LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Prahran, VIC

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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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Lee Cubis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prahran, VIC 3181
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years working in the health and disability sectors (as a support worker, assistant in nursing and Psychologist). I have an interest in working with people from LGBTQIA+ populations including individuals and relationship work. I have a strong understanding of the many ways that intimate relationships are structured. I als work with adults from all populations to manage anxiety disorders using effective and evidence-based interventions. I have a further interest in working with adults with disability including acquired brain injury, intellectual disability, ASD, and neuro-degenerative disease.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years working in the health and disability sectors (as a support worker, assistant in nursing and Psychologist). I have an interest in working with people from LGBTQIA+ populations including individuals and relationship work. I have a strong understanding of the many ways that intimate relationships are structured. I als work with adults from all populations to manage anxiety disorders using effective and evidence-based interventions. I have a further interest in working with adults with disability including acquired brain injury, intellectual disability, ASD, and neuro-degenerative disease.
(03) 6316 1110 View (03) 6316 1110
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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
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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David Hilton Demmer
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
Dave works with the LGBTQIA+ community. Dave has a particularly interest in issues related to trauma, attachment, self-worth/self-esteem, substance-related issues, and relationship problems. Dave's main approaches are Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He is also trained in couples therapy and has a diploma of clinical hypnosis. Dave is also available for WPATH assessments for individuals who may require this as part of their gender affirmation/transition process.
Dave works with the LGBTQIA+ community. Dave has a particularly interest in issues related to trauma, attachment, self-worth/self-esteem, substance-related issues, and relationship problems. Dave's main approaches are Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He is also trained in couples therapy and has a diploma of clinical hypnosis. Dave is also available for WPATH assessments for individuals who may require this as part of their gender affirmation/transition process.
(03) 8797 2169 View (03) 8797 2169
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Brett Lee Quayle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
My ideal client faces challenges such as identity issues, anxiety, or life transitions. They seek a safe, inclusive space to explore their experiences and emotions. Their goals include gaining self-awareness, building resilience, and achieving personal growth. They want to overcome obstacles and develop effective coping strategies to live a fulfilling, authentic life. With experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQIA+ community, I use a collaborative, compassionate, and evidence-based approach to help them gain clarity, foster self-discovery, and achieve their aspirations.
My ideal client faces challenges such as identity issues, anxiety, or life transitions. They seek a safe, inclusive space to explore their experiences and emotions. Their goals include gaining self-awareness, building resilience, and achieving personal growth. They want to overcome obstacles and develop effective coping strategies to live a fulfilling, authentic life. With experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQIA+ community, I use a collaborative, compassionate, and evidence-based approach to help them gain clarity, foster self-discovery, and achieve their aspirations.
(03) 9964 0717 View (03) 9964 0717
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James Traugott - Psychologist And Couples Therapist
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
James is a General Psychologist and Couples Therapist. He has completed his Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours), and also holds a Bachelor of Business Management. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society as well as the College of Organisational Psychologists. James works with diverse populations and is an LGBTQIA+ aware therapist. James offers a therapeutic relationship that provides a secure place of appreciation, challenge, change, and value. He runs an evidence-based practice focusing on practical solutions towards client goals.
James is a General Psychologist and Couples Therapist. He has completed his Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours), and also holds a Bachelor of Business Management. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society as well as the College of Organisational Psychologists. James works with diverse populations and is an LGBTQIA+ aware therapist. James offers a therapeutic relationship that provides a secure place of appreciation, challenge, change, and value. He runs an evidence-based practice focusing on practical solutions towards client goals.
(03) 7003 2612 View (03) 7003 2612
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Brendan Lloyd
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prahran, VIC 3181
I support individuals struggling with mental health issues (clinical or general), relationship difficulties, life transitions, self-esteem, and trauma related issues. I offer a safe and supportive space to explore your feelings, find validation and understanding, as well as some practical guidance and resources.
