Counselling in Bellarine, VIC

Photo of Justine Devonport, Counsellor in Bellarine, VIC
Justine Devonport
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellarine, VIC 3223
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people feel better within themselves and improve their mental health and well being. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, like you are no longer yourself? Life's challenges often feel like a lot to deal with, leaving you exhausted, burnt out and low in self esteem. Imagine if there was a way through these challenges, a way to manage your anxiety, deal with overwhelm and work towards your ideal way of feeling. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people feel better within themselves and improve their mental health and well being. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, like you are no longer yourself? Life's challenges often feel like a lot to deal with, leaving you exhausted, burnt out and low in self esteem. Imagine if there was a way through these challenges, a way to manage your anxiety, deal with overwhelm and work towards your ideal way of feeling. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
(03) 8771 4973 View (03) 8771 4973
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Lisa Quinney
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellarine, VIC 3223
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
(03) 4240 6625 View (03) 4240 6625
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Thinking Outside The Box
Bellarine, VIC 3223
The name of my business, Thinking Outside The Box (TOTB) says everything about my beliefs and my business. When we Think Outside The Box, our worlds become bigger. Mental ill health or mental distress causes us to focus inwards and our lives become smaller. We stop doing things because the work that goes into managing a distressing situation is exhausting. You are reading this right now because you know or feel that something is not quite right in your life. This may be something you have felt for as long as you can remember or a recent event. Doesn't matter, your here now so lets see how we can help.
The name of my business, Thinking Outside The Box (TOTB) says everything about my beliefs and my business. When we Think Outside The Box, our worlds become bigger. Mental ill health or mental distress causes us to focus inwards and our lives become smaller. We stop doing things because the work that goes into managing a distressing situation is exhausting. You are reading this right now because you know or feel that something is not quite right in your life. This may be something you have felt for as long as you can remember or a recent event. Doesn't matter, your here now so lets see how we can help.
(03) 9069 8786 View (03) 9069 8786
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Brooke Cefai
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Bellarine, VIC 3223
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
(03) 9070 3530 View (03) 9070 3530
Photo of Carolyn Burns, Counsellor in Bellarine, VIC
Carolyn Burns
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellarine, VIC 3223
Relationship Counselling - appointments now available face-2-face or online. Does your relationship need renovating? Would you like more intimacy, understanding & appreciation? Perhaps you’re grieving the loss of a once happy relationship & wondering how to get 'back on track'. Carolyn's specialised training in relationship counselling & 'lived experience' has helped many couples revitalise & strengthen their relational bond. She offers evidenced-based methods within a deeply caring, empathic & safe space. It's challenging making that 'first step' to ask for support, but relationship distress is common & help within reach.
Relationship Counselling - appointments now available face-2-face or online. Does your relationship need renovating? Would you like more intimacy, understanding & appreciation? Perhaps you’re grieving the loss of a once happy relationship & wondering how to get 'back on track'. Carolyn's specialised training in relationship counselling & 'lived experience' has helped many couples revitalise & strengthen their relational bond. She offers evidenced-based methods within a deeply caring, empathic & safe space. It's challenging making that 'first step' to ask for support, but relationship distress is common & help within reach.
(03) 6144 6038 View (03) 6144 6038

More Therapists Nearby

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Happy Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Drysdale, VIC 3222
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
(08) 9126 9440 View (08) 9126 9440
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Dylan Arnot
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Queenscliff, VIC 3225
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
(03) 4240 6500 View (03) 4240 6500
Photo of Barbara Grace, Psychotherapist in Bellarine, VIC
Barbara Grace
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Drysdale, VIC 3222
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.
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.
(03) 9070 5773 View (03) 9070 5773
Photo of The Team Approach , Counsellor in Bellarine, VIC
The Team Approach
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Drysdale, VIC 3222
Employee stress, overwhelm and anxiety impacts work performance, productivity and engagement. And this has a direct impact on businesses. We know that poor mental health effects workplace culture, communication, retention, productivity, relationships and success. In a world where stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, and mental health concerns are on the rise, workplaces need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. EAP counselling services support employees to handle challenges that effect work performance.
Employee stress, overwhelm and anxiety impacts work performance, productivity and engagement. And this has a direct impact on businesses. We know that poor mental health effects workplace culture, communication, retention, productivity, relationships and success. In a world where stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, and mental health concerns are on the rise, workplaces need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. EAP counselling services support employees to handle challenges that effect work performance.
(03) 4231 7016 View (03) 4231 7016
Photo of Jessica Andrews, Counsellor in Bellarine, VIC
Jessica Andrews
Counsellor
Verified
Portarlington, VIC 3223
Jess is an experienced and qualified counsellor based in Geelong, who has knowledge and experience across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, burnout and self worth, as well as grief, loss and loneliness, among others.
Jess is an experienced and qualified counsellor based in Geelong, who has knowledge and experience across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, burnout and self worth, as well as grief, loss and loneliness, among others.
(03) 4240 5844 View (03) 4240 5844
Photo of Luke Lawrence, Psychologist in Bellarine, VIC
Luke Lawrence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Leonards, VIC 3223
My goal is to provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental and welcoming space in which we can work together. I am particularly interested in working with late teens and adults, providing support for PTSD and trauma, anxiety and depression, alcohol- and other drug-related problems / addictions, relationship issues, and men’s and women's health concerns. I’m passionate about helping others explore why their emotional and psychological wellbeing is challenged in a way that is specific to their needs, and culturally appropriate.
My goal is to provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental and welcoming space in which we can work together. I am particularly interested in working with late teens and adults, providing support for PTSD and trauma, anxiety and depression, alcohol- and other drug-related problems / addictions, relationship issues, and men’s and women's health concerns. I’m passionate about helping others explore why their emotional and psychological wellbeing is challenged in a way that is specific to their needs, and culturally appropriate.
(03) 4240 5968 View (03) 4240 5968
Photo of Lynne Redan, Psychotherapist in Bellarine, VIC
Lynne Redan
Psychotherapist
Curlewis, VIC 3222
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
(02) 4058 4054 View (02) 4058 4054
Photo of Krysia Kostrz, Psychologist in Bellarine, VIC
Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Clifton Springs, VIC 3222  (Online Only)
(03) 4245 1035 View (03) 4245 1035

