Melbourne Relationship
Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counsellors

Foti Apostolopoulos

BA, BSW Adv. Dip. Gestalt Therapy, MaFT, Cert. Couple Therapy AAFT, AASW

Foti is the principal therapist at MRCP. Foti is a mental health clinician with specialist training and qualifications in the disciplines of Social Work, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, and Couple Therapy.

With over 15 year’s professional experience, Foti has worked across a range of settings including Welfare Services, Hospitals, Community Health, Tertiary Education, and Private Practice. Foti has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families on a range of issues. This includes stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, violence and abuse, relationship breakdown, affairs, grief and loss and more.

Foti’s preferred therapeutic modalities are Gestalt Psychotherapy, Family Systems Therapy and Emotion-Focussed Couple Therapy. His work is also influenced by Attachment Theory, Child Developmental Theory, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Relational Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Theory, Play Therapy, and Psychodrama. To learn more about these approaches refer to our FAQ section on the website.

Anna Hoskin

BBSc, PGradDip Psych, MPsych, MAPS, CCLIN

Anna is a clinical psychologist with over 18 years experience working with adults, children, adolescents and families. Employed for seven years as a senior clinical psychologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital Mental Health Service (Melbourne), Anna left in 2015. Anna has also trained as a Family Therapist.

Anna has a broad range of experience which has included work in child protection, intensive youth support, government policy and program development, community health and private practice as a Medicare provider.

Preferred modalities for Anna include:


Taking both systemic and relational perspectives in her work, Anna also considers the impact of developmental and cultural factors on inter-personal and psychological functioning. Anna hopes to support people understand self and come to approach their lives with curiosity, playfulness, courage and acceptance.

Noa Weinstein

BA – Behavioural Science (Monash University) BSW (Mebourne University) Cert. Psychodrama, (Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne). Cert. Couple Therapy (Relationships Australia). AASW.

Noa joins MRCP with ten years of experience in counselling and psychotherapy. With a background in social work and accreditation as a mental health clinician, she has further training in psychodrama and couples therapy.

Noa has worked in a number of community settings and brings to the practice a broad range of experience, counselling couples and individuals in areas including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss,addiction, relationship problems, affairs and relationship breakdown.

In her practice, Noa uses systemic and relational frameworks drawing from tools based in psychodrama, attachment theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural and solution focused therapy, to help people move towards more rewarding relationships with themselves, others and the world around them.

Amanda Williamson

MAPS, MPsych (Child and Family Psychology)

Amanda joins MRCP with 10 years experience as a psychologist, working in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals and the community sector. She provides assessment and counselling to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to address a range of issues including depression and anxiety, life stress, relationship and marital difficulties, assertiveness, and grief and loss.

People seek counselling for varied reasons. It is important to understand what your needs are and to work collaboratively with you throughout the therapeutic process to achieve positive progress. Helping you to feel empowered to better understand yourself, your relationships and your choices in the context of your personal experience and circumstance is the goal.

Amanda works with children and/or their parents on a range of social, emotional, developmental, and behavioural difficulties; and with families who have experienced trauma and family violence. Children are engaged in the counselling process through age-appropriate play-based activities and the establishment of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. It is important to work collaboratively with parents or carers of child clients in order to discuss how they can best support their child’s counselling at home, and have opportunity to discuss any parenting challenges. Amanda can also provide formal developmental, cognitive and educational assessments where required.

Amanda’s approach is always person-centred and treatment approaches are based on a variety of modalities depending on what your counselling needs are. Some of the modalities used include interpersonal process therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, play therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and other relaxation strategies to assist you to stay calm, and think clearly when experiencing strong and overwhelming emotions.