LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in South Melbourne, VIC

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Jayson Rom
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
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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Rocco Vincent Mammoliti
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205  (Online Only)
Rocco is an experienced psychologist with training working with adults, adolescents & children. He is sensitive to the issues young people face today, and how these issues uniquely present within heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ communities. Issues of identity, belonging, low self-worth, people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, periods of depression; essentially, complex histories and how they impact the relationship to oneself and others. These problems can be the underlying cause of a lack of felt purpose or meaning in one’s life. Rocco’s goal is to help people befriend themselves & reconnect with that sense of purpose
Rocco is an experienced psychologist with training working with adults, adolescents & children. He is sensitive to the issues young people face today, and how these issues uniquely present within heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ communities. Issues of identity, belonging, low self-worth, people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, periods of depression; essentially, complex histories and how they impact the relationship to oneself and others. These problems can be the underlying cause of a lack of felt purpose or meaning in one’s life. Rocco’s goal is to help people befriend themselves & reconnect with that sense of purpose
(03) 7037 6915 View (03) 7037 6915
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Contemporary Psychology
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
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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Brydan Xavier
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
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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Equator Therapies - Joe Busuttil
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
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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Art of Mindful Psychology - Nicole Osborn
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
I am an NDIS Registered Child and Adolescent Psycotherapist sp in Autism with Advanced training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I offer analysis, Behavioral Therapy, ABA, Art as Therapy, and Emotional and Psychological support for all ages, and needs, including parents, families, schools and teachers. Areas include autism, anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, OCD, grief/loss, social and behavioural issues, sexual assault and more. I am known for my unconventional ways of working which works well with children and young adults. Please email info@artofmindfulpsychology with a brief description and best contact to arrange an appointment.
I am an NDIS Registered Child and Adolescent Psycotherapist sp in Autism with Advanced training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I offer analysis, Behavioral Therapy, ABA, Art as Therapy, and Emotional and Psychological support for all ages, and needs, including parents, families, schools and teachers. Areas include autism, anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, OCD, grief/loss, social and behavioural issues, sexual assault and more. I am known for my unconventional ways of working which works well with children and young adults. Please email info@artofmindfulpsychology with a brief description and best contact to arrange an appointment.
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Nikhil Badkundri
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
I exclusively work with athletes (young amateurs, semi-pro, pro or elite), sport parents, performers & sport team coaches. I help you with the psychological shifts needed to transition through the different stages of your sporting career. EG: From Semi-pro to Pro or from Pro to Elite. Before you even get to that level, you need to know you belong there. All the issues you are experiencing in your sport stem from that core issue. That is the essence of my work.
I exclusively work with athletes (young amateurs, semi-pro, pro or elite), sport parents, performers & sport team coaches. I help you with the psychological shifts needed to transition through the different stages of your sporting career. EG: From Semi-pro to Pro or from Pro to Elite. Before you even get to that level, you need to know you belong there. All the issues you are experiencing in your sport stem from that core issue. That is the essence of my work.
(03) 7020 2763 View (03) 7020 2763
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Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
The Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy provides a peaceful environment where you are nurtured & respected. MCPC Psychologists & Psychotherapists work with adults, children & couples to provide therapeutic care for a broad range of mental health and interpersonal issues. Alongside our director Dr Sara Taylor we have 7 practitioners with different areas of expertise. We apply and integrate psychological therapies that best suit your needs, your preferences, and your specific mental health issues.
The Melbourne Centre of Psychotherapy and Consultancy provides a peaceful environment where you are nurtured & respected. MCPC Psychologists & Psychotherapists work with adults, children & couples to provide therapeutic care for a broad range of mental health and interpersonal issues. Alongside our director Dr Sara Taylor we have 7 practitioners with different areas of expertise. We apply and integrate psychological therapies that best suit your needs, your preferences, and your specific mental health issues.
(03) 7003 2565 View (03) 7003 2565
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Ethos Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
We are a team of Psychologists who are clinically endorsed, registered and provisionally registered professionals. We offer psychological counselling over a full range of mental health disorders and a variety of special focuses. We know that Psychology Practices are booked out for the next 6 months -1 year and waitlisted although we have expanded our professional team to meet the demand. We now have both Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists available for an immediate start.
