Counselling in 3075

Photo of Ghada El Zohbi, Psychologist in 3075, VIC
Ghada El Zohbi
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Lalor, VIC 3075
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
Photo of Alana Stewart, Counsellor in 3075, VIC
Alana Stewart
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lalor, VIC 3075
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
(03) 8400 0787 View (03) 8400 0787
Photo of Mindful Wellbeing Psychology, Psychologist in 3075, VIC
Mindful Wellbeing Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Lalor, VIC 3075
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
Photo of Sara Bakah, Psychologist in 3075, VIC
Sara Bakah
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Lalor, VIC 3075
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 Jaya Narayan, Psychotherapist in 3075, VIC
Jaya Narayan
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Lalor, VIC 3075
My name is Jaya (She/Her). I am a body-oriented, neuroscience-affirming & culturally attuned Melbourne (Narrm) based psychotherapist. I specialise in supporting those with the lived experience of Complex Trauma, Chronic Stress, Anxiety and Cultural burnout. Trauma-informed frameworks guide me in engaging with humans (14+). My clients feel seen, heard and validated in my presence. My practice intersects and integrates expressive art(s), Psychodrama, somatics and group processes. My focus is on supporting clients to meet life challenges with ease and nourish their sense of sense, including feeling safe in the body.
My name is Jaya (She/Her). I am a body-oriented, neuroscience-affirming & culturally attuned Melbourne (Narrm) based psychotherapist. I specialise in supporting those with the lived experience of Complex Trauma, Chronic Stress, Anxiety and Cultural burnout. Trauma-informed frameworks guide me in engaging with humans (14+). My clients feel seen, heard and validated in my presence. My practice intersects and integrates expressive art(s), Psychodrama, somatics and group processes. My focus is on supporting clients to meet life challenges with ease and nourish their sense of sense, including feeling safe in the body.
(03) 8338 1858 View (03) 8338 1858
Photo of Inas Abosh in 3075, VIC
Inas Abosh
MC
Lalor, VIC 3075  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Counsellor, specialised in Depression, Relationships, Career, Return to Work, Rehabilitation, and Vocational counselling. I have a Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation and mental health Counselling from Latrobe University. I am accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). I have also a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from ACAP (in progress). Many years experience working with individuals and families, offering support in challenges accompanied by mental health, unemployment, disability and domestic violence.
I am a qualified Counsellor, specialised in Depression, Relationships, Career, Return to Work, Rehabilitation, and Vocational counselling. I have a Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation and mental health Counselling from Latrobe University. I am accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). I have also a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from ACAP (in progress). Many years experience working with individuals and families, offering support in challenges accompanied by mental health, unemployment, disability and domestic violence.
(03) 7303 3921 View (03) 7303 3921
Photo of Lauren Pennacchia, Psychologist in 3075, VIC
Lauren Pennacchia
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Lalor, VIC 3075
Waitlist for new clients
Lauren is a psychologist who works with children, adolescents and young adults. Lauren has extensive experience and has worked in hospital settings, a juvenile detention centre and private practice. She has a widespread of knowledge in diagnosis and treatment and aims to bring a warm, empathetic and collaborative approach to therapy. Lauren uses a range of therapeutic frameworks to tailor treatment to each individual. These frameworks include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Client Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
Lauren is a psychologist who works with children, adolescents and young adults. Lauren has extensive experience and has worked in hospital settings, a juvenile detention centre and private practice. She has a widespread of knowledge in diagnosis and treatment and aims to bring a warm, empathetic and collaborative approach to therapy. Lauren uses a range of therapeutic frameworks to tailor treatment to each individual. These frameworks include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Client Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
(03) 8400 0027 View (03) 8400 0027
Photo of Soorah Albatat - Arabic Speaking Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in 3075, VIC
Soorah Albatat - Arabic Speaking Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Lalor, VIC 3075
(03) 7302 8861 View (03) 7302 8861

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3075

< 10

Counsellors in 3075 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
63% ADHD
63% Autism

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% NDIS
40% Other
40% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3075 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3075?

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.