FIND A PRACTITIONER
Advanced clinical training in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy. PACFA accredited.
What does Woody do?
I am a PACFA registered Gestalt psychotherapist with over ten years experience working in social services, including severe homelessness, drug and alcohol, people seeking asylum, and mental health crisis support/suicide prevention. In many cases, this has involved supporting people impacted by trauma, particularly early childhood and developmental trauma, sexual assault, and family violence.
I also provide support for those who are feeling stuck and wanting to find meaning or change to their current life situation, going through life transitions, or having difficulty connecting to themselves or navigating relational challenges with people in their lives.
My training in Gestalt therapy, informed by trauma sensitivity and attachment theory guides me to prioritize safety and human experiences in relationship. With a strong practice prioritising nervous system regulation and somatic trauma therapy approaches, I work towards creating greater tolerance toward uncomfortable sensations that arise out of difficult experiences. My therapeutic values prioritise patience, respect, and collaboration which support the emergence of safety, presence and connection.
As a therapist, I understand the need for warmth and acceptance. This is the foundation of a therapeutic relationship where people can show up with aspects of themselves that are problematic and unhelpful without judgement. I can relate to very human uncomfortable and undesirable behaviours, feelings and beliefs about ourselves. Through consistent support, compassion and curiosity, positive change becomes possible.
When is Woody available?
Mondays at Lygon Therapy
Tuesdays available for telehealth appointments
How do I contact Woody?
Email | email@example.com
Phone | 0457 323 415
Mental Health Social Worker
What does Amelia do?
Amelia is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Narrative Therapist with over ten years experience working with individuals, predominantly in women’s health, sexual assault, and trauma services.
Amelia provides counselling for those looking to enhance their wellbeing, move through a period of change or challenge, or better connect to themselves and those around them. Her approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, and respectful, with an aim to support people to enhance a sense of connection, safety and presence.
Amelia’s training is in narrative therapy and psychodynamic approaches to healing trauma. However, she uses a range of tools in her practice including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema therapy (including imagery rescripting), mindfulness and polyvagal and nervous system perspectives. Her approach is integrative and therefore tailored to individual needs and goals.
Medicare Rebate available with a Mental Health Care Plan.
When is Amelia available?
Tuesdays at Lygon Therapy
Evening appointments and telehealth available.
How do I contact Amelia?
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
DR LIAM CASEY, he/him
BA, GradDipPsych, BSocSc (Psych – Hons), MClinPsych, PhD
What does Liam do?
I am a clinical psychologist with a focus on LGBTQIA+ mental health. My doctoral research focused on the impact of 2017's marriage equality postal survey on LGBTQIA+ wellbeing, and I enjoy helping LGBTQIA+ folks discover ways to use their sexual and/or gender identity as a source of strength rather than stress.
In addition to issues of sexual and/or gender identity, I enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety, grief, and unhelpful behavioural patterns like people-pleasing, perfectionism, and procrastination. My approach to therapy is warm and practical: I want to make you feel comfortable, but also support you in the challenging task of developing knowledge and skills to help you manage the difficulties that life can bring.
While there are many different approaches to psychological therapy, I have focused my training and practice in:
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
These approaches have extensive research evidence supporting their use for a number of mental health problems.
When is Liam available?
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9am to 5pm
I offer face-to-face or telehealth appointments.
How do I contact Liam?
Email | email@example.com
Phone | (03) 7018 1718
M Gestalt Psychotherapy, M Organisation Dynamics
Certificate Gestalt Relational Organisational Development (ROG)
What does Eva do?
I am a gestalt psychotherapist, organisation consultant and supervisor. I have worked as an organisational consultant for the last 25 years helping people and organisations understand and manage change in dynamic and creative ways. I have blended my organisational experience and psychotherapy training to support people in times of transition and challenge in their lives. I’m always interested to include attention to broader contextual and cultural aspects of our lives, and of the human condition.
I use a gestalt psychotherapy approach to support my clients build greater awareness and to bring a compassionate understanding to their relational patterns and the ways their history might be impacting the present. I bring curiosity, insight, warmth to create a non-judgmental space to work with clients. Together we develop a mutual ground for learning, respect, compassion for growth and integration in their professional and personal lives.
Areas of specialisation
I am interested in working with a wide range of issues, including emotional well-being, anxiety, depression, career transition, stress, bereavement, relational difficulties, identity, and self-esteem.
Psychotherapy Fees: $140 per 50-minute session - some concessional spaces available.
Supervision and coaching are available on the initial contact or inquiry
No Medicare rebate is available.
When is Eva available?
Fridays and Saturdays at Lygon Therapy – 622 Lygon Street North Carlton
How do I contact Eva?
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more https://changemaking.com.au/
Phone | 0422 849 820
CRAIG DELPHINE (Parkville)
M. Gestalt Therapy B.A (Hons) LL.B (Hons)
What does Craig do?
My central aim is to promote self-awareness and choice, as I believe that this is what enables us to live meaningful and dignified lives. And to enable self-awareness – including all those parts of us that we've learned to hide or forget about – my goal is to create a responsive, safe, compassionate and collaborative space.
Areas of specialisation
Individual adults who are in life transition, isolated, in grief, experiencing anxiety or who are grappling with identity or sexuality issues.
