Renee McDonald

Counsellor, PACFA

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(02) 6189 2566 Website

Renee McDonald

Counsellor, PACFA


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

3B Raymond Road
Level 1
Thirroul, New South Wales 2515
(02) 6189 2566
Website
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Additional Location

Wollongong, New South Wales 2500
(02) 6189 2566
Life can be complex and uncertain. I can help you with your concerns. You may be feeling unfulfilled or worried about a recent loss or your relationships. I can assist you to walk along side you in your time of sadness, loss, grief, or situations that are holding you back from having a more fulfilling life. Many of my clients say they may have tried other counselling, though it hasn’t worked. I can work with you - no matter where you are at. I help you find hope in your life again.
I can help you with grief, loss, or your relationships. My specialties are; in-depth grief and loss work, past trauma, deeply connecting to your partner, harnessing your inner wisdom and tapping into your divine inner wisdom. I can do this by using many techniques; grief therapy, relationship sessions, mindfulness, meditation, or working on your self-esteem.
It can be difficult to find the right help, or to even know what the right kind of counselling is for you now - as there is so much choice! The way I work is to have empathy for you and your situation - so I’ll work with you to work on your best solution - for you. This could be through using techniques, or the professional work we do together.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $270
Pay By: , Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medibank Private
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - Clinical Member
  • Training: Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2002

Additional Credentials

  • Degree / Diploma: ACAP - Graduate Diploma, Counselling - 2002
  • Degree / Diploma: ACAP - Masters of Applied Social Scie - 2008

Renee McDonald's Groups

Supervision Group

Group Supervision in a face-to-face, in-person format for Australian, trained practitioners. Providing mentoring and support to all types of Counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Men's Support Group, Monthly - Monday evenings

A monthly men's group to support men with their life problems or issues. Contact Renee for more.

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Location

3B Raymond Road
Level 1
Thirroul, New South Wales 2515
(02) 6189 2566
Offers video and phone sessions
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Wollongong, New South Wales 2500
(02) 6189 2566
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Guidance
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors -
  • Coaching
  • Existential
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Renee McDonald, Counsellor in Thirroul

Renee McDonald

Counsellor, PACFA