About Andrew Duirs

I have been providing evidence-based counselling therapy for over 25 years. I am trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapies and Counselling Psychotherapy. I predominately utilises CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Learn more about ACT here.

My experience includes work in a diverse range of settings including schools, universities counselling services, prisons, trauma centres, refugee and asylum seeker services as well as private practice. I have worked in a number of cultural settings including Aotearoa New Zealand, China and Australia. I specialise in working with sexually and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) people.

I work with individuals and couples over the age of 18 and am experienced in working with a broad range of difficulties including:

• Stress, anxiety and depression,

• Concentration and focus difficulties including ADHD,

• Procrastination and loss of motivation,

• Identity, gender, sexuality, dysmorphia and image issues,

• Health and fitness,

• Relationships and family issues,

• Trauma, violence, bereavement and grief and illness,

• Achieving work, study and personal or professional goals.


The ACT of Living, 203 High St, Northcote, Vic 3070


To make an appointment, email info@actofliving.com.au
or phone 03 9939 9437

Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellations. Less notice than this means we will have to charge you a cancellation fee.

Consulting Times

Andrew sees clients on Thursdays and Fridays 8.30am to 5.30pm (face-to-face or Telehealth).

Duration of sessions: 50mins.

Video and telephone sessions are also available.


$220 per session

You will be contacted to make payment the next business day following your appointment. Payment will be made via our electronic payment system and a receipt will be emailed to you.

We accept: Visa and Mastercard

Rebate Eligibility

Medicare rebates are available, however a GP referral is necessary. To obtain a Medicare rebate you will need to obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan and referral from your GP. Otherwise, if you have a treating psychiatrist, she or he can provide a general referral letter. If you haven’t yet obtained a referral, we may be able to recommend General Practitioners in the local area whom we already work with.

For information about Medicare rebates, please see our FAQ section, particularly ‘Can I receive a Medicare rebate for seeing a psychologist?’ and ‘Are there Medicare rebates for seeing a telehealth sessions? Or private health rebates? – COVID-19’.

If you do not wish to obtain a referral, you can check with your private health insurance fund to see if counselling is covered. Otherwise you will need to pay the full fee.

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