Lyn Shand – Counselling & Educational Psychologist, Family Therapist.

BA, DipEd, Grad Dip Psych, MAPS, Fellow APS Colleges pf Counselling & Educational & Developmental Psychology and of AAFT, Registered with APHRA.

Lyn has over 40 years working as a psychologist and family therapist. She works with clients who suffer from stress, anxiety and or depression, and also those with PTSD.

As a family therapist, much of her evening work has been with couples and relationship issues, including those couples who are contemplating separation. She also assists people who have family or origin problems, often beginning in their childhood. She can still see these via telehealth video conferencing,

She will also help people who are wanting to change their career.

Lyn has a passionate interest in working with women who have hormonal problems such as P.M.S., Post-natal depression or anxiety, and issues around the time of menopause. She has written a book which has become very popular, called “Balance Those Hormones”, which is still available for $25 including postage.

Her approach is to assist people to find new solutions for changes they need to make in their lives, whilst working with them in a supportive relationship.

She is registered with Medicare, Private Health Funds and Workcover.

No. 1 Whitehorse Rd. practice will be closing by 26th June, 2020. As owner of the Elkanah Psychology business, Lyn will be doing Telehealth telephone counselling after the 30th June 2020, until later in the year, depending on Government regulations. These consultations will be bulk billed through Medicare. For Medicare rebates, clients would need a G.P.’s referral, similar to getting a Mental Health Plan.  Lyn may also do video conferencing for couples but these would not be bulk billed, but may be eligible for rebates though Medicare.  Private Health rebates may apply if the client is registered for psychology. Lyn may return to face to face counselling in 2021, but from a different address in Camberwell. If this happens the new address will be added to the web profile.

Her contact details after the 30th June, will be email or phone 0455 023 081 for appointments. Doctors can fax their referrals to 9898 4871 after 3oth June too.


Kerryl Beissel – Counselling Psychologist

BSc(Hons) (Psych), MAPS, Fellow APS College of Counselling Psychologists.

Kerryl has extensive experience in counselling for a wide range of personal and relationship issues. Her areas of practice include the management and treatment of anxiety, stress and depression; and assistance in dealing with the effects of difficult or traumatic experiences. She has developed and conducted group workshop programs on anxiety management. Kerryl has a special interest in the area of burnout recovery, both for people in ministry and for those in the general workplace. 

Kerryl likes to help equip people with psychological tools and strategies which they can use into the future. She aims to assist people to grow and adjust through times of transition or crisis and to develop new or renewed ways of approaching life.

Please note that as of June 2020, Kerryl is not accepting new clients for now. If needing to contact her after the closure of the Elkanah Psychology practice at the end of June 2020, please contact her colleague Rob Postlethwaite on 0439 330 292.


John Andersen - Psychologist

BA, DipPsych, MSc, MA, MAAFT.

In addition to providing general psychological services, John specialises in relationship counselling including: marital, stepfamily/blended family issues, working with adolescents within the context of their families. 

John will continue to practice at Mount Evelyn Counselling Centre located at 2 Clegg Rd., Mount Evelyn.  He can be contacted by calling 9736 2273 or be emailing


Melanie Birch – Counselling Psychologist and Hypnotherapist

BA, BBSc(Hons), CertPastoralPsychth, CertTraumaTh(Adv), DipClinHyp, MAPS, Fellow APS College of Counselling Psychologists.

The principle focus of Melanie’s practice is the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, sleep difficulties and hoarding issues. She works with people who have long standing issues and those with more recent difficulties. Melanie works with her clients in a gentle way to relieve their distress and help life get back on track.  

Melanie is also a qualified hypnotherapist. When combined with counselling, she finds that hypnotherapy can be a very effective way of treating issues such as lack of confidence, low self-esteem, fear of public speaking, phobias and some sleep problems. Melanie uses an individually tailored approach that combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and hypnosis to maximise the outcome of success.

For more information please visit or call 0480 269 974.


Manuela Barichello – Psychologist

MPsych (Prof Prac), GDProfPsych, GDPsych, B.Psych

Manuela is a registered psychologist (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and is fluent in Italian. She has a vast range of experience with over 15 years in counselling. She has worked in community counselling, medical centers, and educational settings (Primary to Tertiary), where she has provided treatment plans for the school community and devised and run social skills training programs to help build resilience. 

Manuela uses a safe, non-judgmental, empathic client- centered approach to promote the therapeutic relationship. She works across the lifespan but has a particular interest in working with adults, adolescents and families. She provides her clients with a confidential space where concerns can be openly discussed and meaningfully resolved. She helps untangle her clients inner turmoil, through teaching skills of empowerment, emotional regulation, and acceptance. 

Manuela works with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, personality issues, grief and loss, complex trauma, PTSD, work or school related issues. Although Cognitive Behavioral Therapy informs her practice, she also draws upon Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Brief Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and relaxation strategies, according to the client’s need. More recently she has also undertaken level 1 and 2 training in EMDR for PTSD and trauma and is passionate about advancing her knowledge and practice in this area. Manuela is committed to assisting her clients reach their full potential and uses a targeted yet gentle approach.

Manuela Barichello is registered with Medicare, Private Health, VOCAT, EAP, and can assist NDIS plan or self-managed individuals.
Phone: 0411 145 269 for appointments 
GP's please fax on (03) 9459 1024
Locations:  Suite 1/821 Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn; 279 Gilbert Rd Preston (03) 9470 1954;
Ringwood Psychology 8 Wantirna Rd Ringwood Vic 3134 (03) 9870 4171  


Edwin "Eddy" Kleynhans – Counselling Psychologist

MA, MAPS, Fellow APS College of Health Psychologists.

He is working primarily from his City Office which is: 1/530 Little Collins Street. Apart from counselling which could be Telehealth or consulting on Zoom, he writes many psychological reports for Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Family Law Matters. He consults with many overseas students who need Psychological Reports for their college or university or Immigration. He also works in Occupational Health (EAP’s) especially in relation to Compensation Applications and Workcover matters. He also deals with substance abuse (infringement notices, etc), family violence and trauma.

Please contact him on his mobile: 0416 105 997 and his email address: His main office is at Level 1/530 Little Collins Street, MELBOURNE.


Rob Postlethwaite - Clinical Psychologist

BBSc, MPsych, Clinical Psychologist.

Rob's long term interest in chronic pain and illness has resulted in considerable experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety and anger problems that are some of the emotional consequences of these conditions. While the major focus of treatment is always medical, how the individual manages the illness/pain they experience makes a considerable difference to their quality of life. It also helps the person to manage the long term impact of many illnesses. Relationship issues, loss of motivation, sexual problems, grief, addiction and many other forms of distress are generated by living with a chronic condition.

Rob's underlying philosophy is to focus on the here and now and address the current issues in a pragmatic and problem solving manner. It may be appropriate to go back through a person's history to enable understanding and change but only if it assists change in the present and future. He also believes quite strongly that the relationship a person has with their treating professional is an important component of the process in a manner that makes sense to you and assists you to resolve your problem. Rob is registered with Medicare, WorkCover & TAC.

Rob will continue to practice in the Balwyn area can be contacted at any time on 0439 330 292 or by email at