Counselling in North Queensland, QLD

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Self Awareness Cultivation Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Kelso, QLD 4815
I believe that through counselling we can gently cultivate the necessary conditions for personal growth and nurture our potential to be the best version of ourselves. The goal of therapy is to heighten one’s awareness in order to provide a choice in doing something differently.
I believe that through counselling we can gently cultivate the necessary conditions for personal growth and nurture our potential to be the best version of ourselves. The goal of therapy is to heighten one’s awareness in order to provide a choice in doing something differently.
(07) 2100 4034 View (07) 2100 4034
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Bee Yourself Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kirwan, QLD 4817
During my six years as a counsellor my clients have often commented they feel safe, understood and accepted when they first meet me and as they continue working with me. I believe such a foundation is essential for positive outcomes. If you are comfortable with me you will be open and honest which then allows for personal growth on a much deeper level. I have extensive experience as a counsellor having spent two years at Relationships Australia as the Counsellor for the Royal Commission into Childhood Sexual Institutional Abuse and the Victims of Crime Counsellor. I then started Bee Yourself Counselling, my own private practice.
During my six years as a counsellor my clients have often commented they feel safe, understood and accepted when they first meet me and as they continue working with me. I believe such a foundation is essential for positive outcomes. If you are comfortable with me you will be open and honest which then allows for personal growth on a much deeper level. I have extensive experience as a counsellor having spent two years at Relationships Australia as the Counsellor for the Royal Commission into Childhood Sexual Institutional Abuse and the Victims of Crime Counsellor. I then started Bee Yourself Counselling, my own private practice.
(07) 4410 9464 View (07) 4410 9464
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Neurodiversity Hub
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, QLD 4812
Yolanda is the Founder and Director of Neurodiversity Hub. She has over 20 years of experience working in mental health in a variety of roles and is particularly passionate about working with young people and their families. She is also a proud Autism mum, which has ignited in her a passion to advocate for acceptance, awareness and a strengths-based approach, which are at the heart of Neurodiveristy Hub.
Yolanda is the Founder and Director of Neurodiversity Hub. She has over 20 years of experience working in mental health in a variety of roles and is particularly passionate about working with young people and their families. She is also a proud Autism mum, which has ignited in her a passion to advocate for acceptance, awareness and a strengths-based approach, which are at the heart of Neurodiveristy Hub.
(07) 4439 8976 View (07) 4439 8976
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Rosalind Nelson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hermit Park, QLD 4812
Have issues with a run away mind that won't stop. Keep living in the past and cant let go, or have apprehension and dread about the future. Have bad memories that result in high arousal (physiological distress) even though they are old? I f you are not living the life you want then maybe I can help you change this, to improve the quality of your life. You may live with BiPolar Affective Disorder (BPAD) or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and find your thoughts distressing and want strategies to deal more effectively with these and live more comfortably with yourself.
Have issues with a run away mind that won't stop. Keep living in the past and cant let go, or have apprehension and dread about the future. Have bad memories that result in high arousal (physiological distress) even though they are old? I f you are not living the life you want then maybe I can help you change this, to improve the quality of your life. You may live with BiPolar Affective Disorder (BPAD) or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and find your thoughts distressing and want strategies to deal more effectively with these and live more comfortably with yourself.
(07) 4085 9065 View (07) 4085 9065
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Kathy Donaldson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Annandale, QLD 4814
At times, we all feel lost, lack motivation and direction and feel stuck. Our minds sometimes feel foggy and can't seem to gain clarity about the future which is causing stress and overwhelm. While this is normal for us occasionally, it can steer us out of control the longer it is left untreated. We need to become self-aware of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours so that we can manage and control what is happening and take responsibility for wanting more...more control to manage our thoughts and fears...more strength and courage to be the person we want to be...happy and resilient. I have proven strategies and guidance for you.
