LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC

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Carolyn A Rogers
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I utilise a Biopsychosocial non-medicalised therapy approach working with Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Pan, Gender Diverse, Trans & Non-Binary individuals on a range of unique concerns that may impact negatively on life: Minority Stress - including concealing identity; internalised queer negativity; family rejection.
Are you looking for a Queer Informed Counsellor? Holistic, non-medicalising? Someone who 'just gets it'? Where you can be your authentic Self when you feel comfortable & safe? Someone with a unique understanding the impacts of living in a cisgender hetero normative society can have on the mental wellbeing of LGBTQA+ individuals & our communities. I offer a queer informed, person centred, strengths based therapy approach working exclusively with LGBTQA+ individuals 25 plus & those exploring or concealing their authentic gender & sexuality. Fully online with appointments available Saturdays.
I utilise a Biopsychosocial non-medicalised therapy approach working with Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Pan, Gender Diverse, Trans & Non-Binary individuals on a range of unique concerns that may impact negatively on life: Minority Stress - including concealing identity; internalised queer negativity; family rejection.
Are you looking for a Queer Informed Counsellor? Holistic, non-medicalising? Someone who 'just gets it'? Where you can be your authentic Self when you feel comfortable & safe? Someone with a unique understanding the impacts of living in a cisgender hetero normative society can have on the mental wellbeing of LGBTQA+ individuals & our communities. I offer a queer informed, person centred, strengths based therapy approach working exclusively with LGBTQA+ individuals 25 plus & those exploring or concealing their authentic gender & sexuality. Fully online with appointments available Saturdays.
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Kodi Duruchukwu
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
As a provisional psychologist dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, I am driven by a profound passion for providing affirming care and support to individuals navigating the complexities of their identities and experiences. My name is Kodi, and I proudly identify as a queer woman, which not only informs my professional endeavours but also fuels my commitment to fostering healing and empowerment within the queer community.My journey into the realm of psychology was deeply influenced by my own lived experiences as a person who is a QBIPOC.
As a provisional psychologist dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, I am driven by a profound passion for providing affirming care and support to individuals navigating the complexities of their identities and experiences. My name is Kodi, and I proudly identify as a queer woman, which not only informs my professional endeavours but also fuels my commitment to fostering healing and empowerment within the queer community.My journey into the realm of psychology was deeply influenced by my own lived experiences as a person who is a QBIPOC.
(02) 9159 6657 View (02) 9159 6657
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Grow Gently Couselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I have a Social Work background with experience in consultation services, child protection, family intervention, clinical mental health services, systems work, senior leadership and management. I am originally from Turrbal and Jagera country but have called Naarm home since mid-2022. My mob are Mununjali, and I am a proud Aboriginal person. I identify as queer and as a proud ADHDer. I appreciate the opportunity to work alongside the LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse communities and am committed to providing queer-affirming and neurodiversity-affirming practices that are trauma-informed and safe.
I have a Social Work background with experience in consultation services, child protection, family intervention, clinical mental health services, systems work, senior leadership and management. I am originally from Turrbal and Jagera country but have called Naarm home since mid-2022. My mob are Mununjali, and I am a proud Aboriginal person. I identify as queer and as a proud ADHDer. I appreciate the opportunity to work alongside the LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse communities and am committed to providing queer-affirming and neurodiversity-affirming practices that are trauma-informed and safe.
(03) 7003 2995 View (03) 7003 2995
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Dettie Onus Browne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Hello, I’m Dettie, a white, non-binary queer and trans person living on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I’m a qualified social worker and therapist, providing counselling for individuals, couples, and families. I have an invested interest in working with neurodivergent people, LGBTIQA+ people and their families, survivors of conversion and suppression practices, people who have used violence in relationships and people who experience complex and/or relational trauma. I work with people of all genders, sexualities, religions/faiths and cultures.
Hello, I’m Dettie, a white, non-binary queer and trans person living on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I’m a qualified social worker and therapist, providing counselling for individuals, couples, and families. I have an invested interest in working with neurodivergent people, LGBTIQA+ people and their families, survivors of conversion and suppression practices, people who have used violence in relationships and people who experience complex and/or relational trauma. I work with people of all genders, sexualities, religions/faiths and cultures.
(03) 7302 2732 View (03) 7302 2732
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Rhi Gibson Trauma Informed Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Hi, I'm Rhi (they/them) an accredited social worker and therapist. As a queer, non-binary person I am dedicated to working alongside LGBTQA+ young people and adults. I am a gender and neurodivergent affirming practitioner that specialises in mental health, relationships, addictions, disability, experiences of violence, and professional supervision. I have 24+ years experience in working alongside people from a range of diverse backgrounds. I am also the founder of a trauma informed martial arts school. I provide compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental counselling, using a range of therapeutic modalities.
Hi, I'm Rhi (they/them) an accredited social worker and therapist. As a queer, non-binary person I am dedicated to working alongside LGBTQA+ young people and adults. I am a gender and neurodivergent affirming practitioner that specialises in mental health, relationships, addictions, disability, experiences of violence, and professional supervision. I have 24+ years experience in working alongside people from a range of diverse backgrounds. I am also the founder of a trauma informed martial arts school. I provide compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental counselling, using a range of therapeutic modalities.
(07) 3132 1774 View (07) 3132 1774
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Staghorn Sexology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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.
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 View (02) 4063 1410
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Pip (Hannah) Fell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004  (Online Only)
It is my commitment to provide an all-encompassing practice, including providing psychological treatment to those in the LGBTQIA+ community, and people from all socioeconomic, religious and cultural backgrounds.
My name is Pip (Hannah) Fell and I am a registered counselling psychologist. I have worked extensively in private practice, community health, trauma rehabilitation services and fertility services around Melbourne since 2015. I have experience working with people who encounter a broad range of mental health issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, trauma, identity matters, fertility concerns, and personality disorders.
It is my commitment to provide an all-encompassing practice, including providing psychological treatment to those in the LGBTQIA+ community, and people from all socioeconomic, religious and cultural backgrounds.
My name is Pip (Hannah) Fell and I am a registered counselling psychologist. I have worked extensively in private practice, community health, trauma rehabilitation services and fertility services around Melbourne since 2015. I have experience working with people who encounter a broad range of mental health issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, trauma, identity matters, fertility concerns, and personality disorders.
(03) 7003 2442 View (03) 7003 2442
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Ari Dunphy (Trans Wellbeing)
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Gender-Focused Therapeutic Coaching for transgender, nonbinary and gender questioning people, and their parents. If you are struggling in any way with your gender identity, dysphoria, decisions about gender affirmation or your feelings about your future as a trans person, we can work together to accelerate your proactive movement towards a meaningful, enjoyable trans life.
Gender-Focused Therapeutic Coaching for transgender, nonbinary and gender questioning people, and their parents. If you are struggling in any way with your gender identity, dysphoria, decisions about gender affirmation or your feelings about your future as a trans person, we can work together to accelerate your proactive movement towards a meaningful, enjoyable trans life.
(03) 7003 2710 View (03) 7003 2710
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Manisha Abraham
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Manisha (she/they) is a queer Sri Lankan, Fijian-Indian woman who was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. Raised in a bicultural haven, Manisha champions the belief that what's good for Māori is beneficial for all, a guiding principle intricately woven into her life and therapeutic practice. Driven by a heartfelt commitment to decolonising therapy, Manisha envisions a therapeutic space where each client thrives individually and collectively. As a person-centred narrative therapist, her journey involves a constant dance of unlearning and relearning within a decolonised framework.
Manisha (she/they) is a queer Sri Lankan, Fijian-Indian woman who was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. Raised in a bicultural haven, Manisha champions the belief that what's good for Māori is beneficial for all, a guiding principle intricately woven into her life and therapeutic practice. Driven by a heartfelt commitment to decolonising therapy, Manisha envisions a therapeutic space where each client thrives individually and collectively. As a person-centred narrative therapist, her journey involves a constant dance of unlearning and relearning within a decolonised framework.
(03) 7003 2416 View (03) 7003 2416
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Thrive within Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I have been working as a Integrative Psychotherapist since 2013 and specialize in working with people with Borderline Personality Disorder, LGBTIQ and Trans Health, Depression, Anxiety, Gender and identity issues.
A client would attend the clinic to address their presenting concerns, without the fear of judgement, stigma or shame. A client might be feeling lost, hopeless or worthless and feeling the need to get some assistance with their mood and negative thoughts.
I have been working as a Integrative Psychotherapist since 2013 and specialize in working with people with Borderline Personality Disorder, LGBTIQ and Trans Health, Depression, Anxiety, Gender and identity issues.
A client would attend the clinic to address their presenting concerns, without the fear of judgement, stigma or shame. A client might be feeling lost, hopeless or worthless and feeling the need to get some assistance with their mood and negative thoughts.
