Photo of Irene Quintavalle, ACA-L3, Psychotherapist
Irene Quintavalle
Psychotherapist, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship with your family or you are dealing with challenges at work or in your life, a therapeutic relationship can help you. I have extensive training in the integrative approach to psychotherapy and more than a decade of expertise in the practice of yoga and bodywork. For this reason, I work with both mind and body awareness. I draw upon different evidence-based models and theories to create a treatment that addresses your unique experiences and concerns.
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship with your family or you are dealing with challenges at work or in your life, a therapeutic relationship can help you. I have extensive training in the integrative approach to psychotherapy and more than a decade of expertise in the practice of yoga and bodywork. For this reason, I work with both mind and body awareness. I draw upon different evidence-based models and theories to create a treatment that addresses your unique experiences and concerns.
(03) 7003 2737 View (03) 7003 2737
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Peta de Burgh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Accredited E.M.D.R Practitioner with more than 16 years experience working in the area of Trauma. I have experience working with adults who have suffered from childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, as well as those who have been affected by a recent traumatic event. I have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts on a person's ability to have a harmonious relationships with themselves and others. https://www.breathcounselling.com.au/
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Accredited E.M.D.R Practitioner with more than 16 years experience working in the area of Trauma. I have experience working with adults who have suffered from childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, as well as those who have been affected by a recent traumatic event. I have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts on a person's ability to have a harmonious relationships with themselves and others. https://www.breathcounselling.com.au/
(03) 7003 2905 View (03) 7003 2905
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Cristina Jimenez
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Cristina is an ACA-accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist who brings an authentic and compassionate approach to her work. Focusing on the body and mind, she strives to create a profound sense of safety and trust in her clients. Cristina's warmth, empathy, and presence are foundational to every encounter, fostering reciprocal collaboration with her clients to facilitate positive change. Fluent in Spanish, Cristina maintains a culturally diverse practice and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, including the LGBTIQ+ community.
Cristina is an ACA-accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist who brings an authentic and compassionate approach to her work. Focusing on the body and mind, she strives to create a profound sense of safety and trust in her clients. Cristina's warmth, empathy, and presence are foundational to every encounter, fostering reciprocal collaboration with her clients to facilitate positive change. Fluent in Spanish, Cristina maintains a culturally diverse practice and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, including the LGBTIQ+ community.
(03) 7003 2675 View (03) 7003 2675
Photo of Rachel Dao, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Rachel Dao
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
My areas of focus are Relationship & Family Issues, Work Related Stress, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), neurodiversity and working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I work with adults, children, and adolescents. I accept NDIS, Workcover and TAC patients. I offer couples therapy and have participated in Certification Consultation Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, using Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my therapy work.
My areas of focus are Relationship & Family Issues, Work Related Stress, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), neurodiversity and working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I work with adults, children, and adolescents. I accept NDIS, Workcover and TAC patients. I offer couples therapy and have participated in Certification Consultation Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, using Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my therapy work.
(03) 7003 2195 View (03) 7003 2195
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Tammie Tran
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tammie is a certified practising counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She works with adult individuals and couples. Tammie brings a warm, empathic, holistic, and client-centred approach to her work. She combines talk therapy with evidence-based modalities. Working from a non-pathologising perspective, she draws upon models such as a Strengths-Based Approach, Attachment Theory, Trauma-Informed Practice, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Tammie is a certified practising counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She works with adult individuals and couples. Tammie brings a warm, empathic, holistic, and client-centred approach to her work. She combines talk therapy with evidence-based modalities. Working from a non-pathologising perspective, she draws upon models such as a Strengths-Based Approach, Attachment Theory, Trauma-Informed Practice, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.
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Photo of Judith Minster, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Judith Minster
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
(03) 9070 5310 View (03) 9070 5310
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Siobhan McKenna Emdr Therapist Melbourne
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
I am passionate about helping adults heal from adverse life experiences. I have a special interest in working with people who have PTSD or who are experiencing grief and loss. I specialise in EMDR and am a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).
I am passionate about helping adults heal from adverse life experiences. I have a special interest in working with people who have PTSD or who are experiencing grief and loss. I specialise in EMDR and am a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).
