LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Richmond, VIC

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Dr Lei Gryffydd
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
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
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Ben Torrens-Witherow
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VIC 3121
Ben is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in assisting adults to manage their difficulties and journey toward a rich and meaningful life, with a special interest in working with ADHD and queer folk. Ben provides a collaborative space that is warm, safe, and judgement-free. In this space, Ben will empower you to identify your strengths, develop strategies and tools for positive change, boost wellbeing and resilience, and build understanding and acceptance of yourself. Ben’s approach is primarily informed by the evidence-based “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (ACT).
Ben is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in assisting adults to manage their difficulties and journey toward a rich and meaningful life, with a special interest in working with ADHD and queer folk. Ben provides a collaborative space that is warm, safe, and judgement-free. In this space, Ben will empower you to identify your strengths, develop strategies and tools for positive change, boost wellbeing and resilience, and build understanding and acceptance of yourself. Ben’s approach is primarily informed by the evidence-based “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (ACT).
(03) 9111 2664 View (03) 9111 2664
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Jayson Rom
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
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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Grow Gently Couselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
I have a Social Work background with experience in consultation services, child protection, family intervention, clinical mental health services, systems work, senior leadership and management. I am originally from Turrbal and Jagera country but have called Naarm home since mid-2022. My mob are Mununjali, and I am a proud Aboriginal person. I identify as queer and as a proud ADHDer. I appreciate the opportunity to work alongside the LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse communities and am committed to providing queer-affirming and neurodiversity-affirming practices that are trauma-informed and safe.
I have a Social Work background with experience in consultation services, child protection, family intervention, clinical mental health services, systems work, senior leadership and management. I am originally from Turrbal and Jagera country but have called Naarm home since mid-2022. My mob are Mununjali, and I am a proud Aboriginal person. I identify as queer and as a proud ADHDer. I appreciate the opportunity to work alongside the LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse communities and am committed to providing queer-affirming and neurodiversity-affirming practices that are trauma-informed and safe.
(03) 7003 2995 View (03) 7003 2995
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Ty Tran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
I aim to create a therapeutic space that is validating, respectful, culturally safe and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
I am a gentle, open and empathetic registered psychologist dedicated to enhancing individuals’ quality of life. I work with adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, substance use, perfectionism, burnout, stress, and low self-esteem. I have extensive experience working with individuals with employment and work-related challenges, such as career transitions and work-life balance. I enjoy working with high performers, executives, professionals, and those in high-stress occupations. As a father of young children, I also like helping other parents better manage their work and family responsibilities.
I aim to create a therapeutic space that is validating, respectful, culturally safe and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
I am a gentle, open and empathetic registered psychologist dedicated to enhancing individuals’ quality of life. I work with adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, substance use, perfectionism, burnout, stress, and low self-esteem. I have extensive experience working with individuals with employment and work-related challenges, such as career transitions and work-life balance. I enjoy working with high performers, executives, professionals, and those in high-stress occupations. As a father of young children, I also like helping other parents better manage their work and family responsibilities.
(03) 7003 2749 View (03) 7003 2749
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Claire Munns - Therapy Shmerapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VIC 3121  (Online Only)
Claire is great for someone navigating complex mental health challenges, who would like to connect with someone with a similar lived experience. Claire has lived experience with autism, ADHD, BPD, disordered eating, depression, anxiety and LGBTQIA+ issues, and over 10 years of lived experience in the mental health system. You'll work well with Claire if you are seeking a safe and affirming space, valuing connection and understanding. Claire focuses on creating a unique space for each individual, always aiming for a space where you feel validated, empowered and safe to be yourself.
Claire is great for someone navigating complex mental health challenges, who would like to connect with someone with a similar lived experience. Claire has lived experience with autism, ADHD, BPD, disordered eating, depression, anxiety and LGBTQIA+ issues, and over 10 years of lived experience in the mental health system. You'll work well with Claire if you are seeking a safe and affirming space, valuing connection and understanding. Claire focuses on creating a unique space for each individual, always aiming for a space where you feel validated, empowered and safe to be yourself.
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Todd Mills
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VIC 3121
I specialise in Trauma and trauma related conditions and work a lot with the LGBTQ+ community.
