An exploration of self can open the door to a whole new world of possibilities…



Our emotions tell a story, they direct our actions.  But unless we are aware of how they influence what we do, they can often get in the way.

Talking Emotions helps you listen. Not only to the story that comes from your head, but also to what your body has to say. Developing greater awareness of your emotional experience and the skills to manage it can be the springboard to creating healthier relationships with self and others, and lead to a more productive life.

Director, Louise Cooper, established Talking Emotions to provide an arena where emotions take centre stage.

Let’s start the conversation.



Talking Emotions offers individual counselling for adults and adolescents. Our South Yarra and Fitzroy locations have excellent access to public transport and a variety of parking options.

Talking Emotions can help with:

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Sexuality and gender

  • Chronic illness

Medicare and private health insurance rebated sessions are available. The fee for a 50-minute, individual session is $180. Talking Emotions practitioners and associates are trained in Emotion Focused Therapy as well as other specialised modalities.

Talking Emotions provides LGBTI inclusive practice. 



Talking Emotions offers presentations and workshops for professional development and to assist in promoting well-being in the workplace. 

  • Mental health in the workplace

  • LGBTIQ inclusiveness (for health professionals and workplaces)

  • Managing Stress & Anxiety

  • Psychosocial aspects of Parkinson's Disease

Talking Emotions can tailor a program to meet your specific needs.



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Dr Louise Cooper
Director of Talking Emotions
South Yarra and Fitzroy

Louise is an experienced presenter, facilitator, counsellor and supervisor. She establishes collaborative working relationships with clients, engendering mutual respect and a celebration of individuality. She believes that each individual necessarily needs to be encouraged to take responsibility for change in their lives and endeavours to foster a nurturing and supportive environment where challenges can be approached in safety.

Louise hopes to assist individual clients in gaining meaning from the past, an ability to live in the present, and hope for the future.

When working with groups, Louise draws from her experience as an actor and broadcaster to skillfully engage people in stories and metaphor that facilitate learning.

Louise is a former co-ordinator of group programs at the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) and practitioner at Drummond Street Services Queerspace. She is an AHPRA registered supervisor, an internationally accredited supervisor in Emotion Focused Therapy, and Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy.

Contact Louise

Talking Emotions associates are practitioners in Emotion Focused Therapy as well as other approaches.

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Immogen O’Connor
South Yarra & Fitzroy

Immogen works from a humanistic, client-centered and emotion focused perspective to assist people in understanding and healing their emotional system. She facilitates a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic space for people to share and explore their most sensitive and difficult issues. Immogen works with adolescents (12+) as well as adults and has a particular interest in working with addictive and/or compulsive behaviours, pain and trauma and childhood sexual abuse.

Visit the Head to Heart Psychology website or contact Immogen at or on 0438 071 109 for more information.

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Colleen Reilly
Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor
South Yarra

Colleen Reilly offers individuals and couples counselling and psychotherapy in a supportive and healing environment. Her special interest, and training, is in couple and relationship therapy.

By providing an empathetic, fair and non-judgmental space to work through personal issues, Colleen helps her clients with concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and grief, parenting, and stress management.

Visit the Purple Heart Counselling website or call 0413 542 653 for more information.


Genevieve Rix
South Yarra

Genevieve brings a warm, empathetic, collaborative, engaged and emotion focused approach to working with adolescents (16+) and adults. She has a breadth of experience, having worked within high school, university, hospital and sub-acute psychiatric settings. Genevieve has experience treating a wide variety of mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, relationship and social issues, self-esteem, grief and loss and weight management concerns.

Visit the Emotion Focused Psychology website or call 0400 665 936 for more information.

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Ash White
Psychologist & Psychotherapist
South Yarra

Ash aims to help people to understand themselves, navigate relationships, perceive the world more clearly, and discover meaning in life as well as find their own innate resources to cope and to heal.

He starts by treating clients as unique individuals, no cookie-cutter therapy approaches. In collaboration with clients, he comes up with ways that are tailor-made for specific problems, circumstances, and personal strengths.  His special areas of experience are perfectionism, facing terminal illness, and adjustment after military service or after leaving religion.

Visit the Mosaic Psychology website for call 0449 256 255 for more information.

Charlotte Cunningham
(joining Talking Emotions Fitzroy 1 July 2019)

Charlotte is a registered psychologist trained in clinical psychology. Her therapeutic approach is informed by an enduring fascination with the human condition, as demonstrated by her background in acting and literacy studies. She works with a collaborative, person-centred, humanistic framework, both guiding and being guided by her clients, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches (including Emotion Focused Therapy, ACT, DBT and motivational interviewing). Charlotte is committed to supporting clients in exploring, understanding and integrating their lived experience in order that they may reach their full potential and develop rich and meaningful lives.

Charlotte has extensive experience working in addictions with a focus on alcohol, drug and gambling disorders. She has worked within public, private and not-for-profit mental health services, supporting people 16+ who experience personality disorders, eating disorders, developmental and post-traumatic stress, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Charlotte is also able to support people experiencing grief and loss and challenging life transitions. She is currently employed at the Melbourne Clinic.

Contact Charlotte on 0403 828 431



Phone 0408 051 290

Talking Emotions South Yarra
Suite 208, 122 Toorak Road
South Yarra VIC 3141

Talking Emotions Fitzroy
Level 1, 411 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

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