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Fiona McIlwaine

Mobile - 0408 352 918

Dr Kerry Proctor

Mobile - 0412 883 458

Kelly Tsorlinis

Mobile - 0431 370 295

Kristan Baker

Mobile - 0476 173 238

Patrycja Toczek

Mobile - 0421 795 481

Dr Jenny Ouliaris

Mobile - 0413 708 838 | 9481 3881

Maria Podbury

Mobile - 0488 203 181

Nockie Le

Mobile - 0430 134 544

Julie-Anne McMahon

Mobile - 0402 886 456

Dr Jenny Bocquet

Not Taking New Clients

Robert Handelsmann

Mobile - 0409 003 681

jen

Dr Jenny Ouliaris

MBBS, Grad Dip Family Therapy, VAFT

Jenny was previously a GP and worked in Community Health, Aboriginal Health and was involved in GP Mental Health education and Family Therapy training for GPs.

She has over 20 years experience as a practising Family Therapist and works with individuals, couples and families. Her special interests include working with young people, parenting, post-natal issues, fertility, illness, grief and relationship issues.

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $200 (Medicare rebate $110.50 or $136.85 with a Mental Health Plan)
  • Couple - $200 (Medicare Rebate $$121.25)
  • Families - $200 (Medicare Rebate $127.75)
  • Referral letter not required. Reduced fees available for low income clients by negotiation.

Appointments:

Daytime appointments only.

Contact:

Mobile - 0413 708 838 | Office - 9481 3881

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maria

Maria Podbury

BSW, Post Grad Dip Family Therapy, Master of Couple & Relationship Counselling

Maria is a trained Social Worker, Couple and Family Therapist. She is accredited as a Mental Health Social Worker and is a Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy.

Additional to her initial study she has had further training in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Maria has over 30 years' experience working within a number of programs in the health and community sector including: Youth Outreach, Family Services, Drug and Alcohol, Family Violence and Child Protection.

She has experience in providing Individual, Couple and Family Therapy for a wide range of issues people may experience including: anxiety and depression, childhood and other trauma, family violence, marital/relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol dependencies, life stage transitions/adjustments, child and adolescents behavioural issues, parenting challenges and gambling dependencies.

Maria is a registered provider for Medibank, Medicare and Victims of Crime.

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $160 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Couple - $180 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Families - $180 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Medicare Rebate only available with a Mental Health Plan.

Appointments:

Day and evening appointments available.

Contact:

Mobile - 0488 203 181 | Email - mariapodbury@bigpond.com

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Dr Jenny Bocquet

MBBS

Not taking new clients but enquiries from previous clients are welcome.

Contact:

Mobile - 0439 832 426

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“kristan”

Kristan Baker

B.App.Sc(Occ.Th.)(Hons), M.Clin.Fam.Th.; Practitioner & Supervisor of Cognitive Analytic Therapy; Member of Occupational Therapy Australia

Kristan is a therapist of several kinds. Trained as an occupational therapist, he has branched out to become a psychotherapist and a family therapist. His career in mental health spans twenty-three years, including work as a therapist, lecturer, supervisor and manager.

Kristan’s style is warm and caring, but direct and honest. He co-designs brief therapies that are pragmatic, insight-oriented and solution-focussed.

Kristan specialises in working with children, teenagers, young adults, couples and families. He is well-versed in a variety of therapy models that will be tailored to your circumstances.


Consultation cost:

  • $190 - Rebates available through private health & medicare.

Bookings:

Click here for bookings

Contact:

Mobile - 0476 173 238 | Email - finetuningtherapies@gmail.com

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Dr Kerry Proctor

BA.BEd(Couns) M(FamTh) PhD MAPS.VAFT

Dr. Kerry Proctor is a registered Psychologist and Family Therapist.

Kerry (her/she) completed her Masters in Family Therapy at the Bouverie Centre/La Trobe University in 1998, and her PhD in 2006. She has worked extensively in schools, community and mental health services, The Bouverie Family Therapy Centre for twenty years, Juvenile Justice (Parkville), and most recently at MacKillop Family Services as Principal Practitioner. (Family Services and OOHC). She has a worked with complex families, sexually diverse families, Indigenous families in Community and young people and their carers in residential and foster care settings.

