Counselling in Avonsleigh, VIC

Photo of Eliza Phillips, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avonsleigh, VIC 3782
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Anne Gleeson, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Anne Gleeson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
(03) 5905 7906 View (03) 5905 7906
Photo of Julia India Costello, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Julia India Costello
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Seville, VIC 3139
Hi there, I provide evidence based Medicare approved therapies in a comfortable and private setting where you can feel safe and supported. We work at your pace. I have been working in private and government settings since 2006. I utilise a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Any approach used is in consultation with the client based on their needs. Please call or email me to schedule an appointment.
Hi there, I provide evidence based Medicare approved therapies in a comfortable and private setting where you can feel safe and supported. We work at your pace. I have been working in private and government settings since 2006. I utilise a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Any approach used is in consultation with the client based on their needs. Please call or email me to schedule an appointment.
(03) 5909 9848 View (03) 5909 9848
Photo of Danny David Lewis, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Danny David Lewis
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781
I help people connect with their unique abilities and use them to overcome barriers created by life circumstances. The effects of challenges in life can be overcome to create mental emotional and spiritual wellness.
I help people connect with their unique abilities and use them to overcome barriers created by life circumstances. The effects of challenges in life can be overcome to create mental emotional and spiritual wellness.
(03) 5909 9307 View (03) 5909 9307
Photo of Emma Louise McLachlan, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Emma Louise McLachlan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
I enjoy working with individuals from a variety of ages including children (as young as four years old), adolescents, and adults who are presenting for various reasons. My approach with children is fun, flexible, and engaging, and with teens I focus on listening, empathising, and validation. While my approach with adults is compassionate, genuine, and built on a shared experience.
I enjoy working with individuals from a variety of ages including children (as young as four years old), adolescents, and adults who are presenting for various reasons. My approach with children is fun, flexible, and engaging, and with teens I focus on listening, empathising, and validation. While my approach with adults is compassionate, genuine, and built on a shared experience.
(03) 7500 5971 View (03) 7500 5971
Photo of Sara Moshenrose, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Sara Moshenrose
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796
Not accepting new clients
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner with over 12 years of experience. I have a passion for offering experiences of transformative healing and change. I believe that all human beings have the innate ability to heal and move towards deeper fulfillment and meaning. I take a person-centered, holistic approach and have a special focus in the delivery and application of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi). I have availability for new clients seeking Intensive EMDR through Mindful Living in Croydon or online.
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner with over 12 years of experience. I have a passion for offering experiences of transformative healing and change. I believe that all human beings have the innate ability to heal and move towards deeper fulfillment and meaning. I take a person-centered, holistic approach and have a special focus in the delivery and application of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi). I have availability for new clients seeking Intensive EMDR through Mindful Living in Croydon or online.
View
Photo of undefined - SJ Counselling, ACA-L1, Counsellor
SJ Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
Sandra Beltran is a counsellor in individual and couple relationships and is also a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. Offering clients understanding, listening to their concerns with empathy. Helping clients to look forward and to realise they have strengths to achieve how they want their future to be. Discussing and supporting clients can bring clarity about the way transformation can be made for more positive outcomes and lives. As an eating disorder clinician, Sandra realises the need for early intervention and the pressures that are put on individuals on how they should be and look.
Sandra Beltran is a counsellor in individual and couple relationships and is also a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. Offering clients understanding, listening to their concerns with empathy. Helping clients to look forward and to realise they have strengths to achieve how they want their future to be. Discussing and supporting clients can bring clarity about the way transformation can be made for more positive outcomes and lives. As an eating disorder clinician, Sandra realises the need for early intervention and the pressures that are put on individuals on how they should be and look.
(03) 5905 9950 View (03) 5905 9950
Photo of undefined - Evolving Door Counselling            Miranda Rose, PACFA, Counsellor
Evolving Door Counselling Miranda Rose
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Woori Yallock, VIC 3139
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? You are not alone. We all have times in our lives when we are called to change, to break out of deeply-rooted habits that have held us back. Counselling can help you to navigate transitions and the emotional storms these shifts often bring - to make sense of your experiences, gain clarity about your choices, and to feel heard and understood.
