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Imanadari is a Hindi word which can be    interpreted as meaning integrity, honesty, truthfulness and sincerity.                                                                                   Essentially Imanadari is about     being true to your self.

Our people

At Imanadari we currently have five counsellors and two receptionists. You can read about us below:
Nina Melksham (BPsych Hons, Grad Dip Psych Prac)

Who am I?


I am a registered psychologist trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Applied Behavioural Analysis.

It is my personal belief that all beings have the right to have control over their own bodies and a right to self expression. It is also my belief that healthy adult behaviour is based on informed consent, coupled with a commitment to cause as little harm to others and the self as possible. 

Within this framework, I aim to help clients handle challenges that arise within their lives with integrity and compassion.
Jo MacDonald (BSc Hons, Postgrad Dip App Psych, MSocHlthCouns)

Who am I?

I am a registered psychologist trained in Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I have experience helping clients with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and panic, work stress, depression, pregnancy and pre- and postnatal concerns, shyness and low self-esteem, grief and loss, overcoming trauma and abuse, and family of origin issues. I also have a special interest in power dynamics and power exchange in relationships.

My goal for my clients is for them to feel respected, empowered and joyful in all aspects of their lives. I feel it?s important to help people develop their own understanding and strengths so that they can move forward in a way that is most helpful for them, and those they care about.


Jo MacDonald is not currently able to take appointments with either new  or existing clients.


email: [email protected]

Janet Doubleday (BPsych Hons, MPsych Clin, MAPS)

Who am I?                                                                        

I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and also have experience working with Narrative Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

 
I believe that all people have the right to feel safe, heard and respected. As such, I find it extremely important to work in a person-centred framework, with the understanding that clients are the best experts about their own lives. My aim is to help clients develop goals and work together to help them achieve the very best outcome, no matter what area of life the goal relates to.

I have experience supporting clients of diverse gender, sexual, and cultural backgrounds and am poly, LGBTIQA+ and kink aware (as defined by the NCSF kink awareness definitions). 


Janet is available:


Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 1:30 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm


email: [email protected]

Celeste Tripodi (B (Psych) Hons, PG Dip Psych, Assoc MAPS) Psychologist, Sexual health professional and educator

Who am I?


I am a Registered Psychologist with over 12 years of experience. My work is strongly influenced by Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of positive emotions, actions, strengths and capacities that contribute to the development of success, happiness and wellbeing.


I have performed counselling and psychoeducation with individuals, couples, same-sex couples and transgender people to help open doors of communication, manage conflict, cope with family dynamics, disclosure of an affair, explore gender identity, sexuality, polyamory and separation or divorce.  I am also experienced in helping people with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem and body image issues.


Celeste is not currently able to take on any new clients. Celeste is available to see existing clients at the following times:


Monday: 12 pm - 7 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm


Please contact [email protected] if you would like to make an appointment.


email: [email protected]

Ulli Rosenkoetter


Who am I?


I am a registered psychologist with training in humanistic/experiential approaches, cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as family therapy techniques. My previous experience includes working with people who were dealing with difficulties resulting from low mood and anxiety, interpersonal challenges, alcohol and drug use, traumatic and other life stressors. 

I believe it is a great privilege to be invited into a person’s life and accompany them for a part of their journey. From this basis, I aspire to create a therapeutic space in which everyone can experience respect, safety and kindness.

Ulli is available for appointments with existing clients only:

Fridays: 10 am to 6 pm

email: [email protected]

Dr Gávi Ansara (PhD Psych, MSc Soc Psych, BA International & Cross-Cultural Health with Media and African Studies, PGCert Learning & Teaching)
Polycultural Psychotherapist; Relationship & Family Counsellor
Who am I?

I am a Polycultural Psychotherapist and Relationship & Family Counsellor with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Surrey in England. I have over 15 years of experience in providing affirming, respectful, and culturally safe counselling to people one-on-one, with two or more partners including triads and quads, and with families from diverse cultures and faiths/beliefs. I also have experience and training in group therapy.

As a professional, I am knowledgeable about Autistic/Aspergers neurodiversity, substance addiction, post-re/lapse recovery, trauma, assault, intimate partner violence, sadness, death and dying, bereavement, chronic pain, social and medical gender affirmation/transition, surgical decision-making and after-care plans, trans and/or non-binary experience or identity, being born intersex, seeking asylum, poverty, strict faith/belief traditions, living with disability labels, bisexual invisibility, L/G/B/Q and poly sexualities and relationships, consensual non-monogamies, BDSM, consensual power exchange, sadness, voice hearing, and Otherkin experiences. I am aware of sex worker and asexual experiences (as defined by the NCSF kink friendly, aware, and knowledgeable definitions). I received the American Psychological Association's Transgender Research Award for an original and significant research contribution about young people.

I strive to be non-pathologising, polycultural, person-directed, and based in social justice principles. You can find out what these ways of working mean to me and more about how I work on my private practice website here: http://ansarapsychotherapy.com

Dr Gávi is available:

From 
May 10th
Wednesday: 10:30 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:40 pm Triads,  Quads, & Poly Relationships Clinic

Variable Thursday and Sunday hours available in March.

Jessica Hazzard-White (BSC)


Who am I?


I am a trained telephone crisis supporter and recent graduate of a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology. My role at Imanadari is to answer calls, make appointments and help out wherever I'm needed. I share the diversity positive values of Imanadari and I aim to be helpful, respectful and supportive.

Jessica is available for inquiries and appointment bookings from 9 am to 10 am Monday to Friday. Please leave a message if the reception line is unattended and Jessica will get back to you within 24 hours.


Reception line: 0431 805 397


email: [email protected]

Paul Parker

Who am I?

I am a registered nurse currently undertaking a masters of clinical counselling. I am passionate about the respect, acknowledgement, support and protection of diversity within our community. Currently, I am involved with the “Respect, Now, Always” campaign within the university I study and provide input in regards to LGBTI+ communities needs. In my role at Imanadari, my goal is to always provide respect, support and a caring approach to those I interact within the centre, whether that is over the telephone, in person or via my administrative duties.