Transgender Counselling in Melbourne, VIC

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Grace Lee
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
As a transgender woman I have a deep understanding of the experiences of those with diverse gender identities.
I have extensive experience working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. I specialise in working with those who are exploring their gender identity or sexuality as well as those with anxiety, depression and other life issues that may or may not be connected to their identity. I have helped many individuals come out to family and friends, and I work with partners and parents of trans and gender diverse individuals.
(03) 6120 6305 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Julia McCarthy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Clinical Psychologist- Julia has over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria , personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression. Julia also undertakes WPATH assessments for Gender-Diverse people seeking gender-affirming surgery. In addition, board approved Clinical Supervision. Visit us at www.ivanhoepsychologicalservices.com
0431 599 965 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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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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Jess Hodges
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or struggling with motivation? Do you have sensitivities that leave you feeling judged by others, or misunderstood? Do you experience stuck patterns of behaviour that effect your ability to feel satisfaction in life and in relationships? Do you feel pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations, which leaves you feeling "othered" and isolated? I see you! You are not alone and you don't have to work this out by yourself. Together we can explore your lived experience and the many ways it impacts your sense of self, worthiness and belonging.
0408 486 282 
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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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Waitlist for new clients
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Donika Fazliu
Counsellor
Verified
Welcome, I’m Donika. I am a registered Arts Therapist (BAP) and community facilitator. I predominately work with adults. I assist individuals experiencing social, emotional, mental and identity changes and challenges. Arts Therapy is a facilitated process which allows individuals to find form and meaning to the experiences and questions in our lives that are often hard to put into words. It helps us find new perspectives, resolutions and understanding to our inner and outer worlds.
(02) 9100 0108 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
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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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
PLEASE NOTE: Currently not taking on any new clients. I am the Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse. We offer art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity. Therapy sessions with me are done using art therapy, some talk therapy modalities and play therapy (for little ones). I incorporate a trauma-informed lens in my approach, allowing for meaningful processing and exploration in a safe and supportive environment. Yoga and mindfulness can be incorporated in therapy sessions to provide a tool in managing stress and regulating emotions.
(03) 8413 7324 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Natalie Browne
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
We often come to therapy when we are anticipating or experiencing change; endings and new-beginnings. I work with people through changes; in identity, relationships, sexuality, health, career and family. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community and also our allies, friends and family. No matter where you sit, you are welcome to connect. Together we can explore the parts of ourselves that come with endings and change; grief and loss, anger, trauma, anxiety and depression. In doing this, we can become curious and generate movement towards new-beginnings and new chapters.
(03) 8372 0537 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Waitlist for new clients
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Talha Iqbal (T.i.)
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
I work with LGBTIQA+ identifying clients and their families, People of Colour (PoC), migrants and folks from refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds. I work in an intersectional way taking into account identity, mental health and other aspects of an individual. I specialise in working with clients who have had to migrate and leave their country of origin and are having a difficult time navigating life in a foreign country.
(03) 7500 5900 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Louise (Lou) Cooper
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Our emotions tell a story, they direct our actions. But unless we are aware of how they influence what we do, they can often get in the way. Lou invites you to listen not only to the story that comes from your head, but also to what your body has to say. Developing greater awareness of your emotional experience and the skills to manage it can be the springboard to creating healthier relationships with self and others, and lead to a more productive life.
(03) 9069 9581 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Gray Matter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Have you ever noticed that you seem to have some significant negative landmarks from childhood that: 1. Make you feel like you’re permanently damaged, or 2. Mean you are easily triggered into fight, flight or freeze mode in some way, or 3. Make you feel like you can’t cope as well as other people, or 4. Make it hard for you to be able to control your emotions, or 5. Make it hard for you to trust others, or 6. Somehow get in the way of being able to get or maintain healthy friendships or romantic relationships? If this sounds like you, you might have some unresolved trauma or overwhelming experiences that need processing to resolve.
(07) 4887 3314 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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River Streader
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
I work holistically and compassionately with experience relating to depression, anxiety and queer and trans issues. In addition to my affiliation with the LGBTIQ+ community I strive to offer inclusive, trauma-informed therapy to support people from a diverse range of backgrounds. I use integrated approaches guided by the needs and goals of each individual. By actively encouraging feedback, I aim to facilitate an open and caring environment to support people in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the life they want to create. I have an active interest in structural oppressions and their intersections with mental health.
(07) 2100 4063 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Waitlist for new clients
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Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Hi – I’m Emily - a Provisional Psychologist who loves working with neurodivergent, queer, and gender-diverse people. I aim to help neurodivergent people to be kinder to the parts of themselves they may struggle to accept. I focus on helping clients build skills to cope with the many complexities that come with being human. In particular, I help neurodivergent individuals realize their goals and understand they don’t have to conform to neurotypical standards! I also specialize in working with LGBTQI+ and gender non-confirming individuals as I myself am queer, non-binary, and neurodivergent.
(02) 9100 0476 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Jesse Muller
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Hi there, I work with people who are recovering from oppression or narcissistic abuse to support them to heal and take charge of their lives creating wellbeing and freedom. I also work with people who are a part of the trans and gender diverse communities and the LGBTIQ+ communities more broadly. Please feel free to email me or make contact if you would like to know more.
(08) 7100 9046 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Andrew Macdonald
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stoping by. I have over 15 years counselling experience, starting out as a volunteer telephone counsellor and then running the intake and training of new counsellors. My experience covers working with clients from all walks of life around relationships, sexuality, sex, and gender. I also work with alcohol and other drugs, depression and anxiety. As a registered counsellor and psychotherapist, my approach is supportive and grounded in an evidenced based integrative model. Client's have said that in working with me they feel cared for, safe and able to talk about things that are challenging them.
(03) 7003 2204 
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
I am passionate about supporting teenagers and adults, especially those who deal with the impacts of trauma, who don’t feel good in the boxes society tries to fit us into, who are trying to make the world a better place, or are simply struggling to cope with events beyond our control. The world can be a difficult place to live in, and we all need help sometimes. And sometimes we need a cat video. I named Ginger Cat Counselling after my own lovable eccentric, because it reminds me of the comfort and support I don't always realise I have. You are the expert in your life, and its my job to help you figure out how to support yourself.
(03) 8338 1789 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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MC Counselling Addiction&Mental Health Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Addiction and Mental Health issues have caused you issues for most of your life. You have tried many other treatments/systems and have had very little success, resulting in more anxiety and stress. You would like to leave addiction behind and have a much better understanding of your mental health and have strategies to improve the depression, anxiety, stress that you experience. You are ready to work through the underlying issues for your addiction, that also stems to your Mental Health concerns/issues. You want someone who has been there and can understand you.
(03) 6419 9437 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Tamara Caswell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
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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Wren Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
My wealth of lived experiences including gender transition inform my collaborative client centred counselling approach. Whilst presenting issues may include depression, anxiety, identity incongruence, dysphoria, trauma, interpersonal challenges, addiction, loneliness, and more, I seek to work with the underlying causes as I believe that through addressing the root causes of the presenting symptoms that psychological wellbeing can be achieved without judgement or further pathologisation.
0434 080 166 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Transgender Counsellors
We should make clear that not all the counsellors listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialise in helping with aspects of being transgender in Melbourne and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Melbourne or for a Melbourne transgender counsellor these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Melbourne may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Melbourne, transgender friendly counsellors in Melbourne, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly therapists.

Counselling for transgender issues in Melbourne can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.