Chronic Illness Counselling in Melbourne, VIC

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Natalia Rusnac - People Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Natalia is a Registered Psychologist who works with adolescents and adults with a broad range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem difficulties, chronic illness , persistent pain and sleep issues. She is committed to helping her clients cope with adversity, achieve their goals and thrive. She aims to meet each person with non- judgmental acceptance, creating a safe space where her clients feel at ease to be themselves.
(03) 9111 5388
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Melanie Foulkes
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
As a chronic illness and lived experience counsellor, I know the positive impacts good mental health support can have—because I too have struggled in the past.
Sometimes, things happen in our lives that we can’t control—and it can be really difficult to cope, especially when you’re disabled or live with a mental illness. Sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who “gets it”. Someone who can help you ride the waves of life, and support you with strategies to not only cope, but thrive. I specialise in providing compassionate mental health counselling for disabled people—including those with chronic illness and chronic pain. But I support clients with a variety of concerns.
(07) 4074 9958
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Sophie Boord
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Therapy can benefit anyone from those who are "feeling stuck" or dissatisfied and don't know how to shift things, to people who are facing major challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic illness , trauma or grief and loss. Therapy can be useful for people who want learn more about themselves, engage in personal development or personal growth, develop better communication or relationship skills, explore their creativity or blocks to creativity, explore their identity, their gender or sexuality or develop a better understanding of work and work place challenges. It can be a form of deep soul work or a way to work on a particular.
(03) 6146 1663
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Amanda Grogan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness , chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
(07) 5655 7635
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Isabelle Ruiz
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
I work across a variety of concerns including grief, emotional distress, chronic illness and pain, existential concerns, anxiety, depression and relationship concerns.
Integrative psychotherapy is delivered interpersonally and is well suited for individuals and couples with developmental and/or relational trauma and neglect. I'm warm in my approach and endeavour to create a collaborative and attuned therapeutic relationship, one which prioritises an experience of feeling safe and understood. I hold a strong perspective that psychotherapy has dynamic potential for change and well-being, with this perspective being continually reinforced through my own continued journey, research and training.
(02) 4504 0381
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Bronwyn Bickle
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Bronwyn and I specialize in ethical non-monogamy (ENM) and chronic illness . ENM covers a wide range of non-traditional relationship structures that fall outside of social norms, including open-relationships, polyamory, triads, and swingers; to name a few. Topics often include jealousy, boundary setting, trust, insecurities, attachment and sexual discovery. My work also includes other diverse relationship structures; this includes monogamous relationships that also fall outside of social norm, including kink and BDSM, and couples who sleep/live separately.
(08) 7523 4519
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Elena Manning
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Elena has significant experience helping people recover from traumas, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness and life transitions such as relationship breakdowns, retirement and job loss.
Elena is a registered Psychologist with many years’ experience assisting people manage life stressors and challenges. Elena’s experience stems from years working in various setting to support people struggling with mental health. She utilizes a range of approaches, tailored to meet the individual’s needs, and recognizes that everyone has strengths and capabilities that that can be built on.
(03) 9068 5778
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Creating Wellbeing Melbourne
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae (they/them) and I'm an Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am Non-Binary with a lived experience of Neurodiversity and Chronic Illness . I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I have a pet cat named Mashu, who you might even meet in one of your sessions.
(03) 7302 2943
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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New Self Psychology (Sandra Mulaimovic)
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Melbourne with over 15 years of clinical practice experience working with adults across a variety of settings. My aim is to provide therapy tailored for the unique needs of each and every client and I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key towards a successful outcome. I am passionate about enhancing mental health, no matter what stage of life or challenge one might find themselves in. I have a strong interest in helping women and couples through their IVF journey, providing support with unexplained infertility, as well as support patients and their families going through cancer.
(03) 7003 2884
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Selma Music
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about creating a safe space for people from all walks of life. I see people who may have concerns around anxiety, depression, low motivation, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, physical and/or chronic health conditions that affect mood and functioning. My therapeutic style is typically compassionate, warm, down-to-earth, honest, transparent, respectful, encouraging, and direct. I work collaboratively with clients to tailor evidence-based treatments to their needs, values, and treatment goals. I also take careful consideration of their psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual influences.