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that psychotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used as a tool to enrich your life and relationships through increasing self-compassion, self-understanding and insight, or to work through specific life challenges. My work draws heavily on attachment theory, psychodynamic and developmental theory, mindfulness, systems thinking & existentialism. I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach and always work collaboratively with my clients to identify their unique needs and goals.
I specialise in Trauma and trauma related conditions and work a lot with the LGBTQ+ community.
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that psychotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used as a tool to enrich your life and relationships through increasing self-compassion, self-understanding and insight, or to work through specific life challenges. My work draws heavily on attachment theory, psychodynamic and developmental theory, mindfulness, systems thinking & existentialism. I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach and always work collaboratively with my clients to identify their unique needs and goals.
(03) 7003 2100 View (03) 7003 2100
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Tialara Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VIC 3121
I am dedicated to providing an inclusive & safe psychotherapeutic experience for all individuals, particularly those in marginalised communities such as the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a Provisional Psychologist dedicated to providing engaging, warm, & compassionate psychological services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to build strong therapeutic relationships, improve overall wellbeing, & achieve personal goals. My approach to therapy is grounded in creating a thoughtful & open space for clients to explore themselves & their experiences, while actively listening & reflecting on their situations to provide individualised treatment.
I am dedicated to providing an inclusive & safe psychotherapeutic experience for all individuals, particularly those in marginalised communities such as the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a Provisional Psychologist dedicated to providing engaging, warm, & compassionate psychological services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to build strong therapeutic relationships, improve overall wellbeing, & achieve personal goals. My approach to therapy is grounded in creating a thoughtful & open space for clients to explore themselves & their experiences, while actively listening & reflecting on their situations to provide individualised treatment.
(03) 7003 2873 View (03) 7003 2873
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Edward Pascoe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
I am a clinical psychologist who has worked across a range of private and public health services. I work with adults who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues, anger, addiction with alcohol, gambling, gaming, masturbation, and pornography and erectile dissatisfaction. I understand that taking steps to improve mental health by reaching out to a psychologist can be an anxiety-provoking experience. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about understanding what approach best suits you and adapting therapy to best achieve your desired outcomes.
I am a clinical psychologist who has worked across a range of private and public health services. I work with adults who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues, anger, addiction with alcohol, gambling, gaming, masturbation, and pornography and erectile dissatisfaction. I understand that taking steps to improve mental health by reaching out to a psychologist can be an anxiety-provoking experience. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about understanding what approach best suits you and adapting therapy to best achieve your desired outcomes.
(03) 7003 2137 View (03) 7003 2137
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Xue Yuki Mei
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, VIC 3121
Hi, I am Yuki. I am a neurodivergent & queer counsellor who is committed to providing a safe & nonjudgmental (shame-free) space for all genders, identities, neurotypes, and bodies. I collaborate with clients to explore their unique inner experiences being identified as neurodivergent; LGBTQIA+; CALD and more. I work from a non-pathologising stance, meaning that I will not see clients solely as their labels and/or diagnoses, rather, each person is their own unique being and we co-design strategies that work for the particular individual/situation.
Hi, I am Yuki. I am a neurodivergent & queer counsellor who is committed to providing a safe & nonjudgmental (shame-free) space for all genders, identities, neurotypes, and bodies. I collaborate with clients to explore their unique inner experiences being identified as neurodivergent; LGBTQIA+; CALD and more. I work from a non-pathologising stance, meaning that I will not see clients solely as their labels and/or diagnoses, rather, each person is their own unique being and we co-design strategies that work for the particular individual/situation.
(03) 7500 5903 View (03) 7500 5903
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Meg Wilson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
I'm a poly-friendly relationship specialist with over 10 years experiences working with adults in clinical settings and in private practice. My qualifications include emotionally-focused therapy, person-centred therapy, art therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. I am the founder and lead therapist of Unison Counselling where we have a special focus on issues relating to polyamory, non-monogamy, open relationships, and the LGBTQIA+ communities. We are available for both individual and relationship counselling and appointments are available online or in person.
I'm a poly-friendly relationship specialist with over 10 years experiences working with adults in clinical settings and in private practice. My qualifications include emotionally-focused therapy, person-centred therapy, art therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. I am the founder and lead therapist of Unison Counselling where we have a special focus on issues relating to polyamory, non-monogamy, open relationships, and the LGBTQIA+ communities. We are available for both individual and relationship counselling and appointments are available online or in person.
