LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Albert Park, VIC

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The Mind Clan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
The Mind Clan is a Melbourne-based clinic offering psychology and counselling services for young adults aged between 18 and 35 years. Our psychologists and counsellors have specific experience and training in working with young people. We understand how difficult it can be for young people to express and share their thoughts and feelings with others, therefore our team work especially hard to tailor our treatment approaches to ensure young adults feel comfortable, supported, and safe to explore their deepest fears and concerns.
The Mind Clan is a Melbourne-based clinic offering psychology and counselling services for young adults aged between 18 and 35 years. Our psychologists and counsellors have specific experience and training in working with young people. We understand how difficult it can be for young people to express and share their thoughts and feelings with others, therefore our team work especially hard to tailor our treatment approaches to ensure young adults feel comfortable, supported, and safe to explore their deepest fears and concerns.
(03) 9070 5415 View (03) 9070 5415
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Christine Weber
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albert Park, VIC 3206
You may have come to this site because you feel stuck – because you are not moving in the direction you most want to. You may feel aspects of your life could be better, or you may be dealing with problems that feel overwhelming. These feelings may be related to your work, relationships or health, or they may be about your attitudes and feelings toward yourself. You may not know what is wrong or why you feel the way you do. Whatever the issue, I hope I am able to help.
You may have come to this site because you feel stuck – because you are not moving in the direction you most want to. You may feel aspects of your life could be better, or you may be dealing with problems that feel overwhelming. These feelings may be related to your work, relationships or health, or they may be about your attitudes and feelings toward yourself. You may not know what is wrong or why you feel the way you do. Whatever the issue, I hope I am able to help.
(03) 6120 6374 View (03) 6120 6374
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Equator Therapies - Joe Busuttil
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albert Park, VIC 3206
Welcome to Equator Hypnotherapy & Counselling. My name is Joe Busuttil and I am a qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach based in Melbourne, Australia. I will help you discover the root cause of your anxiety and personal issues, and will help you overcome the limiting, disruptive or negative thoughts that are holding you back. I will help you create the life that you most desire through techniques like Hypnotherapy, NLP, Counselling, Meditation, Energy healing and other powerful modalities so you can clear limiting belief systems and emotions that aren’t serving you anymore.
Welcome to Equator Hypnotherapy & Counselling. My name is Joe Busuttil and I am a qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach based in Melbourne, Australia. I will help you discover the root cause of your anxiety and personal issues, and will help you overcome the limiting, disruptive or negative thoughts that are holding you back. I will help you create the life that you most desire through techniques like Hypnotherapy, NLP, Counselling, Meditation, Energy healing and other powerful modalities so you can clear limiting belief systems and emotions that aren’t serving you anymore.
(03) 7003 2081 View (03) 7003 2081
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Tas Manolopoulos
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
(03) 7003 2801 View (03) 7003 2801
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Dr Galit Hasen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
I work with adults and young adults to provide support through difficult periods, including anxiety and mood issues, transitions in life, relationship issues, identity and mental health problems. I can provide ADHD assessments to adults. I see my role and strength as a therapist as understanding the unique felt experience of each person I see. This forms the basis of our work together and the place from which we make sense of the difficulties that bring you to therapy.
I work with adults and young adults to provide support through difficult periods, including anxiety and mood issues, transitions in life, relationship issues, identity and mental health problems. I can provide ADHD assessments to adults. I see my role and strength as a therapist as understanding the unique felt experience of each person I see. This forms the basis of our work together and the place from which we make sense of the difficulties that bring you to therapy.
(03) 7003 2062 View (03) 7003 2062
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Ethos Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
We are a team of Psychologists who are clinically endorsed, registered and provisionally registered professionals. We offer psychological counselling over a full range of mental health disorders and a variety of special focuses. We know that Psychology Practices are booked out for the next 6 months -1 year and waitlisted although we have expanded our professional team to meet the demand. We now have both Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists available for an immediate start.
We are a team of Psychologists who are clinically endorsed, registered and provisionally registered professionals. We offer psychological counselling over a full range of mental health disorders and a variety of special focuses. We know that Psychology Practices are booked out for the next 6 months -1 year and waitlisted although we have expanded our professional team to meet the demand. We now have both Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists available for an immediate start.
(03) 7003 2528 View (03) 7003 2528
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Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
The Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy provides a peaceful environment where you are nurtured & respected. MCPC Psychologists & Psychotherapists work with adults, children & couples to provide therapeutic care for a broad range of mental health and interpersonal issues. Alongside our director Dr Sara Taylor we have 7 practitioners with different areas of expertise. We apply and integrate psychological therapies that best suit your needs, your preferences, and your specific mental health issues.
The Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy provides a peaceful environment where you are nurtured & respected. MCPC Psychologists & Psychotherapists work with adults, children & couples to provide therapeutic care for a broad range of mental health and interpersonal issues. Alongside our director Dr Sara Taylor we have 7 practitioners with different areas of expertise. We apply and integrate psychological therapies that best suit your needs, your preferences, and your specific mental health issues.
(03) 7003 2565 View (03) 7003 2565
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Adam's Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
Hello and welcome to Adam’s counselling. I offer a counselling service which is based on empathy, listening and exploring every day feelings concerning your life. Your voice is important to me and I treasure your individual uniqueness. It is my objective to unpack the feelings and emotions that are important to you so that you have an outlet to work through every day issues and challenges that affect you. Creating this connection is of critical importance to me and I hope we can share this wonderful journey together. I am a Master's qualified counsellor with a track record of client continuity.
Hello and welcome to Adam’s counselling. I offer a counselling service which is based on empathy, listening and exploring every day feelings concerning your life. Your voice is important to me and I treasure your individual uniqueness. It is my objective to unpack the feelings and emotions that are important to you so that you have an outlet to work through every day issues and challenges that affect you. Creating this connection is of critical importance to me and I hope we can share this wonderful journey together. I am a Master's qualified counsellor with a track record of client continuity.
(03) 7003 2964 View (03) 7003 2964
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Ashleigh Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
Arriving at a point in your life where you identify the need for help is the first step to gaining control and re-directing your future. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and encourage new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Whether you suffer from a mental health diagnosis or experience general feelings of sadness, fear, or pain, we can work together to bring life-changing results.
Arriving at a point in your life where you identify the need for help is the first step to gaining control and re-directing your future. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and encourage new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Whether you suffer from a mental health diagnosis or experience general feelings of sadness, fear, or pain, we can work together to bring life-changing results.
(03) 6146 1718 View (03) 6146 1718
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Anastasia Auld
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
If you're feeling lost, anxious, unhappy or finding it difficult to cope. I’m here to listen, support and help you navigate these challenging periods of your life. A good fit matters quite a lot in psychotherapy. So trust your gut, mind and heart when you are choosing a therapist.
If you're feeling lost, anxious, unhappy or finding it difficult to cope. I’m here to listen, support and help you navigate these challenging periods of your life. A good fit matters quite a lot in psychotherapy. So trust your gut, mind and heart when you are choosing a therapist.
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Cindy Tanghal
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Albert Park, VIC 3206
In my practice, I provide professional, empathetic and validating psychological support and treatment to individuals with Emotion dysregulation; Major Depression; Bi-Polar Affective Disorders; Adjustment Disorder; Anxiety disorders; Social Anxiety; Eating Disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Personality Disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Complex trauma presentations such as self-harm, identity disturbance, impulsivity, and relationship instability; Drug & alcohol and other Addictive Behaviours. Additionally, ​I am a Board approved (AHPRA) psychology supervisor.
In my practice, I provide professional, empathetic and validating psychological support and treatment to individuals with Emotion dysregulation; Major Depression; Bi-Polar Affective Disorders; Adjustment Disorder; Anxiety disorders; Social Anxiety; Eating Disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Personality Disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Complex trauma presentations such as self-harm, identity disturbance, impulsivity, and relationship instability; Drug & alcohol and other Addictive Behaviours. Additionally, ​I am a Board approved (AHPRA) psychology supervisor.
(03) 7003 2463 View (03) 7003 2463

