LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC

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Lux Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
The work I do is informed by queer and feminist theory, as well as anti-oppression frameworks.
As a dedicated sex and relationship therapist, I am passionate about fostering healthy and fulfilling connections between individuals and within relationships. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I strive to create a supportive space where clients can explore their concerns, desires, and challenges regarding intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. Ultimately, my goal is to help clients navigate the complexities of intimacy and relationships with confidence, resilience, and a renewed sense of connection and fulfillment. I have advanced training in working with LGBTQ+, kink, and non-monogamous communities.
The work I do is informed by queer and feminist theory, as well as anti-oppression frameworks.
As a dedicated sex and relationship therapist, I am passionate about fostering healthy and fulfilling connections between individuals and within relationships. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I strive to create a supportive space where clients can explore their concerns, desires, and challenges regarding intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. Ultimately, my goal is to help clients navigate the complexities of intimacy and relationships with confidence, resilience, and a renewed sense of connection and fulfillment. I have advanced training in working with LGBTQ+, kink, and non-monogamous communities.
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Talha (Tal) Iqbal
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I bring lived experience as a queer person of colour with a migrant background.
Looking for a counsellor or seeking help can be a very vulnerable time. My practice is informed by my own journey of healing and recovery. I focus on creating safety and trust, to be able to hold a healing space for you. If you’re interested in working together, I offer a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge so we can have a chat and see if I am the right fit for you.
I bring lived experience as a queer person of colour with a migrant background.
Looking for a counsellor or seeking help can be a very vulnerable time. My practice is informed by my own journey of healing and recovery. I focus on creating safety and trust, to be able to hold a healing space for you. If you’re interested in working together, I offer a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge so we can have a chat and see if I am the right fit for you.
(03) 7500 5900 View (03) 7500 5900
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Sex and Relationship Therapist | Mim Kempson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
(08) 7079 5667 View (08) 7079 5667
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Kendall Buckley
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
As a queer sexologist with a clinical nursing background, I provide personalized and evidence-based care.
Hi there! If you're seeking a supportive and inclusive space to explore your sexual health and relationships, I'm here for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples, especially from the LGBTQIA+ community, with diverse needs. Whether it's sexual dysfunction, identity questions, or healing from trauma, my empathetic approach aims to empower you on your journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.
As a queer sexologist with a clinical nursing background, I provide personalized and evidence-based care.
Hi there! If you're seeking a supportive and inclusive space to explore your sexual health and relationships, I'm here for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples, especially from the LGBTQIA+ community, with diverse needs. Whether it's sexual dysfunction, identity questions, or healing from trauma, my empathetic approach aims to empower you on your journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.
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Niamh Connellan
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
As a non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, and fat therapist, my lived experience allows me to understand the wider systemic impacts on each of our mental health and relationships.
I provide specialised counselling support to people with diverse experiences, including neurodivergence, gender, race, sexuality, disability, and fatness. My work centres anti-oppressive practices and values. I prioritise lived experience values and draw on my own journey and the journeys of others in my work.
As a non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, and fat therapist, my lived experience allows me to understand the wider systemic impacts on each of our mental health and relationships.
I provide specialised counselling support to people with diverse experiences, including neurodivergence, gender, race, sexuality, disability, and fatness. My work centres anti-oppressive practices and values. I prioritise lived experience values and draw on my own journey and the journeys of others in my work.
(03) 9626 9520 View (03) 9626 9520
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Suzanne Hall
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Also, if you're trans, queer or more generally part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you're in good hands here.
Hey, I'm Suzanne. I know that reaching out for that first appointment can feel daunting, and finding the right fit in a psych can be tricky. So let me make it a bit easier for you, by sharing a bit about me, and the kind of experience you can expect if you see me. When I sit down with someone, I make it a point to create a judgment-free zone. It's all about acceptance and genuine care. I want you to feel like you can open up about those deeply personal thoughts and feelings that maybe you've never shared before. I want you to feel truly heard and seen.
Also, if you're trans, queer or more generally part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you're in good hands here.
