Helena Psychologist


Helena Psychologist Canberra

  • Helena

    Registered Psychologist Canberra

    BscPsychology, MPsych, GradDipCounselling

    Hart Centre Certified

    • Deakin, Canberra
    Specialised Training
    • Child Inclusive Family Dispute Resolution training with Dr Jennifer McIntosh
    • EMDR training with the EMDR Institute
    • Relationships Australia: Family Therapy
    • PTSD Clinical Case Management(Australian Centre for Post Traumatic Stress)
    Areas of Interest
    • Prenatal and post natal depression
    • trauma/separation counselling for children
    • ASD partner counselling
    • sexual trauma and impact on relationships
    • senior couples
    • grief and loss/trauma
    • post separation/counselling
    • depression/anxiety and the impact on the relationship
    • narcissistic mothers and daughters
    • understanding Endorphins and the happiness factor
    • disability
    • self-esteem and body image and/or dysmorphia
    • binge eating and unhappy relationship
    • self-harming
    • daughter of alcoholics and impact on relationship
    Described by Hart clients as:
    • Thoughtful
    • Accommodating
    • Very professional
    • Approachable demeanour

    Helena believes in using a strength based approach to help couples find the spark in their relationship which they lost.  She helps to identify what is important and meaningful to each couple and uses this to inspire and motivate positive change in the relationship, while also teaching skills and strategies to help tackle life’s challenges.

    Using an Integrated humanistic framework which is enshrined in the principles of self-empowerment is the overall aim of her therapeutic approach.

    Helena is a clinician experienced in working with a diverse group of clients, including relationship counselling.  She previously worked for NSW Health and NSW Attorney General as a psychologist previously.  Helena holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Psychology (Neuropsychology); a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Graduate Diploma in Counselling which included family therapy. She is also an Accredited EMDR therapist; and is accredited with Medicare as a Pregnancy Support Counsellor.

    Helena is trained in Child Inclusive Mediation through Dr Jennifer McIntosh, and in addition, also has extensive background working in the trauma related field.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    20 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    Communication, empathy and analytical skills.

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

    Positive results. Being instrumental in helping couples reconnect.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552