I have also trained in the Gottman Method and welcome couples: gay, straight and culturally and linguistically diverse, as well as those who may not fit into these narrow definitions.
For individuals, $130 per hour; some concessional spaces available.
For couples, please contact Craig.
No Medicare rebate available.
When is Craig available?
Tuesdays in Castlemaine or via Zoom.
Fridays in Melbourne at 'Elie', Lygon Therapy's Parkville site.
Other times may also be available by arrangement.
How do I contact Craig?
Email | email@example.com
Phone | 0469 905 188
DEFNE DEMIR (Parkville)
BBSc(Hons), DPsych(Health), MPsych(Clin)(Post-Reg)
What does Defne do?
Defne is a psychologist who has worked many years in private practice supporting people in their recovery journey. Defne provides a warm, supportive and non-judgemental space for people to feel open and comfortable in seeking support. Below is an example of psychological symptoms Defne commonly treats, as well as evidence-based therapies she adopts.
Example of psychological symptoms I commonly treat:
Anxiety (e.g., phobias, panic attacks & generalised anxiety)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Depression & mood issues
Eating disorders, disordered eating and body image issues
Grief & loss
Life transitions and adjustment issues
Stress & difficulties coping
Example of treatment commonly adopted:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Enhanced (CBT-E; i.e., eating disorders treatment)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Defne is also a qualified supervisor and can provide formal supervision to psychology students or registered psychologists.
Defne is a member of the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and holds the Eating Disorder Credential with the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZEAD).
When is Defne available?
Tuesdays via telehealth/online video
Fridays in person at Parkville or via telehealth/online video
Defne is currently available for new clients.
How do I contact Defne?
Phone: 0410 016 793
Fax: (03) 8677 1184
LAURA DOHERTY (Carlton)
MPsych (Clinical), GradDipPsych, BPsychSc, MAPS
What does Laura do?
Laura has experience working within a private psychiatric hospital in various inpatient and outpatient teams. She has experience providing group and individual treatment with adults at all stages of life. Using a warm and compassionate approach, Laura has an interest working with people who experience a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, managing life adjustments, emotion dysregulation, identity issues, impulsivity, and relationship issues. Laura aims to create a supportive and non-judgemental space to collaboratively work with people to improve their wellbeing.
Laura's therapeutic approach is tailored to each client's individual needs and treatment goals. Laura's primary treatment modalities are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Medicare rebates available with a Mental Health Care Plan.
When is Laura available?
How do I contact Laura?
Phone: 0434 417 230
Dr Louise Du Chesne
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Clinical Psychologist MAPS FCCLP
Diploma of Gestalt Therapy
What does Louise do?
Dr Louise Du Chesne is an experienced clinical psychologist. She has worked extensively with people recovering from traumatic events or crises caused by family violence, sexual assault and childhood abuse and neglect. Louise has an interest in women’s mental health and is experienced in working with women to address issues that can arise around fertility, parenting, menopause and ageing as well as experiences of discrimination and violence. She works with couples and individuals around their intimate personal relationships as well as with individuals who experience addiction, anxiety and depression. She has experience in supporting people with health challenges such as cancer. Louise works with members of LGBTIQ++ community and she welcomes referrals for assistance regarding LGBTIQ++ adults, couples and adolescents.
From a treatment perspective, Dr Louise Du Chesne is trained in a number of modalities including Gestalt Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In both her research and her clinical work Louise has focused on the role of shame in maintaining psychological distress, including trauma symptoms. A strong and supportive therapeutic relationship and the process of therapy are important aspects of treatment and are attended to with care.
Dr Louise Du Chesne is an accredited supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and provides supervision to a small number of clinical psychology registrars and other mental health professionals.
Please email or call Louise to discuss potential referrals.
When is Louise available?
Mondays at Lygon Therapy
Wednesday and Thursday on Telehealth
How do I contact Louise?
Phone: 0480 224 851
GIULIA FLAMMEA (she/her)
Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
What does Giulia do?
Giulia is a compassionate and authentic psychologist who is deeply committed to promoting optimal mental health and fostering authenticity. She believes in providing a warm, genuine, and non-judgmental approach to her practice, and is passionate about helping her clients discover their own resilience, growth, and potential. Giulia recognises that meaningful progress and transformation often occurs through subtle and gradual changes, and she is dedicated to supporting her clients through this process.
With a Master of Clinical Psychology, Giulia has experience catering to diverse populations spanning different developmental stages. Giulia previously worked at a private psychiatric hospital, where she delivered group and individual therapy for adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has extensive training in various trauma-focused therapies such as Schema Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). She has particular interest in working with adults experiencing relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, body image concerns, and more. Moreover, she affirms her commitment to serve the LGBTQIA+ community.
To help clients achieve their therapeutic goals, Giulia uses evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
When is Giulia available?
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
How do I contact Giulia?
P: 0452 146 926
DAMIAN GUASTELLA (Parkville)
BArts(Psych)/BBus GradDip MPsych (Clinical) MAPS
What does Damian do?
I am a passionate and empathic Clinical Psychologist who enjoys facilitating positive change with my clients. I have experience in a vast array of clinical settings which include work within forensic, private practice, community and hospital settings. I am experienced in providing effective treatment for a range of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I strongly believe in a person-centred and evidence-based approach.
