Counselling in Emerald, QLD

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Kathleen Murray
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Emerald, QLD 4720  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kathleen of My Psychologist Kathleen, a telepsychology service that provides clients with a variety of treatments. I offer psychological education along with evidence-based techniques for clients to practise and apply in their lives. From personal issues to relationship troubles, you can count on me to help you manage or resolve what worries you.
Hi, I’m Kathleen of My Psychologist Kathleen, a telepsychology service that provides clients with a variety of treatments. I offer psychological education along with evidence-based techniques for clients to practise and apply in their lives. From personal issues to relationship troubles, you can count on me to help you manage or resolve what worries you.
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Bottle Tree Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emerald, QLD 4720  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in working with women who are struggling with their "not good enough" story. I work to help you unpack the journey that has brought you to this point where you are seeking support and guidance to move forward in your life. My role is to hold the space for you while you face the darkest and most rejected parts of yourself. Then, using a person-centred approach that focuses on your strengths, we work together to help you craft the rich, full and meaningful life you have always known you are capable of living. I use a holistic approach to support you in all facets of your mental well-being.
I specialise in working with women who are struggling with their "not good enough" story. I work to help you unpack the journey that has brought you to this point where you are seeking support and guidance to move forward in your life. My role is to hold the space for you while you face the darkest and most rejected parts of yourself. Then, using a person-centred approach that focuses on your strengths, we work together to help you craft the rich, full and meaningful life you have always known you are capable of living. I use a holistic approach to support you in all facets of your mental well-being.
(07) 4523 6715 View (07) 4523 6715
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Steven Colbran
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Emerald, QLD 4720
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
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Brian John Hunt
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Emerald, QLD 4720
Hello and welcome to my site. Little did I realise how much my life would change during my journey to becoming a qualified Gestalt psychotherapist, recovering from a life-changing illness 22 years ago. It meant that I could not live as I was living anymore. From a background in the military, and being involved in business and community events to becoming a Gestalt therapist was a monumental shift in leaving the old way of life behind and being able to explore an alternative way of living my truth. I use this lived experience in my work as a therapist with people of all ages and ethnicity.
Hello and welcome to my site. Little did I realise how much my life would change during my journey to becoming a qualified Gestalt psychotherapist, recovering from a life-changing illness 22 years ago. It meant that I could not live as I was living anymore. From a background in the military, and being involved in business and community events to becoming a Gestalt therapist was a monumental shift in leaving the old way of life behind and being able to explore an alternative way of living my truth. I use this lived experience in my work as a therapist with people of all ages and ethnicity.
(07) 4803 3370 View (07) 4803 3370
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Sandie Schofield Counselling Service
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Emerald, QLD 4720  (Online Only)
At Sandie Schofield Counselling Service, my aim is to support women navigating life's challenges and transitions. My focus is on providing a nurturing and safe space for you to explore, discover and grow. I am a qualified family therapist, relationships counsellor, mental health practictioner, stress management consultant and mindfulness and meditation teacher. Whether you're navigating the uncertainties of your twenties or adjusting to the changes that come with retirement and aging, I'm here for you. I genuinely care about your story and am dedicated to providing empathy, care, and the tools you need to reach your goals.
At Sandie Schofield Counselling Service, my aim is to support women navigating life's challenges and transitions. My focus is on providing a nurturing and safe space for you to explore, discover and grow. I am a qualified family therapist, relationships counsellor, mental health practictioner, stress management consultant and mindfulness and meditation teacher. Whether you're navigating the uncertainties of your twenties or adjusting to the changes that come with retirement and aging, I'm here for you. I genuinely care about your story and am dedicated to providing empathy, care, and the tools you need to reach your goals.
(07) 4800 0018 View (07) 4800 0018
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Andrew King
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Emerald, QLD 4720  (Online Only)
My name is Andrew King and I am the primary therapist at Saltwater Counselling. I am a registered counsellor and trauma therapist with a focus on supporting both adults and adolescents in finding relief from anxiety, depression and PTSD, as well as navigating the challenges of everyday life and relationships.
My name is Andrew King and I am the primary therapist at Saltwater Counselling. I am a registered counsellor and trauma therapist with a focus on supporting both adults and adolescents in finding relief from anxiety, depression and PTSD, as well as navigating the challenges of everyday life and relationships.
(02) 4406 6519 View (02) 4406 6519
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Nyleve Semken
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Emerald, QLD 4720
Not accepting new clients
(03) 4062 7205 View (03) 4062 7205

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Emerald, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Emerald, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
57% Depression
57% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
67% Bupa
67% Police Health

How Counsellors in Emerald, QLD see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Emerald?

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.