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Maria Light
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlton, VIC 3053
Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is a significant factor in the effectiveness of therapy.
I am a clinical psychologist currently working in private practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, trauma, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and personality disorders. My therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory, family systems theory, emotion focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have previously worked in school settings and I have also facilitated therapy groups for social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is a significant factor in the effectiveness of therapy.
I am a clinical psychologist currently working in private practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, trauma, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and personality disorders. My therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory, family systems theory, emotion focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have previously worked in school settings and I have also facilitated therapy groups for social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
(02) 4504 0104 View (02) 4504 0104
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Cindy Tanghal
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
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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Core Life Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I work with clients who might experience anxiety, depression, ocd, and relationship difficulties. People often come for a range of reasons and challenges including trauma and more complex patterns. If you want to understand your emotional world and work towards healing and well-being then I am here to help. In any session we set achievable goals to work towards and that are meaningful to you.
I work with clients who might experience anxiety, depression, ocd, and relationship difficulties. People often come for a range of reasons and challenges including trauma and more complex patterns. If you want to understand your emotional world and work towards healing and well-being then I am here to help. In any session we set achievable goals to work towards and that are meaningful to you.
(03) 7003 2091 View (03) 7003 2091
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Todd Mills
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. My areas of focus include but are not limited to stress/trauma, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions and identity challenges. I often work with individuals from the LGBTQI+ community, including individuals questioning their gender or sexuality.
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. My areas of focus include but are not limited to stress/trauma, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions and identity challenges. I often work with individuals from the LGBTQI+ community, including individuals questioning their gender or sexuality.
(03) 7003 2100 View (03) 7003 2100
Dr Matt Cottrell
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Matt treats people who are experiencing depression and anxiety as a result of long-standing complex trauma, have relationship difficulties, or are feeling stuck in patterns that they do not find fulfilling.
Matt is a clinical psychologist and advanced certified schema therapy trainer and supervisor. Matt works with people who are dealing with life-long difficulties, and helps them explore ways of breaking out of patterns that keep them stuck. Using a collaborative approach and evidenced-based treatment, Matt works with individuals to help meet their own emotional needs to reduce their distress and move towards a more fulling life. He worked for 12 years in private psychiatric hospitals, and has run his private practice for over 14 years.
Matt treats people who are experiencing depression and anxiety as a result of long-standing complex trauma, have relationship difficulties, or are feeling stuck in patterns that they do not find fulfilling.
Matt is a clinical psychologist and advanced certified schema therapy trainer and supervisor. Matt works with people who are dealing with life-long difficulties, and helps them explore ways of breaking out of patterns that keep them stuck. Using a collaborative approach and evidenced-based treatment, Matt works with individuals to help meet their own emotional needs to reduce their distress and move towards a more fulling life. He worked for 12 years in private psychiatric hospitals, and has run his private practice for over 14 years.
(03) 9111 5394 View (03) 9111 5394
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Carina Allen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Carina is Clinical Psychologist who works with both adolescents and adults experiencing a variety issues including anxiety, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, trauma, sleep, anger, body image concerns, attachment issues, stress management, and self-esteem concerns. Carina adopts a compassionate, warm and collaborative approach to therapy. She prioritises building a trusting and mutually respectful relationship to explore the needs and challenges of her clients. She provides a safe space for clients to understand themselves on a deeper level while feeling empowered to take steps to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Carina is Clinical Psychologist who works with both adolescents and adults experiencing a variety issues including anxiety, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, trauma, sleep, anger, body image concerns, attachment issues, stress management, and self-esteem concerns. Carina adopts a compassionate, warm and collaborative approach to therapy. She prioritises building a trusting and mutually respectful relationship to explore the needs and challenges of her clients. She provides a safe space for clients to understand themselves on a deeper level while feeling empowered to take steps to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
(03) 7003 2469 View (03) 7003 2469
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Julian Cerreto
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am able to work with couples as well as individuals.
