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About Geelong psychologist Helen Handsjuk

Helen Handsjuk portraitHelen is a registered Geelong psychologist who applies dynamic, medically substantiated, psychological interventions for a variety of presentations.

Over the last three decades she has developed expertise in sexual counselling. Helen’s interest and practice in mindfulness extends even further back. As a Geelong mindfulness practitioner she can teach you simple, practical techniques for you to bring into your life or workplace.

She works with individuals, couples and families, and also provides health industry training sessions and workplace sessions with businesses and organisations.

Helen has undergone extensive training in :


  • AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
  • MAPS (accreditation)
  • PANDA (Post & Antenatal Depression Association)
  • IACN (International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy)
  • OPEN PLACE (Forgotten Australians)
  • Accredited Pre/Post HIV counselling.


A commitment to her practice.

You can be assured that you will be treated professionally, with respect, care, competence and privacy.

As a psychologist, Helen follows clear guidelines, which are nationally regulated by AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) as well as our member body, APS (Australasian Psychological Society).

This practice is committed to continual professional development.

Helen offers psychology services from her practice in Geelong in the areas of anxiety and depression, sexual counselling and relationship issues, along with a number of fields. To make an appointment or to find out more, please call on 0414 681 023, or contact Helen via email.

What you may not know about Helen

Helen has two young adult children who have and continue to teach her about life and herself.

She has a great passion for not only mental inquiry and activity, but also for physical activity, being honoured with a Full Blues from the University of Melbourne for volleyball, and selection in the national intervarsity volleyball team. She also played squash at state level.

An avid dancer, Helen especially enjoys Street Latin, and was one of the founding members of La Vida Salsa in Geelong.

Helen has experience as a graphic artist and illustrator.

In keeping with her commitment to total well-being in her practice, Helen regularly practises yoga and meditation.

Helen has a keen interest in the environment.

Other non-professional accolades and experience include:

  • Full Blues in Volleyball from The University of Melbourne
  • Member of Rotary Leadership Institute
  • Member of the Wisdom Group – a world-wide meditation body
  • Experience in scientific Russian translation
  • Fluent in Ukrainian.