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THERAPISTS

Nicole Renaud
Qualifications: B.A.(USA), M. Couns & H.S. (Australia),  Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
Other Memberships: PACFA
Membership Number: C533
Membership Category: Clinical Member
Practice Address: Brighton East and Port Melbourne
Mobile: 0438 682 697
Email: Nicole.renaud@gmail.com
Website: http://www.renaudcounselling.com

Anthony Jones
Qualifications: Adv Dip  Gestalt Therapy, B. Behavioural Sc (Psychology)
Other professional memberships:  Psychologist. AHPRA #PSY0001125641. Member APS.
Membership Number: M495
Membership Category: Member
Practice Address: 1B Michael St, Brunswick, 3056
Telephone: 0409-543-341
Mobile: 0409-543-341
Email: info@psychotherapy-centre.com.au
Website: www.psychotherapy-centre.com.au
My approach to Gestalt therapy is based on the principle that change happens through being more fully oneself. In my work, learning through experience is emphasised with the goals of: a) reducing suffering and distress; b) sustaining recovery and; c) achieving personal growth. I have many years of experience in the welfare and health sectors, and most recently my work has focused on providing therapy to people who have experienced trauma, both men and women. Prior to working as a therapist, I worked in an industrial sugar mill for 10 years.

Sally Sant
Qualifications: Adv Dip Gestalt Therapy, Post Grad IR, BBus
Other professional memberships: PACFA
Membership Number: C513
Membership Category: Clinical Member
Practice Address: St Kilda East, Footscray
Mobile: 0403 907 780
Email: sallysant@optusnet.com.au
Website: counsellingstkilda.com.au
I provide counselling and psychotherapy to assist clients become aware of themes in their lives that are often repeated and limiting. I support the gentle exploration of past experiences and how these shape and organise a person’s life now. Within the therapeutic relationship I collaborate with clients to deepen their self awareness and self expression and assist clients to find new and creative ways to resolve the issues they are facing.

Leonie Sinclair
Qualifications: B.Sc., Grad. Dip. Psych., Master Gestalt Therapy
Other Professional Memberships: APHRA, APS
Membership Number: M107
Membership Category: Member
Practice Address: 98 Smith St, Thornbury, Vic 3071
Telephone: 0421 113 007
Mobile: 0421 113 007
Email: leonies@iinet.net.au
Website: http://leoniesinclirpsychology.com.au
I offer a safe, supportive place to explore relationship and personal issues. I am passionate about working relationally, but use other therapeutic approaches based on the client’s needs, and my insight about what may be most helpful. I am particularly interested in how shame and grief underlie anxiety and depression. I enjoy working with couples using attachment theory and interpersonal process to improve loving relating. I offer counselling for sex and sexuality issues, and have worked with many same-sex couples.

Kath McCarthy
Qualifications: B.Ed; Grad Dip Criminological Studies; Grad Dip Counselling and Human Services; Adv. Dip Gestalt Therapy.
Other professional memberships: PACFA Reg No 21649
GANZ Membership Number: C200
Membership Category: Clinical
Practice Address: Fairfield, Victoria
Telephone: 0433 360 035
Mobile: 0433 360 035
Email: kath_mccarthy@netspace.net.au
Website: www.aquifercounsellingandpsychotherapy.com.au
With a background in community development and management, specialist training in Gestalt Therapy and Couple and Relationship Therapy, I have worked in private and public practice for many years as an individual and relationship therapist. As an experience therapist who has had specialist training in Relational Supervision, I also provide individual and group supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, managers, team leaders, case managers, art therapists and family violence workers. Through relational exploration, I support people to strengthen their self-acceptance by exploring emerging patterns that may feel stuck and old while supporting their capacity to have more satisfying lives and relationships. I work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and have extensive experience working with people who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma, family violence, sexual assault and the impact and complexities which stem from these experiences. My perspective also encompasses social justice and human rights values.

