Melbourne Counselling Services

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Our team of Psychologists at The Three Seas, offer counselling for individuals, couples, and families.  We have specialists in the fields of:

We deliver authentic client centred care and offer a wholistic approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Our services are in Melbourne at any of our 4 clinics:

City (CBD), Inner Eastern (Richmond), Northside (Northcote) and Southeastern (Knox).

  • 30+ Psychologists Team.
  • 4 Melbourne Locations.
  • Male/Female Psychologists.
  • Family, Couples-oriented therapy.
  • Fully registered AHPRA.
  • Medicare Rebates / Bulk Billing (conditions apply).
  • Low-cost counselling.
  • Open Late 6 Days/Week.
  • After Hours appointments available.
  • Genuine Warmth & Care

What is the cost of counselling, and what if I need it but can’t afford it?

Please refer to our Medicare Rebates page.

How will I benefit from seeing a counsellor?

Research suggests that finding a good match between counsellor and client is the most significant predictor of successful therapy, even more important than the therapists’ training, experience, or approach to therapy.

Counselling isn’t just for people struggling with mental illness or major life transitions. A therapist can help you navigate a host of issues, bringing clarity and progress to challenges you might not even have been consciously aware of!

I’m struggling with uncontrollable emotions, how will counselling help me?

Uncontrollable emotions are complex and sometimes difficult to identify. With guided support you will learn to identify these emotions and be given tools to accept and or modify these difficult behaviours.

Our reactivity to certain stressors doesn’t have to be negative, instead, you can learn to channel your feelings into proactive behaviours.

Anger for example, doesn’t have to be viewed as a negative response.  Counselling services help you understand these tricky emotions and in time with practice accept and learn to respond effectively.

A therapist can also help you determine if your emotions may be the product of a predominant mental health concern, or disordered thinking. Mental illness is common, with about 20% of Australians experiencing a mental illness every year.

Mental health conditions are nothing to be ashamed of and to remember that it takes courage to reach out and seek support in the hope to improve your life.

Some common mental illnesses and their symptoms include:

  • Depression: recurrent sadness, difficulty sleeping or getting out of bed, appetite changes, anger, hopelessness, guilt, shame, difficulty concentrating, inability to enjoy previously beloved hobbies and activities.
  • Generalised anxiety disorder: chronic anxious thoughts and feelings, racing heart, muscle tension, unexplained aches and pains.
  • Post-traumatic stress: recurring intrusive memories or flashbacks of the traumatic event, anxiety, depression, nightmares, phobias, emotional reactivity, anger.
  • Personality disorders: difficulty with relationships, unusual emotional reactions, behaviour that is harmful to yourself or others, extreme emotions.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: anxiety and paranoia, obsessively engaging in compulsive behaviour such as counting, tapping, checking locks, or handwashing.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: difficulty concentrating or listening, high energy, anger, trouble managing time and completing tasks, disorganisation, frustration, anxiety, depression.

Mental health conditions can undermine your quality of life. If you have symptoms of a mental health issue a psychologist can help.

What type of counselling do you offer?

Psychologists provide counselling depending on the individual need of the client.

At The Three Seas, we provide several options including.

How can you benefit from a Counsellor?

Finding the right therapist for your needs is often the key to success. Research suggests that a good fit between the counsellor and client is a significant predictor of the therapy’s success and more important than the therapists’ training, experience, or approach to treatment.

Counselling isn’t just for people struggling with mental illness or major life transitions:

  • can help you navigate a host of issues
  • brings clarity and progress to challenges

How can Counselling Services Help if your Creative Process is Hindered?

Creativity can unlock human potential and help your spirit triumph in the face of even the most challenging adversity. Whether you’re a creative professional such as an artist or writer or simply enjoy the creative process, your creativity can help you heal from more than you realise. Your creative side is like a window into your psyche. When the process stagnates – such as when you suffer from writer’s block, procrastinate on a new art project, or hate everything you produce – it’s a sure sign something’s going wrong in your inner world. A counsellor can help you determine what that something is, then work with you to put the pieces back together. And when your creative juices begin flowing again, you may be surprised to see how much happier, healthier, and stronger you feel.

See a counsellor if You Can’t Move Past Pain and Trauma

Emotional pain is a natural part of life, so is grief, loss and or trauma. There’s no “right” timeline for moving beyond pain because everyone is different.

If you find yourself preoccupied with painful and traumatic experiences such as rape, abuse, can’t let go of the hurt from a breakup or divorce, struggling with ongoing anger over a past wrong then therapy can help. Holding on to toxic thoughts will harm you.

Anxiety, sadness, and anger affect your health, interfere with your ability to lead a satisfactory life.A skilled psychologist  has the skill to  help you identify why you may be  struggling and may not be able to move forward. Once you gain insight and understanding you have the opportunity to flourish.

Melbourne counsellors can help if You Can’t Seem to Kick a bad habit to the kerb

Habits that are bad for our health and wellbeing are very difficult to change. Whether you’re struggling to quit yelling at your kids or want to stop smoking our counselling services will work with you to help you understand why you have the habit, what purpose it serves in your life, and how eliminating it will make your life better.
Together with your therapist you will collaborate to devise strategies for reducing bad habits or giving the habit up.
Your psychologist will also provide ongoing support and advice as you work together to help you abandon unhealthy choices.

