Female Counselling in Sunbury, VIC

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Julie Wacker
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunbury, VIC 3429
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
(03) 8007 2065 View (03) 8007 2065
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Sky Mutch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Not accepting new clients
Sky uses a holistic and individualised approach with each client that aims to explore and incorporate aspects of physical, spiritual, emotional, social and mental wellbeing into a whole picture of the individual in a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel heard and accepted as you move through your therapy journey. Sky has experience working across the lifespan with individuals aged 17 and above, with different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations/identifications and presentations such as depression, anxiety, stress, general wellbeing, ADHD support, relationship problems, anger, self-esteem and practical problem solving
Sky uses a holistic and individualised approach with each client that aims to explore and incorporate aspects of physical, spiritual, emotional, social and mental wellbeing into a whole picture of the individual in a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel heard and accepted as you move through your therapy journey. Sky has experience working across the lifespan with individuals aged 17 and above, with different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations/identifications and presentations such as depression, anxiety, stress, general wellbeing, ADHD support, relationship problems, anger, self-esteem and practical problem solving
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Leanne M. Welling Counselling
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many people see a counsellor to help with; decision-making, adjusting to significant life changes, improving communication styles, overcoming past trauma, developing a sense of self-belief or increasing assertiveness skills. I'm here to help you develop a deeper understanding of your situation, and identify how to move forward and live life to the fullest.
Many people see a counsellor to help with; decision-making, adjusting to significant life changes, improving communication styles, overcoming past trauma, developing a sense of self-belief or increasing assertiveness skills. I'm here to help you develop a deeper understanding of your situation, and identify how to move forward and live life to the fullest.
(08) 9025 3287 View (08) 9025 3287
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Emily Varga - Sunbury Child and Family Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
0447 295 554 View 0447 295 554
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Cogni Academy Pty Ltd
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
The people I speak with may have work or personal issues or a combination of both of these, and symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ASD/ADHD, BPD, perinatal and sensory processing concerns. The therapeutic goal will be to reduce these symptoms and improve relationships with self, beliefs and others. My ideal client will want to practice active coping skills plus other relevant relationship skills because they desire to connect with a greater sense of safety, security and acceptance.
The people I speak with may have work or personal issues or a combination of both of these, and symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ASD/ADHD, BPD, perinatal and sensory processing concerns. The therapeutic goal will be to reduce these symptoms and improve relationships with self, beliefs and others. My ideal client will want to practice active coping skills plus other relevant relationship skills because they desire to connect with a greater sense of safety, security and acceptance.
(02) 6402 9774 View (02) 6402 9774
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Shula Pem Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
(03) 4427 7413 View (03) 4427 7413
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Calm Speak Space
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
We help all people and have worked across youth, to older people. We have experience in working with neurodiverse people and neurotypical people. We specialize in working with youth, Autistic people and ADHD people. We also specialize is working with individuals whom have anxiety, depression, dissociative disorder, panic attack, self harm and suicide ideation.
We help all people and have worked across youth, to older people. We have experience in working with neurodiverse people and neurotypical people. We specialize in working with youth, Autistic people and ADHD people. We also specialize is working with individuals whom have anxiety, depression, dissociative disorder, panic attack, self harm and suicide ideation.
(03) 7302 2848 View (03) 7302 2848
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Chloe Samson
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Not accepting new clients
My speciality is trauma, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. I practice trauma focused therapy and have worked with hundreds of clients during and after domestic violence and sexual assault. I have a passion for helping clients through their trauma healing journey.
My speciality is trauma, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. I practice trauma focused therapy and have worked with hundreds of clients during and after domestic violence and sexual assault. I have a passion for helping clients through their trauma healing journey.
(03) 8104 9738 View (03) 8104 9738
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The Psychology and Therapy Clinic, Laura Smolcic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
I have worked in a range of settings for over 15 years as a Clinical Psychologist and I am passionate and dedicated to provide you with care, compassion and individually tailored- therapy. I feel fortunate to have been able to provide care to my clients over the years. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies for Depression and Anxiety disorders, Trauma , Bipolar Disorder, Addictions, Work issues and Adjustment Disorders , Perfectionism and Eating Disorders. I am particularly passionate about teaching & assisting clients in areas concerning body image issues, weight management, dysfunctional & disordered eating.
I have worked in a range of settings for over 15 years as a Clinical Psychologist and I am passionate and dedicated to provide you with care, compassion and individually tailored- therapy. I feel fortunate to have been able to provide care to my clients over the years. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies for Depression and Anxiety disorders, Trauma , Bipolar Disorder, Addictions, Work issues and Adjustment Disorders , Perfectionism and Eating Disorders. I am particularly passionate about teaching & assisting clients in areas concerning body image issues, weight management, dysfunctional & disordered eating.
(03) 7302 2007 View (03) 7302 2007
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Health in Mind - Mental Health Services
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
I'm Lindsay, a qualified and AHPRA endorsed Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experiences supporting individuals with their mental health. I specialise in the treatment and support of depression, anxiety, chronic stress, complex trauma, and sleep disturbance. Care includes counselling therapies as well as medication management and medicinal therapy. I provide consultations in person in Gisborne VIC or through telehealth Australia-wide.
I'm Lindsay, a qualified and AHPRA endorsed Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experiences supporting individuals with their mental health. I specialise in the treatment and support of depression, anxiety, chronic stress, complex trauma, and sleep disturbance. Care includes counselling therapies as well as medication management and medicinal therapy. I provide consultations in person in Gisborne VIC or through telehealth Australia-wide.
