LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in West Melbourne, VIC

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Coby Liew - Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsychD, AMHSW
Verified
Everyone is on a different journey and we all have our own struggles and stories to tell. I specialised in working with adults, teenagers, and children (6-12y-o) to identify their inner core strengths, maximising their potentials, skills, and abilities to strive for a well-balanced life. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay , and I have experience living in different countries and cultures. My lived experience has filled me with compassion and empathy, and these strengths allow me to connect with individuals on a deeper level regardless of their backgrounds. I speak fluently in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Hakka etc.
(03) 8595 5297 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Offers online therapy
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Tom Pinhorn
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Self-care is more important than ever. Life is often full of ups and downs, but the past few years have been particularly challenging for many people. Counselling provides some time that is all about you, where you can discuss what being you feels like, without judgement. Taking the first step to making changes in your life is a bold and brave move. As a counsellor I will celebrate you in your strengths and support you in your difficulties. Counselling is something everyone can benefit from. See if I am the right counsellor for you
(03) 7003 2919 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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The Therapy Stop
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Hello, my name is Jamie Brown, and I am a registered Australian Counselling Association Counsellor who can provide you with a safe and confidential space, to examine issues, behaviours or situations that are proving troublesome, as well as also helping you to make any necessary change/s for a greater sense of CLARITY, PURPOSE and CONTROL when it comes to you and your life.
(08) 9126 9491 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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Smruthy Nair Unhyphen Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Smruthy has a passion for simplifying the idea of mental health, and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ and neurodiverse clients. Smruthy employs a person-centred and collaborative approach to therapy. Her practice is empathetic, culturally-responsive and trauma-informed, enabling her to be aware of the intersectionality of our lives. She is interested in helping individuals achieve well-being goals, address the impacts of trauma, and adapt to life transitions. Therapy can be personal, political, and psychosocial.
(03) 7003 2745 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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Selma Music
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
I am passionate about creating a safe space for people from all walks of life. I see people who may have concerns around anxiety, depression, low motivation, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, physical and/or chronic health conditions that affect mood and functioning. My therapeutic style is typically compassionate, warm, down-to-earth, honest, transparent, respectful, encouraging, and direct. I work collaboratively with clients to tailor evidence-based treatments to their needs, values, and treatment goals. I also take careful consideration of their psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual influences.
(03) 7003 2862 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Offers online therapy
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Walter Carter
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Sometimes we require a helping hand when adjusting to an ever-changing world. I want to help you develop skills and tools to create sustainable fulfilment within your life. Common challenges we all face include issues with self-esteem, processing negative or strong emotions, work-life balance, adjusting to change, developing meaningful relationships, and discovering our purpose. In addition, stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and interpersonal conflict can obstruct our ability to experience life to its fullest potential. You have the ability to unlock your own power, and I want to help you discover that inner strength.
0480 137 195 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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Jesse W K Rantamaki
Psychotherapist
Psychoanalytic counselling is a form of psychological counselling that adheres to a case-by-case perspective. Namely, to the assumption that every subject is unique and requires a different course of treatment. Accordingly, the basic working hypothesis is that every analysis is different in its content, in its trajectory, in its frequency and duration. What is common to most counselling sessions is that one speaks freely about anything that comes to mind and engages the issues brought up in depth. This engagement is directed by one’s free associations as well as the counsellor’s interventions and interpretations.
(03) 7003 2261 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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Ruth Tripkou
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
I am a bilingual psychologist (English and Greek) working with anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, attention deficits, autism, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, and workplace stress. I also work with bullying, social skills difficulties and self-esteem. Deciding to engage in therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and this is normal. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to help you move forward in your journey of healing and growth. I believe in empowering clients and developing personal strengths to achieve long lasting change.
(03) 7003 2887 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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Shaun McMahon
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Shaun is a warm, caring and calm psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples. He is passionate about helping his clients to overcome their challenges and to live more fulfilling lives, while offering a compassionate and comforting presence. Shaun works with clients from all walks of life struggling with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. He has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma, relationship trauma and sexual trauma, as well as individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
(03) 7003 2250 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Offers online therapy
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Charles Maddison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Many people sometimes struggle to understand their emotions and behaviour - maybe they get angry too easily, or become upset for no apparent reason. Other people are often well aware of why they need some mental health support, due to historical and / or current problems. I always ask clients: "What do you want to be different in your life when our work is done?" The client's answer may be specific or vague, surprising or long-known to them. Either way, I can help you answer those and many other questions - but only if you truly want to overcome the mental health challenges that stop you from behaving like the person you want to be.
