Counselling in Essendon West, VIC

Photo of Christina Stefanou, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Christina Stefanou
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Essendon West, VIC 3040
Since completing the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, I have been passionate about helping people achieve positive mental health outcomes. I extend my time across various roles including private practice, sessional lecturing, and supervision. I have an open-minded and flexible therapeutic approach. I have a special interest in working with trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders.
Since completing the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, I have been passionate about helping people achieve positive mental health outcomes. I extend my time across various roles including private practice, sessional lecturing, and supervision. I have an open-minded and flexible therapeutic approach. I have a special interest in working with trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders.
(03) 8338 1054 View (03) 8338 1054
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Adam Merrick
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Essendon West, VIC 3040  (Online Only)
Adam is a friendly and empathetic registered psychologist who is motivated by seeing people create a more optimal future; be the best version of themselves, and improve their psychological wellbeing. Adam works with adults to provide assessment and intervention across a range of areas including stress management, anxiety, depression, workplace issues, motivation and leadership development. Adam uses a collaborative approach with clients to identify the challenges they are facing and the outcomes they wish to achieve.
Adam is a friendly and empathetic registered psychologist who is motivated by seeing people create a more optimal future; be the best version of themselves, and improve their psychological wellbeing. Adam works with adults to provide assessment and intervention across a range of areas including stress management, anxiety, depression, workplace issues, motivation and leadership development. Adam uses a collaborative approach with clients to identify the challenges they are facing and the outcomes they wish to achieve.
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Photo of Jo Lockart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essendon West, VIC
Jo Lockart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Safe and compassionate therapy for women and girls 16 and over. As women, we experience unique challenges related to gender, like - discrimination, sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence and hormonal life transitions. And these life experiences can have a significant impact on your emotional wellbeing. I believe, given the right environment and opportunities, we can all live a rich and meaningful life. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, so I promise to meet you where you are - gently and mindfully.
Safe and compassionate therapy for women and girls 16 and over. As women, we experience unique challenges related to gender, like - discrimination, sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence and hormonal life transitions. And these life experiences can have a significant impact on your emotional wellbeing. I believe, given the right environment and opportunities, we can all live a rich and meaningful life. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, so I promise to meet you where you are - gently and mindfully.
(03) 9068 6218 View (03) 9068 6218
Photo of Jessica Piorun, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Jessica Piorun
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
I support people with a range of issues, including stress, low motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship difficulties, and improving mood. I can also help with building skills relating to emotional regulation, mindfulness, relaxation and assertiveness. I am always interested in learning something new and am excited about working with people on new challenges.
I support people with a range of issues, including stress, low motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship difficulties, and improving mood. I can also help with building skills relating to emotional regulation, mindfulness, relaxation and assertiveness. I am always interested in learning something new and am excited about working with people on new challenges.
(03) 9118 9046 View (03) 9118 9046
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Portia Kambasha
MSc
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
(03) 4327 9085 View (03) 4327 9085
Photo of Maria Andreadis, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Maria Andreadis
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Essendon North, VIC 3041
Mary is a psychologist with experience treating a wide range of mental health issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, personality disorders and attachment concerns. Mary has particular interest in supporting people in navigating difficulties within the context of childhood experiences and trauma. Mary's ethos is centred on the fact that our minds are intertwined with our everyday lives. By working with our inner world we can begin taking steps toward creating positive change. Mary offers a warm, compassionate approach and will support you in gaining a deeper understanding of your issues and how to manage them.
Mary is a psychologist with experience treating a wide range of mental health issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, personality disorders and attachment concerns. Mary has particular interest in supporting people in navigating difficulties within the context of childhood experiences and trauma. Mary's ethos is centred on the fact that our minds are intertwined with our everyday lives. By working with our inner world we can begin taking steps toward creating positive change. Mary offers a warm, compassionate approach and will support you in gaining a deeper understanding of your issues and how to manage them.
