Female Counselling in Taylors Lakes, VIC

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Chantal Santacaterina
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038  (Online Only)
I am a warm, empathic and open-minded Psychologist who has worked with clients from a variety of cultures, particularly in European and Middle Eastern cultures. My strength is my ability to engage with people in a non-judgemental manner, and to create a safe environment that will foster a collaborative and integrative relationship with my clients. I assists clients in identifying and exploring issues that are contributing to their presenting symptomatology.
I am a warm, empathic and open-minded Psychologist who has worked with clients from a variety of cultures, particularly in European and Middle Eastern cultures. My strength is my ability to engage with people in a non-judgemental manner, and to create a safe environment that will foster a collaborative and integrative relationship with my clients. I assists clients in identifying and exploring issues that are contributing to their presenting symptomatology.
(03) 7303 3730 View (03) 7303 3730
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Geraldine Abdilla
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
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) 9449 3636 View (03) 9449 3636
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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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The Psychology and Therapy Clinic, Laura Smolcic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
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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Savleen Wellington (Life Growth Psychology)
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
Savleen is a clinical psychologist with experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. Her practice is guided by genuine care for her clients. She works with individual adults and couples with a wide range of issues. Savleen focuses on engaging her clients to achieve long-term meaningful growth in a compassionate, safe, supportive and culturally sensitive environment. She has a warm and collaborative approach to therapy and encourages her clients to identify their strengths whilst they examine and compassionately reflect on their lives. She is dedicated to supporting her client's in experiencing improved wellbeing.
Savleen is a clinical psychologist with experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. Her practice is guided by genuine care for her clients. She works with individual adults and couples with a wide range of issues. Savleen focuses on engaging her clients to achieve long-term meaningful growth in a compassionate, safe, supportive and culturally sensitive environment. She has a warm and collaborative approach to therapy and encourages her clients to identify their strengths whilst they examine and compassionately reflect on their lives. She is dedicated to supporting her client's in experiencing improved wellbeing.
(03) 9068 5037 View (03) 9068 5037
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Natalie Morris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
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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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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Healing Moments Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
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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Talia Vescio
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
My passion lies in helping individuals identify their innate strengths as they strive to develop the resilience and skills that will support them in shaping their lives and making meaningful changes. My treatment approach strongly aligns with the ethos of Open Minds Studio, where I collaborate with clients to establish goals, uncover their strengths, and understand their care needs and values. I specialise in supporting a wide range of presentations including mood disorders, women’s health difficulties, adjustment challenges, and neurodivergence in both adults and children.
My passion lies in helping individuals identify their innate strengths as they strive to develop the resilience and skills that will support them in shaping their lives and making meaningful changes. My treatment approach strongly aligns with the ethos of Open Minds Studio, where I collaborate with clients to establish goals, uncover their strengths, and understand their care needs and values. I specialise in supporting a wide range of presentations including mood disorders, women’s health difficulties, adjustment challenges, and neurodivergence in both adults and children.
(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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Nada Kamoo
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
Offering a wide range of counselling services. Skilled in setting limits and boundaries, with a deep understanding of complex backgrounds and a commitment to personal healing journeys. Known for holding space for clients and self, demonstrating bravery, courage, and intelligence. Successfully navigated challenges of ADHD and dyslexia, bringing a unique and empathetic approach to counselling. Valued for creative thinking and ability to bridge gaps in understanding. Seeking to leverage diverse experiences and skills to make a positive impact in counselling roles.
Offering a wide range of counselling services. Skilled in setting limits and boundaries, with a deep understanding of complex backgrounds and a commitment to personal healing journeys. Known for holding space for clients and self, demonstrating bravery, courage, and intelligence. Successfully navigated challenges of ADHD and dyslexia, bringing a unique and empathetic approach to counselling. Valued for creative thinking and ability to bridge gaps in understanding. Seeking to leverage diverse experiences and skills to make a positive impact in counselling roles.
(03) 7302 2947 View (03) 7302 2947
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Kayla Cutajar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
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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Monique Toohey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
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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Dr Maria Morcos
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
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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Start Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038  (Online Only)
(03) 8007 2078 View (03) 8007 2078

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Jacqueline Ha
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keilor, VIC 3036
I aim to create a warm and supportive space for people to inquire about how and why their symptoms present in the way that they do. I work collaboratively with people to increase insight, make the unconscious conscious, and help them learn to be with their pain in a way that is present. We do this by exploring their defence mechanisms, internal conflicts, their relationship patterns, and how their early life experiences have informed the way they relate to themselves, others and the world around them. It’s through this exploration that we begin to understand why they show up in the world the way that they do.
I aim to create a warm and supportive space for people to inquire about how and why their symptoms present in the way that they do. I work collaboratively with people to increase insight, make the unconscious conscious, and help them learn to be with their pain in a way that is present. We do this by exploring their defence mechanisms, internal conflicts, their relationship patterns, and how their early life experiences have informed the way they relate to themselves, others and the world around them. It’s through this exploration that we begin to understand why they show up in the world the way that they do.
(03) 7302 8729 View (03) 7302 8729
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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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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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Jess Bernardi
Psychologist, PsychD, MACPA
Verified Verified
Keilor, VIC 3036
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with experience treating individuals in a wide range of mental health settings. I tailor my clinical skills to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that they benefit as much as possible from the therapeutic experience and achieve richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with experience treating individuals in a wide range of mental health settings. I tailor my clinical skills to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that they benefit as much as possible from the therapeutic experience and achieve richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.
(03) 9034 8481 View (03) 9034 8481
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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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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.