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Dr Jonathan Tandos

Dr Jonathan Tandos

Mobile 0423 157 009
Clinical Psychologist, Transpersonal Therapist

Carlton Psychology Services

Mobile 0423 157 009

I look for the uniqueness and potential in clients. I seek not only to help people resolve their current difficulties, but to equip them for the challenges ahead, empower them to more fully experience their lives and help them discover their own truth. Therapy can not only help alleviate suffering, lead to growth and change and promote self-acceptance, but can also be an enlivening and great learning experience for client and therapist alike.


  • Carlton Psychology Services, 155 Drummond Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 (03) 9343 6368 PHONE (03) 9343 6368


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Assessment 
  • I work in Carlton, close to the Melbourne CBD. Clients can be referred to me by any GP for Medicare service; private health rebates are also available. I can provide individual assessments and reports for private use, including gender assessments with a view to commencement of hormones for gender transition or surgery, as well as specialist clinical and hypnosis interventions as required in the context of individual therapy.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Burnout, Creativity, Depression, Dreams, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Dream Work, Gestalt, HeartMath, Hypnotherapy, Jungian, Mindfulness, NLP, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal

    I offer a sensitive, compassionate and flexible approach, and try to help clients through practical, experiential, and reflective processes of healing and change. ACT, mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy, hypnosis and trauma strategies are my main therapeutic modalities, but I also use Gestalt approaches, NLP, and other methods as appropriate. I strive to help clients develop purpose and meaning in their lives through exploring their values, personality, creativity and passions. With assessment including gender review, I seek to get to know and connect with the client as well as using more formal assessment approaches in order to best understand them.


    • Bachelor of Behavioral Science with Honours - 2000
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) - 2005
    • Masters in Clinical Psychology - 2005

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    I engage in regular individual and group supervision in hypnosis, trauma work, gender assessment and LGBTIQA+ specialist work, as well as professional development in hypnosis, NLP, trauma and psychoanalytically oriented groups. I have received supervision from psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and counsellors, and have trained postgraduate students and educated and supervised psychologists, community advocates and social policy makers.


    I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist in public and private settings in both Australia and the UK. I have worked with complex families, children, adolescents and adults in psychology clinics, residential rehabilitation and public psychiatry. I currently work with adult clients in independent private practice. I also have a background in clinical research with adults and children. Much of my work is with highly sensitive and creative people, and LGBTIQA+ identified people. I work extensively with specific issues in this area including shame in this community, gender dysphoria and integrated identity, survivors of gay conversion practices, HIV issues, queer identities, and alternative sexual expressions/kink.


    I work Tuesdays to Fridays at my Carlton rooms. Some after hours sessions on those days available.

    Transport and Parking

    Marked free one hour parking and paid two hour parking near the Carlton rooms. Nearby bus, train and tram links available.


    $200 per session fee with some variability, resulting in out of pocket fee of around $75 after Clinical Psychologist Medicare rebate. Negotiable gap fee for students or low income earners, and bulk billing in certain cases. Private health rebates.

    Payment Options

    Cash, cheque, EFT or credit payments available.

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    10 Questions with Jonathan Tandos

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • Most of my life people have been coming to me to share their stories and issues. In my first experience as a client in counselling I felt very inspired and began to consider whether I wanted to be a therapist myself. When I first started studying psychology it fit me, which was in stark contrast to what I'd studied before. It feels like its genuinely me.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • The philosophy of science, ethics, democracy, Behaviorism, social psychology and self-fulfilling prophecies, developmental psychology, Rogerian psychology, Socratic dialogue, psychoanalysis (Freudian, Jungian, Object Relations) and psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy, dreamwork, trauma release therapy, cellular memory and cellular/emotion release therapy, neuroscience, psychiatry, Buddhism and mindfulness, Hinduism/Vedic philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture, the chakras, meditation and yoga, transpersonal psychology including holotropic breath work, spiritual emergency, bodywork therapies, shamanism, epigenetics, parapsychology, synchronicity, past lives and the ISIS method, The Art of Relating, rebirthing, personality theory and Myers-Briggs/Jungian typology, The Enneagram, The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), attachment theory, compassion focused approaches to therapy (CFT), Ericksonian hypnosis, altered states of consciousness, kinesiology, reiki, natural medicine/naturopathy, anatomy and physiology, Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, exercise physiology and The Gabriel Method, mBraining/mBIT (Heartmath), NLP, Gestalt therapy, Multidimensional Psychology (MDP), Family Systems Therapy (FST), Havening, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), the Oneness movement, the Hearing Voices movement, music therapy, art therapy, astrology, Wicca, tarot, mythology and storytelling, living with heart and following one's heart, embodied identity, queer theory, instinct and intuition
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am interested in the health of the whole human being - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I believe that depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and difficulties in childhood are not merely conditions that require treatment, but represent important Iife transitions, rites of passage, crises or dilemmas that can lead to profound growth and change. Suffering is an inevitable part of the universal human condition but can be transformed through compassion and awareness.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I chiefly use psychotherapy, mindfulness, and hypnotic approaches, but also use aspects of NLP, Gestalt Therapy, Multidimensional Psychology, Havening and specialist trauma interventions, as well as attachment and compassion based approaches. My orientation is to work more deeply on a personality and attachment level as I find this leads to the greatest change. I find myself sharing stories, anecdotes, and referring to various aspects of culture with my clients at times, often trying to assist them to understand the powerful impact of their social, family and cultural conditioning on their lives.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • I think clients begin to feel progress when they form a collaborative and trusting relationship with the therapist in which they feel understood and accepted. And for most people progress is also realised when they start to suffer less and start moving more towards the life they truly desire and value. There can be powerful wake up call moments, or deep transformative moments with many of the methods I employ, which are often profound and strengthen a clients commitment to the work.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I feel like I have grown and changed a great deal through both the therapy I have received and that I now deliver. Each of my clients is a teacher to me. Through therapy I have become more patient, understanding, compassionate, balanced, and self-accepting of my shortcomings. It is sometimes hard to balance listening and behavioural, goal focused work but I try!
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I like the individual relationships I form with clients, hearing people's unique stories and becoming more curious, interacting with colleagues and learning about all the different ways to be a good therapist. A good day's work as a therapist can be very satisfying, even with the challenges.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Of course! Like everyone I am sometimes tired, a bit distracted, or in a mood that makes therapy a bit harder to do. I make mistakes, confront difficult aspects of my personality, and am frustrated by my limitations. But I remind myself that being a good therapist and doing my best is very important to me, which helps me carry on.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • I think a lack of compassion for ourselves and others and difficulty in having healthy boundaries drives many of the problems in the world today. Materialism, competitiveness and lack of community have driven us from respect, love and other important human values.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • There are so many! But what immediately comes to mind is Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist which both inspires and comforts me. I like the song "I'll Stand By You" by the Pretenders, and "That I Would Be Good" by Alanis Morissette is deeply moving. The Emma Thompson film Wit is beautiful and inspiring.
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    Dr Jonathan Tandos

    Jonathan Tandos

    Clinical Psychologist, Transpersonal Therapist

    I am a sensitive, flexible, dynamic and experienced therapist. I consult with adults with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief and loss, trauma, burnout, addiction issues, crises, introversion/high sensitivity, and body issues. I specialise in hypnosis, LGBTIQA+ health including gender assessment and HIV health, transpersonal/spiritual work, cross cultural work, and work with creative people. All clients are treated with respect and compassion for their unique circumstances....

    • Carlton
    • ACT, Dream Work, Gestalt, HeartMath, Hypnotherapy, Jungian, Mindfulness, NLP, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal