LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC

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Daniella Winik - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Take the first step and book with Daniella today! Anxiety, Stress Management, Depression, School Issues & Counselling, Peer Relationships, Parenting Support, Issues & Guidance, Family Support, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Building Resilience, Social Difficulties, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss / Bereavement, Coping Skills, Divorce Counselling, Life Transitions, Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Development, Suicidal Ideation and Relationships.
Take the first step and book with Daniella today! Anxiety, Stress Management, Depression, School Issues & Counselling, Peer Relationships, Parenting Support, Issues & Guidance, Family Support, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Building Resilience, Social Difficulties, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss / Bereavement, Coping Skills, Divorce Counselling, Life Transitions, Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Development, Suicidal Ideation and Relationships.
(03) 7003 2718 View (03) 7003 2718
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Dr Alexandra Petrik
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
My therapeutic style is highly collaborative, supportive, strength-focused, and motivational. I believe in creating a supportive and empowering space in which to arm clients with a strong individualised “tool kit” to help manage both everyday and long-term challenges. I offer a broad range of therapeutic modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I have strong expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Anger Management, and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
My therapeutic style is highly collaborative, supportive, strength-focused, and motivational. I believe in creating a supportive and empowering space in which to arm clients with a strong individualised “tool kit” to help manage both everyday and long-term challenges. I offer a broad range of therapeutic modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I have strong expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Anger Management, and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
(03) 7003 2878 View (03) 7003 2878
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Anastasia Auld
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
If you're feeling lost, anxious, unhappy or finding it difficult to cope. I’m here to listen, support and help you navigate these challenging periods of your life. A good fit matters quite a lot in psychotherapy. So trust your gut, mind and heart when you are choosing a therapist.
If you're feeling lost, anxious, unhappy or finding it difficult to cope. I’m here to listen, support and help you navigate these challenging periods of your life. A good fit matters quite a lot in psychotherapy. So trust your gut, mind and heart when you are choosing a therapist.
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Mark Horsman
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Often in today's world, we get caught up in so many distractions on the outside that we are not always aware of our internal experiences. We walk around anxious and depressed, with critical thoughts of ourselves and others, and often live a reality that is separate from our own personal wishes and desires. I believe that therapy provides a safe space to step away from all the external distractions and focus on identifying and responding to our emotional world in the most open and connected way, which may have been too painful to do in the past.
Often in today's world, we get caught up in so many distractions on the outside that we are not always aware of our internal experiences. We walk around anxious and depressed, with critical thoughts of ourselves and others, and often live a reality that is separate from our own personal wishes and desires. I believe that therapy provides a safe space to step away from all the external distractions and focus on identifying and responding to our emotional world in the most open and connected way, which may have been too painful to do in the past.
(03) 7003 2065 View (03) 7003 2065
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Charles Maddison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
It's my job to make myself redundant with clients, to help them stabilise long-term & end their care with new insights & skills to better manage inevitable emotional challenges. So I use EMDR to treat trauma from childhood, military service, sexual assault, family violence, road accidents & medical procedures. EMDR can also be helpful with workplace & social anxiety. In addition, I counsel adult clients with symptoms of autism such as rigid thinking & emotional barriers. I offer a safe space where intrusive & distressing thoughts can be safely explored, discussed respectfully & helpfully - & with some humour, but no nonsense.
It's my job to make myself redundant with clients, to help them stabilise long-term & end their care with new insights & skills to better manage inevitable emotional challenges. So I use EMDR to treat trauma from childhood, military service, sexual assault, family violence, road accidents & medical procedures. EMDR can also be helpful with workplace & social anxiety. In addition, I counsel adult clients with symptoms of autism such as rigid thinking & emotional barriers. I offer a safe space where intrusive & distressing thoughts can be safely explored, discussed respectfully & helpfully - & with some humour, but no nonsense.
(03) 7003 2045 View (03) 7003 2045
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Roberta Szekeres - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I aspire to be a warm, engaging and non-judgmental clinical psychologist who is passionate about improving the well-being and growth of my clients. I practice a holistic and empowering approach in therapy to help clients better cope with challenging life situations and reach their potential. I have worked as a clinical psychologist for 13 years, primarily in private clinics. Before becoming a clinical psychologist, I spent several years abroad as a social worker and teaching at universities.
I aspire to be a warm, engaging and non-judgmental clinical psychologist who is passionate about improving the well-being and growth of my clients. I practice a holistic and empowering approach in therapy to help clients better cope with challenging life situations and reach their potential. I have worked as a clinical psychologist for 13 years, primarily in private clinics. Before becoming a clinical psychologist, I spent several years abroad as a social worker and teaching at universities.
(03) 7003 2949 View (03) 7003 2949
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Heartstrings Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I am passionate about mental health and mental health advocacy, with a deep understanding and fascination about human behaviour and emotions. My expertise lies in providing an integrated and personalised approach, drawing from CBT, EFT, and NT. With experience in addressing various mental health challenges, I offer support for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, work-life balance and stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Our goal is to work towards improved interpersonal relationships, effectively manage challenges, and address personal challenges that may have set us back in the past.
