Female Counselling in Ringwood East, VIC

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Margaret (Malgorzata) Karafilowska
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
Margaret is a Registered Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with a commitment to helping people find contentment and a sense of acceptance within themselves and their relationships. She works in a supportive and client centred way, and her practice is based in cognitive behavioural, schema therapy, and brief psychodynamic approaches. She is particularly interested in how people experience mental health concerns due to unhelpful interpersonal and behavioural patterns in their daily lives.
Margaret is a Registered Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with a commitment to helping people find contentment and a sense of acceptance within themselves and their relationships. She works in a supportive and client centred way, and her practice is based in cognitive behavioural, schema therapy, and brief psychodynamic approaches. She is particularly interested in how people experience mental health concerns due to unhelpful interpersonal and behavioural patterns in their daily lives.
(03) 8203 5668 View (03) 8203 5668
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Kelsey Bennett
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
I am a level 3 ACA registered Counsellor and I work closely with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, traumatic stress, self-esteem issues and other life transitions.
(03) 8203 5140 View (03) 8203 5140
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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
(03) 8203 5569 View (03) 8203 5569
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Ellie Craig
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
I like to see people as whole beings, linking their emotional and physical symptoms to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues. I believe in holding a space where you have an opportunity to learn to sit with vulnerability. And in that vulnerability you heal, you process, you connect to yourself, you dive deeper into an understanding of yourself, you do the work to expand into a version of yourself that you are proud of.
I like to see people as whole beings, linking their emotional and physical symptoms to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues. I believe in holding a space where you have an opportunity to learn to sit with vulnerability. And in that vulnerability you heal, you process, you connect to yourself, you dive deeper into an understanding of yourself, you do the work to expand into a version of yourself that you are proud of.
(03) 8203 5370 View (03) 8203 5370
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Irene Landouris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
My care is client-centred while sharing my experiential insights and pathways in helping you navigate your journey moving forward. I believe establishing trust, safety and consistency in the therapeutic relationship is key to supporting individual growth and change. I work towards developing a shared understanding about your difficulties and life story, and together we will decide on a treatment approach and create a plan that works best for you. The disciplines I have specialised in, assist me to use various treatment approaches that align with your core needs and care.
My care is client-centred while sharing my experiential insights and pathways in helping you navigate your journey moving forward. I believe establishing trust, safety and consistency in the therapeutic relationship is key to supporting individual growth and change. I work towards developing a shared understanding about your difficulties and life story, and together we will decide on a treatment approach and create a plan that works best for you. The disciplines I have specialised in, assist me to use various treatment approaches that align with your core needs and care.
(03) 8203 5847 View (03) 8203 5847
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Mindful Living Counselling and Psychology
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
If you are struggling with the impact of trauma, or are interested in trying EMDR Therapy, we are here to help! We are a psychology and counselling practice located in Croydon, Victoria. We have a special focus on the treatment of PTSD and trauma, with a particular interest in EMDR Therapy. EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based method of trauma treatment that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and Medicare Australia. Our Practice Director, Caroline Burrows, is a leading accredited EMDR trainer in Australia. We are proud to offer traditional, intensive and group EMDR Therapy.
If you are struggling with the impact of trauma, or are interested in trying EMDR Therapy, we are here to help! We are a psychology and counselling practice located in Croydon, Victoria. We have a special focus on the treatment of PTSD and trauma, with a particular interest in EMDR Therapy. EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based method of trauma treatment that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and Medicare Australia. Our Practice Director, Caroline Burrows, is a leading accredited EMDR trainer in Australia. We are proud to offer traditional, intensive and group EMDR Therapy.
(03) 6146 3217 View (03) 6146 3217
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Rebecca Black
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
After having her own child, Rebecca discovered her passion for pregnancy, birth and babies… and has a special interest in supporting women throughout their perinatal journey. Rebecca appreciates the range of difficulties that women can experience in relation to conception, pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and believes that having the support of a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate person can make a significant difference.
After having her own child, Rebecca discovered her passion for pregnancy, birth and babies… and has a special interest in supporting women throughout their perinatal journey. Rebecca appreciates the range of difficulties that women can experience in relation to conception, pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and believes that having the support of a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate person can make a significant difference.
(03) 8203 5702 View (03) 8203 5702
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Dr Rashika Perera Gomez
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
(03) 8413 7375 View (03) 8413 7375
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Paulene Manio
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood East, VIC 3135
Not accepting new clients
Paulene is a highly motivated registered psychologist who works with adults (18+) with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and migration issues. She provides integrative approach to therapy, and tailor interventions to client’s needs.
Paulene is a highly motivated registered psychologist who works with adults (18+) with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and migration issues. She provides integrative approach to therapy, and tailor interventions to client’s needs.
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Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
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The Safe Space Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Croydon, VIC 3136  (Online Only)
I am passionate in providing a safe and comfortable space for clients to feel listened too and understood. I work with children, adolescents and adults, who are experiencing a broad range of life challenges. This includes anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, relationship difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence.
