Ruth McFarlane

Ruth has a Master of Counselling degree and is a provisional registrant with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

She also has degrees in Science and Psychological Studies as well as Graduate Diplomas in teaching and couples counselling. Ruth has had 15 years of experience in teaching psychology.

Having moved to Gippsland many years ago and as a committed member of the local community, she has an understanding of the challenges of living in a rural town with changing employment and social dynamics.

Ruth uses Inter-personal Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy frameworks to address client issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, relationship problems, and alcohol and other drug dependencies.

Ruth aims to provide an integrated treatment model with communication to clients’ General Practitioners (with client's consent) thereby helping to develop a holistic view of the people who see her.

Sessions typically last 45 minutes and cost $95, reduced to $80 for Concession Card Holders. Rebates may be available from BUPA and Medibank for policy holders.


Video conference / tele-health sessions available for those located outside the local area, eg using Skype.