Hey, I'm Suzanne. I know that reaching out for that first appointment can feel daunting, and finding the right fit in a psych can be tricky. So let me make it a bit easier for you, by sharing a bit about me, and the kind of experience you can expect if you see me. When I sit down with someone, I make it a point to create a judgment-free zone. It's all about acceptance and genuine care. I want you to feel like you can open up about those deeply personal thoughts and feelings that maybe you've never shared before. I want you to feel truly heard and seen.
(03) 8771 5815 View (03) 8771 5815
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Vanessa Katherine Bowen
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to assist clients to explore their strengths and resources and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing grief and loss to validate their experience and work at their own pace to move through their grief. I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and my practice is a safe space for people of all sexualities and genders. I am supportive of non-traditional relationships. I value empathy, autonomy, non-judgement, compassion and respect and aim to embody these values through my practice.
I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to assist clients to explore their strengths and resources and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing grief and loss to validate their experience and work at their own pace to move through their grief. I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and my practice is a safe space for people of all sexualities and genders. I am supportive of non-traditional relationships. I value empathy, autonomy, non-judgement, compassion and respect and aim to embody these values through my practice.
(03) 4328 2766 View (03) 4328 2766
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Luminare Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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.
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 View (03) 7003 2729
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David Hilton Demmer
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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.
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 View (03) 8797 2169
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Anchored Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
These realms—Religious Trauma/Deconstruction, and The LGBTQIA+ Community, —are my areas of expertise and passion in therapy.
Are you facing a crisis of faith from a religious upbringing or abuse in your spiritual community? Perhaps you were raised in a religious household, and you're still unraveling the lingering effects. Struggling with the impact of purity culture? Healing from religious trauma or deconstructing takes time, commitment, and self-compassion, but healing is possible! In the LGBTQIA+ community too? I get it. I provide a safe and affirming space for exploring your spirituality, sexuality and gender, on your terms.
These realms—Religious Trauma/Deconstruction, and The LGBTQIA+ Community, —are my areas of expertise and passion in therapy.
Are you facing a crisis of faith from a religious upbringing or abuse in your spiritual community? Perhaps you were raised in a religious household, and you're still unraveling the lingering effects. Struggling with the impact of purity culture? Healing from religious trauma or deconstructing takes time, commitment, and self-compassion, but healing is possible! In the LGBTQIA+ community too? I get it. I provide a safe and affirming space for exploring your spirituality, sexuality and gender, on your terms.
(02) 3820 3213 View (02) 3820 3213
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Creating Wellbeing Melbourne
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae (they/them) and I'm an Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am Non-Binary and Neurodivergent with a lived experience of Chronic Illness. I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I also have a sensory garden outside the studio.
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae (they/them) and I'm an Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am Non-Binary and Neurodivergent with a lived experience of Chronic Illness. I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I also have a sensory garden outside the studio.
(03) 7302 2943 View (03) 7302 2943
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I work with young adults, queer folks (incl late bloomers) creatives, sex workers, fat hunnies, poly peeps, neurospicy friends 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... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
I work with young adults, queer folks (incl late bloomers) creatives, sex workers, fat hunnies, poly peeps, neurospicy friends 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... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874 View (02) 8074 5874
Photo of undefined - Nat Lysenko EMDR Therapist, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Nat Lysenko EMDR Therapist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
In addition to clinical work, I have a background in research and advocacy in improving mental health services for trans and gender diverse people.
Hi, I'm Nat, a Registered Psychologist working in Melbourne with a focus on EMDR and Schema Therapy. My approach is warm and collaborative and I enjoy working with people to tackle a range of concerns. I have experience assessing and treating anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD from traffic or other single incident accidents, phobias, and generalised anxiety disorder), depression, chronic stress/burnout, complex trauma and BPD. I value ongoing professional development and follow current research on what works in therapy.
In addition to clinical work, I have a background in research and advocacy in improving mental health services for trans and gender diverse people.
Hi, I'm Nat, a Registered Psychologist working in Melbourne with a focus on EMDR and Schema Therapy. My approach is warm and collaborative and I enjoy working with people to tackle a range of concerns. I have experience assessing and treating anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD from traffic or other single incident accidents, phobias, and generalised anxiety disorder), depression, chronic stress/burnout, complex trauma and BPD. I value ongoing professional development and follow current research on what works in therapy.
