About Josh

Telehealth counselling

Josh offers telehealth (videoconference and phone call) psychological counselling, including for rural and remote Australians, for Bushfire Recovery, COVID-19 eligible clients (bulk-billed) and for anyone who prefers not to attend the office. His zoom Personal Meeting ID is 8248044695, or click here https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8248044695. Book a telehealth session there, through our landline, via Josh’s email, or contact form below.

I like to bring curiosity and a reflective space to sessions, and to have creative and open discussions with clients. I can be detail-focused at times in my approach, and tend to work well with clients who like a goal directed approach to therapy, and are looking to make some changes their life.

I have experience in providing individual counselling for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and motivation difficulties. I work with adults, but don’t see couples or children.

My approach draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based treatments, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, feed-backed informed, and solution-focused treatments.

If you are interested in arranging an appointment with me, please contact me through the details below.

Josh Hobson


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


To make an appointment, email joshhobson@actofliving.com.au
or phone 03 99399437

You can also contact Josh on 0493 387 816 during 10am-5pm on weekdays, excluding holidays and leave.

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

Josh sees clients on Monday 5pm to 8pm Thursday from 5pm to 9:30pm, and on Friday from 12pm to 8pm.

Duration of sessions: 50mins.

Skype and telephone sessions may also be available.


$200 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. If you are eligible for a Medicare rebate, we will process this for you.

We accept: Visa and Mastercard

Rebates & Referrals

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 would like to claim via private health, please check with your private health insurance fund to see if counselling is covered. Otherwise you will need to pay for the full fee.

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