My main focus will be to build a considered and thoughtful environment where you can freely discuss your concerns. I intend to work collaboratively with you, to help you reach your desired outcome. I aim to build your knowledge of mental health, by providing practical strategies which you can apply to your everyday life.
I am open to having a 15 minute conversation to see if we could be a good fit for each other. Rapport is important and a big part of treatment outcomes. Feel free to reach out and we can discuss your concerns.
When is Damian available?
In office: Monday and Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm - 7.30pm
How do I contact Damian?
27 Royal Parade Parkville 3052
P. 9123 4292
M. 0493 519 377
F. 7067 3332
ALICE HUCKER (Parkville)
BA(Psych, Hons), DPsych(Clinical)
What does Alice do?
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I offer therapy to adults. Life and love can be incredibly challenging at times and I believe people are best supported through caring relationships. In my work, I hope to provide the kind of relationship that offers people space to reflect and make long-term changes in their life.
My main areas of practice:
Sexual difficulties such as low sexual desire, issues with arousal and orgasm, and anxiety surrounding sex – I see individuals, monogamous couples and people in non-monogamous relationships.
Pelvic/sexual pain – conditions such as vaginismus, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, provoked vestibulodynia, and painful bladder syndrome.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other long-term difficulties with emotions, relationships, impulsivity, self-harm, or suicidality.
Trans, gender divergent and non-binary people seeking therapy for the issues listed above (I am not taking new referrals for WPATH/transition assessments).
I see clients who also experience infertility, low mood and major depression, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, relationship difficulties, disordered eating and body-image concerns, grief and loss, stress management and adjustment to significant life changes.
In my sessions I use a range of evidence-based therapy techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mentalisation-Based Treatment, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples. I aim to provide affirmative support for clients of all backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and relationship styles.
Therapy sessions can be offered in-person at Parkville or via video. Medicare rebates available for clients with a current GP Mental Health Care Plan.
I am also a Board Approved Supervisor in the area of Clinical Psychology and offer clinical supervision and casual case consultation.
When is Alice available?
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Parkville or via video – Alice is currently taking new clients.
How do I contact Alice?
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone | 0426 371 897
fax | 03 8595 5102
Website | www.dralicehucker.com.au
AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
MSW (Social Work), MEd (Education), B Arts
What does Erin do?
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, I offer one-on-one support around a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem and self-confidence issues, major life transitions, grief and loss and parenting difficulties. I am a strong LGBTIQ+ ally, and I have extensive experience in working in schools, with culturally and linguistically diverse clients and supporting those facing family violence.
I approach mental health through a systems theory lens - that is, we as individuals are impacted by the many different systems around us, and our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are a direct result of these systems. Relationships - with others and with ourselves - are key to a rich life experience, and in therapy we can unpack together what's helping, hindering and potentially harming you.
Areas of specialisation
I am trained in and utilise a variety of focussed psychological strategies, including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
General problem solving, relaxation strategies and stress management
I work with both adolescent (ages 14+) and adult clients.
I am able to provide a Medicare rebate to clients with a GP referral.
When is Erin available?
Wednesdays 8:30am-2:00pm @ Carlton North
(Telehealth available on request.)
How do I contact Erin?
Phone: 0434 322 142
B.Ed., B.S.W., M.S.W., Advanced Clinical Studies in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Level II (Complex Trauma)
What does Kallena do?
I am a clinical social worker and therapist and have worked for many years across health, mental health and palliative care settings with people with varied issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality and adjusting to living with life threatening and limiting illness, grief and loss.
I am fascinated by exploration of the deeper meanings behind the conflicts and stresses that bring people to therapy and have a particular interest in understanding and working with people whose lives have been impacted by the long-term effects of childhood experiences. All my work is informed by my own personal journey of healing from complex trauma and the resulting dissociation.
My approach to the development of our therapeutic relationship is based on my ongoing studies in Gestalt psychotherapy, together with my understanding of attachment and developmental themes, the impact on these of trauma and loss and how these experiences are embodied. I am passionate about creating a warm and welcoming space in which people feel seen and their lived experience can be heard and validated. I have advocated publicly for recognition of the long-term impacts of childhood traumas.
I am familiar with the issues faced by our LGBTQI communities and especially welcome members of our trans communities.
Medicare rebate available with a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.
When is Kallena available?
Mondays and Thursdays at Lygon Therapy, Tuesdays in Fairfield and at other times by arrangement.
How do I contact Kallena?
Phone: 0433 297 938
Clinical Psychologist BArts (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
What does Charlotte do?
Charlotte is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about collaborating with clients to set meaningful goals and build a life worth living. This involves working with people to identify unhelpful patterns of thoughts, behaviours and emotions and replacing them with more effective, life-enhancing ones. Charlotte has an interest in working with people who experience a range of difficulties including emotion regulation difficulties, trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Charlotte’s experience includes working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as private practice. For a number of years, she worked in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programs, which involves providing therapy to clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and significant emotion dysregulation. In addition to private practice, Charlotte now works in a specialist inpatient EMDR Program for those who experience PTSD and other trauma-related difficulties.