(03) 7003 2761 View (03) 7003 2761
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Sayaka Sayeed
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a strong interest in cultivating culturally responsive and accessible practices in my work and in the wider mental health industry. I focus on cultivating strong therapeutic relationships with clients from different age groups, cultural and neurodivergent backgrounds through using collaborative intersectional frameworks and maintaining authenticity, empathy, and curiosity in the counselling space with a focus on CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy and more, using multiple modalities as and when needed by my clients. If this holistic approach aligns with you, please reach out and we can address any hesitations or questions you may have.
I have a strong interest in cultivating culturally responsive and accessible practices in my work and in the wider mental health industry. I focus on cultivating strong therapeutic relationships with clients from different age groups, cultural and neurodivergent backgrounds through using collaborative intersectional frameworks and maintaining authenticity, empathy, and curiosity in the counselling space with a focus on CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy and more, using multiple modalities as and when needed by my clients. If this holistic approach aligns with you, please reach out and we can address any hesitations or questions you may have.
(03) 7003 2356 View (03) 7003 2356
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Sophia Robinson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sophia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and couples. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Sophia works collaboratively with a relational focus to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to engage in meaningful personal exploration. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Sophia believes strongly in our innate capacity to create lasting personal change.
Sophia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and couples. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Sophia works collaboratively with a relational focus to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to engage in meaningful personal exploration. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Sophia believes strongly in our innate capacity to create lasting personal change.
(03) 7003 2375 View (03) 7003 2375
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Gill Dolan - Plus 1 Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping individuals heal from incidents they have experienced as traumatic. I have a particular interest in working with first responders and veterans, as well as those who have encountered distressing interpersonal difficulties, often within their family of origin.
I am passionate about helping individuals heal from incidents they have experienced as traumatic. I have a particular interest in working with first responders and veterans, as well as those who have encountered distressing interpersonal difficulties, often within their family of origin.
(03) 7003 2752 View (03) 7003 2752
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Dr Mariel Francina Sanchez-Rockliffe
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
I am a fully registered counselling psychologist with over 24 years experience working with individuals, couples, families, and elderly clients. My aim is to help clients develop therapeutic goals and work with them to achieve lasting change. Drawing on my own experience of life transitions, I bring a personal perspective to counselling, helping people from different cultural backgrounds. My approach is friendly and practical in order to create a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore difficulties and realise positive change.
I am a fully registered counselling psychologist with over 24 years experience working with individuals, couples, families, and elderly clients. My aim is to help clients develop therapeutic goals and work with them to achieve lasting change. Drawing on my own experience of life transitions, I bring a personal perspective to counselling, helping people from different cultural backgrounds. My approach is friendly and practical in order to create a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore difficulties and realise positive change.
(03) 7003 2816 View (03) 7003 2816
Photo of Chris Cunningham, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Chris Cunningham
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Managing stress and changing behaviour is a complex matter. It can be even tougher when you try to do it alone. My clients are looking for the tools to manage their situation effectively and bring about positive behaviour change and improved performance. The people I work with want the power that comes from combining the best elements of coaching, positive psychology with the best therapeutic practices, including both traditional and state of the art methods. They want both coaching support and clinical expertise to help them cope, build their resilience and ultimately thrive across a range of complex situations and experiences.
Managing stress and changing behaviour is a complex matter. It can be even tougher when you try to do it alone. My clients are looking for the tools to manage their situation effectively and bring about positive behaviour change and improved performance. The people I work with want the power that comes from combining the best elements of coaching, positive psychology with the best therapeutic practices, including both traditional and state of the art methods. They want both coaching support and clinical expertise to help them cope, build their resilience and ultimately thrive across a range of complex situations and experiences.
(03) 4014 9024 View (03) 4014 9024
Photo of Claudiana Souza Torres Arteiro, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Claudiana Souza Torres Arteiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I’m Claudiana, a dedicated and compassionate psychotherapist, counsellor and mental health social worker with extensive experience in helping individuals overcome challenges, find emotional well-being, and lead fulfilling lives. With a warm and empathetic approach, I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. My training and personal background have equipped me with the skills and knowledge to assist clients in navigating their mental health journeys effectively.
I’m Claudiana, a dedicated and compassionate psychotherapist, counsellor and mental health social worker with extensive experience in helping individuals overcome challenges, find emotional well-being, and lead fulfilling lives. With a warm and empathetic approach, I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. My training and personal background have equipped me with the skills and knowledge to assist clients in navigating their mental health journeys effectively.
