Female Counselling in Wallan, VIC

Wendy Henriks
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
(03) 8594 4003 View (03) 8594 4003
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Dorris Musasa
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
As a counsellor and credentialed mental health nurse with extensive experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health issues, I am fully equipped to support individuals in overcoming their personal and emotional challenges. Throughout my 20 year career as a mental health nurse, I have had the privilege of witnessing the positive impact that counselling can have on individuals struggling with various mental health concerns. This experience has fuelled my passion for offering a safe and empathetic space.
As a counsellor and credentialed mental health nurse with extensive experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health issues, I am fully equipped to support individuals in overcoming their personal and emotional challenges. Throughout my 20 year career as a mental health nurse, I have had the privilege of witnessing the positive impact that counselling can have on individuals struggling with various mental health concerns. This experience has fuelled my passion for offering a safe and empathetic space.
(03) 8104 9339 View (03) 8104 9339
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Jamie Camamile
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallan, VIC 3756
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
(03) 4713 9244 View (03) 4713 9244
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Calm Speak Space
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756  (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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Jodie Fincham - Safe Place Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
From time to time, we all face challenges and experience change throughout different stages of our lives. But for many of us, sometimes it might be more difficult than usual to cope or find our way. Perhaps you are feeling lost because the life you currently lead is not what you had imagined it would be? Or it could be that you are facing an overwhelming situation, or 'stuck' in a relationship that creates major stress. You may have been struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other significant life transitions for some time, and now need help. At Safe Place Counselling, you do not need to deal with life’s challenges alone.
From time to time, we all face challenges and experience change throughout different stages of our lives. But for many of us, sometimes it might be more difficult than usual to cope or find our way. Perhaps you are feeling lost because the life you currently lead is not what you had imagined it would be? Or it could be that you are facing an overwhelming situation, or 'stuck' in a relationship that creates major stress. You may have been struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other significant life transitions for some time, and now need help. At Safe Place Counselling, you do not need to deal with life’s challenges alone.
(03) 4708 5474 View (03) 4708 5474
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EMDR Intensives: Deeper. Targeted. Transformative.
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
Andelain Therapy offers accelerated trauma therapy for those who have experienced painful childhood trauma & find it getting in the way of enjoying life. Grounded in the latest research our personalised Attachment Informed Intensive programs focus on nurturing and transformation, offering relief and healing in just a few days instead of several months of therapy. Sessions are either online or held at our Andelain Horse Sanctuary set in a beautiful valley 1 hr north of Melbourne. Contact us for a free Discovery call and discover the deep repair and healing of EMDR therapy amidst nature and the nearby gentle presence of horses.
Andelain Therapy offers accelerated trauma therapy for those who have experienced painful childhood trauma & find it getting in the way of enjoying life. Grounded in the latest research our personalised Attachment Informed Intensive programs focus on nurturing and transformation, offering relief and healing in just a few days instead of several months of therapy. Sessions are either online or held at our Andelain Horse Sanctuary set in a beautiful valley 1 hr north of Melbourne. Contact us for a free Discovery call and discover the deep repair and healing of EMDR therapy amidst nature and the nearby gentle presence of horses.
(03) 4713 9314 View (03) 4713 9314
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Aston Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
(03) 7303 3862 View (03) 7303 3862

More Therapists Nearby

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Helen Fraser
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434  (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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Emily Varga - Sunbury Child and Family Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434  (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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Francesca Hunter Counselling | Macedon Ranges
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee, VIC 3434
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
(03) 4422 4530 View (03) 4422 4530
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Lindy Pappas
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kilmore, VIC 3764  (Online Only)
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
(03) 4427 9743 View (03) 4427 9743
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Streatfeild & Co Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
(03) 9021 1490 View (03) 9021 1490
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Rebecca Bobin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
(03) 4420 9743 View (03) 4420 9743
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Courage Wisdom Change
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romsey, VIC 3434
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
(02) 8609 3741 View (02) 8609 3741
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Francesca Palazzolo
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalkallo, VIC 3064  (Online Only)
I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have worked in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and trauma informed counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use, addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have worked in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and trauma informed counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use, addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
(03) 6118 7251 View (03) 6118 7251
Photo of Anne Tiakanas, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Anne Tiakanas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Broadford, VIC 3658
(03) 8338 4203 View (03) 8338 4203

Online Therapists

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Bree Baxter
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Eltham, VIC 3095
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 8400 0041 View (03) 8400 0041
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Karla Lomagno
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
I have over a decade of experience in both public and private mental health sectors. I have a compassionate and collaborative approach, and I work closely with clients to help them pinpoint their life-worth living goals, identify barriers to change, and support skills development to enhance behavioural effectiveness and improve overall sense of wellbeing. I have worked with individuals grappling with a diverse range of mental health conditions, and have developed a keen interest in supporting those dealing with disordered eating and emotional dysregulation challenges.
I have over a decade of experience in both public and private mental health sectors. I have a compassionate and collaborative approach, and I work closely with clients to help them pinpoint their life-worth living goals, identify barriers to change, and support skills development to enhance behavioural effectiveness and improve overall sense of wellbeing. I have worked with individuals grappling with a diverse range of mental health conditions, and have developed a keen interest in supporting those dealing with disordered eating and emotional dysregulation challenges.
(03) 9131 8787 View (03) 9131 8787
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Karen Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Croydon South, VIC 3136
My name is Karen, I decided to pursue a career in psychology due to a strong interest in human behaviour and helping individuals improve their mental health and wellbeing. I have always been fascinated with the connection between mind and body, and how our emotional state effects our physical wellbeing.
My name is Karen, I decided to pursue a career in psychology due to a strong interest in human behaviour and helping individuals improve their mental health and wellbeing. I have always been fascinated with the connection between mind and body, and how our emotional state effects our physical wellbeing.
(03) 9068 6210 View (03) 9068 6210
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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
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.