About The Cottage

Back in 1997, three trained counsellors came together to provide counselling out of a room on the Northern Beaches. On the same premises as that room there was a little old cottage facing the possibility of demolition. A chance conversation led to an aha moment – the cottage was saved, and The Cottage Counselling Centre found both it’s first home, and it’s new name. From those humble beginnings 25 years ago, The Cottage now operates from 7 locations across the Northern Beaches, the North Shore, and Western Sydney. We have grown from 3 counsellors, to 16, and provide thousands of counselling sessions each year. We are proud of our history, and our growth – but we are most proud of having kept our ethos and our heart – to meet the needs of those who are struggling with compassionate, affordable and professional counselling.

The Cottage Counselling Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work and the places in which we live.  We pay respect to Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future. We recognize the unique cultural and spiritual relationship and celebrate the contributions of First Nations peoples to Australia.