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 one to suit your unique circumstances.

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, which aims to leave clients 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 make positive changes in their lives. With an Honours Degree in Psychology and 15 years’ experience working in various community service roles, Kelli has worked with people of different ages, stages and backgrounds.

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Kelli has worked with people to address issues such as anxiety and stress, sleeping, smoking cessation, food concerns, phobias, public speaking, and more. Kelli demonstrates a high level of empathy and an open-minded, non-judgmental approach so you can feel comfortable discussing your thoughts and feelings about whatever it is you’d like to change.

Natalie Szmerling
Clinical Psychologist

Natalie is a fully registered Clinical 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 employs various evidence-based interventions, including CBT, DBT and schema therapy while considering the influence of experiences during clients’ formative years. She is caring, empathic and respectful of her clients regardless of their difficulties or experiences in life.

Paul Mischel
Hypnotherapist & NLP Therapist

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

Humaira Ansari
Hypnotherapist & NLP Therapist

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 result possible for her clients.

Lawrence Akers
Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor

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

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

Carolina Selvarajoo
Counsellor and Hypnotherapist

Carolina thrives on helping and empowering others. She is a compassionate, qualified Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, public speaker and educator who has substantial experience working with those who suffer from anxiety and anxiety disorders. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Carolina has helped people in Australia, Portugal and Malaysia with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-doubt, intrusive/obsessive or racing thoughts, panic attacks, guilt, grief, fear of flying, public speaking, difficulty making decisions, trauma, anger management and pain management. She has also led public speaking events and group hypnosis sessions at local government forums in the management and education of anxiety disorders.

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Therapists who do online

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Carolina Selvarajoo
  • Humaira Ansari
  • Kelli Tranter
  • Lawrence Akers
  • Paul Mischel

Therapists who do in-clinic

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Carolina Selvarajoo
  • Lawrence Akers
  • Paul Mischel