Depending on client needs and preferences, Charlotte uses a variety of evidence based-approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-based Therapies.
Charlotte is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as a Psychologist and is a registered Medicare Provider.
When is Charlotte available?
How do I contact Charlotte?
Phone: 0474 574 349
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General (she, her)
What does Kristi do?
I am a psychologist with extensive experience across a range of corporate and educational settings. I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to explore and resolve challenging personal and relationship issues.
I have a passion for working with couples, people looking to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger and grief. I want to help you achieve a better understanding of why you feel the way you do, why you think in a particular way, and to challenge and shift behaviour patterns which are holding you back from experiencing a more connected, fulfilled and meaningful life.
Working together, our primary goal will be to understand and relieve distressing symptoms, to restore emotional balance, clarity of thought, and to develop more stable and connected relationships. While we cannot erase painful, or traumatic experiences from the past, we can work towards constructive, healthy ways of viewing and interacting with the world.
I take a holistic, person-centred approach. I bring curiosity, warmth and humour to my work. I would love to help you to live more joyfully, to connect more authentically and have more of what you want in your relationships. Let's work together to create the life you want.
When is Kristi available?
Mondays & Wednesdays
How do I contact Kristi?
Phone: 042 385 9191
B. Beh. Sci., B.S.W., B. Health Sci., Adv. Dip. (Homeopathy), AAFT (Aust Association of Family Therapist, AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers), AMHSW (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker), AHA( Australian Association of Homeopathy), AROH ( Australian Registration of Homeopaths).
What does Teresa do?
Teresa has been dedicated to offering high quality psychological support in the clinical mental health field for over 40 years, both within the public and private sectors. In her various roles as a Social Worker, a Psychotherapist and Family Therapist, Teresa has worked with children, adolescents and adults utilising a broad variety of therapeutic platforms to cater to the individual needs of her client. Through her extensive experience and knowledge, Teresa has accumulated a practical and theoretical depth of understanding about human behaviour and psychological development.
Teresa works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, conflict, and grief/ loss. Her specific areas of interest are bonding and attachment, stages of development, trauma, family of origin issues and life transitions.
Teresa is deeply committed to building a warm, trusting, and collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients, as they aspire to develop more positive, meaningful, and sustainable changes in their lives. She currently works with clients ranging from 16 years old onwards.
She can also offer counselling in Italian.
Teresa’s sessions are rebatable through Medicare and some Private Health Funds.
When is Teresa available?
Weekdays and Tuesday evenings (Carlton North)
How do I contact Teresa?
Mobile: 0408 440 721
BA Integrative Psychotherapy.
ACA accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
What does Marie do?
Marie works with adults and adolescents and offers therapy in English and German.
Marie is an integrative psychotherapist who works with couples and individuals creating a pathway towards greater well-being and more nourishing relationships to self and other. She approaches people with a deep curiosity and prioritises your agency within a relational process. Her approach to therapy is informed by humanistic values, clinical theory and most importantly the present moment.
Collaboratively you will weave the fabric of self-understanding and build a path towards your most authentic expression. Marie helps you to build tools and find inner and outer resources that are based on your individual strengths, challenges and circumstances and target your personal goals.
You may see Marie for:
Couple’s problems (LGBTQI+ and polyamorous couples welcome)
Questions around gender and sexuality
Disordered eating and body-image issue
Stress, anxiety or depression
Loss and major life transitions
Addiction, such as alcohol, marihuana or social media
Areas of specialisation
Marie has a special interested and experience in working with adults and adolescents with issues around food and body image. She combines specialist training in evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT-E), adolescent-focused therapy (AFT) and family therapy with an orientation towards embodiment and myth to address disordered eating. Marie can see you individually or involve the family, and she participates or manages care teams for an additional fee.
When is Marie available?
Mondays 2.00pm – 9.00pm
Online: Available on request
How do I contact Marie?
Phone | 0411 789 799
Email | email@example.com
Website | https://www.irenequintavalle.com/
KERRYN MONTGOMERY-MARKS (Parkville)
GradCert Narrative Therapy
What does Kerryn do?
I am deeply curious about stories. The stories we are told from birth about who we are and what we are capable of. The stories we tell ourselves.
I work largely from a Narrative Therapy perspective and seek to deconstruct long-held views of self, teasing out and challenging old and unhealthy beliefs and identifying alternative stories that reflect a more accurate and healthier view of self.
I believe that my clients can embrace being the experts in their own lives, that they know themselves well, but perhaps have not had the opportunity to explore events in their lives and the meanings they have placed on those experiences. I am interested in the life journey so far, teasing out long held patterns of being, and collaboratively developing a deeper and broader view of self.
I act as a facilitator and a collaborative partner with the aim of helping clients tell their stories, gain clarity, find their voice, grow and heal. The sessions can be intense but they can also be light-hearted and are always supportive.
When is Kerryn available?
Face-to-Face appointments only, at ‘Elie’, Lygon Therapy, Parkville
Fee: $100/50-minute session
No Medicare Rebate available
How do I contact Kerryn?
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone | 047 729 8078
(Parkville & Carlton North)
What does Apurva do?
