Female Counselling in Manly West, QLD

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Liz Bamford Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
Liz has 20 years of experience assisting many people from all walks of life, with diverse issues including anxiety, depression and stress. Liz has helped people plan and implement changes in their work and personal lives, to more closely align with their interests, beliefs, giftings, values and personality.
Liz has 20 years of experience assisting many people from all walks of life, with diverse issues including anxiety, depression and stress. Liz has helped people plan and implement changes in their work and personal lives, to more closely align with their interests, beliefs, giftings, values and personality.
(07) 3179 6113 View (07) 3179 6113
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Zest Infusion Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
At Zest Infusion Pty Ltd it is our goal to enhance your vitality for life by offering psychology and dietetics services which are grounded in a mindful approach to living. We offer a comprehensive array of individual, group therapy, and personal well-being programs, mindfulness meditation groups and zest products to enhance vitality.
At Zest Infusion Pty Ltd it is our goal to enhance your vitality for life by offering psychology and dietetics services which are grounded in a mindful approach to living. We offer a comprehensive array of individual, group therapy, and personal well-being programs, mindfulness meditation groups and zest products to enhance vitality.
(07) 3186 9431 View (07) 3186 9431
Dina DEHAUTEUR
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
Dina is a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience with a zest of French and Caribbean culture, she has acclimated well to Australia as she has landed 21 years and has never left. She has swum in the waters of Manly and Wynnum area only recently. She is determined and passionate about finding the most efficient therapeutic tools and approach to support her clients. Dina’s special interests include perinatal work, pregnancy planning, fertility issues, parenting and adjustment disorder, adult mental health, personality disorders, Trauma, grief, relationship, and work-related issues.
Dina is a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience with a zest of French and Caribbean culture, she has acclimated well to Australia as she has landed 21 years and has never left. She has swum in the waters of Manly and Wynnum area only recently. She is determined and passionate about finding the most efficient therapeutic tools and approach to support her clients. Dina’s special interests include perinatal work, pregnancy planning, fertility issues, parenting and adjustment disorder, adult mental health, personality disorders, Trauma, grief, relationship, and work-related issues.
(07) 3113 9827 View (07) 3113 9827
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Andrea McMahon
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
Hi, My name is Andrea and my private practice is based in the beautiful bayside suburb of Cleveland in Redlands city. I offer face-to-face individual counselling, Walk and talk counselling, couples counselling, and family counselling. I can help you develop little ways to make a change in your relationship as well as your everyday habits. I aim to support each individual's needs, help you understand your behaviours and impulses, and allow you the space to explore and grow your awareness in whatever challenging time you're going through.
Hi, My name is Andrea and my private practice is based in the beautiful bayside suburb of Cleveland in Redlands city. I offer face-to-face individual counselling, Walk and talk counselling, couples counselling, and family counselling. I can help you develop little ways to make a change in your relationship as well as your everyday habits. I aim to support each individual's needs, help you understand your behaviours and impulses, and allow you the space to explore and grow your awareness in whatever challenging time you're going through.
(07) 3477 9858 View (07) 3477 9858
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Kate Costigan
Counsellor, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
For over 20 years I have taught & practiced therapeutic counselling and group work. I specialise in dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, domestic & family violence, pain, addiction and other traumatic life events e.g. separation from or death of a loved one.
For over 20 years I have taught & practiced therapeutic counselling and group work. I specialise in dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, domestic & family violence, pain, addiction and other traumatic life events e.g. separation from or death of a loved one.
(07) 3485 0755 View (07) 3485 0755
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Heidi Ruef
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
If you need a therapist with 20+ years of professional experience, extensive life experience and maturity, please make contact. I work with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, including personal and work related relationships, traumatic events, loss, grief, stress, pet loss grief, andaddiction. I create a safe environment where change can be explored and pursued. I am compassionate and have a practical approach to therapy. I am a skillful listener, perceptive of barriers or issues holding you back. We are all human and will struggle at times. Contact me to help you reconnect with yourself.
If you need a therapist with 20+ years of professional experience, extensive life experience and maturity, please make contact. I work with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, including personal and work related relationships, traumatic events, loss, grief, stress, pet loss grief, andaddiction. I create a safe environment where change can be explored and pursued. I am compassionate and have a practical approach to therapy. I am a skillful listener, perceptive of barriers or issues holding you back. We are all human and will struggle at times. Contact me to help you reconnect with yourself.
