Therapists

Adam Szmerling

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Born and bred in Melbourne, Adam is a fully qualified clinical psychotherapist, counsellor, and mindfulness therapist (Buddhist Psychotherapy), with more than 13 years experience. He works from a position of non-judgemental acceptance, combining a variety of Eastern and Western methods to tailor the one that is most effective for you, regardless of cultural origin.

His goal is always to unearth and address the root cause of your struggles, not merely to band-aid the symptoms. It is an intriguing process, and clients invariably report feeling heard and understood, and unconditionally accepted as they are.

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Kelli Tranter

Hypnotherapist & Counsellor

Kelli Tranter is a qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist who is passionate about helping people to make positive changes to their lives. With an Honours Degree in Psychology and 10 years’ experience working in the Community Services sector, Kelli has worked with many people of a variety of different ages, stages and backgrounds.

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Kelli has assisted people to make positive changes in relation to issues such as anxiety and stress, sleeping, smoking cessation, weight loss, phobias and more. Kelli demonstrates a high level of empathy and an open-minded and non-judgemental approach so you can feel comfortable in discussing whatever it is that you want to change.

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Amanda McKay

Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Art Therapist
Amanda McKay is a highly skilled and qualified Holistic Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Art Therapist, with over 8 years-experience in private practice. She works with couples and individuals – adults, adolescents and children (age 7 +), across a broad cross section of demographics from CEO’s, Tradies, Executives, Sex workers, Students, Artists, Retirees and more.
Amanda does not make any judgements or make decisions for you. She facilitates joyous and gentle therapeutic processes to enable you to access your own internal wisdom, enabling you to live a more empowered, happier and exciting life.
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Marie Norris

Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor

Marie Norris is a qualified and registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Resource Therapist – formally known as Ego State Therapy and Counsellor. She is dedicated to helping her clients understand how their thoughts and feelings affect their behavior and the quality of their life experience. Marie’s compassionate, caring and judgement-free approach allows her clients to feel relaxed and comfortable within the therapeutic environment. A relationship of trust develops, where her clients feel fully heard and respected, enabling them to learn new skills, and rediscover that they have the resources, wisdom and power within themselves to make the desired changes necessary for their continued happiness and peace of mind. Marie works in our Bentleigh location, as well as offering Skype sessions to people outside of Melbourne.

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Natalie Szmerling

Psychologist Melbourne

Natalie is a fully registered psychologist who works with adults in one to one therapy. She has experience helping individuals with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, poor self-esteem, grief and loss, binge eating and stress management. Natalie uses various evidence based interventions including CBT, DBT and schema therapy while considering the influence of experiences in one’s formative years. She is caring, empathic and respectful of her clients regardless of their difficulties or experiences in life. Natalie is currently working in our Bentleigh Clinic on Thursday mornings.

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Margaret Price

Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist

Margaret is a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor, social worker and hypnotherapist whose considerable life experience ensures you are in the presence of a non-judgmental, accepting and reflective human being. Margaret is sincere in wanting to know and understand you and to help you to know yourself at a deeper level.

Our issues- anxieties, addictions, depression- are there for a reason. Working at a pace with which you are comfortable, you will collaboratively explore the origins of your current concerns, towards their alleviation. Margaret will not impose “treatment” rather she will guide you to your innately known path, using various therapeutic modalities, uniquely tailored to you. This is likely to encompass a range of approaches that can include hypnotherapy, body focused techniques, mindfulness, or talking therapy.

Many of our problems can be managed, if not resolved, purely by having someone be a witness to our experience in an empathic, safe space. This is the essence of therapy.

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Paul Mischel

Hypnosis & NLP Expert Therapist

Paul has over 26 years of experience in the natural health industry of which he’s been a Clinical Hypnotherapist for 20 of those years and an NLP Trainer for 11 years. Paul works in a diverse range of environments from private consulting suites, hospital wards, emergency rooms, operating theatres, chemotherapy wards as well as corporate environments of ASX 20 and fortune 500 companies.
Paul is often referred to as the “Therapist’s Therapist”, and often works with other health practitioners on their own personal issues. Paul has a strong referral network amongst Doctors, Surgeons, Acupuncturists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Dentists, who refer their patients to him for additional support.

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