Couples Therapist Melbourne

  • Couples Therapist Melbourne.


    Couples Therapist Melbourne

    BA (Hons), BSW, Post Grad Dip Family Therapy, Masters of Family Therapy (Couple Therapy)

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    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Masters of Family Therapy, Major Couple Therapy, Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University
    • Emotion Focussed Couple therapy trained
    • Gottman Method Level 1 trained
    • ACT
    • CBT
    • Narrative Therapy
    Areas of Interest
    • Affairs
    • Anger
    • Past and current impacts of trauma
    • Struggles with extended family
    • Early parenting and couple issues.
    • Parenting struggles in the context of step family formation and child and adolescent mental health difficulties.
    • Couple issues and adult mental health difficulties
    Types of Therapy
    • Attachment-based
    • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Dialectical (DBT)
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Family / Marital
    • Family Systems
    • Gottman Method
    • Interpersonal
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Person-Centred
    • Psychodynamic
    • Psychoeducation
    • Rogerian Psychotherapy
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Strength-Based
    • Trauma Focused
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    About Therapist

    This Hart therapist is a Family and Couples Therapist, (Clinical Social Worker) with over 25 years’ experience working across diverse sectors such as mental health, specialist child and family relationship services, family law settings and private practice.

    This Hart therapist’s practice combines experience and knowledge with care and compassion. She provides a strong client centred approach, working collaboratively with couples to identify priorities, support wellbeing and work towards positive change. She believes it is important that couples gain hope, relief and a way forward right from the first session.

    In her work with couples, she offers valuable tools to reduce stress and build communication confidence and competence. She also offers the opportunity to connect current relationship patterns with past life experiences, with the aim of assisting clients to gain new perspectives and greater insight and empathy for themselves and each other.

    She assists a wide variety of individuals and couples from diverse cultural backgrounds and couples from LGBTIQ+ communities.

    She has extensive experience working with individuals and couples who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, past or current trauma and abuse, grief and loss, relationships difficulties across the life cycle, parenting struggles, separation and divorce and other life transitions. She also offers step family formation and transition work; recovery from experiences of family violence/ trauma and assistance to take responsibility for harmful behaviours in relationships.

    She has a commitment to gain regular feedback from her clients, in order to create a safe and effective therapeutic relationship. She uses this feedback to inform her work, and is able to employ a combination of evidenced based relationship therapies, such as Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman and interpersonal neurobiological methods. She is also able to employ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic and narrative therapies.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    25 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. 1A flexible and caring approach designed to attune to a couples’ unique needs.
    2. Assisting couples to attune to each other and develop new perspectives.
    3. Supporting couples to test and try new ways of relating in a safe environment.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Facilitating couples to see and hear each other differently and arrive at new ways of relating.

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

    This Hart therapist enjoys working with couples across the life cycle. Recently, she has supported:

    • A couple who had recently married and wanted to work through an early issue that was creating stress.
    • A couple with a new baby and a young child from another relationship, involving past and current serious mental illness.
    • A couple who were long into their marriage, supporting them to evolve their relationship to a new stage.
    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552