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Michelle van Kampen
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Hello, I'm Michelle, a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Equine Assisted Practitioner. I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma, both historical and near, seeing those who are seeking holistic therapy that is tailored to an individual’s experience. Gestalt therapy is for those wanting to learn about how they make sense of the world and to reconnect with presence, rest and vitality.
Hello, I'm Michelle, a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Equine Assisted Practitioner. I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma, both historical and near, seeing those who are seeking holistic therapy that is tailored to an individual’s experience. Gestalt therapy is for those wanting to learn about how they make sense of the world and to reconnect with presence, rest and vitality.
(03) 9068 5720 View (03) 9068 5720
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Gavin Ivey
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
I work with adult clients experiencing complex trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, identity conflicts, grief and loss. I treat people of all genders, but have a special interest in men’s psychological struggles. My clients tend to appreciate that psychological growth involves more than 'strategies', and that self-discovery, self-insight and self-acceptance lie at the heart of each healing journey. They expect to be challenged as well as supported, and to be guided by an experienced, insightful, and compassionate therapist who is able to hold and contain whatever distress they bring.
I work with adult clients experiencing complex trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, identity conflicts, grief and loss. I treat people of all genders, but have a special interest in men’s psychological struggles. My clients tend to appreciate that psychological growth involves more than 'strategies', and that self-discovery, self-insight and self-acceptance lie at the heart of each healing journey. They expect to be challenged as well as supported, and to be guided by an experienced, insightful, and compassionate therapist who is able to hold and contain whatever distress they bring.
(03) 7003 2410 View (03) 7003 2410
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Sylvia Collinetti
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
I have 25 years’ experience in public mental health and private practice. It is well established that the most important ingredient for any successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship which develops over time and helps you feel safe. I work with you to make sense of your unique story and the reasons you’re engaging in therapy. I start by understanding your early life experiences which impact your thinking patterns, emotions and behaviours from an emphatic and non-judgmental position. Therapy is embedded with compassion, tailored to meet your goals, from a strengths based position to empower your recovery journey.
I have 25 years’ experience in public mental health and private practice. It is well established that the most important ingredient for any successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship which develops over time and helps you feel safe. I work with you to make sense of your unique story and the reasons you’re engaging in therapy. I start by understanding your early life experiences which impact your thinking patterns, emotions and behaviours from an emphatic and non-judgmental position. Therapy is embedded with compassion, tailored to meet your goals, from a strengths based position to empower your recovery journey.
(03) 7003 2284 View (03) 7003 2284
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Belinda Hulstrom
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
I have trained in a variety of counselling methods and tend to favour brief, solution-focused approaches designed to help you move forward so that you can lead a life that works. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages from 8 to 80 and from all walks of life and I can probably help you with just about any personal, lifestyle or professional issue that is troubling you.
I have trained in a variety of counselling methods and tend to favour brief, solution-focused approaches designed to help you move forward so that you can lead a life that works. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages from 8 to 80 and from all walks of life and I can probably help you with just about any personal, lifestyle or professional issue that is troubling you.
(03) 6120 6312 View (03) 6120 6312
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PsychPhys™ (Williamstown)
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Welcome to PsychPhys! We take a unique approach to supporting our clients through the combination of Psychology and Exercise Physiology. Our clinicians consist of Registered Psychologists, Ed/Dev Registras, Provisional Psychologists, and Exercise Physiologists.
Welcome to PsychPhys! We take a unique approach to supporting our clients through the combination of Psychology and Exercise Physiology. Our clinicians consist of Registered Psychologists, Ed/Dev Registras, Provisional Psychologists, and Exercise Physiologists.
(03) 9088 7585 View (03) 9088 7585
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Denise Tsirtsakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016  (Online Only)
Supporting, advocating and empowering clients who are experiencing severe mental health issues, crisis emergencies, family related problems, & severe trauma. Primed to identify trends that may need to be addressed through policy changes. Trained to effectively implement policy change and coordinate care and services, coupled with practice in direct settings. Educated in theories of human development, relational-cultural learning, and social policy in the service of individuals, families and communities.
Supporting, advocating and empowering clients who are experiencing severe mental health issues, crisis emergencies, family related problems, & severe trauma. Primed to identify trends that may need to be addressed through policy changes. Trained to effectively implement policy change and coordinate care and services, coupled with practice in direct settings. Educated in theories of human development, relational-cultural learning, and social policy in the service of individuals, families and communities.
(03) 9021 1441 View (03) 9021 1441
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Maree Nekich
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
As a Clinical Psychologist with additional specialist training in Family Therapy Maree has undergone extensive training to help her understand, prevent and relieve distress. She has over 15yrs experience in the private & public mental health care industry where she has provided individual, couple and family therapy to clients aged 6–80yrs. Her approach respects that the needs of each client will be unique and can't be simplified by a generic diagnosis or treated in a generic way. Therefore, every client will be afforded the opportunity to be listened to deeply at their own pace and following an assessment offered tailored treatment.