Kerry has a great deal of experience in working with individual, couples and families dealing with a wide range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in with working with blended families, anxiety and stress management, depression, relationship issues, trauma recovery, pain management and rehabilitation, sexual diversity, personal growth and coping with life transitions. Her practice is LGBTQI+inclusive. She has extensive experience of delivering supervision (group and individual) within organisations and in private practice and consulting to organisations around clinical and workplace management issues. Kerry is a provider with the TAC, WorkSafe, Victims of Crime and Medicare. Private Health Cover rebates also apply.

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $190 (Medicare Rebate $86.15)
  • Couple - $200 (Medicare Rebate $86.15)
  • Families - $200 (Medicare Rebate $86.15)
  • Clients will need to pay the full amount at the time of the session. Rebates can be reimbursed through eftpos at the time of payment.

    Limited capacity to offer a reduced fee in special circumstances and this would be negotiated on an individual basis at the beginning of counselling.

Appointments:

Tuesdays. Some after-hours appointments available. Telehealth (zoom) appointments also available on Wednesdays.

Contact:

Mobile - 0412 883 458

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“Patricia”

Patrycja (Patricia) Toczek

Bachelor of Social Work (Melbourne University), Postgraduate Masters Clinical Family Therapy (Bouverie Centre, LaTrobe University)

I am Patrycja (Patricia) Toczek, a qualified Social Worker with 11 years experience in the clinical mental health field. I am a professional member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and Australian Association of Family Therapists. I am also approved Accredited Mental Health Social Worker practitioner.

I have extensive clinical practice experience in public mental health working with adults in different clinical settings with a diversity of clients and their families experiencing a variety of complex issues including: impact of mental illness, co-existence of other co-morbidities including: drug & alcohol, disability, psycho-social and broader systemic issues.

The education and clinical practice at the Bouverie Centre further enhanced my clinical skills and professional experience in working with children, adolescents and their parents in the family therapy context with frequent presentations including: depression, anxiety, school evasion, defiance and aggression, drug and alcohol issues, self-harm behaviours, peer pressure.

My employment history also encompasses: working in a private practise (Victoria clinic, Healthscope) as a specialised DBT clinician and a DBT group coordinator working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and as a counsellor for an Employment Assistance Program working with individuals, couples and families. 

In my work I utilise a range of therapeutic approaches and intervention strategies applicable in the family therapy setting. My approach is both eclectic and compassionate encompassing different therapeutic styles incl. ACT / mindfulness, systemic and interpersonal, attachment and trauma- informed approaches incl. EMDR, havening and Internal Family Systems. My work is characterised by a client-centered strength approach drawing on the individuals’ resources through  trustful, reliable and authentic relationships focused on individual's goals.   

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $160 (medicare rebate $75.95)

Appointments:

Wednesday, Fridays and after hours

Contact:

Mobile – 0421 795 481 | Email – patrycjatoczek@yahoo.com

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Fiona McIlwaine

BBSc, MPsych(Prelim) M(FamTh) MAPS.VAFT

Fiona McIlwaine is a registered Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist.

She has worked across a range of settings including Child and Family services, Community Health, Sexual Abuse services (CASA), and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She worked with The Bouverie Family Therapy Centre for ten years providing therapy to a wide range of families and delivering training and supervision to a mix of organisations and professional groups. More recently Fiona has been working as a Principal Practitioner in the Out of Home Care sector.

Fiona has experience in working with individuals, couples, and families, and in providing clinical supervision and consults to individual workers, groups and teams. She is an experienced trainer and group facilitator.

Her practice is LGBTQI+inclusive.

Fiona is a Provider with the TAC, WorkSafe, Victims of Crime and Medicare. Private Health Cover rebates also apply.

Consultation cost:

(Medicare Rebate and private health rebates apply)

  • Individuals - $190
  • Couple - $200
  • Families - $200

Clients will need to pay the full amount at the time of the session. Where applicable Medicare rebates can be reimbursed through Eftpos at the time of payment.

Limited capacity to offer a reduced fee in special circumstances and this would be negotiated on an individual basis

Appointments:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Some after-hours appointments available. Telehealth (zoom) appointments also available.

