Counselling in Mount Barker, WA

Photo of Sophie Burren Psychology, Psychologist in Mount Barker, WA
Sophie Burren Psychology
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified
Mount Barker, WA 6324  (Online Only)
Sophie is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes referrals from those experiencing adjustment difficulties in their life; and health presentations across the lifespan; inclusive of distress post diagnosis or injury, end-of-life care, trauma responses, grief & loss, anxiety/depression, and chronic illness etc; she is also passionate about the mental health of other healthcare providers; specifically around the challenges faced by early career and acute care medical, nursing, and allied health professionals such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and or primary trauma, career related stressors and decision making.
Sophie is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes referrals from those experiencing adjustment difficulties in their life; and health presentations across the lifespan; inclusive of distress post diagnosis or injury, end-of-life care, trauma responses, grief & loss, anxiety/depression, and chronic illness etc; she is also passionate about the mental health of other healthcare providers; specifically around the challenges faced by early career and acute care medical, nursing, and allied health professionals such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and or primary trauma, career related stressors and decision making.
(08) 7110 0870 View (08) 7110 0870
Photo of Stephanie Charlotte Russell, Counsellor in Mount Barker, WA
Stephanie Charlotte Russell
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Mount Barker, WA 6324
Hi. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, with more than eight years’ experience in helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, gender issues, identity expression, sexual preferences, and issues they face in relationship and social contexts. I have a lived experience with trans-identity realisation, and have worked to support diversity expression and acceptance of difference in its many forms within our society. My main concern is to provide a safe and caring space for the client where they feel valued and confident to share their concerns.
Hi. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, with more than eight years’ experience in helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, gender issues, identity expression, sexual preferences, and issues they face in relationship and social contexts. I have a lived experience with trans-identity realisation, and have worked to support diversity expression and acceptance of difference in its many forms within our society. My main concern is to provide a safe and caring space for the client where they feel valued and confident to share their concerns.
(08) 7079 4324 View (08) 7079 4324

Online Therapists

Photo of Louise Mary Boucher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Barker, WA
Louise Mary Boucher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified
Albany, WA 6330
I came to this profession through adverse life experiences that empowered me in undertaking many years of university studies enabling me to work in mental health space. I work collaboratively with my clients using a person-centred approach. This places the client at the centre of therapy their needs driving each session. This empowers the individual to assess what their goals are. During therapy the individual locates their strengths using them as building blocks empowering them to achieve their goals with enhanced coping mechanisms and skills and holistic mental health.
I came to this profession through adverse life experiences that empowered me in undertaking many years of university studies enabling me to work in mental health space. I work collaboratively with my clients using a person-centred approach. This places the client at the centre of therapy their needs driving each session. This empowers the individual to assess what their goals are. During therapy the individual locates their strengths using them as building blocks empowering them to achieve their goals with enhanced coping mechanisms and skills and holistic mental health.
(08) 6846 1444 View (08) 6846 1444
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Glenda Irving
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Albany, WA 6330  (Online Only)
There can be many unexpected challenges in our lives. Sometimes we struggle with moving past events and circumstances from our past. We can look back at those things to find how to move in a new direction. After a significant life change, loss, or crisis, it can be easy to question if we are bringing our best selves to the table and even what our best self is. It is easy to wonder who we are meant to be and if we are living the life we know is right for us.
There can be many unexpected challenges in our lives. Sometimes we struggle with moving past events and circumstances from our past. We can look back at those things to find how to move in a new direction. After a significant life change, loss, or crisis, it can be easy to question if we are bringing our best selves to the table and even what our best self is. It is easy to wonder who we are meant to be and if we are living the life we know is right for us.
(08) 6837 9339 View (08) 6837 9339
Photo of Ann Croucher, Counsellor in Mount Barker, WA
Ann Croucher
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Albany, WA 6330  (Online Only)
I provide online counselling for teens and young people. Being a young person in our chaotic world can be hard! Life can feel overwhelming and stressful - but you don't have to figure it out on your own. I’m here to; listen without judgement, assist you in learning techniques to feel better and help you find the confidence to face your challenges.
I provide online counselling for teens and young people. Being a young person in our chaotic world can be hard! Life can feel overwhelming and stressful - but you don't have to figure it out on your own. I’m here to; listen without judgement, assist you in learning techniques to feel better and help you find the confidence to face your challenges.
(08) 7111 3332 View (08) 7111 3332
Photo of Genevieve Milnes, Psychologist in Mount Barker, WA
Genevieve Milnes
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Albany, WA 6330
I am a compassionate and warm clinical psychologist who loves talking to people and finding out why people do what they do and how to help them overcome it. If you are depressed, anxious, or stressed please ring our clinic and make a time to come and talk. Individual and personal issues, marriage and relationships, parents and children, inattention at school and home, and a host of other areas. I conduct assessments for diagnoses including ASD Autism , ADHD, PTSD, ODD, Cognitive Devlpt (WISC, WAIS), and many others.
I am a compassionate and warm clinical psychologist who loves talking to people and finding out why people do what they do and how to help them overcome it. If you are depressed, anxious, or stressed please ring our clinic and make a time to come and talk. Individual and personal issues, marriage and relationships, parents and children, inattention at school and home, and a host of other areas. I conduct assessments for diagnoses including ASD Autism , ADHD, PTSD, ODD, Cognitive Devlpt (WISC, WAIS), and many others.
(08) 9126 9157 View (08) 9126 9157
The Harvest Clinic
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Denmark, WA 6333
(08) 7829 9066 View (08) 7829 9066

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mount Barker, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Mount Barker, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Self Esteem
100% Life Transitions
50% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Mount Barker, WA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Barker?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.