Counselling in Lorne, VIC

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Amy Joan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Lorne, VIC 3232
Amy is a registered Clinical Social Worker and Play Therapist supporting children and young people enrich their wellbeing. Amy has extensive experience supporting children and young people experiencing a range of mental health conditions. Amy has walked alongside all different neurotypes including children and young people living with autism, ADHD and intellectual disability. Amy has a dynamic and fun approach to rapport building and engagement, tailoring her use of self to the needs of the child or young person. Amy conducts sessions in a variety of environments, be it in an office, out in nature, home or school.
Amy is a registered Clinical Social Worker and Play Therapist supporting children and young people enrich their wellbeing. Amy has extensive experience supporting children and young people experiencing a range of mental health conditions. Amy has walked alongside all different neurotypes including children and young people living with autism, ADHD and intellectual disability. Amy has a dynamic and fun approach to rapport building and engagement, tailoring her use of self to the needs of the child or young person. Amy conducts sessions in a variety of environments, be it in an office, out in nature, home or school.
0458 528 796 View 0458 528 796
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Anne Gleeson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lorne, VIC 3232
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
(03) 5905 7906 View (03) 5905 7906
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Claire Prince
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lorne, VIC 3232  (Online Only)
Claire is a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with individuals across all ages from young children, adults through to the elderly. Claire is a compassionate psychologist who will work with you to identify ways to effectively manage your issues and build stronger foundations for life. She has worked with many different presenting issues and has a special interest in peri and postnatal issues, trauma, children and family issues, work issues and workers compensation. Claire can also assist with forensic work or court letters.
Claire is a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with individuals across all ages from young children, adults through to the elderly. Claire is a compassionate psychologist who will work with you to identify ways to effectively manage your issues and build stronger foundations for life. She has worked with many different presenting issues and has a special interest in peri and postnatal issues, trauma, children and family issues, work issues and workers compensation. Claire can also assist with forensic work or court letters.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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Dylan Arnot
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lorne, VIC 3232
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
(03) 4240 6500 View (03) 4240 6500
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Brooke Cefai
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lorne, VIC 3232
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
(03) 9070 3530 View (03) 9070 3530

More Therapists Nearby

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Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Aireys Inlet, VIC 3231
Not accepting new clients
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
(03) 6146 1757 View (03) 6146 1757