(03) 8338 4336 View (03) 8338 4336
Photo of Awombda Codd, Psychotherapist in Essendon West, VIC
Awombda Codd
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Footscray, VIC 3011
Awombda is a Gestalt relational psychotherapist who is passionate about change, choice and allowing space to grow. She has worked in the community sector for over 20 years in mental health, homelessness and drug and alcohol. Awombda has extensive experience working with anxiety and depression, PTSD, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties and substance use issues. Awombda has specialist expertise working with the LGBTIQ community. In addition to her practice Awombda has taught in the Graduate Art therapy program at Miecat and is currently on faculty at Gestalt Therapy Australia.
Awombda is a Gestalt relational psychotherapist who is passionate about change, choice and allowing space to grow. She has worked in the community sector for over 20 years in mental health, homelessness and drug and alcohol. Awombda has extensive experience working with anxiety and depression, PTSD, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties and substance use issues. Awombda has specialist expertise working with the LGBTIQ community. In addition to her practice Awombda has taught in the Graduate Art therapy program at Miecat and is currently on faculty at Gestalt Therapy Australia.
(03) 8797 5391 View (03) 8797 5391
Photo of Han Weeramanthri, Counsellor in Essendon West, VIC
Han Weeramanthri
Counsellor, MC
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Han (she/they/them) is a queer person of colour, with Sri Lankan, Indian and Irish ancestry. Han lives on unceded Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Han works within an abolitionist, intersectional and decolonial lens. Han utilises non-Western conceptualisations of health, mental health, and wellbeing and their work is deeply influenced by First Nations knowledge of healing, community, kinship and Country. Han works with their clients' own generational wisdoms, knowledges, and strengths, to improve wellbeing outcomes. Han interrogates the effects of colonisation, systemic oppression and marginalisation on individuals and communities.
Han (she/they/them) is a queer person of colour, with Sri Lankan, Indian and Irish ancestry. Han lives on unceded Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Han works within an abolitionist, intersectional and decolonial lens. Han utilises non-Western conceptualisations of health, mental health, and wellbeing and their work is deeply influenced by First Nations knowledge of healing, community, kinship and Country. Han works with their clients' own generational wisdoms, knowledges, and strengths, to improve wellbeing outcomes. Han interrogates the effects of colonisation, systemic oppression and marginalisation on individuals and communities.
(03) 9118 9032 View (03) 9118 9032
Photo of Mariana G. Ferraz Dos Santos, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Mariana G. Ferraz Dos Santos
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Mariana is a passionate, open-minded and empathetic provisional psychologist who enjoys listening to clients' life stories and being part of their difficult times, providing them with the support they need to overcome challenges. Relying on talk therapy and deep reflection techniques, she will help clients to bring thoughts, feelings and experiences to the surface under different perspectives. She believes that a holistic approach can lead to surprising results and enjoys participating in this trajectory of achievement with her clients. Mariana is bilingual (English & Portuguese) and is familiar with different cultures.
Mariana is a passionate, open-minded and empathetic provisional psychologist who enjoys listening to clients' life stories and being part of their difficult times, providing them with the support they need to overcome challenges. Relying on talk therapy and deep reflection techniques, she will help clients to bring thoughts, feelings and experiences to the surface under different perspectives. She believes that a holistic approach can lead to surprising results and enjoys participating in this trajectory of achievement with her clients. Mariana is bilingual (English & Portuguese) and is familiar with different cultures.
(03) 8338 1034 View (03) 8338 1034
Photo of Bright Psych, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Bright Psych
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Footscray, VIC 3011
Bright Psych provides a comprehensive psychological service for adolescents and adults.
Bright Psych provides a comprehensive psychological service for adolescents and adults.
(03) 9068 6415 View (03) 9068 6415
Photo of Dr Zahra Noori, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Dr Zahra Noori
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
Dr Zahra is a psychologist working in both the private and public sector in Victoria. She works with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety in its many forms (e.g., generalised anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder), marriage and relationship issues, stress, anger, life transitions, loss and adjustment, just to name a few.
Dr Zahra is a psychologist working in both the private and public sector in Victoria. She works with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety in its many forms (e.g., generalised anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder), marriage and relationship issues, stress, anger, life transitions, loss and adjustment, just to name a few.
