Our qualified psychotherapists and counsellors endeavour  to work with you through the barriers preventing you from moving forward, and help you learn strategies that may help to regain control of your life. Here are just some of the reasons our patients are choosing Bayside therapists for their recovery journey.

We use a blend of Eastern and Western therapies

Bayside Psychotherapy therapists don’t believe one approach will suit everyone, or that solutions should be limited to standard, inflexible methodologies. Versed in traditional psychotherapy as well as a wide range of counselling practices — including Buddhist psychology, mindfulness therapy, client-centred therapy, insight-oriented psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory — our therapists customise a program of therapy to your individual needs.

We aim to fit you in quick

Although our psychotherapists are often in demand, we know that finding support when you need it is paramount, so there are never “too many patients” when someone is looking for care. We understand the sense of urgency once you’ve decided to take the first step to seek help, so we make a special effort to schedule your first session as early as possible.

We are friendly, professional and informative

We understand how difficult it can be, starting on the road to greater control over your life. We want you to feel relaxed and at ease and so we work hard to create a calming, non-judgmental environment of understanding, respect and support.

One size doesn’t fit all

Individuals are unique, like fingerprints, and we bring this idea into your therapy sessions. We don’t believe in performing textbook procedures with everyone and always consider your needs when selecting a therapy method. Your treatment is specifically customised and adapted as you progress. Our therapists will help you to feel safe, accepted and understood so you get the most out of your therapy.

We will dedicate ourselves to helping you achieve real results

We will persist in working with you to reach your goals. That means not giving up at the first hurdle, because it may often take time. That means trying different counselling methods, and combinations of approaches, to find what you’re most comfortable with. And it means evaluating your progress carefully in case any adjustments are indicated.

We are easy to find and convenient to visit

From our convenient location and ample parking to our flexible appointment hours you can book online with most therapists (some require bookings made by phone, however). We’re close to Beaumaris, Balwyn, Elwood, Carnegie, Hampton and Caulfield, all within Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Plus, we now offer evening and Saturday appointments to fit in with your schedule. These times do fill up quickly but we also offer plenty of online counselling sessions.

We offer a range of counselling channels

We don’t limit you to in-house counselling sessions. In fact, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we were working entirely online, and we’ve been offering remote therapy since 2008, so we know what we’re doing. Many people prefer online counselling for a range of reasons. If you can’t get to our Highett clinic in Melbourne, you can work with our therapists via a secure online connection. You can also get started in your own time with our range of self-hypnosis MP3 downloads that work well in conjunction with our other therapies.

Easy payment options

Following COVID we are completely contactless. We accept VISA, Mastercard or direct deposit in advance of each therapy session. You can find pricing and other details here.

Every day, we work with people to break old habits, gain confidence and finally start living life to the full. If you’ve decided to take action to improve your life, call us in Melbourne on (03) 9557 9113 to discuss how our counselling, psychotherapy or hypnotherapy services may be able to help.


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Therapists who do online

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Carolina Selvarajoo
  • Humaira Ansari
  • Kelli Tranter
  • Lawrence Akers
  • Natalie Szmerling
  • Georgina Delamain

Therapists who do in-clinic

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Natalie Szmerling
  • Georgina Delamain