LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Middle Park, VIC

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Dr Bella Marker
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
I adopt this approach with all of my clients and interweave this with other evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and LGBTQ affirmative therapy.
Hello and welcome – My name is Bella; I am a clinical psychologist. I work with clients who experience negative self-talk. Many of us walk around with negative views of ourselves; which can lead to depression, anxiety, eating disorders and a wide range of other symptoms. I enjoy helping clients make sense of their negative inner voice - whether this was shaped by childhood trauma/neglect or a feeling of being different (for example growing up with ADHD, or growing up in a marginalised community such as LGBTIQA+ folks). The clients I see not only want to reduce their symptoms, but also wish to start seeing themselves more positively.
I adopt this approach with all of my clients and interweave this with other evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and LGBTQ affirmative therapy.
Hello and welcome – My name is Bella; I am a clinical psychologist. I work with clients who experience negative self-talk. Many of us walk around with negative views of ourselves; which can lead to depression, anxiety, eating disorders and a wide range of other symptoms. I enjoy helping clients make sense of their negative inner voice - whether this was shaped by childhood trauma/neglect or a feeling of being different (for example growing up with ADHD, or growing up in a marginalised community such as LGBTIQA+ folks). The clients I see not only want to reduce their symptoms, but also wish to start seeing themselves more positively.
(03) 7003 2670 View (03) 7003 2670
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Contemporary Psychology
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
Contemporary Psychology is a modern space filled with a passionate group of psychologists that work to educate and inspire the public on mental health and wellbeing. We believe psychological health care should be accessible, supportive and effective. Our clinic offers education, assessment, counselling, short term coaching and long-term therapy for all those with curious minds. All staff are qualified and experienced and uphold strict ethical standards. We provide a modern professional space where everyone in the community is welcome.
Contemporary Psychology is a modern space filled with a passionate group of psychologists that work to educate and inspire the public on mental health and wellbeing. We believe psychological health care should be accessible, supportive and effective. Our clinic offers education, assessment, counselling, short term coaching and long-term therapy for all those with curious minds. All staff are qualified and experienced and uphold strict ethical standards. We provide a modern professional space where everyone in the community is welcome.
(03) 7003 2981 View (03) 7003 2981
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Transformative Health Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
Transformative Health Coaching has been borne out of my commitment to change the approach to eating, exercise & perception of fitness. I have intentionally stepped away from traditional clinical treatment towards a preventative model of health. I offer my clients a personalised diet and exercise health plan that has been customised based on their unique bio-medical data to get the best outcomes and on-going coaching and counselling support to help overcome any mental/emotional barriers that might stand in the way of their success
Transformative Health Coaching has been borne out of my commitment to change the approach to eating, exercise & perception of fitness. I have intentionally stepped away from traditional clinical treatment towards a preventative model of health. I offer my clients a personalised diet and exercise health plan that has been customised based on their unique bio-medical data to get the best outcomes and on-going coaching and counselling support to help overcome any mental/emotional barriers that might stand in the way of their success
(03) 8338 1126 View (03) 8338 1126
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George Nelson
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
George is a qualified psychotherapist, coach, clinical counsellor, relationship therapist, educator, speech therapist, voice production and training consultant. George has worked with children, teenagers and adults to help them with communication, speech, voice production and dramatic expression for presentation, (certain clients include news-presenters, actors, reporters and radio announcers). Working with individuals, couples & adolescents, George has developed a specialisation for relationship/couples counselling, family therapy as well as Men’s Health (for men, their partners and families).
George is a qualified psychotherapist, coach, clinical counsellor, relationship therapist, educator, speech therapist, voice production and training consultant. George has worked with children, teenagers and adults to help them with communication, speech, voice production and dramatic expression for presentation, (certain clients include news-presenters, actors, reporters and radio announcers). Working with individuals, couples & adolescents, George has developed a specialisation for relationship/couples counselling, family therapy as well as Men’s Health (for men, their partners and families).
(03) 7302 8896 View (03) 7302 8896
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Bay Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
