Expert Team of Counsellors and Psychologists in Melbourne

Our goal is to listen, explore, coach and provide strategies to help make positive changes in your life.

At the Emotional Health Centre (EHC) we have a team of expert Coaches, Counsellors, Trainers and Psychologists in Cheltenham, who are dedicated to helping people find greater emotional and mental wellbeing.

Our experienced team have the skills and knowledge to offer a wide range of Psychological and Counselling services in Melbourne, and across Australia; and are all registered with their professional associations, such as:

  • The Australian Psychology Society (APS)
  • The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Our team supports individuals, and workplaces, experiencing a number of challenging situations, such as: life and career transitions; grief and loss; stress, anxiety and depression; personal or work-based conflict; and relationship difficulties, to name a few.

Our team’s approach is one of empowering, supporting and guiding people to discover their own solutions; and to implement the plans, actions and mindset necessary to make life-enhancing changes. We do this with authenticity, honesty, empathy and courage.

What makes our team unique?

Our team of Psychologists, Counsellors, Coaches and Trainers are all committed to supporting individuals and workplaces to thrive. We take the time to listen to your life stories; and understand the patterns that have shaped, and continue to shape, your life.

Our diversity gives us a depth of knowledge and experience to understand the complex issues people are faced with at home and in the workplace. We don’t just focus on problems; we work towards solutions that will enhance your emotional strength and motivation.


Our Director

Nicole Plotkin






Nicole Plotkin – Director and Principal Psychologist  BA, BAppSc Psych (Hons), GDipDisability Studies, Cert4 Workplace Training and Assessment,  MAPS

Nicole is passionate about helping people explore and develop new avenues for personal growth and emotional wellbeing. The key focus for all her Counselling and Psychology work is the pursuit of wellbeing for people at home and at work. She draws on a combination of Counselling, Coaching and Therapeutic approaches in one-on-one and group work, such as: Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Solution-focussed therapy; EMDR, Positive Psychology; and Mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

Her experience lies in both individual Counselling and Psychology; and Workplace Training and Support services across a number of organisations in the public, private, government, education, disability and defence force arenas.

Nicole’s particular areas of experience include: stress and anxiety management; depression; workplace and personal critical incident trauma; workplace rehabilitation issues (TAC, WorkCover); career development and transition; workplace conflict, bullying and mediation; grief and loss; parenting skills; disability issues; social integration; and relationship issues.

Nicole takes a down to earth approach to her work; and is dedicated to supporting people and teams to become more resilient when faced with personal and career challenges and change.

Celeste Whiteman Psychologist






Celeste Whiteman – Psychologist   Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Celeste has a passion for emotional wellbeing. She has over 18 years’ experience working with adults in the private, government and non-government sectors. She has a flexible approach to counselling treating each client as an individual. The tools and therapies used are blended to suit the needs of the client. She recently worked as a prison clinician where she facilitated group-based therapy sessions for violent offenders.

With Celeste, clients progress best through experiencing an emotionally ‘safe place’ in which solutions are discovered’. Celeste utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused therapy (SFT), Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) mindfulness and relaxation techniques, neurobiological understanding of trauma, and Creative Visualisation.

Celeste has undertaken training in Emotionally Intelligent parenting. As an adult, parent or partner, one or more of these issues are often experienced by most people at some point in life.






Catriona O’Neill – Psychologist  Masters of Psychology (Counselling) B.A Arts (Honours)

Catriona is a Counselling Psychologist with over 12 years of experience in tertiary education, private practice and NGO settings.  In these roles she has worked with a wide range of clients from highly varied backgrounds, presenting with a broad range of life and mental health issues.

Catriona is passionate about counselling and therapy and the potential it has to assist people in reducing their stress, growing their self-awareness, and achieving better functioning and greater enjoyment of life.  She is compassionate and collaborative in her approach, working alongside each client to help them find their own unique solution.  In this endeavor she incorporates elements of CBT, ACT, mindfulness and IPT, among other therapeutic approaches.

Catriona works with a wide range of presenting issues including life stressors, relationship issues, grief and loss, and the treatment and management of mental health conditions.  She has a particular interest in working with people aged from adolescence to older adulthood who are experiencing life stage transitions, such as from adolescence to adulthood, parenthood, returning to work, quarter- or mid-life transitions, or moving towards retirement.






Roee Kohn – Mental Health Social Worker B.A (Psychology), B. Social Work, Dip Personal Perf. Coaching

Roee is an experienced social worker, life coach and counsellor with over 8 years extensive experience in coaching, mental health, disability and aged care.  He has worked across the public, private and corporate sectors in both the UK and Australia.

To assist clients to reach their goals, Roee provides a range of personal development support services via: one-to-one life performance coaching, solution focuses therapy, strength-based coaching, CBT, group training and visualization techniques.  He delivers his support in a dynamic and vibrant manner.

Roee is a passionate and dedicated practitioner whose goal is to improve overall emotional health and wellness.  He also specializes in helping people suffering high levels of stress, anxiety and depression, offering tools and techniques to ultimately alleviate stress and see situations from a greater perspective.

Dr Anna Elgin Hypnotherapist






Dr Anna Englin – Medical Hypnotherapist MBBS.Hons, FANZCA, MASH, Dip Clin Hyp

Dr Englin is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist. She has over twenty years of medical experience and has specialised in paediatric anaesthesia for thirteen years. She is passionate about empowering people to thrive when faced with life’s challenges. As a medical specialist, Dr Englin has a broad understanding of health problems and medical procedures. Her special interests include:

  • phobias, especially treatment of needle, dental and medical procedure phobia
  • sport, music and academic performance enhancement
  • She runs workshops and gives talks in the area of well-being

Louise Thomson– Leadership and Resilience Facilitator

For over 18 years, I’ve helped people in all kinds of workplaces enhance their wellbeing and resilience.

As a workplace trainer and facilitator, I also help teams discover, experience and strengthen their leadership and emotional intelligence – while embracing their unique selves.

I coach and mentor individuals and teams to increase their performance, engagement  and sense of purpose in their tribe.

With experience across government, not-for-profit, and private sectors, I have a broad understanding of workplace cultural and climate needs and use practical tools to enhance team and individual resilience.

EHC team

Our team of experienced Coaches, Counsellors, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists and Trainers in Melbourne offer a personalised and experienced approach to your personal and work-related challenges and are dedicated to helping you find greater wellbeing, resilience and courage in your life.

For more information about our Counselling, Coaching and Training solutions,
contact us today on (03) 9584 5150, or click here to send us a message.