Barry Laing Counsellor

Barry Laing Counselling & Psychotherapy 106 Macpherson St, Footscray, Victoria, 3011


Barry Laing Counselling & Psychotherapy. MGestTherapy, PhD, BAHons. PACFA, reg. 26551. Support for change. I am passionate about developing dialogue with and support for people that affirms them in their experience, grows awareness, and fosters agency and change. Previously, I worked as a performance maker and educator in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe over many years. I bring this broad experience and a creative, caring approach to my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Grounded in relational Gestalt therapy, sessions may draw upon Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Voice Dialogue, contemporary attachment theory and practice, arts, meditation/mindfulness and somatic practices. I support individuals and couples with a broad range of challenges and issues. With compassion, kindness, equanimity, empathy, and humour I work in dialogue with clients to build awareness and shared understanding of the complexities of their situation. With this awareness, support, and self-acceptance, and by gently challenging fixed relational patterns, change is possible.

Qualifications and Experience


  • MGestTherapy - Master of Gestalt Therapy, GTB, 2018
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy, VU, 2002
  • BA Hons 1st Class - Bachelor of Arts with Honours, First Class, UWA, 1991


  • Advanced Skills in Couples Therapy Training
  • Group Facilitation Training
  • ACEFT Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples


In-clinic consultation

  • 01 - Couples Initial AppointmentA$220.00
  • 02 - CouplesA$190.00
  • 03 - IndividualsA$145.00

Online consultation

  • 01 - Couples Initial Appointment OnlineA$220.00
  • 02 - Couples OnlineA$190.00
  • 03 - Individuals OnlineA$145.00

Working Hours

This Week

Thursday:9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday:9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Specialisation and Services

Area of Focus

  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • General Counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Parenting
  • Personal Development
  • Trauma

Patient Focus

  • Adults
  • Couples

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Online consultations