Female Counselling in Bentleigh, VIC

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Dimitra Tsoukalas
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 15 yrs experience and 30+ in Relationship Mgt. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn & develop better ways to handle issues standing in your way so that you can overcome them with confidence. I am curious, nurturing and pride myself on being client centered and non-judgmental, which enables me to engage & build a safe place for you to be able to express yourself authentically. I specialise in trauma & relationships & I have a variety of tools / modalities to help you become the best version of YOU!
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 15 yrs experience and 30+ in Relationship Mgt. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn & develop better ways to handle issues standing in your way so that you can overcome them with confidence. I am curious, nurturing and pride myself on being client centered and non-judgmental, which enables me to engage & build a safe place for you to be able to express yourself authentically. I specialise in trauma & relationships & I have a variety of tools / modalities to help you become the best version of YOU!
(03) 4110 2003 View (03) 4110 2003
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Jennifer Vincent-Green
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
I am an experienced Psychologist who has worked extensively with both Children, Adolescents and families during the past 32 years - predominantly within the school setting and in private practice. Areas of expertise include Psychological and Educational Assessment and Counselling. I have assisted young people and adults cope with difficulties in their life, supporting them to make sense of their experiences and learn coping strategies. I am an experienced group and training facilitator in Personality assessment and Social and Emotional programs.
I am an experienced Psychologist who has worked extensively with both Children, Adolescents and families during the past 32 years - predominantly within the school setting and in private practice. Areas of expertise include Psychological and Educational Assessment and Counselling. I have assisted young people and adults cope with difficulties in their life, supporting them to make sense of their experiences and learn coping strategies. I am an experienced group and training facilitator in Personality assessment and Social and Emotional programs.
(03) 9068 5547 View (03) 9068 5547
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Melanie Colhoun - Integrated Psychology Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Melanie is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Integrated Psychology Centre, a group private practice including Clinical, Counselling. Health, Educational & Developmental registered psychologists. A Graduate of Monash University, Melanie has over eighteen years experience in private practice and other clinical settings including; university counselling, employee assistance programmes, employment services, asylum seeker detention centres and educational settings. Melanie works with adolescents and adults.
Melanie is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Integrated Psychology Centre, a group private practice including Clinical, Counselling. Health, Educational & Developmental registered psychologists. A Graduate of Monash University, Melanie has over eighteen years experience in private practice and other clinical settings including; university counselling, employee assistance programmes, employment services, asylum seeker detention centres and educational settings. Melanie works with adolescents and adults.
(03) 7500 5942 View (03) 7500 5942
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Sylvie Braverman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
I am a registered clinical counsellor. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy as my main mode of practice. EFT is Person Centred/Humanistic and Process Experiential Therapy, based on the Attachment and Identity theory. It also means that in therapy I prioritize focusing on identifying, connecting, expressing, and processing emotions in the hope of achieving authenticity and a sense of well-being. You may have learned to avoid and suppress your emotions or they may have been overwhelming you. In therapy, my aim is to support you in befriending and welcoming your emotions so they become a resource as they are meant to be and not a hindrance.
I am a registered clinical counsellor. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy as my main mode of practice. EFT is Person Centred/Humanistic and Process Experiential Therapy, based on the Attachment and Identity theory. It also means that in therapy I prioritize focusing on identifying, connecting, expressing, and processing emotions in the hope of achieving authenticity and a sense of well-being. You may have learned to avoid and suppress your emotions or they may have been overwhelming you. In therapy, my aim is to support you in befriending and welcoming your emotions so they become a resource as they are meant to be and not a hindrance.
(03) 9069 9726 View (03) 9069 9726
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Esin Toprak Newspace Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
(03) 7500 5974 View (03) 7500 5974
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Lital Fee
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Lital is a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with families and couples who have experienced trauma, family violence, depression and anxiety and mental health related issues. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based approach and provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for clients to work through their issues.
Lital is a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with families and couples who have experienced trauma, family violence, depression and anxiety and mental health related issues. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based approach and provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for clients to work through their issues.
(03) 9111 5330 View (03) 9111 5330
Expressive Art Therapy
Counsellor, PsychD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Vera is a qualified counsellor and founder of Expressive Art Therapy. She loves to heal and enhance the life of others and has a personal touch. She brings years of counselling experience in the mental health field and dedication to the forefront.
Vera is a qualified counsellor and founder of Expressive Art Therapy. She loves to heal and enhance the life of others and has a personal touch. She brings years of counselling experience in the mental health field and dedication to the forefront.
(03) 7500 5166 View (03) 7500 5166
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Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
(03) 7500 5117 View (03) 7500 5117
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Kate Barber
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Hi, I'm Kate and I am the founder of Bloom Counselling. I specialise in providing support around anxiety, loss, grief and bereavement. I have a special interest in providing support for anyone affected by cancer or a life limiting illness (such as,MND). With my experience as a Counsellor ,and 20 plus years of being a nurse, I bring experience, empathy and understanding to help you manage this very uncertain time. From the shock of a diagnosis, managing treatment, being a carer, survivorship, end of life care, decision making and everything in between, I have an understanding of what you may be going through and can support you.
Hi, I'm Kate and I am the founder of Bloom Counselling. I specialise in providing support around anxiety, loss, grief and bereavement. I have a special interest in providing support for anyone affected by cancer or a life limiting illness (such as,MND). With my experience as a Counsellor ,and 20 plus years of being a nurse, I bring experience, empathy and understanding to help you manage this very uncertain time. From the shock of a diagnosis, managing treatment, being a carer, survivorship, end of life care, decision making and everything in between, I have an understanding of what you may be going through and can support you.
(03) 7003 2540 View (03) 7003 2540
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Brighton East Counselling
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Mary Ann Oakley at Brighton East Counselling is a trusted resource for adolescents and their parents seeking support in navigating the challenges of school and beyond. With 30 years of experience in the education system, Mary Ann understands the unique pressures and stressors that young adults face including anxiety, lack of motivation and academic stress. Mary Ann helps to empower clients to cultivate self-awareness, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience as they navigate the complexities of young adulthood. At Brighton East Counselling young adults are supported to embrace their strengths and find purpose and meaning.
Mary Ann Oakley at Brighton East Counselling is a trusted resource for adolescents and their parents seeking support in navigating the challenges of school and beyond. With 30 years of experience in the education system, Mary Ann understands the unique pressures and stressors that young adults face including anxiety, lack of motivation and academic stress. Mary Ann helps to empower clients to cultivate self-awareness, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience as they navigate the complexities of young adulthood. At Brighton East Counselling young adults are supported to embrace their strengths and find purpose and meaning.
(03) 7003 2042 View (03) 7003 2042
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Soulful Energetics Therapies
MA
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Feeling overwhelmed, depressed and stuck with obstacles you're facing right now that seem insurmountable? I am here to guide you through this transformative time. Within a nurturing and client-centered approach, I aim to support you in rediscovering your self-confidence, trust, and self-worth, fostering a genuine relationship with your inner wisdom. Together, we'll embark on a journey to find that deep connection to freedom you seek, and I will be right by your side, providing unwavering support.
Feeling overwhelmed, depressed and stuck with obstacles you're facing right now that seem insurmountable? I am here to guide you through this transformative time. Within a nurturing and client-centered approach, I aim to support you in rediscovering your self-confidence, trust, and self-worth, fostering a genuine relationship with your inner wisdom. Together, we'll embark on a journey to find that deep connection to freedom you seek, and I will be right by your side, providing unwavering support.
(03) 7500 5401 View (03) 7500 5401
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Clarissa Martinez
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Hello you may have arrived here in search of support and clarity or to understand some issues that may have had a profound impact within your life. If you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move into a new direction in your life I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I predominantly work one on one with adults at my practice located in Brighton, www.ruclaptyltd.com. The services I provide is an integrative mixture of Kinesiology, Counselling and Neurofeedback therapy.
Hello you may have arrived here in search of support and clarity or to understand some issues that may have had a profound impact within your life. If you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move into a new direction in your life I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I predominantly work one on one with adults at my practice located in Brighton, www.ruclaptyltd.com. The services I provide is an integrative mixture of Kinesiology, Counselling and Neurofeedback therapy.
(03) 7003 2286 View (03) 7003 2286
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Natalie Miller
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience in both the private and government sectors. I work with adolescents (17 years and older), young adults, and adults, and I’m especially passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience in both the private and government sectors. I work with adolescents (17 years and older), young adults, and adults, and I’m especially passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
(03) 7500 5438 View (03) 7500 5438
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Penelope Lovegrove
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Currently accepting new clients. I pride myself on developing a supportive, collaborative and compassionate relationship with my clients, focusing on delivering psychological treatments based on current evidence. I work with individuals aged 17 and above across a range of issues. I am particularly interested in anxiety and related disorders in men and the intersection of mental health and menopause in women. More information can be found on my website www.southeastclinicalpsychology.com.au or affiliated site www.mindmymind.com.au
Currently accepting new clients. I pride myself on developing a supportive, collaborative and compassionate relationship with my clients, focusing on delivering psychological treatments based on current evidence. I work with individuals aged 17 and above across a range of issues. I am particularly interested in anxiety and related disorders in men and the intersection of mental health and menopause in women. More information can be found on my website www.southeastclinicalpsychology.com.au or affiliated site www.mindmymind.com.au
(03) 7500 5592 View (03) 7500 5592
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Melissa Thompson
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Trying to find a therapist through an online site is a daunting task, but the fact that you're looking means that you're that much closer to feeling better. We all feel overwhelmed at times during our lives. There's no reason to feel alone. I'm here to sit beside you as we uncover and explore your inner resources together.