I am passionate about mental health and mental health advocacy, with a deep understanding and fascination about human behaviour and emotions. My expertise lies in providing an integrated and personalised approach, drawing from CBT, EFT, and NT. With experience in addressing various mental health challenges, I offer support for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, work-life balance and stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Our goal is to work towards improved interpersonal relationships, effectively manage challenges, and address personal challenges that may have set us back in the past.
(03) 7003 2412 View (03) 7003 2412
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Elke Ponczek
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. Elke is offering telehealth psychological services (via videoconferencing and telephone). With more than 20 years of experience, she has worked with people from all walks of life. Working collaboratively, she takes a client-centred approach to help individuals identify and make the changes required to achieve their goals. Elke has an accepting and non-judgemental manner. Her friendly and warm approach facilitates openness as people explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe space. Elke is an LGBTIQ+ affirming and aware practitioner.
Currently accepting new clients. Elke is offering telehealth psychological services (via videoconferencing and telephone). With more than 20 years of experience, she has worked with people from all walks of life. Working collaboratively, she takes a client-centred approach to help individuals identify and make the changes required to achieve their goals. Elke has an accepting and non-judgemental manner. Her friendly and warm approach facilitates openness as people explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe space. Elke is an LGBTIQ+ affirming and aware practitioner.
(03) 7003 2763 View (03) 7003 2763
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Ravina Perera
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Hi, my name is Ravina and I am a Psychologist who works with a wide range of presentations and communities. I pride myself on my ability to create a safe, empathetic and approachable space for clients, allowing for authenticity and enabling us to do our best therapeutic work. I have a special interest working with trauma in all its forms, and am trained in different modalities which allow me to help tackle the impact that trauma has had on an individual’s daily functioning as well as their deeper sense of identity and relational patterns.
Hi, my name is Ravina and I am a Psychologist who works with a wide range of presentations and communities. I pride myself on my ability to create a safe, empathetic and approachable space for clients, allowing for authenticity and enabling us to do our best therapeutic work. I have a special interest working with trauma in all its forms, and am trained in different modalities which allow me to help tackle the impact that trauma has had on an individual’s daily functioning as well as their deeper sense of identity and relational patterns.
(03) 7003 2688 View (03) 7003 2688
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Violeta Blengio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone eager to understand themselves better, seeking growth and positive change. They may face issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship struggles. They need a safe space to express themselves, validation, empathy, and practical coping strategies. Their goals include personal growth, healthier relationships, and greater self-acceptance. Ultimately, they seek happiness, authenticity, and meaning through self-discovery and improvement.
My ideal client is someone eager to understand themselves better, seeking growth and positive change. They may face issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship struggles. They need a safe space to express themselves, validation, empathy, and practical coping strategies. Their goals include personal growth, healthier relationships, and greater self-acceptance. Ultimately, they seek happiness, authenticity, and meaning through self-discovery and improvement.
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Shayne Horsman
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I am a registered clinical psychologist. I partner with people from all walks and stages of life who are seeking psychological growth, and assistance to improve their mental health.
I am a registered clinical psychologist. I partner with people from all walks and stages of life who are seeking psychological growth, and assistance to improve their mental health.
(03) 7003 2059 View (03) 7003 2059
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Brittany Wadforth
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
EMDR Telehealth appointments are available now!
EMDR Telehealth appointments are available now!
(03) 8338 4596 View (03) 8338 4596
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Patricia Martins
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Patricia Martins, a Portuguese and Spanish speaking psychologist who helps immigrants find their place in Australia. I know how hard it can be to leave your home country and start a new life in a different culture. I’ve been there myself. That’s why I decided to dedicate my career to helping people like you, who are going through a similar journey. Whether you are struggling with emotional distress, anxiety, loneliness, or any other issue, I’m here to support you and help you thrive in your new environment.
Hi, I’m Patricia Martins, a Portuguese and Spanish speaking psychologist who helps immigrants find their place in Australia. I know how hard it can be to leave your home country and start a new life in a different culture. I’ve been there myself. That’s why I decided to dedicate my career to helping people like you, who are going through a similar journey. Whether you are struggling with emotional distress, anxiety, loneliness, or any other issue, I’m here to support you and help you thrive in your new environment.
