Hi, I'm Lee :-)

I'm a counsellor who specialises in depression, bipolar and grief counselling.

I am Lee Hopkins, I hold an Honours Degree in Applied Psychology & Sociology from the UK (Surrey) and a Masters in Counselling Practice degree from Tabor College, Adelaide. I am certified by PACFA.

In an industry dominated by women, I am a rarity—a male counsellor.

I specialise in grief and loss (a.k.a. bereavement), working with Bipolar clients, and helping those suffering from depression. I see both men and women, but not couples. I see teenagers, particularly for depression. I work from a Solution-Focused perspective.

As your counsellor, I walk with you and together we tackle your biggest challenges. Once per week, fortnight or month we drink a virtual cuppa together, perhaps with a slice of cake. You tell me what’s going on, and together we make a plan of action for the next fortnight or month. With me on your team, running your life becomes less daunting, less stressful and more joyful.


Lee Hopkins is a Specialist Grief, Depression and Bipolar Counsellor in Adelaide and Mount Barker

My practice

My practice is based in Athelstone, a north-eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, and Mt Barker, a thriving Adelaide Hills township. I consult during and after business hours but not on weekends, except in extenuating circumstances (and there is an additional fee).

I am available for face-to-face, telephone and Zoom counselling.

Lee Hopkins Counselling is the only counselling service in the Adelaide Hills that specialises in working with the depressed, the bipolar and the grieving.

My Provider Numbers for Medibank Private are:

  • Mt Barker practise: A162701L, Lee Hopkins
  • Online (Zoom) counselling: A162702L, Lee Hopkins

What is counselling?

Counselling is a supportive professional service that addresses those areas of your life that aren’t working as well as you’d like. It is not a sign of weakness to seek help to solve one’s challenges, because we all face challenges.

What is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?

The psychotherapeutic model I most often follow is Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, which means we spend only as much time as we needed to understand the problem, and as much time as possible helping you discover solutions.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a counsellor?

You may be confused about the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist and a Counsellor - especially if you are newly diagnosed and are feeling a bit overwhelmed with information. I have some information here that will help to explain the difference: