Counselling in Hurstbridge, VIC

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Avá Joy Sloan
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
’Integrative Creative Companioning’ was developed after a decade of studying the nature of mind through the fields of yoga, psychology, philosophy and spirituality. Based on the intrinsic interconnection of body/mind/spirit/soul, this approach focuses on integrating expanded experiences through the body, to provide a relaxed resting place for mind- body.
’Integrative Creative Companioning’ was developed after a decade of studying the nature of mind through the fields of yoga, psychology, philosophy and spirituality. Based on the intrinsic interconnection of body/mind/spirit/soul, this approach focuses on integrating expanded experiences through the body, to provide a relaxed resting place for mind- body.
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Rachel Drysdale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
Rachel Drysdale is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with more than ten years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families across the child protection, education and mental health fields. Rachel works with people experiencing a wide range of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, grief and loss, bullying, life transitions, family and relationship issues.
Rachel Drysdale is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with more than ten years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families across the child protection, education and mental health fields. Rachel works with people experiencing a wide range of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, grief and loss, bullying, life transitions, family and relationship issues.
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Martin Grinter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
Individual and couples therapy. I'm a Clinical Psychologist that assists adults with anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties and mood disorders understand the nature of their concerns and help guide them toward a better quality of life. I also work with couples, utilising Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My belief is in the value of a strong therapeutic relationship through a non-judgmental approach and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I work collaboratively to develop treatment goals and achieve these through enhancing clients' abilities to meet these goals, using evidence-based strategies.
Individual and couples therapy. I'm a Clinical Psychologist that assists adults with anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties and mood disorders understand the nature of their concerns and help guide them toward a better quality of life. I also work with couples, utilising Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My belief is in the value of a strong therapeutic relationship through a non-judgmental approach and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I work collaboratively to develop treatment goals and achieve these through enhancing clients' abilities to meet these goals, using evidence-based strategies.
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Kate Culy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
Are you seeking assistance with major life transitions? Do you struggle with a sense of smallness or self-doubt? Are anxiety and/or depression part of your daily life? Are you under a lot of stress or managing a chronic health condition? I am an experienced and skilled counsellor. Warmth, empathy, and open-mindedness are traits that define me. I chose the name Counselling Your Way to highlight the importance of customized approaches. I believe everyone possesses the inner capabilities to heal, and our task is to tap into them. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for an initial discussion or visit my website for additional information.
Are you seeking assistance with major life transitions? Do you struggle with a sense of smallness or self-doubt? Are anxiety and/or depression part of your daily life? Are you under a lot of stress or managing a chronic health condition? I am an experienced and skilled counsellor. Warmth, empathy, and open-mindedness are traits that define me. I chose the name Counselling Your Way to highlight the importance of customized approaches. I believe everyone possesses the inner capabilities to heal, and our task is to tap into them. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for an initial discussion or visit my website for additional information.
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Kristine Lutter
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
I specialise in anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, self esteem/self worth, guilt, shame, family of origin issues, bullying and people struggling with infertility. My approach is holistic looking at the physical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects. I attempt to ensure clients feel safe and comfortable before they are able to share what has happened to them. With my experience in this industry, I have trained and supervise counsellors. This has helped me to deepen my understanding of what clients need.
I specialise in anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, self esteem/self worth, guilt, shame, family of origin issues, bullying and people struggling with infertility. My approach is holistic looking at the physical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects. I attempt to ensure clients feel safe and comfortable before they are able to share what has happened to them. With my experience in this industry, I have trained and supervise counsellors. This has helped me to deepen my understanding of what clients need.
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Damien Gafforini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
I have 20 years of experience, in particular supporting those whom have experienced some form of traumatic event (especially sexual abuse). This includes current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces, Veterans and their families (PTSD). I work with children and young people who have behavioural and emotional difficulties and developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD. I also provide Neurofeedback therapy and EMDR. Essentially if you are ready to engage in therapy, open to exploring current behaviours and how change may occur - Then lets get started!
