Counselling service

Dayenu currently has the following trained counsellors who are available for a confidential chat. Contact details are below:

  • Kim. Phone: 0408-652394. Website: www.kimgotlieb.com
  • Dr Gávi Ansara is a Polycultural Psychotherapist and Relationship and Family Therapist. He has over 15 years of experience working supportively in Orthodox Jewish environments, one-on-one; with relationships and families; in schools and synagogues; and with community groups. Dr Gávi is available for an informal, confidential chat or formal bookings with all ages of people of transgender and/or non-binary experience, intersex people, and people who have felt excluded or mistreated due to their sexuality or relationship, regardless of religious affiliation or observance. He also provides guidance and support to partners, families, teachers, and rabbis. House calls possible in the Eastern Suburbs.
    Phone: 0416-776337 (not 'on call', unavailable on Shabbat and Yom Tov)
  • Brandon Srot dedicates his professional life to developing human potential and connection. His Sydney-based practice offers a suite of services in counselling, leadership development and facilitation, allowing him to work with a wide range of people who seek change, healing and growth. With extensive therapeutic experience working with gay, lesbian and bisexual people, Brandon is a former pro bono therapist for the Aids Council of New South Wales (ACON) where he also completed his sexuality and gender diversity training. Brandon brings over 17 years of professional service and senior leadership experience in the Jewish sector to his work and is a Senior Fellow of the global and prestigious Schusterman Fellowship. Brandon holds qualifications in counselling, human change and Gestalt therapy. Please visit www.brandonsrot.com.au to get in touch. Looking forward to supporting you at this time!

We have also listed other organisations our links page.

QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTQIA+ peer support (telephone and webchat counselling) and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships (Note: this service is not part of Dayenu). Click Here to visit their website.

Some of our members have kindly documented their stories, which are available for you to read on our Reading List page. There are also some relevant articles and papers of interest there.