(03) 9994 1725 View (03) 9994 1725
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Edenn Baczyk
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002  (Online Only)
I'm Edenn, a passionate and approachable Psychologist. My approach is collaborative, flexible and guided by taking the time to understand your individuality and experiences. This allows therapy to be a space where you are able to build a deeper understanding of yourself and work towards goals that are important to you and your wellbeing. I work with adults across many areas of mental health and wellbeing and have a passion for helping others understand their attachment styles and regulate emotions to improve the quality and understanding around relationship patterns.
I'm Edenn, a passionate and approachable Psychologist. My approach is collaborative, flexible and guided by taking the time to understand your individuality and experiences. This allows therapy to be a space where you are able to build a deeper understanding of yourself and work towards goals that are important to you and your wellbeing. I work with adults across many areas of mental health and wellbeing and have a passion for helping others understand their attachment styles and regulate emotions to improve the quality and understanding around relationship patterns.
(03) 7003 2844 View (03) 7003 2844
Lisa Vuillermin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
I am particularly interested in emotion dysregulation, BPD, ADHD, cPTSD and experiences of rejection-based trauma. My aim is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to individuals, couples, and families struggling with mental health issues. I am committed to providing a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and other communities experiencing marginalisation.
I am particularly interested in emotion dysregulation, BPD, ADHD, cPTSD and experiences of rejection-based trauma. My aim is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to individuals, couples, and families struggling with mental health issues. I am committed to providing a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and other communities experiencing marginalisation.
(03) 9118 9069 View (03) 9118 9069
Photo of Bo Nixon, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Bo Nixon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bo takes a down to earth, non-judgmental approach with families and individuals across the lifespan in establishing collaborative therapeutic goals. Psychological interventions are guided by these goals, along with consideration of the person's developmental stage and the presenting challenges.
Bo takes a down to earth, non-judgmental approach with families and individuals across the lifespan in establishing collaborative therapeutic goals. Psychological interventions are guided by these goals, along with consideration of the person's developmental stage and the presenting challenges.
(03) 7003 2411 View (03) 7003 2411
Photo of Rebecca Hirst, ACA-L2, Psychotherapist
Rebecca Hirst
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Life often presents us with hurdles and challenges, and sometimes we require a supporting therapeutic relationship to help us regain strength. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, high levels of stress, grief and loss, the effects of trauma, self-esteem and identity issues, concerns about body image, relationship troubles, issues at work, heightened emotions, or existential concerns. These concerns may be new, or long-standing; mild, or severe. These are all normal experiences, but that doesn't mean you should face them alone.
Life often presents us with hurdles and challenges, and sometimes we require a supporting therapeutic relationship to help us regain strength. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, high levels of stress, grief and loss, the effects of trauma, self-esteem and identity issues, concerns about body image, relationship troubles, issues at work, heightened emotions, or existential concerns. These concerns may be new, or long-standing; mild, or severe. These are all normal experiences, but that doesn't mean you should face them alone.
(03) 7003 2939 View (03) 7003 2939
Stuart Naughten
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I see individuals, couples, families and other groups who are seeking help with a range of both individual and interpersonal psychological issues.
I see individuals, couples, families and other groups who are seeking help with a range of both individual and interpersonal psychological issues.
(03) 9068 5928 View (03) 9068 5928
Photo of Jake Douglas, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Jake Douglas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Jake, I've completed a Master of Professional Psychology and I'm a psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
My name is Jake, I've completed a Master of Professional Psychology and I'm a psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
(03) 7003 2397 View (03) 7003 2397
Photo of Shiva Chouhan, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Shiva Chouhan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Individuals who find my approach particularly beneficial often experience mood-related challenges, such as depression and anxiety, or seek to embark on a therapeutic journey aimed at personal growth and development. In either case, every person brings their unique set of aspirations, and I can assist you in identifying and defining your specific goals. Therapy objectives often encompass relieving symptoms and acquiring effective mood management techniques. On a broader scale, these objectives often involve cultivating positive changes in one's lifestyle to enhance overall quality of life.
Individuals who find my approach particularly beneficial often experience mood-related challenges, such as depression and anxiety, or seek to embark on a therapeutic journey aimed at personal growth and development. In either case, every person brings their unique set of aspirations, and I can assist you in identifying and defining your specific goals. Therapy objectives often encompass relieving symptoms and acquiring effective mood management techniques. On a broader scale, these objectives often involve cultivating positive changes in one's lifestyle to enhance overall quality of life.
(03) 7003 2544 View (03) 7003 2544

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3002

80+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in 3002 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Medicare Rebates
51% Bupa
40% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3002 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3002?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.