Counselling in Wonthaggi, VIC

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Sharon Churchill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with experience in health, community and private settings. Alongside my undergraduate qualifications, I am near completion of a Master of Youth Mental Health (University of Melbourne) and specialise in adolescent mental health, family violence, sexual assault and generalist mental health issues.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with experience in health, community and private settings. Alongside my undergraduate qualifications, I am near completion of a Master of Youth Mental Health (University of Melbourne) and specialise in adolescent mental health, family violence, sexual assault and generalist mental health issues.
(03) 5924 0084 View (03) 5924 0084
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Nature plus Nurture
MA
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Nature plus Nurture specialise in counselling for children, adolescents and families. The founder and Director 'Jen Rushani' is a qualified Child Play Therapist (Master of Child Play Therapy) with a background in Psychology and extensive career in Early Childhood Education and early intervention. Nature plus Nurture provide the following services, Child Play Therapy, Filial Therapy (educational model of family therapy), Adolescent Counselling, and a Learn to Play Program with a focus on building pretend play skills in young children.
Nature plus Nurture specialise in counselling for children, adolescents and families. The founder and Director 'Jen Rushani' is a qualified Child Play Therapist (Master of Child Play Therapy) with a background in Psychology and extensive career in Early Childhood Education and early intervention. Nature plus Nurture provide the following services, Child Play Therapy, Filial Therapy (educational model of family therapy), Adolescent Counselling, and a Learn to Play Program with a focus on building pretend play skills in young children.
(03) 5608 9727 View (03) 5608 9727
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Rosalie Coletta Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
I can provide support to people of all ages, though have a preference to work primarily with children and youth on the NDIS. I find it especially important to meet an individual exactly where they are and go from there- I assist the individuals that I work alongside with emotional regulation, sensory difficulties, social skills, anxiety, trauma, school-based issues and disability diagnosis'. I utilize many approaches with clients; and facilitate sessions in an environment that works for you! Whether laying on the grass or playing in the backyard; I will adapt to the environment that makes you feel safe.
I can provide support to people of all ages, though have a preference to work primarily with children and youth on the NDIS. I find it especially important to meet an individual exactly where they are and go from there- I assist the individuals that I work alongside with emotional regulation, sensory difficulties, social skills, anxiety, trauma, school-based issues and disability diagnosis'. I utilize many approaches with clients; and facilitate sessions in an environment that works for you! Whether laying on the grass or playing in the backyard; I will adapt to the environment that makes you feel safe.
(03) 5616 0421 View (03) 5616 0421
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Angelique Marie Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
(03) 6118 7175 View (03) 6118 7175
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Mosaic Counselling and Support Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Whether you are in need of brief, solution-focused counselling, or whether you require longer term support for long term and/or complex issues, I can provide a safe space in which we can work together towards your desired outcomes. I believe that everybody should be able to access professional support no matter what their background is or what their current issues are.
Whether you are in need of brief, solution-focused counselling, or whether you require longer term support for long term and/or complex issues, I can provide a safe space in which we can work together towards your desired outcomes. I believe that everybody should be able to access professional support no matter what their background is or what their current issues are.
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Susan D Wilder
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Hello, my name is Susan Wilder and I am a dedicated and empathetic counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Providing NDIS and private health fund support for individuals, couples and families in Phillip Island and South East Melbourne, areas. If you prefer online appointments, I am available for counselling via telehealth, for clients anywhere in Australia. Medicare mental heath care plans are not accepted, however discounted fees are available for health care card, pension card holders and clients under 18.
Hello, my name is Susan Wilder and I am a dedicated and empathetic counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Providing NDIS and private health fund support for individuals, couples and families in Phillip Island and South East Melbourne, areas. If you prefer online appointments, I am available for counselling via telehealth, for clients anywhere in Australia. Medicare mental heath care plans are not accepted, however discounted fees are available for health care card, pension card holders and clients under 18.
(03) 5614 8362 View (03) 5614 8362
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Tracy Wood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
I am passionate counsellor assisting women, young adults and children who may be experiencing issues with self-esteem, self-image, anxiety, low moods, etc. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting their specific needs.
I am passionate counsellor assisting women, young adults and children who may be experiencing issues with self-esteem, self-image, anxiety, low moods, etc. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting their specific needs.
(03) 5608 5559 View (03) 5608 5559
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The Bright Minds Hub
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
The Bright Minds Hub in Korumburra offers a neurodiversity affirming space for families and young people to explore and develop their individuality and potential. Individualised therapeutic supports allow clients of all ages and neurotypes to feel at ease and safe to explore difficult emotions in a supportive, safe space. Our team bring playfulness, gentleness and heart to each session knowing that each little person and their families have the potential for extraordinary things and we offer continuity of care, compassion and understanding to each individual to allow that to unfold and grow.
The Bright Minds Hub in Korumburra offers a neurodiversity affirming space for families and young people to explore and develop their individuality and potential. Individualised therapeutic supports allow clients of all ages and neurotypes to feel at ease and safe to explore difficult emotions in a supportive, safe space. Our team bring playfulness, gentleness and heart to each session knowing that each little person and their families have the potential for extraordinary things and we offer continuity of care, compassion and understanding to each individual to allow that to unfold and grow.
(03) 5615 4336 View (03) 5615 4336
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Bronte Allen
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Is your child or young person experiencing struggles? Do they worry, have trouble with friendships, or maybe they are upset, angry or avoid people? Have they experienced something traumatic or had a past where they were hurt or abused? I have many year's experience working with children, teens and their parents, including where experiences of trauma may have affected their ability to experience safe, joyful relating together. I provide a comfortable and safe space where play, art and music as well as talking are used to help young people connect to their feelings and work through their difficulties.
Is your child or young person experiencing struggles? Do they worry, have trouble with friendships, or maybe they are upset, angry or avoid people? Have they experienced something traumatic or had a past where they were hurt or abused? I have many year's experience working with children, teens and their parents, including where experiences of trauma may have affected their ability to experience safe, joyful relating together. I provide a comfortable and safe space where play, art and music as well as talking are used to help young people connect to their feelings and work through their difficulties.
0417 269 197 View 0417 269 197
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Francesca Varney
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Hi, I am Francesca. I offer therapeutic services both as an online counsellor and on-site as Equine assisted therapist. I create a safe and gentle space in which my clients can explore the difficult aspects of life and thereby gaining a deep understanding of their thoughts, emotions and the impact of our responses on self and others. When working on-site in my beautiful paddock in the hills of South Gippsland, the horses become our therapeutic partners supporting with co-regulation, communication of boundaries and nurture connection to other social beings and nature. More info on www.thehorsewithin.com.au
Hi, I am Francesca. I offer therapeutic services both as an online counsellor and on-site as Equine assisted therapist. I create a safe and gentle space in which my clients can explore the difficult aspects of life and thereby gaining a deep understanding of their thoughts, emotions and the impact of our responses on self and others. When working on-site in my beautiful paddock in the hills of South Gippsland, the horses become our therapeutic partners supporting with co-regulation, communication of boundaries and nurture connection to other social beings and nature. More info on www.thehorsewithin.com.au
(03) 5615 0103 View (03) 5615 0103
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Stable & Nook - Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Really my main goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space within which my clients can explore what is important to them, be that a deep dive into their issues or just hanging out with my beautiful horses. I help children, adolescents, teens and adults realise their full potential, however that shows up. My connection with my beautiful herd of horses flows on to the clients I work with. They support me, to help you be the best you, you can be. I am the light that will help you find your way back to yourself.
Really my main goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space within which my clients can explore what is important to them, be that a deep dive into their issues or just hanging out with my beautiful horses. I help children, adolescents, teens and adults realise their full potential, however that shows up. My connection with my beautiful herd of horses flows on to the clients I work with. They support me, to help you be the best you, you can be. I am the light that will help you find your way back to yourself.
(03) 5614 6629 View (03) 5614 6629
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Cardinia Equine Assisted Counselling and Learning
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy is an innovative approach to clinical practice and psychotherapy where clients are invited into safe relational experiences with horses and animals to address therapeutic goals. This is engaging and effective for diverse clients including adults, children, adolescents, organisations, and specialist client groups.
Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy is an innovative approach to clinical practice and psychotherapy where clients are invited into safe relational experiences with horses and animals to address therapeutic goals. This is engaging and effective for diverse clients including adults, children, adolescents, organisations, and specialist client groups.
(03) 5907 5795 View (03) 5907 5795

