Greensborough Registered Social Worker and Counsellor

  • Registered Social Worker and Counsellor Greensborough.

    Emily B

    Registered Social Worker and Counsellor, Melbourne

    Bachelor of Social Work


    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Greensborough, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Bachelor of Social Work
    • CRAF/MARAM (Family Violence)
    • ASSIST (Suicide Prevention)
    • Groupwork Centre
    • Developmental Trauma training



    Areas of Interest
    • Neurodiverse Couples
    • Couples At Risk of Violence
    • Historical Violence
    • Families With Disability
    • Mental Health Issues
    • Parenting
    • Rainbow Families
    • Anxiety/Depression
    Types of Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    • Attachment-based
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Compassion Focused
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Family / Marital
    • Family Systems
    • Feminist
    • Gottman Method
    • Humanistic
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Person-Centred Therapy (Client-Centred / Rogerian Psychotherapy)
    • Psychodynamic
    • Strength-Based
    • Trauma Informed
    About Therapist

    Emily is a dedicated and friendly practitioner. Since qualifying as a social worker in 2005, Emily has been supporting families who are experiencing trauma, violence and poverty. A mother of three school-aged children and married for 17 years, she knows a bit about day-to-day family life. Emily is gentle with couples; she works with their existing strengths while supporting clients to unpick past traumas and disagreements, in order to build understanding.

    Emily looks for patterns of conflict, and areas for growth and forgiveness. She can help you to create healthy routines and boundaries at home. All families can achieve warmth, safety and successful communication. Emily will show you achievable, realistic and holistic strategies to try at home that suit your needs and goals. Emily will help you to explore the influences around your family or relationships: stress, environment, family, school/work, health, etc. She has experience supporting families where there is poor mental health, disability or neurodivergence.

    Emily loves working with newly formed families (e.g., a birth, a new stepfamily). Her experience as a social worker affords her a breadth of knowledge on family, health and community issues.
    In addition to relationship counselling, Emily regularly works with NDIS participants and is a lecturer at La Trobe University in the social work faculty. She has a keen interest in supporting couples and families where there has been family violence or there is risk of this developing. Although community awareness and resources have increased since the 2015 Royal Commission into Family Violence, there are still unacceptably high levels of domestic abuse in our community. Emily’s approach to counselling focuses on the creation of safety and equity in the home.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The most satisfying and fulfilling part of my work is creating opportunities for growth and reconnection with couples, and supporting couples to appreciate one another’s difficulties.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A busy professional couple with children, who had broken communication lines and lost passion and friendship for one another. The family had also been facing numerous health issues including disability and grief.

    Interventions and supports included:

    Understanding family history, habits and traumas of both partners

    Exploring and monitoring communication habits, and learning to develop microskills to take the heat out of arguments and increase safety.

    Providing tools to increase connection including friendship, intimacy and sex.

    Revising household care, workload, financial setup and power to ensure equality and balance in relationships

    Parenting ideas to put the couple on the same page to create consistency and establish household routines.

    Reeducating each of the partners on their needs, strengths and challenges, and how to support their partner.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Street parking and full wheelchair accessibility.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552