As a Clinical Psychologist with additional specialist training in Family Therapy Maree has undergone extensive training to help her understand, prevent and relieve distress. She has over 15yrs experience in the private & public mental health care industry where she has provided individual, couple and family therapy to clients aged 6–80yrs. Her approach respects that the needs of each client will be unique and can't be simplified by a generic diagnosis or treated in a generic way. Therefore, every client will be afforded the opportunity to be listened to deeply at their own pace and following an assessment offered tailored treatment.
(03) 9111 2650 View (03) 9111 2650
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Livia Cremona-Bellizia
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Livia is an empathetic clinical psychologist dedicated to helping individuals navigate their mental health challenges. She has a specific interest in working with adults experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, postnatal depression and trauma. By actively engaging with patients to clarify their motivations and goals, Livia ensures that therapy remains focused and meaningful, ultimately facilitating positive change and personal growth.
Livia is an empathetic clinical psychologist dedicated to helping individuals navigate their mental health challenges. She has a specific interest in working with adults experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, postnatal depression and trauma. By actively engaging with patients to clarify their motivations and goals, Livia ensures that therapy remains focused and meaningful, ultimately facilitating positive change and personal growth.
(03) 9069 9744 View (03) 9069 9744
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Jane Green
Counsellor, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Are you experiencing the symptoms of relationship distress? Poor communication, high conflict and low levels of intimacy, just to name a few? Utilising the principles of Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy and Gottman Method, I strive to have couples experiencing new insights into their partners, as well as their own behaviours and attitudes. These insights can become the vehicle to more open, empathic and respectful communication, quicker repair in conflict, greater levels of intimacy, and ultimately more satisfying relationships.
Are you experiencing the symptoms of relationship distress? Poor communication, high conflict and low levels of intimacy, just to name a few? Utilising the principles of Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy and Gottman Method, I strive to have couples experiencing new insights into their partners, as well as their own behaviours and attitudes. These insights can become the vehicle to more open, empathic and respectful communication, quicker repair in conflict, greater levels of intimacy, and ultimately more satisfying relationships.
(03) 7003 2509 View (03) 7003 2509
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Emily Barber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Hey, I’m Emily! I’m an experienced psychologist offering in-person and online therapeutic support to tweens, teens and adults. I understand that reaching out is not easy, that is why I have created a safe space where we can explore and work on your thoughts and emotions freely. I draw from evidence-based interventions including person-centred therapy, CBT, ACT, DBT and narrative therapy.
Hey, I’m Emily! I’m an experienced psychologist offering in-person and online therapeutic support to tweens, teens and adults. I understand that reaching out is not easy, that is why I have created a safe space where we can explore and work on your thoughts and emotions freely. I draw from evidence-based interventions including person-centred therapy, CBT, ACT, DBT and narrative therapy.
0420 550 547 View 0420 550 547
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Rory McRae
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016  (Online Only)
Rory is a friendly and experienced registered psychologist with qualifications in psychology, careers development, exercise science and education. Rory believes developing excellent rapport is essential in therapy to ensure his clients feel comfortable and supported. Rory works with clients of all ages across a diverse range of issues. His special interests include anxiety, ADHD, depression, motivation and goal setting, trauma, bullying, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.
Rory is a friendly and experienced registered psychologist with qualifications in psychology, careers development, exercise science and education. Rory believes developing excellent rapport is essential in therapy to ensure his clients feel comfortable and supported. Rory works with clients of all ages across a diverse range of issues. His special interests include anxiety, ADHD, depression, motivation and goal setting, trauma, bullying, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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The Galaxy Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Hi, I'm Linda, the owner of The Galaxy Clinic. I work with children and teenagers who might be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and issues with their self-esteem or relationships with other people, their bodies, and themselves. I have a special interest and experience in working with functional neurological disorders, young people with brain injuries, and young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. I also work with neurodiverse young people, such as those with autism or ADHD, experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with young people (and their families) to build on their personal strengths.
Hi, I'm Linda, the owner of The Galaxy Clinic. I work with children and teenagers who might be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and issues with their self-esteem or relationships with other people, their bodies, and themselves. I have a special interest and experience in working with functional neurological disorders, young people with brain injuries, and young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. I also work with neurodiverse young people, such as those with autism or ADHD, experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with young people (and their families) to build on their personal strengths.
(03) 7003 2639 View (03) 7003 2639
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Michal deWilloughby
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
My therapeutic work is dedicated to empowering clients in such a way that they feel more connected to their authentic humanness, have confidence about their inner resources and strengths, as well as their ability to impactfully move forward in their life’s journey in a more meaningful and fulfilling way. I am committed to helping clients accomplish their specific therapeutic goals and to become the author of their own life’s journey by drawing on my years of integrated therapeutic experience and extensive knowledge of evidence-based practices.