I am passionate about working with adults presenting with a range of issues, particularly with anxiety, LGBTQIA+/gender diversity, women's mental health, Culturally and Linguistically Diversity (CALD) issues, and intersectional experiences. I offer a safe space for my clients to explore their issues without judgement.
My approach as a therapist is respectful, curious, culturally responsive and inclusive. I bring empathy, humour, open communication and positive regard to each therapeutic relationship.
Therapy can be a challenging yet ultimately rewarding commitment. My aim is to support and empower you to make decisions about your life that honour your values. I believe in providing a comfortable and supportive environment for my clients to take this journey with me. Please reach out and contact me if you feel I may be a good fit for you.
Areas of interest:
Anxiety and panic
LGBTQIA+ and gender diversity
Cultural identity and experiences
Women’s mental health
Achievement and perfectionism
Life changes/ adjustment
Grief and loss
Body image and self esteem
When is Apurva available?
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Lygon Therapy
Tuesdays via telehealth
How do I contact Apurva?
Email | email@example.com
Website | www.luminarepsychology.com
MPsych (Clinical), BPsych (Hons), BA (Arts), MACPA, MAPS
What does Katerina do?
Katerina is a registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience
working within public and private mental health settings. She understands that seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting process. She aims to provide a warm, welcoming and approachable environment where individuals can ensure that they will be met where they are at. She is dedicated to tailoring treatment to client preferences and needs, that is, whether they prefer short-term cognitive and behavioural change, or a deeper understanding of their attachments, relationships and personal histories.
Katerina is experienced in treating a diverse range of psychological concerns and disorders such as mood disorders, personality disorders, paraphilias and addiction disorders. She has a special interest in treating complex and long-term issues related to traumatic life events and sexual wellbeing. Katerina is also experienced in providing treatment for issues following traumatic events and grief. She is also experienced in using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma.
Additionally, Katerina enjoys working with LGBTIQA+ identifying individuals and strives to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment for those that feel marginalised or otherwise subjugated by society.
In working with her clients, Katerina takes a collaborative, open, holistic and person-centred approach. She primarily utilises the following evidence-based treatment approaches.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT) informed approaches
Areas of interest
Depression and mood disorders
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Active Military & Veterans
Issues related to addictions
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Obsessions and Compulsions
Anxiety and anxiety-related disorders
Stress and burnout
Adjustment to life changes
Grief, loss and bereavement
Self-esteem and identity
Perfectionism and related procrastination
When is Katerina available?
Tuesdays 9- 4 pm.
Wednesdays 9 - 4 pm
Telehealth upon request.
How do I contact Katerina?
Website | firstname.lastname@example.org
BSW (Social Work) , AMHSW
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
What does Thanh do?
Thanh is an accredited mental health social worker. She has more than 5 years of working in counselling and mental health sector. She works collaboratively with clients based on the client centre approach and empowerment. Safety, trust and connection are important for Thanh to help her clients explore different layers of themselves and to help them to integrate meaning of their past experiences. Thanh believes that every client is shaped by their own history so they are unique in their own different way. Thanh accepts where you are at in your journey and she is happy to provide both support and challenge to help you to transform.
Thanh uses evidence-based practices such as:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Compassion focused Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
Thanh has previously worked in the community mental health sector providing counselling to clients who have mental health issues, substance dependence issues, and complex trauma. She has a special interest in trauma and the impact of trauma on different areas of your life. Thanh is fluent in English and Vietnamese.
Anxiety and Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Complex Childhood/ Developmental Trauma
When is Thanh available?
Available face to face on Saturday. Other days and online appointment may be possible for arrangement
Medicare rebate available with a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP
Fee: $160/ session - 50 minutes. Discount sessions are available for eligible clients.
Bupa private health fund rebates also applies.
How do I contact Thanh?
Phone: 0432 761 7770
B.Ed. Advanced clinical training in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy. PACFA accredited.
What does Louise do?
Louise is a Gestalt Psychotherapist with a background in the arts and education. She is passionate about giving people the support and connection they need to cross life’s difficult passages, and emerge with a grounded, clear and renewed sense of self. She believes that bringing presence to the dialogue of therapy deepens awareness, which in turn creates clarity and enhances the ability to choose and shape one’s life in a more fulfilling and joyful way.
Louise has taught adolescents and children and has spent many years in the performing industry. She has made the natural transition to Psychotherapy bringing with her all the richness of the human experience from storytelling, performance and helping young people cross the bridge into adulthood. She believes deeply in the human potential for transformation and the experience of connection and presence as the path to growth and fulfilment.
Fees $110 per 50 minute session.
No Medicare rebate available.
When is Louise available?
Tuesday afternoon & evening in-person at Lygon Therapy in Carlton.
Available via zoom Wednesdays and Thursdays.
How do I contact Louise?
Phone | 0434 551 946
Email | email@example.com
Website | www.louiseodwyertherapist.com
MPsych (Clinical), MProfPsych, GradDipPsych, BA (Arts)
What does Edward do?
Edward is a clinical psychologist who has worked across a broad range of private and public health inpatient and community settings. Edward is passionate about empowering individuals to become more emotionally aware and insightful through various therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other evidence based practices. Edward aims to create a safe, personable, and productive environment that is transparent throughout the therapeutic process. Edward is enthusiastic about understanding his client's concerns and will adapt his therapeutic approach to achieve their desired goals and ambitions.
