Psychodynamic Counselling in Northcote, VIC

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Stephanie Ruberto
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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She uses evidence based therapies including self-compassion therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).
Stephanie is a registered clinical psychologist who specialises in working with adolescents and young adults with emotional difficulties. She also works with parents who are wanting to understand their child or support their mental health. Her therapeutic focus is to create a safe space to allow people to think about their emotional experience as well as better understand themselves and what they need to work through their difficulties either emotionally or in relationships. Furthermore, she has an interest in people who have had a sibling or parent with a chronic health issue or disability as well as and grief and loss.
(03) 8338 4782
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$100 per session
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Todd Mills
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
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My work is informed by attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, developmental psychology, mindfulness, systems thinking & existentialism.
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. My areas of focus include but are not limited to stress/trauma, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions and identity challenges. I often work with individuals from the LGBTQI+ community, including individuals questioning their gender or sexuality.
(03) 7003 2100
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Northcote, VIC 3070
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$150 per session
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Purple Patch Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy approach, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Lavinia is a registered psychologist with over 13 years experience working in community mental health 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.
(03) 7303 3862
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Northcote, VIC 3070
$100 per session
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Ru Connolly
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
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Theoretically I work from attachment and developmental lenses, as well being influenced by systems and psychodynamic thinking.
I am Ru, and I am ACA registered psychotherapist working in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. Psychotherapy moves to deepen our connection with self and with those around us. As a psychotherapist, I hold the relationship as the main space of change, as it is the relationship in which present and past issues emerge. I work with various frameworks to facilitate change and create a greater sense of ease and self-understanding.
0493 520 323
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$100 per session
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Al Jeffery
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
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Looking to deepen your understanding and embodiment of yourself, and better serve your relationships? Would resources, insight, and a companion to explore the intricacy of your life be supportive? Al is an integrative psychotherapist, creating spaces of trust for you to explore the complexity of your own life, creating a greater sense of resilience and compassion within yourself. Using a collaborative, relational, and embodied approach, Al has experience supporting clients like you who are living with; depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, and emotional and existential disturbance.
(03) 7003 2541
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Northcote, VIC 3070
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$150 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Kat Maguire
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
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Kat provides a warm, non-judgmental counselling space to encourage clients to be open, curious and self-accepting of their emotions. She believes therapy is a place to explore and unpack problems, develop self-awareness and create coping strategies suited to the individual.
(03) 7003 2952
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Northcote, VIC 3070
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$120 per session
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Sarah Brooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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Sarah is a Mental Health Social Worker and Sensorimotor Art Therapist, with additional training in Hakomi (mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Narrative Therapy.
(03) 9068 6031
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$130 per session
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Dash Russell
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
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Hello there! I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist, and absolutely love this process of helping fellow humans to heal and grow through whatever has become stuck or too-much to cope with alone. When clients have breakthroughs in these personal struggles it's very rewarding. I value being honest, collaborative, non-judgemental, and discerning in the therapeutic relationship. Clients often describe me as warm, open-minded, humorous, and caring.
(03) 8338 1010
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$100 per session
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Michelle Date Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
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I’m honoured to witness the people I work with deepen their relationship with themselves and positively transform their lives. Through counselling, I can help you form an authentic, compassionate connection with yourself, which will empower you to make positive choices to enhance your relationships, mental health and wellbeing.
(02) 4504 0195
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Northcote, VIC 3070
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$120 per session
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Eleni Tsita
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
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My aim is to establish a warm and trusting relationship where you can feel supported, gain new insight, solve problems, alleviate symptoms, and develop your self confidence and sense of purpose. I take an integrative approach tailored to your needs; effective therapeutic interventions are identified collaboratively, and may include talking therapy, experiential approaches, art therapy, walk & talk therapy, etc. I believe real therapeutic change takes time and can offer longer term psychotherapy options to suit your needs and budget.
(03) 6144 7076
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$130 per session
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Cherie Purtell
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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I provide a space for you to speak, to express your thoughts, outside your circle of family and friends. A space for possibilities, where you can form new ideas and to find a way forward in your life.