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Jayson Rom
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
Jayson has 17 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTQIA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
Jayson has 17 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTQIA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
(03) 9068 5653 View (03) 9068 5653
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Dr Mike van Dijkhuizen
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182  (Online Only)
I am a gay man and have a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ well-being.
I am clinical psychologist and work with anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, trauma and relationships. My therapeutic approach uses CBT, ACT and mindfulness for letting go of unhelpful thoughts, being present with difficult emotions and connecting to your values; the things that really matter to you.
I am a gay man and have a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ well-being.
I am clinical psychologist and work with anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, trauma and relationships. My therapeutic approach uses CBT, ACT and mindfulness for letting go of unhelpful thoughts, being present with difficult emotions and connecting to your values; the things that really matter to you.
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Tribe Wellness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Are you looking for LGBTQ+ affirming counselling? We are here to help you feel less stuck in shame and more content with being who are. To support you in reducing your anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges so that you can take proactive steps towards a more well future. We are an online mental health care provider that offers certified counselling across Australia. Our focus is on providing community-competent care that is inclusive and safe for LGBTQ+ adults and their allies.
Are you looking for LGBTQ+ affirming counselling? We are here to help you feel less stuck in shame and more content with being who are. To support you in reducing your anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges so that you can take proactive steps towards a more well future. We are an online mental health care provider that offers certified counselling across Australia. Our focus is on providing community-competent care that is inclusive and safe for LGBTQ+ adults and their allies.
(02) 9100 0933 View (02) 9100 0933
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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with adult clients, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard. I provide evidence based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self esteem, loss and grief. I also provide therapy related to sexual functioning and sexual health issues.
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with adult clients, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard. I provide evidence based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self esteem, loss and grief. I also provide therapy related to sexual functioning and sexual health issues.
(03) 7003 2993 View (03) 7003 2993
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Coby Liew - Registered Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsychD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
West Melbourne, VIC 3003  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
(03) 8595 5297 View (03) 8595 5297
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Dr Trudy Clutterbok
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Waitlist for new clients
The people who work with me are often independent thinkers, they're bright and creative. They might also feel isolated, stuck, that there's something missing, or that they haven't yet been heard in a way that allows them to feel a bit freer to really enjoy their lives. Many would say that they feel like outsiders. The people I work with have often had seriously difficult histories. Sometimes they support someone else who suffers. I value working with others of all ages from my LGBTQ+ and GBKS (diversity in gender, body, kinship & sexuality) communities.
The people who work with me are often independent thinkers, they're bright and creative. They might also feel isolated, stuck, that there's something missing, or that they haven't yet been heard in a way that allows them to feel a bit freer to really enjoy their lives. Many would say that they feel like outsiders. The people I work with have often had seriously difficult histories. Sometimes they support someone else who suffers. I value working with others of all ages from my LGBTQ+ and GBKS (diversity in gender, body, kinship & sexuality) communities.
(03) 7003 2417 View (03) 7003 2417
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Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with LGBT and same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with LGBT and same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842 View (02) 8188 3842
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Anthony Arpino (Proud Place Therapy)
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Empathetic and non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Sydney area (in-person/online) and Australia-wide (online only). Life today can be challenging and, at times, seeking therapy can help you work through life's difficulties in a safe, supported way, particularly if you’re feeling stuck or suffering with anxiety and distress due to current challenges or past traumatic experiences. Whether you're looking to improve your mental health, enhance your relationships, explore your sexual/gender identities, get support in 'coming out', increase self-esteem or get more clarity about life decisions, I am here to help.
Empathetic and non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Sydney area (in-person/online) and Australia-wide (online only). Life today can be challenging and, at times, seeking therapy can help you work through life's difficulties in a safe, supported way, particularly if you’re feeling stuck or suffering with anxiety and distress due to current challenges or past traumatic experiences. Whether you're looking to improve your mental health, enhance your relationships, explore your sexual/gender identities, get support in 'coming out', increase self-esteem or get more clarity about life decisions, I am here to help.
(02) 9100 0554 View (02) 9100 0554
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Damien Pannett
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182  (Online Only)
I work with people of all genders and sexualities, and ensure a space that is trans and queer affirming.
Life can get difficult at times - whether it be experiences of loss, shame or self-doubt, we can all experience challenges. Sometimes we might need a safe space to reflect and discuss where we are headed or how we are feeling.
I work with people of all genders and sexualities, and ensure a space that is trans and queer affirming.
Life can get difficult at times - whether it be experiences of loss, shame or self-doubt, we can all experience challenges. Sometimes we might need a safe space to reflect and discuss where we are headed or how we are feeling.
(03) 7003 2439 View (03) 7003 2439

