Counselling in Pakenham, VIC

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Audra Glavas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
I am a mental health social worker, supporting clients in all ages and stages of their life. My primary goal is to assist my clients to find their footing again and get back on track, to find their purpose and live a fulfilling life.
I am a mental health social worker, supporting clients in all ages and stages of their life. My primary goal is to assist my clients to find their footing again and get back on track, to find their purpose and live a fulfilling life.
(03) 9118 9039 View (03) 9118 9039
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Monique Cooper
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810  (Online Only)
Heavily influenced by the humanistic perspective of psychology, Monique believes in the benefits of empathetic practices. She provides a person-centred approach that aims to foster a respectful and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Monique recognises that the road to recovery isn’t linear and acknowledges how difficult it can be to work through challenging life experiences. She believes everyone is deserving of quality care and hopes to support as many people as she can. Monique works with clients over the age of 15 years who may be experiencing any number of mental health conditions.
Heavily influenced by the humanistic perspective of psychology, Monique believes in the benefits of empathetic practices. She provides a person-centred approach that aims to foster a respectful and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Monique recognises that the road to recovery isn’t linear and acknowledges how difficult it can be to work through challenging life experiences. She believes everyone is deserving of quality care and hopes to support as many people as she can. Monique works with clients over the age of 15 years who may be experiencing any number of mental health conditions.
(03) 5909 9317 View (03) 5909 9317
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Casey Cardinia Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
We have several staff members to assist you. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and working with me is a Psychologist, NDIS Therapy Assistant Level 2, and NDIS Support Worker. We have over 16 years experience working with complex mental health needs, psychosocial disability and general support. We am registered with NDIS, Medicare, TAC, Worksafe and DVA. We offer focused psychological therapies and work from a person centred and strength based perspective. We are able to see most clients within 1-2 weeks.
We have several staff members to assist you. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and working with me is a Psychologist, NDIS Therapy Assistant Level 2, and NDIS Support Worker. We have over 16 years experience working with complex mental health needs, psychosocial disability and general support. We am registered with NDIS, Medicare, TAC, Worksafe and DVA. We offer focused psychological therapies and work from a person centred and strength based perspective. We are able to see most clients within 1-2 weeks.
(03) 5924 0081 View (03) 5924 0081
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Comfort Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Comfort Counselling is a small, person centered, private practice. With a strong focus on supporting individuals through the changes they want to make to their lives. When the changes are forced upon them by their health, people or situations outside of their control it can be challenging to understand what has happened. With deeper understanding and awareness hopefully we can help you find some comfort.
Comfort Counselling is a small, person centered, private practice. With a strong focus on supporting individuals through the changes they want to make to their lives. When the changes are forced upon them by their health, people or situations outside of their control it can be challenging to understand what has happened. With deeper understanding and awareness hopefully we can help you find some comfort.
(03) 6417 5131 View (03) 6417 5131
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Rachel Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
A registered member of the AASW, I have a wealth of personal and professional experience specialising in parenting, adult neurodiversity and navigating systems. My neuro-affirming practices and services aim to create an environment that is supportive, accepting, and accommodating of people with various neurological conditions, such as Autism, ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). With my expertise, you can expect tailored care that empowers you to achieve your best in life.
A registered member of the AASW, I have a wealth of personal and professional experience specialising in parenting, adult neurodiversity and navigating systems. My neuro-affirming practices and services aim to create an environment that is supportive, accepting, and accommodating of people with various neurological conditions, such as Autism, ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). With my expertise, you can expect tailored care that empowers you to achieve your best in life.
(03) 5616 2157 View (03) 5616 2157
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Let’s Talk Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Making a positive difference in people’s lives is what I aim to do. We all face challenges in life and often need help navigating our emotions. Using a person centred approach to help you to to create a future that you can be exited about. Remembering that no matter what you are dealing with, you’re not alone. Nobody can change the past, but with the right support the future can be different. So if you would like to see what possibilities are there for your future - Let’s Talk. What do you have to lose!
Making a positive difference in people’s lives is what I aim to do. We all face challenges in life and often need help navigating our emotions. Using a person centred approach to help you to to create a future that you can be exited about. Remembering that no matter what you are dealing with, you’re not alone. Nobody can change the past, but with the right support the future can be different. So if you would like to see what possibilities are there for your future - Let’s Talk. What do you have to lose!
(03) 5907 5877 View (03) 5907 5877
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Mindspace Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
(03) 9788 6802 View (03) 9788 6802
Bruce Silvester
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Male Psychologist, with 25 years of consulting private practice. Originating in management and leadership, I have extensive Health Care Psychology experience in assisting, males & females, couples, and adolescents with successful treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and stress. Specialising in trauma, PTSD, conflict resolution, men’s health & anger mgt
Male Psychologist, with 25 years of consulting private practice. Originating in management and leadership, I have extensive Health Care Psychology experience in assisting, males & females, couples, and adolescents with successful treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and stress. Specialising in trauma, PTSD, conflict resolution, men’s health & anger mgt
(03) 8771 5759 View (03) 8771 5759
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Cramli Psychological and Behavioural Services
