Sexual Abuse Counselling in Essendon, VIC

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Jo Lockart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Safe and compassionate therapy for women and girls 16 and over. As women, we experience unique challenges related to gender, like - discrimination, sexual assault , abuse, domestic violence and hormonal life transitions. And these life experiences can have a significant impact on your mental health and wellbeing. I believe, given the right environment and opportunities, we can all live a rich and meaningful life. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, so I promise to meet you where you are - gently and mindfully.
(03) 9068 6218 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Tigist Kebede
MA
Tigist Kebede is Naarm (Melbourne) based Black Counsellor, who employs trauma informed, decolonizing and intersectional frameworks into her practice and advocacy. She specificalised in working with adults with particular interest in culturally responsive clinical practice. Tigist has experience working forensic, non-profit and health sector. She has a history with working with racial trauma, sexual assault , family violence and refugee trauma.
(03) 9001 5665 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Sync & Rhythm Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
My work is built upon over six years of experience and thousands of client interactions around the country, across the public, private and non-for-profit sector. I work with young adults, adults, and older adults, presenting with a range of mental health issues including trauma, anxiety and mood related disorders, identity and existential issues, vocational uncertainty, grief and loss, personality disorders, and anger management issues.
(03) 8338 4897 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Vanessa Staub Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
I am a Psychologist with over 20 Years experience treating a wide range of mental health issues. I help my clients develop a holistic mind-body approach to improve their mental heath & develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. I take the time to listen & get to know you, to hear your story & what has lead you to access counselling. I work collaboratively with you to help you understand your symptoms, their causes & maintaining factors, & develop a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. I also continue to support you with a recovery and relapse prevention plan once you are feeling well.
(03) 8338 1083 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Chantal Santacaterina
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Chantal is a warm, empathic and open-minded Psychologist who has worked with clients from a variety of cultures, particularly in European and Middle Eastern cultures. Her strength is her ability to engage with people in a non-judgemental manner, and to create a safe environment that will foster a collaborative and integrative relationship with her clients. She assists clients in identifying and exploring issues that are contributing to their presenting symptomatology.
(03) 8338 1039 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Ilia Ghanizadeh
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
I am a calm, compassionate, warm, friendly and open-minded psychologist. I have excellent communication skills and provide my clients with an accepting, sympathetic and comfortable atmosphere to share their concerns. Being bilingual (English & Farsi) i am familiar with various cultures, particularly Eastern cultures. I have had unique and remarkable life experiences as an immigrant and a victim of domestic violence, i eventually overcame all my life challenges now i am a stronger woman who is ready to share my psychological knowledge and life experiences with my clients.
(03) 8338 4904 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Mariana G. Ferraz Dos Santos
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Mariana is a passionate, open-minded and empathetic provisional psychologist who enjoys listening to clients' life stories and being part of their difficult times, providing them with the support they need to overcome challenges. Relying on talk therapy and deep reflection techniques, she will help clients to bring thoughts, feelings and experiences to the surface under different perspectives. She believes that a holistic approach can lead to surprising results and enjoys participating in this trajectory of achievement with her clients. Mariana is bilingual (English & Portuguese) and is familiar with different cultures.
(03) 8338 1034 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Germaine Gergis
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Dr Germaine Gergis, is a board-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, Supervisor and Lecturer with many years' experience in delivering high quality assessments and treatment to infants, children, adolescents and adults, and their families. Germaine has worked across private and public sectors helping those who have presented with a diverse range of mental health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has extensive experience in working with mood & anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma-related disorders and personality disorders. Speciality roles include infant mental health & autism spectrum disorders, including providing second opinions.
(03) 8338 4854 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Elizabeth Terziovski
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Liz has a broad range of clinical interests including working with clients who experience mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma related emotional difficulties, self-esteem issues, loss and grief and anger issues.
