Female Counselling in Kallista, VIC

Photo of Colleen Denise Cahill - Mindfulness Matters, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
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
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Simone Hall
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
(03) 5907 3917 View (03) 5907 3917
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Kate Horne
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
I believe that each time we encounter a challenge or difficulty in life it offers us an opportunity to learn more and inhabit our selves and life more deeply. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and groups in exploring, accessing and tending to the internal and external resources needed to take up such opportunities and to flourish. I will wholeheartedly and collaboratively support you in finding your way through life challenges and towards your goals with warmth and compassion.
I believe that each time we encounter a challenge or difficulty in life it offers us an opportunity to learn more and inhabit our selves and life more deeply. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and groups in exploring, accessing and tending to the internal and external resources needed to take up such opportunities and to flourish. I will wholeheartedly and collaboratively support you in finding your way through life challenges and towards your goals with warmth and compassion.
(03) 8203 5150 View (03) 8203 5150
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Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kallista, VIC 3791
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013
Photo of Lorraine Ann Marsh - Mindheart Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mindheart Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
(03) 5909 9829 View (03) 5909 9829
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Charlotte White
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(03) 8203 5335 View (03) 8203 5335

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Knox Mindfulness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
(03) 5909 9802 View (03) 5909 9802
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Dr Jodie Mechielsen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160  (Online Only)
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
(03) 5910 7511 View (03) 5910 7511
Photo of Michelle Downs, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
(03) 5905 7112 View (03) 5905 7112
Photo of Camila Daniela Camilleri - The Healing Mind Hub, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Olinda, VIC 3788
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
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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
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
Photo of Holly Hudson, MC, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Holly Hudson
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Olinda, VIC 3788
Are you planning a wedding only to discover anxiety is overcoming you? When facing life's pivotal moments such as a wedding or other significant life changes, your ideal outcome is clear: a future adorned with cherished memories and a stronger, more resilient you. You seek guidance and support through these transformations; your desire is to create lasting memories while addressing relationship dynamics and people-pleasing tendencies. You’re lookin support to turn challenges into opportunities for self-discovery and development, finding solutions to relationship issues and mastering the art of setting healthy boundaries.
Are you planning a wedding only to discover anxiety is overcoming you? When facing life's pivotal moments such as a wedding or other significant life changes, your ideal outcome is clear: a future adorned with cherished memories and a stronger, more resilient you. You seek guidance and support through these transformations; your desire is to create lasting memories while addressing relationship dynamics and people-pleasing tendencies. You’re lookin support to turn challenges into opportunities for self-discovery and development, finding solutions to relationship issues and mastering the art of setting healthy boundaries.
(03) 7500 5779 View (03) 7500 5779
Photo of Jeanine L Busch, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
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Anne Gleeson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
(03) 5905 7906 View (03) 5905 7906
Photo of Nicole Withers - Peak Psychology Australia, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Peak Psychology Australia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
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
Photo of Dr Alicia Tanner, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Dr Alicia Tanner
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
(03) 9118 9059 View (03) 9118 9059
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Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
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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Autism Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
(03) 9071 0181 View (03) 9071 0181
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Stefanie Hagger
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
(03) 7003 2921 View (03) 7003 2921
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Danielle Graber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upwey, VIC 3158
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

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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.