Danielle de Guara (BA(Hons)(Psych/Psychophysiol), MPsych(Org), MPsych(Clin), MAPS) is a registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist. Danielle provides a safe place to explore and treat all areas of mental health, personal concerns and well-being. A compassionate and open-minded psychologist, Danielle offers an opportunity for self-exploration, insight and growth. Treatment is individual and evidence-based.
Danielle de Guara (BA(Hons)(Psych/Psychophysiol), MPsych(Org), MPsych(Clin), MAPS) is a registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist. Danielle provides a safe place to explore and treat all areas of mental health, personal concerns and well-being. A compassionate and open-minded psychologist, Danielle offers an opportunity for self-exploration, insight and growth. Treatment is individual and evidence-based.
(03) 7003 2856 View (03) 7003 2856
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Art of Mindful Psychology - Nicole Osborn
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
I am an NDIS Registered Child and Adolescent Psycotherapist sp in Autism with Advanced training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I offer analysis, Behavioral Therapy, ABA, Art as Therapy, and Emotional and Psychological support for all ages, and needs, including parents, families, schools and teachers. Areas include autism, anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, OCD, grief/loss, social and behavioural issues, sexual assault and more. I am known for my unconventional ways of working which works well with children and young adults. Please email info@artofmindfulpsychology with a brief description and best contact to arrange an appointment.
I am an NDIS Registered Child and Adolescent Psycotherapist sp in Autism with Advanced training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I offer analysis, Behavioral Therapy, ABA, Art as Therapy, and Emotional and Psychological support for all ages, and needs, including parents, families, schools and teachers. Areas include autism, anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, OCD, grief/loss, social and behavioural issues, sexual assault and more. I am known for my unconventional ways of working which works well with children and young adults. Please email info@artofmindfulpsychology with a brief description and best contact to arrange an appointment.
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South Yarra Psychology
Psychologist, FAPS
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
(03) 9070 5676 View (03) 9070 5676
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Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
The Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy provides a peaceful environment where you are nurtured & respected. MCPC Psychologists & Psychotherapists work with adults, children & couples to provide therapeutic care for a broad range of mental health and interpersonal issues. Alongside our director Dr Sara Taylor we have 7 practitioners with different areas of expertise. We apply and integrate psychological therapies that best suit your needs, your preferences, and your specific mental health issues.
The Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy provides a peaceful environment where you are nurtured & respected. MCPC Psychologists & Psychotherapists work with adults, children & couples to provide therapeutic care for a broad range of mental health and interpersonal issues. Alongside our director Dr Sara Taylor we have 7 practitioners with different areas of expertise. We apply and integrate psychological therapies that best suit your needs, your preferences, and your specific mental health issues.
(03) 7003 2565 View (03) 7003 2565
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Ethos Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
We are a team of Psychologists who are clinically endorsed, registered and provisionally registered professionals. We offer psychological counselling over a full range of mental health disorders and a variety of special focuses. We know that Psychology Practices are booked out for the next 6 months -1 year and waitlisted although we have expanded our professional team to meet the demand. We now have both Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists available for an immediate start.
We are a team of Psychologists who are clinically endorsed, registered and provisionally registered professionals. We offer psychological counselling over a full range of mental health disorders and a variety of special focuses. We know that Psychology Practices are booked out for the next 6 months -1 year and waitlisted although we have expanded our professional team to meet the demand. We now have both Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists available for an immediate start.
(03) 7003 2528 View (03) 7003 2528
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Loretta Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
Helping couples & individuals with relationship issues (improve insight, self-reflection & acceptance). Working with relationship dynamics to improve conflict, recover from affairs, & manage change & life transitions & interpersonal emotional reactions, thoughts, & feelings. Helping clients understand repetitive, unwanted patterns helps people step out of the fray & gain a meta-perspective allowing choices. I don't work with seriour interpersonal violence (physical or emotional) or prepare Court reports/reports, or act as an expert witness).
Helping couples & individuals with relationship issues (improve insight, self-reflection & acceptance). Working with relationship dynamics to improve conflict, recover from affairs, & manage change & life transitions & interpersonal emotional reactions, thoughts, & feelings. Helping clients understand repetitive, unwanted patterns helps people step out of the fray & gain a meta-perspective allowing choices. I don't work with seriour interpersonal violence (physical or emotional) or prepare Court reports/reports, or act as an expert witness).
(03) 9068 5472 View (03) 9068 5472

