You’ve already done the hard part.
Deciding you want to change takes real courage and honesty. And you did that alone. For the rest, you have access to counselling and psychotherapy support in Melbourne and online.

At Bayside Psychotherapy, we strive to help you make the changes you want to make in your life and make those changes stick.

Together, we may be able to unearth deeply ingrained inner conflicts to make you feel genuinely better. Not in a ‘Gosh I’m glad I’m helping myself’ kind of way, but in a ‘This is how life is supposed to feel!’ kind of way.

Counselling & psychotherapy

Dig deep to uncover the not-so-obvious reasons, ingrained inner conflicts and buried issues that are stopping you from living life to the full.

Hypnotherapy & NLP therapy

You have the potential to learn how to harness the power of the subconscious to change your behaviour.

Couples counselling

Relationship problems are very, very common. And most problems emerge when there’s a breakdown in communication. Seeking professional help is a brave and important step.

Online & in-clinic therapy

At Bayside, we offer both online sessions and face-to-face sessions. The most important thing is that you choose the format you’re most comfortable with.

Why Choose Us?

Impartial therapists
No judgement, just respect, understanding & open-mindedness
Flexible appointment times
Day, evening & weekend services. Open 6 days.
Genuine, long-term goals
Address conscious & sub-conscious issues
Degree qualified
Fully qualified clinical psychotherapists, counsellors & hypnotherapists
Eastern & Western
Combine the most appropriate treatments from the East & West
Online & in-clinic
Choose the comfort of your own home or the intimacy of in-clinic
Convenient location
Easy-to-access Melbourne offices in Highett
Confidential treatment
We respect and secure all clients' privacy.
LGBTQIA+ friendly
Safe, respectful space for all sexualities, relationship styles and gender identities
Handy payment options
VISA, MasterCard

Offering A Range of Services

At Bayside Psychotherapy, we are committed to providing a diverse array of therapeutic services tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our therapists are experienced in several key areas, ensuring that whatever challenges you face, you have access to the right support and effective treatments:

  • Binge Eating Disorder Therapy: Our targeted therapy sessions endeavour to help address the emotional and psychological aspects of binge eating, guiding clients towards healthier eating habits and improved self-esteem.
  • Hypnotherapy: Utilising tailored hypnotherapy techniques, we aim to help clients tackle issues ranging from addiction and phobias to stress management, offering a path to deep subconscious change.
  • Couples Therapy: We provide couple therapy to try to help partners improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their relationship through enhanced understanding and connection.
  • Compulsive Lying Therapy: Our therapy sessions for compulsive lying focus on uncovering the psychological roots of dishonesty, helping individuals build honesty and trust in their personal and professional relationships.
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder Therapy: We offer treatments for generalised anxiety disorder, including cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness practices or depth psychotherapy, to help clients manage worry and improve overall mental health.

Each therapy option is designed to provide personalised care. Whether you're seeking help for personal, relational, or psychological challenges, Bayside Psychotherapy is here to support you with professional and compassionate care.

Frequently Asked Questions

A psychotherapist is a professional who takes a depth approach to working with a persons suffering, rather than by means of medical intervention or working on surface symptoms. They work to collaborate with individuals in order to observe their attitudes, conflicts, and behaviours that form the current quality of that person’s life, relationships, and social status.  Their work often goes much deeper to uncover the root causes of problems, which may result in a more dramatic change in perspective to the patient.  Ultimately, psychotherapists aim to treat their patients by empowering them to break free of their unconscious triggers or impulses through increased self-awareness, though the process can be longer than counselling.

Yes, but at this stage, only Kelli Tranter, Carolina Rosa and our Social Worker & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Adam Szmerling works with adult clients who are either Self-Managed or Plan-Managed through their NDIS therapeutic services provider. Please call reception on 9557 9113 or email us to discuss your requirements and make a booking. Please do not book online for NDIS sessions.

A formal qualification is not currently required to work as a counsellor in Australia, but highly recommended for best practice. Australian counsellors and psychotherapists commonly hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a health-specific area, plus additional training in psychotherapy, which may typically take three to four years of education to obtain. Additionally, some counsellors and psychotherapists are required to undergo a period of personal psychotherapy to ensure they have suitable levels of self-awareness to be able to support and treat patients. As well as holding a university degree, Australian counsellors and psychotherapists will have extensive experience working across a multitude of conditions and may hold professional memberships with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

It depends on the therapist and their suggestions and methods of practice, however, we believe that lasting change and deep improvements in self-esteem stem from frequent, consistent visits.

On average, patients will see their counsellor or psychotherapist weekly, whilst some patients choose to attend fortnightly, others may choose to visit more or less frequently than that. For depth psychotherapy more than once a week over several months or years is common as people become more curious about how they tick and want to probe deeper. Once in session, your therapist will discuss your recommended visit frequency with you,  and working together you will both choose a suggested frequency of visit that suits your unique circumstances. They will take into account your current situation, lifestyle, and availability. This will be collaborative.

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