LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Southbank, VIC

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Timothy Hill
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southbank, VIC 3006
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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Dr Nicki Gazis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
I am a clinical psychologist and I cater for a range of psychological problems. I provide an affordable service with most sessions attracting a generous Medicare rebate provided that you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP. The service offers convenient day time and after-hours consultation times and is centrally located close to major transport in Southbank.
I am a clinical psychologist and I cater for a range of psychological problems. I provide an affordable service with most sessions attracting a generous Medicare rebate provided that you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP. The service offers convenient day time and after-hours consultation times and is centrally located close to major transport in Southbank.
(03) 7020 2715 View (03) 7020 2715
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Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
(03) 7500 5117 View (03) 7500 5117
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Art of Mindful Psychology - Nicole Osborn
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
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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Aish Nair
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southbank, VIC 3006
Aish (She/her) has experience working with people across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds, presenting with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma and personality disorders. She has extensive experience working with young people, particularly those with complex needs. She is particularly interested in trauma-based work. She uses CBT, DBT, ACT and Mindfulness-based practices. She builds honest, open and empathetic relationships with her clients. She has a commitment to collaborating with clients in a non-judgmental way to help them build a life worth living.
Aish (She/her) has experience working with people across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds, presenting with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma and personality disorders. She has extensive experience working with young people, particularly those with complex needs. She is particularly interested in trauma-based work. She uses CBT, DBT, ACT and Mindfulness-based practices. She builds honest, open and empathetic relationships with her clients. She has a commitment to collaborating with clients in a non-judgmental way to help them build a life worth living.
(03) 7003 2466 View (03) 7003 2466
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Wen Chan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southbank, VIC 3006
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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I Am Ready Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to I Am Ready Psychology. I’m Trisna, a psychologist with an interest in the wellbeing and fulfilment of artists, performers, creatives and all those who follow their passions.
Welcome to I Am Ready Psychology. I’m Trisna, a psychologist with an interest in the wellbeing and fulfilment of artists, performers, creatives and all those who follow their passions.
(03) 8338 1937 View (03) 8338 1937
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Michelle Sophia Karipidis
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
Life can be hard. I see each individual as a unique story waiting to be explored, understood, and empowered. Together we will navigate the twists of life's narrative, transforming obstacles into opportunities for growth and resilience. I work with various populations, from children, families, teens to younger and older adults, understanding that our connection presides over anything else. My areas of work extend across a spectrum of challenges, from Anxiety, Panic, Depression, ADHD and self-esteem issues to navigating relationships, addressing addictions, and exploring sexuality. Regardless of the topic, my priority is your comfort.
Life can be hard. I see each individual as a unique story waiting to be explored, understood, and empowered. Together we will navigate the twists of life's narrative, transforming obstacles into opportunities for growth and resilience. I work with various populations, from children, families, teens to younger and older adults, understanding that our connection presides over anything else. My areas of work extend across a spectrum of challenges, from Anxiety, Panic, Depression, ADHD and self-esteem issues to navigating relationships, addressing addictions, and exploring sexuality. Regardless of the topic, my priority is your comfort.
(03) 7003 2394 View (03) 7003 2394
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Tas Manolopoulos
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
(03) 7003 2801 View (03) 7003 2801
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Patricia Lu
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southbank, VIC 3006
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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Estefania Tello Arce
MPsych
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
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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Ethos Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
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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Jesse Hooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
I have a rich background in assisting adults from various communities and lived experiences, including those within the LGBTIQ+ spectrum, as well as individuals from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) backgrounds and those with disabilities. I am here to support you through life’s challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. Located 5 minutes walk from Melbourne Museum and a short walk from Parliament Station.
I have a rich background in assisting adults from various communities and lived experiences, including those within the LGBTIQ+ spectrum, as well as individuals from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) backgrounds and those with disabilities. I am here to support you through life’s challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. Located 5 minutes walk from Melbourne Museum and a short walk from Parliament Station.
(03) 9133 2122 View (03) 9133 2122
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June Chia
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
June has been practicing as a Psychologist for 15 1/2 years. She uses her heartfelt sense of pain, joy and a gamut of human emotions to connect with her clients. She empowers her clients in her naturally gentle, nurturing, sensitive and caring ways. She has the ability to tune in and penetrate her clients' underlying issues. Clients like her easygoing approach. She has a very 'human' approach in interacting with her clients - pleasant, casual, informal and she is able to put her clients at ease.
