Fairfield Counselling

Child, Adolescent and Adult Counselling Service

Vivien Ray
Counselling Psychotherapist
Fairfield, Melbourne
Email: vivien.j.ray@gmail.com
Phone: 0423 264 416
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‘When talking with friends just isn’t enough…
Confidential, supportive counselling using therapeutic approaches right for YOUR needs…’

Your goals are achievable. Some are reached quickly; others take a little longer.
At Fairfield Counselling, the past needn’t determine your future. You have power over the direction of your life, over the person you want to be. Viv Ray will work with you to make the changes necessary for you to achieve your goals.

When I went to see Viv, I was very unhappy in my relationship and my self esteem was at rock bottom. Viv’s skills, non judgemental attitude and calm demeaner were invaluable to me. Throughout my counselling sessions my  knowledge and confidence increased. I now feel much more positive and I know what to do if I start slipping backwards again. I can’t thank Viv enough.

I was brought up in a conservative, religious family that thought being gay was the work of the devil. When I started seeing Viv for counselling I didn’t believe I was worth ‘the crumbs under the table.’ Slowly but surely I came to accept that I was a lesbian and there was nothing to be ashamed of. Today I live a well adjusted life, I have many GLBT friends and I like the person I am.

About Viv

Vivien is an experienced and successful counselling psychotherapist. She holds a Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts/EducationGraduate Diploma in Special EducationCertificates 1 & 2 General CounsellingCertificates 1 & 2 Child & Adolescent CounsellingGraduate Diploma in Music Therapy.
Viv is a Mental Health Social Worker and is registered with Medicare. She has had articles published in Family Matters – Journal of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian Drug Foundation journal and more.
She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

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Fees and Rebates

Medicare rebates and bulk billing available.

Viv is registered under Medicare. If you bring along a referral and mental health plan from your GP, you will be eligible for a Medicare rebate for 10 counselling sessions per calender year.