Counselling in Ivanhoe, VIC

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Empowered Children Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
I am a registered child-centered play therapist (PTPA) and registered Early Childhood Teacher (VIT). I work from a trauma-informed, neuro affirming approach and I work closely with families offering them support and parenting strategies. I offer weekly play therapy sessions to children aged between 3 and 10 years old at a clinic located in Ivanhoe.
I am a registered child-centered play therapist (PTPA) and registered Early Childhood Teacher (VIT). I work from a trauma-informed, neuro affirming approach and I work closely with families offering them support and parenting strategies. I offer weekly play therapy sessions to children aged between 3 and 10 years old at a clinic located in Ivanhoe.
(03) 7003 2620 View (03) 7003 2620
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Leanne McGain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Leanne works with children (age 6 and above), adolescents and adults in a warm, supportive and non judgemental space. Leanne provides counselling that is individualised based on specific needs and she is able to clinically treat a range of presentations inclusive of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders and Post Natal Depression. Leanne recognises the importance of working from an all inclusive perspective and integrates a family friendly focus in her work with children as well as family therapy.
Leanne works with children (age 6 and above), adolescents and adults in a warm, supportive and non judgemental space. Leanne provides counselling that is individualised based on specific needs and she is able to clinically treat a range of presentations inclusive of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders and Post Natal Depression. Leanne recognises the importance of working from an all inclusive perspective and integrates a family friendly focus in her work with children as well as family therapy.
(03) 9118 9075 View (03) 9118 9075
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Michelle Morris
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
At different times in our lives we may need support and guidance. This may be to overcome unhelpful patterns or resolve painful emotions. Through a collaborative approach I assist people to reconnect with their strengths and inner resources. In addition my Family Therapy training enables me to help people develop more fulfilling relationships.
At different times in our lives we may need support and guidance. This may be to overcome unhelpful patterns or resolve painful emotions. Through a collaborative approach I assist people to reconnect with their strengths and inner resources. In addition my Family Therapy training enables me to help people develop more fulfilling relationships.
(03) 9034 8449 View (03) 9034 8449
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Anne Mills
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Anne's passion lies in helping people make positive meaningful change in their life. Working and supporting individuals from diverse communities has shaped my interest in helping people with life experiences or interpersonal issues that lead to emotional pain, distress or confusion. These issues could stem from trauma, personality patterns, anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotional regulation or experiencing loss and grief.
Anne's passion lies in helping people make positive meaningful change in their life. Working and supporting individuals from diverse communities has shaped my interest in helping people with life experiences or interpersonal issues that lead to emotional pain, distress or confusion. These issues could stem from trauma, personality patterns, anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotional regulation or experiencing loss and grief.
(03) 7003 2285 View (03) 7003 2285
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Reconnect Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
People seek Pat's counselling and therapeutic healing services for a variety of reasons incl: • negative experiences intruding upon life • difficulties coping panic or anxiety • feeling low or depression • sadness and grief • difficulties in relationships including break-ups • experiences of violence or abuse • Trauma e.g. car accident, a significant injury, illness, or event • low self-esteem • phobias and fears • chronic pain or fatigue • negative patterns of behaviour • medical traumas • complex trauma & PTSD • LGBTIQ+ transitioning / coming out • job loss • midlife stresses • retirement • feeling dissatisfied with life.
People seek Pat's counselling and therapeutic healing services for a variety of reasons incl: • negative experiences intruding upon life • difficulties coping panic or anxiety • feeling low or depression • sadness and grief • difficulties in relationships including break-ups • experiences of violence or abuse • Trauma e.g. car accident, a significant injury, illness, or event • low self-esteem • phobias and fears • chronic pain or fatigue • negative patterns of behaviour • medical traumas • complex trauma & PTSD • LGBTIQ+ transitioning / coming out • job loss • midlife stresses • retirement • feeling dissatisfied with life.
(03) 8338 1743 View (03) 8338 1743
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Melbourne Children's Psychology Clinic Ivanhoe
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
We are a group of psychologists that have expertise in infant, child and adolescent psychology across a wide range of presenting concerns. Our clinic is geared towards making children and young people feel safe and comfortable. We work with clients ranging from 0 to 25 years of age (and their families). Most of our psychologists also work in other public settings which helps to keep us up to date with the latest approaches. We have both female and male clinicians. You can read more about our practitioners individual areas of interests and expertise on our website.
We are a group of psychologists that have expertise in infant, child and adolescent psychology across a wide range of presenting concerns. Our clinic is geared towards making children and young people feel safe and comfortable. We work with clients ranging from 0 to 25 years of age (and their families). Most of our psychologists also work in other public settings which helps to keep us up to date with the latest approaches. We have both female and male clinicians. You can read more about our practitioners individual areas of interests and expertise on our website.
(03) 9517 6272 View (03) 9517 6272
Art Therapy With Annette Phillips
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