MA
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
At Cramli Psychological and Behavioural Services (CPBS) we offer therapeutic and evidence based interventions specifically for parents, children, teenagers, adults and their families, where emotional, behavioural and developmental concerns are present. CPBS focuses on providing strategies to assist with reducing symptoms of mental health, increasing emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and building an understanding of their triggers and early warning signs.
At Cramli Psychological and Behavioural Services (CPBS) we offer therapeutic and evidence based interventions specifically for parents, children, teenagers, adults and their families, where emotional, behavioural and developmental concerns are present. CPBS focuses on providing strategies to assist with reducing symptoms of mental health, increasing emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and building an understanding of their triggers and early warning signs.
(03) 5726 4706 View (03) 5726 4706
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Tina Corcoran
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
My goal as a Creative Counsellor is to assist my clients of all ages to gain a quality of life that is enriched with possibilities, and to embrace change with more confidence and mindfulness. It is my intention for you to gain a sense of worth, and to explore these feelings together one step at a time through engagement with creative experiences on offer. No artistic skills are needed to experience the positive effects Art Therapy can offer. It is centred around your own interests, and what is resonating with you in the present moment, while we discover and clarify the issues at hand in a safe and therapeutic environment.
My goal as a Creative Counsellor is to assist my clients of all ages to gain a quality of life that is enriched with possibilities, and to embrace change with more confidence and mindfulness. It is my intention for you to gain a sense of worth, and to explore these feelings together one step at a time through engagement with creative experiences on offer. No artistic skills are needed to experience the positive effects Art Therapy can offer. It is centred around your own interests, and what is resonating with you in the present moment, while we discover and clarify the issues at hand in a safe and therapeutic environment.
(03) 8657 9464 View (03) 8657 9464
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Julie Makin
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Our sole focus is on your well-being and your unique journey towards healing and transition. Your needs, experiences, and aspirations are at the heart of everything we do. I am here to help you unburden yourself from the weight of difficult past experiences that may be holding you back. Together, we will explore the inner conflicts of your world.
Our sole focus is on your well-being and your unique journey towards healing and transition. Your needs, experiences, and aspirations are at the heart of everything we do. I am here to help you unburden yourself from the weight of difficult past experiences that may be holding you back. Together, we will explore the inner conflicts of your world.
(03) 5608 5555 View (03) 5608 5555
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Christina David
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
(03) 8771 5535 View (03) 8771 5535
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Cardinia Equine Assisted Counselling and Learning
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy is an innovative approach to clinical practice and psychotherapy where clients are invited into safe relational experiences with horses and animals to address therapeutic goals. This is engaging and effective for diverse clients including adults, children, adolescents, organisations, and specialist client groups.
Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy is an innovative approach to clinical practice and psychotherapy where clients are invited into safe relational experiences with horses and animals to address therapeutic goals. This is engaging and effective for diverse clients including adults, children, adolescents, organisations, and specialist client groups.
(03) 5907 5795 View (03) 5907 5795
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Julie Anne Sykes
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
At wholistic counselling services, we are committed to supporting individuals through their healing and personal growth journey.
At wholistic counselling services, we are committed to supporting individuals through their healing and personal growth journey.
(03) 8797 5248 View (03) 8797 5248
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Lisa Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
(02) 4504 0327 View (02) 4504 0327
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Susan D Wilder
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Hello, my name is Susan Wilder and I am a dedicated and empathetic counsellor providing in-person support for adolescents, adults, couples and families in Berwick (South East Melbourne) and Cowes (Phillip Island/Bass Coast). NDIS participants are welcome. Medicare mental heath care plans are not accepted, however discounted fees are available for health care card, pension card holders and clients under 18.
Hello, my name is Susan Wilder and I am a dedicated and empathetic counsellor providing in-person support for adolescents, adults, couples and families in Berwick (South East Melbourne) and Cowes (Phillip Island/Bass Coast). NDIS participants are welcome. Medicare mental heath care plans are not accepted, however discounted fees are available for health care card, pension card holders and clients under 18.
(03) 5614 8362 View (03) 5614 8362
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MyND-MAP Integrative Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810  (Online Only)
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
(03) 5910 7722 View (03) 5910 7722
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Winnicott Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Learn how to manage your anxiety and depression. Our therapists will assess your symptoms, help you make sense of them in the context of your past experiences, and coach you in applying powerful skills to thinking and feeling. You can learn to feel in control of your emotions.
Learn how to manage your anxiety and depression. Our therapists will assess your symptoms, help you make sense of them in the context of your past experiences, and coach you in applying powerful skills to thinking and feeling. You can learn to feel in control of your emotions.
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Nature plus Nurture
MA
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
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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Fern Therapy and Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
(03) 8737 9300 View (03) 8737 9300

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pakenham, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Pakenham, VIC who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
58% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% NDIS
41% Medicare Rebates
32% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Pakenham, VIC see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pakenham?

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.