I work with people from across all walks of life dealing with life's challenges including mental health, cancer, dementia and chronic illness. I work with people seeking greater ease, joy and meaning in their lives.
If you are experiencing existential distress, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, addiction and/or complex trauma; art therapy and counselling may help you by giving you the space to tune into what is most important to you, and giving feelings the space for expression which creates the possibility for them to evolve and to move forward. I act as a companion to you in this process; facilitating and supporting you to connect to what is meaningful and important to you.
If you are confused, constant crises of one form or another, relationship issues, your employment lacks meaning, then you are not alone. It seems that these feelings are not just personal to your unique family of origin and experiences, but permeate our lives at a societal level. These states can be reflective of a world not designed to reach deep into our souls. Life is suffering, there is tragedy all around us, but how can we make meaning from this suffering and create value not only in our own lives, but for those in our family and community. Join me in a nature based encounter to 'start the great conversation'.
Hi, my name is Josh. I specialise in working with clients with trauma (PTSD), anxiety, depression and chronic conditions by facilitating Body-Mind Processing practices. I use Buddhist Psychotherapy as my therapeutic framework. Buddhist Psychotherapy is a non-religious, brain science-focused and compassion-oriented framework, which can combine evidence-based counselling methods with body-mind integrative practices for a restored sense of wellbeing. My practice focuses on the body’s innate wisdom to work out solutions to the presented issues, as well as working with emotions as the vehicles to connect body-and-mind.
Are you experiencing significant stress, anxiety, grief or loss, depressive symptoms, or difficulties in your relationships? Are you going through significant life transitions in your working life, adjusting to parenting, or have health related concerns? Is there something you wish to change, or perhaps you want to understand yourself and your relationships in a deeper and more open way? Maybe you haven't experienced therapy before and are wondering how it may help you. Counselling can empower you to find your own way through the challenges, complexity and uncertainty that life can bring and make lasting changes.
Emma is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and accredited EMDR practitioner who has been working in the field for 12 years. Emma adopts a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach when working with her clients to help them to feel comfortable and safe when discussing their personal issues. Emma strives to assist her clients to reach their full potential and goals, using a range of therapeutic techniques in her sessions. Emma works with clients aged 18 years and above.
My interest lies in helping individuals living with trauma, anxiety-related disorders, interpersonal difficulties and emotional regulation issues. I help clients improve their relationship with themselves (and by extension others) through developing a self-compassionate understanding of their emotional difficulties. From this place we move forward together to process "stuck" memories and explore the development of new ways of being in the world.
I have 10 years experience as a registered psychologist, working predominantly with LGBTIQA+ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, and including pansexual, non-binary, and people of diverse sexuality, gender and bodies who use other words to describe themselves or do not label their sexuality or gender). I understand the barriers to accessing services that marginalised people face, and provide warm, compassionate, non-judgmental support and therapy. I am also a trained EFT relationship counsellor and welcome people of all sexualities, genders, bodies, and polyamorous structures.
Do you feel that something is missing but can't quite figure out what it is? Do you struggle in getting your emotional needs met in relationships? Struggling to define boundaries, repeating the same old patterns over and over again? There's a reason for what's going on, and together we'll figure out what's blocking you to gain clarity and confidence to help turn things around. I offer comprehensive therapy which can help provide insight into these patterns, helping you to transform and taking your life back.
I am a registered Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and have taught embodied therapeutic practice at Esalen Institute and throughout Australia and the United States for the past 6 years. My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based practices such as Attachment Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Body-Oriented Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-based practice. Therapy with me is always grounded in a person-centred approach that sees you as a whole-person and I always work collaboratively with clients to create a therapy that is bespoke to your needs.
Hello there! As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I am sensitive to the many causes of suffering and the many approaches to treatment. In developing a therapeutic relationship with clients, I value being honest, collaborative, and discerning. After a few sessions of information-gathering to clarify and prioritise your primary concerns, we develop a flexible treatment plan, and follow it together to reach your goals. Clients often describe me as warm, funny, open-minded, and caring. I absolutely love the process of psychotherapy - helping fellow humans through deep challenges and developing their ideal-self is very rewarding.
Allison is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with specialist training in Couple Therapy and Transpersonal Counselling. She offers a Holistic and Integrative approach to her work with both Couples and Individuals, drawing on many therapeutic models and theories such as Attachment theory; Mindfulness and Somatic processes; and how our fight or flight defence mechanisms effect our wellbeing.
I currently have availability to take on some new clients. I support individuals with a broad range of clinical needs in a non-judgmental, holistic way utilising evidence based treatments. I provide a nurturing and safe space, and use a strength based, supportive and collaborative approach. My goal is to assist individuals in gaining greater insight and self-awareness, to enhance emotional well-being, make positive change towards finding more meaning and purpose, and towards living a more fulfilling life.
Accepting NEW Clients - - Isy (she/they) provides integrative counselling with a somatic, body-based focus. Specialising in mental-health aware, queer-affirming and trauma-informed frameworks, Isy’s approach to both counselling and embodiment practices is holistic and relational. Isy's work is informed by attachment theory and polyvagal theory to support client's in feeling more connected, safe and inspired.
Sometimes we all need a space to voice our feelings, share our experiences and reflect on how we got to where we are. With over a decade of experience, Gayani uses an individualised and gentle approach to peel back the layers to help find strength, a deeper connection with the world and a greater sense of self.
In over 20 years as a therapist, I have worked with a wide range of clients and couples with many and varied issues. I work in a way that is strongly client, and emotionally focused. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, substance issues, food disorders, grief, child-hood trauma, uncertainty around sexuality and gender, around identity and self confidence/esteem. I work well with clients who are looking to change their lives and who are open to exploring their issues; to challenge their thinking and to examine what isn't working for them and to take practical steps to shift beyond where they are now.
Michael gains great satisfaction from working with people who are looking to increase their self-awareness and find greater ease and meaning in their lives. Michael is very well researched in a both mainstream approaches and more holistic modalities and ways of being.
Psychotherpist and Clinical supervisor, working with individuals, couples, families, and other mental health professionals. Extensive experience working with those impacted by trauma, grief and loss, and significant life changes. Experience includes working in various leadership roles, inclusive of Team leader roles and Senior practitioner roles in the community and private practice sectors. Specifically, in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, Family Violence, Sexual Violence, and Grief and Bereavement services.
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.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Thornbury 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury, or Child Psychologists in Thornbury.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Thornbury 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 Thornbury 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.