Female Counselling in Thorneside, QLD

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Kylie Margaret Madigan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Thorneside, QLD 4158
Waitlist for new clients
Please note that I will be away on annual leave 03.07.24 - 05.08.24. I will respond to emails and phone calls upon my return. Thank you. 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.
Please note that I will be away on annual leave 03.07.24 - 05.08.24. I will respond to emails and phone calls upon my return. Thank you. 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.
(07) 3477 9736 View (07) 3477 9736
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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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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

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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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
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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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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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Linda van Leeuwen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160  (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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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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Pella Wellness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manly, QLD 4179
G'Day, I’m Amanda a heart centred Clinical Counsellor and Gestalt Psychotherapist. If you are feeling stuck, experiencing emotional pain or turmoil or are having trouble working things out I would love to meet you and hear about your unique experience. Together we can work through your difficulties and create awareness and meaningful change. I will meet you with curiosity and compassion.
G'Day, I’m Amanda a heart centred Clinical Counsellor and Gestalt Psychotherapist. If you are feeling stuck, experiencing emotional pain or turmoil or are having trouble working things out I would love to meet you and hear about your unique experience. Together we can work through your difficulties and create awareness and meaningful change. I will meet you with curiosity and compassion.
(07) 3113 9168 View (07) 3113 9168
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Heidi Ruef
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161
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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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
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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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Andrea McMahon
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160
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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Liane Anderson
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161
I am taking new clients for telehealth, and Face to Face in Brisbane at Victoria Point. I am a general psychologist with over three decades of experience. I came to therapy with a non-pathologising view of symptoms and behaviour. My view is that the vast majority of symptoms of "mental illness" are an understandable response to various life circumstances. Some deep in our past, some in our present. I am passionate about helping people to heal, grow, and live full lives. Via telehealth, I can see clients in any location.
I am taking new clients for telehealth, and Face to Face in Brisbane at Victoria Point. I am a general psychologist with over three decades of experience. I came to therapy with a non-pathologising view of symptoms and behaviour. My view is that the vast majority of symptoms of "mental illness" are an understandable response to various life circumstances. Some deep in our past, some in our present. I am passionate about helping people to heal, grow, and live full lives. Via telehealth, I can see clients in any location.
(03) 9070 5442 View (03) 9070 5442
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Anchoring Your Life Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160
Do you yearn to reconnect with your partner or re-engage with life fully but feel stuck in a cycle of relationship difficulties, affairs, betrayal, anxiety, illness, or other life challenges? You are not alone. These challenges can be overwhelming, but there is hope. Healing, growth, and practical tools can help you achieve your goals and break free from this cycle. As an experienced counsellor, I offer compassionate support tailored to your unique needs. We will work together to transform your struggles, enabling you to move toward a more fulfilling life. I can support you in the Redlands in person or online Australia-wide.
Do you yearn to reconnect with your partner or re-engage with life fully but feel stuck in a cycle of relationship difficulties, affairs, betrayal, anxiety, illness, or other life challenges? You are not alone. These challenges can be overwhelming, but there is hope. Healing, growth, and practical tools can help you achieve your goals and break free from this cycle. As an experienced counsellor, I offer compassionate support tailored to your unique needs. We will work together to transform your struggles, enabling you to move toward a more fulfilling life. I can support you in the Redlands in person or online Australia-wide.
(07) 3184 4739 View (07) 3184 4739
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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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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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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
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.