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.

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 15 years experience working in various community service roles, 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, food issues, phobias, public speaking, and more. Kelli demonstrates a high level of empathy and an open-minded and non-judgmental approach so you can feel comfortable in discussing your thoughts and feelings about whatever it is you’d like to change.

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.

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.

Humaira Ansari
Master Hypnotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner

Humaira Ansari is an experienced clinical hypnotherapist and a neuro-linguistic practitioner who is passionate about helping those who feel trapped in their dark negative emotions, unconscious self-sabotage or debilitating behaviours. She utilises different hypnotic and therapeutic techniques to get the best desired result possible.

Lawrence Akers
Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor

Lawrence Akers is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist who has five years experience in working with people to help overcome anxiety issues, unhelpful habitual behaviours (smoking, weight management, addictive behaviours), self-doubt/confidence and self-esteem issues so that they can live a richer, more meaningful life. Having had training in counselling approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solutions Focused Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Lawrence helps people to untangle themselves from the unhelpful and negative thoughts so that they can engage in a rich, meaningful and value driven life.

Lawrence is also an active member of the LGBTQIA+ community and has spent many years working with the community to help people on topics such as sexuality, relationships and self acceptance.

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  • Tuesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
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