Counselling in 3074

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Ski Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
Experienced counsellor with 12+ years of dedicated support. Empowering individuals to overcome challenges and find inner peace. Customised, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach. Let's navigate your journey together.
Experienced counsellor with 12+ years of dedicated support. Empowering individuals to overcome challenges and find inner peace. Customised, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach. Let's navigate your journey together.
(03) 7302 2856 View (03) 7302 2856
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Aston Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
(03) 7303 3862 View (03) 7303 3862
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Zain Timimi
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
This is Zain, BNurs , BParamedicS, MCouns&Psy. I’m a registered counsellor with PACFA, who works with both adults and adolescents. I employ a person-cantered approach to therapy whilst also implementing other therapeutic intervention techniques. During therapy I aim to understand each individual and the personal circumstances that surround their life. My main focus is to provide a safe space that allows clients to feel comfortable when expressing themselves, ultimately allowing me to understand their perspective and encouraging positive change in their life. Common therapy techniques I use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
This is Zain, BNurs , BParamedicS, MCouns&Psy. I’m a registered counsellor with PACFA, who works with both adults and adolescents. I employ a person-cantered approach to therapy whilst also implementing other therapeutic intervention techniques. During therapy I aim to understand each individual and the personal circumstances that surround their life. My main focus is to provide a safe space that allows clients to feel comfortable when expressing themselves, ultimately allowing me to understand their perspective and encouraging positive change in their life. Common therapy techniques I use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
(03) 7302 2957 View (03) 7302 2957
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Ghada El Zohbi
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
Ghada brings extensive experience with diverse clients across life stages. Her interest is women's well-being with a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach. Her background spans public inpatient, community, and forensic roles, providing valuable insights. She creates a safe, trusting space for clients, aiming to incorporate cultural sensitivity. Ghada specializes in women aged 18-65+, addressing mental health, intimacy, relationships, and sexual health, including chronic sexual pain disorders. For details or appointments, visit northsidewomenswellbeinghub.com.au/request-appointment-1.
Ghada brings extensive experience with diverse clients across life stages. Her interest is women's well-being with a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach. Her background spans public inpatient, community, and forensic roles, providing valuable insights. She creates a safe, trusting space for clients, aiming to incorporate cultural sensitivity. Ghada specializes in women aged 18-65+, addressing mental health, intimacy, relationships, and sexual health, including chronic sexual pain disorders. For details or appointments, visit northsidewomenswellbeinghub.com.au/request-appointment-1.
(03) 7031 7815 View (03) 7031 7815
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Mindful Wellbeing Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
I have been a psychologist for over 15 years and have experience in working with a diverse range of clients. I have worked within disability services, child and adolescent mental health services and the education department. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, families and adults on a range of emotional, behavioural, psycho-social and developmental concerns.
I have been a psychologist for over 15 years and have experience in working with a diverse range of clients. I have worked within disability services, child and adolescent mental health services and the education department. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, families and adults on a range of emotional, behavioural, psycho-social and developmental concerns.
(03) 7302 2207 View (03) 7302 2207
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Victoria Art Therapy
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, suicidal Ideation, self harm or have experienced trauma in your life, then Victoria Art therapy is the professional company that can help you achieve a clearer and positive sense of well-being. The Art Therapy work undertaken with clients, is informed by current and emerging research, that best supports people to shift and develop. We provide our clients with a ‘healing environment’, that consistently nurtures, maintains safety, security and emotional support. We deliver a number of therapeutic approaches, to ensure we are providing the best possible outcomes for our clients.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, suicidal Ideation, self harm or have experienced trauma in your life, then Victoria Art therapy is the professional company that can help you achieve a clearer and positive sense of well-being. The Art Therapy work undertaken with clients, is informed by current and emerging research, that best supports people to shift and develop. We provide our clients with a ‘healing environment’, that consistently nurtures, maintains safety, security and emotional support. We deliver a number of therapeutic approaches, to ensure we are providing the best possible outcomes for our clients.
(03) 8613 3429 View (03) 8613 3429
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A Meaningful Chat
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074  (Online Only)
You are here because you feel like you (or someone you know) may need therapy and are reading through profiles of strangers, scrolling through their videos and photos. It's a pretty common part of being on the internet nowadays, along with scrolling through memes and videos of food and cats. You may be looking for connection. Someone who speaks to you and may get you and your life story. I know what’s like, because I’ve been on that side of the screen going through that same process. Today may not be the day you choose to call or email, but you are scoping what’s there and most of it may sound pretty similar profile to profile.
You are here because you feel like you (or someone you know) may need therapy and are reading through profiles of strangers, scrolling through their videos and photos. It's a pretty common part of being on the internet nowadays, along with scrolling through memes and videos of food and cats. You may be looking for connection. Someone who speaks to you and may get you and your life story. I know what’s like, because I’ve been on that side of the screen going through that same process. Today may not be the day you choose to call or email, but you are scoping what’s there and most of it may sound pretty similar profile to profile.
(02) 4504 0175 View (02) 4504 0175
Damien Gafforini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
I have 20 years of experience, in particular supporting those whom have experienced some form of traumatic event (especially sexual abuse). This includes current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces, Veterans and their families (PTSD). I work with children and young people who have behavioural and emotional difficulties and developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD. I also provide Neurofeedback therapy and EMDR. Essentially if you are ready to engage in therapy, open to exploring current behaviours and how change may occur - Then lets get started!
I have 20 years of experience, in particular supporting those whom have experienced some form of traumatic event (especially sexual abuse). This includes current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces, Veterans and their families (PTSD). I work with children and young people who have behavioural and emotional difficulties and developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD. I also provide Neurofeedback therapy and EMDR. Essentially if you are ready to engage in therapy, open to exploring current behaviours and how change may occur - Then lets get started!
(03) 9068 6002 View (03) 9068 6002
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Sara Bakah
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
Not accepting new clients
Sara is a Provisional Psychologist who has worked across private and public health settings to provide counselling and mental health treatment to individuals across the lifespan, including children. They have experience supporting people with depression, anxiety, grief, longstanding personality difficulties, and trauma. She also has experience working with individuals questioning their gender and sexuality, managing chronic illness, or adjusting to new medical conditions. Sara is particularly passionate about working with people from the queer community, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and neurodiverse individuals.
Sara is a Provisional Psychologist who has worked across private and public health settings to provide counselling and mental health treatment to individuals across the lifespan, including children. They have experience supporting people with depression, anxiety, grief, longstanding personality difficulties, and trauma. She also has experience working with individuals questioning their gender and sexuality, managing chronic illness, or adjusting to new medical conditions. Sara is particularly passionate about working with people from the queer community, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and neurodiverse individuals.
(03) 8592 7098 View (03) 8592 7098
Photo of Soorah Albatat - Arabic Speaking Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in 3074, VIC
Soorah Albatat - Arabic Speaking Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Thomastown, VIC 3074
(03) 7302 8861 View (03) 7302 8861

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3074

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in 3074 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Behavioural Issues
70% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Other
75% NDIS
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 3074 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3074?

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.