Counselling in Waurn Ponds, VIC

Photo of Shannon John Bowman, Psychotherapist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775 View (03) 9068 5775
Photo of Natalie Butyn, Psychologist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Natalie Butyn
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (18+) in 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.
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (18+) in 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 View (03) 4237 7664
Photo of Marsha Lewellin, Psychologist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Marsha Lewellin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216
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.
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 View (03) 4240 6852
Photo of Kim Young, Counsellor in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Kim Young
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216
Sometimes in our lives we need a reset or pivot, and space to pause and reflect on the next way forward.
Sometimes in our lives we need a reset or pivot, and space to pause and reflect on the next way forward.
(03) 4240 3759 View (03) 4240 3759
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Fabian McCalman
Counsellor
Verified
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216
If you find yourself wondering why does it feel difficult to face the day, is it time for change or have you been thrust into change and finding it challenging. Difficult times and life's challenges often bring up new or old feelings and emotions that can feel overwhelming. With support and a safe place to explore, together we can find the underlining issues that may be holding you back from being the person you want to be.
If you find yourself wondering why does it feel difficult to face the day, is it time for change or have you been thrust into change and finding it challenging. Difficult times and life's challenges often bring up new or old feelings and emotions that can feel overwhelming. With support and a safe place to explore, together we can find the underlining issues that may be holding you back from being the person you want to be.
(03) 4233 4217 View (03) 4233 4217
Photo of Jessica Andrews, Counsellor in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Jessica Andrews
Counsellor
Verified
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216
Jess is an experienced and qualified counsellor based in Geelong, who has knowledge and experience across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, burnout and self worth, as well as grief, loss and loneliness, among others.
Jess is an experienced and qualified counsellor based in Geelong, who has knowledge and experience across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, burnout and self worth, as well as grief, loss and loneliness, among others.
(03) 4240 5844 View (03) 4240 5844