(07) 3477 9767 View (07) 3477 9767
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Chloe Hartshorn
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
I offer counselling to children, teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, family change, grief and loss, those struggling with identity, self-value and life transitions. I am strengths based and focussed on supporting clients to develop ways to live a fulfilling life. I am a registered counsellor with 20 years’ experience supporting the holistic wellbeing of my clients.
I offer counselling to children, teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, family change, grief and loss, those struggling with identity, self-value and life transitions. I am strengths based and focussed on supporting clients to develop ways to live a fulfilling life. I am a registered counsellor with 20 years’ experience supporting the holistic wellbeing of my clients.
(07) 3477 9834 View (07) 3477 9834
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Linda van Leeuwen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179  (Online Only)
You don't always have to see a psychologist for your mental health. As an EMDR Therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker my therapy can be funded by Medicare, NDIS, Victim Assist, Workcover QLD, National Redress Scheme etc. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma ( (C)PTSD), acute and chronic stress, grief and loss, infertility, Neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD), emotion regulation problems and parenting issues. I work with all adults on these difficulties regardless of age, gender and cultural background. I also provide support for people who have a diagnosis of Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, addictions etc.
You don't always have to see a psychologist for your mental health. As an EMDR Therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker my therapy can be funded by Medicare, NDIS, Victim Assist, Workcover QLD, National Redress Scheme etc. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma ( (C)PTSD), acute and chronic stress, grief and loss, infertility, Neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD), emotion regulation problems and parenting issues. I work with all adults on these difficulties regardless of age, gender and cultural background. I also provide support for people who have a diagnosis of Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, addictions etc.
(07) 3186 8503 View (07) 3186 8503

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Jacaranda Studio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178  (Online Only)
I offer online counselling with adults and young people from all walks of life to create a space where together we can seek to understand your inner world and the challenges you are facing. Connecting with you as a unique individual is my first goal. I believe you are the expert in your own life and my role is to partner WITH you to find a way to live a life you value.
I offer online counselling with adults and young people from all walks of life to create a space where together we can seek to understand your inner world and the challenges you are facing. Connecting with you as a unique individual is my first goal. I believe you are the expert in your own life and my role is to partner WITH you to find a way to live a life you value.
(07) 3113 9139 View (07) 3113 9139
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Madonna Schmierer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
Over 70 percent of our clients are women who are making lives for themselves dealing with relationships, children/adolescents, work, family and often trauma. We work in this space so understand the how making women happy flows on to happy families and happy lives
Over 70 percent of our clients are women who are making lives for themselves dealing with relationships, children/adolescents, work, family and often trauma. We work in this space so understand the how making women happy flows on to happy families and happy lives
(07) 3113 9069 View (07) 3113 9069
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Ali Ponturo
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Thorneside, QLD 4158
How we feel has a big effect on how we see ourselves, others and our world. These feelings can be frustrating, scary, hurtful or worrying. They can either have been there for most of our lives, gradually crept up on us or come as a result of our current situation. Often, when we are struggling, the most challenging part is not understanding what we are feeling or thinking, understanding why or knowing what to do about it.
How we feel has a big effect on how we see ourselves, others and our world. These feelings can be frustrating, scary, hurtful or worrying. They can either have been there for most of our lives, gradually crept up on us or come as a result of our current situation. Often, when we are struggling, the most challenging part is not understanding what we are feeling or thinking, understanding why or knowing what to do about it.
(07) 3477 9943 View (07) 3477 9943
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AD Counselling & Family Services - Alice Day
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moreton Bay, QLD 4178
Being able to talk about what's going on in your life in a safe and non-judgemental space can be a powerful catalyst for change. Counselling is based on your needs with interventions grounded in a holistic understanding of you and your life. It aims to facilitate improved self-knowledge and understanding of issues you may be experiencing, which enhances steps towards improved mental health and emotional well being. If agreed upon I am able to work with you in helping to understand the association between past experiences and current behaviour. Early influences can shape us and our ability to exert control over present functioning.
Being able to talk about what's going on in your life in a safe and non-judgemental space can be a powerful catalyst for change. Counselling is based on your needs with interventions grounded in a holistic understanding of you and your life. It aims to facilitate improved self-knowledge and understanding of issues you may be experiencing, which enhances steps towards improved mental health and emotional well being. If agreed upon I am able to work with you in helping to understand the association between past experiences and current behaviour. Early influences can shape us and our ability to exert control over present functioning.
(07) 3477 9771 View (07) 3477 9771
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Sussy Hollaway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
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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Dawn Radford
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Gumdale, QLD 4154
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.
