Online Counselling for Bentleigh

Photo of Dimitra Tsoukalas, MA, ACA-L4, Psychotherapist
Dimitra Tsoukalas
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 15 yrs experience and 30+ in Relationship Mgt. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn & develop better ways to handle issues standing in your way so that you can overcome them with confidence. I am curious, nurturing and pride myself on being client centered and non-judgmental, which enables me to engage & build a safe place for you to be able to express yourself authentically. I specialise in trauma & relationships & I have a variety of tools / modalities to help you become the best version of YOU!
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 15 yrs experience and 30+ in Relationship Mgt. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn & develop better ways to handle issues standing in your way so that you can overcome them with confidence. I am curious, nurturing and pride myself on being client centered and non-judgmental, which enables me to engage & build a safe place for you to be able to express yourself authentically. I specialise in trauma & relationships & I have a variety of tools / modalities to help you become the best version of YOU!
(03) 4110 2003 View (03) 4110 2003
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Sylvie Braverman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
I am a registered clinical counsellor. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy as my main mode of practice. EFT is Person Centred/Humanistic and Process Experiential Therapy, based on the Attachment and Identity theory. It also means that in therapy I prioritize focusing on identifying, connecting, expressing, and processing emotions in the hope of achieving authenticity and a sense of well-being. You may have learned to avoid and suppress your emotions or they may have been overwhelming you. In therapy, my aim is to support you in befriending and welcoming your emotions so they become a resource as they are meant to be and not a hindrance.
I am a registered clinical counsellor. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy as my main mode of practice. EFT is Person Centred/Humanistic and Process Experiential Therapy, based on the Attachment and Identity theory. It also means that in therapy I prioritize focusing on identifying, connecting, expressing, and processing emotions in the hope of achieving authenticity and a sense of well-being. You may have learned to avoid and suppress your emotions or they may have been overwhelming you. In therapy, my aim is to support you in befriending and welcoming your emotions so they become a resource as they are meant to be and not a hindrance.
(03) 9069 9726 View (03) 9069 9726
Photo of Isabella Seddon, PsyBA Prov, Psychologist
Isabella Seddon
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204  (Online Only)
Isabella is an Australian based counsellor who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). She adopts a warm and empathetic approach to therapy and mainly works to address anxiety-related issues with clients of all ages. This includes health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and generalised anxiety. She also can help with self-esteem issues, poor body-image, relationship difficulties and mood-related issues.
Isabella is an Australian based counsellor who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). She adopts a warm and empathetic approach to therapy and mainly works to address anxiety-related issues with clients of all ages. This includes health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and generalised anxiety. She also can help with self-esteem issues, poor body-image, relationship difficulties and mood-related issues.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
Photo of Paul Vanderputt, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Paul Vanderputt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Hi I'm Paul, I'm a registered Psychologist and the Director of Adaptive Counselling and Psychology in Bentleigh. I believe that good therapy means having a good therapeutic relationship, and I take the time to build this before getting stuck into treatment. I see anyone aged 15+ and have a particular focus on working with depression, anxiety (general and social), stress, and trauma.
Hi I'm Paul, I'm a registered Psychologist and the Director of Adaptive Counselling and Psychology in Bentleigh. I believe that good therapy means having a good therapeutic relationship, and I take the time to build this before getting stuck into treatment. I see anyone aged 15+ and have a particular focus on working with depression, anxiety (general and social), stress, and trauma.
(03) 7003 2513 View (03) 7003 2513
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Melanie Colhoun - Integrated Psychology Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Melanie is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Integrated Psychology Centre, a group private practice including Clinical, Counselling. Health, Educational & Developmental registered psychologists. A Graduate of Monash University, Melanie has over eighteen years experience in private practice and other clinical settings including; university counselling, employee assistance programmes, employment services, asylum seeker detention centres and educational settings. Melanie works with adolescents and adults.
Melanie is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Integrated Psychology Centre, a group private practice including Clinical, Counselling. Health, Educational & Developmental registered psychologists. A Graduate of Monash University, Melanie has over eighteen years experience in private practice and other clinical settings including; university counselling, employee assistance programmes, employment services, asylum seeker detention centres and educational settings. Melanie works with adolescents and adults.
(03) 7500 5942 View (03) 7500 5942
Photo of Esin Toprak Newspace Psychology, MA, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Esin Toprak Newspace Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
(03) 7500 5974 View (03) 7500 5974

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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.