Trying to find a therapist through an online site is a daunting task, but the fact that you're looking means that you're that much closer to feeling better. We all feel overwhelmed at times during our lives. There's no reason to feel alone. I'm here to sit beside you as we uncover and explore your inner resources together.
(03) 7500 5860 View (03) 7500 5860
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Yael Levy
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Hi! I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with immediate availability. I offer therapy and psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents. I have experience in supporting young people with mild-moderate mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, emotion regulation, social/friendship concerns, neurodivergence and learning difficulties. I enjoy and am experienced in delivering psychoeducational assessments including cognitive, educational, behavioural and developmental assessments. I am also a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parent Program.
Hi! I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with immediate availability. I offer therapy and psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents. I have experience in supporting young people with mild-moderate mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, emotion regulation, social/friendship concerns, neurodivergence and learning difficulties. I enjoy and am experienced in delivering psychoeducational assessments including cognitive, educational, behavioural and developmental assessments. I am also a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parent Program.
(03) 7020 2784 View (03) 7020 2784
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Kara Lee John
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
I work with a wide variety of presentations, including anxiety, family/life stress, relationships, and trauma. One of my main passions is helping people with binge eating, and the consequences of this on their body, self-esteem, and ability to live their best life. Also people preparing for weightloss surgery or who are struggling with life after surgery. I chose to specialise in this area because I have had similar life experienced and I feel these issues are ignored. There is a stigma. I want to be the person who stands up and specialises in helping people just like you.
I work with a wide variety of presentations, including anxiety, family/life stress, relationships, and trauma. One of my main passions is helping people with binge eating, and the consequences of this on their body, self-esteem, and ability to live their best life. Also people preparing for weightloss surgery or who are struggling with life after surgery. I chose to specialise in this area because I have had similar life experienced and I feel these issues are ignored. There is a stigma. I want to be the person who stands up and specialises in helping people just like you.
(03) 7500 5629 View (03) 7500 5629
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Opening Doors Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Waitlist for new clients
Leah Smith, Director and Principal Psychologist of "Opening Doors Psychology" has a passion for working with adolescents (14+ years), young adults/adults, and also works with some couples. Leah is particularly interested in working with eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as, anxiety disorders, trauma, and interpersonal/relational difficulties. Leah strives to provide a safe space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, guide clients to and equip them with the necessary skills, to enable them to manage their symptoms and unique difficulties, and address ongoing problematic patterns.
Leah Smith, Director and Principal Psychologist of "Opening Doors Psychology" has a passion for working with adolescents (14+ years), young adults/adults, and also works with some couples. Leah is particularly interested in working with eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as, anxiety disorders, trauma, and interpersonal/relational difficulties. Leah strives to provide a safe space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, guide clients to and equip them with the necessary skills, to enable them to manage their symptoms and unique difficulties, and address ongoing problematic patterns.
(03) 7500 5875 View (03) 7500 5875
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Elizabeth Rocha
Psychotherapist, AAFT
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Elizabeth Rocha - I am a Relationship & Couples Therapist with a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, & Bach of Behavioural Science . As Director and Founder for the last 16 years of Glen Eira Relationship Counselling Clinic I have a deep understanding and bring years of experience to the field of relationship counselling. When you work with a specialist, progress can happen quite fast. Within a warm, supportive environment I offer direct feedback, recommendations and gentle guidance on how you can make your relationship better: Gottman endorsed and an EFT Therapist with a systems approach means that I offer a broad toolkit.
Elizabeth Rocha - I am a Relationship & Couples Therapist with a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, & Bach of Behavioural Science . As Director and Founder for the last 16 years of Glen Eira Relationship Counselling Clinic I have a deep understanding and bring years of experience to the field of relationship counselling. When you work with a specialist, progress can happen quite fast. Within a warm, supportive environment I offer direct feedback, recommendations and gentle guidance on how you can make your relationship better: Gottman endorsed and an EFT Therapist with a systems approach means that I offer a broad toolkit.
(03) 7003 2345 View (03) 7003 2345
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Dr Shalya Hirschson
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
As a psychologist, I feel privileged, to observe & work with the difficult life experiences, which lead individuals to engage in therapy. I believe that therapy is a form of self-exploration & learning. In sessions, I use safe, containing ways to help clients process their thoughts and feelings, gaining insight and understanding, so that they can navigate the world around them, with a sense of confidence, purpose and hope. I help clients develop skills to manage their discomfort, pain, uncertainty and fear, to facilitate change in their lives and improve their overall sense of well-being.
As a psychologist, I feel privileged, to observe & work with the difficult life experiences, which lead individuals to engage in therapy. I believe that therapy is a form of self-exploration & learning. In sessions, I use safe, containing ways to help clients process their thoughts and feelings, gaining insight and understanding, so that they can navigate the world around them, with a sense of confidence, purpose and hope. I help clients develop skills to manage their discomfort, pain, uncertainty and fear, to facilitate change in their lives and improve their overall sense of well-being.
(03) 9988 1271 View (03) 9988 1271

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.