Counselling in 3228

Photo of Brooke Cefai, Psychotherapist in 3228, VIC
Brooke Cefai
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
(03) 9070 3530 View (03) 9070 3530
Photo of Hannah Jensen, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Hannah Jensen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Jan Juc, VIC 3228
I am a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in perinatal mental health, and also work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. You can read more about me, and book an appointment at: www.surfcoastfamilyhub.com.au
I am a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in perinatal mental health, and also work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. You can read more about me, and book an appointment at: www.surfcoastfamilyhub.com.au
(03) 4233 4537 View (03) 4233 4537
Photo of Adi Brown, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Adi Brown
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Jan Juc, VIC 3228
Adi is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing for over 15 years. She is passionate about perinatal and infant mental health, and holds specific training and interest in mindful birthing, perinatal anxiety and depression, the transition to parenthood, supporting the parent-child bond, birth trauma and perinatal loss.
Adi is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing for over 15 years. She is passionate about perinatal and infant mental health, and holds specific training and interest in mindful birthing, perinatal anxiety and depression, the transition to parenthood, supporting the parent-child bond, birth trauma and perinatal loss.
(03) 4237 7779 View (03) 4237 7779
Photo of Caro White, Counsellor in 3228, VIC
Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Bellbrae, VIC 3228
Not accepting new clients
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
(03) 6146 1757 View (03) 6146 1757
Photo of Rachael Jolly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 3228, VIC
Rachael Jolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
I'm a passionate trauma and couples therapist. Helping you to reconnect with your body; being able to live your life more presently and without fear. Supporting you to feel safe in mind and body to return home. I’m here to support you to make meaning of your experiences, be present with, understand and give voice to your feelings. When our mind and body are living with unhealed trauma wounds - we can be reactionary in our relationships.
I'm a passionate trauma and couples therapist. Helping you to reconnect with your body; being able to live your life more presently and without fear. Supporting you to feel safe in mind and body to return home. I’m here to support you to make meaning of your experiences, be present with, understand and give voice to your feelings. When our mind and body are living with unhealed trauma wounds - we can be reactionary in our relationships.
(03) 4240 5757 View (03) 4240 5757
Photo of Melinda Sullivan, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Melinda Sullivan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Jan Juc, VIC 3228
I am a registered Clinical and Perinatal Psychologist. I have wide experience working with families as a Psychologist, Midwife and Maternal and Child Health Nurse. I also holds a Master’s degree in Family Therapy. I have worked in a number hospital and community settings including Perinatal Emotional Health Service at Eastern Health, Specialist Infant Team, and general teams with Child, Youth Mental Health. I enjoy helping people overcome the mental health challenges they experience and form deeper and more fulfilling relationships.
I am a registered Clinical and Perinatal Psychologist. I have wide experience working with families as a Psychologist, Midwife and Maternal and Child Health Nurse. I also holds a Master’s degree in Family Therapy. I have worked in a number hospital and community settings including Perinatal Emotional Health Service at Eastern Health, Specialist Infant Team, and general teams with Child, Youth Mental Health. I enjoy helping people overcome the mental health challenges they experience and form deeper and more fulfilling relationships.
(03) 4240 3087 View (03) 4240 3087
Photo of Comfort Couch Psychology, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Comfort Couch Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
Hi, I'm Sandy Revell. At Comfort Couch our aim is to create an inviting space where you feel at ease to work on the issues that are important to you. We hope to help you heal from the wounds of your past through our holistic approaches addressing your mind, body and soul. By addressing these issues you will be free to live the life that you were intended. At Comfort Couch, we focus on the Whole Person.
Hi, I'm Sandy Revell. At Comfort Couch our aim is to create an inviting space where you feel at ease to work on the issues that are important to you. We hope to help you heal from the wounds of your past through our holistic approaches addressing your mind, body and soul. By addressing these issues you will be free to live the life that you were intended. At Comfort Couch, we focus on the Whole Person.
(07) 4428 2882 View (07) 4428 2882
Photo of Magdalena Jantac in 3228, VIC
Magdalena Jantac
Torquay, VIC 3228  (Online Only)
Are you seeking clarity and lightness during confusing or challenging times? As a transpersonal art therapist, I offer to guide on your unique journey inwards to explore your inner landscape and find empowerment. Transpersonal art therapy combines traditional talk therapy with guided meditation and creative expression, providing a gentle yet profound approach to self-exploration, helping us to process tough emotions and bringing all suppressed and underlying emotions to the surface, that can't be contained with words only, giving us a clear perspective.
Are you seeking clarity and lightness during confusing or challenging times? As a transpersonal art therapist, I offer to guide on your unique journey inwards to explore your inner landscape and find empowerment. Transpersonal art therapy combines traditional talk therapy with guided meditation and creative expression, providing a gentle yet profound approach to self-exploration, helping us to process tough emotions and bringing all suppressed and underlying emotions to the surface, that can't be contained with words only, giving us a clear perspective.
(03) 4240 3925 View (03) 4240 3925
Photo of Barbara Grace, Psychotherapist in 3228, VIC
Barbara Grace
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