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Damien Pannett
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182  (Online Only)
I work with people of all genders and sexualities, and ensure a space that is trans and queer affirming.
Life can get difficult at times - whether it be experiences of loss, shame or self-doubt, we can all experience challenges. Sometimes we might need a safe space to reflect and discuss where we are headed or how we are feeling.
I work with people of all genders and sexualities, and ensure a space that is trans and queer affirming.
Life can get difficult at times - whether it be experiences of loss, shame or self-doubt, we can all experience challenges. Sometimes we might need a safe space to reflect and discuss where we are headed or how we are feeling.
(03) 7003 2439 View (03) 7003 2439
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Jayson Rom
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
Jayson has 17 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTQIA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
Jayson has 17 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTQIA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
(03) 9068 5653 View (03) 9068 5653
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Matthew Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA+ folk with a non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand and process their distress.
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA+ folk with a non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand and process their distress.
(03) 7020 2779 View (03) 7020 2779
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Dr Mike van Dijkhuizen
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182  (Online Only)
I am a gay man and have a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ well-being.
I am clinical psychologist and work with anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, trauma and relationships. My therapeutic approach uses CBT, ACT and mindfulness for letting go of unhelpful thoughts, being present with difficult emotions and connecting to your values; the things that really matter to you.
I am a gay man and have a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ well-being.
I am clinical psychologist and work with anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, trauma and relationships. My therapeutic approach uses CBT, ACT and mindfulness for letting go of unhelpful thoughts, being present with difficult emotions and connecting to your values; the things that really matter to you.
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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with adult clients, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard. I provide evidence based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self esteem, loss and grief. I also provide therapy related to sexual functioning and sexual health issues.
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with adult clients, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard. I provide evidence based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self esteem, loss and grief. I also provide therapy related to sexual functioning and sexual health issues.
(03) 7003 2993 View (03) 7003 2993
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inner haven therapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
As an empathetic and inclusive counsellor, I am committed to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds on their unique journeys. With a focus on the queer/gay, BIPOC, Asian, and male communities, I offer a safe space where clients can explore the full spectrum of the human experience. My holistic approach addresses mental health, well-being, relationships, sexuality, identity, and confidence. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of life, fostering self-discovery and empowering personal growth. Let's embark on a transformative path towards healing, authenticity, and empowerment.
As an empathetic and inclusive counsellor, I am committed to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds on their unique journeys. With a focus on the queer/gay, BIPOC, Asian, and male communities, I offer a safe space where clients can explore the full spectrum of the human experience. My holistic approach addresses mental health, well-being, relationships, sexuality, identity, and confidence. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of life, fostering self-discovery and empowering personal growth. Let's embark on a transformative path towards healing, authenticity, and empowerment.
(02) 9100 0511 View (02) 9100 0511
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Dr Lei Gryffydd
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
I am a clinical neuropsychologist specialising in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions (Autism, ADHD & learning conditions) across the lifespan. I am passionate about working with other LGBTQIA+ individuals and provide WPATH assessments for those seeking gender affirming treatment.
I am a clinical neuropsychologist specialising in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions (Autism, ADHD & learning conditions) across the lifespan. I am passionate about working with other LGBTQIA+ individuals and provide WPATH assessments for those seeking gender affirming treatment.
(03) 7003 2372 View (03) 7003 2372
Photo of Dr Trudy Clutterbok, PhD, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dr Trudy Clutterbok
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Waitlist for new clients
The people who work with me are often independent thinkers, they're bright and creative. They might also feel isolated, stuck, that there's something missing, or that they haven't yet been heard in a way that allows them to feel a bit freer to really enjoy their lives. Many would say that they feel like outsiders. The people I work with have often had seriously difficult histories. Sometimes they support someone else who suffers. I value working with others of all ages from my LGBTQ+ and GBKS (diversity in gender, body, kinship & sexuality) communities.
The people who work with me are often independent thinkers, they're bright and creative. They might also feel isolated, stuck, that there's something missing, or that they haven't yet been heard in a way that allows them to feel a bit freer to really enjoy their lives. Many would say that they feel like outsiders. The people I work with have often had seriously difficult histories. Sometimes they support someone else who suffers. I value working with others of all ages from my LGBTQ+ and GBKS (diversity in gender, body, kinship & sexuality) communities.
(03) 7003 2417 View (03) 7003 2417
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Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with LGBT and same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with LGBT and same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842 View (02) 8188 3842
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Anthony Arpino (Proud Place Therapy)
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Empathetic and non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Sydney area (in-person/online) and Australia-wide (online only). Life today can be challenging and, at times, seeking therapy can help you work through life's difficulties in a safe, supported way, particularly if you’re feeling stuck or suffering with anxiety and distress due to current challenges or past traumatic experiences. Whether you're looking to improve your mental health, enhance your relationships, explore your sexual/gender identities, get support in 'coming out', increase self-esteem or get more clarity about life decisions, I am here to help.
Empathetic and non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Sydney area (in-person/online) and Australia-wide (online only). Life today can be challenging and, at times, seeking therapy can help you work through life's difficulties in a safe, supported way, particularly if you’re feeling stuck or suffering with anxiety and distress due to current challenges or past traumatic experiences. Whether you're looking to improve your mental health, enhance your relationships, explore your sexual/gender identities, get support in 'coming out', increase self-esteem or get more clarity about life decisions, I am here to help.
(02) 9100 0554 View (02) 9100 0554

