Counselling in Thorneside, QLD

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Kylie Margaret Madigan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Thorneside, QLD 4158
I am devoted to supporting and empowering adolescents and adults to reach their potential and live authentically. I work with many different presentations including: trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, risk, phobias, low self-esteem, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. My areas of passion include supporting the LGBTIQA+ community and working with trauma. I also love supporting NDIS participants to build upon their daily living skills and assist them to meet their NDIS goals.
I am devoted to supporting and empowering adolescents and adults to reach their potential and live authentically. I work with many different presentations including: trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, risk, phobias, low self-esteem, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. My areas of passion include supporting the LGBTIQA+ community and working with trauma. I also love supporting NDIS participants to build upon their daily living skills and assist them to meet their NDIS goals.
(07) 3477 9736 View (07) 3477 9736
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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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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Zest Infusion Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Thorneside, QLD 4158
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Verve Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161
Hi, I'm Umesh Shah, a dedicated professional with almost a decade of experience in the mental health field. My journey has taken me from Nepal to Australia, where I've made it my mission to support individuals from diverse backgrounds in their mental health journeys. My career began as a Social Worker, and I later became a licensed Psychologist. I've had the privilege of working in both the public and private sectors across Victoria and Queensland. (For more information please visit “Verve Psychology—Redlands Coast” website at www.vervepsychology.com.au).
Hi, I'm Umesh Shah, a dedicated professional with almost a decade of experience in the mental health field. My journey has taken me from Nepal to Australia, where I've made it my mission to support individuals from diverse backgrounds in their mental health journeys. My career began as a Social Worker, and I later became a licensed Psychologist. I've had the privilege of working in both the public and private sectors across Victoria and Queensland. (For more information please visit “Verve Psychology—Redlands Coast” website at www.vervepsychology.com.au).
(07) 3286 1233 View (07) 3286 1233
Dina DEHAUTEUR
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Birkdale, QLD 4159
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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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
Photo of Lillian Flanagan supervision & , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Thorneside, QLD
Lillian Flanagan supervision &
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Birkdale, QLD 4159
Working with someone requires trust, safety and collaboration. With extensive Tertiary, credentialing, practice experience and skills that are additional to a relationship focused and compassionate human you who will you meet with…your balance is what we can find …. together
Working with someone requires trust, safety and collaboration. With extensive Tertiary, credentialing, practice experience and skills that are additional to a relationship focused and compassionate human you who will you meet with…your balance is what we can find …. together
(07) 2801 5472 View (07) 2801 5472
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Lindsay Bennett
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not accepting new clients until July 2024. Welcome! Thanks for checking out my profile. I have been a registered psychologist since 2011. Over the last 12 years, I have been honoured to assist many people along their journey towards healing, self-compassion and fulfilment in all areas of their lives. I bring compassion, authenticity, transparency, honesty and respect to the therapy process. We discuss and agree upon short-term and long-term goals, our treatment plan, therapeutic interventions and homework arising from sessions. I work exclusively with adults, providing therapy online.
I am currently not accepting new clients until July 2024. Welcome! Thanks for checking out my profile. I have been a registered psychologist since 2011. Over the last 12 years, I have been honoured to assist many people along their journey towards healing, self-compassion and fulfilment in all areas of their lives. I bring compassion, authenticity, transparency, honesty and respect to the therapy process. We discuss and agree upon short-term and long-term goals, our treatment plan, therapeutic interventions and homework arising from sessions. I work exclusively with adults, providing therapy online.
(07) 3477 9535 View (07) 3477 9535
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Amber Dodds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160  (Online Only)
Amber is an online psychologist passionate about helping adults navigate the many obstacles of life and believes in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on warmth and compassion to help connect with and support her clients. She takes a holistic approach to her practice guided by evidence-based psychological techniques tailored to meet her client’s specific needs. Amber works with a variety of presentations including complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic, depression, addictions, anger, interpersonal difficulties, and grief/ loss.
Amber is an online psychologist passionate about helping adults navigate the many obstacles of life and believes in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on warmth and compassion to help connect with and support her clients. She takes a holistic approach to her practice guided by evidence-based psychological techniques tailored to meet her client’s specific needs. Amber works with a variety of presentations including complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic, depression, addictions, anger, interpersonal difficulties, and grief/ loss.
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Jane Jokic
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Manly, QLD 4179
I see clients for all kinds of different reasons such as concerns related to depression and anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, life changes, parenting, relationship concerns or simply because they want to connect with a therapist to help maintain positive mental health. I may teach strategies, teach you about your brain and body, and how you can take charge of your own wellbeing. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, together we can decide what approach feels most comfortable and works best for you.
I see clients for all kinds of different reasons such as concerns related to depression and anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, life changes, parenting, relationship concerns or simply because they want to connect with a therapist to help maintain positive mental health. I may teach strategies, teach you about your brain and body, and how you can take charge of your own wellbeing. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, together we can decide what approach feels most comfortable and works best for you.
