Peninsula Paediatric Psychology PTY LTD
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943  (Online Only)
At Peninsula Paediatric Psychology (3P), we offer a range of services such as comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and counselling support. We have a team of clinicians working in clinics and in schools. We offer services for a paediatric population up to 25 years old, where education and life aspirations. are concerned. We also support adults supporting children such as parents, teachers and professionals. We offer professional development in schools and for teams/clinics.
At Peninsula Paediatric Psychology (3P), we offer a range of services such as comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and counselling support. We have a team of clinicians working in clinics and in schools. We offer services for a paediatric population up to 25 years old, where education and life aspirations. are concerned. We also support adults supporting children such as parents, teachers and professionals. We offer professional development in schools and for teams/clinics.
(03) 5905 7079 View (03) 5905 7079
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Chrissy Ortner
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
(03) 8203 5008 View (03) 8203 5008
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Irene Ferri
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943
I am a humanistic and relational counsellor. My focus is to meet the needs of each unique client. I form strong collaborative bonds with clients and understand the influence their past experiences and relationships have on their current lives. I'm successful in resolving issues through positive reinforcement and constructive counselling. Some of the issues I work with: relationship issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relocation, impact of abuse and trauma, grief and bereavement.
I am a humanistic and relational counsellor. My focus is to meet the needs of each unique client. I form strong collaborative bonds with clients and understand the influence their past experiences and relationships have on their current lives. I'm successful in resolving issues through positive reinforcement and constructive counselling. Some of the issues I work with: relationship issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relocation, impact of abuse and trauma, grief and bereavement.
(03) 5905 9759 View (03) 5905 9759
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Newday Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943
I am a caring and supportive therapist with whom you can trust in your time of need. I studied at the Australian Institute of Family and Individual Counselling, a member of the Australian Counsellors Association (ACA) and the Couples Institute (USA). I hold an Advanced Diploma in Individual and Family Counselling, an accredited CAP Money Coach and an accredited Prepare and Enrich pre-marriage and marriage counsellor.
I am a caring and supportive therapist with whom you can trust in your time of need. I studied at the Australian Institute of Family and Individual Counselling, a member of the Australian Counsellors Association (ACA) and the Couples Institute (USA). I hold an Advanced Diploma in Individual and Family Counselling, an accredited CAP Money Coach and an accredited Prepare and Enrich pre-marriage and marriage counsellor.
(03) 5905 9981 View (03) 5905 9981
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Joseph Rocco Fonti
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943
I work with people who are trying to figure out their life's purpose, direction and meaning. I also work with people who want to bring about change into their lives; whether it be by abandoning old belief systems, or working through and processing traumatic events that have kept them 'stuck'.
I work with people who are trying to figure out their life's purpose, direction and meaning. I also work with people who want to bring about change into their lives; whether it be by abandoning old belief systems, or working through and processing traumatic events that have kept them 'stuck'.
(03) 5910 7132 View (03) 5910 7132
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Adam Merrick
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943  (Online Only)
Adam is a friendly and empathetic registered psychologist who is motivated by seeing people create a more optimal future; be the best version of themselves, and improve their psychological wellbeing. Adam works with adults to provide assessment and intervention across a range of areas including stress management, anxiety, depression, workplace issues, motivation and leadership development. Adam uses a collaborative approach with clients to identify the challenges they are facing and the outcomes they wish to achieve.
Adam is a friendly and empathetic registered psychologist who is motivated by seeing people create a more optimal future; be the best version of themselves, and improve their psychological wellbeing. Adam works with adults to provide assessment and intervention across a range of areas including stress management, anxiety, depression, workplace issues, motivation and leadership development. Adam uses a collaborative approach with clients to identify the challenges they are facing and the outcomes they wish to achieve.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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Luke Carolan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients discover there is an alternative to the life of distress and discomfort quite often being experienced in the lead up to engaging with mental health support. I work with people who are experiencing low mood and/or low motivation, difficulties adjusting, stress, anger, confusion or worry, to empower them to discover their strengths whilst developing insight into their presentation. I also offer ADHD assessment at a location in Frankston.
I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients discover there is an alternative to the life of distress and discomfort quite often being experienced in the lead up to engaging with mental health support. I work with people who are experiencing low mood and/or low motivation, difficulties adjusting, stress, anger, confusion or worry, to empower them to discover their strengths whilst developing insight into their presentation. I also offer ADHD assessment at a location in Frankston.
(03) 5909 9935 View (03) 5909 9935
Janis Lee
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento, VIC 3943
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
(03) 5924 0082 View (03) 5924 0082
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Mind Heart Matters Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sorrento, VIC 3943
(03) 5909 9305 View (03) 5909 9305

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3943

< 10

Counsellors in 3943 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Behavioural Issues
67% Stress
56% Depression
56% Spirituality

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medibank Private
50% Medicare Rebates
50% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in 3943 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3943?

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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.