Counselling in Bendigo, VIC

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Sylvia Charlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Do you continue to experience the impact of past trauma in your day to day life? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, or are triggered by certain things associated with memories from events that happened in the past? I can help you to understand your autonomic nervous system and why you experience defensive reactions such as fight, flight and freeze in certain situations long after the traumatic event happened. I can help you to recognise when the triggers impact your nervous system and your reaction to them. We can work to returning the trauma to the past where it belongs, and restore your felt sense of safety.
Do you continue to experience the impact of past trauma in your day to day life? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, or are triggered by certain things associated with memories from events that happened in the past? I can help you to understand your autonomic nervous system and why you experience defensive reactions such as fight, flight and freeze in certain situations long after the traumatic event happened. I can help you to recognise when the triggers impact your nervous system and your reaction to them. We can work to returning the trauma to the past where it belongs, and restore your felt sense of safety.
(03) 4427 9997 View (03) 4427 9997
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Veronica A Collins
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I offer holistic psychotherapy and counselling to address issues of inner and outer conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low confidence, grief and loss. By facilitating the expanding of self-awareness there's growth in health and wholeness; becoming more authentic, purposeful & integrated; and creating better harmony within relationships. Offering parent/child relationship work.
I offer holistic psychotherapy and counselling to address issues of inner and outer conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low confidence, grief and loss. By facilitating the expanding of self-awareness there's growth in health and wholeness; becoming more authentic, purposeful & integrated; and creating better harmony within relationships. Offering parent/child relationship work.
(03) 4410 8583 View (03) 4410 8583
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Get Psych'd Youth Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
At Get Psych'd we're all about reaching and enriching the lives of young people. Get Psych'd is a youth and young adults psychology practice in Bendigo supporting young people to overcome challenges and build a healthy mindset.
At Get Psych'd we're all about reaching and enriching the lives of young people. Get Psych'd is a youth and young adults psychology practice in Bendigo supporting young people to overcome challenges and build a healthy mindset.
(03) 4422 2104 View (03) 4422 2104
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Holth Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
(03) 4422 4270 View (03) 4422 4270
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Kathryn Anne Fortuna
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
(03) 4420 9660 View (03) 4420 9660
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Dr Jessica Griffith
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one struggling with emotional dysregulation, mood swings, behavioural difficulties or serious mental illness? I am experienced with complex presentations including psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, challenging behaviours, autism, intellectual disability, attachment difficulties and parenting support; my approach involves collaborative problem solving and trauma informed and neurodiversity-affirming support.
Are you or a loved one struggling with emotional dysregulation, mood swings, behavioural difficulties or serious mental illness? I am experienced with complex presentations including psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, challenging behaviours, autism, intellectual disability, attachment difficulties and parenting support; my approach involves collaborative problem solving and trauma informed and neurodiversity-affirming support.
(03) 4422 4671 View (03) 4422 4671
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
(03) 4422 2180 View (03) 4422 2180
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Oli Doyle
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Whether you're struggling with the after effects of trauma, the alarm bell of anxiety or the emptiness of depression, life inside a human mind can be painful. If you're stuck underneath a difficult problem or you can't seem to get your life on track, the problem may not be what it seems. We all try to improve our lives by changing the world around us or controlling what we think and feel, but those approaches don't really seem to work, and sometimes the things we do to control how we feel become problems in themselves. If your past looms large or the thoughts of the future provoke a constant anxiety, you've come to the right place.
Whether you're struggling with the after effects of trauma, the alarm bell of anxiety or the emptiness of depression, life inside a human mind can be painful. If you're stuck underneath a difficult problem or you can't seem to get your life on track, the problem may not be what it seems. We all try to improve our lives by changing the world around us or controlling what we think and feel, but those approaches don't really seem to work, and sometimes the things we do to control how we feel become problems in themselves. If your past looms large or the thoughts of the future provoke a constant anxiety, you've come to the right place.
(03) 4427 9709 View (03) 4427 9709
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Lauren Wright
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting people who have experienced trauma. I am a believer that trauma comes in all different shapes and sizes, and that counselling can support someone to ease the impacts of trauma and retake control of their lives. I enjoy working with people from all different stages of life to find a common ground of trust and support.
I am passionate about supporting people who have experienced trauma. I am a believer that trauma comes in all different shapes and sizes, and that counselling can support someone to ease the impacts of trauma and retake control of their lives. I enjoy working with people from all different stages of life to find a common ground of trust and support.
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Melanie Brae Young - Less Travelled Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
I provide counseling for people who are taking roads less travelled. I work with those who may feel out of step with the norm, in transitional spaces, those who are questioning their identities and their place in the world, reassessing values and priorities or broadly feeling like something needs to change in life.