(07) 3113 9338 View (07) 3113 9338
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Patrea Louise O'Donoghue
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Capalaba, QLD 4157
I enjoy helping clients who are experiencing life challenges and are stressed. It is rewarding to journey with clients as they take the initial step acknowledging they need help then be willing to look deeply within themselves as they learn ways to cope. My clients want to lead more satisfying and healthy lives, enjoy happier and more harmonious relationships (at home or work), and fulfil their potential. I help my clients achieve greater inner calm, resilience, health and wellbeing, and personal goals, so they enjoy their life, love and appreciate who they are, get off autopilot default mode, and be a positive force in the world.
I enjoy helping clients who are experiencing life challenges and are stressed. It is rewarding to journey with clients as they take the initial step acknowledging they need help then be willing to look deeply within themselves as they learn ways to cope. My clients want to lead more satisfying and healthy lives, enjoy happier and more harmonious relationships (at home or work), and fulfil their potential. I help my clients achieve greater inner calm, resilience, health and wellbeing, and personal goals, so they enjoy their life, love and appreciate who they are, get off autopilot default mode, and be a positive force in the world.
(07) 3186 5693 View (07) 3186 5693
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Kate Costigan
Counsellor, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Manly, 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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Vantage Point Counselling
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160
We are a private practice in Brisbane’s beautiful bayside suburb of Wellington Point, providing counselling support for individuals, couples, and families. We specialise in family relationships and provide support for anyone over the age of 16 experiencing disruptions in well-being due to anxiety, depression, loneliness, work-related stress, diagnosed mental health conditions, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, identity or sexuality issues, discrimination and marginalisation, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse, deconstruction & reconstruction of faith, adverse childhood experiences or trauma.
We are a private practice in Brisbane’s beautiful bayside suburb of Wellington Point, providing counselling support for individuals, couples, and families. We specialise in family relationships and provide support for anyone over the age of 16 experiencing disruptions in well-being due to anxiety, depression, loneliness, work-related stress, diagnosed mental health conditions, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, identity or sexuality issues, discrimination and marginalisation, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse, deconstruction & reconstruction of faith, adverse childhood experiences or trauma.
(07) 3485 0619 View (07) 3485 0619
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Janice Rees Counselling and Family Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161
Janice Rees is a passionate and emphatic counsellor who has a deep love for people and humanity. Janice has had great success supporting people for 18 years in the community and is committed to empowering individuals to change their lives. It is important to Janice that she creates a comfortable, culturally aware, inclusive, safe, and relaxed therapeutic environment that supports the needs of all individuals who seek her expertise for counselling including individuals, couples, children, teenagers, and families. Janice specialises in Couples / Marriage and Grief Counselling.
Janice Rees is a passionate and emphatic counsellor who has a deep love for people and humanity. Janice has had great success supporting people for 18 years in the community and is committed to empowering individuals to change their lives. It is important to Janice that she creates a comfortable, culturally aware, inclusive, safe, and relaxed therapeutic environment that supports the needs of all individuals who seek her expertise for counselling including individuals, couples, children, teenagers, and families. Janice specialises in Couples / Marriage and Grief Counselling.
(07) 2801 5099 View (07) 2801 5099
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Unearth Psychology at Unearth QLD
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Birkdale, QLD 4159
I became a psychologist to help kids. As I progressed through my training and internship, and own life experiences, my passion developed for working with children, as well as working with all ages who have experienced trauma. I see children, teens and adults for a range of mental health concerns and trauma.
I became a psychologist to help kids. As I progressed through my training and internship, and own life experiences, my passion developed for working with children, as well as working with all ages who have experienced trauma. I see children, teens and adults for a range of mental health concerns and trauma.
(07) 2100 4474 View (07) 2100 4474
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Louise Fitzgerald
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Manly, QLD 4179
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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Veronica Woolcott
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Manly, QLD 4179
My practice at Silverthorn provides a safe and calm therapeutic space, where privacy and comfort are paramount. I offer each of my clients an individualised plan of consultation and evidence-based therapies designed to support their journey toward healing, recovery and a renewed sense of control. I believe in the value of authentic truth and honesty, where the core feelings of anxiety and fear – so typically related to trauma and distress – can be tended to and moderated, allowing for the steady restoration of trust and confidence.
My practice at Silverthorn provides a safe and calm therapeutic space, where privacy and comfort are paramount. I offer each of my clients an individualised plan of consultation and evidence-based therapies designed to support their journey toward healing, recovery and a renewed sense of control. I believe in the value of authentic truth and honesty, where the core feelings of anxiety and fear – so typically related to trauma and distress – can be tended to and moderated, allowing for the steady restoration of trust and confidence.
(07) 2100 4801 View (07) 2100 4801
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Sussy Hollaway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Manly, QLD 4179
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
Photo of Madonna Schmierer, Psychologist in Thorneside, QLD
Madonna Schmierer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Manly, QLD 4179
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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thorneside, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Thorneside, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
75% Depression
75% ADHD
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Bipolar Disorder
75% Sexual Abuse
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
67% Bupa
67% Australian Unity

How Counsellors in Thorneside, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thorneside?

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.