At times, we all feel lost, lack motivation and direction and feel stuck. Our minds sometimes feel foggy and can't seem to gain clarity about the future which is causing stress and overwhelm. While this is normal for us occasionally, it can steer us out of control the longer it is left untreated. We need to become self-aware of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours so that we can manage and control what is happening and take responsibility for wanting more...more control to manage our thoughts and fears...more strength and courage to be the person we want to be...happy and resilient. I have proven strategies and guidance for you.
0416 280 401 View 0416 280 401
The Psychology Talk Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
We recognise that the prospect of consulting a psychologist may feel overwhelming. The Psychology Talk offers a modern, personalised, and kind approach to enhancing your mental wellbeing.
We recognise that the prospect of consulting a psychologist may feel overwhelming. The Psychology Talk offers a modern, personalised, and kind approach to enhancing your mental wellbeing.
(07) 4428 7571 View (07) 4428 7571
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Origin Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Burdell, QLD 4818  (Online Only)
Origin Psychology Services is an organisation that dedicates itself to providing high quality consultancy and care across a broad range of concerns. With over 25 years of experience, our psychologists offer a range of services.
Origin Psychology Services is an organisation that dedicates itself to providing high quality consultancy and care across a broad range of concerns. With over 25 years of experience, our psychologists offer a range of services.
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Veronique Valery Lourbet
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gulliver, QLD 4812
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel stuck in the pit of depression, unable to see any light in the darkness? I can help you rise out of the pit and find hope and joy in living. Do you feel trapped by your anxiety, unable to enjoy life? I can help you break free from anxiety and live your life with confidence and enthusiasm.
Do you feel stuck in the pit of depression, unable to see any light in the darkness? I can help you rise out of the pit and find hope and joy in living. Do you feel trapped by your anxiety, unable to enjoy life? I can help you break free from anxiety and live your life with confidence and enthusiasm.
(07) 4243 4102 View (07) 4243 4102
Advanced Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hermit Park, QLD 4812
I have had the privilege of working with individuals and couples in conquering challenges, rebuilding connections, and living life fully. Witnessing countless couples overcome anxiety, depression, and relationship hurdles has been incredibly fulfilling. Guiding people to achieve relationship success and fulfilment remains a constant source of motivation in my practice. As a Gottman Method trained therapist I utilize a research-based approach to determine the strengths and areas for improvement needed in your relationship as a couple.
I have had the privilege of working with individuals and couples in conquering challenges, rebuilding connections, and living life fully. Witnessing countless couples overcome anxiety, depression, and relationship hurdles has been incredibly fulfilling. Guiding people to achieve relationship success and fulfilment remains a constant source of motivation in my practice. As a Gottman Method trained therapist I utilize a research-based approach to determine the strengths and areas for improvement needed in your relationship as a couple.
(07) 4428 2844 View (07) 4428 2844
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Frederick Hamden-Mindscape NQ Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Townsville City, QLD 4810  (Online Only)
Life can have a spiritual dimension (not necessarily religious), and this aspect of life can provide a depth that many have not experienced. We all journey through life, we seek to understand the emptiness, the lack of communication, and the 'why' of life. As an older person, I've gained valuable experience in processing many varied situations. When we look inside at who we are, we realize we do hold the answers; we just need to find the key to the right door. Let's chat and see where the healing journey begins To book a session, simply visit mindscapenqcounselling.com and schedule a free discussion. Let's move forward together.
Life can have a spiritual dimension (not necessarily religious), and this aspect of life can provide a depth that many have not experienced. We all journey through life, we seek to understand the emptiness, the lack of communication, and the 'why' of life. As an older person, I've gained valuable experience in processing many varied situations. When we look inside at who we are, we realize we do hold the answers; we just need to find the key to the right door. Let's chat and see where the healing journey begins To book a session, simply visit mindscapenqcounselling.com and schedule a free discussion. Let's move forward together.
(07) 4439 9777 View (07) 4439 9777
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Liberated Mind & Body
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Kirwan, QLD 4817