I have eight years experience helping people struggling with relationships, sex, and identity, recovering from trauma or loss, dealing with mental health issues, anger, emptiness, problematic behaviours, failure and self-sabotage, or overwhelmed by existential concerns.
I am able to work with couples as well as individuals.
I have eight years experience helping people struggling with relationships, sex, and identity, recovering from trauma or loss, dealing with mental health issues, anger, emptiness, problematic behaviours, failure and self-sabotage, or overwhelmed by existential concerns.
(03) 7003 2122 View (03) 7003 2122
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Anastasia Foster
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Hi! My name is Anastasia Foster. I am a registered psychologist working with adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating difficulties, relationship difficulties, career and life transitions, pregnancy concerns and grief and loss.
Hi! My name is Anastasia Foster. I am a registered psychologist working with adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating difficulties, relationship difficulties, career and life transitions, pregnancy concerns and grief and loss.
(03) 7003 2962 View (03) 7003 2962
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Dr Vesna Newman-Morris
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
"I believe that a warm, nurturing, and respectful therapeutic relationship is key for facilitating psychological growth and recovery from mental health difficulties.
Dr Vesna Newman-Morris works collaboratively with her clients to tailor treatment specific to their individual needs in helping them achieve and maintain a state of psychological and emotional well-being. She has expertise, both in clinical practice and in research, on the impact of complex trauma on personality function and mental health. This includes: longstanding issues associated with early childhood trauma and abuse, difficulties following a traumatic event, identifying intergenerational risk and protective factors in parent-infant relationships; improving attachment, resilience and well-being.
"I believe that a warm, nurturing, and respectful therapeutic relationship is key for facilitating psychological growth and recovery from mental health difficulties.
Dr Vesna Newman-Morris works collaboratively with her clients to tailor treatment specific to their individual needs in helping them achieve and maintain a state of psychological and emotional well-being. She has expertise, both in clinical practice and in research, on the impact of complex trauma on personality function and mental health. This includes: longstanding issues associated with early childhood trauma and abuse, difficulties following a traumatic event, identifying intergenerational risk and protective factors in parent-infant relationships; improving attachment, resilience and well-being.
(03) 8797 5601 View (03) 8797 5601
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Safe & Sound Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053  (Online Only)
A solid therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for meaningful change.
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
A solid therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for meaningful change.
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
(03) 7003 2926 View (03) 7003 2926
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Chris Carter
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a psychologist with experience working with adults and adolescents in clinical mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, forensics and addiction. I work with adults with depression, anxiety, personality difficulties and substance use, as well as family and relationship issues, gender and sexuality, anger, life direction, trauma, abuse, self harm and suicidal thoughts. I listen without judgment and provide psychotherapy that is tailored to each individual, the work is confidential.
I am a psychologist with experience working with adults and adolescents in clinical mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, forensics and addiction. I work with adults with depression, anxiety, personality difficulties and substance use, as well as family and relationship issues, gender and sexuality, anger, life direction, trauma, abuse, self harm and suicidal thoughts. I listen without judgment and provide psychotherapy that is tailored to each individual, the work is confidential.
(03) 9111 5364 View (03) 9111 5364
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eden brown Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
It's important that in the therapeutic relationship , you feel safe, seen and deeply listened to.
I offer confidential, non-judgemental, culturally appropriate care and trauma informed psychotherapy to individuals, intimate partners and families. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I've worked in various roles including: counsellor, social worker, youth worker and community development worker in a number of fields over the last 15 years including: Community Health, LGBTQIA+ Mental Health, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, Men’s Family Violence Counselling, Trauma & Sexual Assault counselling, Women’s Organisations, Youth Organisations, Community Development and Non-Government Organisations
It's important that in the therapeutic relationship , you feel safe, seen and deeply listened to.