We are a team of Psychologists who are clinically endorsed, registered and provisionally registered professionals. We offer psychological counselling over a full range of mental health disorders and a variety of special focuses. We know that Psychology Practices are booked out for the next 6 months -1 year and waitlisted although we have expanded our professional team to meet the demand. We now have both Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists available for an immediate start.
(03) 7003 2528 View (03) 7003 2528
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Barbara Zoroddu
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
I strongly believe that psychological support should be a possibility for everyone, not just a luxury for the few. I am a trained Counselling professional with a passion for helping women like you fall in love with their minds and bodies, live their true emotions and find new ways to improve their well-being. I can support you while you learn more about your emotions and bodily resources, discover how to increase your self-esteem and become more resilient by overcoming your limiting beliefs about your beautiful self.
I strongly believe that psychological support should be a possibility for everyone, not just a luxury for the few. I am a trained Counselling professional with a passion for helping women like you fall in love with their minds and bodies, live their true emotions and find new ways to improve their well-being. I can support you while you learn more about your emotions and bodily resources, discover how to increase your self-esteem and become more resilient by overcoming your limiting beliefs about your beautiful self.
(03) 7003 2118 View (03) 7003 2118
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South Yarra Psychology
Psychologist, FAPS
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
(03) 9070 5676 View (03) 9070 5676
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Wen Chan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
I am passionate about amplifying voices and creating spaces for individuals to freely express themselves. This includes voices of people of colour, First Nations individuals, migrants, and other marginalised minority groups that experience greater systemic barriers. For some communities, there are expectations of how one should think and behave within their cultural context. However, this can often be misaligned with their true sense of self. Being stuck in between two cultural worlds can be challenging.
I am passionate about amplifying voices and creating spaces for individuals to freely express themselves. This includes voices of people of colour, First Nations individuals, migrants, and other marginalised minority groups that experience greater systemic barriers. For some communities, there are expectations of how one should think and behave within their cultural context. However, this can often be misaligned with their true sense of self. Being stuck in between two cultural worlds can be challenging.
(03) 9118 9087 View (03) 9118 9087
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Lou Cooper
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Our emotions tell a story, they direct our actions. But unless we are aware of how they influence what we do, they can often get in the way. Lou invites you to listen not only to the story that comes from your head, but also to what your body has to say. Developing greater awareness of your emotional experience and the skills to manage it can be the springboard to creating healthier relationships with self and others, and lead to a more productive life.
Our emotions tell a story, they direct our actions. But unless we are aware of how they influence what we do, they can often get in the way. Lou invites you to listen not only to the story that comes from your head, but also to what your body has to say. Developing greater awareness of your emotional experience and the skills to manage it can be the springboard to creating healthier relationships with self and others, and lead to a more productive life.
(03) 9069 9581 View (03) 9069 9581
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Charles Maddison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
It's my job to make myself redundant with clients, to help them stabilise long-term & end their care with new insights & skills to better manage inevitable emotional challenges. So I use EMDR to treat trauma from childhood, military service, sexual assault, family violence, road accidents & medical procedures. EMDR can also be helpful with workplace & social anxiety. In addition, I counsel adult clients with symptoms of autism such as rigid thinking & emotional barriers. I offer a safe space where intrusive & distressing thoughts can be safely explored, discussed respectfully & helpfully - & with some humour, but no nonsense.
It's my job to make myself redundant with clients, to help them stabilise long-term & end their care with new insights & skills to better manage inevitable emotional challenges. So I use EMDR to treat trauma from childhood, military service, sexual assault, family violence, road accidents & medical procedures. EMDR can also be helpful with workplace & social anxiety. In addition, I counsel adult clients with symptoms of autism such as rigid thinking & emotional barriers. I offer a safe space where intrusive & distressing thoughts can be safely explored, discussed respectfully & helpfully - & with some humour, but no nonsense.
