Dialectical Behaviour (DBT) Counselling in Saint Kilda, VIC

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Bella Marker
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Bella has received extensive training in CBT, DBT , Motivational Interviewing and ACT.
Bella works with adult clients displaying a number of different presentations including anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma, and attachment and emotional problems. Bella works with many individuals of the LGBTIQA+ community and enjoys working with difficulties around self-esteem and self-acceptance. Bella’s hope is that through therapy her clients gain greater self-awareness, self-compassion and courage to meet the demands of life and the goals they have set for themselves.
(03) 8797 2048
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Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
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Amy Megan Bortz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Various treatment modalities, including ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, DBT and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
I completed my Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne March 2020, and am registered with AHPRA as a Clinical Psychologist. I love the challenge of formulating for each individual client, and adapting this formulation (and treatment plan) over time as one's presentation or circumstance changes. I am passionate about working alongside clients to help them improve their quality of life, and particularly in empowering clients in their ability to cope with psychosocial stressors. Change is hard; clients do not need to be 100% motivated 100% of the time; but they need to want to want to be motivated some of the time
(03) 7003 2664
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Mark Hooy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
Principally as an EMDR and IFS practitioner my work involves guiding clients in healing, and recovery, towards fulfilling one's potential in life. Regardless of the burden, or challenge, from complex trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, and addictions, healing is the focus. My work focuses on a compassionate, warm, trauma informed, and person-centered approach, applying evidence-based trauma therapies such as EMDR, IFS, as well as DBT , CBT, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. All people and their needs are warmly welcomed.
(03) 7003 2951
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Rachel Cliffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and trauma therapist, I use a range of effective modalities including EMDR, Cognitive Processing, DBT , Schema Therapy, TF- CBT and Mindfulness to help meet your goals.
I have a special interest in the treatment of trauma, in all its forms. This includes working with PTSD, Complex PTSD, sexual abuse/assault, attachment/relationship issues including family violence/neglect/abandonment; and mood, anxiety and somatic disorders. I believe in a safe, non-judgemental approach where we work together to identify what you are wanting to change and how to go about it, in the least distressing and most effective way possible. I am particularly interested in the use of EMDR, a broad psycho-therapeutic and empirically validated treatment approach for a variety of issues, that can facilitate profound healing.
(03) 7003 2238
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Steph Sier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Verified
Steph is a senior clinician and therapist at Q Psychology, and a mental health accredited social worker. She has an extensive background working in inpatient and outpatient mental health programs and helps guide and support the clinical team at Q Psychology. Steph is a gender diverse, queer affirmative therapist. She works across various psychological difficulties (including depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma and many others) and uses various psychological therapies (including ACT, CBT, DBT & mindfulness). Steph completed her master’s in social work, and after extensive work in MH, has obtained mental health accreditation.
(03) 9111 2638
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Dr William Kirkpatrick
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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Verified
As a Counselling Psychologist I work in a client-centred way holding humanistic values and integrate various skills and techniques from a range of psychotherapies including: CBT, ACT, DBT , CFT, EMDR, Schema therapy, and mindfulness.
Ultimately I am human like you with a story and life experiences like you. However, as a doctor of Counselling Psychology I can offer you support at this time with: anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer, life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).
(08) 9560 6957
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Daniela Miszkinis Counselling & Art Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
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Daniela Miszkinis AThR - Art Therapist (Master of Art Therapy, La Trobe Uni), NDIS provider, Clinical Counsellor & Supervisor, specialising in DBT -informed Art Therapy and Jungian psychodynamic client-centred methods. Member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA), Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and European Federation of Art Therapy (EFAT). Daniela is a mental health professional specialising in working with clients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders.
(03) 7003 2809
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Richard Norrish
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
He also uses CBT, DBT and Mindfulness models.
Richard aims to help clients achieve an improved quality of life, working towards a greater sense of personal control. With more than 10 years’ experience in counselling and clinical settings, he provides a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space. He works collaboratively with the client in tailoring therapy to their unique set of circumstances. Therapy may range from a few sessions when targeting a specific problem, to medium and longer-term therapy when addressing long-held problematic behaviours, interpersonal patterns and emotion difficulties.