I offer confidential, non-judgemental, culturally appropriate care and trauma informed psychotherapy to individuals, intimate partners and families. I'm a relational psychotherapist and I've worked in various roles including: counsellor, social worker, youth worker and community development worker in a number of fields over the last 15 years including: Community Health, LGBTQIA+ Mental Health, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, Men’s Family Violence Counselling, Trauma & Sexual Assault counselling, Women’s Organisations, Youth Organisations, Community Development and Non-Government Organisations
(03) 7003 2602 View (03) 7003 2602
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Allison Cahill
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience and believe in the potential for all of us to continually grow, adapt and heal from the past. Working from a client-centred and evidence-based approach, I aim to provide a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their issues and achieve their goals. I have worked in private practice, hospitals and universities providing both individual and group therapy. I have an interest in working with people with a range of difficulties including but not limited to relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and low self-esteem.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience and believe in the potential for all of us to continually grow, adapt and heal from the past. Working from a client-centred and evidence-based approach, I aim to provide a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their issues and achieve their goals. I have worked in private practice, hospitals and universities providing both individual and group therapy. I have an interest in working with people with a range of difficulties including but not limited to relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and low self-esteem.
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Gabrielle Klepfisz
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Gabrielle is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has experience and knowledge in a variety of areas including mood/affective disorders, anxiety disorders, forensic mental health, substance use, anger management, and trauma. She focuses on the therapeutic relationship as central to therapy, with the aim of helping clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment. She understands that clients often come to therapy at a vulnerable time in their lives, and her therapeutic approach is based on working with clients in terms of where they are at and taking the time to truly understand each client.
Gabrielle is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has experience and knowledge in a variety of areas including mood/affective disorders, anxiety disorders, forensic mental health, substance use, anger management, and trauma. She focuses on the therapeutic relationship as central to therapy, with the aim of helping clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment. She understands that clients often come to therapy at a vulnerable time in their lives, and her therapeutic approach is based on working with clients in terms of where they are at and taking the time to truly understand each client.
(03) 9994 1733 View (03) 9994 1733
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Karolina Krysinska
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a Gestalt psychotherapist and a psychologist with 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. My work is based on respectful exploration of client’s experience in the here and now, including our ongoing psychotherapy relationship . We look together at patterns of emotional reactions and behaviours, new (yet) unfamiliar ways of being oneself and being with others, and possibilities for change and growth. My interest in Gestalt psychotherapy reflects my passion for a deeper understanding of psychological and emotional well-being and satisfactory human relationships.
I am a Gestalt psychotherapist and a psychologist with 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. My work is based on respectful exploration of client’s experience in the here and now, including our ongoing psychotherapy relationship . We look together at patterns of emotional reactions and behaviours, new (yet) unfamiliar ways of being oneself and being with others, and possibilities for change and growth. My interest in Gestalt psychotherapy reflects my passion for a deeper understanding of psychological and emotional well-being and satisfactory human relationships.
(03) 8595 5359 View (03) 8595 5359
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Lisa Carmen Suarez
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
With the security of our therapeutic relationship at the foundation, I use an integrative, trauma-informed body-based approach.
I specialise in supporting clients with ADHD, autism and parenting challenges but I am not limited to this area. I support adults of different ages, life stages and cultural backgrounds with a wide range of issues including and not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress and burnout, perfectionism, complex trauma/PTSD, substance/behavioural addictions, self-harm and relationship challenges. Having someone truly listen and understand your experience can be a huge relief. However, the way I work involves more than just symptom management, I use approaches that have been shown to create transformational shifts and lasting change.
With the security of our therapeutic relationship at the foundation, I use an integrative, trauma-informed body-based approach.
I specialise in supporting clients with ADHD, autism and parenting challenges but I am not limited to this area. I support adults of different ages, life stages and cultural backgrounds with a wide range of issues including and not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress and burnout, perfectionism, complex trauma/PTSD, substance/behavioural addictions, self-harm and relationship challenges. Having someone truly listen and understand your experience can be a huge relief. However, the way I work involves more than just symptom management, I use approaches that have been shown to create transformational shifts and lasting change.
