LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC

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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA + individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with clients across the lifespan, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change, no matter their stage in life. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard.
(03) 7003 2993 
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
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Liam Casey
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice with particular expertise in LGBTQIA + wellbeing. Alongside my focus on LGBTQIA + mental health, I'm interested in working with ​anyone looking to learn skills to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have particular interest and experience working with anxiety disorders, university students, grief (especially following a death by suicide), and unhelpful behavioural patterns (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, people-pleasing).
(03) 7018 1718 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Matthew Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA + folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA + folk with a non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand and process their distress.
(03) 7020 2779 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Coby Liew - Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsychD, AMHSW
Verified
Everyone is on a different journey and we all have our own struggles and stories to tell. I specialised in working with adults, teenagers, and children (6-12y-o) to identify their inner core strengths, maximising their potentials, skills, and abilities to strive for a well-balanced life. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay , and I have experience living in different countries and cultures. My lived experience has filled me with compassion and empathy, and these strengths allow me to connect with individuals on a deeper level regardless of their backgrounds. I speak fluently in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Hakka etc.
(03) 8595 5297 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Ridhima Tandon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
I am a LGBTQIA plus affirmative therapist and work across the adult population with issues related to depression, anxiety, self worth and relationship dynamics. I have an Indian heritage and speak fluent Hindi. Being from a South Asian background and a child of migrants puts me in a position to understand the relational difficulties you might be going through and how to navigate these situations.
(03) 7003 2024 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Michelle Tamara Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Hi, I am Michelle. I am a Registered Counsellor and Narrative Therapist. Some of my areas of interests are: Responding to the effects of trauma, violence, and oppression, Working with LGBTQIA + folks, Navigating non-traditional relationship styles (including non-monogamy, polyamory and relationship anarchy), Relationship concerns (including partnerships, familial relationships and friendships), Processing grief and loss , Spirituality and religion.
 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Kelly Jane Kerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Hello, I’m a queer , white, Internal Family Systems therapist, family violence social worker & meditation facilitator. I have experience working with victim-survivors of family violence, people with chronic mental illness & complex trauma, LGBTQIA & sex worker communities. I can support you through deep emotional distress, feelings of unworthiness & shame, disembodiment & disconnection, trauma (sexual, relational, intergenerational), understanding your sexuality, conscious boundary setting, developing needs-based communication skills & unpacking whiteness/white privilege/white-supremacist thinking.
(03) 8400 0990 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Isabelle Stoner - Somatic Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Accepting NEW Clients - - Isy (she/they) provides integrative counselling with a somatic, body-based focus. Specialising in mental-health aware, queer -affirming and trauma-informed frameworks, Isy’s approach to both counselling and embodiment practices is holistic and relational. Isy's work is informed by attachment theory and polyvagal theory to support client's in feeling more connected, safe and inspired.
(03) 7003 2817 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Miriam Foong
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
I would love to work with clients who would like to grow in self awareness and become more connected to their authentic self. I can partner with you to discover your goals and achieve them. I have a person centred approach with a various number of modalities I can draw from including life coaching, solution focused, strengths based, mindfulness, attachment based therapy, CBT, creative expression and narrative therapy. I am passionate about the LGBTQIA + community, as personally being a part of this community I understand a lot of the challenges that can go along with it and I offer a safe space for clients to be their authentic self.
(02) 7804 4040 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Luminare Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
My name is Apurva Nargundkar, I am the director and principal psychologist at Luminare Psychology. I am passionate about working with adults presenting with a range of issues, particularly with anxiety, LGBTQIA +/gender diversity, women's mental health, Culturally and Linguistically Diversity (CALD) issues, and intersectional experiences (i.e. those who are part of the LGBTQIA + community while navigating cultural or religious pressure). I offer a safe space for my clients to explore their issues without judgement.
(03) 7003 2729 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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David Hilton Demmer
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Dave works with the LGBTQIA + community. Dave has a particularly interest in issues related to trauma, attachment, self-worth/self-esteem, substance-related issues, and relationship problems. Dave's main approaches are Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He is also trained in couples therapy and has a diploma of clinical hypnosis. Dave is also available for WPATH assessments for individuals who may require this as part of their gender affirmation/transition process.
(03) 8797 2169 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Creating Wellbeing Melbourne
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae and I am Non-Binary (they/them) 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. When working therapeutically, I use a person-centred and strengths-based approach to assist individuals to access their internal resources and build their resilience.
(03) 7302 2943 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Lee Cubis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years working in the health and disability sectors (as a support worker, assistant in nursing and Psychologist). I have a special interest in working with adults with disability including acquired brain injury, intellectual disability, ASD, neuro-degenerative disease etc. I also have experience working with couples and families where one or more individuals has disability. Additionally, I have an interest in working with people from LGBTQIA + populations and work with adults from all populations to manage anxiety disorders using effective and evidence based interventions.
(03) 6316 1110 
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
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Louis Spence
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA + people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
(02) 4504 0330 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Tamara Caswell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
I support individuals and couples to navigate the unique challenges faced by those wanting to explore different relationship styles other than the socially accepted heterosexual monogamous relationship, such as Kink, BDSM, swinging, consensual nonmonogamy, or polyamory, especially those in mixed-orientation and queer relationships.
We are constantly evolving and can find ourselves facing difficult challenges, often influenced by family, social and cultural conditioning, religious and gender-based beliefs, roles, and biases. We might want to break free from this conditioning and constraints, this can be difficult to understand within ourselves, our relationships, and our families. We might realise that our sexual, relationship, and gender identities and preferences may be different from societal expectations, so we struggle internally to accept who we are and are then unable to live authentically. We might need support from someone to navigate these changes.
(03) 7302 8903 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Staghorn Sexology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
We provide counselling specialising in the following areas: -psychosexual therapy for sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, performance anxieties, ejaculatory disorders, painful sex and mismatched/low libido; - relationship counselling; - individual counselling especially around gender/sexual orientation issues and anxiety/depression. We have special interest in men's health, ageing sexuality, sexual function after cancer diagnosis/treatment, infidelity, and gay / lesbian / queer relationships including consensual non-monogamy.
(02) 4063 1410 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Dr Mike van Dijkhuizen
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
I work with anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, trauma, relationships and sexuality. I self-identify as a gay man and enjoy working with the LGBTQ + community. I only work by Telehealth. My approach to therapy is mainly based on a model called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which focuses on learning to let go of unhelpful thoughts, being present with difficult emotions and connecting to your values; the things that really matter to you.
 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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SexWit Counselling & Sexology - Zoë Hancock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Zoë uses an integrative intuitive evidenced based approach (psychodynamic/psychosexual/ gestalt/somatic et al) for all sexual health, mental health, relationship, individual, NDIS & queer needs.
Zoë is a sexologist, sex & relationship therapist, psychotherapist, social worker, mentor & founder of SexWit with 23 yrs experience. 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 your desired wants & needs. SexWit offers a safe, sex-positive & empathic service. See our website & the SexWit Counselling & Sexology facebook page for testimonials & more service detail.
(08) 9126 9400 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
I work with the LGBTQ + community, creatives, and deep thinkers + feelers.
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... While I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, I'm currently focusing on working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874 
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
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Isabelle Ruiz
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
My services are available for couples, adults of all ages, teenagers of 16 years and are suitable for queer people.
Integrative psychotherapy is delivered interpersonally and is well suited for individuals 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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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Melbourne. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.