Counselling in Leongatha, VIC

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Tracy Clark
Counsellor, PsychD, PACFA
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Hello, are you feeling stuck or facing a difficult decision or experiencing a major life transition with feelings of extreme sadness, hopelessness and or anxiety? This is normal but for some people, especially the older person it can be a challenging time for you trying to change those persistent thoughts and feelings. My role is to support and guide you through your anxiety, loss & grief, hopelessness or major life transition. Together we can overcome the obstacles you have by noticing whats going on for you. I have a nursing background, this combined with my holistic counselling and life experience I can help you move forward.
Hello, are you feeling stuck or facing a difficult decision or experiencing a major life transition with feelings of extreme sadness, hopelessness and or anxiety? This is normal but for some people, especially the older person it can be a challenging time for you trying to change those persistent thoughts and feelings. My role is to support and guide you through your anxiety, loss & grief, hopelessness or major life transition. Together we can overcome the obstacles you have by noticing whats going on for you. I have a nursing background, this combined with my holistic counselling and life experience I can help you move forward.
(03) 8400 0136 View (03) 8400 0136
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Kate Hocken
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Kate's unique life journey has not only helped her to understand the complexity, anxiety and pain that life brings with it, but has enhanced her expertise and training as a counsellor. To be able to understand and respect another's pain is one of the core ingredients for building trust.
Kate's unique life journey has not only helped her to understand the complexity, anxiety and pain that life brings with it, but has enhanced her expertise and training as a counsellor. To be able to understand and respect another's pain is one of the core ingredients for building trust.
(08) 8520 8217 View (08) 8520 8217
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Rosalie Coletta Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
I can provide support to people of all ages, though have a preference to work primarily with children and youth on the NDIS. I find it especially important to meet an individual exactly where they are and go from there- I assist the individuals that I work alongside with emotional regulation, sensory difficulties, social skills, anxiety, trauma, school-based issues and disability diagnosis'. I utilize many approaches with clients; and facilitate sessions in an environment that works for you! Whether laying on the grass or playing in the backyard; I will adapt to the environment that makes you feel safe.
I can provide support to people of all ages, though have a preference to work primarily with children and youth on the NDIS. I find it especially important to meet an individual exactly where they are and go from there- I assist the individuals that I work alongside with emotional regulation, sensory difficulties, social skills, anxiety, trauma, school-based issues and disability diagnosis'. I utilize many approaches with clients; and facilitate sessions in an environment that works for you! Whether laying on the grass or playing in the backyard; I will adapt to the environment that makes you feel safe.
(03) 5616 0421 View (03) 5616 0421
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The Bright Minds Hub
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
The Bright Minds Hub in Korumburra offers a neurodiversity affirming space for families and young people to explore and develop their individuality and potential. Individualised therapeutic supports allow clients of all ages and neurotypes to feel at ease and safe to explore difficult emotions in a supportive, safe space. Our team bring playfulness, gentleness and heart to each session knowing that each little person and their families have the potential for extraordinary things and we offer continuity of care, compassion and understanding to each individual to allow that to unfold and grow.
The Bright Minds Hub in Korumburra offers a neurodiversity affirming space for families and young people to explore and develop their individuality and potential. Individualised therapeutic supports allow clients of all ages and neurotypes to feel at ease and safe to explore difficult emotions in a supportive, safe space. Our team bring playfulness, gentleness and heart to each session knowing that each little person and their families have the potential for extraordinary things and we offer continuity of care, compassion and understanding to each individual to allow that to unfold and grow.
(03) 5615 4336 View (03) 5615 4336
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Suzy Marty Counselling - EMDR/Trauma Therapist
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Waitlist for new clients
I am an EMDR Therapist/Accredited Practitioner and work with children and adults that have experienced trauma in their lives. Trauma can leave us feeling stuck, reliving the trauma, or just numb to life. It can make relationships, school or home life difficult. EMDR can help you feel more like your true self, regaining a sense of energy and optimism that life can be better.
I am an EMDR Therapist/Accredited Practitioner and work with children and adults that have experienced trauma in their lives. Trauma can leave us feeling stuck, reliving the trauma, or just numb to life. It can make relationships, school or home life difficult. EMDR can help you feel more like your true self, regaining a sense of energy and optimism that life can be better.