I have 20 years of experience, in particular supporting those whom have experienced some form of traumatic event (especially sexual abuse). This includes current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces, Veterans and their families (PTSD). I work with children and young people who have behavioural and emotional difficulties and developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD. I also provide Neurofeedback therapy and EMDR. Essentially if you are ready to engage in therapy, open to exploring current behaviours and how change may occur - Then lets get started!
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Christine. South East. Adolescent Mental Health. Relationship Counselling.
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Yarra Glen, VIC 3775
Hi I’m Christine, psychologist and director at Life Goals psychology. I value evidence based interventions. I’m informed by current research and use the most effective methods for your presenting challenges and diagnoses. -relationship counselling. -play therapy. -adolescent mental health. -life adjustments. -mood disorders.
Hi I’m Christine, psychologist and director at Life Goals psychology. I value evidence based interventions. I’m informed by current research and use the most effective methods for your presenting challenges and diagnoses. -relationship counselling. -play therapy. -adolescent mental health. -life adjustments. -mood disorders.
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Andelain Therapy: EMDR 3 Day Country Intensives
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Kinglake, VIC 3763
Waitlist for new clients
Judy Howard-Bath is a warm, relational trauma therapist specialising in EMDR and Attachment healing. She is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each of her clients and supporting them on their healing journey. Judy no longer provides weekly sessions but is now offering highly personalised 3 day Intensives within a beautiful and relaxing equine setting. Judy's clients are women and men who are often 'time poor' but know they carry within themselves deep emotional and psychological distress and often trauma due to having survived ‘less than good enough’ childhood environments. A distress that needs to be healed.
Judy Howard-Bath is a warm, relational trauma therapist specialising in EMDR and Attachment healing. She is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each of her clients and supporting them on their healing journey. Judy no longer provides weekly sessions but is now offering highly personalised 3 day Intensives within a beautiful and relaxing equine setting. Judy's clients are women and men who are often 'time poor' but know they carry within themselves deep emotional and psychological distress and often trauma due to having survived ‘less than good enough’ childhood environments. A distress that needs to be healed.
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Amanda Barber
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Feeling better is great, but I love to empower people with skills, strategies, and mechanisms to DO better. Strategic Psychotherapy is about effecting measurable change and progress. Talking about things and debriefing is great and comforting, however progress is what really counts.
Feeling better is great, but I love to empower people with skills, strategies, and mechanisms to DO better. Strategic Psychotherapy is about effecting measurable change and progress. Talking about things and debriefing is great and comforting, however progress is what really counts.
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Iris Ravelle Lockyer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Yarra Glen, VIC 3775  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Iris is a counselling psychologist with a person-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients towards healing, growth, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style. Iris is an LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware clinician.
Iris is a counselling psychologist with a person-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients towards healing, growth, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style. Iris is an LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware clinician.
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Michelle Ottey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Doreen, VIC 3754  (Online Only)
I use a collaborative approach to treat a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety-related disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, trauma-related disorders, and many more. I am also here to support you through life’s challenges such grief and loss, relationship and marital problems, parenting challenges and living with the impact of chronic health conditions. With expertise in childhood trauma, I bring a strong attachment focus to therapy. I am committed to helping you better understand yourself and how you relate to others, to uncover the patterns that get in the way of your well-being.
I use a collaborative approach to treat a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety-related disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, trauma-related disorders, and many more. I am also here to support you through life’s challenges such grief and loss, relationship and marital problems, parenting challenges and living with the impact of chronic health conditions. With expertise in childhood trauma, I bring a strong attachment focus to therapy. I am committed to helping you better understand yourself and how you relate to others, to uncover the patterns that get in the way of your well-being.
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Chloe Samson
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kinglake, VIC 3763
Not accepting new clients
My speciality is trauma, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. I practice trauma focused therapy and have worked with hundreds of clients during and after domestic violence and sexual assault. I have a passion for helping clients through their trauma healing journey.
