, Post Partum anxiety and OCD, Neurodivergence.
(07) 3395 5335 View (07) 3395 5335
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Gracyn Bower
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carina, QLD 4152
I am a registered psychologist with experience working with individuals dealing with chronic pain, rehabilitation, weight concerns, self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders.
I am a registered psychologist with experience working with individuals dealing with chronic pain, rehabilitation, weight concerns, self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders.
(07) 2100 4925 View (07) 2100 4925
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Chris Chicoteau
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
You are looking for deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and behaviours. You are becoming aware that certain patterns of feeling, behaving and believing are not aligned with who you truely are.
You are looking for deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and behaviours. You are becoming aware that certain patterns of feeling, behaving and believing are not aligned with who you truely are.
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Jennifer Cook
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
I am a registered Psychologist who has been supporting the mental health of clients aged 12+ for over 15 years in a variety of settings. I feel privileged to be in a position of trust that enables me to help people to change their relationship with difficult feelings and difficult thoughts and to develop awareness of longstanding, problematic behaviour patterns that can be changed in order to achieve and maintain recovery. I am an empathetic and down-to-earth professional who is passionate about helping people from all walks of life to live a meaningful life.
I am a registered Psychologist who has been supporting the mental health of clients aged 12+ for over 15 years in a variety of settings. I feel privileged to be in a position of trust that enables me to help people to change their relationship with difficult feelings and difficult thoughts and to develop awareness of longstanding, problematic behaviour patterns that can be changed in order to achieve and maintain recovery. I am an empathetic and down-to-earth professional who is passionate about helping people from all walks of life to live a meaningful life.
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Mind and Soul Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carina, QLD 4152
Marianna is a registered counsellor with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia. My passion is to journey with people toward inner healing, growth, and transformation. I use a holistic approach as we are multidimensional (Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual) beings. Every person is unique, therefore, I adopt an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet my clients' unique individual needs and preferences. My counselling framework is underpinned mainly by Person-Centered therapy while drawing from other evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-informed, and Neuroscience understanding.
Marianna is a registered counsellor with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia. My passion is to journey with people toward inner healing, growth, and transformation. I use a holistic approach as we are multidimensional (Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual) beings. Every person is unique, therefore, I adopt an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet my clients' unique individual needs and preferences. My counselling framework is underpinned mainly by Person-Centered therapy while drawing from other evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-informed, and Neuroscience understanding.
(07) 2100 4275 View (07) 2100 4275
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Timothy John Southwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carina, QLD 4152
Tim is passionate about helping everyday folk with common life stressors such as Anxiety, Depression, ADHD symptoms, Adjustment, Stress, Life Decisions, Spirituality challenges and Trauma. He is also a well-trained and accomplished couples counsellor using the world renowned Gottman Method of couples therapy. Tim helps clients with medium to long term work where building rapport, holding distress and journeying together is crucial.
Tim is passionate about helping everyday folk with common life stressors such as Anxiety, Depression, ADHD symptoms, Adjustment, Stress, Life Decisions, Spirituality challenges and Trauma. He is also a well-trained and accomplished couples counsellor using the world renowned Gottman Method of couples therapy. Tim helps clients with medium to long term work where building rapport, holding distress and journeying together is crucial.
(07) 3555 7528 View (07) 3555 7528
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True Anxiety Clinic - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carina, QLD 4152
Hello, I’m Katie Waller. My mission is simple: to help you reclaim your peace of mind and live your life to the fullest. No jargon, no judgement, just practical advice, and a sprinkle of humour along the way. Welcome to my practice, where I am dedicated to equipping you to manage your mental health, guide you to the tools that work, and support you through life’s challenges.
Hello, I’m Katie Waller. My mission is simple: to help you reclaim your peace of mind and live your life to the fullest. No jargon, no judgement, just practical advice, and a sprinkle of humour along the way. Welcome to my practice, where I am dedicated to equipping you to manage your mental health, guide you to the tools that work, and support you through life’s challenges.
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Dawn Radford
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
Not accepting new clients
From early childhood, I felt that I was “weird” and other people were mostly “normal”. This overwhelmed me, affecting almost every aspect of my life. I tried to find a way to live with the endless debates inside my own head. Some strategies were helpful and others not so much. I have at last begun to realise that “normal” comes in a variety of flavours: I am not “weird” so much as a “rare and unusual flavour of normal”. Mostly I’m ok with that, although I’m definitely still a work in progress. I may be unique, but I’m not the only person who has ever struggled to find acceptance, purpose, motivation and direction.
From early childhood, I felt that I was “weird” and other people were mostly “normal”. This overwhelmed me, affecting almost every aspect of my life. I tried to find a way to live with the endless debates inside my own head. Some strategies were helpful and others not so much. I have at last begun to realise that “normal” comes in a variety of flavours: I am not “weird” so much as a “rare and unusual flavour of normal”. Mostly I’m ok with that, although I’m definitely still a work in progress. I may be unique, but I’m not the only person who has ever struggled to find acceptance, purpose, motivation and direction.
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Eric Naughton
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Eric, Working as both a Counsellor and a registered Behavioural Support Practitioner allows me to offer comprehensive support, leveraging diverse approaches to empower individuals in managing behaviour and achieving their goals effectively. Everybody will at some point have to confront the worst day or days of their life you may feel alone but you're really not alone in this. There are millions of people in very similar circumstances to you right now, and many millions more that will one day be. It's good to talk.
Hello, my name is Eric, Working as both a Counsellor and a registered Behavioural Support Practitioner allows me to offer comprehensive support, leveraging diverse approaches to empower individuals in managing behaviour and achieving their goals effectively. Everybody will at some point have to confront the worst day or days of their life you may feel alone but you're really not alone in this. There are millions of people in very similar circumstances to you right now, and many millions more that will one day be. It's good to talk.
(07) 2100 4409 View (07) 2100 4409
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Brooke Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Carina, QLD 4152
I offer therapy to children, teens, adults, couples and family’s that are experiencing emotional and relationship difficulties and mental health related concerns. I regularly see people with difficulties conceiving, unwanted pregnancies, parenting concerns, couples in crisis, and family’s that are struggling. I work with individuals and family’s of all shapes and sizes, genders and sexualities. I am also a 'Possums' accredited practitioner.
I offer therapy to children, teens, adults, couples and family’s that are experiencing emotional and relationship difficulties and mental health related concerns. I regularly see people with difficulties conceiving, unwanted pregnancies, parenting concerns, couples in crisis, and family’s that are struggling. I work with individuals and family’s of all shapes and sizes, genders and sexualities. I am also a 'Possums' accredited practitioner.
(07) 4843 4950 View (07) 4843 4950

