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.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist who works from a wholistic, trauma-informed, social justice framework. I believe that each client is unique and individual and I use a client-centred approach. It is important that you feel empowered and in control of the sessions which means that we will work together to find out what works for you and your needs.
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.
Celeste has been a clinical psychologist since 2007 and can support individuals to develop new skills for managing difficult feelings, solving problems and managing relationships. She is passionate about developing authentic working relationships with her clients where they can feel safe and empowered. Celeste has a warm, accepting and nurturing therapeutic style. She values inclusivity and warmly welcomes clients of any cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation and body size/ability.
Emma is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and accredited EMDR practitioner who has been working in the field for 13 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Elisa is warm, engaging and not opposed to using light humour to help release tension, strengthen connections and inject humanity into the journey. Elisa has a naturally empathetic style and offers a supportive therapeutic framework to help foster insight, meaningful change, and confident personal growth for individuals across the lifespan. Elisa has worked in private practice and education settings providing clinical assessments and therapy for a range of presentations including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, family and relationship issues, and grief.
Hello there! I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist, and absolutely love this process of helping fellow humans to heal and grow through whatever has become stuck or too-much to cope with alone. When clients have breakthroughs in these personal struggles it's very rewarding. I value being honest, collaborative, non-judgemental, and discerning in the therapeutic relationship. Clients often describe me as warm, open-minded, humorous, and caring.
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.
My approach to working with clients is collaborative and caring. I believe that the relationship between a client and therapist is one of the most important factors to successful therapy and building a strong, trusting foundation is key. I really enjoy supporting people to work through the emotional blocks which are preventing them from living their fullest life. The focus of my work is usually around developing an understanding a client's story and their unmet needs, supporting them to meet those needs, develop compassion for themselves, and cope with challenges.
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.
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.
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.
Do you experience aspects of your life as dissatisfying or distressing, this may feel like depression, anxiety, hopelessness or a pervasive criticism of oneself? Such dissatisfaction and distress can be supported through Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Laura's focus is building a safe, trusting and reliable relationship which becomes the basis for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings, and generating insights about the sources of one's struggles. Generating insights open new opportunities for more satisfying connections to oneself and others, and greater life choices.
I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in anxiety, depression, trauma, mindfulness, attachment, self-compassion and body based therapies. I am currently running a Self-Compassion workshops in Fitzroy North to support people to build emotional resilience. This workshop will focus on how to tame the inner-critic and learn skills to sooth and ease toxic inner criticisms while promoting confidence and inner strength.
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.