Online Counselling for East Brisbane

Photo of Michelle Darragh (Formerly Vickers), PsychD, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Michelle Darragh (Formerly Vickers)
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
If you are struggling with past events, or current emotions, thoughts or nightmares, I can help. If you’ve never seen a psychologist and are worried about the process, try a session with me. If you haven’t yet found the psychologist you ‘click’ with, the one that understands you, I might be the one who understands.
If you are struggling with past events, or current emotions, thoughts or nightmares, I can help. If you’ve never seen a psychologist and are worried about the process, try a session with me. If you haven’t yet found the psychologist you ‘click’ with, the one that understands you, I might be the one who understands.
(07) 2100 4933 View (07) 2100 4933
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Counselling with Dan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
I’m motivated to support you in reaching good and positive outcomes in your journey with a caring, considered and creative approach by applying a range of expressive, catered and strengths-based therapies for individuals, children, families and couples
I’m motivated to support you in reaching good and positive outcomes in your journey with a caring, considered and creative approach by applying a range of expressive, catered and strengths-based therapies for individuals, children, families and couples
(07) 2100 4134 View (07) 2100 4134
Photo of undefined - Hively Health - Pyschology Practice, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Hively Health - Pyschology Practice
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
We support those with both moderate and complex needs, including eating disorders, trauma and complex trauma/PTSD, complex mental health, chronic health conditions, adjustment, grief and loss, anxiety and depression. Our psychologists are compassionate and empathic clinicians, working from an attachment, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach, drawing upon a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor therapy and assessment to individual needs.
We support those with both moderate and complex needs, including eating disorders, trauma and complex trauma/PTSD, complex mental health, chronic health conditions, adjustment, grief and loss, anxiety and depression. Our psychologists are compassionate and empathic clinicians, working from an attachment, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach, drawing upon a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor therapy and assessment to individual needs.
(07) 2100 4168 View (07) 2100 4168
Photo of Brooke Shelton, MSc, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brooke Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
I offer therapy to children, teens, adults, couples and family’s that are experiencing emotional and relationship difficulties and mental health related concerns. I regularly see people with difficulties conceiving, unwanted pregnancies, parenting concerns, couples in crisis, and family’s that are struggling. I work with individuals and family’s of all shapes and sizes, genders and sexualities. I am also a 'Possums' accredited practitioner.
I offer therapy to children, teens, adults, couples and family’s that are experiencing emotional and relationship difficulties and mental health related concerns. I regularly see people with difficulties conceiving, unwanted pregnancies, parenting concerns, couples in crisis, and family’s that are struggling. I work with individuals and family’s of all shapes and sizes, genders and sexualities. I am also a 'Possums' accredited practitioner.
(07) 4843 4950 View (07) 4843 4950
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Bradley Benson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
As a compassionate therapist I am dedicated to creating a welcoming, affirming, and nonjudgmental space for individuals and couples seeking support. With a focus on various areas including relationships, LGBTQIA+, teenagers, anxiety, depression, life coaching, and career guidance, I am committed to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find resilience and growth. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and narrative/person-centered therapy.
As a compassionate therapist I am dedicated to creating a welcoming, affirming, and nonjudgmental space for individuals and couples seeking support. With a focus on various areas including relationships, LGBTQIA+, teenagers, anxiety, depression, life coaching, and career guidance, I am committed to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find resilience and growth. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and narrative/person-centered therapy.
(07) 2100 4208 View (07) 2100 4208
Photo of Dr Mark Herriman, PhD, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Dr Mark Herriman
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
East Brisbane, QLD 4169
My name is Dr Mark Herriman and I am an experienced, professionally registered counsellor. I pride myself in working with individuals, couples, families and groups to tackle life’s problems and achieve positive and productive outcomes.
My name is Dr Mark Herriman and I am an experienced, professionally registered counsellor. I pride myself in working with individuals, couples, families and groups to tackle life’s problems and achieve positive and productive outcomes.
(07) 2100 4133 View (07) 2100 4133

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.