About

We invite you to talk with us about your counselling needs.

The foundation of our work is compassion, collaboration, and respect.

Helen Whiteside
Helen Whiteside
Eliza Bram
Eliza Bram
Winifred Cunningham
Winifred Cunningham
Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf

Helen Whiteside

Richmond & Telehealth

Approach

Helen is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer. Helen brings personal qualities of warmth and compassion, along with the ability to tailor her approach to help clients achieve their unique life goals. Helen utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches in her work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. She is also trained in Mindfulness Meditation.

Helen brings extensive experience to her private practice, having also worked with adults and older adolescents in a variety of therapeutic settings including university counselling, community and crisis mental health services, and vocational rehabilitation. Helen has a special interest in assisting people experiencing grief and loss, and those navigating major life transitions. She also enjoys supervising early-career psychologists.

Qualifications, Registration & Memberships
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Registered Psychologist (AHPRA) 1992
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Fellow, College of Clinical Psychologists (APS)
  • Registered supervisor, Clinical Psychology
    (AHPRA & APS)
Areas of expertise
  • Depression, anxiety & stress
  • Grief, loss, and trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Transition and life change
  • Communication skills / assertiveness
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Personal growth
  • Academic/work performance
  • Sleep difficulties, insomnia
  • Supporting carers of family members with mental illness
  • Clinical Supervision

Eliza Bram

Fitzroy North & Telehealth

Approach

Eliza develops supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationships with her clients and fosters their capacity to live happy and engaged lives. She has been registered as a Counselling Psychologist for over 20 years and draws on her many years of specialised training, continued learning and experience to help people achieve the changes they seek. Prior to private practice she worked in university counselling, family support and community counselling services.

Eliza’s therapy style is individually targeted and draws from a range of evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Therapy and Mindfulness. Eliza is experienced in working with both short-term counselling and longer-term therapy models according to client needs.

Qualifications, Registration & Memberships
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Education (Counselling)
  • Registered Psychologist (AHPRA) 1996
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Fellow, College of Counselling
    Psychologists (APS)
  • Registered supervisor, Counselling
    Psychology (AHPRA & APS)
Areas of expertise
  • Depression, anxiety & stress
  • Grief, loss & trauma
  • Sleep difficulties, insomnia
  • Transition and life change issues
  • Working with artists
  • Health concerns including IBS & CFS
  • Personal growth
  • Family, parenting, and relationship issues
  • Work and academic issues
  • Self-esteem & confidence
  • Communication skills / assertiveness
  • Pregnancy & fertility issues

Winifred Cunningham

Richmond & Telehealth

Approach

With over 25 years’ experience as a psychologist, Winifred has worked with people from a diversity of cultural backgrounds and experiences.

Winifred works collaboratively to create a safe, respectful environment in which clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, develop insight, recognise strengths, improve their relationships and achieve positive change enabling them to be their best selves.

Her work is informed by a broad range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy, in order to assess what is most suited to each individual. Winifred works both short term and long term depending on the individual needs. She is trained in Mindfulness Meditation.

She works primarily with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, loss and life transitions. Prior to training as a psychologist, Winifred worked as a nurse, midwife and sexual-health counsellor, developing an expertise in perinatal issues.

Qualifications, Registration & Memberships
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Education (Counselling)
  • Registered Psychologist (AHPRA) 1994
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Fellow, College of Counselling
    Psychologists (APS)
  • Registered supervisor, Counselling
    psychology (AHPRA & APS)
Areas of expertise
  • Depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Grief, loss, and trauma
  • Sleep difficulties, insomnia
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Crisis management
  • Perinatal depression
  • Workplace issues
  • Cultural issues
  • Transition and life change issues
  • Communication skills/assertiveness
  • Adoption
  • Sexuality

Suzanne Wolf

Windsor & Telehealth

Approach

A registered psychologist for over 25 years, Suzanne was manager of the Counselling Service at Monash University, Caulfield campus for over 15 years before moving to private practice.

Suzanne has a particular interest in Positive Psychology. She believes that people can be happier and more satisfied with life by changing attitudes and habits and acquiring tools and strategies to reach greater fulfilment. She is experienced in using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and is able to use a combination of therapeutic styles as appropriate. Suzanne has worked extensively with adults, older adolescents and couples. Her approach is humanistic, drawing on many years of training and experience.

Qualifications, Registration & Memberships
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Education (Counselling)
  • Graduate Diploma Business Management
  • Trained Secondary Teachers Certificate
  • Registered Psychologist (AHPRA) 1985
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Fellow, College of Counselling
    Psychologists (APS)
  • Registered supervisor, Counselling Psychology
    (APS & AHPRA)
Areas of expertise
  • Depression, anxiety & stress
  • Eating issues and weight management
  • Assertiveness & communication skills training
  • Couples counselling
  • Grief
  • Life/personal coaching
  • Self-esteem
  • Transition and life change issues
  • Mediation
  • Workplace issues
  • Sleep issues, insomnia
  • Adoption
  • Family therapy