Our Practice


Our counsellors specialise in marriage or relationship counselling, as well as general counselling.  


You are able to to talk openly about yourself, your issues, your concerns, without fear of being judged or ridiculed.  


We maintain the highest level of confidentiality, which means you never need to worry about your private matters being disclosed to anyone else.  We are completely impartial, remain objective and neutral and we help you navigate the conflicts and dramas that brought you to counselling in the first place.  We work with you to help you recognise unhealthy emotional or behavioural patterns and develop better ones. With these new skills, you will now have amazing strategies to cope better with whatever challenges arise in the future.

Life Vision Counselling specialises in understanding the way you feel, think, act, and interact.  We use a range of therapies and techniques to provide you with support, to help you reduce your level of distress and make the difference to help you improve your mental health and wellbeing.

When you choose Life Vision Counselling you can rest reassured in the knowledge that you will be working with a qualified, experienced and registered therapist who will ensure that you receive high-quality, ethical support and treatment.


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Your Privacy

All Counselling and Hypnotherapy Services provided by Life Vision Counselling staff meets the Australian health services requirement to comply with legislation and regulations which protect the use and disclosure of personal information. 

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8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm


Our Specialists
Susan Sandy,
Managing Director
Marriage and Relationship Counsellor


Susan is a Level 2 member of the Australian Counselling Association. 


She has many years of experience in counselling both in her own business and in her current work with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 


Susan specialises in Relationship and Marriage Counselling.


Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma of Professional Counselling

  • Certificate in Clinical Color Diagnosis

  • Level 4 Triple P Positive Parenting Program Facilitator

  • Certified Feeling Is Thinking Facilitator

  • Certified CASEA (Child Adolescent Schools Early Action) Program Facilitator

  • Certified Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Facilitator (DEECD)

  • Certificate in Virtual Reality Therapy

  • Certified Practitioner NLP (Nuero Linguistic Programming)

  • Certificate in Choosing Life – A Suicide Intervention Program

  • Certificate in Trauma Informed Practice

  • Advanced Diploma Business Management

  • Cert IV TAE40110 Training and Workplace Assessment

  • Certified - Present Like a Professional


Registrations and Memberships

  • Qualified Member Australian Counselling Association

  • Graduate Member Australian Institute Professional Counsellors

  • Member Victorian Counsellors

  • Working With Children Check

Private Health Provider

  • AHM

  • Australian Unity

  • Doctor’s Health Fund

  • Medibank

  • Police Health Fund

Toula Simos
Marriage & Relationship Counsellor


Toula is a Level 2 member of the Australian Counselling Association.


Toula has five years of experience as a counsellor, with an exceptional ability to tune into every aspect of her clients situation. She brings a lifetime of natural experiences and a passion for her work.




  • Diploma of counselling

  • Certificate in Choosing Life – A Suicide intervention Program

  • Certificate Using Measures in Clinical Practice


Registration and Memberships


  • Qualified Member Australian Counselling Association

  • Working with Children Check

Egbert Steenberg
Christian Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Family Therapist


Egbert is a Level 2 member of the Australian Counselling Association.


Egbert has many years of experience in Counselling in both private and public sectors. 

Egbert specialises in Person-Focused, Family Therapy and Relationship Counselling.

Egbert believes that we are made up of body, mind and spirit, so if we only treating the body and the mind, we ignore the spiritual part of the human person.  

Academic Qualifications


  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Family Therapy

  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling & Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)

  • Certificate in Clinical Color Diagnosis

  • Certificate in Choosing Life – A Suicide Intervention Program


Registrations and Memberships

  • Qualified Member Australian Counselling Association

  • Working With Children Check


Rae Kruger
Relationship & General Counsellor


Rae is a Level 4 member of the Australian Counselling Association.


Rae has experience in both the private and public sector. She specialises in relationship and grief and loss counselling..