I am passionate in providing a safe and comfortable space for clients to feel listened too and understood. I work with children, adolescents and adults, who are experiencing a broad range of life challenges. This includes anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, relationship difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence.
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Karen Merry
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Croydon, VIC 3136
I help families and students who are experiencing school stress due to unmet needs in the school environment for those who are neurodivergent or have experienced trauma. Using evidence based therapies such as: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Somatic Experiencing, Mindful Self Compassion and Mindful Based Stress Reduction. Working as a neurodivergent affirming, trauma informed counsellor, I have a National Worker Screening check to work with NDIS participants with plan management, self management and combination plans. WWC, can work with Children +5YO
I help families and students who are experiencing school stress due to unmet needs in the school environment for those who are neurodivergent or have experienced trauma. Using evidence based therapies such as: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Somatic Experiencing, Mindful Self Compassion and Mindful Based Stress Reduction. Working as a neurodivergent affirming, trauma informed counsellor, I have a National Worker Screening check to work with NDIS participants with plan management, self management and combination plans. WWC, can work with Children +5YO
(03) 8797 2203 View (03) 8797 2203
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Jacqueline Noble
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bayswater, VIC 3153
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
(03) 8203 5205 View (03) 8203 5205
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MyND-MAP Integrative Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134  (Online Only)
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
(03) 5910 7722 View (03) 5910 7722
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Nicole Skermer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bayswater, VIC 3153
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
(03) 8203 5997 View (03) 8203 5997
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L'Shae Mia Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Offering telehealth and in person sessions, I have a special interest in working with trauma, chronic health conditions and anxiety. My treatment approaches are neuro-affirming and include EMDR, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy
Offering telehealth and in person sessions, I have a special interest in working with trauma, chronic health conditions and anxiety. My treatment approaches are neuro-affirming and include EMDR, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy
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Relating Well Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
My experience is in helping my clients obtain better relationships with partners, family and friends. I am a facilitator in "Prepare Enrich" and the Gottman's method, A great start to a new relationship or existing one, discover your partners and yours, strengths within the relationship and areas of growth, I Specifically focus on such areas as emotional awareness, self-insight, higher emotional intelligence, emotional astuteness, attachment style awareness. An overarching goal for my clients is to, ‘know thy self’, where you begin and end in your relationships, who are you? What is the essence of who you are?
My experience is in helping my clients obtain better relationships with partners, family and friends. I am a facilitator in "Prepare Enrich" and the Gottman's method, A great start to a new relationship or existing one, discover your partners and yours, strengths within the relationship and areas of growth, I Specifically focus on such areas as emotional awareness, self-insight, higher emotional intelligence, emotional astuteness, attachment style awareness. An overarching goal for my clients is to, ‘know thy self’, where you begin and end in your relationships, who are you? What is the essence of who you are?
(03) 5905 7145 View (03) 5905 7145
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Imelda Westworth
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Warrandyte South, VIC 3134
I work with clients who are seeking support and guidance to manage and cope with mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, family issues, and relationship issues. Together, we tackle goals such as reducing symptoms of mental illness, improving their ability to function in daily life, building stronger relationships with loved ones, and developing greater self-awareness and self-esteem. My clients come to me with a desire to improve their mental health and overall well-being so that they can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
I work with clients who are seeking support and guidance to manage and cope with mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, family issues, and relationship issues. Together, we tackle goals such as reducing symptoms of mental illness, improving their ability to function in daily life, building stronger relationships with loved ones, and developing greater self-awareness and self-esteem. My clients come to me with a desire to improve their mental health and overall well-being so that they can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
(03) 8203 5741 View (03) 8203 5741
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Kat Aycardo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mitcham, VIC 3132
Kat has been passionate about supporting adults and children with neurodiversity since 2007. She has specialized in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, giftedness, and developmental differences. She is a warm and collaborative clinician with an evidence based and neurodiverse affirming approach to supporting children, adolescents, and adults to reach their individual goals.
Kat has been passionate about supporting adults and children with neurodiversity since 2007. She has specialized in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, giftedness, and developmental differences. She is a warm and collaborative clinician with an evidence based and neurodiverse affirming approach to supporting children, adolescents, and adults to reach their individual goals.
(03) 8203 5767 View (03) 8203 5767
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Melbourne Sandplay & Expressive Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Bayswater, VIC 3153
Melbourne Sandplay and Expressive Therapies provides a safe space for you to explore your inner psyche and find peace and healing through deep therapeutic engagement. Sandplay is the ideal mode to heal from trauma and find your own inner resources. Guided drawing also helps you engage your body “knowing” to guide you towards healing. I would be honoured to share your healing journey with you.
Melbourne Sandplay and Expressive Therapies provides a safe space for you to explore your inner psyche and find peace and healing through deep therapeutic engagement. Sandplay is the ideal mode to heal from trauma and find your own inner resources. Guided drawing also helps you engage your body “knowing” to guide you towards healing. I would be honoured to share your healing journey with you.
(03) 9864 1852 View (03) 9864 1852

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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.