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? You are not alone. We all have times in our lives when we are called to change, to break out of deeply-rooted habits that have held us back. Counselling can help you to navigate transitions and the emotional storms these shifts often bring - to make sense of your experiences, gain clarity about your choices, and to feel heard and understood.
(03) 5910 7208 View (03) 5910 7208
Photo of Chrissy Ortner, Psychotherapist
Chrissy Ortner
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
(03) 8203 5008 View (03) 8203 5008
Photo of Martina Blanarik, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Martina Blanarik
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
(03) 8203 5295 View (03) 8203 5295
Photo of Melissa Hardy, MA, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Hardy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Montrose, VIC 3765
Melissa Hardy is the Director of Wellbeing Campus (wellbeingcampus.com.au) and is dedicated to providing person-centred therapy to clients experiencing mental health concerns such as substance use problems (including alcohol), Anxiety or Depression. She utilises active listening skills and non-judgemental empathy to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Melissa offers one-on-one therapy sessions to those seeking guidance in overcoming life's challenges. She collaborates with her clients to establish personalised goals and develops strategies to help them overcome any obstacles they may encounter along the way.
Melissa Hardy is the Director of Wellbeing Campus (wellbeingcampus.com.au) and is dedicated to providing person-centred therapy to clients experiencing mental health concerns such as substance use problems (including alcohol), Anxiety or Depression. She utilises active listening skills and non-judgemental empathy to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Melissa offers one-on-one therapy sessions to those seeking guidance in overcoming life's challenges. She collaborates with her clients to establish personalised goals and develops strategies to help them overcome any obstacles they may encounter along the way.
(03) 8203 5437 View (03) 8203 5437
Photo of undefined - Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
(03) 8203 5805 View (03) 8203 5805
Photo of Michelle Elizabeth Urquhart, Psychotherapist
Michelle Elizabeth Urquhart
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
As an Art therapist/Counsellor I work in relation to your needs and goals, in a safe non-judgemental space. During a session, I will check in with you to see if there is anything you would like to share or express. I will share a little about myself to help begin the therapeutic relationship. There is no need to be nervous or worry about being artistic as this is not necessary at all. I can help you work through issues with the healing power of this truly magical therapy. All you need is an open mind and a little curiosity, the sessions are totally driven by you, which means you can participate in the therapy at any stage.
As an Art therapist/Counsellor I work in relation to your needs and goals, in a safe non-judgemental space. During a session, I will check in with you to see if there is anything you would like to share or express. I will share a little about myself to help begin the therapeutic relationship. There is no need to be nervous or worry about being artistic as this is not necessary at all. I can help you work through issues with the healing power of this truly magical therapy. All you need is an open mind and a little curiosity, the sessions are totally driven by you, which means you can participate in the therapy at any stage.
(03) 8203 5028 View (03) 8203 5028
Photo of Dr Alicia Tanner, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Dr Alicia Tanner
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
(03) 9118 9059 View (03) 9118 9059
Photo of Rebekah Jones, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Rebekah Jones
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
I am a qualified counsellor with a passion for working with couples, relationships, families, adolescents and individuals. My expertise areas are couples therapy, dugs and alcohol, trauma, ADHD and general depression and anxiety disorders. I worked in the social services for over 7 years as case manager, counsellor and group facilitator and now work in private practice full time. Over 4 years was spent specifically in drug and alcohol and have completed the 4 core competencies required by the Victorian Government to work in this field.
I am a qualified counsellor with a passion for working with couples, relationships, families, adolescents and individuals. My expertise areas are couples therapy, dugs and alcohol, trauma, ADHD and general depression and anxiety disorders. I worked in the social services for over 7 years as case manager, counsellor and group facilitator and now work in private practice full time. Over 4 years was spent specifically in drug and alcohol and have completed the 4 core competencies required by the Victorian Government to work in this field.
(03) 8771 4472 View (03) 8771 4472
Photo of undefined - Dom Lawrenson Counselling, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423
Photo of Nicole Skermer, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Nicole Skermer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
(03) 8203 5997 View (03) 8203 5997
Photo of Michelle Downs, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
(03) 5905 7112 View (03) 5905 7112
Photo of Charlotte White, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Charlotte White
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Olinda, VIC 3788
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(03) 8203 5335 View (03) 8203 5335
Photo of undefined - MyND-MAP Integrative Psychology, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
MyND-MAP Integrative Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781  (Online Only)
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
(03) 5910 7722 View (03) 5910 7722

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Avonsleigh, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Avonsleigh, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Autism
100% Domestic Violence
100% Education and Learning Disabilities
100% School Issues

Average years in practice

2 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Avonsleigh, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Avonsleigh?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.