Online Therapists

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Monique Bricknell
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Monique (she/her). I am passionate about creating a space that feels safe and supportive for every person. I believe the therapeutic relationship is incredibly important and feel it is a privilege to be a part of someone’s healing journey. I believe in taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and I like to consider the influence of the mind-body connection. ​
Hello, my name is Monique (she/her). I am passionate about creating a space that feels safe and supportive for every person. I believe the therapeutic relationship is incredibly important and feel it is a privilege to be a part of someone’s healing journey. I believe in taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and I like to consider the influence of the mind-body connection. ​
(03) 7003 2738 View (03) 7003 2738
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Xue Yuki Mei
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murrumbeena, VIC 3163
Hi, I am Yuki. I am a neurodivergent & queer counsellor who is committed to providing a safe & nonjudgmental (shame-free) space for all genders, identities, neurotypes, and bodies. I collaborate with clients to explore their unique inner experiences being identified as neurodivergent; LGBTQIA+; CALD and more. I work from a non-pathologising stance, meaning that I will not see clients solely as their labels and/or diagnoses, rather, each person is their own unique being and we co-design strategies that work for the particular individual/situation.
Hi, I am Yuki. I am a neurodivergent & queer counsellor who is committed to providing a safe & nonjudgmental (shame-free) space for all genders, identities, neurotypes, and bodies. I collaborate with clients to explore their unique inner experiences being identified as neurodivergent; LGBTQIA+; CALD and more. I work from a non-pathologising stance, meaning that I will not see clients solely as their labels and/or diagnoses, rather, each person is their own unique being and we co-design strategies that work for the particular individual/situation.
(03) 7500 5903 View (03) 7500 5903
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Raquel McConnell
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Reservoir, VIC 3073
Raquel McConnell offers Counselling, Consultancy, Advocacy, Professional Development, and Clinical Supervision, focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Working with an holistic approach, care is tailored to support people with multiple, and complex needs.
Raquel McConnell offers Counselling, Consultancy, Advocacy, Professional Development, and Clinical Supervision, focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Working with an holistic approach, care is tailored to support people with multiple, and complex needs.
(03) 7302 2973 View (03) 7302 2973
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Harshani Algiriya
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
Welcome to a sanctuary of healing and growth, where transformation begins and resilience thrives. Our team is dedicated to providing trauma-informed therapy services that are tailored to your unique journey towards a healthier and happier life. Our commitment extends to those who bear the weight of complex trauma, wrestle with personality disorders, anxiety, depression, navigate the complexities of family and relationship issues, combat addiction, struggle with sleep disturbances, and burnout of daily life. We are here to support individuals of all generations. We provide culturally sensitive inclusive environment for our clients.
Welcome to a sanctuary of healing and growth, where transformation begins and resilience thrives. Our team is dedicated to providing trauma-informed therapy services that are tailored to your unique journey towards a healthier and happier life. Our commitment extends to those who bear the weight of complex trauma, wrestle with personality disorders, anxiety, depression, navigate the complexities of family and relationship issues, combat addiction, struggle with sleep disturbances, and burnout of daily life. We are here to support individuals of all generations. We provide culturally sensitive inclusive environment for our clients.
(03) 8595 5442 View (03) 8595 5442
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Madonna Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
Sex and Porn Addiction - does your partner prioritise pixels and prostitutes over deep genuine intimacy with you? Madonna is a professional counsellor with lived experience of painful intimate deception and betrayal and can help you work through the impact with empathy and understanding. With a person-centred approach, she will bring your attention to anything you may have overlooked and support you in your decision to stay or leave your relationship. Perhaps you need to learn how to set boundaries, or about sex and porn addiction and betrayal trauma? Or how trauma affects your body? Or how to cope with your complex, deep anger?
Sex and Porn Addiction - does your partner prioritise pixels and prostitutes over deep genuine intimacy with you? Madonna is a professional counsellor with lived experience of painful intimate deception and betrayal and can help you work through the impact with empathy and understanding. With a person-centred approach, she will bring your attention to anything you may have overlooked and support you in your decision to stay or leave your relationship. Perhaps you need to learn how to set boundaries, or about sex and porn addiction and betrayal trauma? Or how trauma affects your body? Or how to cope with your complex, deep anger?
(03) 7003 2380 View (03) 7003 2380
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Stephanie Louise
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Stephanie is a Director and co-founder of Connected Minds Psychology, a Research Fellow at Swinburne University and a Clinical Psychologist. She hopes to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to identify what is really important to them and make steps to move toward living a happier, healthier and more meaningful life. With a PhD in mindfulness for mental health, Stephanie's practice has a strong focus on increasing wellbeing and resilience through a positive psychology perspective. This strengths-based approach helps to empower clients to use their individual qualities to overcome life's challenges.
Stephanie is a Director and co-founder of Connected Minds Psychology, a Research Fellow at Swinburne University and a Clinical Psychologist. She hopes to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to identify what is really important to them and make steps to move toward living a happier, healthier and more meaningful life. With a PhD in mindfulness for mental health, Stephanie's practice has a strong focus on increasing wellbeing and resilience through a positive psychology perspective. This strengths-based approach helps to empower clients to use their individual qualities to overcome life's challenges.
(03) 7037 6949 View (03) 7037 6949
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Megan Pilon
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Book at centredwellbeing.com.au - I'm a registered psychologist with a breadth of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in clinical, community and workplace settings. I have specific interests in connecting with children, adolescents and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, understand their challenges, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and work collaboratively to meet their personal, social, educational, and work-related goals.
Book at centredwellbeing.com.au - I'm a registered psychologist with a breadth of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in clinical, community and workplace settings. I have specific interests in connecting with children, adolescents and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, understand their challenges, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and work collaboratively to meet their personal, social, educational, and work-related goals.
(03) 4236 5727 View (03) 4236 5727
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Tracy Wood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newhaven, VIC 3925
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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Chris Pucinischi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Chris is a nationally recognised general psychologist, who works with adults to address psychological issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, assertiveness, and emotional regulation difficulties (e.g., anger, distress, etc.) He focuses on helping clients to identify and achieve their goals in a values consistent manner, which means we focus on helping you be the person you want to be and learn to respect your actions and yourself.
Chris is a nationally recognised general psychologist, who works with adults to address psychological issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, assertiveness, and emotional regulation difficulties (e.g., anger, distress, etc.) He focuses on helping clients to identify and achieve their goals in a values consistent manner, which means we focus on helping you be the person you want to be and learn to respect your actions and yourself.
(03) 7003 2537 View (03) 7003 2537
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Antonina Quinlan @ Child Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Caulfield, VIC 3162
Being a passionate advocate for non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy, an approach which is backed by neuroscience and is strictly evidence based, I specialise in working therapeutically with families of children of 2-10 years old to support their child towards their full potential. I recognise the importance of facilitating parents with their involvement in the child's therapy by helping them to become therapeutic agents for their children. I have a special interest integrating this in therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental issues.
Being a passionate advocate for non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy, an approach which is backed by neuroscience and is strictly evidence based, I specialise in working therapeutically with families of children of 2-10 years old to support their child towards their full potential. I recognise the importance of facilitating parents with their involvement in the child's therapy by helping them to become therapeutic agents for their children. I have a special interest integrating this in therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental issues.
0498 177 243 View 0498 177 243
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Katherine Shaw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
(03) 8797 5309 View (03) 8797 5309
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RK Counselling & Psychology
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 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.
(03) 8737 9417 View (03) 8737 9417
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Olga Rouss - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I have been working as a clinical psychologist since 2002 seeing clients across a broad range of issues in hospitals, community settings, private practice and primary care. I also like running group sessions and developing therapeutic programs to sustain positive outcomes. My aim is that while working together you feel supported to achieve long-lasting positive change becoming more confident at understanding yourself and other people, managing your emotions and making thought-out well-balanced choices.
I have been working as a clinical psychologist since 2002 seeing clients across a broad range of issues in hospitals, community settings, private practice and primary care. I also like running group sessions and developing therapeutic programs to sustain positive outcomes. My aim is that while working together you feel supported to achieve long-lasting positive change becoming more confident at understanding yourself and other people, managing your emotions and making thought-out well-balanced choices.
(03) 7003 2757 View (03) 7003 2757
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Jacqueline Noble
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bayswater, VIC 3153
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
(03) 8203 5205 View (03) 8203 5205

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lorne, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Lorne, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress
60% Eating Disorders
60% Parenting

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private
100% AHM Health

How Counsellors in Lorne, VIC see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lorne?

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.