Jessica has a passion for working with PTSD and complex PTSD. She has a background working with a variety of mental health concerns and presentations such as trauma, depression, anxiety, FND, chronic pain, adjustment and stress. Jessica facilitates meaning making and understanding by working together with her clients to support them on their journey with inner healing and building better lives.
Jessica has a passion for working with PTSD and complex PTSD. She has a background working with a variety of mental health concerns and presentations such as trauma, depression, anxiety, FND, chronic pain, adjustment and stress. Jessica facilitates meaning making and understanding by working together with her clients to support them on their journey with inner healing and building better lives.
(07) 4428 7614 View (07) 4428 7614
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Ross River Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mundingburra, QLD 4812
Ross River Psychology is based in Townsville, Qld and offers evidence- based psychological treatment and counselling for adults. Our services are inclusive and provided without judgement in a warm and welcoming space. We take care to provide interventions that are person-centred and strengths-based.
Ross River Psychology is based in Townsville, Qld and offers evidence- based psychological treatment and counselling for adults. Our services are inclusive and provided without judgement in a warm and welcoming space. We take care to provide interventions that are person-centred and strengths-based.
(07) 4428 2582 View (07) 4428 2582
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Making Change Psychology
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Aitkenvale, QLD 4814
Hi there, My name is Ashten, a 33 year old, female Psychologist, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. I offer in-clinic counseling sessions to clients in the Townsville area and can offer online, Telehealth sessions for clients located within Australia.
Hi there, My name is Ashten, a 33 year old, female Psychologist, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. I offer in-clinic counseling sessions to clients in the Townsville area and can offer online, Telehealth sessions for clients located within Australia.
0477 433 626 View 0477 433 626
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Deep Speak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kirwan, QLD 4817
My Psychology degree, Social Work Masters and 13 years of experience in Mental Health have equipped me with the knowledge and skills to become a confident and diverse therapist. I am by nature a self confessed extrovert with an insatiable love of being around people and building valuable connections. As an enormous empath, my investment in the lives of other comes from a place of huge compassion and genuine positive regard. I am trained in many psychological interventions such as CBT, ACT Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and EMDR. My biggest passion is treating trauma and helping people realise their worth in this world.
My Psychology degree, Social Work Masters and 13 years of experience in Mental Health have equipped me with the knowledge and skills to become a confident and diverse therapist. I am by nature a self confessed extrovert with an insatiable love of being around people and building valuable connections. As an enormous empath, my investment in the lives of other comes from a place of huge compassion and genuine positive regard. I am trained in many psychological interventions such as CBT, ACT Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and EMDR. My biggest passion is treating trauma and helping people realise their worth in this world.
(07) 4428 2514 View (07) 4428 2514
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Lyn Lovering
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
I am a 61-year-old mature woman with lived experience. I worked with people from different social and ethnic background, across three continents and was inspired to study the motivations behind human behaviours through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. As a provisional psychologist, my therapeutic work is inspired through this model to develop and understand the personal challenges and limitations that people endure. I endeavor to improve self-worth, personal strengths, and adaptability to foster long-term resilience. My strengths are empathy and compassion.
I am a 61-year-old mature woman with lived experience. I worked with people from different social and ethnic background, across three continents and was inspired to study the motivations behind human behaviours through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. As a provisional psychologist, my therapeutic work is inspired through this model to develop and understand the personal challenges and limitations that people endure. I endeavor to improve self-worth, personal strengths, and adaptability to foster long-term resilience. My strengths are empathy and compassion.
(07) 4429 8871 View (07) 4429 8871
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Syann - MSNQC Counselling & Expressive Therapies
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Townsville City, QLD 4810  (Online Only)
I specialise in guiding women through life's transitions, whether they are embarking on new projects, seeking to find 'flow' in their lives, or struggling to find confidence and focus. Many of my clients are at a crossroads, seeking to find, or redefine themselves and their path. I provide a nurturing and empowering space for women to explore these transitions, helping them find balance, rediscover their inner strength, and connect with their spirituality.