(03) 9070 5773 View (03) 9070 5773
Photo of Shannon John Bowman, Psychotherapist in 3228, VIC
Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Torquay, VIC 3228
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775 View (03) 9068 5775
Photo of Dylan Arnot, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Dylan Arnot
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
(03) 4240 6500 View (03) 4240 6500
Photo of Healing Strong Counselling Services, Counsellor in 3228, VIC
Healing Strong Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228  (Online Only)
I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
(03) 4238 2773 View (03) 4238 2773
Photo of Meg Wettenhall, Psychotherapist in 3228, VIC
Meg Wettenhall
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
Hi! I'm Meg. I am registered clinical psychotherapist and an equine therapist. I am training in somatic experiencing and EMDR. I specialise in trauma, anxiety, and other mental health and relational issues. I use a relational, integrative approach to psychotherapy, mainly based in humanistic, experiential and somatic approaches. If you have experienced an adverse childhood and/or on going challenging interpersonal issues, I specialise in developmental trauma, complex trauma, family violence, and sexual assault. I also work with young people seeking mental health support and have experience working with ASD Level 1 & 2.
Hi! I'm Meg. I am registered clinical psychotherapist and an equine therapist. I am training in somatic experiencing and EMDR. I specialise in trauma, anxiety, and other mental health and relational issues. I use a relational, integrative approach to psychotherapy, mainly based in humanistic, experiential and somatic approaches. If you have experienced an adverse childhood and/or on going challenging interpersonal issues, I specialise in developmental trauma, complex trauma, family violence, and sexual assault. I also work with young people seeking mental health support and have experience working with ASD Level 1 & 2.
(03) 4238 0899 View (03) 4238 0899
Photo of Nick Cacuick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 3228, VIC
Nick Cacuick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Torquay, VIC 3228  (Online Only)
Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
(08) 9126 9307 View (08) 9126 9307
Photo of Jaxsyn Scholes - Shake Counselling, Counsellor in 3228, VIC
Jaxsyn Scholes - Shake Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
Shake Counselling is designed for the teenagers that are restless, the adolescents that are fidgety, the youth that avoid having the difficult conversations.
Shake Counselling is designed for the teenagers that are restless, the adolescents that are fidgety, the youth that avoid having the difficult conversations.
(03) 4240 4528 View (03) 4240 4528
Photo of Luke Lawrence, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Luke Lawrence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
My goal is to provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental and welcoming space in which we can work together. I am particularly interested in working with late teens and adults, providing support for PTSD and trauma, anxiety and depression, alcohol- and other drug-related problems / addictions, relationship issues, and men’s and women's health concerns. I’m passionate about helping others explore why their emotional and psychological wellbeing is challenged in a way that is specific to their needs, and culturally appropriate.
My goal is to provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental and welcoming space in which we can work together. I am particularly interested in working with late teens and adults, providing support for PTSD and trauma, anxiety and depression, alcohol- and other drug-related problems / addictions, relationship issues, and men’s and women's health concerns. I’m passionate about helping others explore why their emotional and psychological wellbeing is challenged in a way that is specific to their needs, and culturally appropriate.
(03) 4240 5968 View (03) 4240 5968
Photo of Happy Minds Psychology, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Happy Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
(08) 9126 9440 View (08) 9126 9440
Photo of Marsha Lewellin, Psychologist in 3228, VIC
Marsha Lewellin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
I bring passion and enthusiasm to my work and enjoy working with adolescents and adults presenting with a diverse range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. I approach the therapeutic process from a stance of resolving long-term behavioural, cognitive and relational patterns, that negatively present functioning and wellbeing. Clients will be interested in and committed to identifying and exploring underlying causes of current distress.
I bring passion and enthusiasm to my work and enjoy working with adolescents and adults presenting with a diverse range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. I approach the therapeutic process from a stance of resolving long-term behavioural, cognitive and relational patterns, that negatively present functioning and wellbeing. Clients will be interested in and committed to identifying and exploring underlying causes of current distress.
(03) 4240 6852 View (03) 4240 6852
Photo of Janelle Shaw, Counsellor in 3228, VIC
Janelle Shaw
Counsellor
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
(08) 6801 2370 View (08) 6801 2370
Photo of Jessica Andrews, Counsellor in 3228, VIC
Jessica Andrews
Counsellor
Verified
Torquay, VIC 3228
Jess is an experienced and qualified counsellor based in Geelong, who has knowledge and experience across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, burnout and self worth, as well as grief, loss and loneliness, among others.
Jess is an experienced and qualified counsellor based in Geelong, who has knowledge and experience across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, burnout and self worth, as well as grief, loss and loneliness, among others.
(03) 4240 5844 View (03) 4240 5844

See more therapy options for 3228

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3228

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 3228 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
76% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
67% Coping Skills
64% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Medibank Private
54% NDIS
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in 3228 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3228?

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.