Contact:

Mobile - 0408 352 918

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“nockie”

Nockie Le

Grad Dip.Family Therapy, Masters (Family Therapy) AAFT

Nockie’s counselling approach is gentle and holistic. She works with families, couples, adolescents and individuals who seek therapy to nurture their resilience and strengthen their inner resources in order to respond to life’s ebb and flow.

Nockie’s Family therapy work include integrating various therapeutic frameworks and paradigms which are philosophical, existential, systemic, trauma informed and evidence based.

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $60
  • Couple - $80
  • Families - $80
  • Medicare rebate: unavailable
  • Concession/Health care card holder: Negotiable

Appointments:

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. Limited evenings available.

Contact:

Mobile - 0430 134 544

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“kelly”

Kelly Tsorlinis

BSW (Hons), M(FamTh)

Kelly is a trained Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist. She is accredited as a Mental Health Social Worker and in 2006 completed the Masters in Family Therapy at the Bouverie Centre/LaTrobe University. She has worked in the community sector in the areas of community health, family based services, sexual assault and child and adolescent psychiatry. Currently she works part-time at the Bouverie Centre as a clinical family therapist.

Additional to her initial study she has had further training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Havening Techniques. Kelly has a great deal of experience in working with individual, couples and families dealing with a wide range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with adolescents, blended families, anxiety and stress management, ASD, depression, relationship issues, trauma recovery, sexual identity, personal growth and coping with life transitions. Her practice is LGBTI inclusive.

Kelly is a registered provider for Victims of Crime, Care in Mind and Medicare. Private Health Cover rebates may also apply.

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $160 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Couple - $180 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Families - $180 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Medicare Rebate only available with a valid Mental Health Care Plan.
  • Clients will need to pay the full amount at the time of the session.

Appointments:

Thursday morning and early afternoon appointments available.

Contact:

Mobile - 0431 370 295 | Email - kellytsorlinis@gmail.com

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robert

Robert Handelsmann

BA (Hons); M Social Science (couple counselling); Master of Family & Systemic Therapy PACFA Clinical Reg. 22408

Robert has been a counsellor for twenty years and these days he specialises in working with couples, parents and families. As much as he enjoys joining with you in a collaborative change endeavour – and he really does enjoy it – his goal is to make himself redundant as quickly as possible. To this end he tries to keep up with the leading edge of clinical best practice, which means advances in neuroscience, trauma treatments, and the connection between psychological distress and the body.

In addition to standard 50-minute appointments Robert also offers 80 minute appointments. Yet another option is a 110-minute single-session consultation, which doesn’t assume any regular ongoing treatment and includes pre-session information gathering as well as post-session follow up by telephone.

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $95-$130 (according to your income)
  • Couple/Parents/Family
  • 50 minute $150-$170 (according to your combined income)
  • 80 minute $170-$190 (according to your combined income)
  • 110 minute $290-$330 (according to your combined income)
  • No referral letters or GP Mental Health Care Plans are required to see Robert.

Appointments:

Wednesdays 9am – 2:30pm Thursdays 10am – 7pm Saturdays 10am – 1pm

Contact:

Mobile – 0409 003 681 | Email – robert@handelsmann.net

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julie

Julie-Anne McMahon

Bachelor of Social Work, Post Grad Dip Family Therapy, Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Julie-Anne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Family, and Child & Adolescent Therapist. She is a Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Julie-Anne has over 20 years’ experience working with children, young people, families and individuals in a range of clinical and community settings. Following an initial assessment period, decisions regarding the shape of therapy are made in collaboration with the client or clients, and when applicable, parents. Using a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic lens, Julie-Anne utilises a range of therapeutic approaches in response to the needs of clients.

Julie-Anne is passionate about her work and interested in assisting clients to achieve positive and sustainable change.

Consultation cost:

  • Individuals - $160 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Couple - $180 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Families - $180 (Medicare Rebate $75.95)
  • Telehealth via video - $160 per hour
  • Medicare Rebate only available with a valid Mental Health Care Plan
  • Clients will need to pay the full amount at the time of the session

Appointments:

Tuesday afternoon and evening

Contact:

Please email or text your request and details in the first instance, and Julie-Anne will respond within 24 hours

Mobile – 0402 886 456 | Email – ja.mcm@bigpond.net.au

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