(03) 5615 8975 View (03) 5615 8975
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Bronte Allen
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Is your child or young person experiencing struggles? Do they worry, have trouble with friendships, or maybe they are upset, angry or avoid people? Have they experienced something traumatic or had a past where they were hurt or abused? I have many year's experience working with children, teens and their parents, including where experiences of trauma may have affected their ability to experience safe, joyful relating together. I provide a comfortable and safe space where play, art and music as well as talking are used to help young people connect to their feelings and work through their difficulties.
Is your child or young person experiencing struggles? Do they worry, have trouble with friendships, or maybe they are upset, angry or avoid people? Have they experienced something traumatic or had a past where they were hurt or abused? I have many year's experience working with children, teens and their parents, including where experiences of trauma may have affected their ability to experience safe, joyful relating together. I provide a comfortable and safe space where play, art and music as well as talking are used to help young people connect to their feelings and work through their difficulties.
0417 269 197 View 0417 269 197
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Stable & Nook - Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Really my main goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space within which my clients can explore what is important to them, be that a deep dive into their issues or just hanging out with my beautiful horses. I help children, adolescents, teens and adults realise their full potential, however that shows up. My connection with my beautiful herd of horses flows on to the clients I work with. They support me, to help you be the best you, you can be. I am the light that will help you find your way back to yourself.
Really my main goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space within which my clients can explore what is important to them, be that a deep dive into their issues or just hanging out with my beautiful horses. I help children, adolescents, teens and adults realise their full potential, however that shows up. My connection with my beautiful herd of horses flows on to the clients I work with. They support me, to help you be the best you, you can be. I am the light that will help you find your way back to yourself.
(03) 5614 6629 View (03) 5614 6629
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Tracy Wood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leongatha, VIC 3953
I am passionate counsellor assisting women, young adults and children who may be experiencing issues with self-esteem, self-image, anxiety, low moods, etc. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting their specific needs.
I am passionate counsellor assisting women, young adults and children who may be experiencing issues with self-esteem, self-image, anxiety, low moods, etc. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting their specific needs.
(03) 5608 5559 View (03) 5608 5559
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Nature plus Nurture
MA
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Nature plus Nurture specialise in counselling for children, adolescents and families. The founder and Director 'Jen Rushani' is a qualified Child Play Therapist (Master of Child Play Therapy) with a background in Psychology and extensive career in Early Childhood Education and early intervention. Nature plus Nurture provide the following services, Child Play Therapy, Filial Therapy (educational model of family therapy), Adolescent Counselling, and a Learn to Play Program with a focus on building pretend play skills in young children.
Nature plus Nurture specialise in counselling for children, adolescents and families. The founder and Director 'Jen Rushani' is a qualified Child Play Therapist (Master of Child Play Therapy) with a background in Psychology and extensive career in Early Childhood Education and early intervention. Nature plus Nurture provide the following services, Child Play Therapy, Filial Therapy (educational model of family therapy), Adolescent Counselling, and a Learn to Play Program with a focus on building pretend play skills in young children.
(03) 5608 9727 View (03) 5608 9727
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Francesca Varney
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Hi, I am Francesca. I offer therapeutic services both as an online counsellor and on-site as Equine assisted therapist. I create a safe and gentle space in which my clients can explore the difficult aspects of life and thereby gaining a deep understanding of their thoughts, emotions and the impact of our responses on self and others. When working on-site in my beautiful paddock in the hills of South Gippsland, the horses become our therapeutic partners supporting with co-regulation, communication of boundaries and nurture connection to other social beings and nature. More info on www.thehorsewithin.com.au
Hi, I am Francesca. I offer therapeutic services both as an online counsellor and on-site as Equine assisted therapist. I create a safe and gentle space in which my clients can explore the difficult aspects of life and thereby gaining a deep understanding of their thoughts, emotions and the impact of our responses on self and others. When working on-site in my beautiful paddock in the hills of South Gippsland, the horses become our therapeutic partners supporting with co-regulation, communication of boundaries and nurture connection to other social beings and nature. More info on www.thehorsewithin.com.au
(03) 5615 0103 View (03) 5615 0103
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Reclaim Life Mental Health Support
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Sometimes Life gets bit much. Life starts unravelling or getting overwhelming, at times. We find ourselves needing a caring, empathic person to listen to and understand us, and we want the best support for us, so we can move forward, heal, grow, or get our life back on track. When you're going through the hard times, having someone in your corner who has ideas for us, where we can improve our life, overcome our troubles and feel we are getting somewhere, this can make a big difference. Whether you're facing some big issues in your life, or wanting more out of Life, or to grow, heal from the past, I can support you.
