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

Fist, we find out about your main concerns

Many people call us asking us how to choose the best Clinical Psychologist or Counsellor. We start by asking you about the issues that are bringing you to counselling. Our clinical psychologists treat a wide range of issues so we will help you find someone that has experience working with the issue that concerns you.

We can tell you about the Psychologists available

We can tell to 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 self esteem, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, work problems or any other life issue.

We can tell you about the different treatment approaches

Psychological therapy can vary from practical and short term therapy, to longer term treatment to address longer standing issues.   Most of our client’s are new to therapy and are simply looking for a skilled Psychologist in Sydney. Our job is to help to choose from our range of treatment providers by telling you more about them and their counselling treatment approach. Together we can find you a psychologist who is likely to be a good fit.  

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.

For example, you may have heard of therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is short term, evidenced based and helps you learn skills. No problem, we can arrange a session with a psychologist who specialises in that therapy. Or you may be interested in a more personal and conversational therapy, such as Psychodynamic therapy or Supportive Psychotherapy. Our people are varied in their approach to psychology, so we can connect you based on your preference.

Most importantly, even if don’t know anything about therapy or have never seen a therapist before, we can briefly chat with you and find out about how you like to learn or what sort of personality you think would best help you deal with your current issue. Together we can help you make a better decision about the right psychologist for you.

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.

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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.

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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.

“ACP made finding a psychologist close to where I live an easy process. Everything was streamlined and extremely simple.”

Thomas

Our Services
We offer a variety of services dealing with wellbeing and mental health. Select from one of the options below for further details.