Edward works with adults and adolescents presenting with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, attention difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, loneliness, social skills, trauma, anger, relationship problems, self-esteem, grief, significant life transitions, addictions, LGBTQIA+ concerns, sexual health, and he has a passion for men's mental health issues.
Edward offers in-person and telehealth therapy options. Reach out to Edward by email to discuss therapy preferences, and mental health care plans.
When is Edward available?
Tuesdays 9am – 7pm
Wednesday 4pm – 7 pm
Online appointments are available throughout the week.
How do I contact Edward?
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone | (03) 9492 1883
BA Integrative Psychotherapy.
ACA and PACFA accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Accredited Senior Yoga Teacher and Trauma Sensitive Yoga.
Irene offers therapy in English, Italian, Spanish, and French
What does Irene do?
Irene is an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and registered Senior Yoga Teacher. She holds a master's degree in human resources and completed a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Ikon Institute of Australia. Irene has more than a decade of expertise in the practice and teaching of Yoga. She is the founder of Kahuna Temple, a business dedicated to supporting the restoration of the person through bodywork and movement.
Irene, who is also proficient in Italian, Spanish, and French, has a multicultural practice and welcomes clients from all walks of life. She works with individuals and couples for a wide range of concerns: anxiety and depression, relational difficulties, attachment repair, low self-esteem concepts, lifestyle issues, somatic disturbances, chronic pain, trauma and PTSD, and on to existential matters and grief and loss. In addition, Irene has a specific interest in helping survivors of cults, undue influence and brainwashing.
She uses a person-centred approach, has a warm and compassionate presence, a great capacity for deep attunement and relational cues. Irene privileges working in collaboration with her client to enhance her understanding of her client's concerns and experiences. She believes in her client's intrinsic abilities to grow inner resources and generate enduring personal change and endeavours to offer a safe place where change can take place.
Trained in the Integrative Model of Psychotherapy and Trauma Model, Irene moves away from the traditional one-size-fits-all endeavour of therapy. Instead, she draws upon different evidence-based models and theories to create an exclusive treatment that specifically addresses her clients' unique experiences. Moreover, Irene works with both mind and body awareness, understanding each individual as a whole person.
Irene is registered with the Australia Counselling Association (ACA, member 2 level, n.19937) and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA, member n.12077).
Furthermore, she is registered with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®, Member n.147413).
When is Irene available?
Available for face to face sessions:
Monday 2.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday 9.30am – 7.30pm
Online appointments are available throughout the week. Please get in touch with Irene to organise an appointment.
Private Health Fund Rebates may apply.
How do I contact Irene?
Phone: 0411 789 799
Book a free 15 min consultation-call at
BSc, PostGradDipPsych, Dip (FamTher), GradDipSoc (GestTher), ClinM, AAFT, ClinM.GANZ, AHPRA (Psychologist)
What does Fred do?
Fred is a psychologist and psychotherapist with an extensive background in child, adolescent and family psychiatry. His clinical skills are well honed around processes of attachment and development, trauma, mental health and addiction.
His approach to counselling and therapy is based on engaging and sitting alongside his clients in support of their personal growth and a more personally satisfying life-style. His interests centre around all matters which have a bearing on our emotional, social and mental well-being. In his private practice, Fred now more commonly works with individual adults, and with couples whom are interested in working through and strengthening the bonds between them both as partners and as parents. He is deeply committed to his craft and considers it a privilege to bear witness to his clients experience of life. His session fees are rebatable through Medicare and Private Health Funds.
When is Fred available?
Weekdays – afternoons and evenings.
Saturday – mornings to afternoon
How do I contact Fred?
0418 321 141
NEGIN SADEGHIAN - On maternity leave, returning Jan 2024
Psychologist and Art therapist
BPscyhSc, MPsych, MAT, MAPS, AThR
What does Negin do?
I am a registered psychologist and art therapist, with 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, young people, and couples in a variety of public and private health settings including community health, inpatient programs, and relationship support services such as Relationships Australia.
I am passionate about exploring how traumatic experiences and attachment patterns impact on our mental health, sense of well-being and life decisions. I have a strong interest in mind-body connection and integrating cognitive, emotional, somatic, and creative techniques to facilitate healing and growth. I see myself as a warm and empathic guide here to assist you in reaching your goals. My approach is person-centred, trauma-informed, strength-based, and culturally sensitive. I have experience working with trauma-related concerns, depression, anxiety issues, family violence, disordered eating, grief & loss, relationship and parenting concerns, pregnancy, adolescent’s issues, cross- cultural & adjustment challenges and creative blocks. I also have a strong interest and experience in facilitating art therapy groups with adults and young people.
My therapeutic work is informed by the following approaches: Internal Family Systems Model, Art Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I offer counselling in English and Farsi.
Fees: $170 per hour. Concession available for eligible clients.
90min sessions for art therapy can be offered upon request.
Medicare and private health care rebates available.
When is Negin available?
Wednesday &Thursday (evenings) and Friday daytime
Other times may be possible by arrangement
How do I contact Negin?
Psychoanalysis (MA); Media & Communications (MA); BA; Dip.Ed.
What does Julie-Anne do?
