Female Counselling in Wynnum, QLD

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Sussy Hollaway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
I am a trauma informed accredited mental health senior social worker providing counselling and advocacy services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I have experience working with people on the whole continuum of mental health concerns. I support people who have experienced trauma, sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, life transitions, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and family and relationship issues, including domestic and family violence concerns and adjusting to parenthood.
I am a trauma informed accredited mental health senior social worker providing counselling and advocacy services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I have experience working with people on the whole continuum of mental health concerns. I support people who have experienced trauma, sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, life transitions, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and family and relationship issues, including domestic and family violence concerns and adjusting to parenthood.
(07) 3113 9981 View (07) 3113 9981
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Jane Jokic
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
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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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
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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Madonna Schmierer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
Over 70 percent of our clients are women who are making lives for themselves dealing with relationships, children/adolescents, work, family and often trauma. We work in this space so understand the how making women happy flows on to happy families and happy lives
Over 70 percent of our clients are women who are making lives for themselves dealing with relationships, children/adolescents, work, family and often trauma. We work in this space so understand the how making women happy flows on to happy families and happy lives
(07) 3113 9069 View (07) 3113 9069
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Kate Costigan
Counsellor, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
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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Anne Young
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
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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Liz Bamford Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
Liz has 20 years of experience assisting many people from all walks of life, with diverse issues including anxiety, depression and stress. Liz has helped people plan and implement changes in their work and personal lives, to more closely align with their interests, beliefs, giftings, values and personality.
Liz has 20 years of experience assisting many people from all walks of life, with diverse issues including anxiety, depression and stress. Liz has helped people plan and implement changes in their work and personal lives, to more closely align with their interests, beliefs, giftings, values and personality.
(07) 3179 6113 View (07) 3179 6113
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Zest Infusion Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
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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Dee Pakendorf
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
I am registered as a Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I feel human connection is pivotal to our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Our connectedness to family, friends and our community is integral to protecting and healing us from the stressors and trauma’s that we all will experience as part of our human experience.
I am registered as a Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I feel human connection is pivotal to our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Our connectedness to family, friends and our community is integral to protecting and healing us from the stressors and trauma’s that we all will experience as part of our human experience.
(07) 2801 7002 View (07) 2801 7002
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Louise Fitzgerald
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
My personal and professional experience has led me to be passionate about supporting people to heal complex trauma and increase capacity to live vibrant and fulfilling lives. This includes supporting parents to work through, process and resolve childhood attachment trauma that has led them to having difficulties in their own parenting. I have supported many clients on this healing journey which has resulted in them changing the trajectory of their lives, the lives of their children and potentially the lives of family members for generations to come. I welcome new clients and their vast potential for living life to the fullest.
My personal and professional experience has led me to be passionate about supporting people to heal complex trauma and increase capacity to live vibrant and fulfilling lives. This includes supporting parents to work through, process and resolve childhood attachment trauma that has led them to having difficulties in their own parenting. I have supported many clients on this healing journey which has resulted in them changing the trajectory of their lives, the lives of their children and potentially the lives of family members for generations to come. I welcome new clients and their vast potential for living life to the fullest.
(07) 3477 9781 View (07) 3477 9781
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Kylie Margaret Madigan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
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
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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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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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Anchoring Your Life Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wynnum, QLD 4178
Life can certainly be challenging and emotionally overwhelming and when it is, it's helpful to have someone by your side who you can confide in openly and honestly without fear of judgement. Let's talk through your circumstances and try to find solutions for that which can be solved or acceptance for that which cannot. I work with adults and couples helping you to create change where you have been impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and relationship issues. I have a special interest in marriage counselling, including affair recovery. I see clients in person in Cleveland as well as online Australia-wide.
Life can certainly be challenging and emotionally overwhelming and when it is, it's helpful to have someone by your side who you can confide in openly and honestly without fear of judgement. Let's talk through your circumstances and try to find solutions for that which can be solved or acceptance for that which cannot. I work with adults and couples helping you to create change where you have been impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and relationship issues. I have a special interest in marriage counselling, including affair recovery. I see clients in person in Cleveland as well as online Australia-wide.
(07) 3184 4739 View (07) 3184 4739

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Neurokin Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Manly, QLD 4179  (Online Only)
I'm a psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. I work via telehealth on Mondays to Thursdays, and can offer therapy and autism ('ASD') and ADHD assessments. My specialty is providing assessments for 'high masking' females. I also specialise in trauma (using EMDR), and chronic health issues. Email us today!
I'm a psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. I work via telehealth on Mondays to Thursdays, and can offer therapy and autism ('ASD') and ADHD assessments. My specialty is providing assessments for 'high masking' females. I also specialise in trauma (using EMDR), and chronic health issues. Email us today!
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Ruth Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Moreton Bay, QLD 4178  (Online Only)
I provide online counselling support for women who are struggling with low self-esteem and self-worth, comparison, insecurity, jealousy, anxiety, body image issues, relationship issues, and/or domestic and family violence and are living in Australia.
I provide online counselling support for women who are struggling with low self-esteem and self-worth, comparison, insecurity, jealousy, anxiety, body image issues, relationship issues, and/or domestic and family violence and are living in Australia.
(07) 3132 0891 View (07) 3132 0891
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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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Heidi Ruef
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Manly West, QLD 4179
If you need a therapist with 20+ years of professional experience, extensive life experience and maturity, please make contact. I work with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, including personal and work related relationships, traumatic events, loss, grief, stress, pet loss grief, andaddiction. I create a safe environment where change can be explored and pursued. I am compassionate and have a practical approach to therapy. I am a skillful listener, perceptive of barriers or issues holding you back. We are all human and will struggle at times. Contact me to help you reconnect with yourself.
If you need a therapist with 20+ years of professional experience, extensive life experience and maturity, please make contact. I work with anxiety, depression, major life transitions, including personal and work related relationships, traumatic events, loss, grief, stress, pet loss grief, andaddiction. I create a safe environment where change can be explored and pursued. I am compassionate and have a practical approach to therapy. I am a skillful listener, perceptive of barriers or issues holding you back. We are all human and will struggle at times. Contact me to help you reconnect with yourself.
(07) 3477 9767 View (07) 3477 9767
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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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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.