My therapeutic work is dedicated to empowering clients in such a way that they feel more connected to their authentic humanness, have confidence about their inner resources and strengths, as well as their ability to impactfully move forward in their life’s journey in a more meaningful and fulfilling way. I am committed to helping clients accomplish their specific therapeutic goals and to become the author of their own life’s journey by drawing on my years of integrated therapeutic experience and extensive knowledge of evidence-based practices.
(03) 7302 8073 View (03) 7302 8073
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Sonder Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
(08) 9126 9072 View (08) 9126 9072
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RightPath Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
I am passionate about helping those who struggle with mental health. Clients come to me with their disorders, issues, struggles and relationship problems and want to find better ways to cope and deal with their concerns. Their goals are to be happier, learn better ways to deal with their concerns and move on from their past traumas.
I am passionate about helping those who struggle with mental health. Clients come to me with their disorders, issues, struggles and relationship problems and want to find better ways to cope and deal with their concerns. Their goals are to be happier, learn better ways to deal with their concerns and move on from their past traumas.
(03) 7302 2996 View (03) 7302 2996
Anita Carroll
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016  (Online Only)
Anita has a calm, warm and empathic presentation, has a keen awareness and an engaging counselling style. Her focus is on developing a strong therapeutic alliance whilst getting an idea of the history and current issues, and developing deeper understanding, acceptance of differences and hopeful ways to move forward. Offering TELEhealth not f2f
Anita has a calm, warm and empathic presentation, has a keen awareness and an engaging counselling style. Her focus is on developing a strong therapeutic alliance whilst getting an idea of the history and current issues, and developing deeper understanding, acceptance of differences and hopeful ways to move forward. Offering TELEhealth not f2f
(03) 8652 1483 View (03) 8652 1483
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Linda Kollind
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Linda have particular expertise in identifying, assessing and supporting neurodivergence, such as Autism, ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders, across the lifespan. Linda are using evidence based tools and a warm and individualised approach.
Linda have particular expertise in identifying, assessing and supporting neurodivergence, such as Autism, ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders, across the lifespan. Linda are using evidence based tools and a warm and individualised approach.
(03) 7003 2864 View (03) 7003 2864
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Emma Rice
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Williamstown, VIC 3016  (Online Only)
PE Psychology is a service dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting issues. Emma is passionate about creating a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment and relationship, to allow clients to explore the difficulties that are arising in their lives. She is dedicated to working with individuals to develop self-awareness and deep understanding of the complexities of their issues. She aims to promote self-acceptance and positive change by drawing on their strengths, and helping them move towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.
PE Psychology is a service dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting issues. Emma is passionate about creating a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment and relationship, to allow clients to explore the difficulties that are arising in their lives. She is dedicated to working with individuals to develop self-awareness and deep understanding of the complexities of their issues. She aims to promote self-acceptance and positive change by drawing on their strengths, and helping them move towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.
(03) 4240 3532 View (03) 4240 3532
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Christine Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in supporting clients to process and understand past trauma and move beyond issues that have held them back. She also has a special interest in supporting clients who are experiencing fertility issues and undertaking ART, as well as those who are experiencing general adjustment issues, depression and anxiety. Christine believes that everyone has the ability to change and lead a more fulfilling and content life. She works collaboratively with clients to develop goals and strategies and finds that therapy works best when clients are able to play an active role.
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in supporting clients to process and understand past trauma and move beyond issues that have held them back. She also has a special interest in supporting clients who are experiencing fertility issues and undertaking ART, as well as those who are experiencing general adjustment issues, depression and anxiety. Christine believes that everyone has the ability to change and lead a more fulfilling and content life. She works collaboratively with clients to develop goals and strategies and finds that therapy works best when clients are able to play an active role.
(03) 9111 5326 View (03) 9111 5326
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Melis Topsahin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016  (Online Only)
I particularly assist clients that require therapy in the areas of anxiety, substance abuse (other addictions), depression and relationship issues. My focus is on working with the client towards personal development and goal setting. Each client is so very unique, hence, requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. As a therapist, i work with various approaches such as: CBT, ACT, humanistic approach and TRTP (trauma therapy) amongst many other(s).
I particularly assist clients that require therapy in the areas of anxiety, substance abuse (other addictions), depression and relationship issues. My focus is on working with the client towards personal development and goal setting. Each client is so very unique, hence, requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. As a therapist, i work with various approaches such as: CBT, ACT, humanistic approach and TRTP (trauma therapy) amongst many other(s).
(02) 4504 0146 View (02) 4504 0146
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3016

40+

Average cost per session

$177

Counsellors in 3016 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
76% Self Esteem
76% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Medicare Rebates
55% Medibank Private
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in 3016 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3016?

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.

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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.