Relationship Counselling

 Whether it is pre-marriage, marriage, couple or relationship counselling, MGA Counselling Services can help.

Mental Health

 Whether it is anxiety, depression, grief or another type of mental health problem, don’t try and tackle it on your own. Share the journey with a professionally trained counsellor.

Sexuality and Gender

 Coming to terms with a diverse sexuality or gender expression can be daunting, especially if you face opposition from family, friends or employers. Let MGA Counselling Services take the journey with you.

High Sensitivity and Introversion

 MGA Counselling Services can help you understand different elements of your personality in order to live life to the full.

Life Direction / Life Coaching

 When there is a deep dissatisfaction with the way life is, and you’re not sure how to move forward, counselling can help identify the things most important to you and navigate the path ahead.

Creativity and Spirituality

 You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. And you don’t have to be religious to be spiritual. Counselling can help unlock those inner worlds and give you a new outlook on life.

Welcome to MGA Counselling Services

Whether you’ve had counselling before or you’re thinking about trying it for the first time, MGA Counselling Services is here to provide you with a professional, compassionate and affordable service to ensure you get the results you desire. 

Relationship problems, recovering from abuse or trauma, struggles with mental health, life direction, or simply raising your awareness about your own personality and how you relate to the world, the team at MGA Counselling Services can help you live life and not just endure it. 

Matt Glover, director of MGA Counselling Services, has over twenty-five years experience in helping people. Working in community health, disaster recovery, palliative care, plus years of volunteer work means that Matt’s approach is not just academic but shaped by the experience of working with real people in difficult situations. However, when working so closely with individuals and couples, experience isn’t enough. Matt and the team are tertiary trained in counselling and are members of the Australian Counselling Association.

Please take a moment to browse this website. Under the About MGA tab, you will find more information about our counsellors, our locations and fee structure, plus some frequently asked questions about counselling. The rest of the site contains information about our areas of specialty, training courses that are currently available, books and resources, plus a contact form if you’d like to get in touch. 

If you’d like to discuss whether counselling is right for you, call our general enquiry line  on 1300 38 50 20 or email

Professional and Compassionate Counselling

At MGA Counselling Services we believe life is meant to be lived not just endured. Contact us on 1300 38 50 20 to discuss your counselling needs.

Counselling in Croydon Hills and East Doncaster
Counselling in Croydon Hills and East Doncaster
Counselling in Croydon Hills and East Doncaster

Supervision for Counsellors

Supervision is a requirement for all counsellors who are members of a professional body such as the ACA or PACFA. Supervision is NOT ‘counselling for counsellors’ but instead an opportunity to reflect on self-care, brainstorm difficult client situations, plan professional development, and think about career objectives. For those in private practice, supervision can also be an opportunity to work on best practice, establishing a client base, marketing and promotion. Visit the Supervision page for more information.

Forest Therapy (Shinrin Yoku)

One of the best well-being measures we can take for ourselves is to get outside! One of only a handful of counsellors in the world accredited in both Forest Therapy and professional counselling, Matt Glover offers individual and group sessions on the local walking tracks around Croydon Hills. Ideal for clients experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety or depression, those wanting to manage a high sensitivity, and those with a desire to reconnect/rediscover a sense of self. 

Nature Play 4 Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with many aspects of life that we once considered normal. For our kids, there was two years of development and learning that was confined to home and computer screens. They lost the ability to explore, to be curious, to play, to discover, and to receive all the health benefits that nature has to offer. MGA Counselling Services is proud to support NP4K by offering nature based, one on one, counselling for primary and secondary aged children. 

Where you can find MGA Counselling Services

MGA Counselling Services operates out of Warrrandyte (Vic), Croydon Hills (Vic), Lilydale (Vic), Northbridge (NSW) and Hobart (Tas).

Servicing Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and the Yarra Valley, the Western suburbs of Sydney, and the Hobart region of Tasmania, use the maps below to locate which clinic is most convenient for you. 

* Please note that not all team members work out of every location. 

Warrandyte Rooms
148-150 Yarra Street, Warrandyte

MGA operates out of the Life Therapies Victoria Centre in the beautiful surrounds of Warrandyte. Enter the driveway off Webb Street and follow to the very end where you will find our carpark. Alternatively, park wherever you like in Warrandyte, grab a coffee or some food, stroll along the river then walk up to us when it's time!

Ample off street parking, disabled access and facilities on site. 

For more information about the Warrandyte rooms, click here. 

Croydon Hills Rooms
4 Oxford Close, Croydon Hills

The brand new Manna Gum Studio offers a peaceful and welcoming environment for clients. Plenty of space for individuals, couples and families, plus easy access to the Narr-Maen Wetlands for outdoor work. When complete, Manna gum studio will also offer a mindful garden experience for clients. 

Ample off street parking, limited disabled access and facilities on site. (Four stairs to the front door)

For more information about the Croydon Hills rooms, click here. 

Lilydale Rooms
1/122 Beresford Road, Lilydale

At the foot of the majestic Dandenong Ranges, the Lilydale rooms are easily accessible to those living in the outer Eastern Suburbs and the Yarra Valley.

Nature and Forest Therapy is available. We are spoilt for choice with Yarra Valley Trail in Beresford Road, Olinda Creek Trail and Lilydale lake all within a close distance.

Ample off street parking, disabled access and facilities at this site.  

For more information about the Lilydale rooms, click here. 

North Strathfield Rooms
Wotso Healthspace
1/5 George Street
North Strathfield

North Strathfield is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. North Strathfield is located 15 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay

North Strathfield offers a harmonious blend of residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Situated alongside the North Strathfield railway station, you'll discover a charming enclave of delightful restaurants and cafes.

For more infromation on the North Strathfield rooms, click here. 

Bellarine Peninsula Rooms
Kirk's Place
Corner Kirk Road & Winterley Road
Point Lonsdale

Conveniently located on Bellarine Peninsula, Kirk's Place is right in the heart of Point Lonsdale, 100 meters from the beach and coastal walking trails. Kirk's Place is a community arts and spirituality centre, set amongst a prolific vegetable garden with outdoor seating, off street parking and wheelchair access. Affectionately known as 'Kirk's' by locals, it has a vibrant artist studio space, with weekly yoga classes, 'No Lights No Lycra' and group sessions.

Refurbishment of the old vestry room welcomes MGA clients to a safe, private counselling space, with the calming sounds of the waves in the background. As you enter the building room is  immediately on the left.

For more information on the Point Lonsdale rooms, click here.

MGA Counselling Services
Director: Matt Glover
General enquiries: 1300 38 50 20

Head Office: Manna Gum Studio, 4 Oxford Close, Croydon Hills, Victoria

VIC Branches
148 - 150 Yarra Street, Warrandyte, Victoria
1/122 Beresford Street, Lilydale, Victoria
Kirk's Place, Corner Kirk Road & Winterley Road, Point Lonsdale Victoria
6/171 Boronia Rd, Boronia, Victoria

NSW Branches
Wotso Healthspace, 1/5 George Street, North Strathfield NSW
325 Homer St, Earlwood, NSW
1/25-29 McKeonstreet, Maroubra, NSW
The Inner Shine Clinic,  108 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction, NSW

Greensborough address given at time of booking.

RelationshipsAbuse | Trauma | Grief | Anxiety | Depression | Sexuality | Gender
High Sensitivity | Introversion | Creativity | Spirituality | Life Direction/Coaching | Supervision

For the nature based health and wellbeing divisions of MGA Counselling Services, please visit:
Forest Therapy Victoria
Nature Play 4 Kids

If you’re looking for Matt Glover’s personal page, including his art and writing, please visit