(03) 9007 0684 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Livia Cremona-Bellizia
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Livia is a clinical psychologist and has a range of experience working with patients with varying difficulties and diverse backgrounds. She has a specific interest in perinatal mental health, depression, anxiety and trauma. She is passionate about practicing as a psychologist and using her skills to best meet the needs of her patients and nurturing their mental health and well-being.
(03) 9069 9744 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Julie Paschke
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Appointments available within 2 - 3 weeks NO Waitlist!
(03) 8104 9973 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Kayla Cutajar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kayla is a Registered Psychologist experienced in working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, and parenting issues. Kayla enjoys helping people understand themselves and their environments better and to feel more empowered in their lives. She finds joy in seeing clients feel more comfortable in themselves and in their relationships. Clients who work with Kayla receive an integrated approach to therapeutic care tailored to their needs and interests.
(03) 8104 9965 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Ashtyn Vella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Ashtyn is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor. Ashtyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Diploma in counselling majoring in Abuse counselling, child development and effective parenting. Ashtyn’s current roles include Counselling Team Leader and Family Violence Lead, Co-facilitator Men’s Behaviour Change program and counsellor/advocate for CASA House. Ashtyn has been working with individuals across the lifespan for 10 years.
(03) 7302 2919 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Stephanie Ruberto
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Stephanie is a registered clinical psychologist who specialises in working with adolescents and adults with emotional difficulties. Her therapeutic focus is to create a safe space to allow people to think about their emotional experience as well as better understand themselves and reasons that they might feel lost, unfulfilled, anxious or unhappy. She works with people with chronic emptiness, overwhelming emotions or emotional instability. Furthermore, she has an interest in people who have had a sibling or parent with a chronic health issue or disability, perfectionistic traits, procrastination as well as trauma and grief and loss.
(03) 8338 4782 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Jessie Jasnam Narula
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Change is never easy, and neither is it easy to be stuck in the patterns that are keeping you from achieving the life you want for yourself. Whether you are struggling with a mental health condition and want to live symptom free or you are trying to achieve a life with more confidence to pursue your dreams, it starts with realising the need for a change. It requires bravery and strength to create those changes. Having a supportive, empathetic and knowledgeable, professional by your side can make the process more manageable and less isolating. It is important to find a professional who can understand your unique perspective.
(08) 9126 9141 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Vesna Newman-Morris
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
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 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Phillip Tchernegovski
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
I work with adults to support them with a range of issues relating to identity, mood, anxiety, emotional regulation and interpersonal issues. Using a developmental focus, I work with people to consider how challenges have developed and where they want to be in the future. A key part of my practice is affirming people's identities, whether this relates to neurodiversity, gender, sexuality, relationship types, race and/or other factors. This ensures that we build towards goals that are determined by the person and align with who they are.
(03) 7003 2806 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Avrille Burrows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Avrille provides a space of confidentiality and safety to those who have experienced adverse events in their life such as abuse, family violence, and racism. She understands how these can impact our relationships, confidence, and the effect it can have on our physical body with symptoms such as headaches, anger, depression, anxiety and stress. Avrille also works with many parents who are navigating parenthood and trying make positive changes for their children. As a migrant and woman of colour, Avrille understands the impact of power, privilege and oppression and provides a space to unpack the complexities that come with this.
(03) 7003 2742 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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D & M Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Stan is a registered clinical psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and membership of the Australian Psychological Society. He has 12 years of training and experience and can speak in both Greek and English languages. He also has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples
0459 620 148 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Sarah Brooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Sarah is a Mental Health Social Worker and Sensorimotor Art Therapist, with additional training in Hakomi (mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Narrative Therapy.
(03) 9068 6031 
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Essendon, VIC 3040
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Sexual Abuse Counsellors
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behaviour includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a counsellor that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Essendon or for Essendon sexual abuse counselling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse counsellors, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse therapists. Counsellors can help with child abuse in Essendon and sexual violence in Essendon. An Essendon counsellor can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.