(03) 9068 5866
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Amy Redman Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy ( DBT ) and Motivational Interviewing and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Hi I'm Amy, I am a Counselling Psychologist. I create a friendly, supportive and non judgemental environment and enjoy working with adolescents, young adults and adults. My therapeutic approach is client centred, where client's goals, interest and preferences guide treatment. I am passionate about working collaboratively with clients to identify and achieve their goals and improve their overall well-being and experience of life’s many challenges.
(02) 4504 0177
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Edwina Vejayaratnam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Edwina and I’m a psychologist practicing in Melbourne, Australia. I was born in Australia and my background is Sri Lankan Tamil. I practice through an intersectional lens, as a woman of colour who identifies as pansexual. While I have experience in many different types of therapies, I do not subscribe to one type, as every person has unique challenges that cannot be labeled or shoe-boxed as a specific ‘type’. For me, the most important aspect of therapy is having a good connection and rapport with my clients, and establishing honesty and trust.
(03) 7003 2917
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Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
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Lilac Psychology - Jessica Carstairs
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Jessica is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in both private and public sectors. Jessica enjoys working with adolescents (16+) and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, life transitions, and emotion regulation difficulties. You may also like to work with Jessica simply to better understand yourself or for personal development, which might include clarifying your values, re-connecting to yourself/others, making an important decision, increasing confidence, or finding meaning & purpose in your life.
(03) 7020 2750
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Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
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David Hilton Demmer
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
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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
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Contemporary Psychology
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified
Verified
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
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Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
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Julian Andrew Thompson
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
I feel passionate about helping people make meaningful, sustainable, and healthy changes in their lives. I aim to work respectfully and collaboratively with people so that clients build their own independence and develop ways to manage life stressors more effectively, in addition to their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A comfortable, empathetic and supportive therapeutic relationship is also very important in my approach, and research shows that this is essential in best outcomes for clients. I generally work on a wide range of mental health and life issues and the approaches I work with are all evidence-based interventions.
(03) 7003 2333
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The Mind Clan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
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
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Nina Stevanovic Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Hi! I am a registered psychologist and primarily work with adults and adolescents. I highly value working from a collaborative, non-judgmental and non-pathologizing approach. I like to meet clients wherever they are on their wellness journey. I offer a calming and supportive space, where clients are free to express themselves and dig deeper to understand their challenges better. I combine therapeutic approaches based on individual client needs so that therapy is personalised and relevant, rather than 'textbook'.
(03) 7500 5471
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Michelle Murray Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Michelle Murray psychology is a service dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of presenting issues. She is passionate about creating a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment and relationship, to allow clients to explore the difficulties that are arising in their lives. She is dedicated to working with individuals to develop self-awareness and deep understanding of the complexities of their issues. She aims to promote self-acceptance and positive change by drawing on their strengths, and helping them move towards living a rich, full and meaningful life.
(03) 7003 2803
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Veronica P Bona
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling overwhelmed, tired, hopeless or lacking joy; like your emotions are uncontrollable or that they do not match with reality; that your worry is getting out of hand or that there is no longer any point, then it might be a good time to seek some support. ​ We are social creatures, and despite what our modern society might have us believe, we all need human connection to function. Seeking support is a huge sign of strength – the strength to actually reach out and let someone in, in order to start the healing process. ​ If you can relate to this or if you have set yourself a personal development goal please reach out.
(03) 7003 2114
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Rene Pirrotta
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Rene is a Registered psychologist who enjoys providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults. Clients can expect a supportive and non-judgemental space to feel heard. Rene places a large focus on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, which she believes, in turn, allows clients to openly explore and confront their reasons for seeking support. Rene approaches therapy in a collaborative manner and draws upon several evidence-based treatment models to tailor therapy to each individual.
(03) 7003 2401
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The Viewpoint Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
We are a group psychology practice with a variety of professional, experienced and qualified psychologists dealing with a range of clients and presenting issues.
(03) 7003 2343
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Saint Kilda?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Saint Kilda specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.