(02) 4504 0202 View (02) 4504 0202
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The Mind Clan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
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
Richmond, VIC 3121
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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Paco Romeu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
I am a psychotherapist and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I specialise in working with childhood trauma, abuse and related complications, emotional dysregulation, and sexual behaviours. These are often woven into the person’s emotional world and can manifest in a range of issues including depression, panic attacks, obsessive thinking, mood swings, and substance misuse. My practice is psychoanalytically oriented and focuses on the notion of listening deeply to each person and their uniqueness. I am also trained in trauma-focused CBT and gestalt therapy.
I am a psychotherapist and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I specialise in working with childhood trauma, abuse and related complications, emotional dysregulation, and sexual behaviours. These are often woven into the person’s emotional world and can manifest in a range of issues including depression, panic attacks, obsessive thinking, mood swings, and substance misuse. My practice is psychoanalytically oriented and focuses on the notion of listening deeply to each person and their uniqueness. I am also trained in trauma-focused CBT and gestalt therapy.
(02) 4504 0169 View (02) 4504 0169
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Sydney Ruiz
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
Hi! I'm a psychotherapist dedicated to helping people to achieve lasting change and growth. My approach is warm, non-judgmental, and supportive, providing a space for you to explore and experience whatever has been unmanageable alone. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, dealing with grief or loss, wanting to make positive changes, or discover your strengths, I will work collaboratively with you. I take an integrative approach, and care about every facet of your wellbeing. Nothing is irrelevant, and nothing is too silly or strange to express.
Hi! I'm a psychotherapist dedicated to helping people to achieve lasting change and growth. My approach is warm, non-judgmental, and supportive, providing a space for you to explore and experience whatever has been unmanageable alone. Whether you're feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, dealing with grief or loss, wanting to make positive changes, or discover your strengths, I will work collaboratively with you. I take an integrative approach, and care about every facet of your wellbeing. Nothing is irrelevant, and nothing is too silly or strange to express.
(03) 9111 2662 View (03) 9111 2662
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Julian Nolan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
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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George Nelson
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
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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David Voon
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
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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Rosien Colin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121  (Online Only)
Rosien is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist with many years of experience. Rosien works with individuals and couples, and welcome clients of all ages. Creating a safe space where you can disclose your personal problems and feel supported is Rosien's top priority. Rosien has a particular interest in helping clients who are experiencing self-esteem issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety or psychosomatic issues. Rosie is originally from Belgium and have worked in a number of different countries so she can offer a culturally sensitive approach to therapy. In addition to English, Rosien can speak Dutch, French and Spanish.
Rosien is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist with many years of experience. Rosien works with individuals and couples, and welcome clients of all ages. Creating a safe space where you can disclose your personal problems and feel supported is Rosien's top priority. Rosien has a particular interest in helping clients who are experiencing self-esteem issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety or psychosomatic issues. Rosie is originally from Belgium and have worked in a number of different countries so she can offer a culturally sensitive approach to therapy. In addition to English, Rosien can speak Dutch, French and Spanish.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Inner Eastern Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Richmond, VIC 3121
Managing difficult emotions, such as feeling down or depressed, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, feelings of emptiness or insecurity Managing mood swings and chronic mood disturbances Reducing stress and burnout Treatment of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Attacks Reducing harm from impulsive behaviours Adjustment to and management of major life events Coping with grief and bereavement Experience related to living with chronic illness Problems related to traumatic experience or abuse Managing distress related to body image concerns Experiences related to identifying as LGBTIQA Difficulties with identity, self-esteem or self-image
Managing difficult emotions, such as feeling down or depressed, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, feelings of emptiness or insecurity Managing mood swings and chronic mood disturbances Reducing stress and burnout Treatment of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Attacks Reducing harm from impulsive behaviours Adjustment to and management of major life events Coping with grief and bereavement Experience related to living with chronic illness Problems related to traumatic experience or abuse Managing distress related to body image concerns Experiences related to identifying as LGBTIQA Difficulties with identity, self-esteem or self-image
(03) 9070 3597 View (03) 9070 3597

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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.