Counselling in Pakenham South, VIC

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Edita Manak
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham South, VIC 3810
Edita is very passionate about helping children, adolescents and their families improve their quality of life, build resilience and strong connections and relationships with significant others. Edita often sees clients who are anxious, have behavioral difficulties, experienced some form of trauma (domestic violence, death, bullying, parental separation etc) or require assistance in building new skills such as social skills or assertiveness.
Edita is very passionate about helping children, adolescents and their families improve their quality of life, build resilience and strong connections and relationships with significant others. Edita often sees clients who are anxious, have behavioral difficulties, experienced some form of trauma (domestic violence, death, bullying, parental separation etc) or require assistance in building new skills such as social skills or assertiveness.
(08) 8514 9930 View (08) 8514 9930
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Fresh Horizons Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Pakenham South, VIC 3810
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
(03) 8203 5752 View (03) 8203 5752

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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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Daniel Valladares
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
(03) 8771 4138 View (03) 8771 4138
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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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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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Grace Peter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
I am an accredited mental health social worker and work collaboratively with clients to address their goals. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor treatment plans to individual needs. I work with adults across a range of different mental health and relational needs. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing mood and anxiety challenges, depression, and general life stress. I will support you to explore your feelings and behaviours’ through reflection.
I am an accredited mental health social worker and work collaboratively with clients to address their goals. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor treatment plans to individual needs. I work with adults across a range of different mental health and relational needs. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing mood and anxiety challenges, depression, and general life stress. I will support you to explore your feelings and behaviours’ through reflection.
(03) 8771 5747 View (03) 8771 5747
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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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Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423
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Nav Sohal
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pakenham, VIC 3810
If you are looking for caring, safe and confidential support you are in the right place! I’m Nav. I’m Accredited Social Worker/ Counsellor and very passionate to work with people who are experiencing challenges in their life. I have over 15 years of experience with adults and teenagers, who have experienced mental health issues, family violence, relationship, trauma related issues, childhood trauma, anger management, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, BPD, grief and loss, parenting, workplace issues leading to trauma, and struggles in life.
If you are looking for caring, safe and confidential support you are in the right place! I’m Nav. I’m Accredited Social Worker/ Counsellor and very passionate to work with people who are experiencing challenges in their life. I have over 15 years of experience with adults and teenagers, who have experienced mental health issues, family violence, relationship, trauma related issues, childhood trauma, anger management, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, BPD, grief and loss, parenting, workplace issues leading to trauma, and struggles in life.
(03) 5905 9797 View (03) 5905 9797
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Janis Ritchie
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that therapy begins by learning about and understanding each individual client. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is paramount to effective therapy, and I approach therapy in an empathetic way with this in mind. I work hard to ensure my clients feel free to talk openly about their problems without judgement. I use evidence-based approaches, personalised to best suit each individual client. I am open and upfront with my clients and aim to walk beside them on their journey.
I believe that therapy begins by learning about and understanding each individual client. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is paramount to effective therapy, and I approach therapy in an empathetic way with this in mind. I work hard to ensure my clients feel free to talk openly about their problems without judgement. I use evidence-based approaches, personalised to best suit each individual client. I am open and upfront with my clients and aim to walk beside them on their journey.
(03) 8771 5207 View (03) 8771 5207
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Mayfield Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Mayfield Counselling specialises in helping individuals with mental health issues manage thier wellbeing through counselling and focused psychological therapies. Working holistically, we use a strength based & person centered approach to empower people to make positive changes in thier lives. Through EMDR therapy we can also provide a safe and supportive environment to help you process traumatic memories, manage triggers and symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Mayfield Counselling specialises in helping individuals with mental health issues manage thier wellbeing through counselling and focused psychological therapies. Working holistically, we use a strength based & person centered approach to empower people to make positive changes in thier lives. Through EMDR therapy we can also provide a safe and supportive environment to help you process traumatic memories, manage triggers and symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(03) 5906 7318 View (03) 5906 7318
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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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Jasmine Fuller
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Hi there! I am a registered outreach Art Therapist and Counsellor who services the southeast, east and northeast suburbs. It’s my goal to help you achieve yours in a friendly and safe environment. I have current capacity, and will come to you :)
Hi there! I am a registered outreach Art Therapist and Counsellor who services the southeast, east and northeast suburbs. It’s my goal to help you achieve yours in a friendly and safe environment. I have current capacity, and will come to you :)
(03) 8400 0749 View (03) 8400 0749
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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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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
Photo of Michelle Downs, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
(03) 5905 7112 View (03) 5905 7112
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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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Paige Louise Nener
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
I am an open-minded & compassionate Counsellor, offering support to individuals and couples. Ranging from trust and intimacy issues, to communication concerns, poor self worth and relating securely, supporting individuals and relationships to thrive is my greatest passion. By becoming the best version of yourself possible, your life can change in remarkable ways.
I am an open-minded & compassionate Counsellor, offering support to individuals and couples. Ranging from trust and intimacy issues, to communication concerns, poor self worth and relating securely, supporting individuals and relationships to thrive is my greatest passion. By becoming the best version of yourself possible, your life can change in remarkable ways.
(03) 9771 7780 View (03) 9771 7780

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pakenham South, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Pakenham South, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
100% Anger Management
100% Suicidal Ideation
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% Australian Unity

How Counsellors in Pakenham South, 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 Pakenham South?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.