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Sophie Georgeson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Working primarily with anxiety, depression, and ADHD, I'm a warm, compassionate, and authentic psychologist. I work collaboratively and transparently, validating experiences in a nonjudgmental and empathetic way. I build a sense of agency and empowerment with my clients in a way that is safe, evidence-based, and trauma-informed. I can help support you with anxiety and stress, big emotions, life changes, learning difficulties, relationships and communication, grief/loss, identity and meaning challenges, and assessing and managing ADHD.
Working primarily with anxiety, depression, and ADHD, I'm a warm, compassionate, and authentic psychologist. I work collaboratively and transparently, validating experiences in a nonjudgmental and empathetic way. I build a sense of agency and empowerment with my clients in a way that is safe, evidence-based, and trauma-informed. I can help support you with anxiety and stress, big emotions, life changes, learning difficulties, relationships and communication, grief/loss, identity and meaning challenges, and assessing and managing ADHD.
(07) 2100 4531 View (07) 2100 4531
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Michelle Darragh (Formerly Vickers)
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Norman Park, QLD 4170
If you are struggling with past events, or current emotions, thoughts or nightmares, I can help. If you’ve never seen a psychologist and are worried about the process, try a session with me. If you haven’t yet found the psychologist you ‘click’ with, the one that understands you, I might be the one who understands.
If you are struggling with past events, or current emotions, thoughts or nightmares, I can help. If you’ve never seen a psychologist and are worried about the process, try a session with me. If you haven’t yet found the psychologist you ‘click’ with, the one that understands you, I might be the one who understands.
(07) 2100 4933 View (07) 2100 4933
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Kate Row
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Coorparoo, QLD 4151
Kate enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She is experienced and interested in working with clients who present with a range of presentations including anxiety (excessive worrying, social anxiety), low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties to life changes, autism (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, stress, school issues, bullying, employment difficulties, health diagnoses and various physical and psychological disabilities.
Kate enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She is experienced and interested in working with clients who present with a range of presentations including anxiety (excessive worrying, social anxiety), low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties to life changes, autism (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, stress, school issues, bullying, employment difficulties, health diagnoses and various physical and psychological disabilities.
(07) 2100 4991 View (07) 2100 4991
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Sussy Hollaway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tingalpa, QLD 4173
I am a trauma informed accredited mental health senior social worker providing counselling and advocacy services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I have experience working with people on the whole continuum of mental health concerns. I support people who have experienced trauma, sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, life transitions, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and family and relationship issues, including domestic and family violence concerns and adjusting to parenthood.
I am a trauma informed accredited mental health senior social worker providing counselling and advocacy services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I have experience working with people on the whole continuum of mental health concerns. I support people who have experienced trauma, sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, life transitions, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and family and relationship issues, including domestic and family violence concerns and adjusting to parenthood.
(07) 3113 9981 View (07) 3113 9981

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Carina, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Carina, QLD who prioritize treating:

81% Depression
81% Anxiety
75% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem
56% Parenting

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Bupa
78% Medibank Private
56% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Carina, QLD see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Carina?

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.