Hi, I'm Freya. I've been counselling for over 25 years, and a year ago started incorporating my animals (horses, dogs, cats) into my therapeutic practice. I work with all ages, and the people I work with are as unique as the issues they want to address. My clients are individuals, couples, and children. I have lived experience of neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, HSP) and consequently work with a lot of people who are neurodiverse themselves. My work focusses on understanding why we are the way we are, combined with techniques that foster change and growth, with the end goal of increased well being and resilience.
Hi, my name is Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist. I focus primarily on supporting males aged 16 and above to overcome barriers in their lives. I have a passion for enhancing the development of individuals and empowering people to overcome personal challenges and improving their quality of life.
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Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
Hi! I am a registered psychologist with over 5 years counselling experience, working with adolescents and adults in a range of settings. I am passionate about providing an open, non-judgmental space to promote insight development and assisting people to meet their individual wellbeing goals. I have a range of interest areas however, I particularly enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety, social anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and trauma.
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
Woven Holistic Counselling provides a safe and compassionate space where clients feel they are a person beyond their symptoms. Christine works holistically to address root causes of mental health difficulties by weaving together her grounding in psychological science and counselling with other modalities, thereby expanding treatment options & allowing them to be tailored to the individual.
Maria has worked supporting individuals with behaviours of concern in the government and not for profit sector for over five years and her experience working with vulnerable children, adults and families spans over fifteen years. Maria’s main aim for treatment is to work with her client in a connected and collaborative manner while providing a space for individuals to feel understood and valued. Maria draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Behaviour Support.
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns relating to their sexual function and overall sexual wellbeing. This can include concerns relating to conditions such as erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus or other forms of unwanted pain during sex. I also support clients explore topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a special interest in supporting people with distress associated with legal paraphilias.
Do you feel overwhelmed or are you finding it difficult to cope? Part of being human and living life, means that there are times when we need extra support, but it isn't always easy to reach out. Other times it's hard to reach out because we've experienced things so painful and traumatic that it feels like you will never be understood. This often leaves us feeling unworthy, not good enough and unsafe and burdened with a pain that can never be shared.
Ballarat Psychology is a private psychology clinic located in the heart of Ballarat. Our experienced and diverse team of clinicians offer therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with a variety of mental health concerns. We use the most modern psychology approaches to create sustained change and help you build a meaningful life.
Hi! I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma and harm. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a key element of support and offer a calm and safe space for individuals to explore and make sense of their experiences and feelings. I am passionate in supporting individuals to identify and achieve their goals through relationship and evidence-based interventions including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I also have a strong interest and passion in infant and parent mental health, with qualifications in infant mental health.
I support children and families where sexual abuse or sexually concerning behaviours have become a road block for healthy functioning family life. I am passionate about supporting families who are grappling with the associated shame, stigma, loss and grief. I am especially interested in supporting families that have experienced sexual abuse between siblings or cousins. I am also strongly committed to finding creative ways to educate parents on what prevents children disclosing (or adults recognising these disclosures), along with the ripple effects that disclosures have on relationships with family members.
Are you looking for more purpose, clarity and direction in your life, moving into mid life or later life transition, lack confidence or self-esteem, feel you are held back by limiting beliefs or lack of self-love, struggling with your relationship or fearful of what next - the new unknown? Do you want more inner freedom, people who share your values and who support you as you grow into the afternoon of life. With current climate will do all sessions by phone, skype or zoom
My ideal client is one who is looking to make sense of their experiences and how they function or operate within their world; one who is open to learning about themselves, to make changes and to improve skills to better relationships with themselves and those around them. Their issues may be varied and include anxiety, attachment issues, bullying, communication, divorce, emotional regulation, family functioning, fractured relationships, grief, infidelity and stress, among other issues that may present. Assisting clients to set out a treatment plan and work together to achieve their goals are important aspects of the journey.
Hi! I’m Lou. I’m a consent, respectful relationships and sexuality educator empowering young people and their carers to make informed choices about their bodies and personal relationships. One of my greatest passions is facilitating those lightbulb moments for young people when they realise “Oh, I can say ‘no’, and I don’t have to feel guilty about it!”
Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centred, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond silence, there is always Hope'.
I help ladies who are survivors of toxic childhoods, narcissistic relationships and domestic violence release their pain and reclaim their sass. .......................................................................... Using my unique THRIVE method, you will break free of the conditioning beliefs, release the toxic cycles and grow your self trust. ...................................................................................................... You will emerge feeling empowered, aligned to your truth and ready to THRIVE.
Once you know exactly ‘what’ to do you will quickly regain control, find your feet, and move forward. I have over 30 years experience helping people and have been a consultant in charge of a major hospital Psychology Clinic. I have also worked in an Anxiety Disorder Clinic, and Family Therapy Clinic. This level of expertise allows for accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment. I employ practical, tested methods. When you are under stress it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you are powerless, and that this is just the way things are. You will start to believe, “I’m not as capable as I once was"
My name is Lee and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Victoria. I am a friendly and approachable therapist with extensive experience supporting clients to navigate and work through various life challenges.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ballarat East are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ballarat East then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How do I find psychologists in Ballarat East with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ballarat East, or Child Psychologists in Ballarat East.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ballarat East psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ballarat East specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.