Female Counselling in Melton, VIC

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Manta Ray Counselling and Art Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
Hello! My name is Cassandra and I am a neurodivergent counsellor with ACA accreditation, with an interest in art and other creative therapies. I love to create a safe, laid-back environment that is client-directed. If you want to sit and chat with a cup of tea, paint, sculpt, get up and take a walk, write, any way you choose to conduct a session is fine by me. I am here to help you navigate through the oceans of life; just as the manta ray is attuned to flow of currents and adapts to conserve precious energy, our work together can help you find balance in your life.
Hello! My name is Cassandra and I am a neurodivergent counsellor with ACA accreditation, with an interest in art and other creative therapies. I love to create a safe, laid-back environment that is client-directed. If you want to sit and chat with a cup of tea, paint, sculpt, get up and take a walk, write, any way you choose to conduct a session is fine by me. I am here to help you navigate through the oceans of life; just as the manta ray is attuned to flow of currents and adapts to conserve precious energy, our work together can help you find balance in your life.
(03) 7303 3070 View (03) 7303 3070
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Mind Mosaics Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
Mind Mosaics works with varied client presentations from general anxiety, depression to complex trauma providing them a safe and a non-judgmental space. Harpreet at Mind Mosaics offers counselling services to various age groups from teenage to elders and holds a research background in lifespan wellbeing. She practices a client centred Feedback Informed Treatment. Often clients respond well to treatment if they are psycho- educated, have goals clarity and holds a shared responsibility in the treatment.
Mind Mosaics works with varied client presentations from general anxiety, depression to complex trauma providing them a safe and a non-judgmental space. Harpreet at Mind Mosaics offers counselling services to various age groups from teenage to elders and holds a research background in lifespan wellbeing. She practices a client centred Feedback Informed Treatment. Often clients respond well to treatment if they are psycho- educated, have goals clarity and holds a shared responsibility in the treatment.
(03) 4416 2328 View (03) 4416 2328
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Traci Tucker
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
Now Available: Professional Supervision. Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centered, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
Now Available: Professional Supervision. Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centered, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
(03) 4328 3009 View (03) 4328 3009
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Rita Hojnik Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melton, VIC 3337
As a trained counsellor, through the Australian Counselling Association,I am passionate about listening to you, encouraging you through the process of unfolding and de-briefing. I want to help you to rediscover your innate wisdom, and reconnect to your uniquely beautiful self, you. I aim to support and guide you through change from anxiety, trauma and overwhelm, to healing, and returning to a sense of calm within.
As a trained counsellor, through the Australian Counselling Association,I am passionate about listening to you, encouraging you through the process of unfolding and de-briefing. I want to help you to rediscover your innate wisdom, and reconnect to your uniquely beautiful self, you. I aim to support and guide you through change from anxiety, trauma and overwhelm, to healing, and returning to a sense of calm within.
(03) 4708 5769 View (03) 4708 5769
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Sanctuary Space Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
(03) 7303 3702 View (03) 7303 3702
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Ellen Dharmaraj
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melton, VIC 3337
Are you curious about starting therapy but feel like it's all too overwhelming? It took me years to gather myself and find support, and then I wished I did it sooner! No matter how long taking that first step has been on your mind, I'm here and I'm eager to hear you out. Whether it is major life challenges, unresolved feelings from the past or anxieties facing into your future, I'm your sounding board backed with accredited training and experience. I also have a male Wellness Coach working in my practice who is fluent in Tamil and has working proficiency in Malayalam and Hindi who can assist with general wellness concerns.
Are you curious about starting therapy but feel like it's all too overwhelming? It took me years to gather myself and find support, and then I wished I did it sooner! No matter how long taking that first step has been on your mind, I'm here and I'm eager to hear you out. Whether it is major life challenges, unresolved feelings from the past or anxieties facing into your future, I'm your sounding board backed with accredited training and experience. I also have a male Wellness Coach working in my practice who is fluent in Tamil and has working proficiency in Malayalam and Hindi who can assist with general wellness concerns.
(03) 7303 3982 View (03) 7303 3982
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Beyond Barriers Care
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
I am a registered Psychologist working at Beyond Barriers Care which is a mental health care organisation. Beyond Barriers Care offers a wide range of psychological services to individuals who are seeking support and assistance with various mental health concerns. I have experience working with a wide range of presentations and diverse populations. I have immediate availability for Psychology appointments for children, adolescents, and adults at Beyond Barriers Care. The psychological services I offer include mental health and cognitive assessments, counselling and intervention, and psychological reports and letters of support.
I am a registered Psychologist working at Beyond Barriers Care which is a mental health care organisation. Beyond Barriers Care offers a wide range of psychological services to individuals who are seeking support and assistance with various mental health concerns. I have experience working with a wide range of presentations and diverse populations. I have immediate availability for Psychology appointments for children, adolescents, and adults at Beyond Barriers Care. The psychological services I offer include mental health and cognitive assessments, counselling and intervention, and psychological reports and letters of support.
(03) 7302 2333 View (03) 7302 2333
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Geetha Chetty
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melton, VIC 3337
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
(03) 7302 2085 View (03) 7302 2085
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Shula Pem Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
(03) 4427 7413 View (03) 4427 7413
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Zen Tebeje
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
Zen is a certified Counsellor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With a compassionate and client-centred approach, she provides a safe space for you to explore and overcome your concerns. She specialises in mental health support, offering guidance for issues like depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, life coaching, trauma, and stress management. Additionally, she provides expert career counselling & NDIS support. Zen’s approach is client-centred, creating a personalised plan for your unique needs.