(03) 7003 2946 View (03) 7003 2946
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Nelly Uhlenkott
Psychotherapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I welcome LGBTQIA+ and SW clients.
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
I welcome LGBTQIA+ and SW clients.
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
(03) 8595 5018 View (03) 8595 5018
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Sophie Manente
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I identify as queer, a proud AuDHDer, and a complex trauma survivor.
I work with my clients in a human, down to earth way. I see us as two people working together to find what will make things better for you. We'll look at more than just your symptoms; we'll look at your life experiences, your family & ancestral history, societal & environmental systems around you, and how your body is responding to all of this. I tend to work deeply and do more than just teach you strategies. I am interested in getting to the root cause of things, because I believe that is where we find liberation and self-compassion.
I identify as queer, a proud AuDHDer, and a complex trauma survivor.
I work with my clients in a human, down to earth way. I see us as two people working together to find what will make things better for you. We'll look at more than just your symptoms; we'll look at your life experiences, your family & ancestral history, societal & environmental systems around you, and how your body is responding to all of this. I tend to work deeply and do more than just teach you strategies. I am interested in getting to the root cause of things, because I believe that is where we find liberation and self-compassion.
(03) 4505 2412 View (03) 4505 2412
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MoonGrove Counselling - Tamara
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I support individuals and partners to navigate the unique challenges faced by those wanting to explore relationship styles other than the socially accepted heterosexual monogamous relationship, such as Kink, BDSM, swinging, multi-partner relationships, or polyamory, especially those in mixed-orientation and queer relationships.
We are all constantly evolving and this can present difficult challenges, often impacted by family, social and cultural conditioning, religious and gender-based beliefs, roles, and biases. You might want to challenge this conditioning and these constraints. Understanding this within ourself, our relationships, and our families can be complex. You might realise that your sexual, relationship, and gender identities and preferences may be different from societal expectations, so you may struggle internally to accept who you are and your ability to live authentically. We need safe and appropriate support to navigate these changes.
I support individuals and partners to navigate the unique challenges faced by those wanting to explore relationship styles other than the socially accepted heterosexual monogamous relationship, such as Kink, BDSM, swinging, multi-partner relationships, or polyamory, especially those in mixed-orientation and queer relationships.
We are all constantly evolving and this can present difficult challenges, often impacted by family, social and cultural conditioning, religious and gender-based beliefs, roles, and biases. You might want to challenge this conditioning and these constraints. Understanding this within ourself, our relationships, and our families can be complex. You might realise that your sexual, relationship, and gender identities and preferences may be different from societal expectations, so you may struggle internally to accept who you are and your ability to live authentically. We need safe and appropriate support to navigate these changes.
(03) 7302 8903 View (03) 7302 8903
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Veronica Gomez
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
On a personal note, Veronica is a Queer, Neurodiverse Latinx mum of two and have first-hand experience of the challenges and superpowers that come with being Queer and Neurospicey! Reach out to our team and lets start the process to positive therapy journey.
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
On a personal note, Veronica is a Queer, Neurodiverse Latinx mum of two and have first-hand experience of the challenges and superpowers that come with being Queer and Neurospicey! Reach out to our team and lets start the process to positive therapy journey.
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
(02) 9100 0832 View (02) 9100 0832
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Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
My primary focus lies in fostering a safe therapeutic environment that is inclusive and affirming, especially for LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
My primary focus lies in fostering a safe therapeutic environment that is inclusive and affirming, especially for LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
(02) 9100 0147 View (02) 9100 0147
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Louis Spence
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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.
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 View (02) 4504 0330
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HMHK Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am committed to prioritising access to supports for LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities. I holds qualifications as a registered psychologist endorsed in Clinical Psychology and Educational and Developmental Psychology. My practise reflects not just professional expertise, but lived experience in understanding of the challenges faced by marginalized communities. I provide support to trans and gender diverse young people and their families.
I am committed to prioritising access to supports for LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities. I holds qualifications as a registered psychologist endorsed in Clinical Psychology and Educational and Developmental Psychology. My practise reflects not just professional expertise, but lived experience in understanding of the challenges faced by marginalized communities. I provide support to trans and gender diverse young people and their families.
(02) 4708 9672 View (02) 4708 9672

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