(03) 7003 2975 View (03) 7003 2975
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Paco Romeu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Psychoanalytically orientated therapy can help people with a range of issues including depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thinking, moderate to acute mood fluctuation, substance misuse, issues with sexual intimacy, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, cross-cultural issues, grief and loss, and family conflict.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and psychotherapist and provide counseling and medium to longer-term psychotherapy. My approach is psychoanalytically orientated. I am also trained in gestalt therapy and trauma-focused therapy. My practice focuses on the notion of listening deeply to develop a deeper understanding of the person's internal conflicts and emotional difficulties with an emphasis on significant events and relationships of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. It also challenges the life-histories that often inhibit us in our interactions with others.
Psychoanalytically orientated therapy can help people with a range of issues including depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thinking, moderate to acute mood fluctuation, substance misuse, issues with sexual intimacy, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, cross-cultural issues, grief and loss, and family conflict.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and psychotherapist and provide counseling and medium to longer-term psychotherapy. My approach is psychoanalytically orientated. I am also trained in gestalt therapy and trauma-focused therapy. My practice focuses on the notion of listening deeply to develop a deeper understanding of the person's internal conflicts and emotional difficulties with an emphasis on significant events and relationships of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. It also challenges the life-histories that often inhibit us in our interactions with others.
(02) 4504 0169 View (02) 4504 0169
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Michael Peyton
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
We provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples , delivered by registered psychologists. We can help if you are experiencing: depression; anxiety; excessive stress; loss or grief; problems with conflict; distressing relationships; addictive behaviours; chronic pain; or traumatic memories. We aim to assist our clients not just to recover from mental health difficulties, but to also experience: greater self-acceptance; enhanced well-being; more satisfying relationships; and a more meaningful life.
We provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples , delivered by registered psychologists. We can help if you are experiencing: depression; anxiety; excessive stress; loss or grief; problems with conflict; distressing relationships; addictive behaviours; chronic pain; or traumatic memories. We aim to assist our clients not just to recover from mental health difficulties, but to also experience: greater self-acceptance; enhanced well-being; more satisfying relationships; and a more meaningful life.
(03) 9068 5213 View (03) 9068 5213
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Michael Street
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Although his practice sees equal numbers of men and women, his specialities are men, couples and communication.
Michael came to study psychology as a mature age student, completing his studies part time at Swinburne and Victoria University during the 80’s and 90’s. He believes that coaching, counselling or psychotherapy needs to be tailored to each individual. This has led him to develop skills in a number of different approaches over his twenty years in practice. Growing up in a Victorian country town in the middle of last century he experienced both the State and Catholic school systems before serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy during the Vietnam era.
Although his practice sees equal numbers of men and women, his specialities are men, couples and communication.
Michael came to study psychology as a mature age student, completing his studies part time at Swinburne and Victoria University during the 80’s and 90’s. He believes that coaching, counselling or psychotherapy needs to be tailored to each individual. This has led him to develop skills in a number of different approaches over his twenty years in practice. Growing up in a Victorian country town in the middle of last century he experienced both the State and Catholic school systems before serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy during the Vietnam era.
(03) 6127 5169 View (03) 6127 5169
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Alexandra Scoleri
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Psychotherapy is a profound tool and relationship which can provide psychological relief and growth for everybody. All clients are welcome, including those who might be experiencing acute suffering after a trauma or loss; as well as those who have been experiencing psychological challenges over many years due to chronic relational issues or the long-term effects of adverse experiences.
Psychotherapy is a profound tool and relationship which can provide psychological relief and growth for everybody. All clients are welcome, including those who might be experiencing acute suffering after a trauma or loss; as well as those who have been experiencing psychological challenges over many years due to chronic relational issues or the long-term effects of adverse experiences.
(03) 7003 2708 View (03) 7003 2708

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Couples Counselling

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.