(07) 3483 0464 View (07) 3483 0464
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Emma Furner
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Moreton Bay, QLD 4178
Emma is both a Psychologist and Yoga Instructor with a passion to support people in their journey towards life long health and wellbeing. Having worked as a Psychologist for more than a decade, she has significant expertise in the areas of trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety and stress management, self-esteem and self-harm. Emma considers the relationship between these concerns and eating, physical activity, weight and body image concerns as very intricate and interrelated. Emma believes that each of us have the wisdom within to heal ourselves and become healthy, but that various factors can be barriers to accessing this wisdom.
Emma is both a Psychologist and Yoga Instructor with a passion to support people in their journey towards life long health and wellbeing. Having worked as a Psychologist for more than a decade, she has significant expertise in the areas of trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety and stress management, self-esteem and self-harm. Emma considers the relationship between these concerns and eating, physical activity, weight and body image concerns as very intricate and interrelated. Emma believes that each of us have the wisdom within to heal ourselves and become healthy, but that various factors can be barriers to accessing this wisdom.
(07) 2100 4340 View (07) 2100 4340
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Dee Pakendorf
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
I am registered as a Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I feel human connection is pivotal to our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Our connectedness to family, friends and our community is integral to protecting and healing us from the stressors and trauma’s that we all will experience as part of our human experience.
I am registered as a Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I feel human connection is pivotal to our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Our connectedness to family, friends and our community is integral to protecting and healing us from the stressors and trauma’s that we all will experience as part of our human experience.
(07) 2801 7002 View (07) 2801 7002
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Louise Fitzgerald
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
My personal and professional experience has led me to be passionate about supporting people to heal complex trauma and increase capacity to live vibrant and fulfilling lives. This includes supporting parents to work through, process and resolve childhood attachment trauma that has led them to having difficulties in their own parenting. I have supported many clients on this healing journey which has resulted in them changing the trajectory of their lives, the lives of their children and potentially the lives of family members for generations to come. I welcome new clients and their vast potential for living life to the fullest.
My personal and professional experience has led me to be passionate about supporting people to heal complex trauma and increase capacity to live vibrant and fulfilling lives. This includes supporting parents to work through, process and resolve childhood attachment trauma that has led them to having difficulties in their own parenting. I have supported many clients on this healing journey which has resulted in them changing the trajectory of their lives, the lives of their children and potentially the lives of family members for generations to come. I welcome new clients and their vast potential for living life to the fullest.
(07) 3477 9781 View (07) 3477 9781
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Sonia Watson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
Hello, I am a registered psychologist with over 10 years experience in providing psychotherapy. I currently work in private practice and enjoy supporting people to thrive and live a more meaningful life. I have experience working in community, educational and clinical settings and assist adults, across a broad range of issues.
Hello, I am a registered psychologist with over 10 years experience in providing psychotherapy. I currently work in private practice and enjoy supporting people to thrive and live a more meaningful life. I have experience working in community, educational and clinical settings and assist adults, across a broad range of issues.
(07) 2100 4136 View (07) 2100 4136
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Rachel Wilkinson
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Thorneside, QLD 4158
I aim to bring back joy to your life! I support families dealing with grief, loss, change, and struggles including anxiety, depression, workplace and personal relationships. People see me to gain clarity around issues impacting their lives and to process historical events. We work collaboratively using strength-based approaches and gently with trauma-informed techniques. I work with youth aged from 10 years to 100 years.
I aim to bring back joy to your life! I support families dealing with grief, loss, change, and struggles including anxiety, depression, workplace and personal relationships. People see me to gain clarity around issues impacting their lives and to process historical events. We work collaboratively using strength-based approaches and gently with trauma-informed techniques. I work with youth aged from 10 years to 100 years.
(07) 2801 5140 View (07) 2801 5140
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Natalee Cooper
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Moreton Bay, QLD 4178
My name is Natalee and I am a registered trauma informed counsellor with 2 locations in Brisbane's northern suburbs of Narangba and Elimbah. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and relationship concerns. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming in itself. I provide a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space for clients where you will be heard and valued. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with to achieve your goals. Please read my reviews on Google and Facebook under my business name Holistic Wellness Australia.
My name is Natalee and I am a registered trauma informed counsellor with 2 locations in Brisbane's northern suburbs of Narangba and Elimbah. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and relationship concerns. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming in itself. I provide a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space for clients where you will be heard and valued. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with to achieve your goals. Please read my reviews on Google and Facebook under my business name Holistic Wellness Australia.
(07) 4243 4377 View (07) 4243 4377

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.