Alcohol Use Counselling in Saint Kilda, VIC

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Bella Marker
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
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Bella works with adult clients displaying a number of different presentations including anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma, and attachment and emotional problems. Bella works with many individuals of the LGBTIQA+ community and enjoys working with difficulties around self-esteem and self-acceptance. Bella’s hope is that through therapy her clients gain greater self-awareness, self-compassion and courage to meet the demands of life and the goals they have set for themselves.
(03) 8797 2048
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Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
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Sentio Counselling
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
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We are a Group of Psychologists and Accredited Mental Health Social workers with over 17 years experience helping individual clients with a range of issues. Experienced with addictions (alcohol, other drugs), anxiety, chronic diseases, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, smoking cessation and stress management. Utilises ACT, CBT, EFT and schema therapy to assist clients to achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves and to enhance their lives.
(03) 7003 2777
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Steph Sier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
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Steph is a senior clinician and therapist at Q Psychology, and a mental health accredited social worker. She has an extensive background working in inpatient and outpatient mental health programs and helps guide and support the clinical team at Q Psychology. Steph is a gender diverse, queer affirmative therapist. She works across various psychological difficulties (including depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma and many others) and uses various psychological therapies (including ACT, CBT, DBT & mindfulness). Steph completed her master’s in social work, and after extensive work in MH, has obtained mental health accreditation.
(03) 9111 2638
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James Traugott
James (he/him) has completed his Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours), and also holds a Bachelor of Business Management. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society as well as the College of Organisational Psychologists. James works with diverse populations and is an LGBTQIA+ aware therapist. James offers a therapeutic relationship that provides a secure place of appreciation, challenge, change, and value. He runs an evidence-based practice focusing on practical solutions towards client goals. James is currently completing his 4+2 pathway to registration as a general psychologist.
(03) 9994 1706
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Edwina Vejayaratnam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Hello! My name is Edwina and I’m a psychologist practicing in Melbourne, Australia. I was born in Australia and my background is Sri Lankan Tamil. I practice through an intersectional lens, as a woman of colour who identifies as pansexual. While I have experience in many different types of therapies, I do not subscribe to one type, as every person has unique challenges that cannot be labeled or shoe-boxed as a specific ‘type’. For me, the most important aspect of therapy is having a good connection and rapport with my clients, and establishing honesty and trust.
(03) 7003 2917
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Contemporary Psychology
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
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Contemporary Psychology is a modern space filled with a passionate group of psychologists that work to educate and inspire the public on mental health and wellbeing. We believe psychological health care should be accessible, supportive and effective. Our clinic offers education, assessment, counselling, short term coaching and long-term therapy for all those with curious minds. All staff are qualified and experienced and uphold strict ethical standards. We provide a modern professional space where everyone in the community is welcome.
(03) 7003 2981
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Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
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David Hilton Demmer
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Dave works with the LGBTQIA+ community. Dave has a particularly interest in issues related to trauma, attachment, self-worth/self-esteem, substance-related issues, and relationship problems. Dave's main approaches are Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He is also trained in couples therapy and has a diploma of clinical hypnosis. Dave is also available for WPATH assessments for individuals who may require this as part of their gender affirmation/transition process.
(03) 8797 2169
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Mark Hooy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
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Principally as an EMDR and IFS practitioner my work involves guiding clients in healing, and recovery, towards fulfilling one's potential in life. Regardless of the burden, or challenge, from complex trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, and addictions, healing is the focus. My work focuses on a compassionate, warm, trauma informed, and person-centered approach, applying evidence-based trauma therapies such as EMDR, IFS, as well as DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. All people and their needs are warmly welcomed.
(03) 7003 2951
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Dennison Psychology
Psychologist, FAPS
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Dennison Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss your treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.DennisonPsychology.com.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
(03) 9070 5676
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Julian Andrew Thompson
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
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I feel passionate about helping people make meaningful, sustainable, and healthy changes in their lives. I aim to work respectfully and collaboratively with people so that clients build their own independence and develop ways to manage life stressors more effectively, in addition to their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A comfortable, empathetic and supportive therapeutic relationship is also very important in my approach, and research shows that this is essential in best outcomes for clients. I generally work on a wide range of mental health and life issues and the approaches I work with are all evidence-based interventions.
(03) 7003 2333
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Jessica Elberg
Counsellor, MA, AMHSW
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Feeling overwhelmed by life? I am a warm, skilled and experienced counsellor, who will support you through life's challenges, I can help you deal with a broad range of concerns, supporting you to examine your core beliefs and understanding of issues affecting you. Adjusting thoughts, feelings and behaviours through evidence-based counselling techniques creates opportunities for authentic growth and long-lasting change. I will support you in adopting and maintaining effective approaches to any difficulties that your'e experiencing, creating a renewed sense of optimism and well-being.
(03) 7003 2920
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The Mind Clan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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The Mind Clan is a Melbourne-based clinic offering psychology and counselling services for young adults aged between 18 and 35 years. Our psychologists and counsellors have specific experience and training in working with young people. We understand how difficult it can be for young people to express and share their thoughts and feelings with others, therefore our team work especially hard to tailor our treatment approaches to ensure young adults feel comfortable, supported, and safe to explore their deepest fears and concerns.
(03) 9070 5415
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Port Phillip Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
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Port Phillip Psychology is a friendly practice in Melbourne's Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton, Cheltenham and Chelsea. We provide counselling for children, adults and couples and can match a psychologist to your needs. We can help most issues including: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, infidelity, relationship issues and children's counselling. We have both male and female psychologists and use a variety of tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focussed Therapy.
(03) 8797 2849
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Dr William Kirkpatrick
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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Ultimately I am human like you with a story and life experiences like you. However, as a doctor of Counselling Psychology I can offer you support at this time with: anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer, life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).
(08) 9560 6957
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Andrew Macdonald
Counsellor, PACFA
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3 Endorsed
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3 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stoping by. I have over 15 years counselling experience, starting out as a volunteer telephone counsellor and then running the intake and training of new counsellors. My experience covers working with clients from all walks of life in helping them make sense of the things that are getting in the way. As a registered counsellor and psychotherapist, my approach is supportive and grounded in an evidenced based integrative model. Client's have said that in working with me they feel cared for, safe and able to talk about things that are challenging them.
(03) 7003 2204
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Francesco Poci - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he is currently enrolled in a Master of Sexual Health at Sydney University. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
(03) 9070 3565
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Gill Dolan - Plus 1 Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping individuals heal from incidents they have experienced as traumatic. I have a particular interest in working with first responders and veterans, as well as those who have encountered distressing interpersonal difficulties, often within their family of origin.
(03) 7003 2752
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Estefania Tello Arce
MPsych
If you are already checking this, it means that a part of you is ready to be transformed, I´m here to assist you in that process. My most important objective is to provide you with a safe and professional space to go to the roots of your symptoms, not only the surface. In that way, changes being made are most likely to remain.
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Ashleigh Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Arriving at a point in your life where you identify the need for help is the first step to gaining control and directing your future. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and encourage new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Whether you suffer from a mental health diagnosis or experience general feelings of sadness, fear, or pain, we can work together to bring life-changing results.
(03) 6146 1718
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Jayson Rom
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
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Jayson has 16 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTIQA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
(03) 9068 5653
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Alcohol Use Counsellors

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.