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Psychologists & Counsellors

Since 1978, caring for your personal, emotional and mental health

Registered Psychologists


Carolyn Thompson

Carolyn is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  

Carolyn has a keen interest in mental health issues relating to pregnancy and early parenthood, adult trauma, and individual and family work. She utilises a number of evidenced-based therapeutic techniques including but not limited to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Person-Centred Solution-Focused Therapies and Mindfulness. Carolyn is dedicated to working collaboratively to assist her clients to develop healthy perceptions, strengthen relationships and improving well-being.

Carolyn’s professional background includes twenty plus years working as an Integrated Family Services Worker, and Generalist Counselling. She also assisted in the development and service delivery of the Enhanced Maternity Care Program in a regional hospital.

Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)  

Provisional Psychologists

Robert Thomson

Robert is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute. 

Robert sees adult and child clients and is committed to assist each with their individual issues, including depression, anxiety, relationships and trauma, using appropriate evidence-based treatments.

Locations: Belle Vue Park Primary School & co-located Maternal & Child Health Centre (Glenroy) on Tuesdays and RelateWell Centre (Coburg) on Thursdays.

Thérèse van Maanen 

Thérèse is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute.

Locations: Springvale Service for Children and Brunswick West Maternal & Child Health Centre 

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Madeleine Anbar

Madeleine has graduated with a Masters of Counselling from Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Madeleine has experience working with individuals, couples and families in a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, anger-management, self-esteem, stress management and interpersonal issues.

Madeleine particularly enjoys working with clients in the perinatal space and has a strong focus on the importance of the development and maintenance of healthy relationships between couples and families. 

Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg), Springvale Service for Children (Springvale); Brunswick West Maternal & Child Health Centre; Belle Vue Park Primary School and co-located Maternal & Child Health Centre; and Coburg Maternal & Child Health Centre (Wardens Walk).   

Anne Carter 

Anne has completed a Master of Counselling at Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association. Anne is passionate about mental health within young families and recognises the significant challenges that can surface during this time for individuals, couples and the family unit.

Anne utilises a range of evidence-based therapies and strategies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Self-compassion and Strength-focused therapy. Anne also has a good understanding of the Enneagram and its capacity to enhance understanding of self and others, and to facilitate personal growth. Anne works collaboratively with clients and incorporates experiential techniques in therapy sessions when appropriate.  A warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach underpins the support Anne provides her clients.

Location: Pascoe Vale Community Centre (Pascoe Vale) on Fridays. 

 Colleen Reilly

Colleen Reilly is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Cairnmillar Institute and her Couple and Relationship Studies and Internship at Relationships Australia.

Colleen specialises in working with couple and relationship issues, and also has extensive experience in anxiety and panic disorders; loss and grief; low self-esteem; mild to moderate depression; stress management, and finding purpose and meaning in life. 

Colleen is a trained Emotion Focused Therapist, but depending on the needs of her clients draws from skills-based approaches such as Mindfulness and CBT. She often provides useful practical reading material to broaden the understanding of specific issues for her clients.

Her focus is on being fully present with you, in an empathetic, calming and non-judgmental space.

Colleen is passionate about her work with people and is delighted to be a team member at RelateWell.

Colleen Reilly is registered to accept referrals for Therapeutic Supports under the NDIS at Coburg and Springvale Service for Children

Colleen is a facilitator of relationship courses at RelateWell.


We see people presenting with:

Mental Health Issues

Perinatal Mental Health

Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues

Separation or divorce

Anger Management


Anxiety disorders

Parenting Issues

Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues 

Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues

Interpersonal Issues

Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues

Sexuality and sexual identity

Grief & Loss

Abuse & violence in relationships

Stress Management

Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues

Career Guidance

Locations: Coburg, Brunswick West, Springvale, Pascoe Vale

Services available:

Low cost counselling available from $30 (dependent on income)

Medicare rebates

BULK BILLING (unemployed)

Private Health Insurance rebates

CAREinMIND Mental Health Services

CAREinMIND Suicide Prevention Services

Sessions 55-60 minutes duration