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LGBTQ+ Counsellors

Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?

Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialised training, either during their degree programme or as continuing education, to learn the core principles of affirmative therapy and how to best support their LGBTQ clients; some have received certifications in LGBTQ-affirmative therapy. Prospective clients should inquire as to a clinician’s background and training to ensure a good fit.

Why might I want to see an LGBTQ-affirming or LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

Queer and gender-non-conforming individuals frequently experience bias and marginalisation in day-to-day life. Working with a therapist who understands these unique challenges, as well as accepts and affirms their identity, can help LGBTQ clients feel safe and supported during therapy—allowing them to better navigate their relationships, mental health, and anything else that they wish to explore during therapy. It is important to note that many therapists can be effective in their work with LGBTQ+ individuals, even in the absence of specific training or background knowledge. The most important component in therapy is the alliance between therapist and client, and this alliance can exist between individuals with very different backgrounds.

How can I find an LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

You may wish to inquire about a therapist’s expertise with your specific challenges or concerns—depression, for example, or relationship strife—as well as their past experiences treating LGBTQ+ clients. Prospective clients may also ask whether a therapist has obtained additional training and/or certification in LGBTQ-affirmative techniques.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience with LGBTQ issues?

Prospective clients should feel empowered to directly ask therapists whether they have received training or been certified in LGBTQ-affirming therapy; competent therapists will be happy to explain their educational background and preferred approach(es) to help a client find the best match for them. Clients may also wish to ask how a therapist has treated clients with their particular challenges in the past and what they expect treatment to look like.

Are all the therapists listed in the LGBTQ directory themselves members of the LGBTQ community?

While therapists may choose to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles, the LGBTQ directory features not only those who have shared this information but also those who assert specialised training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.