(03) 4427 7309 View (03) 4427 7309
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Emma Moody Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
Emma is an Accredited Mental Health Social worker with over 12 years experience working with people with mental health issues. Emma has a Bachelor's Degrees in Social Work as well as additional qualifications that enable her to specialise in counselling and mental health. Emma's current roles include senior Fertility counsellor at a specialised fertility clinic along side managing her own private practice. Prior to this she worked as a team leader in adult and family mental health.
Emma is an Accredited Mental Health Social worker with over 12 years experience working with people with mental health issues. Emma has a Bachelor's Degrees in Social Work as well as additional qualifications that enable her to specialise in counselling and mental health. Emma's current roles include senior Fertility counsellor at a specialised fertility clinic along side managing her own private practice. Prior to this she worked as a team leader in adult and family mental health.
(03) 4420 9609 View (03) 4420 9609
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Geraldine Abdilla
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
I am a psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I began my career in 2011 working as a case manager/psychologist at the Austin Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Since 2014, I have worked with primary and secondary students who present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, social issues, parent-child relational problems, and behavioural issues. I currently work privately seeing adult patients with a variety of presentations, including mood, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and relationship conflict.
I am a psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I began my career in 2011 working as a case manager/psychologist at the Austin Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Since 2014, I have worked with primary and secondary students who present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, social issues, parent-child relational problems, and behavioural issues. I currently work privately seeing adult patients with a variety of presentations, including mood, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and relationship conflict.
(03) 7302 8289 View (03) 7302 8289
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Liselotte Roosen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
(03) 4422 2180 View (03) 4422 2180
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Helen Fraser
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
I can help you to search into the hidden depths of your unconscious to find the extraordinary strengths and resources waiting to be discovered there. Together we will explore events, dreams, childhood, symptoms, patterns, fantasies, daydreams and the therapeutic relationship to build understanding that will help you to accept yourself and move forward. We will look at your relationships, how you live, the roles and masks you put on, and how you protect your vulnerability.
I can help you to search into the hidden depths of your unconscious to find the extraordinary strengths and resources waiting to be discovered there. Together we will explore events, dreams, childhood, symptoms, patterns, fantasies, daydreams and the therapeutic relationship to build understanding that will help you to accept yourself and move forward. We will look at your relationships, how you live, the roles and masks you put on, and how you protect your vulnerability.
(03) 8595 5347 View (03) 8595 5347
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Ashtyn Vella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
Ashtyn is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor. Ashtyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Diploma in counselling majoring in Abuse counselling, child development and effective parenting. Ashtyn’s current roles include Counselling Team Leader and Family Violence Lead, Co-facilitator Men’s Behaviour Change program and counsellor/advocate for CASA House. Ashtyn has been working with individuals across the lifespan for 10 years.
Ashtyn is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and counsellor. Ashtyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Diploma in counselling majoring in Abuse counselling, child development and effective parenting. Ashtyn’s current roles include Counselling Team Leader and Family Violence Lead, Co-facilitator Men’s Behaviour Change program and counsellor/advocate for CASA House. Ashtyn has been working with individuals across the lifespan for 10 years.
(03) 7302 2919 View (03) 7302 2919
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San Leenstra
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
I am passionate about working collaboratively and believe in balancing honesty with warmth and care, being straight forward as well as gentle, kind and non-judgemental. I work client-centred, with unconditional positive regard and allow each perspective to be heard, valued and taken seriously. I support each individual to explore their own unique way of being in this world, with all its challenges and rewards. I invite you to embrace a journey of self-discovery and growth in a safe, supportive environment where your voice matters.
I am passionate about working collaboratively and believe in balancing honesty with warmth and care, being straight forward as well as gentle, kind and non-judgemental. I work client-centred, with unconditional positive regard and allow each perspective to be heard, valued and taken seriously. I support each individual to explore their own unique way of being in this world, with all its challenges and rewards. I invite you to embrace a journey of self-discovery and growth in a safe, supportive environment where your voice matters.
(03) 4422 2660 View (03) 4422 2660
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Mandala Health: Counselling Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MPsych, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Hello, my name is Laura. I'm a psychotherapist & relationship counsellor. My therapeutic approach is guided by depth-psychodynamic and analytical principles (est. by Carl Jung). I help clients work through difficult life situations to resolve painful emotional processes, such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness, isolation & despair, to gain new insights, understanding and acceptance; and to develop deeper, more authentic and intimate relationships with others. I also recognise and provide specialised interventions for complex trauma & PTSD; including: TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process), EMDR, TFT & Sandplay therapy.
Hello, my name is Laura. I'm a psychotherapist & relationship counsellor. My therapeutic approach is guided by depth-psychodynamic and analytical principles (est. by Carl Jung). I help clients work through difficult life situations to resolve painful emotional processes, such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness, isolation & despair, to gain new insights, understanding and acceptance; and to develop deeper, more authentic and intimate relationships with others. I also recognise and provide specialised interventions for complex trauma & PTSD; including: TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process), EMDR, TFT & Sandplay therapy.
(03) 4427 7446 View (03) 4427 7446
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Fantastic Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Your mental health is key to living the life you want for yourself. If you are experiencing burnout, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or experiencing a depressed mood, I can help. I can help you address your anxiety and help you to feel more connected to yourself and more connected in your relationships. I can help you with life transitions and help find solutions to your challenges. Working together we can get the sustainable results you seek.
Your mental health is key to living the life you want for yourself. If you are experiencing burnout, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or experiencing a depressed mood, I can help. I can help you address your anxiety and help you to feel more connected to yourself and more connected in your relationships. I can help you with life transitions and help find solutions to your challenges. Working together we can get the sustainable results you seek.
(03) 4422 2422 View (03) 4422 2422
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Traci Tucker
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Now Available: Professional Supervision. Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centered, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
Now Available: Professional Supervision. Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centered, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
(03) 4328 3009 View (03) 4328 3009

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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.