More Therapists Nearby

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Bayside Mediation
Psychotherapist
San Remo, VIC 3925
Bayside Mediation specialises in helping those couples who are thinking of separating or who have already separated but not yet engaged with the Family Law process, understand the process and potential outcomes ahead of them. Our clients are seeking guidance and clarity; help to navigate and understand the Family Law process. Our clients are looking for a better way to separate, a better way than litigation to end a long term relationship. They can be in conflict or have issues in dispute. But ultimately, they don't want to waste thousands of dollars and years of their lives in litigation; they want another legal option, us.
Bayside Mediation specialises in helping those couples who are thinking of separating or who have already separated but not yet engaged with the Family Law process, understand the process and potential outcomes ahead of them. Our clients are seeking guidance and clarity; help to navigate and understand the Family Law process. Our clients are looking for a better way to separate, a better way than litigation to end a long term relationship. They can be in conflict or have issues in dispute. But ultimately, they don't want to waste thousands of dollars and years of their lives in litigation; they want another legal option, us.
(03) 7500 5194 View (03) 7500 5194
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Suzy Marty Counselling - EMDR/Trauma Therapist
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Dalyston, VIC 3992
Waitlist for new clients
I am an EMDR Therapist/Accredited Practitioner and work with children and adults that have experienced trauma in their lives. Trauma can leave us feeling stuck, reliving the trauma, or just numb to life. It can make relationships, school or home life difficult. EMDR can help you feel more like your true self, regaining a sense of energy and optimism that life can be better.
I am an EMDR Therapist/Accredited Practitioner and work with children and adults that have experienced trauma in their lives. Trauma can leave us feeling stuck, reliving the trauma, or just numb to life. It can make relationships, school or home life difficult. EMDR can help you feel more like your true self, regaining a sense of energy and optimism that life can be better.
(03) 5615 8975 View (03) 5615 8975
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Novel Aspects Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newhaven, VIC 3925
I offer assistance with depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, addiction, adjustment, grief & bereavement, stress, relationship concerns, and neurodiversity. The services I offer are CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), Narrative Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
I offer assistance with depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, addiction, adjustment, grief & bereavement, stress, relationship concerns, and neurodiversity. The services I offer are CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), Narrative Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
(03) 5615 2727 View (03) 5615 2727

