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Bullying and Discrimination?

Bullying and discrimination can take various forms, including verbal abuse, physical abuse, social media abuse, or receiving inferior treatment to cause psychological harm. Unfortunately, we know that over 85% of LGBTIQ+ Australians have been victims of harassment, verbal or physical abuse at some point in their life. These experiences can have significant mental health outcomes, impacting us over a long period.

If you are experiencing any form of bullying, discrimination, or harassment, know you are not alone; bullying or harassment is never ok. There are many support resources and networks available to you. Please visit this page for Crisis support services if you require immediate support.

At Unboxed Pride, we stand by the right that all individuals, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or gender, should be free from abuse, harm, or discrimination.

If you are experiencing any negative feelings as a result of bullying or discrimination, Our team of qualified therapists, psychotherapists, and counsellors are here to create a safe space to listen to your story with a lens of compassion and no judgment. We will help build support frameworks with tailored solutions for your healing journey.

Here are some common feelings that may come with bullying and discrimination.  

  • Extended periods of feeling sad, lonely, afraid, and isolated.
  • Low self-esteem, self-doubt, a sense of shame, and guilt.
  • It could leave you feeling confused and exhausted. 
  • Panic attacks or anxiety.
  • Finding it hard to cope.
  • Avoidance of socialising with particular groups/or avoiding social situations.
  • Safety behaviour may occur, i.e. avoiding situations or complex environments where you feel you could be in danger.

Bullying and discrimination can take various forms, including verbal abuse, physical abuse, social media abuse, or receiving inferior treatment to cause psychological harm. Unfortunately, we know that over 85% of LGBTIQ+ Australians have been victims of harassment, verbal or physical abuse at some point in their life. These experiences can have significant mental health outcomes, impacting us over a long period.

If you are experiencing any form of bullying, discrimination, or harassment, know you are not alone; bullying or harassment is never ok. There are many support resources and networks available to you. Please visit this page for Crisis support services if you require immediate support.

At Unboxed Pride, we stand by the right that all individuals, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or gender, should be free from abuse, harm, or discrimination.

If you are experiencing any negative feelings as a result of bullying or discrimination, Our team of qualified therapists, psychotherapists, and counsellors are here to create a safe space to listen to your story with a lens of compassion and no judgment. We will help build support frameworks with tailored solutions for your healing journey.

Crisis Support Lines

If you are feeling suicidal or are in crisis please use these resources.

Our Team Are here for You.

We are here with you every step of the way and are committed to progress and supporting you in your journey.
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PJ Menon

She/They
Registered Psychologist
LGBTQIA+ member, Non-Binary, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Tuesday & Friday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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PJ Menon

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (She/They)

I'm warm & empathetic, and love to use humour to develop therapeutic relationships. I value collaboration, and celebrate lived experiences and client wisdom in my work. I'm passionate about walking alongside others as they develop their self-compassion, confidence and identity.    
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Joseph Tighe

He/Him
Registered Psychologist
Male, Parent, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Friday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Joseph Tighe

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Registered Psychologist (He/Him)

In private practise Joe sees clients from LGBTQIA+ backgrounds be they pre-teen through to adulthood. He is passionate to with clients and their families at various stages of transitioning and offers an accepting, affirming space for all.
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Glenda May

She/Her
Registered Psychologist
Female, Parent, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Mon-Fri
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Glenda May

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (She/Her)

Clients often describe me as warm and inspirational. I have a passion for guiding introspection, facilitating self-discovery, and empowering individuals to achieve their aspirations.    
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Leonard W Kling

He/Him
Clinical Psychologist
Male, LGBTQIA+ member, Warm and Sensitive, Non-religous
Clinical Psychologist
Wednesday
$235.50 (Private Fee)
$98.45 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Leonard W Kling

Clinical Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 Clinical Psychologist (He/Him) 

I’m a very positive, compassionate and respectful person. While making every effort to genuinely understand the unique challenges that can be faced, I’ll always create a welcoming and safe space to build future goals and work with you to develop positive change and growth.
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Tasha Turner

She/They
Senior Counsellor
LGBTQIA+ member, Gender Queer, Spiritual, Non-religious, Confident, Warm and Sensitive
Senior Counsellor
Monday – Sunday
Individual Sessions: $130
Couples: $230
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Tasha Turner

Senior Counsellor
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Senior Counsellor (She/They)

As a proud gender Queer, pansexual, neurodivergent Counsellor, and chronic pain battler, I am excited to be part of this tailored support service. My purpose is to guide clients in exploring their true selves, embracing their differences and living authentically  
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Mark Podesta

He/Him
Registered Psychologist (GradDip & Postgrad Dip - Psychology)
LGBTQIA+ member, Male, Spiritual, Warm and Sensitive
General Psychologist (GradDip and Postgrad Dip -Psych)
Saturday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
  $230 – Couples Counselling
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Mark Podesta

Registered Psychologist (GradDip & Postgrad Dip - Psychology)
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (He/Him)

I'm a warm, caring, approachable person. I'll be guided by your strengths, needs and circumstances; empowering you to be able to create positive changes, cope with challenges and difficulties, and improve your overall wellbeing.    
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Keith Kulda

He/Him
Counsellor
Confident, LGBTQIA+ member, Tough but Comforting, Male
Counsellor
Wed & Thurs
$130
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Keith Kulda

Counsellor
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 Counsellor (He/Him)

My counselling approach is person-centred and focused on developing strong therapeutic partnerships and meet clients where they are. I am a proud gay man of colour with a practice motivated on helping clients with personal growth and making self-rewarding change.  
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Nicole Vanderkroef

She/Her
Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
LGBTQIA+ member, Female, Spiritual, Non-religious, Parent, Warm and Sensitive, Confident
Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
$130
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Nicole Vanderkroef

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist (She/Her)

I am a qualified clinical counsellor and psychotherapist with over 10 years working with adults, children and families. I have a warm, open and patient approach -- and some very broad shoulders  
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