(03) 9068 6205 View (03) 9068 6205
Photo of Amanda Kuek, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Amanda Kuek
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Amanda is a kind and patient person-centred clinician who enjoys supporting clients to thrive. Her work is predominantly informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with the intention of creating meaningful and sustainable change in the life domains most important to each client. She encourages clients to embrace their individual strengths and work toward their unique value-aligned goals. Amanda is committed to fostering a collaborative therapeutic environment that connects, uplifts and enables human excellence - whatever that looks like for each client.
Amanda is a kind and patient person-centred clinician who enjoys supporting clients to thrive. Her work is predominantly informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with the intention of creating meaningful and sustainable change in the life domains most important to each client. She encourages clients to embrace their individual strengths and work toward their unique value-aligned goals. Amanda is committed to fostering a collaborative therapeutic environment that connects, uplifts and enables human excellence - whatever that looks like for each client.
(03) 8338 1472 View (03) 8338 1472
Photo of Janine Louise Ward (Clinical Psychologist), Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Janine Louise Ward (Clinical Psychologist)
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Essendon, VIC 3040
Hi, I am Janine – a clinical psychologist offering both telehealth and F2F services. I believe it is critical that clients feel safe and supported in therapy to make lasting changes in their lives. I use evidence based therapies and adopt a strength-based approach to my work, recognising that we all have abilities, knowledge and capacities that help us function in the world. I work with my clients to identify and build on these strengths while also helping provide new understandings into difficulties, and tools to address these.
Hi, I am Janine – a clinical psychologist offering both telehealth and F2F services. I believe it is critical that clients feel safe and supported in therapy to make lasting changes in their lives. I use evidence based therapies and adopt a strength-based approach to my work, recognising that we all have abilities, knowledge and capacities that help us function in the world. I work with my clients to identify and build on these strengths while also helping provide new understandings into difficulties, and tools to address these.
(03) 8338 4804 View (03) 8338 4804
Photo of Cass Kozulin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essendon West, VIC
Cass Kozulin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Maidstone, VIC 3012
Hi I'm Cass! I am passionate about working with people to help create a happier and more fulfilled life. I believe that everyone has the potential create positive change despite adversity; we just need the tools to be able do so.
Hi I'm Cass! I am passionate about working with people to help create a happier and more fulfilled life. I believe that everyone has the potential create positive change despite adversity; we just need the tools to be able do so.
(03) 7003 2538 View (03) 7003 2538
Photo of Janelle Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essendon West, VIC
Janelle Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Airport West, VIC 3042
I am a Social Worker and Therapist with 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. I offer a mix of practical strategies and deeper exploration of your feelings and experiences. I am particularly interested in the emotions and beliefs we hold that get us stuck in problematic and repetitive patterns of relating. By becoming aware of these patterns and understanding them, we can step out of conflict and rebuild connection and intimacy. This process leads to deep and sustained change.
I am a Social Worker and Therapist with 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. I offer a mix of practical strategies and deeper exploration of your feelings and experiences. I am particularly interested in the emotions and beliefs we hold that get us stuck in problematic and repetitive patterns of relating. By becoming aware of these patterns and understanding them, we can step out of conflict and rebuild connection and intimacy. This process leads to deep and sustained change.
(03) 8771 5996 View (03) 8771 5996
Photo of DKM Psychology, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
DKM Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
DKM Psychology is a group practice located in Coburg. Our clinicians are highly trained, with experience across private, public, forensic, and educational settings. We also offer high quality, low cost services via our intern clinic which is staffed by Provisional Psychologists.
DKM Psychology is a group practice located in Coburg. Our clinicians are highly trained, with experience across private, public, forensic, and educational settings. We also offer high quality, low cost services via our intern clinic which is staffed by Provisional Psychologists.