(08) 7111 3964 View (08) 7111 3964
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Laura Kemppainen
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a psychologist and supervisor with a warm, collaborative approach and experience working with a range of concerns. I have special interests in working with anxiety & depression, eating disorders & body-image, trauma and family issues, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as working with women on alcohol use. I work with each person individually to identify meaningful and relevant goals and have a holistic and trauma-informed approach. With children & adolescents I work from a developmental framework incorporating play and collaboration with work with parents. I also provide supervision for other therapists.
I am a psychologist and supervisor with a warm, collaborative approach and experience working with a range of concerns. I have special interests in working with anxiety & depression, eating disorders & body-image, trauma and family issues, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as working with women on alcohol use. I work with each person individually to identify meaningful and relevant goals and have a holistic and trauma-informed approach. With children & adolescents I work from a developmental framework incorporating play and collaboration with work with parents. I also provide supervision for other therapists.
(03) 9020 4507 View (03) 9020 4507
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David Berlinski
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I also work with LGBTQIA+ related concerns, work-related stress, parenting challenges as well as difficulties with self-esteem and assertiveness.
Hi, I'm David, my approach is to be a warm and caring psychologist who will work collaboratively with you to create a safe and trusting relationship where your challenges will be explored with sensitivity and honesty. My therapeutic style is compassionate & non-judgmental, with the aim of helping you to connect with your emotions to better develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that while pain is inevitable in life, suffering does not need to be.
I also work with LGBTQIA+ related concerns, work-related stress, parenting challenges as well as difficulties with self-esteem and assertiveness.
Hi, I'm David, my approach is to be a warm and caring psychologist who will work collaboratively with you to create a safe and trusting relationship where your challenges will be explored with sensitivity and honesty. My therapeutic style is compassionate & non-judgmental, with the aim of helping you to connect with your emotions to better develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that while pain is inevitable in life, suffering does not need to be.
(03) 7500 5830 View (03) 7500 5830
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Inner Worlds Arts Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Please reach out via email. Hello! I'm Lauren (she/they) and I am an Arts Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in the Outer Eastern suburbs of Naarm (Melbourne). I have lived experience of being neurodivergent (AuDHD) and I am currently exploring my own queer identity. I am passionate about neuro-affirming care and psychoeducation around neurodivergence, and holistic care for youth, women and queer folk living with disability and trauma. I am a mum to one human teen and one elderly Siamese cat. I am an established artist who dabbles in art journaling, mixed media art, photography, dance and movement and more.
Please reach out via email. Hello! I'm Lauren (she/they) and I am an Arts Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in the Outer Eastern suburbs of Naarm (Melbourne). I have lived experience of being neurodivergent (AuDHD) and I am currently exploring my own queer identity. I am passionate about neuro-affirming care and psychoeducation around neurodivergence, and holistic care for youth, women and queer folk living with disability and trauma. I am a mum to one human teen and one elderly Siamese cat. I am an established artist who dabbles in art journaling, mixed media art, photography, dance and movement and more.
(03) 8771 5199 View (03) 8771 5199
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Insession Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I'm Sanduni, a psychologist and South Asian Woman of Colour with over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector. I started Insession Counselling to provide therapy to people from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Navigating my own experiences of marginalisation and intersectionality as a queer Sri-Lankan woman has allowed me to truly understand how culture, gender and sexuality shape so much of who we are and how we experience relationships. I combine this lived experience with evidence-based psychological interventions so that the therapy you receive is tailored specifically to you.
I'm Sanduni, a psychologist and South Asian Woman of Colour with over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector. I started Insession Counselling to provide therapy to people from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Navigating my own experiences of marginalisation and intersectionality as a queer Sri-Lankan woman has allowed me to truly understand how culture, gender and sexuality shape so much of who we are and how we experience relationships. I combine this lived experience with evidence-based psychological interventions so that the therapy you receive is tailored specifically to you.
(03) 9034 9641 View (03) 9034 9641
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Kat Maguire
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Kat is LGBTQIA+ friendly, sex+, neurodivergent affirming.
Kat (she/her) is a clinically registered psychotherapist specialising in trauma-informed individual therapy for adults and older teens. Approaching her clients with a focus on understanding rather than labelling or diagnosing, Kat believes in delving into each individual's unique story with a nonjudgmental curiosity. With a distinctive mix of humour and warmth, she establishes a secure environment for clients to explore their inner and outer worlds with vulnerability.
