As the leading network of professional Counsellors & Psychologists in Sydney, we can connect you with quality clinical care, fast. For nearly two decades, we’ve helped thousands of people just like you, find the right Counsellor or Clinical Psychologist.

Our clinical associates are all accredited with leading professional associations and draw on research and evidence based models of counselling.

Let us answer your questions and help you choose from a range of Clinical Psychologists & Counsellors near you when you call.

Quality Psychology Guarantee

All of our Sydney Psychologists and Counsellors are carefully screened to ensure high levels of professional training, ethical conduct and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Our clinicians are professionally registered, qualified and insured to practice.

Our counselling team come from a variety of disciplines with broad interests in research and practice. This means you can select a counsellor with the right skills and experience to help you with your particular issues. We help individuals with most psychological or emotional concerns, as well as working with relationships where we work with you as a couple or family. For couples counselling we will recommend a specialist relationship psychologist or counsellor.

We can help with a range of personal, emotional and mental health issues. Clinical pscyhology and counselling can help with anxiety, depression, relationships, self esteem, stress, trauma, addictions, general wellbeing, workplace issues, relationships and making practical life changes.

Our Sydney Psychologists and counsellors are trained professionals who will structure a practical treatment plan drawing on evidenced based treatment to meet your needs.

How to choose a psychologist

First, we find out about your main concerns.

Many people call us asking us how to choose the best Psychologist or Counsellor. When you call we will ask you about the issues that are bringing you to counselling.

We can tell you about the different Psychologists and Counsellors available and the type of approach they each use in their work. We can also tell you about the therapists’ particular areas of expertise. For example, you may be looking for someone with strong experience in trauma, or depression or anxiety or another specific issue.

– Psychological therapy can vary from practical short term treatments, to longer term treatment to address longer standing issues. You may have heard of therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Psychodynamic therapy.

– If you have a preference for working with a particular model of change, we can tell you which of our Psychologists or Counsellors works in your chosen modality. We can also explain the different therapies to you so you can make a better choice.

– Finally, if you are still not sure on who you wish to see, we can send you a selection of biographies with information on the Clinical Psychologists and Counsellors for you to choose from.

How much does it cost to see a Psychologist?

The price of consultations varies depending on the Psychologist or Counsellors qualifications and experience as well as their location. Generally it starts from $150 per consult.

We are not a bulk billing practice. Your GP may be able to recommend someone to you in your area who does not charge a gap.

Do I need a referral to see a Psychologist?

If you want to claim through Medicare, you will need a Mental Health Care plan referral from your Doctor. You will also need to request a Registered Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist when you call.

Our Counsellors are not eligible for Medicare rebates though private health rebates may apply. Couples counselling is not eligible for Medicare Rebates, but again private health rebates may apply.

Should I see a Psychiatrist or Psychologist?

A Psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor with further specialist training who can prescribe medication. A Psychologist can not prescribe medication, but can help you with therapy. If you require or want to consider medication, your Sydney Psychologist or Counsellor will work with your Psychiatrist or GP to provide joint care.

A great relationship

We think your therapist or psychologist should believe in establishing a warm and genuine therapeutic relationship with you. In fact, the quality of the relationship with your therapist is one of the most important factors of successful treatment.

Our therapists are carefully selected caring professionals who share the belief that a good therapeutic relationship can help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and free yourself from emotional turmoil.

Therapy can help you to to experience and explore previously intolerable feelings and can develop your capacity to be more emotionally accessible and responsive to others. Limiting thought patterns and unproductive behaviours may be uncovered and explored. You begin to function as the author in your own life.

Let us answer your questions

Feel free to call us and our staff will speak with you to discuss your needs, to answer your questions and to assist you with making an appointment.

Our team is ready to provide information on:

– costs of appointments
– skills and experience of our various psychologists, psychotherapists, mental health social workers and counsellors near you,
– medicare rebates and health fund rebates,
– doctors referrals and whether you need one,
– availability of appointments near you.

Get in touch now and find out how easy it is to get started. Your emotional wellbeing is our concern.

For all enquiries call (02) 8205 0566.

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About Pyschology – Your Questions Answered

  • Do psychologists recommend medication?

    No, psychologists cannot prescribe medication. If you feel you require pharmaceutical support in addition to talk therapy you will need to consult with your GP or a psychiatrist.

  • How much does it cost to see a psychologist?

    The fee can vary dependent on the psychologist you see but on average it will cost between $170 - $210 per 50-minute session. In some cases you may be eligible for a rebate if you are in a private health fund or if you have a mental health care referral from your Doctor.

  • Are psychologist appointments covered by Medicare?

    Yes, providing you have a current Mental Health Care Plan in place from your GP you can claim a rebate through Medicare. It is important to note that there will still be an out of pocket payment as we do not offer bulk billing within our network. If you need a free service you can contact Lifeline for more information, or contact your local community mental health care team through your local hospital. You can also ask your Doctor for a bulk billing Psychology practice.

  • Do I need to see a psychologist or psychiatrist?

    If you are looking to alleviate symptoms of a mental health condition with medication then you will need to consult a psychiatrist. If you feel that you want to try and address issues with talking therapy you can see a Psychologist. If you feel that you are having very serious mental health concerns a good place to start can be with your local GP.

  • Can I see a psychologist without a referral?

    Absolutely, you do not need a referral to book an appointment. The referral is only required if you are looking to claim a rebate through Medicare. Some people choose to come to their first appointment with the Psychologist, before deciding on whether to seek a referral from their GP.

  • How often should I see a psychologist?

    Depending on the severity and/or urgency of the concerns bringing you to counselling, we usually recommend attending on a weekly or fortnightly basis. This ensures you are able to get consistent support and improves your chances of making progress.

  • What happens on your first visit to a psychologist?

    Your first appointment will be like an introductory session. It's an important opportunity for you to explain what has been going on for you. It's also a chance for you to check out whether you connect with the Psychologist at this first meeting. The psychologist will ask you questions to make sure she has a clear understanding of what is bringing you to counselling and what you are wanting to achieve from your sessions. This will help them determine the best approach for your treatment.