Online Counselling and online Psychology can be an effective and supportive approach to self-healing and restoring balance and wellbeing in the comfort of one’s home or chosen environment. Serenity Holistic has expanded its services to those seeking online Counselling or online Psychology support in Melbourne and Australia-wide. We aim to enable clients to embark on their journey of self-exploration, empowerment, and personal growth in a non-confronting or convenient space. Providing all the benefits and support of in-person Counselling and Psychology services, online Counselling and online Psychology services allow one to access support in a manner that fits with their work, family, or lifestyle needs. Self-healing and personal growth are easier and more accessible than ever before.
At Serenity Holistic, Clinical Psychologist Renee Melges offers online Holistic Counselling and online Holistic Psychology support across Australia, with a particular interest in supporting those in regional, rural, and remote areas where in-person services may be difficult to access or simply not be available. As a provider of online Holistic Counselling, Renee incorporates Eastern and Western models in her approach, supporting clients to uncover negative core beliefs that no longer serve them. Online Holistic Counselling provides a safe space to explore strategies to overcome these unwanted patterns, enhance connection to one’s self, obtain greater emotional regulation and improve interactions with others. Renee is experienced in providing online services and supports her clients to enjoy the many benefits of accessing online Holistic Counselling and online Psychology support as part of their unfolding journey.
What is online Counselling?
Online Counselling or online Psychology services provide clients with all the benefits of in-person Counselling and Psychology support but is delivered via a secure and private online telehealth platform that you can access from the comfort of your home. Attending counselling in-person can sometimes be overwhelming or simply not practical given one’s lifestyle, location, or concerns about privacy, which is often important for those living in regional, rural, or remote parts of Australia. Online Counselling provides a simple and easy solution that has changed the way that many now seek professional support, allowing people in Melbourne and all over Australia to embark on their journey of self-exploration, empowerment, and personal growth in a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment of their choice.
Is online Counselling effective?
Many of our clients at Serenity Holistic report that utilising our online Counselling and online Psychology services has been just as effective as in-person Counselling, making it a well embraced and favoured form of support. We love the flexibility, convenience and positive outcomes that online Counselling and online Psychology support provides our clients and it has become a central service within the practice due to increasing client demand.
Is online Counselling best for me?
Online Counselling or online Psychology services have been proven to be an effective, viable and safe treatment option. However, online Counselling or online Psychology services are not recommended in crisis situations or for treating more serious mental health conditions, such as Psychosis and Schizophrenia, where tertiary services are required or when there is suicide risk. If you have any questions or concerns about whether online Counselling or online Psychology support is the best choice for you, please reach out via our contact page and we can discuss further how we can best assist.
What happens in an online Counselling session?
For the most part, what happens in an online Counselling session is the same as an in-person Counselling session; it’s simply that your counsellor or Psychologist is online and not physically in the same room as you. You can still see, hear, and interact with your counsellor or Psychologist in real time however it is via your computer, tablet or smartphone, allowing you to stay in the comfort of your chosen environment.
Prior to booking your session we will make a time to have a brief chat with you on the phone to understand what’s happening for you and how Serenity Holistic can be of support. From there, if appropriate, we will book you into an available time that works for you, sending you a link to our private and secure online telehealth platform which we will use for your session(s). At the time of your appointment, all you need to do is click on the link, check that your video and audio are working and then you are on your way. If at any stage you get stuck or are unfamiliar with the technology, we will be available by phone to support with any of the steps in the process.
Rebates and Fees
Medicare Rebates are currently available for online Counselling and online Psychology support for those who have an up-to-date mental health care plan, making it a more affordable and accessible option for those seeking online Holistic Counselling support. The number of rebatable sessions available is 10 per calendar year. Reach out to your GP or Medicare for more information.
Serenity Holistic has a standard rate for their clients based on the Australian Psychological Society National Schedule of Recommended Fees. However, we also offer a reduced fee for clients who have a Centrelink Health Care Card or Centrelink Pensioner Card. Private Health Insurance rebates may also be available depending on your fund. Please reach out via our contact page for more information about our fees and services.