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Make Positive Changes

Psychologist, Counselling - Byron Bay & Bangalow NSW


Amara specialises in working with adults who are experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Overwhelm
  • Grief and loss
  • Sleep problems
  • PTSD
  • Life transitions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Impacts from past abuse or trauma

When you come to see Amara you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain clarity and understanding.
  • Make positive changes in your life.
  • Learn new skills to help deal with anxiety, stress & overwhelm.
  • Explore things more deeply and be listened to.
  • Find a way forward.
  • And more…..see ‘counselling section’.

What to Expect

Amara offers a safe, empathic and supportive space for you to come and be heard and explore issues. She has extensive training in mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management, and trauma therapies. Amara brings to her practice warmth, insight and a deep respect for your unique journey and process. She skillfully weaves together mindful self-awareness and other therapies to assist individuals in making meaningful changes in their lives.

Rebates – Medicare and Private Health Insurance

Medicare rebates are available if you have a Mental Health Plan from your GP. With a Mental Health Care Plan, you will be eligible for up to ten individual sessions and ten group sessions per year. The rebate for each session is $87.15. If you have private health insurance, you may also be eligible for rebates on the cost of your sessions. Rebates for more than ten sessions are available if you have been bush fire affected or Covid 19 impacted and fit into the eligible criteria. Please see FAQs section for more information.

Telehealth/Zoom Counselling

Due to Covid 19 changes in Medicare legislation, you can now have psychology sessions with Amara via Skype or Zoom (telehealth) in the convenience of your own home.  Amara offers telehealth sessions to people all over Australia, particularly those in rural or remote areas where it is harder to access psychological services. Please see the ‘Rural and Remote Counselling’ section under the Services tab for more information.

Wellbeing Workshops

Amara runs regular half day and six-week workshops for stress, anxiety and personal development.  Please see the ‘Workshops/Groups’ section for information about the next workshop.


Questions?  Feel free to call me for a chat to find out more and determine if I am the right psychologist for you.

Phone: 0424 930 588