(03) 8338 4918
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$180 per session
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Swati Mangalam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I work well with clients who experience difficulties relating to anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships. These clients would be open to self-exploration and digging deep into the biological, social, and psychological factors that are influencing them and contributing to their symptoms, with the aim of better understanding what is going on for them. Their goals may include developing coping strategies, improving important relationships, and addressing the underlying issues behind their salient challenges. The clients would be willing to challenge their own thinking and behavioural patterns to elicit positive change.
(03) 7003 2194
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The Between - relationship counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
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Our approach to relationship counselling assumes that what occurs in your relationship is co-created. When we shift from “your story versus mine”, we move from a focus on the individual to “the between” of your relationship. As you may have experienced, relationship patterns repeat, the same ideas and themes keep knocking on the door. With the support of your therapist you are invited to explore “the between”, to engage in a process that helps you to understand how you got here and to begin to experience your relationship differently.
(03) 7003 2830
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$180 per session
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Curam Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
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My approach to working with clients is collaborative and caring. I believe that the relationship between a client and therapist is one of the most important factors to successful therapy and building a strong, trusting foundation is key. I really enjoy supporting people to work through the emotional blocks which are preventing them from living their fullest life. The focus of my work is usually around developing an understanding a client's story and their unmet needs, supporting them to meet those needs, develop compassion for themselves, and cope with challenges.
(03) 8400 0893
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$180 per session
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Dr Alison Ravenscroft
PhD
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My psychotherapeutic practice opens a vital place where an individual's speech, and sometimes their silence, can be generated and heard. Matters that carry such urgency —sadness, despair, anguish, but also joy and pleasure— are understood within this approach as always profoundly individual, demanding to be met in their singularity. Together we work to allow new perspectives to emerge, new lives to be made.
(03) 8595 5070
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Chris Carter
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
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I am a psychologist with experience working with adults and adolescents in clinical mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, forensics and addiction. I work with adults with depression, anxiety, personality difficulties and substance use, as well as family and relationship issues, gender and sexuality, anger, life direction, trauma, abuse, self harm and suicidal thoughts. I listen without judgment and provide psychotherapy that is tailored to each individual, the work is confidential.
(03) 9111 5364
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$160 per session
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Victoria Art Therapy
Counsellor, MA, AThR
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If you suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, suicidal Ideation, self harm or have experienced trauma in your life, then Victoria Art therapy is the professional company that can help you achieve a clearer and positive sense of well-being. The Art Therapy work undertaken with clients, is informed by current and emerging research, that best supports people to shift and develop. We provide our clients with a ‘healing environment’, that consistently nurtures, maintains safety, security and emotional support. We deliver a number of therapeutic approaches, to ensure we are providing the best possible outcomes for our clients.
(03) 8613 3429
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Northcote, VIC 3070
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$176 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Allison Browning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
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I'm an accredited Medicare registered therapist (AMHSW) with rebates available. I work with trauma, anxiety, mental health issues, grief and loss. I am highly experienced in the area of complex trauma and have a deep understanding of the ways this impacts everyday life and connections. Around trauma, I work both somatically and with talk therapy. I offer a safe and accepting space for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, providing support and understanding around issues such as coming out, gender identity, dysphoria and exploring sexual orientation. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches to work in a person-centred holistic way.
(02) 4504 0207
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Northcote, VIC 3070
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$200 per session
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Intentional Arc
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
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Hi, I’m Auður. I am an integrative psychotherapist. From an early age, I have been intrigued by the human experience and its possibilities. In therapy, I aim to provide an environment of curiosity and acceptance to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that every person has a natural inclination toward growth, healing and wholeness, and I work to foster your autonomy and sense of self while ensuring that therapy is tailored to your individual needs and goals.
(03) 7003 2790
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Northcote, VIC 3070
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$140 per session
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Hourglass Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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I work with young people and adults treating anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, self-harming, addictions, stress, amongst other problems. I also have an interest in working with people across diverse sexuality, sex, and gender spectrums. I assist you to find practical solutions to your problems that fit within your lifestyle, values and personal investment, drawing on your strengths to create meaningful long-term change. I also work with your evolving goals, and offer guidance and support.
(03) 7003 2053
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$160 per session
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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.