I work with couples, adults, adolescents and children.
At times, we may find ourselves asking questions about life, love and relationships, which may also challenge our sense of who we are, our identity.
By listening to your experiences, and as you speak of your perceptions and aspirations, we offer support, a kind of working-through, to address the various difficulties that have been encountered in your life.
In session, we create a space for you to explore what is possible in life, for you, so that you can pursue your curiosities and wishes further, and in accordance with your own unique desires.
Areas of specialisation
Psychoanalysis and counselling.
When is Julie-Anne available?
Saturdays at Lygon Therapy (North Carlton).
How do I contact Julie-Anne?
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy
What does Julie do?
Julie is an accredited Counsellor and Integrative Psychotherapist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy from Ikon Institute of Australia along with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Julie is passionate about supporting adults and teens to move through adversity, unpack challenging questions, grieve, transition, and develop more capacity and ease in their lives.
Julie is trained in integrative psychotherapy, a collaborative approach to therapy that draws on various theories and modalities to tailor treatment to the client's unique experience.
Offering a therapeutic environment of deep attunement, collaboration and non-judgement in which clients can feel safely supported and free to be themselves is of the utmost importance to Julie.
Julie is also trained in Dan Brown and David Elliott’s Three Pillars Approach to Attachment Repair and in a person-centred, collaborative and trauma informed mode of therapy.
Julie works with people seeking support for a range of concerns, including self-esteem issues, relational difficulties (including attachment repair), anxiety and depression, stress management, somatic disturbances, personality disorders, OCD and Panic, grief, trauma, and PTSD.
Julie is registered with the Australia Counselling Association (ACA, member 2 level, n.19579)
When is Julie available?
Available for face to face sessions:
Monday’s fortnightly 9.00am-2.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm – 8.00pm
Online appointments are available throughout the week. Please get in touch with Julie to organise an appointment.
Private Health Fund Rebates may apply.
How do I contact Julie?
Phone: 0493 434 802
Book a free 15 min consultation-call via her website
LISA SUAREZ (she/her)
Master of Counselling, BA Arts (Hons)
What does Lisa do?
My passion is healing and regulation through relationship with others, the self and body. I work with adults on a one-to-one basis who want to improve their mental health or who would like to change or discover something about themselves. This includes those who may be struggling with relationships and life transitions and a wide range of mental health issues. I help clients with issues such as depression/anxiety, obsessive thoughts, relationship issues, addictions, developmental trauma, emotional and nervous system regulation, dissociation and chronic perfectionism. I also enjoy working with neurodivergent clients, particularly those with attention/sensory differences, ADHD and autism. I have a passion for maternal/paternal mental health, transition to parenthood and supporting parents of neurodivergent children.
I am an integrative therapist and use an attachment and trauma-informed approach which draws from a wide range of therapeutic modalities such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Psychodynamic Therapy. This includes a combination of relational talk therapy, cognitive therapy, body-focussed/somatic therapy and nervous system regulation techniques. All interventions are underpinned by a strengths-based, relational approach and the latest neuroscience research. I believe in a holistic approach to healing and use body-focussed talk therapy, somatic experiencing, meditation, breathwork and yoga/mindfulness in clinical practice if desired.
Areas of Interest
Anxiety & Depression
Complex/Developmental Trauma/ PTSD & Attachment Issues
Emotional Regulation/Nervous System Regulation
Transition to parenthood/supporting parents of neurodiverse children
Neurodiversity – Adult ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder & Sensory Processing Issues
Antenatal & Postnatal Mental Health
Personality Disorders – Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Co-dependency
Interpersonal/Family Relationship Challenges
Behavioural & Substance Addictions
Self-Harm/Non Suicidal Self-Injury
Fees: $120 per 50 minute session, longer sessions available by arrangement. No medicare rebates available.
When is Lisa available?
Tuesdays (at Lygon Therapy) Mondays & Thursdays (Reservoir).
If you would like to find out more or book in for a session, please contact Lisa for a free 15- minute phone consultation. Please text/email or go to website contact form to arrange.
How do I contact Lisa?
Email | Lisasuareztherapy@gmail.com
Phone | 0423 479 219
Website | Lisasuareztherapy.com.au
AHPRA Registered Psychologist
MProfPsych, BPsySc (Hons), MAAPi, MAPS
What does Melissa do?
Melissa is a psychologist who works with adolescents, adults, older adults and couples from all walks of life. Her goals are: to provide a safe, grounding, accepting and enjoyable space to connect authentically with clients; to support them to gain insight and understanding into internal and external barriers to growth and movement; to uncover their hopes for future; provide tools for continued self-development; and empower clients to take steps towards change and growth.
Melissa has interests and experience supporting clients with a range of problems including those relating to relationships, family of origin, parenting, life stages/transitions, assertiveness and communication, work, personal development, adjustment, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, and grief and loss.
Melissa uses an integrative counselling approach tailored to the individual or couple, drawing from interventions including: Narrative Therapy, Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, couple therapy, couple assessment and skill-development, and non-directive pregnancy counselling.
For more information head to vividlifepsychology.com.au.
Medicare and Private Health Fund rebates are available.
When is Melissa available?
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Day and evening appointments available
How do I contact Melissa?