Eva Deligiannis
Qualifications: Masters in Organisation Dynamics (RMIT) 2008, Advanced Diploma of Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Therapy Australia) 2013, Certificate in Executive Coaching (Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology) 2012, Certified Mental Health First Aider
Other professional memberships: Associate Member Group Relations Australia
Membership Category: Member
Practice Address: 5 Railway Place, Fairfield
Mobile: 0412 520 603
Email: edeli@iinet.net.au
I work as a gestalt psychotherapist and an organisational consultant. I bring over 20 years of experience working within organisations supporting individuals and groups to adapt and embrace changes challenging them. In my psychotherapy practice I have brought together my consulting skills with my counselling skills for my clients to build awareness and new skills to address issues that prevent them living a fulfilling and satisfying life. I provide a supportive space for client to explore of their life journey so far with compassion and curiosity that enables them to build safely new ways to move forward with their life.

Gabriel Phillips
Qualifications: DipTeach, BEd, BA, GradDipAppliedPsych, MPsych, PhD
Other professional memberships: Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) Member of Clinical College of Psychologists (MCCLP)
Membership Number: 002
Membership Category: Fellow
Practice Address: Prahran, Victoria 3181
Telephone: 03 95298877
Email: lifespace@bigpond.com
I work full time in my clinical psychology and psychotherapy practice, Lifespace Consulting where I see individuals and couples for psychotherapy, provide supervision to managers and mental health professionals and consult to business and community groups. My work and world view are informed by gestalt, Interpersonal Neurobiology, mindfulness, psychodynamic and Diamond Approach ideas and practices. I have a particular interest in working with same-sex attracted people to develop happy intimate relationships, accepting (and accepted) positive identities, and better mental health (and human rights) outcomes. I am an ongoing student (since 2000) of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realisation (A.H. Almaas) and I am actively engaged in the project of integrating psychological and spiritual perspectives of reality into my understanding of human experience and psychotherapeutic practice.

Lana Sciberras
Qualifications: MCounsHS; Adv Dip Gestalt Therapy
Other Professional Memberships: PACFA
Membership Number: C347
Membership Category: Clinical Member
Practice Address: Inner Melbourne
Telephone: 0411 421108 (International +61411421108)
Mobile: 0411 421108
Email: lanasciberras@yahoo.com
Website: TBA
Specialisation: Depression, Anxiety, Mental health issues, Post-natal Depression, Adjustment disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Grief & Loss, Relationship issues, Couples Therapy, Drug & Alcohol addiction. Therapeutic Approach:Gestalt Therapist, Process-oriented Psychology, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, ACT, Narrative, Humanistic, Psychodynamic & DBT. I am a Gestalt/Mindfulness psychotherapist with a Process-oriented approach. Working in collaboration with clients exploring at depth their process of change of an emerging healed self. Group facilitator and Clinical Supervisor in psychotherapy and mindfulness. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at Monash University in MBCT training. SANDS Grief Counsellor.

Sharon Bloom
Qualifications: Dip Ed, Adv Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy, Master of Counselling and Human Services
Other Professional Memberships: PACFA
Membership Number: C279
Membership Category: Clinical Member
Practice Address: Carlton
Mobile: 0412207023
Email: sbloom1007@gmail.com
Sharon has experience in working with adults, couples and groups in a wide range of settings (e.g. sexual health, private practice, and community based organisations). Sharon has previously contributed to counselling training in a university setting and continues to provide supervision to both psychotherapists and trainee Gestalt psychotherapists. Sharon draws from a range of psychotherapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs and personalities of her clients; however her predominant approach is relationally oriented gestalt psychotherapy. Sharon brings passion, presence and enthusiasm to her work.

Madeleine Fogarty
Qualifications: MA; Dip Ed; Grad Dip Psych (Hons); Advanced Dip Gestalt Therapy
Membership Number: 443
Membership Category: Clinical
Practice Address: St Kilda and Fairfield
Mobile: 0411751087
Email: madeleine@madeleinefogarty.com
Website: www.madeleinefogarty.com
I am an experienced psychotherapist offering short and long term work with individuals and couples. My primary modality is gestalt therapy and I also work with analytic and relational approaches such as ACT and mindfulness. I have a warm and inclusive style and am interested in working with you on a range of issues that might be affecting your life. Increasing awareness of ourselves and our circumstances, and the ways in which we make sense of our situation, is the foundation for vitality and flexibility in facing challenges and growing into our full potential. I also offer supervision to therapists.