I specialise in guiding women through life's transitions, whether they are embarking on new projects, seeking to find 'flow' in their lives, or struggling to find confidence and focus. Many of my clients are at a crossroads, seeking to find, or redefine themselves and their path. I provide a nurturing and empowering space for women to explore these transitions, helping them find balance, rediscover their inner strength, and connect with their spirituality.
(07) 4439 9962 View (07) 4439 9962
Photo of Elizabeth Theiler, Psychologist in North Queensland, QLD
Elizabeth Theiler
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
I offer above all my intentional+ deep listening to your conscious/ unconscious concerns. I specialise in tailoring individually suitable therapies. I wish to assist you to open spaces, that can allow reflection and creation towards new internal+ external potentialities+ futurities, unique only to you. I am a Registered Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Badiou/Lacan), Phd (abd level) with 50 years of expertise. I can practice in English, German or French. I am available on line, by Skype/Zoom (from anywhere in the world) + in person (at my office), by phone (Australia), for home visits (10km radius) for short and longterm therapies.
I offer above all my intentional+ deep listening to your conscious/ unconscious concerns. I specialise in tailoring individually suitable therapies. I wish to assist you to open spaces, that can allow reflection and creation towards new internal+ external potentialities+ futurities, unique only to you. I am a Registered Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Badiou/Lacan), Phd (abd level) with 50 years of expertise. I can practice in English, German or French. I am available on line, by Skype/Zoom (from anywhere in the world) + in person (at my office), by phone (Australia), for home visits (10km radius) for short and longterm therapies.
(07) 3186 9444 View (07) 3186 9444
Photo of Brian John Hunt, Psychotherapist in North Queensland, QLD
Brian John Hunt
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Airlie Beach, QLD 4802
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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Sally Kanno
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Airlie Beach, QLD 4802  (Online Only)
Sally is passionate about all things psychology and health. She is an attentive and warm psychologist and her practice values are based upon empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Her focus is to help individuals heal from trauma & anxiety, and become aware of their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a safe and grounding space to share and be heard, providing focused, treatment plans that help ease mental pain, dispel grief, and replace fear with purpose. Developing self-worth & self-belief, helping individuals to gain the ability to take back control of their lives.
Sally is passionate about all things psychology and health. She is an attentive and warm psychologist and her practice values are based upon empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Her focus is to help individuals heal from trauma & anxiety, and become aware of their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a safe and grounding space to share and be heard, providing focused, treatment plans that help ease mental pain, dispel grief, and replace fear with purpose. Developing self-worth & self-belief, helping individuals to gain the ability to take back control of their lives.
(03) 8737 9395 View (03) 8737 9395
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Emily Hellyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Townsville City, QLD 4810  (Online Only)
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Yoga Teacher, Clinical Supervisor and Trauma Therapist. I recognise that healing from trauma requires a holistic and individualised approach to support both body and mind. Through a range of therapeutic modalities, individuals are supported in their journey towards recovery in a safe and supported therapeutic environment. Medicare rebates available via GP referral.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Yoga Teacher, Clinical Supervisor and Trauma Therapist. I recognise that healing from trauma requires a holistic and individualised approach to support both body and mind. Through a range of therapeutic modalities, individuals are supported in their journey towards recovery in a safe and supported therapeutic environment. Medicare rebates available via GP referral.
(07) 5230 8996 View (07) 5230 8996

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North Queensland, QLD

50+

Average cost per session

$185

Counsellors in North Queensland, QLD who prioritize treating:

80% Anxiety
68% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD
61% Self Esteem
59% Relationship Issues
55% Depression
54% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Bupa
54% Medicare Rebates
54% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in North Queensland, QLD see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
21% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Queensland?

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.