Couples Counsellor

  • Couples Counsellor Redcliffe

    Couples Counsellor Redcliffe

    M. Couns., B. Psych, MA Eng. Langu. Ed., Hons. AELS

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Redcliffe, QLD
    Specialised Training
    • Level 1 Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy – The Gottman Institute (June 2021)
    • Identifying the Attachment – Related Emotions that Cause Disconnection – Sue Johnson | The Professional Development People (PDP) (June 2022)
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy Master Class: The Essentials of EFT in Action – Sue Johnson | The Professional Development People (PDP) (July 2022)
    • Janina Fisher’s Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training; Level 1 (CCTP) – “Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma”
    • Janina Fisher’s Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training; Level 2 (CCTP) – “Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders”
    • “The Nature of Trauma” by Jane Valentine, Grief Centre
    • “Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing” by Janina Fisher, PESI
    • “Intensive Course in Trauma-informed Practice: Treating Complex PTSD” by Christiane Sanderson, PESI
    Areas of Interest
    • Couples
    Types of Therapy
    • Couples therapy (with a systemic, relational and systems foundation)
    About Psychologist

    This Hart therapist will work on either individual or couples’ counseling sessions. She likes to build a relationship that is collaborative, flexible, and valuable.

    The relationship between this therapist and couples won’t be founded on a set of preconceived ideas or judgments. She will set out with the couples to fully explore their concerns and needs and respond to them in ways that acknowledge their uniqueness, values, and background. She will draw on her experience, skills, and intuition, as well as their strengths, perspectives, and experiences, to work towards achieving their goals.

    She has conducted research, completed extra training, and has experience working with ADHD and trauma.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Highly committed to clients and passionate about my collaboration with them
    2. Insightful, flexible, reflective and responsive in my clinical approach
    3. Non-judgemental, empathic and curious
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Being a counsellor is like having an intricate personal puzzle to piece together – it’s intriguing and challenging and so gratifying when you support people to make sense of the pieces and discover the whole picture.

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

    I worked with a couple who were struggling to discuss important issues calmly and interact positively with one another’s families. They were caught between two cultures and had to negotiate high-powered jobs and a busy family life. Neither of them felt safe to be vulnerable with one another and address issues relating to grief and loss that had hurt them both in the past. I supported them to think more relationally and engage in “safe talk” so they could listen to one another without interjection or defence, and validate one another without compromising their own values. They rediscovered what they adored about one another and realised just what an incredible team they could be, when they stepped out of their adaptive child modes and into their wise adult ways of being together.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552