Female Counselling in Wakerley, QLD

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Anne Young
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wakerley, QLD 4154
The journey of motherhood can be a challenging and emotional experience. I work with women across the motherhood experience, from fertility and IVF challenges, pregnancy loss, pre and post natal, and beyond into the toddler and school years. The emotions and conflict for mums can seem never ending. Whether it is processing grief, the birthing experience, mum guilt and not feeling like they are enough, conflicting priorities or questioning their identity and who they are. The complexity of your motherhood experience is something we can explore together, and work towards developing self-compassion and a way forward.
The journey of motherhood can be a challenging and emotional experience. I work with women across the motherhood experience, from fertility and IVF challenges, pregnancy loss, pre and post natal, and beyond into the toddler and school years. The emotions and conflict for mums can seem never ending. Whether it is processing grief, the birthing experience, mum guilt and not feeling like they are enough, conflicting priorities or questioning their identity and who they are. The complexity of your motherhood experience is something we can explore together, and work towards developing self-compassion and a way forward.
(07) 3130 0419 View (07) 3130 0419
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Zest Infusion Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wakerley, QLD 4154
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
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Kate Costigan
Counsellor, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wakerley, QLD 4154
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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Jane Jokic
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wakerley, QLD 4154
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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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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Linda van Leeuwen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178  (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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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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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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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
Dina DEHAUTEUR
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
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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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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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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Amanda West
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont, QLD 4153  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I bring over 19 years of experience helping individuals to improve their mental health and well-being. With a compassionate and patient nature that creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we can pave the way towards healing and improved well-being. I specialise in treating clients with challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Stress and Adjustment issues. I utislise cognitive therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based behaviour therapies, to equip you with the tools you may need for a more fulfilled life.
I bring over 19 years of experience helping individuals to improve their mental health and well-being. With a compassionate and patient nature that creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we can pave the way towards healing and improved well-being. I specialise in treating clients with challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Stress and Adjustment issues. I utislise cognitive therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based behaviour therapies, to equip you with the tools you may need for a more fulfilled life.
(07) 2100 4172 View (07) 2100 4172
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Katrin Terton Art & Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Moreton Bay, QLD 4178
If you are curious about creative arts therapy and have a desire to gain deeper insight into your inner self by a different way of knowing, you are in the right place. Although I also offer traditional forms of counselling, I understand that they may not always capture the full depth of your experiences. By engaging in art therapy, you can gain new awareness and perspectives that might not be readily accessible through talk therapy alone. It can be a path to greater self-awareness and personal growth, providing a unique avenue for self-expression and exploration, allowing you to tap into your inner wisdom.
If you are curious about creative arts therapy and have a desire to gain deeper insight into your inner self by a different way of knowing, you are in the right place. Although I also offer traditional forms of counselling, I understand that they may not always capture the full depth of your experiences. By engaging in art therapy, you can gain new awareness and perspectives that might not be readily accessible through talk therapy alone. It can be a path to greater self-awareness and personal growth, providing a unique avenue for self-expression and exploration, allowing you to tap into your inner wisdom.
(07) 3477 9094 View (07) 3477 9094
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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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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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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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Unearth Psychology at Unearth QLD
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tingalpa, QLD 4173
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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Mind and Soul Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tingalpa, QLD 4173
Marianna is a registered counsellor with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia. My passion is to journey with people toward inner healing, growth, and transformation. I use a holistic approach as we are multidimensional (Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual) beings. Every person is unique, therefore, I adopt an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet my clients' unique individual needs and preferences. My counselling framework is underpinned mainly by Person-Centered therapy while drawing from other evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-informed, and Neuroscience understanding.
Marianna is a registered counsellor with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia. My passion is to journey with people toward inner healing, growth, and transformation. I use a holistic approach as we are multidimensional (Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual) beings. Every person is unique, therefore, I adopt an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet my clients' unique individual needs and preferences. My counselling framework is underpinned mainly by Person-Centered therapy while drawing from other evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-informed, and Neuroscience understanding.
(07) 2100 4275 View (07) 2100 4275
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Relationship Connect Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Tingalpa, QLD 4173
Looking to move forward and make confident decisions about what it is you actually want in life? Seeking to explore yourself in ways you might not have imagined? Wanting to understand more about your current relationships and how they are impacting you? Counselling can support you in all these ways and in other areas that you may wish to discuss in a confidential setting. One is respected and valued for their beliefs and choices at RelationshipConnect.Org
Looking to move forward and make confident decisions about what it is you actually want in life? Seeking to explore yourself in ways you might not have imagined? Wanting to understand more about your current relationships and how they are impacting you? Counselling can support you in all these ways and in other areas that you may wish to discuss in a confidential setting. One is respected and valued for their beliefs and choices at RelationshipConnect.Org
(07) 3186 8742 View (07) 3186 8742
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.