Online Counselling for Wellington Point

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Vantage Point Counselling
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160
We are a private practice in Brisbane’s beautiful bayside suburb of Wellington Point, providing counselling support for individuals, couples, and families. We specialise in family relationships and provide support for anyone over the age of 16 experiencing disruptions in well-being due to anxiety, depression, loneliness, work-related stress, diagnosed mental health conditions, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, identity or sexuality issues, discrimination and marginalisation, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse, deconstruction & reconstruction of faith, adverse childhood experiences or trauma.
We are a private practice in Brisbane’s beautiful bayside suburb of Wellington Point, providing counselling support for individuals, couples, and families. We specialise in family relationships and provide support for anyone over the age of 16 experiencing disruptions in well-being due to anxiety, depression, loneliness, work-related stress, diagnosed mental health conditions, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, identity or sexuality issues, discrimination and marginalisation, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse, deconstruction & reconstruction of faith, adverse childhood experiences or trauma.
(07) 3485 0619 View (07) 3485 0619
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Kairos Counselling & Coaching
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160
The word 'KAIROS' means > Right Time, Opportunity, New Season. You are in the right place... it is your time to get well and heal what needs healing. I am located in the MyHealth medical clinic in Wellington Point and also do many of my sessions on zoom, serving clients all over the world. Our speciality is Trauma Counselling for anyone who suffers with anxiety, depression, sexual/ physical or emotional abuse, work related stress/bullying, PTSD related symptoms (chronic pain) and Grief. We offer our services to clients over 18 years of age.
The word 'KAIROS' means > Right Time, Opportunity, New Season. You are in the right place... it is your time to get well and heal what needs healing. I am located in the MyHealth medical clinic in Wellington Point and also do many of my sessions on zoom, serving clients all over the world. Our speciality is Trauma Counselling for anyone who suffers with anxiety, depression, sexual/ physical or emotional abuse, work related stress/bullying, PTSD related symptoms (chronic pain) and Grief. We offer our services to clients over 18 years of age.
(07) 3477 9928 View (07) 3477 9928
Ali Ponturo
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160
How we feel has a big effect on how we see ourselves, others and our world. These feelings can be frustrating, scary, hurtful or worrying. They can either have been there for most of our lives, gradually crept up on us or come as a result of our current situation. Often, when we are struggling, the most challenging part is not understanding what we are feeling or thinking, understanding why or knowing what to do about it.
How we feel has a big effect on how we see ourselves, others and our world. These feelings can be frustrating, scary, hurtful or worrying. They can either have been there for most of our lives, gradually crept up on us or come as a result of our current situation. Often, when we are struggling, the most challenging part is not understanding what we are feeling or thinking, understanding why or knowing what to do about it.
(07) 3477 9943 View (07) 3477 9943
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Linda van Leeuwen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wellington Point, QLD 4160  (Online Only)
You don't always have to see a psychologist for your mental health. As an EMDR Therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker my therapy can be funded by Medicare, NDIS, Victim Assist, Workcover QLD, National Redress Scheme etc. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma ( (C)PTSD), acute and chronic stress, grief and loss, infertility, Neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD), emotion regulation problems and parenting issues. I work with all adults on these difficulties regardless of age, gender and cultural background. I also provide support for people who have a diagnosis of Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, addictions etc.
You don't always have to see a psychologist for your mental health. As an EMDR Therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker my therapy can be funded by Medicare, NDIS, Victim Assist, Workcover QLD, National Redress Scheme etc. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma ( (C)PTSD), acute and chronic stress, grief and loss, infertility, Neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD), emotion regulation problems and parenting issues. I work with all adults on these difficulties regardless of age, gender and cultural background. I also provide support for people who have a diagnosis of Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, addictions etc.
(07) 3186 8503 View (07) 3186 8503

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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.