Psychodynamic Counselling in Armadale, VIC

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Holding Space Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Person-centred Therapy, Psychodynamic , Existential, Interpersonal, Process Oriented Emotion Focussed Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy are some of the treatment styles I utilise.
My approach to therapy is to use an integrated model because every person I work with is a unique individual with their own set of circumstances. I'm open minded, non judgemental and interested in helping clients to explore the contents of their hearts and minds to better understand their internal struggles, interpersonal relationships and how they exist in the world.
(03) 7500 5183
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Armadale, VIC 3143
$100 per session
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Jo Efron
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist and I will work with any presenting issue from your perspective. My non-judgmental, yet challenging approach, is sincere and honest. If you are grappling with issues such as relationship breakdowns, depressive moods, up/down addiction swings, body issues, grief/despair, compulsions or otherwise, these are coping mechanisms to ward off what feels unbearable. Emotional strain and exhaustion are signals that require your attention. Make time to support yourself. You will find me down to earth and easy to talk to in a confidential space. Wisdom and clarity can be your guideposts in future
(03) 7003 2157
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$100 (individual)$170 (couples)
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Alison Brown
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
As a psychologist, past teacher, and parent, I feel privileged to work collaboratively with children, adolescents, families, and schools to help advocate for children, to allow their voices to be heard, and to provide understanding and support in bringing out the best in all young people. Giving children courage and skills to navigate difficult, confusing, or anxious situations in their lives builds their confidence and resilience. With a focus on helping young people better understand themselves and their circumstances, goals and strategies centre around realistic expectations, skill development, and hope for a preferred future.
(03) 7003 2033
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$220 (individual)$220 (couples)
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Dr Genevieve Le Bas
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Availability for in-person or Telehealth appointments during work hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please get in touch via email or phone.
(03) 7003 2472
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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Dr Gávi Ansara
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working together to overcome oppression & help you to thrive. I often work with people in D/s relationships, non-binary folks, sex workers, & autistic people. I have 20 years of international experience in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am a Full Clinical PACFA Registrant, an AAFT-registered Clinical Family Therapist, and an AAFT-accredited Clinical Supervisor. I am recognised by Pink Therapy as an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversities Therapist (AAGSRDT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma & Dissociation (CCTP-II) & Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
(03) 7003 2148
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Armadale, VIC 3143
$150 per session
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Jo-Anne Zappia
Psychotherapist, MBBS
Verified
Verified
You may be lonely, sad or disappointed. You may be scared and uncertain. You may be at your wit's end or feeling totally burnt out. Or maybe you are struggling to get yourself out of bed in the morning, to take care of yourself or your family. Maybe you find yourself crying or feeling frustrated and angry. Life can be challenging on many levels, and being able to talk through your problems with a trusted professional who can help you untangle the issues can lead to a more happy, fulfilling and productive future. We will work at your pace, and I will support you in reaching your goals.
(03) 9111 5307
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$220 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Zoe Walker
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Ever feel like your mind is on a loop? These repeating patterns: where thoughts and beliefs produce feelings that fuel our rightness about our stories, can then further intensify our feelings, on and on. This experience can be exhausting and leave us feeling stuck. The mind can only recycle what it knows. And this is where Loop comes in. Therapy offers space for insight and reflection that is near impossible to cultivate alone. A space where together, we break down negative loops and reinforce positive ones. Our shared goal is to become more conscious, more present, and more connected. And to help you figure things out on your own.
(03) 9118 9069
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$150 per session
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Melissa Jane Freedman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
A registered psychotherapist, Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Melissa uses a range of evidenced based approaches, tailoring the therapy to best suit the individual needs of her clients.
(03) 9070 3508
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$120 per session
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Astrid Southey
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Few sail through life without encountering obstacles of one sort or another. For the most part we adjust to challenges or emotional upset using our own internal healing systems. Occasionally though, we just can't find a way through the pain and can't understand what went wrong. At these times it is really helpful to talk with someone who is trained to notice the emotions behind your words, and it is by noticing these emotions solutions to your troubles can be found.
(03) 4416 2322
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$100 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Antonina Quinlan @ Child Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Being a passionate advocate for non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy, an approach which is backed by neuroscience and is strictly evidence based, I specialise in working therapeutically with families of children of 2-10 years old to support their child towards their full potential. I recognise the importance of facilitating parents with their involvement in the child's therapy by helping them to become therapeutic agents for their children. I have a special interest integrating this in therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental issues.
