Female Counselling in Boronia, VIC

Photo of undefined - Susan Christoffelsz Counselling, MA, Counsellor
Susan Christoffelsz Counselling
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155  (Online Only)
I help women living in a state of chronic stress, anxiety, depression or despair to feel better. If you are a new mum who has experienced birth or post-partum trauma or a midlife woman living with high stress and juggling many roles - I can help you. Maybe you get easily triggered and upset or retreat and feel very sad. You may feel awful, but you don't know why. There may be a lot of confusion about what actions you could take as the rational part of your brain goes offline when in a chronic state of fight, flight or freeze. I can help you make sense of it all. What will be the cost to you if you make no changes to your life?
I help women living in a state of chronic stress, anxiety, depression or despair to feel better. If you are a new mum who has experienced birth or post-partum trauma or a midlife woman living with high stress and juggling many roles - I can help you. Maybe you get easily triggered and upset or retreat and feel very sad. You may feel awful, but you don't know why. There may be a lot of confusion about what actions you could take as the rational part of your brain goes offline when in a chronic state of fight, flight or freeze. I can help you make sense of it all. What will be the cost to you if you make no changes to your life?
(03) 8203 5371 View (03) 8203 5371
Photo of Sex And Relationship Therapist- Devika Dey, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Sex And Relationship Therapist- Devika Dey
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Moving towards a relationship, being in a relationship and leaving a relationship is challenging. This beautiful dance towards connection, belonging and intimacy often leaves individuals and couples feeling; anxious, fearful, frustrated, angry, disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, disorientated, stressed, depleted, and lost. If any of this is landing, let me just say firstly, you’re not alone. Secondly, there is a way to find the understanding, empathy, collaborative and creative space you desire to master your relationships. Therapy is a space for brave souls, who are concerned and conflicted.
Moving towards a relationship, being in a relationship and leaving a relationship is challenging. This beautiful dance towards connection, belonging and intimacy often leaves individuals and couples feeling; anxious, fearful, frustrated, angry, disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, disorientated, stressed, depleted, and lost. If any of this is landing, let me just say firstly, you’re not alone. Secondly, there is a way to find the understanding, empathy, collaborative and creative space you desire to master your relationships. Therapy is a space for brave souls, who are concerned and conflicted.
(03) 8203 5362 View (03) 8203 5362
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Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
New Clients Welcome - Bulk Billing available. Steps to Soar Psychology & Assessment is committed to promoting self-understanding and improving mental health and well-being for children (primary age), adolescents, adults and older adults. Clients are assisted to explore factors impacting them/their relationships, how they might learn helpful skills and ways of coping with anxiety, emotions and other problems.
(03) 8203 5805 View (03) 8203 5805
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Rosemary Tainsh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Rosemary is a warm, gentle and caring Psychologist.  Her approach is gentle yet purposeful, and uses an integrative approach to treatment.  Rosemary has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, parent and infant mental health, trauma, childhood anxiety, and parenting. Rosemary is also able to provide Autism, ADHD, Cognitive and Educational Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
(03) 4421 6346 View (03) 4421 6346
Photo of Caroline Winzenried, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Caroline Winzenried
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
If you're struggling with shame, anxiety, or existential concerns related to your religious background (whether you have left your religious community or are still happily a part of it), I'm here to help you move forward. Religion plays a huge role shaping our understanding of ourselves, our values, and the world around us. It can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding journey to open these ideas up for examination. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore, deconstruct, and create new understandings that feel true to who you are.
If you're struggling with shame, anxiety, or existential concerns related to your religious background (whether you have left your religious community or are still happily a part of it), I'm here to help you move forward. Religion plays a huge role shaping our understanding of ourselves, our values, and the world around us. It can be a daunting but incredibly rewarding journey to open these ideas up for examination. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore, deconstruct, and create new understandings that feel true to who you are.
(03) 8203 5069 View (03) 8203 5069
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Martina Blanarik
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
Offering psychology therapy services for primary school children and young adolescents. Conducting diagnostic assessments for Autism using Migdas-2, ADHD assessment, cognitive/educational assessments WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS and WIAT-III, including adaptive behaviour assessments.
(03) 8203 5295 View (03) 8203 5295
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PS Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Hello! I am Paulina. As an integrative counsellor, I am passionate about helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological and emotional issues. My background in humanities and psychology, as well as my experience of living in multiple countries, has given me a unique perspective on the importance of addressing not only the mind but also the body and lifestyle habits in the healing process. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and work towards achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being.
