Franco Psychologist

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Franco Psychologist Melbourne

  • Franco

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    ICF Certified Coach, MPsych (Counselling) MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Elsternwick, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Schema Couples Therapy Certification training
    • Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Couples
    • Compassion based Therapy Training
    • Accredited in a range of Psychometric Tools
    • Arbitration and conflict management training
    • APS practice certificate in sleep psychology
    • International Schema Therapist Accreditation
    • Completing a PhD on Personality Factors that Contribute to Therapy Outcomes
    Areas of Interest
    • Relationship counselling – work with all couples including same sex couples, intimacy, attachment issues.
    • Fertility and pregnancy
    • Grief & loss
    • Anxiety and depression counselling
    • Arbitration and conflict management counselling
    • Personality disorders – narcissistic, borderline type personalities.
    • Bipolar disorder.
    • Sleep disorder

    Franco is a registered psychologist and accredited coach. He has practised as a therapist and work relationship coach for over 10 years, providing individual and couples counselling, and specialised coaching to professionals and executives on managing workplace relationships.

    Franco hasn’t always been a psychologist.  He has worked in a number of significant roles in the Public Sector for over 20 years, initially as an economist and later an Executive for 16 years.

    This experience has given him great insight and understanding of what it is like to be a professional or an executive working in complex roles and managing a range of life, relationships, and workplace challenges. He has experienced what it is like to be a professional or executive who feels stuck in a negative pattern or cycle in their life, work or relationships.

    This personal experience of being in a ‘life funk’ … worried about not performing to others’ expectations … feeling that he is letting down his wife (also an executive) and children … not truly following his own path and true passion.

    This passion is about helping people like him … to improve their life, relationships and work. To find out what makes them tick and figure out what is ‘holding them back’ from achieving their dreams.

    This passion led Franco to pursue his dream of becoming a psychologist helping professionals and executives individually and in couple therapy.

    Building on his successful career as an Executive and training as a coach, Franco decided to pursue his true passion in becoming a psychologist in private practice. He has established a special practice that delivers cutting edge therapy and counselling to executive and professional clients. Through his extensive experience as a psychologist and coach, he has come to understand what works and what doesn’t work in therapy and what leads to lasting change.

    His psychological approach draws inspiration from Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and Karen Horney – famous psychologists in the 20th century – that ‘all problems are interpersonal problems.’ He has witnessed through in his own life and his clients – that our problems are manifested through our relationships with significant people in our personal, education and workplace life. He observes that:

    “In my own life and the life of my clients, I now recognise that individuals present or are confronted with problems that at the root level are in connection to their relationships.”

    Franco’s aim is to help you get to the root cause of the problem and to overcome the hidden roadblocks that have stopped you (as an individual or couple) feeling better and living the life that you want to live. In doing so, you will feel more confident, happy, hopeful and better connected to those around you.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    10 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. I am an experienced relationship therapist that has helped individuals and couples work through what is holding them back. I am committed to improving myself as a therapist in order to help my clients.
    2. My approach is to help clients come to a deep level of self understanding and to identify and work through the root cause of their difficulties
    3. I have significant professional experiences outside of psychology that provides me a greater insight into the challenges faced by professional clients.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Helping my clients – whether as individuals or couples – develop insight, take on steps to change and development new and better ways of relating to others and themselves.

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

    I have recently helped a young couple who were experiencing a significant level of mistrust.  I was able to help the couple understanding their core emotional needs – the woman had a fear of abandonment and lashed out when her partner emotionally withdraw in fear of being hurt. Through the therapy, they understand this relationship chemistry was not working. The approach resulted in the couple better communicating and developing a deeper level of trust. This approach included: 1) bringing insight into the underlying issues of their relationship – linked to childhood unmet emotional need and 2) cognitive and  behavioural strategies to recognise when triggered and act in more adaptive ways.

    Parking & Accessibility

    The location is uniquely placed near public transport (train, tram and buses) and there is ample street car parking.  There is easy access for people with a physical disability.

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