I support individuals struggling with mental health issues (clinical or general), relationship difficulties, life transitions, self-esteem, and trauma related issues. I offer a safe and supportive space to explore your feelings, find validation and understanding, as well as some practical guidance and resources.
(03) 7003 2976 View (03) 7003 2976
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The Mind Clan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
The Mind Clan is a Melbourne-based clinic offering psychology and counselling services for young adults aged between 18 and 35 years. Our psychologists and counsellors have specific experience and training in working with young people. We understand how difficult it can be for young people to express and share their thoughts and feelings with others, therefore our team work especially hard to tailor our treatment approaches to ensure young adults feel comfortable, supported, and safe to explore their deepest fears and concerns.
The Mind Clan is a Melbourne-based clinic offering psychology and counselling services for young adults aged between 18 and 35 years. Our psychologists and counsellors have specific experience and training in working with young people. We understand how difficult it can be for young people to express and share their thoughts and feelings with others, therefore our team work especially hard to tailor our treatment approaches to ensure young adults feel comfortable, supported, and safe to explore their deepest fears and concerns.
(03) 9070 5415 View (03) 9070 5415
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Timothy Hill
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prahran, VIC 3181
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
(03) 7003 2363 View (03) 7003 2363
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Christine Weber
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prahran, VIC 3181
You may have come to this site because you feel stuck – because you are not moving in the direction you most want to. You may feel aspects of your life could be better, or you may be dealing with problems that feel overwhelming. These feelings may be related to your work, relationships or health, or they may be about your attitudes and feelings toward yourself. You may not know what is wrong or why you feel the way you do. Whatever the issue, I hope I am able to help.
You may have come to this site because you feel stuck – because you are not moving in the direction you most want to. You may feel aspects of your life could be better, or you may be dealing with problems that feel overwhelming. These feelings may be related to your work, relationships or health, or they may be about your attitudes and feelings toward yourself. You may not know what is wrong or why you feel the way you do. Whatever the issue, I hope I am able to help.
(03) 6120 6374 View (03) 6120 6374
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Contemporary Psychology
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
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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Adam Merrick
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181  (Online Only)
I am motivated by helping people work through their challenges to fulfil their potential and lead better lives. What that looks like is ensuring I hear your story, understand what you are going through, and provide you with the tools and skills to improve your situation. As a registered Psychologist I am committed to your personal wellbeing, improved performance and helping you succeed.
I am motivated by helping people work through their challenges to fulfil their potential and lead better lives. What that looks like is ensuring I hear your story, understand what you are going through, and provide you with the tools and skills to improve your situation. As a registered Psychologist I am committed to your personal wellbeing, improved performance and helping you succeed.
(03) 9111 5323 View (03) 9111 5323
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George Nelson
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
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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Kaz Mitchell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181  (Online Only)
From time-to-time we all have issues going on in our lives that feel overwhelming, confusing and too hard to deal with on our own. At the same time, for various reasons, it often feels as if there is no one there we feel safe enough with whom we can share our burdens. Whether it's a messy divorce, the death of a loved one, a traumatic experience, an existential crisis about the meaning of life, or a difficult decision that has to be made - it can be hard to figure out what to do or who to turn to for guidance.
From time-to-time we all have issues going on in our lives that feel overwhelming, confusing and too hard to deal with on our own. At the same time, for various reasons, it often feels as if there is no one there we feel safe enough with whom we can share our burdens. Whether it's a messy divorce, the death of a loved one, a traumatic experience, an existential crisis about the meaning of life, or a difficult decision that has to be made - it can be hard to figure out what to do or who to turn to for guidance.
(03) 6146 1629 View (03) 6146 1629
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Julian Nolan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
I see people with a variety of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, anger and other emotional management issues, relationship/family issues, loss, grief and trauma, challenges relating to being neurodiverse (ASD, ADHD), sex, sexuality and gender related concerns, and eating disorders.
