Andrew Macdonald

Counsellor, PACFA

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Andrew Macdonald

Counsellor, PACFA

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Jefferson Place Counselling
Melbourne, VIC 3004
(03) 7003 2204
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon I welcome new clients for video based appointments across Australia and internationally and provide a range of flexible appointment times.

About

Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stoping by. I have over 15 years counselling experience, starting out as a volunteer telephone counsellor and then running the intake and training of new counsellors. My experience covers working with clients from all walks of life around relationships, sexuality, sex, and gender. I also work with alcohol and other drugs, depression and anxiety. As a registered counsellor and psychotherapist, my approach is supportive and grounded in an evidenced based integrative model. Client's have said that in working with me they feel cared for, safe and able to talk about things that are challenging them.
Working with both individuals and couples, I am available for Zoom based appointments across a range of days and times. I offer a free initial 15 minute consult which is a really good way for us to meet, for you to ask any questions and to decide if you would like to work with me. The sessions are private and confidential and available across Australia.
The benefits of video-based counselling and its effectiveness have been well tested during COVID-19 lockdowns. This approach saves time on finding parking, rushing to appointments and allows you to decide where you want to be for the session. It is private, secure and effective. I am patient and can help first time users become comfortable.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $195
Pay By: American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: Grad Dip in Organisational Psychodynamics / 2004
Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Australian Mental Health First Aid Accredited

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 1 Member
  • Membership: Australilan & New Zealand Mental Health Association / Full Member

Endorsements

Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
"Andrew is so approachable and warm that it's easy to see how he connects so easily with his clients, letting people feel safe and heard, while he guides them through their therapeutic journey."

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
"Andrew is a clever and kind-hearted Therapist. He has a non-judgemental and insightful approach. It was a pleasure supervising him during his time at Queerspace."

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1, ACA-L2
"Andrew is a very experience counsellor. He has great listening skills, an open minded approach to meeting with people and a warm and helpful nature."

Location

Jefferson Place Counselling
Melbourne, VIC 3004
(03) 7003 2204
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTIQA+
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • www.jeffersonplace.com.au
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic (NLP)
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 2 Jun 2022
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Andrew Macdonald

Counsellor, PACFA