Your Relationship Is In Trouble

Relationships are very important for human survival however they can become very difficult to navigate especially when challenges arise.  If you find yourself overwhelmed by problems in your relationship, counselling can be of great benefit to the individual and the couple.

Your therapist will help you understand a host of relationship dynamics, including:

  • How your behaviour affects your partner’s choices
  • The cycles and phases of your relationship
  • Whether it’s possible to save your relationship
  • How to sustain feelings of love even when you’re stressed
  • How your previous relationships affect this one
  • Whether your behaviour in your relationship is healthy or harmful
  • Whether your partner is the right person for you
  • How to navigate conflicts
  • How to create a relationship that nurtures a loving, healthy environment for your children
  • How to – if necessary – leave your relationship in a way that minimises damage to both you and your partner

Many people who seek help are surprised to see how understanding themselves and the impact behaviour has can increase relationship satisfaction.  A few simple changes in your behaviour can mean the difference between troubled relationships and the beginning of an authentic meaningful loving relationship.

You Have Trouble Making and Keeping Friends or Romantic Partners

Humans are, almost by definition, social creatures. If your life is remarkably devoid of friends or romantic partners, then, you could be in for a bumpy ride. Having other people with whom to share your challenges can protect you against depression, stress, addiction, and a host of other problems. Moreover, having loved ones to share your life with simply makes life better. But what if your life is a somewhat lonely one? Your therapist can help.

There could be many reasons you’re alone and require someone to understand you. Maybe your relationship style is the problem, or perhaps you’re so introverted that you’re scared to talk to and get to know new people. Maybe you choose the wrong people with whom to pursue friendships or relationships, and this inevitably leads to dramatic and painful endings.

No matter what the issue is, the right psychologist can help you get to the bottom of the problem and then begin implementing new solutions. As you start incorporating new people into your life, your therapist can offer you feedback on solidifying and begin nurturing these burgeoning relationships.

You’re Unhappy With Your Life

Life is deceptively short, and you just don’t deserve to spend your life miserable. Sometimes unhappiness is the product of undiagnosed depression. In other cases, it results from a host of challenges that, on their own, might be manageable but that, when taken together, leave you feeling overwhelmed and drained.

Maybe you don’t know why you’re unhappy.

The fact remains that a therapist can help. Your therapist will work with you to identify the causes of your unhappiness. From there, you’ll begin devising goals for breaking out of your pain, then work to find healthy ways of coping with life’s stress.

You Need Help Achieving Goals

Long-term goals take long work, and often, the goals you thought you’d achieve by now turn out to be much more challenging and evasive than you originally anticipated. No matter how difficult , your therapist can support you by:

  • Helping you understand why you want to achieve a specific goal; sometimes we set goals we don’t want to achieve due to family pressure, stereotypes about who we should be, and similar issues.
  • Assisting you in setting reasonable goals, then breaking those goals into smaller chunks. A vague goal of losing weight is virtually useless without smaller goals designed to help you achieve it.
  • Identifying barriers to achieving your goals. For example, if you eat to cope with emotional pain, then the emotional pain is a roadblock to losing weight.
  • Offering you feedback on ways in which you undermine yourself.
  • Helping you cope with common barriers such as stress, unsupportive loved ones, and loss of motivation.

Other People Make Your Life Miserable

Raylan Givens of the hit television show Justified helpfully remarked that if you meet a nasty person in the morning, you just met a nasty person. But if you have trouble with people all day, you’re the problem.

It’s common to go through periods where no one seems to “get” you, where everyone abuses you, and where life seems to keep handing you obstacle after obstacle.

A therapist can help you navigate these challenges in two ways:

First, therapists will help you understand if you’re doing something to contribute to the problem. Perhaps, for example, people react poorly to your anxiety or to an anger management problem you have.

Second, they can help you determine if you’re doing something that encourages negative people to enter your life. You may be scared of conflict, afraid to end a relationship, or attracted to people who mistreat you in a way similar to someone from your childhood.

The psychologist can help you sort through the morass and  feel better around others and feel respected.

You Feel Like Something’s Missing

Maybe you’re not sure what’s wrong. Perhaps your life could be better, but you’re not sure how.

Indeed, if your life is good, but you feel stuck or confused,  hesitate to seek the help of a therapist if you want to improve your life. You may be surprised to see how much they can do, and how your life will improve!

What’s the process for seeing a Psychologist?

Contact our friendly and professional Client Connect Team for an appointment.

Call or email them, and they can find the best counsellor who specialises in situations like yours.

The right therapist will work with you through the process.

You may be eligible for assistance from Medicare.

Our team will help you understand how to be assessed by your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan, which could significantly reduce your fees.

Our team will also provide information which can help you to find the right therapist and the right location.

At The Three Seas, we also offer a variety of online therapy services including phone counselling, telehealth counselling, and more!

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