Coburg Registered Counsellor

  • Registered Counsellor Coburg.

    Gillian

    Registered Counsellor, Melbourne

    M.C.

    She/Her/Hers.

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    LOCATIONS
    • Coburg, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Specialist Course in Integrative Couples Therapy – Relationships Australia
    • Master of Counselling specialising in Couples – Swinburne University
    Areas of Interest
    • Betrayal and infidelity
    • Cross-cultural relationships
    • LGBTIQA+
    • Identity and sexuality questions
    • Polyamorous relationships and non-monogamy
    • Parenting concerns
    • Emotional distance
    • Communication difficulties
    • Sex and intimacy issues
    • Separation
    • Forming new relationships
    • Early relationship issues and patterns
    Types of Therapy
    • Attachment-based
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Family Systems
    • Gottman Method
    • Humanistic
    • Integrative
    • Multicultural
    • Person-Centred Therapy (Client-Centred / Rogerian Psychotherapy)
    • Psychoeducation
    • Trauma Informed
    About Therapist

    Gillian has a Masters Degree in Counselling specialising in couples and relationships. She is experienced in working with couples, individuals, LGBTIQA+, cross cultural, and polyamorous relationships to increase emotional connection and relationship satisfaction.

    Gillian supports folks to de-escalate their relationship conflict, gain insight into what is keeping them stuck in their problematic patterns, use strategies to avoid escalating relationship distress, enhance deep connection, and increase sexual intimacy.

    Gillian began her career at Relationships Australia where she worked with people facing infidelity, parenting concerns, emotional distance, communication difficulties, sex and intimacy issues, identity and sexuality questions, separation, and forming new relationships. She also practiced at the Melbourne Specialist Relationship Counselling Clinic.

    Gillian has an energetic and warm approach to counselling. She uses a combination of therapeutic approaches such as emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, Gottman, and neuroscience to create an individualized approach for each relationship.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Couple counselling is a vulnerable time that can feel very serious. I use a down to earth approach to sessions, using humour and warmth to help parties feel at ease, and to embark on the counselling journey as a team.
    2. Integrated approach to couples counselling, where I work with the unique relationship in front of me, rather than trying to get the client to fit into a specific framework.
    3. Cross cultural lived experience and am part of the LGBTIQA+ community, allowing me to understand nuances in various situations without explicit explanations required from the client.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Walking along side couples who you can see taking accountability and getting vulnerable together. When you get to witness them softening towards each other, getting to know each other better and growing in their connection.

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

    A couple that wanted to stay together after one of the partners had an affair. I worked with them through some steps of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to re-establish a safe and secure bond. I saw them grow stronger together and more committed than before.

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