(03) 7003 2862
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Transformative Health Coaching
MSc
Transformative Health Coaching has been borne out of my commitment to change the approach to eating, exercise & perception of fitness. I have intentionally stepped away from traditional clinical treatment towards a preventative model of health. I offer my clients a personalised diet and exercise health plan that has been customised based on their unique bio-medical data to get the best outcomes and on-going coaching and counselling support to help overcome any mental/emotional barriers that might stand in the way of their success
(03) 8338 1126
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Telehealth DigiDoc Clinic
Verified
Verified
With additional training in Mental Health Dr Griselda is pleased to help patient dealing with stress, anxiety, mood disorders, Depression and challenging interpersonal relationships for both individual and group supportive counselling.
(07) 3132 1875
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Gaby Browarczyk
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about supporting thriving, connection and personal growth. Utilizing creative, reflective and trauma informed practices together we work to support positive change in life’s most difficult and complex circumstances. Working in the here and now with what emerges in the therapeutic relationship we discover and uncover new awareness's. Some people don't like being in closed rooms and some enjoy connecting to nature ask me about my walk and talk session for grounding and re-energizing, clearing the mind of rumination, improve circulation, practice deep breathing, relieve body tension, regulate moods and decrease anxiety.
(08) 6490 9056
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
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Lisa Abraham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
As your psychologist, I work collaboratively with you to help you pursue a more fulfilling life. That means understanding your needs and therapy preferences and involving you in all decisions about your personalised treatment plan. My compassionate approach means you can trust me to listen without judgement and use evidence-based therapy to help you develop your self-awareness and confidence. The therapies I draw on are strength-based so they emphasise your resilience and resourcefulness in the face of adversity.
(02) 8105 5060
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Kristy Singh
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
(02) 4075 9893
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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RMB Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
The key to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship you and I develop over time. I know that you need to be seen, heard, validated and be able to trust me. To provide both you, and the clinicians at RMB Psychology a safe working environment, RMB Psychology uses trauma-informed care and practice. This model focuses on providing you with a safe space to explore and understand your life. We ask 'What happened to you?' and we bear witness to your story.
(03) 8372 0563
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Not accepting new clients
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Michael Roth
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
I typically support adults experiencing low mood, anxiety, past trauma, chronic pain, other health conditions, relationship difficulties, and sleep problems. I'm also keen to work with anyone seeking therapy as a way to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I have experience working in public hospitals and community mental health settings. In addition to my private practice, I work as a psychologist at the Austin Hospital and Austin Repatriation Hospital. I have completed specialised training in clinical psychology.
(03) 8338 1871
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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SexWit Counselling & Sexology - Zoë Hancock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Verified
Zoë is a qualified Sexologist, Sex & Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist, Mentor & Founder of SexWit. If you want to improve your sex life, relationships, mental health, dating experiences or life in general, SexWit is all for you! We work with you to transform the psychosexual stress or life circumstance that is preventing you from living your best life. Our humanist & person-centred process is tailored to what you need. SexWit offers a safe, sex-positive & empathic service with over 23 years experience. Call us or see our website & the SexWit Counselling & Sexology facebook page for testimonials & full service detail.
(08) 9126 9400
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Olga Rouss - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
I have 19 years’ experience as a clinical psychologist working with clients across a broad range of issues in hospitals, community settings, private practice and primary care. I also like running group sessions and developing therapeutic programs to sustain positive outcomes. My aim is that while working together you feel supported to achieve long-lasting positive change becoming more confident at understanding yourself and other people, managing your emotions and making thought-out well-balanced choices.
(03) 7003 2757
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Siouxsie Venning - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
I am a welcoming, compassionate, innovative Clinical Psychologist who enjoys connecting and working with people to support them to heal, grow and thrive. During my 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist working I have been privileged to develop a wealth of knowledge and experience. I support people with life transitions and skill building to address a wide-ranging array of issues including pain and health-related issues, anxiety, mood disorders, phobias, substance and addiction issues, grief and loss, habit disorders, eating disorders, career, study, confidence, communication and interpersonal issues.
(03) 7003 2658
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Melbourne are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Melbourne then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How do I find psychologists in Melbourne with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Melbourne, or Child Psychologists in Melbourne.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Melbourne psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Melbourne specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.