Taeko Sakurai

Japanese Speaking Psychologist in Melbourne, Australia

Malvern and Melbourne CBD

Services include: General Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief & Loss, Adjustment Issues, Relationship Counselling, Workplace Issues

Using strategies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR Trauma Treatment, Focusing, and Mindfulness

* Please note that I am currently only accepting privately funded clients.


Taeko Sakurai

Born in Japan.
Living in Melbourne since 1984
Native Japanese speaker with fluent English

Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) University of Sydney
Master of Psychology (Counseling Psychology) Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor Arts (Psychology) Swinburne University of Technology
Relationships Australia Specialist Course in Couple Therapy

Registered Psychologist (Australia)
Member of Australian Psychology Society

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist/Certified Focusing Trainer

Taeko has over 20 years of counselling experience for individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds within the community. She also has extensive knowledge dealing with International students and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Individual Counselling
One to one counselling sessions in English and Japanese, in person or tele-health (phone or video counselling).

Family Counselling
Cross-cultural family counselling available for Japanese and English-speaking families.

EAP Counselling
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employee benefit program that assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being.

Relationship Counselling
Relationship counselling also called couples therapy, helps all types of couples explore, recognize, and resolve conflicts in an effort to improve their relationships and interactions. Cross-cultural couple counselling is also available.

EMDR Trauma Treatment
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is a treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Various seminar/workshops available in English and Japanese.



The Malvern Rooms,
1227-1229 Malvern Rd,
Malvern VIC 3144

Melbourne CBD

Paramount Medical Clinic
180 Bourke Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: Please contact me via Email