(03) 7003 2045 
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West Melbourne, VIC 3003
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Liam Casey
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice with particular expertise in LGBTQIA + wellbeing. Alongside my focus on LGBTQIA + mental health, I'm interested in working with ​anyone looking to learn skills to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have particular interest and experience working with anxiety disorders, university students, grief (especially following a death by suicide), and unhelpful behavioural patterns (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, people-pleasing).
(03) 7018 1718 
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Carlton North, VIC 3054
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA + individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with clients across the lifespan, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change, no matter their stage in life. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard.
(03) 7003 2993 
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
Offers online therapy
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Clitorally Perfect
K is queer , non-binary, and neurodiverse, and has been described as the rainbow nurse who cares.
Clients who are looking for support in a 2022 world, inclusive of their minorities & special needs. K loves working with all variety of clients, for things such as : - Gender &/or Sexuality exploration or affirmation - Relationship dynamic support (multi-partner relationships, jealousy etc) - Sexual functioning issues (pain during sex, orgasm difficulties, etc) - Contraception assessment & education and much more! If you're not sure if K is the right fit, reach out!
(03) 7003 2780 
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Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Offers online therapy
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Isabelle Stoner - Somatic Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Accepting NEW Clients - - Isy (she/they) provides integrative counselling with a somatic, body-based focus. Specialising in mental-health aware, queer -affirming and trauma-informed frameworks, Isy’s approach to both counselling and embodiment practices is holistic and relational. Isy's work is informed by attachment theory and polyvagal theory to support client's in feeling more connected, safe and inspired.
(03) 7003 2817 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
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Ridhima Tandon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
I am a LGBTQIA plus affirmative therapist and work across the adult population with issues related to depression, anxiety, self worth and relationship dynamics. I have an Indian heritage and speak fluent Hindi. Being from a South Asian background and a child of migrants puts me in a position to understand the relational difficulties you might be going through and how to navigate these situations.
(03) 7003 2024 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
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David Hilton Demmer
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Dave works with the LGBTQIA + community. Dave has a particularly interest in issues related to trauma, attachment, self-worth/self-esteem, substance-related issues, and relationship problems. Dave's main approaches are Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He is also trained in couples therapy and has a diploma of clinical hypnosis. Dave is also available for WPATH assessments for individuals who may require this as part of their gender affirmation/transition process.
(03) 8797 2169 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
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Miriam Foong
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
I would love to work with clients who would like to grow in self awareness and become more connected to their authentic self. I can partner with you to discover your goals and achieve them. I have a person centred approach with a various number of modalities I can draw from including life coaching, solution focused, strengths based, mindfulness, attachment based therapy, CBT, creative expression and narrative therapy. I am passionate about the LGBTQIA + community, as personally being a part of this community I understand a lot of the challenges that can go along with it and I offer a safe space for clients to be their authentic self.
(02) 7804 4040 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA + folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA + folk with non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand their distress.
(03) 7020 2779 
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Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Not accepting new clients
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Creating Wellbeing Melbourne
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae and I am Non-Binary (they/them) with a lived experience of Neurodiversity and chronic Illness. I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA + Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I have a pet cat named Mashu, who you might even meet in one of your sessions. When working therapeutically, I use a person-centred and strengths-based approach to assist individuals to access their internal resources and build their resilience.
(03) 7302 2943 
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Michelle Tamara Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Hi, I am Michelle. I am a Registered Counsellor and Narrative Therapist. Some of my areas of interests are: Responding to the effects of trauma, violence, and oppression, Working with LGBTQIA + folks, Navigating non-traditional relationship styles (including non-monogamy, polyamory and relationship anarchy), Relationship concerns (including partnerships, familial relationships and friendships), Processing grief and loss , Spirituality and religion.
 
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in West Melbourne. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.