Stress Counselling Sydney

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Everyone faces some level of stress in life. However, it is possible for stress to become overwhelming and significantly affect one’s overall quality of life, whether it be induced by day-to-day stressors or major life changes.

 According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in 2020, 59% of Australians experienced at least one personal stressor in the last 12 months. People with mental health conditions and people with long-term health conditions are also more likely to experience stressors. Experiencing high levels of stress can not only negatively impact mental health but can also contribute to increased physical health risks such as cardiovascular issues, digestive problems, immune system suppression, sleep disturbances, weight fluctuations and musculoskeletal problems. 

Getting the right support to manage your stress can help to provide relief and empower you to regain control of your life. 

New Vision Psychology is a leading provider of professional stress counselling services in Sydney, for those seeking stress management and treatment.

Our Sydney psychologists can assist you by providing stress management approaches tailored to your situation. We apply a range of evidence-based treatments from cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, to relaxation techniques and more.

Our Session Fees

A standard session at New Vision Psychology is 50-minutes in duration.

Registered Psychologist


  • With Medicare rebate
  • Between 8am-5pm weekdays ($161.65 after hours)

Registered Psychologist


  • Without Medicare rebate
  • Between 8am-5pm weekdays ($255 after hours)

Clinical Psychologist


  • With Medicare rebate
  • Between 8am-5pm weekdays ($157.95 after hours)

Clinical Psychologist


  • Without Medicare rebate
  • Between 8am-5pm weekdays ($295 after hours)

Signs That You May Need Counselling for Stress

Types of stress:

  • Acute stress – Occurs in response to immediate perceived threats; short-term and usually subsides once the situation is resolved
  • Episodic acute stress – Occurs when someone frequently experiences acute stress
  • Chronic stress – Ongoing stress that persists over a long period of time

When you consistently experience high levels of stress, this can have  a debilitating effect on your life. 

If you’re unsure whether the stress you’re feeling is serious enough to warrant professional stress counselling, here are some signs to look out for:  

  • Constant feelings of being overwhelmed or an inability to cope
  • Tendency to distance oneself from family or friends
  • Difficulty concentrating on tasks
  • Erratic sleep patterns 
  • Feeling fatigued most of the time
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Physical symptoms such as headaches or tense muscles
  • Frequent and extreme mood swings

When it comes to managing stress, stress counselling with a psychologist is one of the most effective treatment methods available. If you are experiencing any of the above, it’s important to seek help – the right support can make a world of difference.

Find Relief From Stress with a Psychologist in Sydney

you find that your stress levels are affecting your daily life, it may be worth seeking counselling for stress management. At New Vision Psychology, we have a team of psychologists experienced in stress management in Sydney.

Stress can manifest in different ways and is part of your body and mind’s way of dealing with life’s challenges. But when stress becomes persistent or severe, it can have detrimental effects on your quality of life.

There are many potential causes of stress as each person responds differently to life experiences. Some common external causes of stress include:

  • Significant life events such as a divorce or the death of a family member
  • Illness of a loved one
  • Personal health problems
  • Difficulties at work or school
  • Financial issues
  • Relationship struggles or conflicts

At New Vision Psychology, our psychologists will work with you to identify your main causes of stress, help you better understand how they may be affecting you, and work with you to develop effective stress management strategies.

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How Stress Counselling in Sydney Can Help

While chronic stress can pose serious risks for mental and physical health, it is also treatable with targeted treatment such as stress counselling. 

By working with a stress counsellor or psychologist, you can find the right support and strategies to better manage your stress levels and regain control over your health. 

Some of the many benefits of stress management counselling include:

  • Better self-awareness and increased self-confidence
  • Improved physical health and recovery from stress-related health issues
  • Better sleeping habits
  • Increased ability to focus and cope with stressful situations
  • Reduced worrying 
  • Improvement in overall mood

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the best therapist for my situation?

At New Vision Psychology, we understand the importance of finding a psychologist that you feel comfortable opening up to about your struggles and worries. We have a diverse team of clinical psychologists and registered psychologists across our clinics in Sydney who come from various professional backgrounds and are familiar with the nuances of different cultures.

We are fluent in a range of languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Greek, Indonesian, Bengali, Hindi, Afrikaans, Norwegian and Croatian.

We encourage you to browse our team of psychologists or contact us if you need support in finding a stress counsellor that meets your needs. We also have an online tool you can use to Find Your Best Fit Psychologist.

Do I need a referral to book a stress counselling session?

No, referrals are not required from a doctor or other medical professional in order to book a stress counselling session with our psychologists. 

We will only require a referral if you wish to claim a Medicare or SIRA/Workcover rebate for the stress counselling service.

How long does stress counselling take for me to see results?

Everyone responds to stress counselling differently, and there’s no fixed period of time for the therapy to start taking effect. It’s important to keep this in mind and set realistic expectations for yourself while attending stress counselling — learning how to manage stress takes time, and it’s important to be compassionate and patient with yourself.

During your first session, your psychologist will create a customised treatment plan based on your specific situation and needs, so you’ll know what to expect. For best results, it’s important to  take on an active role in managing your therapy and put in the work outside of treatment sessions.

What happens during a stress counselling session?

During a stress counselling session, your psychologist provides a safe and non-judgemental space where you will have conversations to understand what is causing you stress. Once both of you have established a clear understanding of how the stress is affecting you, your psychologist will create a treatment plan  and equip you with targeted psychological techniques and  practical stress management strategies.