St Kilda clinic

99 Wellington Street, St Kilda

Carlton clinic

First Floor, 285-287 Lygon Street, Carlton
(entrance is on Faraday Street)

Geelong clinic

Odelia House, 1/241 High Street, Belmont

The team at Q Psychology is passionate about delivering the highest quality, best-practice mental health support to clients. We have clinics in St Kilda, Carlton, and Geelong.

Q Psychology supports a diverse range of clients. We are LGBTQIAP+ affirming and neuro-affirming. We support clients to address various difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress- and adjustment-related issues, trauma and PTSD, sexuality, gender dysphoria and gender incongruence, addiction issues, phobias, issues of low self-esteem/self-worth, relationship issues, personality disorders, and many others.

Our purpose

Together, we aim to create a safe space to positively impact mental health for individuals and communities.

Our values

Community

We acknowledge and respect the importance of our work with, and connection to, various communities (particularly the LGBTQIAP+ community). We will strive to understand the specific contexts and experiences of the communities we support.

We will work to improve their mental health, and their lives, both at an individual level and at a community level. We will work to empower, and advocate for, disadvantaged communities. Internally, we will always strive to build a community, family, and connected culture within our team.

Trail Blazers

We will be loud leaders in the mental health space. We will be brave and courageous in our work and we will do the right thing regardless of fear.

We will be at the forefront of developments in mental health and therapy. We will use our work in mental health to make positive change in the world.

Beyond the couch

We will seek out opportunities to empower and support clients beyond the norm of therapy. We recognise that therapists and clients have a core commonality: humanity. It is this humanity that will drive our work. We will be authentic and compassionate in our approaches and innovative, creative, dynamic, and adaptive in our work.

“Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul” –Carl Jung.

The Q Psychology team

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Dave (he/him) is a leader in LGBTQIAP+ mental health and therapy. He has spent his career supporting gender and sexually diverse communities. His approach to therapy is collaborative, authentic, and focused on emotional change. Dave is an advanced level Certified Schema Therapist. His practice focuses on Schema Therapy, ACT, CBT, EMDR, and clinical hypnosis.

Dr. David H Demmer

Director & Clinical Psychologist
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Steph (she/her) is a senior clinician and therapist at Q Psychology, and a mental health accredited social worker. She has an extensive background working in inpatient and outpatient mental health programs and helps guide and support the clinical team at Q Psychology.

Ms. Steph Sier

Senior Therapist / MHASW
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Rene (she/her) works with various psychological concerns in adolescents and adults, including substance-related issues, trauma, attachment, difficulties with emotional regulation, and self-esteem.

Rene Pirrotta

Senior Psychologist
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Carina (she/her) adopts a compassionate, warm and collaborative approach to therapy. She prioritises building a trusting and mutually respectful relationship to explore the needs and challenges of her clients.

Carina Allen

Clinical Psychologist
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Clare (she/her) is a cisgender queer (LGBTQIAP+) woman and psychologist. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients and supporting them to connect with personally fulfilling activities, identities, and relationships.

Clare Wilson

Psychologist
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Edwina (she/they) is kind, empathetic, and practices through an intersectional lens. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and from different backgrounds in CBT, DBT, and EMDR. She has a keen interest in improving the psychological well-being of individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds.

Edwina Vejayaratnam

Clinical Psychologist
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James (he/him) offers a therapeutic relationship that provides a secure place of appreciation, challenge, change, and value. He runs an evidence based practice focused on practical solutions.

James Traugott

Psychologist
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Caroline (she/her) is committed to creating a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients and practices using evidence-based approaches towards client-centred goals. Caroline works with both adolescents and adults and is available for 1:1 therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy.

Caroline D'Souza

Psychologist
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Holly (she/her) supports children (10+), adolescents, and young adults. Holly is particularly interested in working with neurodivergent and LGBTQIAP+ individuals. She also offers Animal-Assisted Therapy with her adorable co-therapist, Cashew, who is a certified Therapy Dog. Holly is proficient in conducting a range of psychological assessments, including cognitive and learning assessments, and assessments for autism and ADHD.

Holly Pretorius

Psychologist
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Jhocelyn (she/her) values a warm and non-judgemental therapy space that encourages curiosity and self-compassion, endeavoring to help her clients feel seen and heard in their experiences. Jhocelyn works with both adolescents (16+) and adults. She practices from a standpoint that is neurodiverse affirming and inclusive towards diverse relationship structures.

Jhocelyn Jobe

Psychologist
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David (he/they) aims to provide a warm, caring, and non-judgemental therapeutic approach that draws from various evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing. These approaches are tailored to a person’s unique presentation and treatment goals to ensure that each individual’s needs are considered.

Mr David Edmonds

Psychologist
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Stanley (they/she/he) is a gender-fluid psychologist who sees clients 14 and above. Stanley supports people with many challenges including depression, anxiety, gender, sexuality, loss/grief, relationship issues, stress, and self-care. Stanley is a health-trained psychologist and has experience supporting cancer patients and families/supporters.

Stanley Chin

Psychologist
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Bill (he/him) is warm and approachable and works in a way that respects individual strengths and preferences. He supports people of all backgrounds, and is sensitive to the experiences of LGBTIQAP+ people, people from diverse and minority backgrounds, and those experiencing challenges around anxiety, trauma, gender, sexuality, and relationships (including non-traditional relationships).

Bill Darby

Provisional Psychologist
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Sophie (she/her) is committed to providing clients with a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental space to explore their concerns and feel heard. She empowers clients to recognise their strengths and approach their goals/concerns with self-compassion and curiosity.

Sophie Glynn

Provisional Psychologist
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Ben received his Graduate Diploma in Psychology from The University of Melbourne, and completed his Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology and Masters of Clinical Psychology at ACU.

Ben Torrens-Witherow

Clinical Psychologist
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Ricky McAdam

Receptionist
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Millie Pretorius

Receptionist
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Bridget Schulze

Receptionist
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Cashew is an adorable 6-year-old Boxer blend. He is a Certified Therapy Dog who graduated from university in 2020. Cashew practices alongside Holly and helps to create a calm and welcoming therapeutic space. Outside of his hectic work schedule, Cashew enjoys sleeping and frequenting dog parks.

Cashew

Therapy Dog / Very good boy

WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?

We want to hear from you.

Meet Q is a new podcast series from Q Psychology.

Meet Q is a unique conversation about LGBTQIAP+ mental health hosted by experts in the field: clinical psychologists Dr. Dave Demmer and Dr. Jamie Byrne, as well as GP Dr. Tom Dickson.

Contact us

St. Kilda Clinic

99 Wellington Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

​Ph. (03) 7023 4780
Fax. (03) 9492 5211

Email: talk@qpsychology.com.au

Carlton clinic

First Floor, 285-287 Lygon Street, Carlton, 3053 (enter via Faraday Street)

​Ph. (03) 7023 4780
Fax. (03) 9492 5211

Email: talk@qpsychology.com.au

Geelong clinic

Odelia House, 1/241 High Street, Belmont,
VIC, 3216

​Ph. (03) 7023 4780
Fax. (03) 9492 5211

Email: talk@qpsychology.com.au

Get in touch

If you are getting in touch to book an appointment as a new client, please provide some information on what you are wanting to focus on in therapy. Our dedicated Intake Team will be in touch within 1-2 business days to connect you to the most appropriate therapist


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