0498 177 243
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$165 per session
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Noah Noam Mankowitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Noah Mankowitz is a Clinical Psychologist who works both at Alfred Health as well as privately. Noah specialises in mental conditions from age 8 and above, with particular interests in Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD, Trauma, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Psychosis as well as Life Transition and Body Image. Noah Mankowitz earned his qualifications from Harvard University; Yale University as well as Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Noah Mankowitz has published articles with the American Psychological Association and strives to continue contributing to the Medical and Psychology field.
(03) 7003 2140
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$250 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Loretta Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
I work with couples who want to actively engage in change to help them gain insight into themselves and the world, using their emotional reactions, thoughts and feeling. I believe people attain the greatest well-being through self- and other-acceptance. Understanding repetitive, unwanted patterns helps people step out of the fray and gain a meta-perspective making us aware of different choices that can be made moving forward. I don't work with couples when there are serious issues of power and control, or interpersonal violence (physical or emotional). I do not write Court reports, reports or serve as an expert witness.
(03) 9068 5472
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$250 per session
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Ashley White
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
It gets full-on at times. Life feels demanding, people seem harsh or confusing, the hurt feels overwhelming, and the answers seem so far away. Other times, you’re left wondering what the point of it all is, and whether there is more to life. I want to help however I can. Helping people to understand themselves, navigate relationships, perceive the world more clearly, and discover meaning in life brings me great joy. Even better is helping people find their own innate resources to cope and to heal.
(03) 9068 5872
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$180 per session
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Christine Weber
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
You may have come to this site because you feel stuck – because you are not moving in the direction you most want to. You may feel aspects of your life could be better, or you may be dealing with problems that feel overwhelming. These feelings may be related to your work, relationships or health, or they may be about your attitudes and feelings toward yourself. You may not know what is wrong or why you feel the way you do. Whatever the issue, I hope I am able to help.
(03) 6120 6374
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$130 per session
The Viewpoint Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
We are a group psychology practice with a variety of professional, experienced and qualified psychologists dealing with a range of clients and presenting issues.
(03) 7003 2343
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$200 per session
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Contemporary Psychology
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified
Verified
Contemporary Psychology is a modern space filled with a passionate group of psychologists that work to educate and inspire the public on mental health and wellbeing. We believe psychological health care should be accessible, supportive and effective. Our clinic offers education, assessment, counselling, short term coaching and long-term therapy for all those with curious minds. All staff are qualified and experienced and uphold strict ethical standards. We provide a modern professional space where everyone in the community is welcome.
(03) 7003 2981
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$195 per session
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Michaela Klabanova
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Michaela is an open-minded psychologist and psychotherapist whose approach is tailored to the needs of each particular client. She is passionate about helping people grow and achieve their full potential. Michaela predominately works with complex mental health issues including trauma, addiction and neurodiversity. Furthermore, she is passionate about men’s mental health and relationship difficulties. Her experience includes working with children, youth and adults. Michaela offers a range of services including: Psychology, Psychological assessments, Psychotherapy, Group psychotherapy and Psych-ed group sessions.
(03) 8797 2629
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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Louise Jones - Sustainable Self Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Louise is an experienced psychologist, providing trauma-informed counselling and assessment services to people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. She is committed to working with clients to move beyond symptom management to address the issues that are underlying their presenting concerns. Louise provides a safe and respectful space in which people can explore the challenges they are facing at a pace that is led by them and tailored to their specific needs.
(03) 8658 1285
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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$185 per session
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Gail Resnick
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
(03) 4014 9022
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Armadale, VIC 3143
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Margaret Price
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I employ a range of approaches which can include talking therapy ( psychodynamic psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy), somatic psychotherapy (listening to and working with your body), hypnotherapy and mindfulness.
I support people with a wide range of issues including grief and loss, relationship concerns, anxiety, stress, trauma and life transitions (empty nesters, separation, retirement issues, ageing, life-threatening diagnosis). Working at your pace, the origins of your current concerns are uncovered and new emotions, thoughts and behaviours take place to help you feel fulfilled and live a more satisfying life. ​
(03) 7003 2146
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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$140 per session

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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.