I see people with a variety of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, anger and other emotional management issues, relationship/family issues, loss, grief and trauma, challenges relating to being neurodiverse (ASD, ADHD), sex, sexuality and gender related concerns, and eating disorders.
(03) 7003 2124 View (03) 7003 2124
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Brydan Xavier
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
Brydan (he/him) enjoys working with adults of all backgrounds, but has a particular interest working with adult men, those within the LGBTI+ community, First Nations people, and those impacted by the criminal justice system (including victim / survivors of crime, people with lived experience of incarceration, and employees / staff within police, courts, prisons, and other law enforcement agencies).
Brydan (he/him) enjoys working with adults of all backgrounds, but has a particular interest working with adult men, those within the LGBTI+ community, First Nations people, and those impacted by the criminal justice system (including victim / survivors of crime, people with lived experience of incarceration, and employees / staff within police, courts, prisons, and other law enforcement agencies).
(03) 7003 2287 View (03) 7003 2287
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Andrew Macdonald
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stopping by. With over 15 years counselling experience, I am a registered clinical psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. My experience covers working with clients from all walks of life in helping them make sense of the things that are getting in the way. 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. I provide health insurance rebates for most providers.
Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stopping by. With over 15 years counselling experience, I am a registered clinical psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. My experience covers working with clients from all walks of life in helping them make sense of the things that are getting in the way. 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. I provide health insurance rebates for most providers.
(03) 7003 2204 View (03) 7003 2204
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Equator Therapies - Joe Busuttil
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prahran, VIC 3181
Welcome to Equator Hypnotherapy & Counselling. My name is Joe Busuttil and I am a qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach based in Melbourne, Australia. I will help you discover the root cause of your anxiety and personal issues, and will help you overcome the limiting, disruptive or negative thoughts that are holding you back. I will help you create the life that you most desire through techniques like Hypnotherapy, NLP, Counselling, Meditation, Energy healing and other powerful modalities so you can clear limiting belief systems and emotions that aren’t serving you anymore.
Welcome to Equator Hypnotherapy & Counselling. My name is Joe Busuttil and I am a qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach based in Melbourne, Australia. I will help you discover the root cause of your anxiety and personal issues, and will help you overcome the limiting, disruptive or negative thoughts that are holding you back. I will help you create the life that you most desire through techniques like Hypnotherapy, NLP, Counselling, Meditation, Energy healing and other powerful modalities so you can clear limiting belief systems and emotions that aren’t serving you anymore.
(03) 7003 2081 View (03) 7003 2081
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Nathan Smith
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
I have a passion for working with young people to empower and support them with their challenges. I also work with people of all ages and gender identities. Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression, AOD, relationship issues, or any thing else I'd be happy to help.
I have a passion for working with young people to empower and support them with their challenges. I also work with people of all ages and gender identities. Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression, AOD, relationship issues, or any thing else I'd be happy to help.
(03) 8594 4097 View (03) 8594 4097
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David Voon
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
With an open, curious and enquiring style, I take a client-centred approach to support people who struggle with problems that affect their mental and emotional well-being. My focus is to foster a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic relationship to support you with developing the insights and emotional shifts that are necessary for lasting therapeutic change. Taking a process-oriented and experiential frame, we aim toward an integration of cognitive (mind), emotional (heart) and somatic (body) levels of experiencing to achieve the transformations that support a more fulfilling life.
With an open, curious and enquiring style, I take a client-centred approach to support people who struggle with problems that affect their mental and emotional well-being. My focus is to foster a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic relationship to support you with developing the insights and emotional shifts that are necessary for lasting therapeutic change. Taking a process-oriented and experiential frame, we aim toward an integration of cognitive (mind), emotional (heart) and somatic (body) levels of experiencing to achieve the transformations that support a more fulfilling life.
(03) 9111 2699 View (03) 9111 2699

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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.