Female Counselling in Sydenham, VIC

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The Psychology and Therapy Clinic, Laura Smolcic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sydenham, VIC 3037
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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Healing Moments Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sydenham, VIC 3037
As a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, Bahar is deeply committed to facilitating transformative journeys toward mental well-being. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, Bahar has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages facing a diverse range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, school refusal, parental separation, grief & loss, trauma, peer/relationship issues, bullying, social skills difficulties, among others.
As a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, Bahar is deeply committed to facilitating transformative journeys toward mental well-being. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, Bahar has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages facing a diverse range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, school refusal, parental separation, grief & loss, trauma, peer/relationship issues, bullying, social skills difficulties, among others.
(03) 7302 2942 View (03) 7302 2942
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Geraldine Abdilla
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sydenham, VIC 3037
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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Natalie Morris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydenham, VIC 3037
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, particularly adults and adolescents, to improve clients' wellbeing and help them achieve their goals. I have a particular interest in working with neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety disorders, panic and phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and tic disorders. I also enjoy conducting all types of assessments, including cognitive, educational, and neurodevelopmental condition assessments, and strive to provide both assessments and therapy from a neurodiversity affirming perspective.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, particularly adults and adolescents, to improve clients' wellbeing and help them achieve their goals. I have a particular interest in working with neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety disorders, panic and phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and tic disorders. I also enjoy conducting all types of assessments, including cognitive, educational, and neurodevelopmental condition assessments, and strive to provide both assessments and therapy from a neurodiversity affirming perspective.
(03) 7303 3206 View (03) 7303 3206
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Dr Maria Morcos
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydenham, VIC 3037
Maria has special interests in working with trauma, neurodivergence, personality disorders, rapid mood changes and anxiety. She is also particularly interested in conducting assessments, including assessing for ADHD, autism, specific learning disorders (colloquially known as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia), and conducting cognitive, educational and vocational assessments. Maria has completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, therefore providing further competencies in multiple areas of psychological treatment and assessments across the lifespan.
Maria has special interests in working with trauma, neurodivergence, personality disorders, rapid mood changes and anxiety. She is also particularly interested in conducting assessments, including assessing for ADHD, autism, specific learning disorders (colloquially known as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia), and conducting cognitive, educational and vocational assessments. Maria has completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, therefore providing further competencies in multiple areas of psychological treatment and assessments across the lifespan.
(03) 8104 9857 View (03) 8104 9857