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Sharon Didone, Psychologist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Sharon Didone
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Highton, VIC 3216
Sharon has a strong professional interest in collaboratively working with and supporting those who are experiencing a range of mental health challenges. Areas included, but not limited to, are anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, emotional dysregulation, grief and trauma.
Sharon has a strong professional interest in collaboratively working with and supporting those who are experiencing a range of mental health challenges. Areas included, but not limited to, are anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, emotional dysregulation, grief and trauma.
(03) 4238 1938 View (03) 4238 1938
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Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Highton, VIC 3216
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
(03) 4238 0634 View (03) 4238 0634
Photo of Jennifer Morales-Crecer Psychology, Psychologist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Jennifer Morales-Crecer Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Highton, VIC 3216
Jennifer is an experienced psychologist who uses a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to treat a wide variety of difficulties in adults of all ages, and couples. She offers each client a confidential and safe space to share their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer will work with you to help you clarify your own goals for treatment and provide you with the support and skills you need to help you reach your goals. Jennifer’s warm and professional manner provides a relational space to explore past experiences and trauma, current emotional or mental health difficulties and adjustment to life’s challenges.
Jennifer is an experienced psychologist who uses a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to treat a wide variety of difficulties in adults of all ages, and couples. She offers each client a confidential and safe space to share their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer will work with you to help you clarify your own goals for treatment and provide you with the support and skills you need to help you reach your goals. Jennifer’s warm and professional manner provides a relational space to explore past experiences and trauma, current emotional or mental health difficulties and adjustment to life’s challenges.
0431 273 237 View 0431 273 237
Photo of Lisa Quinney, Counsellor in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Lisa Quinney
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highton, VIC 3216
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
(03) 4240 6625 View (03) 4240 6625
Photo of McMillan Psychotherapy & Counselling , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
McMillan Psychotherapy & Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Highton, VIC 3216
Appointments available now. Feeling angry, depressed, workplace issues, relationship issues, just struggling day to day? No matter what age you are, if you are struggling with something in your life, you might benefit from psychotherapeutic help. Psychotherapy can offer people space to think, to clarify their difficulties and what contributes to them, and to participate in individually tailored psychological therapies that have been shown to help, and that enrich lives. With face to face and online session available we can work together to resolve the issues you bring to therapy. Don't put off today what can't wait until tomorrow.
Appointments available now. Feeling angry, depressed, workplace issues, relationship issues, just struggling day to day? No matter what age you are, if you are struggling with something in your life, you might benefit from psychotherapeutic help. Psychotherapy can offer people space to think, to clarify their difficulties and what contributes to them, and to participate in individually tailored psychological therapies that have been shown to help, and that enrich lives. With face to face and online session available we can work together to resolve the issues you bring to therapy. Don't put off today what can't wait until tomorrow.
(03) 4231 7114 View (03) 4231 7114
Photo of Justine Devonport, Counsellor in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Justine Devonport
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highton, VIC 3216
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people 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. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people 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. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
(03) 8771 4973 View (03) 8771 4973
Photo of Charlotte Guthrie - Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Charlotte Guthrie - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont, VIC 3216
Charlotte is a Provisional Psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology. Charlotte brings a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach to her practice and enjoys working with individuals of all ages to collaboratively achieve their goals. Charlotte is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals and adopts an neurodiversity affirming approach to her practice.
Charlotte is a Provisional Psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology. Charlotte brings a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach to her practice and enjoys working with individuals of all ages to collaboratively achieve their goals. Charlotte is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals and adopts an neurodiversity affirming approach to her practice.
(03) 4240 4890 View (03) 4240 4890
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Men's Elevate Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grovedale, VIC 3216
Would you like to take your relationship with your kids and others to the next level, get super clear on your path, feel happiness and fulfilment in your life? What about building your confidence, self-worth and feeling understood? I can help, I went from feeling frustrated, disappointed and lost to feeling in control of my emotions, fulfilled and clear on purpose. Change can happen, and you don't have to live the life you currently are, we get to choose our feelings and thoughts, it's so powerful and has a ripple effect on every area of your life. Let's work together to shape a future that's fulfilling and purpose-driven.
Would you like to take your relationship with your kids and others to the next level, get super clear on your path, feel happiness and fulfilment in your life? What about building your confidence, self-worth and feeling understood? I can help, I went from feeling frustrated, disappointed and lost to feeling in control of my emotions, fulfilled and clear on purpose. Change can happen, and you don't have to live the life you currently are, we get to choose our feelings and thoughts, it's so powerful and has a ripple effect on every area of your life. Let's work together to shape a future that's fulfilling and purpose-driven.
(03) 4233 6115 View (03) 4233 6115
Photo of Nick Cacuick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Nick Cacuick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grovedale, VIC 3216  (Online Only)
Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
(08) 9126 9307 View (08) 9126 9307
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Nicole Rodriguez
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Highton, VIC 3216
At Paediatric & Family Therapy, we prioritize establishing a trusting and collaborative bond with our clients. Creating a warm and supportive environment encourages open communication and provides a safe space for healing. Our areas of focus are Anxiety, Changes in Family Dynamics, Coping Strategies, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Loss/Grief, and Stress.
At Paediatric & Family Therapy, we prioritize establishing a trusting and collaborative bond with our clients. Creating a warm and supportive environment encourages open communication and provides a safe space for healing. Our areas of focus are Anxiety, Changes in Family Dynamics, Coping Strategies, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Loss/Grief, and Stress.
(03) 5223 2840 View (03) 5223 2840
Photo of Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highton, VIC 3216
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
(03) 4238 1789 View (03) 4238 1789
Photo of Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy, Psychotherapist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Belmont, VIC 3216
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
(03) 4240 3277 View (03) 4240 3277
Photo of Lynne Redan, Psychotherapist in Waurn Ponds, VIC
Lynne Redan
Psychotherapist
Belmont, VIC 3216
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
(02) 4058 4054 View (02) 4058 4054
Psychology Outcomes
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Highton, VIC 3216
Psychology Outcomes developed three specialist programs to help clients know what they need. This includes Anxiety Outcomes which is a team of Psychologists that provide individual therapy for Panic, Worry, Social Anxiety and Phobias. Mood Outcomes which is a group of Psychologists passionate about providing best treatments to relive depression. And OCD Outcomes which is a team of Psychologists providing gold standard therapy for individuals with OCD. Psychology Outcomes treats individuals over 21 years of age.
Psychology Outcomes developed three specialist programs to help clients know what they need. This includes Anxiety Outcomes which is a team of Psychologists that provide individual therapy for Panic, Worry, Social Anxiety and Phobias. Mood Outcomes which is a group of Psychologists passionate about providing best treatments to relive depression. And OCD Outcomes which is a team of Psychologists providing gold standard therapy for individuals with OCD. Psychology Outcomes treats individuals over 21 years of age.
(03) 4231 7115 View (03) 4231 7115

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Waurn Ponds, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Waurn Ponds, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Life Transitions
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

17 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Waurn Ponds, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Waurn Ponds?

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.

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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.