Vanessa Steele

Counsellor, ACA-L2

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
(02) 8403 1873 Website

Vanessa Steele

Counsellor, ACA-L2

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed


8 Mona Vale Road
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
(02) 8403 1873
Offers online therapy
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Counselling is all about meeting your needs. I believe you are the expert in your life and that we can utilise that expertise to create more harmony and connection with your self and others. Together, we focus on your problem, through your viewpoint, and identify your strengths. Working with your knowledge and experiences, we take apart the messy knot of problems, decide the focus and explore your options. We clarify your goals and develop your skills towards reaching them. When you are ready to let go of the fear, shame, frustration, anger or grief that is getting in your way, and get 'unstuck', call me and we can get started.
Depending on your specific needs, I draw from a number of therapeutic modalities, all incorporating a respectful, strengths-based, person-centred approach to connect with your feelings and needs. My background in the performing arts has given me a deep appreciation for the diversity in perspectives and choices we make, and ways to communicate effectively.
​I am passionate about helping people work through difficult situations and stages of life, while respecting their individual perspectives and choices. ​We can discuss your deep and difficult issues and challenges, helping to create more harmony in your life. I will work with you to resolve your problems with understanding and empathy, and without judgement
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  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 2 Member
I am also an experienced therapist with clients recovering from substance and behavioural addictions (South Pacific Private Hospital).


Psychologist, PsyBA General
"One of a kind therapist! Vanessa is a pro at offering a nurturing and safe space for her clients. A privilege to have worked with her - her clients have hit the jackpot!"


8 Mona Vale Road
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
(02) 8403 1873
Offers online therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 8 May 2022
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Vanessa Steele

Counsellor, ACA-L2