Sometimes Life gets bit much. Life starts unravelling or getting overwhelming, at times. We find ourselves needing a caring, empathic person to listen to and understand us, and we want the best support for us, so we can move forward, heal, grow, or get our life back on track. When you're going through the hard times, having someone in your corner who has ideas for us, where we can improve our life, overcome our troubles and feel we are getting somewhere, this can make a big difference. Whether you're facing some big issues in your life, or wanting more out of Life, or to grow, heal from the past, I can support you.
(03) 6417 5129 View (03) 6417 5129
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Sharon Churchill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Leongatha, VIC 3953
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with experience in health, community and private settings. Alongside my undergraduate qualifications, I am near completion of a Master of Youth Mental Health (University of Melbourne) and specialise in adolescent mental health, family violence, sexual assault and generalist mental health issues.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with experience in health, community and private settings. Alongside my undergraduate qualifications, I am near completion of a Master of Youth Mental Health (University of Melbourne) and specialise in adolescent mental health, family violence, sexual assault and generalist mental health issues.
(03) 5924 0084 View (03) 5924 0084

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Photo of Aleksandra Kajpust, Psychologist in Leongatha, VIC
Aleksandra Kajpust
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Traralgon, VIC 3844  (Online Only)
I am a passionate, caring and dedicated European who loves helping others. I travel and engage with others with passion and am curious about the world and people. I have developed a reputation for an inquisitive and warm environment in the therapy room. I believe my good energy and genuine enthusiasm encourages people to learn about their mind and behaviour! I love working with kids, adolescents, and adults who have a strong desire to question and understand themselves in their own unique ways. I work collaboratively to develop an evidence-based treatment plan with my clients, empowering them to take control of their lives and goals
I am a passionate, caring and dedicated European who loves helping others. I travel and engage with others with passion and am curious about the world and people. I have developed a reputation for an inquisitive and warm environment in the therapy room. I believe my good energy and genuine enthusiasm encourages people to learn about their mind and behaviour! I love working with kids, adolescents, and adults who have a strong desire to question and understand themselves in their own unique ways. I work collaboratively to develop an evidence-based treatment plan with my clients, empowering them to take control of their lives and goals
(03) 7500 5037 View (03) 7500 5037
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Mangrove Counselling Co.
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Moe, VIC 3825
Looking for a safe space to unpack and reflect? Welcome to Mangrove Counselling Co. With a masters degree in Counselling and a background in Psychology, I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years, most recently working as a trauma counsellor in the community sector. I work with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and childhood abuse & neglect. I am also happy to offer a space to individuals navigating through neurodivergence, questioning their gender identity or those wanting to explore and rediscover their authentic selves after a loss or big life transition.
Looking for a safe space to unpack and reflect? Welcome to Mangrove Counselling Co. With a masters degree in Counselling and a background in Psychology, I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years, most recently working as a trauma counsellor in the community sector. I work with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and childhood abuse & neglect. I am also happy to offer a space to individuals navigating through neurodivergence, questioning their gender identity or those wanting to explore and rediscover their authentic selves after a loss or big life transition.
(03) 5615 2616 View (03) 5615 2616
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Mosaic Counselling and Support Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Traralgon, VIC 3844
Whether you are in need of brief, solution-focused counselling, or whether you require longer term support for long term and/or complex issues, I can provide a safe space in which we can work together towards your desired outcomes. I believe that everybody should be able to access professional support no matter what their background is or what their current issues are.
Whether you are in need of brief, solution-focused counselling, or whether you require longer term support for long term and/or complex issues, I can provide a safe space in which we can work together towards your desired outcomes. I believe that everybody should be able to access professional support no matter what their background is or what their current issues are.