Zen is a certified Counsellor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With a compassionate and client-centred approach, she provides a safe space for you to explore and overcome your concerns. She specialises in mental health support, offering guidance for issues like depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, life coaching, trauma, and stress management. Additionally, she provides expert career counselling & NDIS support. Zen’s approach is client-centred, creating a personalised plan for your unique needs.
(03) 7003 2607 View (03) 7003 2607
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Healing Strong Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337  (Online Only)
I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
I use a holistic and strengths based approach to support my clients through their counselling needs. I specialise in counselling for children and adolescents, and also work with adults. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that I can be an extra person to support you. I provide a judgement-free space to help my clients to develop their own toolkit to support their own resilience, emotional regulation, to feel empowered and strive towards self-determination.
(03) 4238 2773 View (03) 4238 2773
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Patti Dainton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melton, VIC 3337
I am passionate about journeying with people at all ages and stages of their lives, to increase their capacity and create change in themselves and to find joy and growth in their lives. I work from a trauma informed viewpoint, that incorporates family, to ensure person-centred, relationship-focussed therapy. I have also undergone additional training in Havening. I am comfortable working with personal spirituality and understand the significance and role of spirituality within lives.
I am passionate about journeying with people at all ages and stages of their lives, to increase their capacity and create change in themselves and to find joy and growth in their lives. I work from a trauma informed viewpoint, that incorporates family, to ensure person-centred, relationship-focussed therapy. I have also undergone additional training in Havening. I am comfortable working with personal spirituality and understand the significance and role of spirituality within lives.
(03) 4328 0288 View (03) 4328 0288
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Dorris Musasa
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
As a counsellor and credentialed mental health nurse with extensive experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health issues, I am fully equipped to support individuals in overcoming their personal and emotional challenges. Throughout my 20 year career as a mental health nurse, I have had the privilege of witnessing the positive impact that counselling can have on individuals struggling with various mental health concerns. This experience has fuelled my passion for offering a safe and empathetic space.
As a counsellor and credentialed mental health nurse with extensive experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health issues, I am fully equipped to support individuals in overcoming their personal and emotional challenges. Throughout my 20 year career as a mental health nurse, I have had the privilege of witnessing the positive impact that counselling can have on individuals struggling with various mental health concerns. This experience has fuelled my passion for offering a safe and empathetic space.
(03) 8104 9339 View (03) 8104 9339
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Julie Wacker
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Melton, VIC 3337
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
(03) 8007 2065 View (03) 8007 2065
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Nikki Black
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melton, VIC 3337
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
0461 467 981 View 0461 467 981
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Avrille Burrows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melton, VIC 3337
Avrille Burrows is a Naarm (Melbourne) based South Asian Mental Health Clinician and Arts Therapist. She has worked for over 12 years with people from various backgrounds who have experienced trauma such as family violence, abuse, and loss. She understands how these can impact our relationships, confidence and the toll it can take on our physical body with symptoms such as headaches, pain, depression, anxiety and stress. As a migrant, woman of colour and mother, Avrille understands the complexities of navigating culture, identity, family dynamics, and raising children as a settler on this land.
Avrille Burrows is a Naarm (Melbourne) based South Asian Mental Health Clinician and Arts Therapist. She has worked for over 12 years with people from various backgrounds who have experienced trauma such as family violence, abuse, and loss. She understands how these can impact our relationships, confidence and the toll it can take on our physical body with symptoms such as headaches, pain, depression, anxiety and stress. As a migrant, woman of colour and mother, Avrille understands the complexities of navigating culture, identity, family dynamics, and raising children as a settler on this land.
(03) 7003 2742 View (03) 7003 2742
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Emily Varga - Sunbury Child and Family Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337  (Online Only)
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
0447 295 554 View 0447 295 554
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Transformative Therapy for Women
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
Transformative Therapy is a special sanctuary for women. This is a safe, trusting, and inclusive space for you to share your concerns, challenges or complex situations in confidence. Past experiences can impact our thoughts, our actions, and all our relationships. It can feel lonely in your world as you try to navigate through the confusion & challenges. As a counselling psychotherapist, I work closely beside you as we explore what it means to be you in your experience. I assist you through deep empathy in accessing your strengths & skills to begin transforming your life into one which is meaningful and fulfilling to you.
Transformative Therapy is a special sanctuary for women. This is a safe, trusting, and inclusive space for you to share your concerns, challenges or complex situations in confidence. Past experiences can impact our thoughts, our actions, and all our relationships. It can feel lonely in your world as you try to navigate through the confusion & challenges. As a counselling psychotherapist, I work closely beside you as we explore what it means to be you in your experience. I assist you through deep empathy in accessing your strengths & skills to begin transforming your life into one which is meaningful and fulfilling to you.
(03) 8686 8319 View (03) 8686 8319
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Start Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melton, VIC 3337  (Online Only)
(03) 8007 2078 View (03) 8007 2078

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San Leenstra
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Gisborne, VIC 3437
I am passionate about working collaboratively and believe in balancing honesty with warmth and care, being straight forward as well as gentle, kind and non-judgemental. I work client-centred, with unconditional positive regard and allow each perspective to be heard, valued and taken seriously. I support each individual to explore their own unique way of being in this world, with all its challenges and rewards. I invite you to embrace a journey of self-discovery and growth in a safe, supportive environment where your voice matters.
I am passionate about working collaboratively and believe in balancing honesty with warmth and care, being straight forward as well as gentle, kind and non-judgemental. I work client-centred, with unconditional positive regard and allow each perspective to be heard, valued and taken seriously. I support each individual to explore their own unique way of being in this world, with all its challenges and rewards. I invite you to embrace a journey of self-discovery and growth in a safe, supportive environment where your voice matters.
(03) 4422 2660 View (03) 4422 2660
Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.