P: 0490 744 262 F: 03 9957 8127
Post: PO Box 8032, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Counselling Psychologist and AHPRA Approved Supervisor
BBSc, Grad Dip Applied Psych, MPsych, MAPS
What does Linda do?
Linda is a AHPRA registered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Fellow of Australian Catholic University.
Linda provides therapy to individuals and couples. Linda works in a collaborative manner, based on the assessment of client needs and goals, with such concerns as adjustment and life transitions, anxiety and stress, disordered eating/eating disorders, grief and loss, personal development, strength and identity, relationship difficulties/couples counselling, and trauma.
Linda is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gottman Relationship Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Schema Therapy, Trauma focused approaches, Parts Therapy, EFT (for individuals and couples) and Metacognitive Therapy. Linda uses an integrative focus to tailor therapy for best fit to each client.
Linda is an AHPRA registered supervisor, providing individual and group supervision to provisional and fully registered psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists.
In addition to therapy and supervision, Linda has over 10 years’ experience in running therapeutic groups.
Linda was actively involved in the APS College of Counselling Psychologists Vic Committee for 9 years and has provided professional consultancy to a range of agencies.
Medicare and private health care rebates available.
When is Linda available?
Monday to Thursday
At Carlton North or Parkville sites
In-person and Telehealth sessions available
How do I contact Linda?
P: 0409 198 774
Certified Couples Therapist from Relationship Australia
What does Tammie do?
I am a certified practising counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, working with adult individuals and couples.
I bring extensive experience to private practice, having worked with adults, adolescents, couples and carers with experience within a not-for-profit, high school and university setting.
I am passionate about supporting couples in cultivating healthier and more fulfilling relationships. I create space and balance for couples to explore their concerns equally and introduce effective strategies for positive change. I work closely with couples to strengthen their bond, improve communication skills, and foster greater understanding and empathy within their relationship.
Understanding how relationships work has always been a deep curiosity for me, with my own experiences and challenges in my personal relationships serving as a catalyst to become a couples counsellor. I recognise the profound impact of fostering healthy relationships and how this can have transformative effects on individuals' well-being and the broader fabric of society.
I bring a warm, empathic, holistic and client-centred approach to my work, combining talk therapy with evidence-based modalities. To support my practice, I draw from the latest research while looking through the lens of Attachment Theory and Emotional Focused Couples Therapy.
I look forward to supporting you and your partner with navigating your relationship difficulties and moving towards fostering a healthier and more fulfilling connection.
I invite you to reach out to discuss more how I can support you.
When is Tammie available?
Saturday, 10am to 5pm
*Currently only taking couples for appointments
How do I contact Tammie?
BA (Arts) (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS, FCCLP
What does Chris do?
I am an experienced clinical psychologist with a special interest in helping people overcome anxiety disorders of all types. I am dedicated to providing high quality psychological care with a focus on adults experiencing anxiety problems. I am a warm, caring, and dedicated professional with a down-to-earth and friendly style. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you are listened to and treated with respect. I keep up to date with the latest advancements in mental health and therapy and use approaches that have been tried and tested through scientific research.
I have over ten years of experience in treating psychological problems in a range of settings including private practice, public mental health, and universities. I am also currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne with a focus on advancing the field of anxiety treatment.
Skype/phone sessions also available on request.
When is Chris available?
How do I contact Chris?
(03) 9108 7236
Registered Yoga Teacher with specialised training in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Body Image. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Foundational Training Certified.
What does Laura do?
I teach private yoga classes in person for up to two people. This provides for the most nurturing and dynamic experience with the use of props in a supportive and caring space.
Yoga encourages me to become aware of my breath, how I feel in that given moment, and move to where the body and breath take me.
As I listen to my body, I breathe and flow mindfully and sometimes playfully. A journey to healing and wholeness begins. With silence and stillness as a nourishing nectar, I get to know and understand intimately my pain, loss, and grief. Yoga supports me in bringing clarity of mind and calmness while building strength, balance, and flexibility.
I love self-practice. Creating a sequence that works in my body at that moment in time. I draw inspiration and radiance from Paula Lay, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Sarah Ball and Lisa Weinhold. Immersing in their wisdom is transformational.
My practice takes me on an extraordinary journey in which my search for wisdom and truth is behind everything I do and everything that happens to me.
My yoga journey is now on its next inspiring phase as I get to teach and expand my knowledge with the help of my students. I teach what I have first experienced myself—weaving together yoga philosophy, Buddhist wisdom, pranayama, and asana. Drishti directs my focus as prana flows through.
To teach from a place of consciousness and intention is my commitment. Guiding students from a space of curiosity, kindness and gentleness help create their own space of deep self-intimacy and healing.
Here to be the change. Here to help humankind.
Discovering our oneness with the universe.
Laura is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with specialised training in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Body Image. She recently completed the Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Foundational Training in preparation for the 300-Hour Certification Program on TCTSY.
Laura is excited to be enrolled in the 2024 Yin/Insight Yoga Training Intensive Primary Level led by Sarah Powers.
When is Laura available?
Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment.
An introductory phone call with you helps me understand your needs, and for us to get to know each other. A class plan is designed based on your specific intentions with modifications ready on the day of the practice.
How do I contact Laura?
M: +61 461 388 621