0497 708 620 View 0497 708 620
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KIT Psychology - Michelle Maya
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Morwell, VIC 3840
Hello I'm Michelle. I am an ACA registered counsellor and ICF registered life coach. In my practice, I work alongside young people & adults to support them in navigating life’s challenges, achieving desired improvements in their mental health, wellbeing, relationships and life circumstances. I have a gentle, compassionate nature and provide a comfortable, discreet space where my clients feel safe and supported to share, grow and connect with inner wisdom. My approach is intuitive, flexible and strengths-based, often solution-focussed and always person centred around an individual’s unique interests, values and hopes for the future.
Hello I'm Michelle. I am an ACA registered counsellor and ICF registered life coach. In my practice, I work alongside young people & adults to support them in navigating life’s challenges, achieving desired improvements in their mental health, wellbeing, relationships and life circumstances. I have a gentle, compassionate nature and provide a comfortable, discreet space where my clients feel safe and supported to share, grow and connect with inner wisdom. My approach is intuitive, flexible and strengths-based, often solution-focussed and always person centred around an individual’s unique interests, values and hopes for the future.
(03) 4320 5400 View (03) 4320 5400
Photo of Joanna Paterson, Psychologist in Leongatha, VIC
Joanna Paterson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Traralgon, VIC 3844
Joanna is a Clinical Psychologist offering face to face services in Mornington and Baxter, as well as telehealth options for those elsewhere. Joanna is warm and empathetic and uses evidence based therapies to assist clients with their therapy goals. Joanna works with a broad range of issues including anxiety & depression, trauma and PTSD, couples and relationships, stress, personality disorders, disordered eating, addiction and more.
Joanna is a Clinical Psychologist offering face to face services in Mornington and Baxter, as well as telehealth options for those elsewhere. Joanna is warm and empathetic and uses evidence based therapies to assist clients with their therapy goals. Joanna works with a broad range of issues including anxiety & depression, trauma and PTSD, couples and relationships, stress, personality disorders, disordered eating, addiction and more.
(08) 9126 9277 View (08) 9126 9277
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Melissa Dewis
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Moe, VIC 3825
We all experience personal challenges or issues in our lives. We can deal with these times by talking to friends or family, or trying to deal with things ourselves. There are, however, times when issues may be too much for us to manage on our own, and seeking support and strategies from a professional Counsellor can be helpful.
We all experience personal challenges or issues in our lives. We can deal with these times by talking to friends or family, or trying to deal with things ourselves. There are, however, times when issues may be too much for us to manage on our own, and seeking support and strategies from a professional Counsellor can be helpful.
(03) 5615 6559 View (03) 5615 6559
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Mike Carroll, MC Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Traralgon, VIC 3844
MC counselling takes a personalised approach to addiction treatment, recognising that each person's experience with addiction is unique. This means that treatment plans are tailored to the individual's specific needs and preferences, which can improve the likelihood of success. Multimodal treatment: MC counselling offers a range of addiction treatment services, including individual counseling, relationship, and family counseling. This multimodal approach allows clients to receive comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of addiction and recovery.
MC counselling takes a personalised approach to addiction treatment, recognising that each person's experience with addiction is unique. This means that treatment plans are tailored to the individual's specific needs and preferences, which can improve the likelihood of success. Multimodal treatment: MC counselling offers a range of addiction treatment services, including individual counseling, relationship, and family counseling. This multimodal approach allows clients to receive comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of addiction and recovery.
(03) 6419 9437 View (03) 6419 9437
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Gippsland Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Leongatha North, VIC 3953
I offer therapeutic counselling and family therapy and can support individuals, couples, or families who are experiencing challenging times in their lives. I have run my own family therapy practice for the past 10 years and have worked in the social welfare area for the past 30 years. If there is conflict within your family, I can help you to navigate difficult dynamics, help your kids to manage their challenges and support you to address any relationship issues that you and your partner may be experiencing.
I offer therapeutic counselling and family therapy and can support individuals, couples, or families who are experiencing challenging times in their lives. I have run my own family therapy practice for the past 10 years and have worked in the social welfare area for the past 30 years. If there is conflict within your family, I can help you to navigate difficult dynamics, help your kids to manage their challenges and support you to address any relationship issues that you and your partner may be experiencing.
(03) 6417 5102 View (03) 6417 5102

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leongatha, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$156

Counsellors in Leongatha, VIC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Autism
75% Self Esteem
67% Child
67% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% NDIS
43% Other
43% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Leongatha, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leongatha?

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.