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Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
(03) 4240 3277 View (03) 4240 3277
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Amanjit Kaur
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
I am a registered psychologist with years of experience working with all ages. I believe that therapy is essential for individuals from all ages and walks of life to enhance their quality of life. I specialise in a variety of presentations including mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder with both children and adults. I am skilled in working with developmental presentations including Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I work closely with Kayla Cutajar, Lead Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studio.
I am a registered psychologist with years of experience working with all ages. I believe that therapy is essential for individuals from all ages and walks of life to enhance their quality of life. I specialise in a variety of presentations including mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder with both children and adults. I am skilled in working with developmental presentations including Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I work closely with Kayla Cutajar, Lead Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studio.
(03) 8104 9965 View (03) 8104 9965
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Dr Hana Guo
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
Welcome to Anxiety Management Hub or AMH Psychology, a premier Telehealth psychology clinic in Melbourne! My name is Dr Hana Guo, and I am an EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping my clients break free from unhealthy patterns that keep on repeating. I support both individuals who warrant a mental health diagnosis as well as professionals without any diagnosis (ie., health and mental health practitioners, lawyers, engineers) who are seeking coaching or self improvement to be happier better adjusted individuals.
Welcome to Anxiety Management Hub or AMH Psychology, a premier Telehealth psychology clinic in Melbourne! My name is Dr Hana Guo, and I am an EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping my clients break free from unhealthy patterns that keep on repeating. I support both individuals who warrant a mental health diagnosis as well as professionals without any diagnosis (ie., health and mental health practitioners, lawyers, engineers) who are seeking coaching or self improvement to be happier better adjusted individuals.
0401 649 365 View 0401 649 365
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Vanessa Del Valle from Wellness & Co.
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
Imagine feeling overwhelmed, lonely, unsupported, burdened by grief or mental health issues. These challenges can leave you feeling lost and stuck in your current circumstances. The goal is to find hope, purpose, and a healthier life. Vanessa Del Valle at Wellness & Co understands these struggles and provides the support and guidance needed to navigate these challenges and emerge stronger.
Imagine feeling overwhelmed, lonely, unsupported, burdened by grief or mental health issues. These challenges can leave you feeling lost and stuck in your current circumstances. The goal is to find hope, purpose, and a healthier life. Vanessa Del Valle at Wellness & Co understands these struggles and provides the support and guidance needed to navigate these challenges and emerge stronger.
(03) 7003 2935 View (03) 7003 2935
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Dr Karin du Plessis - Relationships Squared
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Keilor, VIC 3036
Couples come to me often feeling that the constant arguing is wearing them down, that they are at the bottom of their partner’s priority list, or that they feel more like roommates rather than lovers. Others complain of constant bickering, walking on eggshells around each other, or living like ships in the night. I also see couples for pre-marital counselling and specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, in-laws, addictions and parenting. In working together we will build insights into patterns that are no longer serving you, and develop action so we can move you from stuck to thriving again.
Couples come to me often feeling that the constant arguing is wearing them down, that they are at the bottom of their partner’s priority list, or that they feel more like roommates rather than lovers. Others complain of constant bickering, walking on eggshells around each other, or living like ships in the night. I also see couples for pre-marital counselling and specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, in-laws, addictions and parenting. In working together we will build insights into patterns that are no longer serving you, and develop action so we can move you from stuck to thriving again.
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Phuong Thi Uyen Tran
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
Phuong Tran provides tailored support for a diverse range of challenges and concerns, ensuring that your journey towards hope, healing, happiness, and personal growth is supported. Whether you're facing mental health issues, relationship difficulties, stress, grief, or seeking spiritual counseling, Phuong is here to help. The best part? No referrals are required.
Phuong Tran provides tailored support for a diverse range of challenges and concerns, ensuring that your journey towards hope, healing, happiness, and personal growth is supported. Whether you're facing mental health issues, relationship difficulties, stress, grief, or seeking spiritual counseling, Phuong is here to help. The best part? No referrals are required.
(03) 7302 8767 View (03) 7302 8767
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Kayla Cutajar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keilor, VIC 3036
Kayla is a Registered Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studios. She has experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and parenting issues. Kayla enjoys helping people understand themselves and their environments better and to feel more empowered in their lives. She finds joy in seeing clients feel more comfortable in themselves and their relationships. Clients who work with Kayla receive an integrated approach to therapeutic care tailored to their needs and interests.
Kayla is a Registered Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studios. She has experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and parenting issues. Kayla enjoys helping people understand themselves and their environments better and to feel more empowered in their lives. She finds joy in seeing clients feel more comfortable in themselves and their relationships. Clients who work with Kayla receive an integrated approach to therapeutic care tailored to their needs and interests.
(03) 8104 9965 View (03) 8104 9965
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Enable Workplace Consulting
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
(03) 9069 9733 View (03) 9069 9733
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Leanne M. Welling Counselling
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038  (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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Emma Moody Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Keilor, VIC 3036  (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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Maria Andreadis
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Keilor, VIC 3036
Mary is a psychologist with experience treating a wide range of mental health issues, ranging from anxiety and depression, to trauma, personality disorders, and attachment concerns. Mary has particular interest in supporting people in navigating difficulties within the context of childhood experiences and trauma. Mary's ethos is centred on the fact that our minds are intertwined with our everyday lives. By working with our inner world we can begin taking steps toward creating positive change. Mary offers a warm, compassionate approach and will support you in gaining a deeper understanding of your issues and how to manage them.
Mary is a psychologist with experience treating a wide range of mental health issues, ranging from anxiety and depression, to trauma, personality disorders, and attachment concerns. Mary has particular interest in supporting people in navigating difficulties within the context of childhood experiences and trauma. Mary's ethos is centred on the fact that our minds are intertwined with our everyday lives. By working with our inner world we can begin taking steps toward creating positive change. Mary offers a warm, compassionate approach and will support you in gaining a deeper understanding of your issues and how to manage them.
(03) 8338 4336 View (03) 8338 4336
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Sanctuary Space Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
(03) 7303 3702 View (03) 7303 3702
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Geetha Chetty
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
(03) 7302 2085 View (03) 7302 2085
Christina Pitter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
Christina has 20 years experience as a mental health social worker and psychotherapist. She works with people whose lives have been affected by childhood & adult trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family violence, and the impact of identity, family, ethnic and cultural issues on mental health. She has a special interest in supporting clients with chronic and physical health and disability issues. Christina hopes that through therapy, people can develop a greater awareness of their emotions, thoughts, strengths and goals and an overall improvement in their wellbeing and relationships with others.
Christina has 20 years experience as a mental health social worker and psychotherapist. She works with people whose lives have been affected by childhood & adult trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family violence, and the impact of identity, family, ethnic and cultural issues on mental health. She has a special interest in supporting clients with chronic and physical health and disability issues. Christina hopes that through therapy, people can develop a greater awareness of their emotions, thoughts, strengths and goals and an overall improvement in their wellbeing and relationships with others.
(02) 4504 0245 View (02) 4504 0245
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Monique Toohey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037
I have 28 yrs counselling experience. I specialise in working with adults & couples supporting mental health and wellbeing, trauma & relationship issues. I specialise working along side clients with intersectionality identities. I am strategy and strength focussed and work across various therapeutic modalities to suit my client's needs.
I have 28 yrs counselling experience. I specialise in working with adults & couples supporting mental health and wellbeing, trauma & relationship issues. I specialise working along side clients with intersectionality identities. I am strategy and strength focussed and work across various therapeutic modalities to suit my client's needs.
(03) 9034 6163 View (03) 9034 6163

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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.