Coady Counselling Services


My name is Vanessa Coady (Bach Social Work, Hons, Univ. Medal 1999). I offer my clients over 20 years of counselling experience. I am an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with, and member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

To ensure a quality service to clients, I engage in regular supervision. I also regularly engage in professional development activities such as trainings in current, evidence-based counselling approaches.

My passion is to assist you to lead a full, productive, rich and meaningful life. This is achieved through exploring your struggles; what is important to you; developing effective strategies for dealing with difficult thought and feelings you may be struggling with and setting goals and measures for positive change. I find my job very rewarding and can't wait to work with you to assist you to maximize your potential!

Offering online counselling nationwide, operating from the western suburbs of Brisbane.


As a counsellor, I believe that healing, health, and growth are created via:

  • VALIDATION - Acknowledgement that the issue/s affecting your life are valid, real and worthy of acting upon.
  • CONSCIOUSNESS - Awareness of how the issue/s affecting you arose, how they affect you and deciding what must change and how.
  • TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION - Taking positive steps towards change.

Central Goal

The central goal of my therapeutic interventions is empowerment and transformation. My responses aim to give people greater freedom and control over their own lives and the capacity for realising their full potential. YOU are the expert over your own life. As a counsellor, I will work with you to explore and action new possibilities in your life!

Areas of Speciality

  • Trauma
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Abuse (past / current)
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Goal setting and actioning
  • Self Esteem
  • Boundaries
  • Assertiveness
  • Stress
  • Burnout / workplace issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Professional supervision


At Coady Counselling Services, the therapeutic approaches used are tailored to the unique individual to best suit their style and situation, utilising a combination of:

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Compassion-Focussed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Goal setting and actioning
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Relaxation Therapies


  • Self Funded:

    $140 per session (Medicare rebates of around $78 available under a Mental Health Care Plan).
  • Employer Funded:

    $180 + GST per session.

Mental Health Care Plans

To be eligible for a Medicare rebate or bulk-billing (for health care card holders), you must ask a participating Doctor for a referral to me under a Mental Health Care Plan. GPs can provide a mental health plan referral for any issues that are adversely affecting your mental health.

To obtain a referral, book a longer appointment with your GP to complete a mental health assessment. Ask for a Mental Health Care Plan referral to Vanessa Coady, Coady Counselling Services (Medicare Provider Number 4096225X), and bring the referral along with you to your first appointment.

Accepted Payment Methods

Payment methods include cash, internet transfer and credit card.

Professional Supervision

As a supervisor, I work from a strengths and values-based approach. I see you as the expert over your own practice, and my role is to assist you to fully utilise your unique values, skills, resources and capabilities.

I see practice reflection as being extremely important for professional development. As a supervisor, I will encourage you to critically reflect on your practice, and support you to constantly adapt your practice in the light of your reflections.


  • Self Funded:

    $140 per session.
  • Employer Funded:

    $180 + GST per session.

Accepted Payment Methods

Payment methods include cash, internet transfer and credit card.

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Contact Details

Offering online counselling nationwide, please email for details.

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