Online Counselling for Chelsea Heights

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Katherine Shaw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
(03) 8797 5309 View (03) 8797 5309
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Emily Teape
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
My service offers psychological assessments to educate and empower children, adolescents, and adults. Assessments include cognitive, academic, ADHD, and autism assessments, as well as screeners and questionnaires for social/emotional/behavioural, adaptive, and executive skills/functioning. I am a friendly, kind, and caring Psychologist who has worked with individuals, families, and care teams, supporting clients across the lifespan in private practice, educational, and community settings. I have experience completing assessments and funding applications/reviews, as well as providing counselling and intervention.
My service offers psychological assessments to educate and empower children, adolescents, and adults. Assessments include cognitive, academic, ADHD, and autism assessments, as well as screeners and questionnaires for social/emotional/behavioural, adaptive, and executive skills/functioning. I am a friendly, kind, and caring Psychologist who has worked with individuals, families, and care teams, supporting clients across the lifespan in private practice, educational, and community settings. I have experience completing assessments and funding applications/reviews, as well as providing counselling and intervention.
(03) 8771 5469 View (03) 8771 5469
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Felicity Sayers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
I provide therapy to individuals throughout the lifespan with neurodivergence (developmental delay, autism, ADHD, and low intellectual ability), generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trauma, stress, self-esteem difficulties, and depression.
I provide therapy to individuals throughout the lifespan with neurodivergence (developmental delay, autism, ADHD, and low intellectual ability), generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trauma, stress, self-esteem difficulties, and depression.
(03) 8771 5898 View (03) 8771 5898
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Elyse Nash-Ferry
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
Elyse works with children, teens and young adults (ages 5-25 years) in areas such as anxiety, VCE/study stress, emotion regulation and self esteem. Elyse's main skill areas include anxiety and behavioural difficulties for children, and self esteem, depression/anxiety, study stress and life transitions for adolescents and young adults. Elyse is adaptable to her client's needs and engages collaboratively, playfully and authentically.
Elyse works with children, teens and young adults (ages 5-25 years) in areas such as anxiety, VCE/study stress, emotion regulation and self esteem. Elyse's main skill areas include anxiety and behavioural difficulties for children, and self esteem, depression/anxiety, study stress and life transitions for adolescents and young adults. Elyse is adaptable to her client's needs and engages collaboratively, playfully and authentically.
(03) 8771 4275 View (03) 8771 4275
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Celeste Luciani
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
Celeste is a Counsellor with a Clinical Social work background, located in Chelsea Heights. Celeste has experience working with Individuals, Children, Youth, families, and carers from working within healthcare settings across South Australia and Victoria. Celeste aims to meet clients where they are on their journey and assist those wishing to process life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, Health ailments, boundary work, self-compassion work or manage the general waves of life, that come with being human.
Celeste is a Counsellor with a Clinical Social work background, located in Chelsea Heights. Celeste has experience working with Individuals, Children, Youth, families, and carers from working within healthcare settings across South Australia and Victoria. Celeste aims to meet clients where they are on their journey and assist those wishing to process life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, Health ailments, boundary work, self-compassion work or manage the general waves of life, that come with being human.
(03) 8797 5454 View (03) 8797 5454
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Melanie Colhoun - Integrated Psychology Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
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

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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.