Counselling in 3976

Photo of Kathleen Mills in 3976, VIC
Kathleen Mills
1 Endorsed
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
For reasons that I cannot explain, the more complex the clients needs, the more likely they are to find themselves on my doorstep. Commonly, I have clients tell me in their first session that 'they have many issues and no one else has ever been able to help them before' - this is generally an indication that we will build a lasting relationship. I am patient, very open-minded and laid back in my approach whilst still maintaining professionalism. If you fear therapy because of the overly clinical approach then you will find my way of forming a therapeutic alliance refreshing and endearing.
For reasons that I cannot explain, the more complex the clients needs, the more likely they are to find themselves on my doorstep. Commonly, I have clients tell me in their first session that 'they have many issues and no one else has ever been able to help them before' - this is generally an indication that we will build a lasting relationship. I am patient, very open-minded and laid back in my approach whilst still maintaining professionalism. If you fear therapy because of the overly clinical approach then you will find my way of forming a therapeutic alliance refreshing and endearing.
(03) 5909 9913 View (03) 5909 9913
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The Path to Balance Pty Ltd
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
It’s my greatest passion to help people overcome anxiety, depression and life challenges through a combination of counselling and yoga. I have been practicing yoga for over 35 years, became a certified yoga teacher 7 years ago.I am currently working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Counsellor. I am a Certified Counsellor with PACFA, a RYT Certified Yoga Teacher and VADR Certified Family Practitioner. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with depression and anxiety, addictions, people experiencing family violence within a trauma informed approach.
It’s my greatest passion to help people overcome anxiety, depression and life challenges through a combination of counselling and yoga. I have been practicing yoga for over 35 years, became a certified yoga teacher 7 years ago.I am currently working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Counsellor. I am a Certified Counsellor with PACFA, a RYT Certified Yoga Teacher and VADR Certified Family Practitioner. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with depression and anxiety, addictions, people experiencing family violence within a trauma informed approach.
(03) 8771 4963 View (03) 8771 4963
Photo of Daniel Valladares, Psychologist in 3976, VIC
Daniel Valladares
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
I'm a Clinical Psychologist practicing from Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist practicing from Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
(03) 8771 4138 View (03) 8771 4138
Photo of Angeline May, Psychologist in 3976, VIC
Angeline May
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
I practice out of The Middle Path Psychology Group in Berwick, Melbourne. I conduct assessment and treatment of several mental health conditions, including; anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. My interest and experience are treating individuals with complex trauma, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). I am Intensively-Trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), a gold standard treatment for BPD Furthermore, my experience includes working with adolescents and parents utilising a DBT framework.
I practice out of The Middle Path Psychology Group in Berwick, Melbourne. I conduct assessment and treatment of several mental health conditions, including; anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. My interest and experience are treating individuals with complex trauma, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). I am Intensively-Trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), a gold standard treatment for BPD Furthermore, my experience includes working with adolescents and parents utilising a DBT framework.
(03) 8771 5804 View (03) 8771 5804
Photo of Edita Manak, Psychologist in 3976, VIC
Edita Manak
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
Edita is very passionate about helping children, adolescents and their families improve their quality of life, build resilience and strong connections and relationships with significant others. Edita often sees clients who are anxious, have behavioral difficulties, experienced some form of trauma (domestic violence, death, bullying, parental separation etc) or require assistance in building new skills such as social skills or assertiveness.
Edita is very passionate about helping children, adolescents and their families improve their quality of life, build resilience and strong connections and relationships with significant others. Edita often sees clients who are anxious, have behavioral difficulties, experienced some form of trauma (domestic violence, death, bullying, parental separation etc) or require assistance in building new skills such as social skills or assertiveness.
(08) 8514 9930 View (08) 8514 9930
Photo of Grace Peter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 3976, VIC
Grace Peter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
I am an accredited mental health social worker and work collaboratively with clients to address their goals. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor treatment plans to individual needs. I work with adults across a range of different mental health and relational needs. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing mood and anxiety challenges, depression, and general life stress. I will support you to explore your feelings and behaviours’ through reflection.
I am an accredited mental health social worker and work collaboratively with clients to address their goals. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor treatment plans to individual needs. I work with adults across a range of different mental health and relational needs. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing mood and anxiety challenges, depression, and general life stress. I will support you to explore your feelings and behaviours’ through reflection.
(03) 8771 5747 View (03) 8771 5747
Photo of Kati Hambleton, Psychologist in 3976, VIC
Kati Hambleton
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
(03) 8771 4774 View (03) 8771 4774

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3976

< 10

Counsellors in 3976 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
86% Parenting
86% Divorce
86% Behavioural Issues
86% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
50% NDIS
25% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in 3976 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3976?

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.