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Carolyn Thai - Florere Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Keysborough, VIC 3173
Hi, I’m Carolyn I’m a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association. I have completed my Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Masters in Counselling. I provide counselling to individuals, couples and families including children, adolescents, adults and CALD communities. I have worked in the community, tertiary education, Government employment agency and family services settings. In my practice, I want to provide a service to clients that is authentic and respectful, where clients feel safe to fully express themselves in a non-judgmental space and be able to move forward in alignment to their values.
Hi, I’m Carolyn I’m a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association. I have completed my Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Masters in Counselling. I provide counselling to individuals, couples and families including children, adolescents, adults and CALD communities. I have worked in the community, tertiary education, Government employment agency and family services settings. In my practice, I want to provide a service to clients that is authentic and respectful, where clients feel safe to fully express themselves in a non-judgmental space and be able to move forward in alignment to their values.
(03) 8771 5537 View (03) 8771 5537
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Brett Fernandez
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Keysborough, VIC 3173
Warm, responsive, individualised psychotherapy and guidance for anyone, no matter where you are in your mental health journey. Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups - all welcome! Much of our work will involve processing our past in a safe and comfortable setting in the presence of an attentive ear, all the while recognising how we want to live our best lives in line with our goals and values today. Learn to be happy, healthy, and content with yourself and your loved ones!
Warm, responsive, individualised psychotherapy and guidance for anyone, no matter where you are in your mental health journey. Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups - all welcome! Much of our work will involve processing our past in a safe and comfortable setting in the presence of an attentive ear, all the while recognising how we want to live our best lives in line with our goals and values today. Learn to be happy, healthy, and content with yourself and your loved ones!
(03) 8771 5671 View (03) 8771 5671
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Felicity Sayers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Keysborough, VIC 3173
I provide therapy to individuals throughout the lifespan with neurodivergence (developmental delay, autism, ADHD, and low intellectual ability), generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trauma, stress, self-esteem difficulties, and depression.
I provide therapy to individuals throughout the lifespan with neurodivergence (developmental delay, autism, ADHD, and low intellectual ability), generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trauma, stress, self-esteem difficulties, and depression.
(03) 8771 5898 View (03) 8771 5898
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Kirsty Vondeling
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Keysborough, VIC 3173
Kirsty is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Educational and Developmental Psychology endorsement. She gained her clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults across various settings in south-east Melbourne. When working with children, Kirsty aims to create a fun, relaxed and engaging environment to assist in the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. Kirsty is adaptable in her approach; she strongly believes that a 'one size does not fit all' approach is critical for each child and family.
Kirsty is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Educational and Developmental Psychology endorsement. She gained her clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults across various settings in south-east Melbourne. When working with children, Kirsty aims to create a fun, relaxed and engaging environment to assist in the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. Kirsty is adaptable in her approach; she strongly believes that a 'one size does not fit all' approach is critical for each child and family.
(03) 8797 2195 View (03) 8797 2195
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Mariane Fernando
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keysborough, VIC 3173
I am a very capable and committed counsellor, and passionate about supporting clients to make a difference in their life through empowerment, reflection and understanding. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting his or her specific needs. You will feel connected, safe and heard in sessions with me, working collaboratively in a positive and uplifting environment. I am deeply committed to helping you overcome immediate concerns and skilled at using various therapies and techniques in a client-centred approach to provide you with the tools to grow and work towards living life to the fullest.
I am a very capable and committed counsellor, and passionate about supporting clients to make a difference in their life through empowerment, reflection and understanding. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting his or her specific needs. You will feel connected, safe and heard in sessions with me, working collaboratively in a positive and uplifting environment. I am deeply committed to helping you overcome immediate concerns and skilled at using various therapies and techniques in a client-centred approach to provide you with the tools to grow and work towards living life to the fullest.
(08) 9126 9492 View (08) 9126 9492
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Su Arzia
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Keysborough, VIC 3173
Are you struggling, wanting to overcome your challenges and starting your healing journey? Su is a kind and compassionate therapist with a calm and warm presence who put 100 % effort in supporting you. She is fluent in both English and Thai (ไทย). She has experience in many areas especially in working with women and children traumatised by family violence and people who experienced childhood trauma. She also has skills and experience with cross cultural relationships. Su utilises a combination of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic and Schema-informed therapy.
Are you struggling, wanting to overcome your challenges and starting your healing journey? Su is a kind and compassionate therapist with a calm and warm presence who put 100 % effort in supporting you. She is fluent in both English and Thai (ไทย). She has experience in many areas especially in working with women and children traumatised by family violence and people who experienced childhood trauma. She also has skills and experience with cross cultural relationships. Su utilises a combination of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic and Schema-informed therapy.
(08) 9126 9129 View (08) 9126 9129
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John Riddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Keysborough, VIC 3173
John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). John has more than 20 years of clinical mental health experience in a variety of settings working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Given John’s breadth of experience, he is a unique practitioner that utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches dependant on the needs of the person(s). Core to successful counselling is John’s commitment to providing a safe, positive and empathic environment that is founded on empowerment, acceptance and trust.
John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). John has more than 20 years of clinical mental health experience in a variety of settings working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Given John’s breadth of experience, he is a unique practitioner that utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches dependant on the needs of the person(s). Core to successful counselling is John’s commitment to providing a safe, positive and empathic environment that is founded on empowerment, acceptance and trust.
(03) 8771 4141 View (03) 8771 4141
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Humaira Hamimi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Keysborough, VIC 3173  (Online Only)
Humaira Hamimi is a bilingual psychologist (Speaks Dari) who helps guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Humaira has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties and relationship challenges. She works with issues related to refugees and asylum seekers related to identity, life cycle and grief and loss. She specialises in working with attachment trauma, domestic violence issues and trauma that occur in intimate relationships. Humaira accepts clients on NDIS, work cover and TAC.
Humaira Hamimi is a bilingual psychologist (Speaks Dari) who helps guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Humaira has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties and relationship challenges. She works with issues related to refugees and asylum seekers related to identity, life cycle and grief and loss. She specialises in working with attachment trauma, domestic violence issues and trauma that occur in intimate relationships. Humaira accepts clients on NDIS, work cover and TAC.
(03) 9069 8783 View (03) 9069 8783
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Nicky Angelone
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keysborough, VIC 3173
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
(03) 7500 5911 View (03) 7500 5911
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Dr Yvonne Yap - Discern Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Keysborough, VIC 3173
Hi, I'm Yvonne. I am a clinical psychologist trained to work with individuals from all backgrounds. I especially enjoy working with women on issues such as workplace stress/burnout, relationship/family dynamics, culture, identity, life changes, parenting, perfectionism and anxiety. My aim when supporting people in therapy is to provide a safe, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow for reflection, collaborative brainstorming and discovery of new insights. I work holistically and account for each individual’s unique historical experiences, personal strengths, current circumstances and future goals in the therapy space.
Hi, I'm Yvonne. I am a clinical psychologist trained to work with individuals from all backgrounds. I especially enjoy working with women on issues such as workplace stress/burnout, relationship/family dynamics, culture, identity, life changes, parenting, perfectionism and anxiety. My aim when supporting people in therapy is to provide a safe, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow for reflection, collaborative brainstorming and discovery of new insights. I work holistically and account for each individual’s unique historical experiences, personal strengths, current circumstances and future goals in the therapy space.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3173

10+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in 3173 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Parenting
90% Stress
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
60% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medicare Rebates
43% NDIS
29% Bupa

How Counsellors in 3173 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

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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.