Depression Counselling in Boronia, VIC

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Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
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I am dedicated to providing clients with a trauma-informed and person centred approach to clients experiencing mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression , post traumatic and complex trauma. I believe that "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". I see my role is to listen, to provide a non-judgemental space, to provide empathy and build a strong therapeutic relationship to assist clients to overcome life's challenges. I work with clients collaboratively and therapeutically to establish personalised goals and develop strategies to assist in overcoming obstacles.
(03) 8203 5988
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Nicole Skermer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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Please note: I only work with adults 18+. I have a special interest in working with people 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
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Stefan Shepherd
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Verified
I find purpose in helping people with: anxiety, depression , men's ill-health, self-esteem, overwhelm and intense emotions, and various life adjustments. I have availability to take on new clients right now.
(03) 8203 5076
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Tim Rose
With over 20 years’ experience in the people helping field, including workplace critical incident; employee assistance program (EAP); 12-step recovery; peer education and support; and group facilitation. Tim is a caring and empathetic counsellor who journeys with people as they learn about themselves. Tim understands the many challenges life can bring and has significant lived experience over a range of issues including physiological trauma; depression ; men’s issues; relationships; miscarriage and infant loss; sexuality; and childhood sexual abuse. Tim works with clients to help them identify and move toward their preferred life.
(03) 9069 9627
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Jerty Richardson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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At Ultimate Success and Wellbeing Psychology, I deliver a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. These include anxiety, depression , psychiatric disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, mediation, domestic violence Issues, critical incident stress management debriefing and anger and behaviour management. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 15 years and have held a variety of roles including managing a counselling and youth team as well as several mental health teams.
(03) 9864 1892
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12 Points Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
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I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
(03) 9068 5907
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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Camila is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at The Healing Mind Hub and the Senior Clinical Psychologist at Aspect Clinic. Camila is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is also a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. Camila is interested in working with women and the LGBTQIA+ community aiming to provide her clients with a safe and inclusive environment. Camila is also experienced in working with clients aged 15 years and above who are experiencing life stressors, self-esteem difficulties, anxiety, depression , adjustment difficulties, social/emotional difficulties, and grief and loss.
0474 506 015
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Nadine Touzeau
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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Her skills include evidence-based interventions for children and adults with; anxiety, depression , behavioral, emotional and developmental difficulties.
Nadine has been supporting adults and children with neurodiversity, ADHD, Autism, anxiety and emotional difficulties for over 15 years to develop greater independence and confidence. Nadine understands the central role family members and teachers play in early development. Nadine understands the nutritional gut-brain connection and how lifestyle can positively impact one’s mental health and quality of life.
(03) 8203 5862
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Eucalyptus Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
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We see children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a broad range of concerns and life challenges, including stress, life transitions, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression , low self-worth, and trauma.
Eucalyptus Psychology was founded by our director and principal clinical psychologist, Dr Matthew Blake. Our practice has been serving the outer east of Melbourne for over 7 years. We are committed to providing mental health support with the warmth and respect that we all deserve. We take a holistic, flexible, and practical approach to therapy, focusing on biological, psychological, and social factors known to affect mental health. We aim to provide a respectful, safe, and collaborative therapeutic environment, with interventions tailored to each individual.
(02) 4810 0642
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Sivakahmy Thilagarajan
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
For any individual attending counselling, it can be quite a vulnerable and challenging experience. My aim is to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe from the beginning and to demonstrate that in sessions there is no judgement nor negativity, but rather a collaborative approach towards the goals you want. This may include improving mood, self-esteem, motivation, coping styles or gaining understanding and awareness of your own mental health. Counselling for me is about unconditional support to ensure we are actively discussing aspects of your life that may be impacting you, with therapy tailored specifically to you.
(03) 8203 5013
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Rashika Perera Gomez
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
(03) 8413 7375
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Autism Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
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Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
(03) 9071 0181
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Rosemary Tainsh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
(03) 4421 6346
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
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Steps to Soar helps children to adults identify qualities to cope with life challenges, gain insight to visualise what they want, and foster belief in their capacity to attain it. Committed to promoting self-understanding, self-belief and well-being in a friendly, inclusive environment using integrative, evidence-based practices and strategies. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might move towards helpful habits, learn skills and ways of coping to improve their quality of life. Family collaboration underpins support for child and adolescent development.
(03) 8203 5805
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Melbourne Sandplay & Expressive Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
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Melbourne Sandplay and Expressive Therapies provides a safe space for you to explore your inner psyche and find peace and healing through deep therapeutic engagement. Sandplay is the ideal mode to heal from trauma and find your own inner resources. Guided drawing also helps you engage your body “knowing” to guide you towards healing. I would be honoured to share your healing journey with you.
(03) 9864 1852
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Caroline Winzenried
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
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If you're struggling with shame, anxiety, or existential concerns related to your religious background (whether you have left your religious community or are still happily a part of it), I'm here to help you move forward. Religion plays a huge role shaping our understanding of ourselves, our values, and the world around us. It can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding journey to open these ideas up for examination. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore, deconstruct, and create new understandings that feel true to who you are.
(03) 8203 5069
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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PS Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
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Hello! I am Paulina. As an integrative counsellor, I am passionate about helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological and emotional issues. My background in humanities and psychology, as well as my experience of living in multiple countries, has given me a unique perspective on the importance of addressing not only the mind but also the body and lifestyle habits in the healing process. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and work towards achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being.
(03) 8203 5825
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Osmosis Family Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
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Phil Burns is a highly skilled and regarded counsellor with many years of experience in the field. Phil is committed to allowing clients the space and time to discover who they really are and what makes them unique. By assisting them to see their attributes and define their personal values, they are able to view life through a new lens and overcome the challenges they face. By allowing clients to define what works and doesn’t work for them, they are then able to decide the next step in their journey
(03) 7500 5403
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Boronia, VIC 3155
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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256
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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
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As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
(03) 5907 5753
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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.