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The Talk Shop - Counselling and Psychology

Appointments Available this Week at All Locations. Clinical and Registered Psychologists.

Bulk Billing Psychologists Specialising in Providing Therapies for Life Problems that Affect your Mental Health

6 Practice Locations

The Talk Shop is a group of dedicated Psychologists and Counsellors who aim to provide access to good quality Counselling and Psychology to everyone. We bulk bill all Medicare eligible daytime weekday appointments so there is no out of pocket …

Practitioners

  • Julianne Ross

    Psychologist Kew · Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Interpersonal, and Adjustment Problems. 

  • Elizabeth McCracken

    Psychologist Reservoir

    Special Interests

    Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, including PTSD, childhood and interpersonal trauma., Compulsive eating and body image disturbances, Interpersonal and relationship problems, Sexual dysfunction, Personality Disturbances, Goal setting and motivation, Family problems, Child/Adolescent emotional problems, Child development and attachment, OCD, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Psychosis, Substance Abuse.

  • Nina Ding

    Psychologist Braeside

    Special Interests

    Anxiety & Stress Disorders, Parenting Challenges, Depressive Disorders, Adjustment Issues, Low Self-esteem and Confidence, Interpersonal Difficulties, Grief and Loss, Vocational Stress, Chronic Pain, Trauma, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Reminiscence Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Positive Psychology & Motivational Interviewing (MI).

  • Oliver Santiago

    Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, depression, couples’ therapy, child/adolescent therapy, demoralisation, attitudes and behaviours, personality disorder, comprehensive psychological assessments (projective and objective).

  • Robyn Spark

    Clinical Psychologist · Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Anxiety disorders, pain management, and workplace rehabilitation.

  • Kathleen Chan

    Educational and Developmental Psychologist · Psychologist Wheelers Hill · Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Emotional Dysregulation, Anger Management, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-harm, Social Skills Difficulties, Friendship Difficulties, Bullying, Transition, Low Self-esteem, Body Image, Behavioural Problems, School Refusal and Grief and Loss.

  • Michelle Vaughan

    Psychologist Kew

    Special Interests

    Parenting Issues and Older Adult Mental Health.

  • Murray Ashby

    Psychologist Mooroolbark · Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Workplace Trauma especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Body Image for both Men and Women, Eating and Weight-related issues including Binge Eating Disorder. 

  • Dr Karl Bartl

    Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Depression, anxiety, anger and stress management, self-esteem, family of origin issues, relationships, grief and loss, trauma, abuse and adjustment issues.

  • Linda Finnin

    Psychologist Braeside

    Special Interests

    • Parenting difficulties, Wellbeing issues including anxiety and depression, Transition to adulthood, Mid-life concerns.

  • Sara Liu

    Psychologist Kew

    Special Interests

    Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Addictions and Personality disorders.

  • Dr Kirsty James

    Clinical Psychologist · Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic and Phobias.

  • Katherine Honeyman

    Clinical Psychologist · Psychologist Reservoir

    Special Interests

    Specialises in Dual Diagnosis: Drug and Alcohol Addiction affecting self/others; Mood Disorders; Personality Disorders; Schizophrenia (and other psychotic disorders); Self-Development/Self Confidence; Self-esteem Issues; Trauma; Offending Behaviour; Emotional Dysregulation and Motivational Problems.

  • Joseph Szakmary

    Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Depression, anxiety and panic disorder, family violence, obsessive-compulsive disorder, alcohol and substance abuse/dependence, self-esteem issues, life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, chronic pain, stress, sleeping, communication and relationship skills, social anxiety, self confidence and assertiveness, anger management, work related issues (i.e. workplace conflict resolution, job interview skills), self exploration and personal development, certified hypnotherapist

  • Fina Triany

    Clinical Psychologist · Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Eating disorders and psychological distress related to migration.

  • Darren Perry

    Psychologist Kew · Reservoir

    Special Interests

    Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Interpersonal Difficulties, Stress Management, Self-Harm and Sleep Difficulties.

  • Catherine Cole

    Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Depression, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), emotion regulation, communication, stress, and interpersonal concerns.

  • Sally-Anne Connell

    Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Substance-abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, Gambling Problems and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Her passion also includes assisting people to increase their assertiveness and social skills and to find life direction and a greater purpose.

  • Dr Joseph Sakdalan

    Clinical Psychologist · Counselling Psychologist · Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Depression, Anxiety and other mental health issues, Adjustment problems/life stresses, Self-esteem/self-confidence issues, Interpersonal and Relationship issues, Grief, problem/offending behaviours, Anger and mood/emotional regulation issues.

  • Susan Zielin

    Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Adult clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, adjustment difficulties, chronic pain, relationship issues, emotion regulation/anger and work-related issues.

  • Shirlene Jayasundera

    Clinical Psychologist · Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, depression, stress, serious mental illness including first episode psychosis, trauma, grief / loss issues, self-esteem issues, relationship issues and chronic health conditions. She also has an interest in the assessment and treatment of Eating Disorders and Gender Dysphoria, and has an expertise in the formulating of reports for Court and other purposes.