My speciality is trauma, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. I practice trauma focused therapy and have worked with hundreds of clients during and after domestic violence and sexual assault. I have a passion for helping clients through their trauma healing journey.
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Photo of Healthy Young Minds: Psychology for kids, Psychologist in Hurstbridge, VIC
Healthy Young Minds: Psychology for kids
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
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Wonderful Mind Therapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Doreen, VIC 3754
Nikoo Chamani, Founder and Clinical Art Therapist. She is specialized in autism (assessment and support) and trauma. She is passionate about what she does and tailors interventions to best support her clients and their needs. in her words: "I have lived both in ease and chaos; and have learnt to explore my thoughts in different environments. In music, ceramic, in painting or in writing, I explore my own layers of self and reform my outer with every self-encounter. I believe we human are simple in our best, but to communicate we are far more complex.
Nikoo Chamani, Founder and Clinical Art Therapist. She is specialized in autism (assessment and support) and trauma. She is passionate about what she does and tailors interventions to best support her clients and their needs. in her words: "I have lived both in ease and chaos; and have learnt to explore my thoughts in different environments. In music, ceramic, in painting or in writing, I explore my own layers of self and reform my outer with every self-encounter. I believe we human are simple in our best, but to communicate we are far more complex.
(03) 8104 9051 View (03) 8104 9051
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Sonia Khodabakhsh
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Welcome! I believe that with appropriate support, we have the inherent potential to move beyond suffering, toward a life of meaning and purpose. My goal is to support every individual to enhance their well- being and life satisfaction and reach their goals. I am an integrative therapist. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to ensure a client-specific approach to therapy.
Welcome! I believe that with appropriate support, we have the inherent potential to move beyond suffering, toward a life of meaning and purpose. My goal is to support every individual to enhance their well- being and life satisfaction and reach their goals. I am an integrative therapist. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to ensure a client-specific approach to therapy.
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Jamie Camamile
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
(03) 4713 9244 View (03) 4713 9244
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Rae Kruger - Counselling and Training
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doreen, VIC 3754
Counselling is the collaborative approach addressing day to day challenges individuals face in their life time. At times, doing it by yourself seems overwhelming and hopeless. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to talk about these issues and develop the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing as an individual or within a relationship. Rae is willing and able to work with clients to address challenges and help you achieve your goals supporting your overall well-being.
Counselling is the collaborative approach addressing day to day challenges individuals face in their life time. At times, doing it by yourself seems overwhelming and hopeless. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to talk about these issues and develop the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing as an individual or within a relationship. Rae is willing and able to work with clients to address challenges and help you achieve your goals supporting your overall well-being.
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Alana Stewart
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
(03) 8400 0787 View (03) 8400 0787
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Chris Cunningham
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Yarra Glen, VIC 3775
Managing stress and changing behaviour is a complex matter. It can be even tougher when you try to do it alone. My clients are looking for the tools to manage their situation effectively and bring about positive behaviour change and improved performance. The people I work with want the power that comes from combining the best elements of coaching, positive psychology with the best therapeutic practices, including both traditional and state of the art methods. They want both coaching support and clinical expertise to help them cope, build their resilience and ultimately thrive across a range of complex situations and experiences.
Managing stress and changing behaviour is a complex matter. It can be even tougher when you try to do it alone. My clients are looking for the tools to manage their situation effectively and bring about positive behaviour change and improved performance. The people I work with want the power that comes from combining the best elements of coaching, positive psychology with the best therapeutic practices, including both traditional and state of the art methods. They want both coaching support and clinical expertise to help them cope, build their resilience and ultimately thrive across a range of complex situations and experiences.
(03) 4014 9024 View (03) 4014 9024
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Aston Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hurstbridge, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Hurstbridge, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medicare Rebates
50% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Hurstbridge, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hurstbridge?

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.