Hello! I am Paulina. As an integrative counsellor, I am passionate about helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological and emotional issues. My background in humanities and psychology, as well as my experience of living in multiple countries, has given me a unique perspective on the importance of addressing not only the mind but also the body and lifestyle habits in the healing process. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and work towards achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being.
(03) 8203 5825 View (03) 8203 5825
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Jerty Richardson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
At Ultimate Success and Wellbeing Psychology, I deliver a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. These include anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, mediation, domestic violence Issues, critical incident stress management debriefing and anger and behaviour management. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 15 years and have held a variety of roles including managing a counselling and youth team as well as several mental health teams.
At Ultimate Success and Wellbeing Psychology, I deliver a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. These include anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, mediation, domestic violence Issues, critical incident stress management debriefing and anger and behaviour management. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 15 years and have held a variety of roles including managing a counselling and youth team as well as several mental health teams.
(03) 9864 1892 View (03) 9864 1892
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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256
Photo of Ros Wilson - Certified Trauma Recovery Counsellor, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Ros Wilson - Certified Trauma Recovery Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
(03) 6146 3205 View (03) 6146 3205
Photo of undefined - Danielle Graber, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed, Psychologist
Danielle Graber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boronia, VIC 3155
Waitlist for new clients
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
(03) 9068 5907 View (03) 9068 5907
Photo of Amanda Wiggs, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
(03) 8203 5988 View (03) 8203 5988
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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
(03) 8203 5569 View (03) 8203 5569
Photo of Kathleen Cunningham, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Kathleen Cunningham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
We are a psychologist and therapy dog team working to provide a welcoming, warm, safe and accepting environment to meet therapeutic goals. I am a registered psychologist with a Master's in Educational and Developmental Psychology and a Board Approved Supervisor. Luna (fondly known as Luna the Doona) & I enjoy working closely with our clients. Luna is known for her beautiful smile, hypoallergenic white fluffy coat, and high fives. We are a neuroaffirming, warm and accepting team, and have lived exierence of neurodiversity.
We are a psychologist and therapy dog team working to provide a welcoming, warm, safe and accepting environment to meet therapeutic goals. I am a registered psychologist with a Master's in Educational and Developmental Psychology and a Board Approved Supervisor. Luna (fondly known as Luna the Doona) & I enjoy working closely with our clients. Luna is known for her beautiful smile, hypoallergenic white fluffy coat, and high fives. We are a neuroaffirming, warm and accepting team, and have lived exierence of neurodiversity.
(03) 8203 5273 View (03) 8203 5273
Photo of Dr Rashika Perera Gomez, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Dr Rashika Perera Gomez
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
(03) 8413 7375 View (03) 8413 7375
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Peak Psychology Australia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(03) 5905 7147 View (03) 5905 7147
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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boronia, VIC 3155
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
(03) 5907 5884 View (03) 5907 5884
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Magdalen Ser
EMDRAA Accredited Practitioner, MSc
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma affects mental and emotional processes, disrupts brain physiology and impairs attachment experiences. Looking beyond traditional talk therapy for post trauma growth and resiliency ? I am an UK and USA trained, Medicare -registered, trauma and attachment therapist with 30 years of clinical experience offering mind-body integrative psychotherapy incorporating modalities such as EMDR, Neurofeedback (Neurotherapy) Internal Family Systems, Ego State Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychotherapy.
Trauma affects mental and emotional processes, disrupts brain physiology and impairs attachment experiences. Looking beyond traditional talk therapy for post trauma growth and resiliency ? I am an UK and USA trained, Medicare -registered, trauma and attachment therapist with 30 years of clinical experience offering mind-body integrative psychotherapy incorporating modalities such as EMDR, Neurofeedback (Neurotherapy) Internal Family Systems, Ego State Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychotherapy.
(03) 9994 1795 View (03) 9994 1795
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Mayfield Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
Mayfield Counselling specialises in helping individuals with mental health issues manage thier wellbeing through counselling and focused psychological therapies. Working holistically, we use a strength based & person centered approach to empower people to make positive changes in thier lives. Through EMDR therapy we can also provide a safe and supportive environment to help you process traumatic memories, manage triggers and symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Mayfield Counselling specialises in helping individuals with mental health issues manage thier wellbeing through counselling and focused psychological therapies. Working holistically, we use a strength based & person centered approach to empower people to make positive changes in thier lives. Through EMDR therapy we can also provide a safe and supportive environment to help you process traumatic memories, manage triggers and symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(03) 5906 7318 View (03) 5906 7318
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Olivia Burton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Boronia, VIC 3155
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour so that they can more effectively manage life’s challenges.
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour so that they can more effectively manage life’s challenges.
(03) 8595 5406 View (03) 8595 5406

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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.