  • Nicola Williams

    Counselling Psychologist · Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Depression, anxiety, relationship isssues as well as supporting people with body image problems and eating issues.

  • Dina Shihata

    Psychologist Mooroolbark

    Special Interests

    Adolescents who are struggling with eating issues, self harming, interpersonal difficulties and issues at school.

  • Roshini Varghese

    Psychologist Kew

    Special Interests

    Relationship difficulties (eg: couples, parents and children, family relationships, friendships, bullying/coercive relationships), Work and study-related stress, Goal setting and goal achievement, Dependency and minor addictions (eg: emotional eating, smoking, Internet addiction), Motivation and difficulties in implementing positive behaviours, Procrastination and productivity, Working through trauma (particularly relationship-based trauma).

  • Melissa Frieh

    Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, Self-esteem, Anger Management, Grief and Loss, Pain Management, Bipolar, Major Depression, Recurrent Depression and Agoraphobia/Panic Attacks, ADHD, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

  • Danny Italia

    Counselling Psychologist · Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Danny will consider any issues that present from clients. He primarily works with adult clients. He has particular interests in depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, relationship/family problems, issues affecting those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex, workplace issues (including bullying, harassment), anger problems, trauma and grief. He has also had experience with working with clients on corrections orders and involvement with the Department of Human Services..

  • Sandra Mulaimovic

    Clinical Psychologist · Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Alzheimer’s Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorders, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Adjustment Disorder, Grief and Loss.

  • Melissa Wong

    Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Cognitive Functioning (IQ), Academic Achievement (learning difficulties), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)or ASD Assessments, Anxieties, Trauma, Health related issues, Youth, Children or just Adults.

  • Neelu Shukla

    Clinical Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Depression and mania, anxiety disorders like social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias, as well as addictions and personality disorders, working with relationship issues, helping couples recognize and resolve conflicts and build stronger relationships

  • Dimitri Hawa

    Psychologist Reservoir

    Special Interests

    Relationship counselling, grief, stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, work -related problems, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, general personal development work,  as well as, facilitating the process of psychological recovery from trauma.

  • Gemma Laming

    Psychologist Reservoir

    Special Interests

    Providing support for the LGBTIQA+ community. This includes assistance with minority stress, sexuality, gender and related concerns.

  • Christopher Carter

    Psychologist Reservoir

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, Depression, Stress Reduction, Problems with motivation, Trauma, including PTSD, interpersonal trauma., Addiction, Compulsive eating and body image disturbances, Interpersonal and relationship problems, Sexual dysfunction, Personality Disturbances, Goal setting and motivation, Family problems, Emotional problems, OCD, Psychosis.

  • Kristel D’Rozario

    Organisational Psychologist · Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Work-related Issues, Interpersonal Issues and Conflict, Bullying and Harassment, Psychological Impacts of Physical Injury/Illness, Grief and Loss, Low Self-esteem, Adjustment Issues and Emotional Dysregulation.

  • Nasseema Baidwan

    Psychologist Wheelers Hill

    Special Interests

    Nasseema works with all age ranges with particular interests in trauma, attachments disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, depression, mood and anxiety disorder, adjustment difficulties, parenting, emotion regulation, stress and general well-being. Nasseema also covers areas such as specific learning difficulties, communication difficulties, specific developmental delay, and emotional disregulation.

  • Vivien Leung

    Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Trauma (physical, sexual, emotional), Existential concerns (meaning and purpose), Suicide prevention, Anxiety disorders (social, agoraphobia), Adjustment issues (school, workplace, physical health, cultural, migration), Psycho-oncology, Perinatal psychology, Neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD).

  • Bernadette Martin

    Psychologist Reservoir
  • Christopher Kirmos

    Psychologist Kew

    Special Interests

    Young children, adolescents and adults, experiencing a variety of challenges which prevent them from doing day-to-day tasks and having a meaningful and fulfilling engagement in life, such as: feelings and thoughts of anxiety and/or depression, trauma, addictions, and chronic pain. Also, Chris administers and writes reports that measure an individual’s cognitive ability (Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, and Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale) and personality (Personality Assessment Inventory).

  • Tran Nguyen

    Psychologist Kew

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Difficulties, Relationship Problems, Childhood Trauma, Attachment Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Grief and Loss, and Sleep Problems. 

  • Marina Salambasis

    Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

     Adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use issues, sleep issues, those experiencing relationship issues, low self-esteem or bereavement. 

  • Luisa Livingstone

    Clinical Psychologist · Psychologist Melbourne

    Special Interests

    Anxiety, Stress, ADHD, Depression, Adjustment Problems, Interpersonal and Relationship Difficulties, and Self-Confidence Issues. In therapy, she draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches.

  • Kimberlie Poon Hornett

    Psychologist Melbourne · Kew

    Special Interests

    Adults, Depression and Anxiety, Develop Communication Skills, Foster relationships within their support network and recognise and adjust to dealing with emotional difficulties.

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