About Us.

“By thinking outside of the box, you can discover healing and
transformation, to embrace a world that is uniquely yours”

Founder – David Cairncross

The Power of Unboxing.

Being open to sharing our experiences or challenges can be incredibly difficult.  For many of us, it is why we keep how we feel sealed in a box.

Unboxing is defined by the safe space established when genuine trust and comfort are achieved in a supportive relationship with a therapist – to feel you can share anything, knowing that you will always be treated with respect and compassion, positivity and care, without any fear of judgment.

Our team of therapists all have success stories in our community and are qualified in building trust and genuine connections for LGBTIQ+ members to safely unbox any inner concerns or worries.

We are here to walk with you on a transformational path offering evidence-based therapeutic techniques and practical solutions tailored to your journey – To help you think outside of the box – to uncover your authentic power for healing, freedom, and long-lasting joy which is always within your reach.

That’s the Power of Unboxing.

Founder of Unboxed Pride.

Growing up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, I felt incredibly isolated as a child to coming out as gay. With pent-up reservations about who I was, I experienced severe anxiety and depression. It took years to find the right help, but once I found an affirming and supportive therapist, I felt I could say and share anything. This is where the real work began and it transformed my life.  I created Unboxed Pride for anyone in the LGBTIQ+ community to have a safe space to feel seen and heard by professionals who get the challenges faced by our community. To support inner healing and pride with a healing alliance handpicked for our beautifully authentic community.”

– David Cairncross, Founder

Built For LGBTIQ+ in Australia.

Unboxed pride has been built for the LGBTIQ+ community. With qualified therapists who have real experience helping the lives of LGBTIQ+ people in Australia. We’ve created an online space to hear your story and walk with you on your journey of self-discovery, building inner strength from anywhere you feel safe talking.

We know that it can be challenging to take the first step, but we promise we will be with you every step of the way.

Our Team is Here for You.

Our team of pyschologists and counsellors are dedicated to creating a safe and accepting space for LGBTIQ+ people.
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PJ Menon

She/They
Registered Psychologist
LGBTQIA+ member, Non-Binary, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Monday, 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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Milo Crocchini

He/Him
Registered Psychologist (BA-Psych, MPsych, GDipPsych, MAPS)
LGBTQIA+ Member, Male, Confident
Registered Psychologist
Wed, Thurs & Saturday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
  $230 – Couples Counselling
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Milo Crocchini

Registered Psychologist (BA-Psych, MPsych, GDipPsych, MAPS)
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Registered Psychologist (He/Him - BA-Psych, MPsych, GDipPsych, MAPS)

I'm a registered psychologist based in Sydney. I am passionate about helping my clients live happier and more emotionally fulfilling lives. I provide support and guidance during some of the most challenging times, creating a warm and empathetic therapeutic environment where they can feel safe, heard, understood, and valued.  
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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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