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Counselling Practice

  • Bachelor of Health Science with Psychology Major

  • Registered Trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training (ASIST)

  • Registered Companion for Seasons for Growth (Grief and Loss Group Counselling)

  • FOCCUS Pre-Marriage Counselling Trained

  • Certificate in Anger and Stress Management

  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate

  • Certificate in Clinical Color Diagnosis

  • Certificate in Choosing Life – A Suicide Intervention Program


Registrations and Memberships

  • Qualified Member Australian Counselling Association

  • Working With Children Check

Private Health Provider

  • AHM

  • Australian Unity:

  • BUPA

  • Doctor’s Health Fund

  • Medibank

  • Police Health Fund


Alfred Podhorodecki
Clinical Forensic Hypnotherapist

Alfred’s main interests are in hypnotherapy, helping people overcome emotional and traumatic life issues.


He is a qualified:

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist

  • Forensic Hypnologist

  • Forensic Psychophysiologist

  • Psychotherapist

  • Counsellor

  • Educationalist

  • Victimologist

  • Criminologist


Alfred has over 25 years experience in helping people who have encountered trauma, grief, injury or loss. He is experienced in helping individuals and groups from diverse cultures and social standing, including those of Aboriginal descent and disadvantaged individuals.

He is the former Deputy Head of Department at Monash University, and has lectured in Sociology, Organisational Theory, Aboriginal Culture, Policing, Criminology, Security Management, & Community Justice Studies at various universities including: Monash University, RMIT University, and University of Melbourne.


Alfred has been awarded an institutional Doctorate of Management.

Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

  • Cert. in Investigative & Forensic Hypnosis

  • Cert. in Advanced Therapeutic & Investigative Hypnosis

  • Cert. in Forensic Psychophysiology

  • Diploma of Polygraph Examination for Post Conviction Sex Offenders

  • Masters Degree in Education

  • Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming

  • Graduate Diploma of Education Policy & Administration

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree

  • Diploma in Security Management

  • Diploma in Justice Studies

  • Diploma in Police Studies

  • Cert. IV in (Business) Administration

  • Cert. IV in Training and Workplace Assessment

  • Cert. in Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques



  • The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

  • National Guild of Hypnotists (USA)

  • Australasian Society for Psychophysiology

  • American Polygraph Association,

  • Military Police Association Australia

  • International Police Association

  • Licensed Ideo-Ego Dynamics practitioner.


At Life Vision Counselling, we do not bill a surcharge, or any additional fees for evening, or weekend appointments.  However Late Cancellation or No Show Fees Do Apply.

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240 Plenty Road


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Servicing the North Eastern Melbourne suburbs:

Briar Hill; Bundoora; Diamond Creek; Doreen; Epping; Greensborough; Ivanhoe; Lalor; Lower Plenty; King Lake; Mernda; Mill Park; Montmorency; Plenty; Reservoir; Rosanna; South Morang; St. Helena; Thomastown; View Bank; Whittlesea; Yarrambat.

And the following Eastern suburbs:

Ashburton; Blackburn; Blackburn North; Box Hill; Box Hill North; Bulleen; Burwood; Doncaster; Donvale; Glen Iris; Hawthorn East; Kew East; Mitcham; Mont Albert; Mont Albert North; Nunawading; Ringwood; Park Orchards; Surrey Hills; Templestowe; Templestowe Lower; Vermont; Warrandyte.

All sessions for counselling or hypnotherapy are by appointment only.  Please note that your appointment is reserved especially for you.  We appreciate you providing 48 hours notice if you need to reschedule your appointment.  A late cancellation fee of $100 will be applied for counselling bookings Mon-Fri and the FULL fee for Saturday.  a No Show fee is the FULL fee for the booked appointment when you do not attend or fail to provide prior notice of your inability to attend.  The fee is $180 for hypnotherapy bookings if you provide less than 48 hours notice of a cancellation.   ... Read More

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