Counselling in Central West, QLD

Photo of Katie Grimmett, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Katie Grimmett
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Longreach, QLD 4730
In Touch Psychology as a business name reflects Katie’s focus on supporting individuals in becoming more in touch with themselves and providing a safe therapeutic space for clients. She is particularly passionate about rural mental health and has worked on the Gold Coast as well as in rural and remote communities in central QLD. Telehealth sessions are provided with a particular aim on increasing accessibility to rural clientele.
In Touch Psychology as a business name reflects Katie’s focus on supporting individuals in becoming more in touch with themselves and providing a safe therapeutic space for clients. She is particularly passionate about rural mental health and has worked on the Gold Coast as well as in rural and remote communities in central QLD. Telehealth sessions are provided with a particular aim on increasing accessibility to rural clientele.
(07) 2801 6139 View (07) 2801 6139
Photo of Sioban Laffey, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Sioban Laffey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Longreach, QLD 4730  (Online Only)
Currently Taking New Clients - Appts WITHIN 2 WEEKS. Hello! I have 20 years experience in helping people thrive. I'm a fully registered psychologist and offer private health fund rebates. I have ADHD. I have a holistic approach and blend evidence-based therapies with ancient wisdom, spirituality and alternative modalities - the best of both worlds. I'm effective in the work that I do and motivated to get you results whilst also supporting you through the process.
Currently Taking New Clients - Appts WITHIN 2 WEEKS. Hello! I have 20 years experience in helping people thrive. I'm a fully registered psychologist and offer private health fund rebates. I have ADHD. I have a holistic approach and blend evidence-based therapies with ancient wisdom, spirituality and alternative modalities - the best of both worlds. I'm effective in the work that I do and motivated to get you results whilst also supporting you through the process.
0415 257 155 View 0415 257 155
Photo of Steven Colbran, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Steven Colbran
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Longreach, QLD 4730
A values based natural rapport builder with expertise spanning various life circumstances and experiences. Steven emphasises getting to know the individual in all situations. He builds a strong therapeutic relationship, spending time connecting with clients, while maintaining a commitment to ensuring the highest standards of ethical and professional psychological services. Steven supports clients with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, adjustment and stress management, and self-worth and self-esteem, particularly through changing periods in one’s life circumstances and self-identity.
A values based natural rapport builder with expertise spanning various life circumstances and experiences. Steven emphasises getting to know the individual in all situations. He builds a strong therapeutic relationship, spending time connecting with clients, while maintaining a commitment to ensuring the highest standards of ethical and professional psychological services. Steven supports clients with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, adjustment and stress management, and self-worth and self-esteem, particularly through changing periods in one’s life circumstances and self-identity.
(02) 5604 7904 View (02) 5604 7904
Photo of Jane Chambers, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Jane Chambers
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Longreach, QLD 4730  (Online Only)
I currently have telehealth appointments available for female clients for Psychology and Life Coaching. Late Appointments are available Wednesday night. As a Psychologist I walk beside you and 'hold space' for you as you process past hurts and develop skills to assist you to manage psychological distress associated with trauma, mental health conditions or life transitions. As a Life Coach I walk beside you as you identify, clarify, define and voice your dreams, visions and goals. Then I work with you to explore, discover and achieve actions that will lead to growth.
I currently have telehealth appointments available for female clients for Psychology and Life Coaching. Late Appointments are available Wednesday night. As a Psychologist I walk beside you and 'hold space' for you as you process past hurts and develop skills to assist you to manage psychological distress associated with trauma, mental health conditions or life transitions. As a Life Coach I walk beside you as you identify, clarify, define and voice your dreams, visions and goals. Then I work with you to explore, discover and achieve actions that will lead to growth.
(07) 4847 6738 View (07) 4847 6738
Photo of Kathryn Dries, PACFA, Counsellor
Kathryn Dries
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longreach, QLD 4730  (Online Only)
I specialise in helping individuals overcome the challenges associated with grief and loss, recognising that these experiences extend beyond the conventional understanding of someone's passing. Whether you are grappling with personal, relational, or societal changes that have reshaped your worldview, relationships, or self-perception, I am here to support you. Together, we can navigate the complex emotions that arise during these transformative events, address feelings of isolation and loneliness, and foster healing and growth.
I specialise in helping individuals overcome the challenges associated with grief and loss, recognising that these experiences extend beyond the conventional understanding of someone's passing. Whether you are grappling with personal, relational, or societal changes that have reshaped your worldview, relationships, or self-perception, I am here to support you. Together, we can navigate the complex emotions that arise during these transformative events, address feelings of isolation and loneliness, and foster healing and growth.
(08) 7744 4777 View (08) 7744 4777

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Central West, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Central West, QLD who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress
80% Life Transitions
60% Relationship Issues
60% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
50% Bupa
50% Australian Unity

How Counsellors in Central West, QLD see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Central West?

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.