Online Therapists

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Beverley Marcus
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Malvern, VIC 3144
I am a clinical psychologist. I understand that certain life experiences can be really difficult to navigate and make sense of. I approach my work with sensitivity, insight and compassion and help adults dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, loss, adjustment, trauma and life transitions. I also offer perinatal psychology and parent-infant psychotherapy , helping people dealing with fertility struggles, pregnancy-related issues, birth trauma, the devastating experience of loss, postnatal difficulties, transition into parenting and facilitating the parent-infant bond. I also work with parents of children under the age of five.
I am a clinical psychologist. I understand that certain life experiences can be really difficult to navigate and make sense of. I approach my work with sensitivity, insight and compassion and help adults dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, loss, adjustment, trauma and life transitions. I also offer perinatal psychology and parent-infant psychotherapy , helping people dealing with fertility struggles, pregnancy-related issues, birth trauma, the devastating experience of loss, postnatal difficulties, transition into parenting and facilitating the parent-infant bond. I also work with parents of children under the age of five.
(03) 7003 2113 View (03) 7003 2113
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Estelle Snelling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Estelle is a Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in varied & dynamic roles, delivering trauma informed psychotherapy/counselling as well as support/supervision & training for staff and orgs. Estelle is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, working with the body’s intelligence to resolve trauma, shock, chronic stress and mental health concerns. She is a PACFA accredited Clinical Supervisor, holds a Clinical Master’s Degree in Mental Health Sciences, and is trained in EMDR and Flash Technique.
Estelle is a Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in varied & dynamic roles, delivering trauma informed psychotherapy/counselling as well as support/supervision & training for staff and orgs. Estelle is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, working with the body’s intelligence to resolve trauma, shock, chronic stress and mental health concerns. She is a PACFA accredited Clinical Supervisor, holds a Clinical Master’s Degree in Mental Health Sciences, and is trained in EMDR and Flash Technique.
(03) 7003 2332 View (03) 7003 2332
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Casey Hosking
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Waitlist for new clients
Not currently taking on new clients - please contact via email to discuss waitlist. Casey is genuinely interested in people’s stories and has a deep respect for each person’s individuality and autonomy. She is committed to providing a space where every person feels able to express themselves freely, one that fosters curiosity, openness and self-compassion. Her goal is to collaborate with her clients to create therapy goals that are both evidence-based and tailored to each person’s unique history, temperament, social and financial context, and hopes and desires for the future.
Not currently taking on new clients - please contact via email to discuss waitlist. Casey is genuinely interested in people’s stories and has a deep respect for each person’s individuality and autonomy. She is committed to providing a space where every person feels able to express themselves freely, one that fosters curiosity, openness and self-compassion. Her goal is to collaborate with her clients to create therapy goals that are both evidence-based and tailored to each person’s unique history, temperament, social and financial context, and hopes and desires for the future.
(03) 9118 9067 View (03) 9118 9067
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Mia Gentle
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
Mia is an experienced psychologist who works with adults of all ages across a variety of issues/difficulties. With the foundation of a safe and non-judgmental space, Mia has helped clients presenting with adjustment and life transitions, anxiety, depression, phobias, low self-worth, loss, trauma/abuse, workplace issues, anger management and more.
Mia is an experienced psychologist who works with adults of all ages across a variety of issues/difficulties. With the foundation of a safe and non-judgmental space, Mia has helped clients presenting with adjustment and life transitions, anxiety, depression, phobias, low self-worth, loss, trauma/abuse, workplace issues, anger management and more.
(03) 7003 2475 View (03) 7003 2475
Jesse Hooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I have expertise working with adults who are experiencing life’s challenges and wanting support with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma, among other issues and needs. My goal is to help you break down those barriers preventing you from living your best life. I bring my counselling and psychotherapeutic skills gained from supporting people from a broad range of diverse and marginalised communities, I welcome clients from the LGBTIQ+, CALD, and disability communities.
I have expertise working with adults who are experiencing life’s challenges and wanting support with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma, among other issues and needs. My goal is to help you break down those barriers preventing you from living your best life. I bring my counselling and psychotherapeutic skills gained from supporting people from a broad range of diverse and marginalised communities, I welcome clients from the LGBTIQ+, CALD, and disability communities.
(03) 9133 2122 View (03) 9133 2122

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wonthaggi, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$153

Counsellors in Wonthaggi, VIC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress
67% Child
67% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% NDIS
33% Medibank Private
17% Other

How Counsellors in Wonthaggi, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wonthaggi?

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.