As a registered Art therapist and artist, my aim is to support you in achieving your goals and objectives, as simple or as complicated as they may be. Whether you're looking to manage your mental health, stay afloat during a crisis, develop a different mindset, or find greater self-compassion, I am here to support you. I believe that each person is the expert on their own life, and that deep work doesn't have to be hard work. Not all experiences or feelings have names or descriptions, trust comes before sharing, and sometimes it's easier to open up when we do things together.
As a registered Art therapist and artist, my aim is to support you in achieving your goals and objectives, as simple or as complicated as they may be. Whether you're looking to manage your mental health, stay afloat during a crisis, develop a different mindset, or find greater self-compassion, I am here to support you. I believe that each person is the expert on their own life, and that deep work doesn't have to be hard work. Not all experiences or feelings have names or descriptions, trust comes before sharing, and sometimes it's easier to open up when we do things together.
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Davina Morley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079  (Online Only)
I am a queer relationship therapist and registered psychologist, working with LGBTIQA+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and including pansexual, non-binary, and people of diverse sexuality, gender and bodies who use other words to describe themselves or do not label their sexuality or gender). I work with relationships and couples of all sexualities, genders, bodies, and non-monogamous and polyamorous structures including relationship anarchy. I understand barriers to accessing services that marginalised people face, and I try to be as safe as possible for you in therapy.
I am a queer relationship therapist and registered psychologist, working with LGBTIQA+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and including pansexual, non-binary, and people of diverse sexuality, gender and bodies who use other words to describe themselves or do not label their sexuality or gender). I work with relationships and couples of all sexualities, genders, bodies, and non-monogamous and polyamorous structures including relationship anarchy. I understand barriers to accessing services that marginalised people face, and I try to be as safe as possible for you in therapy.
(03) 8413 7355 View (03) 8413 7355
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Sophia Robinson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Sophia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and couples. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Sophia works collaboratively with a relational focus to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to engage in meaningful personal exploration. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Sophia believes strongly in our innate capacity to create lasting personal change.
Sophia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and couples. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Sophia works collaboratively with a relational focus to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to engage in meaningful personal exploration. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Sophia believes strongly in our innate capacity to create lasting personal change.
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Christy Champoise
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Hi, My name is Christy, I am a Holistic Counsellor working in Ivanhoe and Thornbury. I have a passion for a holistic model of transforming the human experience which focuses on creativity, embodiment, mindfulness, and somatic work. I work in an integrative way using many models of therapy including emotion-focused, psychodynamic, humanistic, and internal family systems. I help clients define their values, understand their motivations and explore their relationship to themselves and others on a deeper level.
Hi, My name is Christy, I am a Holistic Counsellor working in Ivanhoe and Thornbury. I have a passion for a holistic model of transforming the human experience which focuses on creativity, embodiment, mindfulness, and somatic work. I work in an integrative way using many models of therapy including emotion-focused, psychodynamic, humanistic, and internal family systems. I help clients define their values, understand their motivations and explore their relationship to themselves and others on a deeper level.
(03) 7003 2500 View (03) 7003 2500
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Laura Petrie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Do you experience aspects of your life as dissatisfying or distressing, this may feel like depression, anxiety, hopelessness or a pervasive criticism of oneself? Such dissatisfaction and distress can be supported through Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Laura's focus is building a safe, trusting and reliable relationship which becomes the basis for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings, and generating insights about the sources of one's struggles. Generating insights open new opportunities for more satisfying connections to oneself and others, and greater life choices.
Do you experience aspects of your life as dissatisfying or distressing, this may feel like depression, anxiety, hopelessness or a pervasive criticism of oneself? Such dissatisfaction and distress can be supported through Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Laura's focus is building a safe, trusting and reliable relationship which becomes the basis for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings, and generating insights about the sources of one's struggles. Generating insights open new opportunities for more satisfying connections to oneself and others, and greater life choices.
(03) 8797 5226 View (03) 8797 5226
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Morgána Walker
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
As a generalist psychologist with many years experience, I am pleased to be able to open my books again after a long and difficult few years of the COVID pandemic. My practice is once again hoping to support individuals, groups and families to improve their mental health and achieve their best lives. I myself have extensive experience in private practice, educational and clinical facilities and can facilitate this growth. I am solution-focused, client-centred, practitioner committed to achieving best practice outcomes for each individual.
As a generalist psychologist with many years experience, I am pleased to be able to open my books again after a long and difficult few years of the COVID pandemic. My practice is once again hoping to support individuals, groups and families to improve their mental health and achieve their best lives. I myself have extensive experience in private practice, educational and clinical facilities and can facilitate this growth. I am solution-focused, client-centred, practitioner committed to achieving best practice outcomes for each individual.
