Across all cities in Australia, Sydney included, counselling and psychology providers differ in the kinds of services they can offer. It’s a good idea to check the qualifications of the practitioner you wish to see to ensure that they can provide the service you require.
Psychologists are highly trained AHPRA registered professionals who are qualified to provide counselling, perform intellectual and psychological testing, diagnose mental health issues and provide psychological therapies.
Counsellors can have a variety of training, skills and experience and are less rigorously regulated. In fact, in Australia, counsellors are not required to have any particular training or registration, though most do. They can offer counselling services, typically managing short term issues that can be resolved at the conscious level.
For your peace of mind, all our Sydney counselling practitioners are highly trained through reputable education organisations and are registered with the Australian Register of Counsellors. Depending on your needs and personal preference, you can choose to begin your therapy with one of our psychologists who offer counselling services or with one of our highly trained counsellors who manage the overall wellness of our clients.