Kat is LGBTQIA+ friendly, sex+, neurodivergent affirming.
Kat (she/her) is a clinically registered psychotherapist specialising in trauma-informed individual therapy for adults and older teens. Approaching her clients with a focus on understanding rather than labelling or diagnosing, Kat believes in delving into each individual's unique story with a nonjudgmental curiosity. With a distinctive mix of humour and warmth, she establishes a secure environment for clients to explore their inner and outer worlds with vulnerability.
(03) 7003 2952 View (03) 7003 2952
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Susie Kim
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I am a sex-worker friendly therapist and ally of Queer and BIPOC communities.
If you are going through a hard time or have been for a while, I am glad you have found my page. I know it can be daunting to find a new therapist, especially if it is your first time or if you have had a negative experience in the past. I have a compassionate, non-judgemental approach and I aim to provide a safe, welcoming space for people of all lifestyles, cultures, bodies, and gender identities. I am experienced in working with adults who have difficulties relating to: anxiety, depression, attachment, relationships, challenging family dynamics, self-esteem, trauma, grief, loss, identity, and discrimination.
I am a sex-worker friendly therapist and ally of Queer and BIPOC communities.
If you are going through a hard time or have been for a while, I am glad you have found my page. I know it can be daunting to find a new therapist, especially if it is your first time or if you have had a negative experience in the past. I have a compassionate, non-judgemental approach and I aim to provide a safe, welcoming space for people of all lifestyles, cultures, bodies, and gender identities. I am experienced in working with adults who have difficulties relating to: anxiety, depression, attachment, relationships, challenging family dynamics, self-esteem, trauma, grief, loss, identity, and discrimination.
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Edward Pascoe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a clinical psychologist who has worked across a range of private and public health services. I work with adults who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues, anger, addiction with alcohol, gambling, gaming, masturbation, and pornography and erectile dissatisfaction. I understand that taking steps to improve mental health by reaching out to a psychologist can be an anxiety-provoking experience. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about understanding what approach best suits you and adapting therapy to best achieve your desired outcomes.
I am a clinical psychologist who has worked across a range of private and public health services. I work with adults who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues, anger, addiction with alcohol, gambling, gaming, masturbation, and pornography and erectile dissatisfaction. I understand that taking steps to improve mental health by reaching out to a psychologist can be an anxiety-provoking experience. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about understanding what approach best suits you and adapting therapy to best achieve your desired outcomes.
(03) 7003 2137 View (03) 7003 2137
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Lauren Breen (The Iceberg Foundation)
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I specialise in supporting neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ young people and adults exploring their identity.
Hi there, my name is Lauren (she/her). I am a genuine and compassionate counsellor that believes in your capacity for connection, growth and positive change. I support individuals to increase self-awareness and improve wellbeing by assisting them to identify their strengths and values, and build confidence and motivation to navigate psychological and systemic barriers. I work from a trauma-informed, person-centred, and social justice framework which means that I strive to honour, respect and affirm your unique identity and the way you move through the world.
I specialise in supporting neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ young people and adults exploring their identity.
Hi there, my name is Lauren (she/her). I am a genuine and compassionate counsellor that believes in your capacity for connection, growth and positive change. I support individuals to increase self-awareness and improve wellbeing by assisting them to identify their strengths and values, and build confidence and motivation to navigate psychological and systemic barriers. I work from a trauma-informed, person-centred, and social justice framework which means that I strive to honour, respect and affirm your unique identity and the way you move through the world.
(03) 8594 0105 View (03) 8594 0105
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Larz Lauer
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
As a queer and trans therapist, my lived experience grounds me in this work.
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
As a queer and trans therapist, my lived experience grounds me in this work.
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
(07) 2100 4783 View (07) 2100 4783
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Josh Nguyen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a psychologist specialising in LGBTQIA+ mental health, chronic health conditions (cancer, chronic pain, etc.), depression and anixety. I also have experience working with adolescents and young adults in public settings to help them manage severe mental health conditions (bipolar, psychosis, and chronic suicidality).
I am a psychologist specialising in LGBTQIA+ mental health, chronic health conditions (cancer, chronic pain, etc.), depression and anixety. I also have experience working with adolescents and young adults in public settings to help them manage severe mental health conditions (bipolar, psychosis, and chronic suicidality).
(03) 7003 2648 View (03) 7003 2648

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