(03) 9118 9084 View (03) 9118 9084
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Life Story Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Sometimes we all need a space to voice our feelings, share our experiences and reflect on how we got to where we are. With over a decade of experience, Gayani uses an individualised and gentle approach to peel back the layers to help find strength, a deeper connection with the world and a greater sense of self.
Sometimes we all need a space to voice our feelings, share our experiences and reflect on how we got to where we are. With over a decade of experience, Gayani uses an individualised and gentle approach to peel back the layers to help find strength, a deeper connection with the world and a greater sense of self.
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Tamara Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Tamara is an empathic and compassionate therapist who supports people to reach their potential. With a safe and connected relationship, she empowers people to explore and reflect on their experience of their world, and its impact on wellbeing. She believes that clients are experts in their lives and through the cultivation of insight can increase resilience, self-compassion and management of difficult thoughts and emotions.
Tamara is an empathic and compassionate therapist who supports people to reach their potential. With a safe and connected relationship, she empowers people to explore and reflect on their experience of their world, and its impact on wellbeing. She believes that clients are experts in their lives and through the cultivation of insight can increase resilience, self-compassion and management of difficult thoughts and emotions.
(03) 9605 3539 View (03) 9605 3539
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Julia McCarthy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Clinical Psychologist- Julia has over 15 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression. Julia also undertakes WPATH assessments for Gender-Diverse people seeking gender-affirming surgery. In addition, board approved Clinical Supervision. Visit us at www.ivanhoepsychologicalservices.com
Clinical Psychologist- Julia has over 15 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression. Julia also undertakes WPATH assessments for Gender-Diverse people seeking gender-affirming surgery. In addition, board approved Clinical Supervision. Visit us at www.ivanhoepsychologicalservices.com
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Steve Schwartz
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
People come to therapy for all different reasons; some may want to explore and learn a bit more about themselves in a new way, while some people may have more urgent or specific needs they are looking for support with. If life is feeling a bit overwhelming at the moment and perhaps you aren't quite sure why, it may be a good time to seek therapy. Together and at your own pace, we will co-create a safe container to explore what is bringing you here in a way that helps not only solve problems but also to become a better problem solver.
People come to therapy for all different reasons; some may want to explore and learn a bit more about themselves in a new way, while some people may have more urgent or specific needs they are looking for support with. If life is feeling a bit overwhelming at the moment and perhaps you aren't quite sure why, it may be a good time to seek therapy. Together and at your own pace, we will co-create a safe container to explore what is bringing you here in a way that helps not only solve problems but also to become a better problem solver.
(03) 8338 4668 View (03) 8338 4668
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Andrea Murray
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
I am a registered counsellor specialising in addictions treatment, couples counselling including betrayal trauma, and pre-marriage counselling. My specialisation is sex and love addiction. I have worked overseas in Asia for a number of years and understand adjustment struggles.
I am a registered counsellor specialising in addictions treatment, couples counselling including betrayal trauma, and pre-marriage counselling. My specialisation is sex and love addiction. I have worked overseas in Asia for a number of years and understand adjustment struggles.
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Seventh Wave Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
With a focus on helping people achieve their best, Seventh Wave Psychology provides mental health care and psychology skills training to a diverse variety of groups and individuals, including athletes, adults, and adolescents (aged 16+).
With a focus on helping people achieve their best, Seventh Wave Psychology provides mental health care and psychology skills training to a diverse variety of groups and individuals, including athletes, adults, and adolescents (aged 16+).
(03) 8400 0205 View (03) 8400 0205
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Stefanie Hagger
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
(03) 7003 2921 View (03) 7003 2921
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Louise Pearson Counselling
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Perhaps you are dealing with grief or bereavement, chronic illness or disability, are having relationship difficulties or are struggling with anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are simply feeling the need for change in your life but are unsure of what that change might look like. I work with a wide range of people and issues, always starting from where you are at. I believe that when you feel supported, positive change can occur.
Perhaps you are dealing with grief or bereavement, chronic illness or disability, are having relationship difficulties or are struggling with anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are simply feeling the need for change in your life but are unsure of what that change might look like. I work with a wide range of people and issues, always starting from where you are at. I believe that when you feel supported, positive change can occur.
(03) 7003 2875 View (03) 7003 2875

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ivanhoe, VIC

60+

Average cost per session

$177

Counsellors in Ivanhoe, VIC who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
79% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
68% Life Transitions
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
61% Bupa
39% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Ivanhoe, VIC see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ivanhoe?

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.