(03) 7003 2045 View (03) 7003 2045
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Patricia Lu
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
I work with people who are open to talking about their life and their journey, and are motivated to make a positive change, whether big or small. They could be seeing me for a broad spectrum of reasons; from something as simple as wanting a new face to talk to, to pursuing professional help for something they’ve been struggling with for a very long time. They are looking to feel heard and hopeful after a session—perhaps even excited to try new strategies that might be able to help them in their daily life. They understand that therapy isn’t a fix-all, but rather a process that could facilitate change
I work with people who are open to talking about their life and their journey, and are motivated to make a positive change, whether big or small. They could be seeing me for a broad spectrum of reasons; from something as simple as wanting a new face to talk to, to pursuing professional help for something they’ve been struggling with for a very long time. They are looking to feel heard and hopeful after a session—perhaps even excited to try new strategies that might be able to help them in their daily life. They understand that therapy isn’t a fix-all, but rather a process that could facilitate change
(03) 9118 9072 View (03) 9118 9072
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Andy Webster
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Change whether positive or negative, planned or unexpected can generate stress and anxiety, but there is always a path forward so that you can emerge healthier, happier and more able to cope. With the right guidance and support you can learn to navigate destructive emotions like anger, shame, guilt, sadness and loneliness and learn how to re-evaluate your values and set achievable goals.
Change whether positive or negative, planned or unexpected can generate stress and anxiety, but there is always a path forward so that you can emerge healthier, happier and more able to cope. With the right guidance and support you can learn to navigate destructive emotions like anger, shame, guilt, sadness and loneliness and learn how to re-evaluate your values and set achievable goals.
(03) 7003 2082 View (03) 7003 2082
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Marianna Quinones
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
My interest ranges within various mental health issues, including those mood-related, such as depression and anxiety, and those associated with personality disorders, particularly Borderline and Narcissistic presentations. I encourage my clients to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship, where the client has the central role, and my role is to help them create a life worth living. This process often includes identifying family dynamics/early experiences that lead to unhelpful beliefs and patterns of behavior, accepting what cannot be changed and embracing the process of making changes to commit to a more meaningful life.
My interest ranges within various mental health issues, including those mood-related, such as depression and anxiety, and those associated with personality disorders, particularly Borderline and Narcissistic presentations. I encourage my clients to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship, where the client has the central role, and my role is to help them create a life worth living. This process often includes identifying family dynamics/early experiences that lead to unhelpful beliefs and patterns of behavior, accepting what cannot be changed and embracing the process of making changes to commit to a more meaningful life.
(03) 9118 9017 View (03) 9118 9017
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Estefania Tello Arce
MPsych
Verified Verified
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
If you are already checking this, it means that a part of you is ready to be transformed, I´m here to assist you in that process. My most important objective is to provide you with a safe and professional space to go to the roots of your symptoms, not only the surface. In that way, changes being made are most likely to remain.
If you are already checking this, it means that a part of you is ready to be transformed, I´m here to assist you in that process. My most important objective is to provide you with a safe and professional space to go to the roots of your symptoms, not only the surface. In that way, changes being made are most likely to remain.
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Philippa Page
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
I am a registered psychologist who works with adolescents (16 and up) and adults. I pride myself on making all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the therapeutic space. I like to take the time to deeply understand each individual client in order to cater my therapeutic approach to the individual. I see the client as the expert in the room and tap into their knowledge of themselves and their presenting issues to collaboratively work through and understand the issue together. I endeavour to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.
I am a registered psychologist who works with adolescents (16 and up) and adults. I pride myself on making all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the therapeutic space. I like to take the time to deeply understand each individual client in order to cater my therapeutic approach to the individual. I see the client as the expert in the room and tap into their knowledge of themselves and their presenting issues to collaboratively work through and understand the issue together. I endeavour to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 9068 5157 View (03) 9068 5157
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Selma Music
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Trauma is a deeply personal and complex experience. Often, you may find yourself feeling stuck or unable to move past your trauma. You might feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, afraid, and/or angry. Trauma can be a deeply isolating experience, and it's not uncommon for you to feel like no one else can truly understand what you are going through. It can sometimes feel like you are carrying a heavy burden that you can't share with others. This may make you feel even more alone and disconnected. Sometimes, you might find it difficult to trust others. You may be grappling with strong emotions like shame, guilt, and self-blame.
Trauma is a deeply personal and complex experience. Often, you may find yourself feeling stuck or unable to move past your trauma. You might feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, afraid, and/or angry. Trauma can be a deeply isolating experience, and it's not uncommon for you to feel like no one else can truly understand what you are going through. It can sometimes feel like you are carrying a heavy burden that you can't share with others. This may make you feel even more alone and disconnected. Sometimes, you might find it difficult to trust others. You may be grappling with strong emotions like shame, guilt, and self-blame.
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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.