Counselling in 3034

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Personal Growth Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Avondale Heights, VIC 3034  (Online Only)
I am a passionate Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor with many years of experience working with clients from a range of backgrounds. I am bilingual (English/Arabic) and can provide tailored counselling to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD and trauma among other conditions. Please reach out if you would like to kickstart your journey towards greater well-being together.
I am a passionate Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor with many years of experience working with clients from a range of backgrounds. I am bilingual (English/Arabic) and can provide tailored counselling to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD and trauma among other conditions. Please reach out if you would like to kickstart your journey towards greater well-being together.
(03) 7302 2537 View (03) 7302 2537
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Wellness & Co. Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Here at Wellness & Co. Counselling Services, we provide remote and in-person counselling sessions to individuals, couples and families. In-person sessions available across Melbourne. Our counsellors are highly qualified, clinically registered, with extensive experience in Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Separation, Domestic and Family Violence, Trauma, Bereavement, Grief and Loss counselling. Our experience enables us to offer tailored mental health support. We value each person and embrace every unique story and journey. We provide a safe and neutral space to best support you. Please call to inquire about availability
Here at Wellness & Co. Counselling Services, we provide remote and in-person counselling sessions to individuals, couples and families. In-person sessions available across Melbourne. Our counsellors are highly qualified, clinically registered, with extensive experience in Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Separation, Domestic and Family Violence, Trauma, Bereavement, Grief and Loss counselling. Our experience enables us to offer tailored mental health support. We value each person and embrace every unique story and journey. We provide a safe and neutral space to best support you. Please call to inquire about availability
(03) 7003 2935 View (03) 7003 2935
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Emma Austin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Emma is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a warm therapist who treats each client as an individual. Emma is passionate about working with clients who experience anxiety, OCD, anger, depression, trauma, self harm, relationship difficulties, unhealthy coping mechanisms and low self esteem. She is known for building strong, trusting relationships with her clients.
Emma is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a warm therapist who treats each client as an individual. Emma is passionate about working with clients who experience anxiety, OCD, anger, depression, trauma, self harm, relationship difficulties, unhealthy coping mechanisms and low self esteem. She is known for building strong, trusting relationships with her clients.
(03) 8338 1078 View (03) 8338 1078
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Natalie Morris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, particularly adults and adolescents, to improve clients' wellbeing and help them achieve their goals. I have a particular interest in working with neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety disorders, panic and phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and tic disorders. I also enjoy conducting all types of assessments, including cognitive, educational, and neurodevelopmental condition assessments, and strive to provide both assessments and therapy from a neurodiversity affirming perspective.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, particularly adults and adolescents, to improve clients' wellbeing and help them achieve their goals. I have a particular interest in working with neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety disorders, panic and phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and tic disorders. I also enjoy conducting all types of assessments, including cognitive, educational, and neurodevelopmental condition assessments, and strive to provide both assessments and therapy from a neurodiversity affirming perspective.
(03) 7303 3206 View (03) 7303 3206
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Anne Tiakanas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
(03) 8338 4203 View (03) 8338 4203

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3034

< 10

Counsellors in 3034 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medibank Private
67% NDIS

How Counsellors in 3034 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3034?

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.