Phoebe Riches
Qualifications: BA, MPsych, Adv Dip Gestalt
Other Professional Memberships: APS
Membership Number: C31
Membership Category: Clinical
Practice Addresses: 13 Keilor Road, Essendon; 333 Heidelberg Road, Northcote
Telephone: 0400952595
Mobile: 0400952595
Email: phoeberiches@aapt.net.au
Website: www.phoeberiches.com.au
I am a Clinical Psychologist and a Gestalt Therapist. I work with individuals and couples. I also provide clinical supervision to groups and individuals. I believe therapy is a safe, non-judgmental place to explore life’s challenges, build resilience and develop life skills. I offer various approaches according to the needs of the client. Since graduating from GTA in 2000 the gestalt approach has been a central component of my work with clients. Gestalt is my favoured approach because it comes from a stance of curiosity about the client’s life experience.

Brian Whiter
Qualifications: MSc Psychotherapy; Adv Dip Gestalt Therapy; Adv Dip Classical Yoga; Cert IV Clinical Hypnotherapy; Grad Dip Rehabilitation Counselling; Psychiatric Nursing
Other professional memberships: PACFA, ASORC, YA (Yoga Australia)
Membership Number: 285
Membership Category: Clinical
Practice Address: (i) 140 Princes Street, Carlton North, 3054  (ii) 24 Station Street, Moorabbin, 3198
Mobile: 0411308078
Email: bpwhiter@gmail.com
My therapeutic approach consists of an integration of Existential philosophy, Psychodynamic inquiry and Gestalt theory. I work with a person’s predicament from their lived experience and from a phenomenological perspective. Essentially, this explores how a person is living their lives, the distress that is present, the meaning that emerges, followed by therapeutic work that facilitates new possibilities for change. I am also influenced by the philosophy of mind in classical yoga and Buddhism and combine Mindfulness practice (MiCBT), when agreed to as being appropriate. Central to my practice are the ethical considerations that support a person’s autonomy and confidentiality.

Maeve O’Driscoll
Qualifications: Advanced Diploma Gestalt Therapy
Other professional memberships: PACFA Reg: 22372
Membership Number: GANZ – 416
Membership Category: Clinical Member of GANZ
Practice Address: 3 Railway Place, Fairfield, Melbourne
Telephone: 0421 983 132
Mobile: 0421 983 132
Email: maeveodriscoll@bigpond.com
Website: www.somaticgestalt.com.au
With over 15 years of professional experience in private practice and Community Health settings as a Gestalt Psychotherapist, I have worked with people who present with a broad range of issues. I am committed to creating a safe therapeutic space in which to explore themes, patterns, deep psychological issues and ways of being. I offer a high level of presence, warmth and compassion. I treat my clients with respect and honour them as unique individuals as they undertake their therapeutic journey. My clients enter therapy for a variety of reasons. Some want help with a specific problem, transition, or crisis. Others wish to explore long-standing patterns and out-dated ways of being that have held them back in their lives.

Claire Taubert
Qualifications: B.Sc., B.B.Sc., B.Ed (Counselling)
Other Professional Memberships: MAPS
Membership Number: C3
Membership Category: Clinical
Practice Address: 18 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick 3056 and 604 Mair Street, Ballarat, 3555
Telephone: 03 9351 1255 and 03 5334 4134
Mobile: 04 1913 4084
Email: claire@gestaltconcepts.com.au
Website: www.gestaltconcepts.com.au

Tom Trikojus
Qualifications: Masters of Social Work, Adv Dip Gestalt Therapy, BA
Other Professional Memberships: MAASW
Membership Number: C284
Membership Category: Clinical
Practice Address: Footscray
Mobile: 042 574 0822
Email: contact@tomtrikojus.com.au
I offer psychotherapy and supervision for both individuals and groups. I believe that a safe and trusting relationship between client and therapist is the foundation for effective psychotherapy. This solid foundation supports experimentation and the potential for change. I appreciate the complexity of our lived experience and am interested in exploring the unique context that each person brings. I work collaboratively with people to develop greater awareness of themselves and how they relate to others.