(03) 9070 5328 View (03) 9070 5328
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Suzanne Klotz - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Get help by seeing Suzanne, who has extensive experience with: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Anxiety Stress, Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations), Depression, Grief & Loss, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Couples Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Premarital Counselling, Workplace Stress, Alcohol Abuse & Dependency, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Trauma, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder (BD), Career Guidance, Chronic Pain, Codependency Disorder & Divorce Counselling
Get help by seeing Suzanne, who has extensive experience with: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Anxiety Stress, Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations), Depression, Grief & Loss, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Couples Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Premarital Counselling, Workplace Stress, Alcohol Abuse & Dependency, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Trauma, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder (BD), Career Guidance, Chronic Pain, Codependency Disorder & Divorce Counselling
(03) 7003 2585 View (03) 7003 2585
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Nishie Govender - Cetas Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3004
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience in both clinical and organisational psychology. This dual speciality allows for a holistic lens for adults with mental health challenges. Recognising individual beliefs, experiences, and cultures is at the core of my practice. I provide support in a non-judgmental and friendly environment, allowing clients to share and work through barriers uniquely. Learn more at CetasPsychology.com
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience in both clinical and organisational psychology. This dual speciality allows for a holistic lens for adults with mental health challenges. Recognising individual beliefs, experiences, and cultures is at the core of my practice. I provide support in a non-judgmental and friendly environment, allowing clients to share and work through barriers uniquely. Learn more at CetasPsychology.com
(03) 7003 2697 View (03) 7003 2697
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Patricia Lu
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I work with people who are open to talking about their life and their journey, and are motivated to make a positive change, whether big or small. They could be seeing me for a broad spectrum of reasons; from something as simple as wanting a new face to talk to, to pursuing professional help for something they’ve been struggling with for a very long time. They are looking to feel heard and hopeful after a session—perhaps even excited to try new strategies that might be able to help them in their daily life. They understand that therapy isn’t a fix-all, but rather a process that could facilitate change
I work with people who are open to talking about their life and their journey, and are motivated to make a positive change, whether big or small. They could be seeing me for a broad spectrum of reasons; from something as simple as wanting a new face to talk to, to pursuing professional help for something they’ve been struggling with for a very long time. They are looking to feel heard and hopeful after a session—perhaps even excited to try new strategies that might be able to help them in their daily life. They understand that therapy isn’t a fix-all, but rather a process that could facilitate change
(03) 9118 9072 View (03) 9118 9072
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Steven Colbran - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Steven is registered psychologist who provides primarily afterhours telehealth support and psychological interventions to adolescents and adults. Steven focuses on rapport and therapeutic relationships by spending time building relationships with clients to ensure best practice ethical and professional services to support their betterment of mental health and life’s daily challenges. A values based natural rapport leader with an expertise area spanning various life situations and demographics, Steven emphasises getting to know the individual in all situations.
Steven is registered psychologist who provides primarily afterhours telehealth support and psychological interventions to adolescents and adults. Steven focuses on rapport and therapeutic relationships by spending time building relationships with clients to ensure best practice ethical and professional services to support their betterment of mental health and life’s daily challenges. A values based natural rapport leader with an expertise area spanning various life situations and demographics, Steven emphasises getting to know the individual in all situations.
(03) 9994 1710 View (03) 9994 1710
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Dr Lingani Mbakile-Mahlanza
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I specialise in seeing clients with ADHD (Children 6-12 years), Autism and Trauma (Trained in EMDR). However, I also am trained to assist with Depression, Anxiety and Stress. I prioritise diversity and inclusivity, fostering a nonjudgmental environment centred on clients’ individual experiences.
I specialise in seeing clients with ADHD (Children 6-12 years), Autism and Trauma (Trained in EMDR). However, I also am trained to assist with Depression, Anxiety and Stress. I prioritise diversity and inclusivity, fostering a nonjudgmental environment centred on clients’ individual experiences.
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Elliot Gerschman
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3004
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING... Emotional pain? Relationship conflict? Lack of meaning? If you are like most people, you probably struggle at times because you have never received any formal training about how to care for your emotional wellbeing. Dr Gerschman's approach goes beyond talk therapy by providing a structured, skills-based program for treating current symptoms and promoting enduring resilience. Imagine having the knowledge and confidence to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, navigate tricky relationships, and find lasting meaning and fulfilment!
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING... Emotional pain? Relationship conflict? Lack of meaning? If you are like most people, you probably struggle at times because you have never received any formal training about how to care for your emotional wellbeing. Dr Gerschman's approach goes beyond talk therapy by providing a structured, skills-based program for treating current symptoms and promoting enduring resilience. Imagine having the knowledge and confidence to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, navigate tricky relationships, and find lasting meaning and fulfilment!
(03) 9068 5161 View (03) 9068 5161
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Malena Gutierrez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Malena is a registered Psychotherapist with a Degree in Psychology (Mexico). She has been working with the Spanish speaking community for more that a decade in Australia, and has more than 20 years in Private Practice. She works with adults and with couples, and offers Sex therapy. Some of the issues she works with are emotional pain, depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, infidelity, separation, difference in sex drive. She provides a safe and understanding environment where her clients can express their emotions, feel understood and find their strength to overcome even the most adverse of the circumstances.
Malena is a registered Psychotherapist with a Degree in Psychology (Mexico). She has been working with the Spanish speaking community for more that a decade in Australia, and has more than 20 years in Private Practice. She works with adults and with couples, and offers Sex therapy. Some of the issues she works with are emotional pain, depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, infidelity, separation, difference in sex drive. She provides a safe and understanding environment where her clients can express their emotions, feel understood and find their strength to overcome even the most adverse of the circumstances.
(02) 4504 0229 View (02) 4504 0229

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