Psychotherapist Melbourne

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Psychotherapist Melbourne CBD

  • Francesco

    Couples Psychotherapist Melbourne

    BPsych(Clin), MPsych(Clin), PostGradDip Clin.Sexology

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne CBD
    • Southbank
    Specialised Training
    • Post-graduate professional course in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy,  Research Center of Family and Relational Therapy.
    • Post-graduate Professional Course in Clinical Sexology, University of Pisa.
    • Advanced Course in Eating Disorder at the University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Center IRCFSH.
    • Certificate of Forensic Psychology at the Obiettivo Psicologia.
    Areas of Interest

    Trust, relationship, divorce, couple and family reunification, infidelity, sexual disorders, gender identity, family therapy, family violence, abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, panic attack, grief, loss and traumas.

    Francesco supports his clients by empathising and creating a warm and safe environment with a non-judgemental approach. He helps clients gain insight into their relationship and emotional communication patterns, and in working around all the hidden mechanisms which prevent clients from living a more fulfilled life. He fosters his clients’ necessities and goals, tailoring his method to their needs.

    Francesco is aware of the importance of healthy communication and the role emotions play in relationships. Without effective communication tools and the ability to clearly express emotions, couples and families often face a vast array of difficulties.

    Francesco works with couples in the areas of building trust, navigating divorce, couple and family reunification, same-sex relationship difficulties, infidelity, sexual disorders and violence. He also conducts individual sessions in the following areas: abuse, eating disorders, gender identity stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, panic attacks, grief, loss and traumas.

    Francesco has trained in Italy to become a psychotherapist. After his degree in Clinical Psychology, he completed a post graduate degree in Family Psychotherapy. He has more than 10 years of practice in working with clients experiencing a variety of mental and relational health issues.

    Francesco is currently pursuing a PhD in Telehealth/Digital Health at the University of Melbourne. He has been involved in academia for more than 10 years publishing also several works.

    He loves to diversify his interests in a variety of mental health issues and relationship conditions in order to support his clients in every stage of their lives. Francesco has gained extensive experience in public and private sectors and helps his clients to recover from different mental and relationship issues by harmonising theoretical and clinical understanding.

    Francesco supports couples facing a range of emotional and relationship issues such as communication breakdowns, sexual disorders, loss of trust, parenting styles and extended family issues.

    Francesco has been intensively trained to treat individuals, couples and families. He has had the opportunity to attend The Family and Relationship Therapy Centre which is led by some of the European pioneers of the Systemic Family approach. He stays up-to-date with the ongoing European therapy methodologies, bringing science and new models to his practice.

    Furthermore, Francesco has also completed a post graduate degree in Clinical Sexology.  This allows him to competently work with individuals and couples through a wide range of sexual issues.

    Francesco can also deliver therapy sessions in Italian language (Francesco conduce terapie anche in lingua Italiana).

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 10 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Non-judgmental approach;
    2. Respectful of my clients’ emotional world;
    3. Very focused in finding the mental and/or relationship problem and developing strategies to better support my clients.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Supporting my clients and letting them to feel understood and welcoming in a safe environment where a change is not only an option but a possibility!

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

    As psychotherapist I have worked with many couples and families facing with several marriage problems. We went through emotional disconnection and fractured communication issues which did not allow them to fully enjoy and develop their relationship on different levels. By travelling together in this journey, they had the chance to be aware of their directions and of their choices. They experienced new levels of intimacy and emotional closeness.

    Parking & Accessibility

    CBD: Several parking stations in the vicinity; street parking is 1 hour.

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