June has been practicing as a Psychologist for 15 1/2 years. She uses her heartfelt sense of pain, joy and a gamut of human emotions to connect with her clients. She empowers her clients in her naturally gentle, nurturing, sensitive and caring ways. She has the ability to tune in and penetrate her clients' underlying issues. Clients like her easygoing approach. She has a very 'human' approach in interacting with her clients - pleasant, casual, informal and she is able to put her clients at ease.
(03) 8595 5053 View (03) 8595 5053
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Claire Baxter North Melbourne
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
Waitlist for new clients
Claire Baxter is a General Psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults. She works with people experiencing changed circumstance, anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation and personality disorders and mood disorders, as well as people experiencing gender dysphoria. She works with people on a short-term, mid-term or long-term basis, depending on the individual’s therapeutic needs. Claire has an interest in working with people for who short-term therapy has proved ineffective.
Claire Baxter is a General Psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults. She works with people experiencing changed circumstance, anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation and personality disorders and mood disorders, as well as people experiencing gender dysphoria. She works with people on a short-term, mid-term or long-term basis, depending on the individual’s therapeutic needs. Claire has an interest in working with people for who short-term therapy has proved ineffective.
(03) 7003 2265 View (03) 7003 2265
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Mind Body Heart Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southbank, VIC 3006
Our practitioners: Chenhong Xu (Clinical Psychologist), Summer Guo (Clinical Psychologist), Rachel Du (Counsellor). Some clients present with psychological symptoms while others seek supportive counselling. We all speak fluent English and Mandarin, and are culturally sensitive in our treatment approaches. Chen and Summer work with adolescents and adults. Rachel works across all age groups including children. Chen has 9 years of clinical experience and is a Board-registered supervisor. She oversees the management of the practice and provides regular clinical supervision for the practitioners, ensuring quality care for the clients.
Our practitioners: Chenhong Xu (Clinical Psychologist), Summer Guo (Clinical Psychologist), Rachel Du (Counsellor). Some clients present with psychological symptoms while others seek supportive counselling. We all speak fluent English and Mandarin, and are culturally sensitive in our treatment approaches. Chen and Summer work with adolescents and adults. Rachel works across all age groups including children. Chen has 9 years of clinical experience and is a Board-registered supervisor. She oversees the management of the practice and provides regular clinical supervision for the practitioners, ensuring quality care for the clients.
(03) 7003 2772 View (03) 7003 2772
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Ruth Tripkou
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southbank, VIC 3006
I am a bilingual psychologist (English and Greek) working with anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, attention deficits, autism, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, and workplace stress. I also work with bullying, social skills difficulties and self-esteem. Deciding to engage in therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and this is normal. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to help you move forward in your journey of healing and growth. I believe in empowering clients and developing personal strengths to achieve long lasting change.
I am a bilingual psychologist (English and Greek) working with anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, attention deficits, autism, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, and workplace stress. I also work with bullying, social skills difficulties and self-esteem. Deciding to engage in therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and this is normal. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to help you move forward in your journey of healing and growth. I believe in empowering clients and developing personal strengths to achieve long lasting change.
(03) 7003 2887 View (03) 7003 2887

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Shaun Williams - Bent Couch Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
Bent Couch Counselling, founded by Shaun Williams, is a Melbourne-based LGBTIQA+ counselling service specialising in fostering and supporting mental health and positive change within the LGBTIQA+ community, particularly focusing on individuals identifying as male. Providing 1-on-1 online counselling services across Australia and also in-person consultations in Melbourne. Shaun brings an empathetic, professional approach to counselling that is based on his own journey as a CIS gay male and a father. He is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and has over 18 years of experience in healthcare.
Bent Couch Counselling, founded by Shaun Williams, is a Melbourne-based LGBTIQA+ counselling service specialising in fostering and supporting mental health and positive change within the LGBTIQA+ community, particularly focusing on individuals identifying as male. Providing 1-on-1 online counselling services across Australia and also in-person consultations in Melbourne. Shaun brings an empathetic, professional approach to counselling that is based on his own journey as a CIS gay male and a father. He is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and has over 18 years of experience in healthcare.
(03) 9111 2666 View (03) 9111 2666
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
(03) 8338 1789 View (03) 8338 1789
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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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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.