I provide counseling for people who are taking roads less travelled. I work with those who may feel out of step with the norm, in transitional spaces, those who are questioning their identities and their place in the world, reassessing values and priorities or broadly feeling like something needs to change in life.
(03) 4422 4297 View (03) 4422 4297
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Pip (Hannah) Fell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
My name is Pip (Hannah) Fell and I am a registered counselling psychologist. I have worked extensively in private practice, community health, trauma rehabilitation services and fertility services around Melbourne since 2015. I have experience working with people who encounter a broad range of mental health issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, trauma, identity matters, fertility concerns, and personality disorders.
My name is Pip (Hannah) Fell and I am a registered counselling psychologist. I have worked extensively in private practice, community health, trauma rehabilitation services and fertility services around Melbourne since 2015. I have experience working with people who encounter a broad range of mental health issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, trauma, identity matters, fertility concerns, and personality disorders.
(03) 7003 2442 View (03) 7003 2442
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Your Wise Counselling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I have been privileged to meet people from all walks of life who have added so much value to both my personal and professional development. I have worked within the Community Services and Mental Health Services Sector now for approximately 19 years. Over this time, I have met and supported people living in nursing homes who were at their end stage of life, people with differing abilities, and individuals that are confined within the Victorian prison system. I have also facilitated men’s behaviour change programs for both mandated and non-mandated members, supporting them to understand the differences between abusive and non-abusive
I have been privileged to meet people from all walks of life who have added so much value to both my personal and professional development. I have worked within the Community Services and Mental Health Services Sector now for approximately 19 years. Over this time, I have met and supported people living in nursing homes who were at their end stage of life, people with differing abilities, and individuals that are confined within the Victorian prison system. I have also facilitated men’s behaviour change programs for both mandated and non-mandated members, supporting them to understand the differences between abusive and non-abusive
(03) 4420 3544 View (03) 4420 3544
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Elizabeth Holmquest - Paper Daisy Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
(03) 4321 2980 View (03) 4321 2980
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Wayne Featherstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Counsellor with more than 40 years’ experience. I now work exclusively in private practice as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and as a registered Mental Health Provider through the Better Access to Mental Health Programme. Previously, I spent many years working in a wide variety of psychiatric settings including Adult Inpatient Services, Mental Health Outpatient Clinics and, more recently, Primary Mental Health contexts.I have a strong interest in literary and artistic modes of expressing and working through emotional conflicts.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Counsellor with more than 40 years’ experience. I now work exclusively in private practice as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and as a registered Mental Health Provider through the Better Access to Mental Health Programme. Previously, I spent many years working in a wide variety of psychiatric settings including Adult Inpatient Services, Mental Health Outpatient Clinics and, more recently, Primary Mental Health contexts.I have a strong interest in literary and artistic modes of expressing and working through emotional conflicts.
(03) 8372 0433 View (03) 8372 0433
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Terry Gaechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
(07) 4520 6046 View (07) 4520 6046
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Jeffrey Thornton
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I believe that all people have the inherent ability and capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives. My counselling approach aims to unlock and build on this expertise when people need a hand, and positively enhance relationships with self and important others
I believe that all people have the inherent ability and capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives. My counselling approach aims to unlock and build on this expertise when people need a hand, and positively enhance relationships with self and important others
(03) 7303 3006 View (03) 7303 3006
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Nina Isabella - Womanly Counsellor
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
(03) 4422 4945 View (03) 4422 4945
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Liselotte Roosen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Sam Brennan Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
(08) 6866 0171 View (08) 6866 0171
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Ali Burley
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Life can be exhilarating and scary at the same time. Figuring out what’s important to us and how to get it can be tricky. I particularly love working with 15-25 year olds and anyone who still feels like a big kid..so let’s talk...0402437406. Want to clarify how you got to be who you are? Need help to accept your likeable and not so likeable self? Want to explore your identity and establish your independence? Relationships not going the way you would like?
Life can be exhilarating and scary at the same time. Figuring out what’s important to us and how to get it can be tricky. I particularly love working with 15-25 year olds and anyone who still feels like a big kid..so let’s talk...0402437406. Want to clarify how you got to be who you are? Need help to accept your likeable and not so likeable self? Want to explore your identity and establish your independence? Relationships not going the way you would like?
(03) 8771 5947 View (03) 8771 5947

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bendigo, VIC

50+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Bendigo, VIC who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Medicare Rebates
53% Bupa
47% NDIS

How Counsellors in Bendigo, VIC see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bendigo?

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.