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LGBTQ+ Counsellors

Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?

Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialised training, either during their degree programme or as continuing education, to learn the core principles of affirmative therapy and how to best support their LGBTQ clients; some have received certifications in LGBTQ-affirmative therapy. Prospective clients should inquire as to a clinician’s background and training to ensure a good fit.

Why might I want to see an LGBTQ-affirming or LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

Queer and gender-non-conforming individuals frequently experience bias and marginalisation in day-to-day life. Working with a therapist who understands these unique challenges, as well as accepts and affirms their identity, can help LGBTQ clients feel safe and supported during therapy—allowing them to better navigate their relationships, mental health, and anything else that they wish to explore during therapy. It is important to note that many therapists can be effective in their work with LGBTQ+ individuals, even in the absence of specific training or background knowledge. The most important component in therapy is the alliance between therapist and client, and this alliance can exist between individuals with very different backgrounds.

How can I find an LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

You may wish to inquire about a therapist’s expertise with your specific challenges or concerns—depression, for example, or relationship strife—as well as their past experiences treating LGBTQ+ clients. Prospective clients may also ask whether a therapist has obtained additional training and/or certification in LGBTQ-affirmative techniques.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience with LGBTQ issues?

Prospective clients should feel empowered to directly ask therapists whether they have received training or been certified in LGBTQ-affirming therapy; competent therapists will be happy to explain their educational background and preferred approach(es) to help a client find the best match for them. Clients may also wish to ask how a therapist has treated clients with their particular challenges in the past and what they expect treatment to look like.

Are all the therapists listed in the LGBTQ directory themselves members of the LGBTQ community?

While therapists may choose to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles, the LGBTQ directory features not only those who have shared this information but also those who assert specialised training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.