Online Therapists

Photo of Sundas Rehman @ Internal Sunshine, Psychologist in Bellarine, VIC
Sundas Rehman @ Internal Sunshine
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Malvern East, VIC 3145
Sundas supports her clients in achieving their goals and living a more fulfilling life. She works collaboratively with her clients and helps them navigate difficult or life-changing situations. Sundas see clients of all ages, for both therapy and assessments. She provides evidence-based therapy and intervention for anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, stress, school-related difficulties, workplace stress, family difficulties, relationship problems as well as parenting support. Sundas also provides assessments for learning difficulties (e.g., dyslexia), Autism, and ADHD, and other social-emotional concerns.
Sundas supports her clients in achieving their goals and living a more fulfilling life. She works collaboratively with her clients and helps them navigate difficult or life-changing situations. Sundas see clients of all ages, for both therapy and assessments. She provides evidence-based therapy and intervention for anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, stress, school-related difficulties, workplace stress, family difficulties, relationship problems as well as parenting support. Sundas also provides assessments for learning difficulties (e.g., dyslexia), Autism, and ADHD, and other social-emotional concerns.
(03) 7500 5089 View (03) 7500 5089
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Nature plus Nurture
MA
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Nature plus Nurture specialise in counselling for children, adolescents and families. The founder and Director 'Jen Rushani' is a qualified Child Play Therapist (Master of Child Play Therapy) with a background in Psychology and extensive career in Early Childhood Education and early intervention. Nature plus Nurture provide the following services, Child Play Therapy, Filial Therapy (educational model of family therapy), Adolescent Counselling, and a Learn to Play Program with a focus on building pretend play skills in young children.
Nature plus Nurture specialise in counselling for children, adolescents and families. The founder and Director 'Jen Rushani' is a qualified Child Play Therapist (Master of Child Play Therapy) with a background in Psychology and extensive career in Early Childhood Education and early intervention. Nature plus Nurture provide the following services, Child Play Therapy, Filial Therapy (educational model of family therapy), Adolescent Counselling, and a Learn to Play Program with a focus on building pretend play skills in young children.
(03) 5608 9727 View (03) 5608 9727
Photo of Elise Robinson, Psychologist in Bellarine, VIC
Elise Robinson
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified
West Footscray, VIC 3012
Hi! I am Elise and I have been practicing as a psychologist for over 12 years. I understand that feeling connected with a mental health professional is so important to help make changes. I love creating an environment where you can feel empowered to take control of your life. I will go with you at your pace, and I will also help guide and challenge you in areas you may feel stuck. It wont be a one way street where you are expected to do all the talking. I like to use EMDR so we can do a lot of work without talking. I will be right there with you every step of the way!
Hi! I am Elise and I have been practicing as a psychologist for over 12 years. I understand that feeling connected with a mental health professional is so important to help make changes. I love creating an environment where you can feel empowered to take control of your life. I will go with you at your pace, and I will also help guide and challenge you in areas you may feel stuck. It wont be a one way street where you are expected to do all the talking. I like to use EMDR so we can do a lot of work without talking. I will be right there with you every step of the way!
(03) 8658 1497 View (03) 8658 1497
Photo of Megan Wilson, Psychologist in Bellarine, VIC
Megan Wilson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Megan works with adolescents 14 years and above and adult populations, providing longer term psychotherapy, as well as brief interventions. She offers tailored treatment plans that use the most up-to-date evidence-based therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy, and schema therapy.
Megan works with adolescents 14 years and above and adult populations, providing longer term psychotherapy, as well as brief interventions. She offers tailored treatment plans that use the most up-to-date evidence-based therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy, and schema therapy.
(03) 8338 1133 View (03) 8338 1133
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Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Berwick, VIC 3806
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
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Toya Ricci
Counsellor, MA
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
(03) 8595 5264 View (03) 8595 5264
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Anna Nangle
Teesdale, VIC 3328
I provide a holistic, trauma informed Psychosocial Recovery Coaching service. I am a neurodiverse affirming practitioner with lived experience and embrace diversity. I support people from a variety of communities such as LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and TSI, other culturally diverse groups, and those experiencing disability. With my extensive history in providing trauma informed services, I can offer you understanding and acceptance which will in turn empower you to focus on your recovery. I am passionate about building confidence and independence, helping you develop goals and work towards achieving them.
I provide a holistic, trauma informed Psychosocial Recovery Coaching service. I am a neurodiverse affirming practitioner with lived experience and embrace diversity. I support people from a variety of communities such as LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and TSI, other culturally diverse groups, and those experiencing disability. With my extensive history in providing trauma informed services, I can offer you understanding and acceptance which will in turn empower you to focus on your recovery. I am passionate about building confidence and independence, helping you develop goals and work towards achieving them.
(03) 4328 3743 View (03) 4328 3743

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bellarine, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Bellarine, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Peer Relationships
100% Coping Skills
100% Women's Issues
100% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% CBHS Health

How Counsellors in Bellarine, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bellarine?

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.

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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.