Counselling in Southwest, VIC

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Marsha Lewellin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I bring passion and enthusiasm to my work and enjoy working with adolescents and adults presenting with a diverse range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. I approach the therapeutic process from a stance of resolving long-term behavioural, cognitive and relational patterns, that negatively present functioning and wellbeing. Clients will be interested in and committed to identifying and exploring underlying causes of current distress.
(03) 4240 6852
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Highton, VIC 3216
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Rachael Jolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
You deserve to live your best life. A life free to embrace who you are on the inside and the confidence to share your truth with others. I can promise that I am a real person who can sit with the painful experiences you bring and connect with you in an honest way that sometimes invites humour. Therapy is not always about painful experiences but human connection. I want to help you live your best life by finding solutions and making the changes for yourself or for your family. I understand that it can be daunting making the first contact. I encourage you to take that step, to reach out and see how I can help.
(03) 9071 0537
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Torquay, VIC 3228
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Julie Kinnaird Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
Grief is such a unique experience, you may have lost your wife, husband, child, or your fur baby. You might have lost that relationship you thought was going strong, lost a job you loved. Your feeling overwhelmed with many thoughts and feelings such as crying, feeling sick, even anger. Are you needing help to navigate and understand your grief and just have someone truly listen and not try to fix your grief. You might be feeling like friends and family just don't understand and expect you to just move on. You want to remember your loved one in a healthy way and try to navigate your grief with helpful coping strategies.
(03) 4240 6840
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Mount Duneed, VIC 3217
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Dave Temme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
Dave is an experienced social worker and mental health clinician. He has experience with supporting children, youth, adults and older adults with a range of issues, including personality issues such as trauma-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), emotional regulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is passionate about assisting clients with longstanding interpersonal and personality difficulties, relationship issues, the management of symptoms from trauma and helping clients to develop strategies to match their concerns.
(08) 9126 9262
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Geelong West, VIC 3218
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Thinking Outside The Box
The name of my business, Thinking Outside The Box (TOTB) says everything about my beliefs and my business. When we Think Outside The Box, our worlds become bigger. Mental ill health or mental distress causes us to focus inwards and our lives become smaller. We stop doing things because the work that goes into managing a distressing situation is exhausting. You are reading this right now because you know or feel that something is not quite right in your life. This may be something you have felt for as long as you can remember or a recent event. Doesn't matter, your here now so lets see how we can help.
(03) 9069 8786
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Highton, VIC 3216
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Carolyn Burns
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Does your relationship need renovating? Would you like more intimacy, romance, understanding & appreciation? Perhaps you’re grieving the loss of a once happy relationship & wondering how to get 'back on track'. Closeness with others is at the core of our well-being. Carolyn's specialised training in relationship counselling & 'lived experience' has helped many couples revitalise & strengthen their relational bond. She offers best practice evidenced-based methods within a deeply caring, empathic & safe space. It's challenging making that 'first step' to ask for support, but relationship distress is common & help within reach.
(03) 6144 6038
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Barwon Heads, VIC 3227
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Waitlist for new clients
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Freya's Farm: Animal Assisted Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Freya. I've been counselling for over 25 years, and a year ago started incorporating my animals (horses, dogs, cats) into my therapeutic practice. I work with all ages, and the people I work with are as unique as the issues they want to address. My clients are individuals, couples, and children. I have lived experience of neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, HSP) and consequently work with a lot of people who are neurodiverse themselves. My work focusses on understanding why we are the way we are, combined with techniques that foster change and growth, with the end goal of increased well being and resilience.
(03) 4320 5775
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Scarsdale, VIC 3351
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Waitlist for new clients
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Happy Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
(08) 9126 9440
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Ocean Grove, VIC 3226
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Barbara Grace
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
(03) 9070 5773
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Positive Mind Works
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Positive Mind Works is a Telehealth Counselling, Psychology, and Psychiatry clinic. We provide support in the comfort and privacy of your own home for couples, adults, and young people. Positive Mind Works has been developed to provide convenient access to expert and confidential support. Clients are offered individualised support based on their goals and chosen focus. We specialise in treating depression, anxiety, panic, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, phobias, OCD, ADHD and PTSD/trauma. A coaching and positive psychology service are also offered for clients wishing to improve motivation toward their goals.
