Take back control and enjoy life again

Online Counselling, Psychology, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy

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 can get counselling support.

At Bayside Psychotherapy, we strive to help you make the changes you want to make in your life, and make those changes stick. Our considered blend of counselling, hypnotherapy, mindfulness therapy, and psychotherapy services operate at both the conscious and unconscious levels.

Together, we can work 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.

You can find support to take back control and enjoy life again. You’ve taken the first step already. Call 03 9557 9113, or make an inquiry on our contact form to take the second.

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Counselling & psychotherapy

Uncover the not-so-obvious reasons, ingrained inner conflicts and buried issues that are stopping you from living life to the full. You don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home if you don't want to. Our university-qualified professional counsellors and psychotherapists have years of experience helping clients with grief and loss, trauma, depression, phobias, addictions, anxiety, failed relationships, confidence, communication, and countless other troubles.

Hypnotherapy & NLP therapy

Change your behaviour through the power of the subconscious. Hypnotherapy aims to help you find the answers you need to positively influence your life from within your own mind. Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) explores the relationship between how you think, communicate and behave. Both approaches can be effective in helping manage painful feelings and develop strategies to regain a sense of control. Bayside Psychotherapy offers both these therapies online, so you don't even have to get out of your favourite lounge chair.

Couples counselling

Relationship problems are very, very common. And most problems emerge when there’s a breakdown in communication. Engaging in couples or marriage counselling is a brave and important step. It can be key in helping you get back to open and constructive communication, so that you can re-establish a mutually rewarding and enriching relationship, where you’re both happy. With the choice of online or in-person sessions, it's easier to fit couples counselling into your busy life.

About online counselling

Many people feel safer talking to someone online, than talking in person. No matter where you live, we can help you make the changes you want to make, and make those changes stay. Easy to access online counselling can help open you to the opportunities and relationships in life you've always wanted. All you need is an internet connection.

Why Bayside Psychotherapy?

Impartial therapists
No Judgement, just respect, understanding & open-mindedness
Flexible appointment times
Day, evening & weekend therapy 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 sessions
Receive therapy without leaving the comfort of your own home
Convenient location
Easy-to-access Melbourne offices in Highett.
Confidential treatment
We respect and secure all clients' privacy.
LGBTQIA+ friendly
Safe, respective space for all sexualities, relationship styles and gender identities
Handy payment options
VISA, MasterCard
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Reception phone hours

8:30am – 5:30am
Monday – Friday

(closed on public holidays)

Choose your own date and time for an online session

Therapist Hours

  • Monday 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

A psychotherapist is a professional who treats mental disorders via psychological support, rather than by means of medical intervention. They work to collaborate with individuals in order to observe their attitudes, morals, 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 can often 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 and evidence-based coping mechanisms.

Yes, but at this stage, only 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. You will need to book in for a discussion prior to your appointment to discuss your needs and to co-sign your service agreement prior to commencing with treatment.

A formal qualification is typically required to work as a counsellor in Australia. Australian counsellors and psychotherapists commonly hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a health-specific area, plus additional specialist training in psychotherapy, which may typically take three to four years of education to obtain. Additionally, most 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, the Australian Counselling Association, or the Australian Association of Psychologists, to name a few.

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. 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. Remember, this will be collaborative, whereby you’ll both come to the decision, rather than prescriptive and forced.