(03) 8372 0405 View (03) 8372 0405
Photo of Lena Risteski, Counsellor in Essendon West, VIC
Lena Risteski
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Do you wonder whether your goals and aspirations have been influenced by society? Perhaps if you were truly living for YOU, your goals would look quite different. Anxiety can dominate our lives until we start uncovering what we truly want out of life. Radically accepting yourself - and understanding your true desires and values - can set you on a more meaningful and fulfilling path. Looking at our issues in a Holistic way allows us to understand ourselves better, which fosters self-compassion.
Do you wonder whether your goals and aspirations have been influenced by society? Perhaps if you were truly living for YOU, your goals would look quite different. Anxiety can dominate our lives until we start uncovering what we truly want out of life. Radically accepting yourself - and understanding your true desires and values - can set you on a more meaningful and fulfilling path. Looking at our issues in a Holistic way allows us to understand ourselves better, which fosters self-compassion.
(03) 9070 5479 View (03) 9070 5479
Blue Whippet Social Work Consultancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified
Brunswick West, VIC 3055  (Online Only)
Hi I am Helen and I implement a strengths-based client centred approach to therapy. I assist people with disability, trauma, health issues, alcohol and other drugs and mood concerns. By working together we can identify your goals and formulate how to go about getting there. I enjoy working with work stress and burnout as well as short term solution focussed therapy in order to get back on track when this is required from time to time.
Hi I am Helen and I implement a strengths-based client centred approach to therapy. I assist people with disability, trauma, health issues, alcohol and other drugs and mood concerns. By working together we can identify your goals and formulate how to go about getting there. I enjoy working with work stress and burnout as well as short term solution focussed therapy in order to get back on track when this is required from time to time.
(03) 8338 1384 View (03) 8338 1384
Photo of Jaya Kohli, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
Jaya Kohli
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Niddrie, VIC 3042
Jaya is passionate about providing a warm, compassionate therapeutic environment and working collaboratively to achieve the client’s goals. She aims at empowering clients and helping them gain better life satisfaction. She is particularly interested in the mind body connection and using techniques to build awareness especially in trauma conditions. She draws from various therapeutic approaches, like Cognitive behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapies, EMDR, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused and Mindfulness. She is bi-lingual and can speak Hindi and Punjabi. She is also Board approved Supervisor.
Jaya is passionate about providing a warm, compassionate therapeutic environment and working collaboratively to achieve the client’s goals. She aims at empowering clients and helping them gain better life satisfaction. She is particularly interested in the mind body connection and using techniques to build awareness especially in trauma conditions. She draws from various therapeutic approaches, like Cognitive behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapies, EMDR, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused and Mindfulness. She is bi-lingual and can speak Hindi and Punjabi. She is also Board approved Supervisor.
(03) 7302 2902 View (03) 7302 2902
Photo of The Psychology and Therapy Clinic, Laura Smolcic, Psychologist in Essendon West, VIC
The Psychology and Therapy Clinic, Laura Smolcic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
I have worked in a range of settings for over 15 years as a Clinical Psychologist and I am passionate and dedicated to provide you with care, compassion and individually tailored- therapy. I feel fortunate to have been able to provide care to my clients over the years. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies for Depression and Anxiety disorders, Trauma , Bipolar Disorder, Addictions, Work issues and Adjustment Disorders , Perfectionism and Eating Disorders. I am particularly passionate about teaching & assisting clients in areas concerning body image issues, weight management, dysfunctional & disordered eating.
I have worked in a range of settings for over 15 years as a Clinical Psychologist and I am passionate and dedicated to provide you with care, compassion and individually tailored- therapy. I feel fortunate to have been able to provide care to my clients over the years. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies for Depression and Anxiety disorders, Trauma , Bipolar Disorder, Addictions, Work issues and Adjustment Disorders , Perfectionism and Eating Disorders. I am particularly passionate about teaching & assisting clients in areas concerning body image issues, weight management, dysfunctional & disordered eating.
(03) 7302 2007 View (03) 7302 2007

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Essendon West, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Essendon West, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
50% Child
50% ADHD
50% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Australian Unity
100% ACA Health

How Counsellors in Essendon West, VIC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Essendon West?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.