(03) 6146 1653
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Ocean Grove, VIC 3226
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Jane Patricia Peart
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
(03) 9068 5371
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Dayle Johnson
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
… Dayle currently has no waitlist… My name is Dayle and I believe that therapy needs to be flexible and adapted to your particular situation, background, potential, and that treatment has to resonate with you and your needs. My approach to therapy is to remain honest, respectful and ensure that you have a safe space to feel comfortable. I only deliver individual sessions in a Telehealth format (unless an assessment is required). The reason I opted for a Telehealth only service was to allow responsive care during COVID-19 for clients whose symptoms were made worse by current circumstances.
(03) 8652 1903
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Armstrong Creek, VIC 3217
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Tim Rancie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Tim is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society with over a decade of experience across crisis and clinical settings. He has worked with individuals and couples from varied backgrounds on a wide range of problems, from common issues to more complex and long-standing concerns.
(02) 4504 0311
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Ocean Grove, VIC 3226
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Not accepting new clients
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Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Verified
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
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Bellbrae, VIC 3228
Not accepting new clients
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Natalie Butyn
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (16+) in Brunswick and Geelong. Natalie provides a collaborative therapeutic relationship for her clients using her engaging and down to earth interpersonal style. She aims to reduce emotional distress and strengthen client resilience to support clients to achieve their counselling goals.
(03) 4237 7664
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Belmont, VIC 3216
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Shake Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
Shake is taking a unique approach towards counselling, offering an alternative space to traditional settings. Within this, Shake strive’s to find an individual’s most optimal environment. Throughout my seven years of working along side both high risk & disability clients, it has become my passion to provide individuals with a comfortable atmosphere, creating a ‘Safe Space’ for them to share any unhelpful thoughts they may be experiencing at school, online, social environment’s and at home. Shake sessions can be focused around walking, basketball, football, and driving.
(03) 4240 4528
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Hamlyn Heights, VIC 3215
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Lee Hutchinson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
My name is Lee and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Victoria. I am a friendly and approachable therapist with extensive experience supporting clients to navigate and work through various life challenges.
(03) 4240 4932
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Shubha Gokhale
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
My psychotherapeutic approach is to work together with each client to tailor my work to what they have to say about their unique circumstances. My aim is to work as quickly as possible to help clients gain an understanding of their difficulties and to find new possibilities of responding to the challenges of their life. In close to 15 years of working as a counsellor, I have worked with adults, children, and adolescents over a range of issues, including complex trauma and impacts of family violence, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.
(03) 4240 3332
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Thomson, VIC 3219
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Justine Devonport
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
I help women feel better within themselves and improve their mental health and well being. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, like you are no longer yourself? Life's challenges often feel like a lot to deal with, leaving you exhausted, burnt out and low in self esteem. Imagine if there was a way through these challenges, a way to manage your anxiety, deal with overwhelm and work towards your ideal way of feeling.
(03) 8771 4973
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Bellarine, VIC 3223
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Emma Land
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, AASW
Verified
Verified
I work in partnership with people experiencing emotional pain. My approach is person-centred and humanistic. My manner is warm and compassionate. I believe the first goal of therapy is to establish safety and connection. I draw upon a range of modalities including, Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative, Collaborative Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have provided therapy to individuals experiencing trauma, chronic illness, grief and loss, burnout, stress and fatigue, overwhelm, relationship issues, parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction.
(03) 4240 4710
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Rippleside, VIC 3215
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Southwest are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Southwest then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How do I find psychologists in Southwest with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Southwest, or Child Psychologists in Southwest.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Southwest psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Southwest specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.