Richie Robertson
Qualifications: PhD, BA, Grad Dip Soc Sci (GestaltTherapy), Grad Dip Ch and Adol Psych.
Other professional memberships: AHPRA PSY0001119660
Membership Category: Clinical
Practice Address: 167 Drummond St Carlton VIC 3053
Mobile: 0417 604 799
Email: richie.robertson2@gmail.com
I am a clinical and counselling psychologist and Gestalt therapist trained in Gestalt therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Melbourne and Esalen Institute, California. I was a previous director of Training, owner and faculty member at Gestalt Therapy Australia.  I was an editor of the Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand and am currently on the Editorial Board. I work as a psychotherapist and psychologist, providing individual therapy and supervision to young people and adults. I am interested in a range of human struggles including grief and loss, sexuality and masculinity/ femininity, trauma, and difficulties with identity and meaning.

Barbara Churcher
Qualifications:  BM; DipGestPsych
Other professional memberships:  PACFA 22290
Membership Category:  Clinical
Practice Address:  17 Concourse, Beaumaris, Melbourne VIC 3193
Telephone:  0423256373
Mobile:  0423256373
Email:   contact@barbarachurcher.com.au
Website:  http://www.barbarachurcher.com.au/
I am trained in both Gestalt and Psychodynamic approaches. I have a background in midwifery and lactation work which informs and deepens my understanding of early life. I work holistically and inter-relationally, supporting my clients to greater awareness of themselves and the way they interact with the world so that they may increase their sense of agency and thus their range of choices. I love working with people generally, but have a special interest in birthing issues, parenting of the very young, post birth trauma and postnatal depression. I am interested in attachment issues in my adult clients.

Geraldine Richards
Qualifications: Master of Counselling and Health Sciences, Grad Dip Leadership and Organisation Dynamics, Cert Developmental Psychiatry, Dip in Visual Art
Membership Number:  M395
Membership Category: Member
Practice Address:  601 Dandenong Road, Armadale
Mobile:  040 810 3887
Email:   skramjnr@bigpond.net.au
Website: http://individualrelationshipcounselling.com
As a psychotherapist, Process Worker, Couples Counsellor and Relationship Counsellor, I engage with clients and we work together exploring where you are in your life and what you hope for. We do this by focusing on your experience, both internally and in relationship to others. I encourage an increase in awareness and the ability to tolerate feelings. I support self-development and self-regard in different ways for example encouraging kindness towards your self or looking at re-owning lost parts of yourself. Some of the therapeutic work we might do is focused on finding your voice, finding freedom from unconscious and constricting rules or looking at acceptance of imperfection.

Fiona Dawson
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Advanced Diploma of Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy, Advanced ACT Training
Other professional memberships: PACFA (Intern)
Membership Number: G802
Membership Category: Graduate Member
Practice Address: 89 High Street Kew, Vic, 3101
Mobile: 0412 995 063
Email: fiona_dawson007@hotmail.com
Website: TBA
Practice Details: I am a registered Gestalt and ACT therapist with 10 years experience in the community mental health sector and private practice. I have experience in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting and life transition issues, eating disorders, moderate trauma and self-esteem/motivation issues. My therapeutic style is compassionate, explorative, supportive and holistic. My approach in therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, empathic environment where personal awareness is deepened and ways of relating to yourself and others are explored. It is my hope that through our contact patterns of behaviour and beliefs that are serving you, and those keeping you ‘stuck’ will be identified  and supported or gently challenged. I am committed to helping you discover and release your own agency and growthful process in order to allow you to heal and experience life more fully.