Couples Counselling Sydney

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    Couples Therapist Sydney

    B. Couns and Human Change, Grad Dip Relationships Systemic Therapy (Couple)

    Hart Centre Certified

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    LOCATIONS
    • Enfield, NSW
    Accepted Insurance Funds
    • Medibank Private
    • Bupa
    • St Luke’s Health
    • Police Health
    • GMHBA
    • Westfund
    • Emergency Services Health
    • Phoenix Health
    • CUA Health
    • AIA Health
    • Teachers Union Health
    • AHM
    • HCF
    Specialised Training

    Couples Therapy:

    • Systemic relationship dynamics (Relationships Institute)
    • Emotional Focused Couple Therapy (by Jenny Fitzgerald)
    • Affairs (Gottman)
    • Pre-Marital Enrichment Counselling (Prepare-Enrich, Australia)
    • Working Therapeutically with Separated/Divorced Families and Children (Institute of Family Therapy)
    • Advanced Family Systemic Therapy (Institute of Family Therapy)
    • Family constellations
    • Family-of-Origin dynamics

    Individual Therapy:

    • Internal Family System
    • Voice dialogue
    • Wisdom of the Body
    • Mindfulness
    • Sandplay Training
    • Focusing: Enhancing the Body Mind Connection in Therapy
    Areas of Interest
    • Couples (particularly cross-cultural couples, same sex couples, young couples, couples with young families, senior couples)
    • Cross-cultural counselling
    • Pre-marriage counselling
    • Developmental growth couples counselling
    • Separation/Divorce counselling
    • Intimacy
    • Extended families/in-laws
    • Blended families
    • Affairs
    • Grief and loss/trauma
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Meaning of Life
    • Communication and Conflict resolution
    • Family Counselling (children above 16)
    • Self esteem and Confidence
    • Spirituality
    Types of Therapy
    • Attachment-based
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Multicultural
    • Sandplay
    About Therapist

    This Hart Counsellor has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She holds a Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change, and a Graduate Diploma in Relationships Systemic Therapy (Couples). Before moving to private practice, she worked with Relationships Australia and Uniting Counselling and Mediation (previously Unifam). She specialises in a range of areas including cross-cultural counselling and couples, meaning of life, spirituality and self-esteem and confidence. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches to suit the client’s needs, including Attachment-Based, Emotionally Focused and Mindfulness-based therapy.

    She is highly experienced in working with issues around conflict resolution, enhancing communication and listening, intimate connection, building and repairing trust, and respect differences.

    In addition to relationship counselling, this Hart counsellor works with clients to address a range of concerns including self-esteem, depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, anger management and cross-cultural issues. Whilst she primarily works from a Systemic and Client-Centred approach, she also draws from Attachment Theory, Gottman Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.

    She views counselling as a collaborative process between clients and herself as a therapist.  She recognises that clients come to counselling from diverse life experiences and acknowledges their uniqueness.  The attuned pacing process, at times slow, at times faster, like a dance, creates a safe, trusting and warm environment in sessions.

    She is a Buddhist meditator and holds a Mindfulness Meditation Certificate.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 18 years.

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

    Clients have described these qualities:

    1. Insightful (“you quickly grasp dysfunctional dynamics”)
    2. Mind-visual communication style (“it’s easy to remember your feedback because you use great metaphors and analogies)
    3. Calm and neutral (both partners felt heard and attended to equally)
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    With couple work, I see myself as doing something similar to a Conductor in a symphony orchestra: tuning and retuning musicians and their instruments to the love of their music, sometimes subtle, and other times more direct when they haven’t practiced for a long time.

    With individual work, I hold a mirror in many different angles for clients to reflect on areas where they want or need to attend to, to bring their life into a peaceful and easeful whole.

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

    An interracial couple (with 2 children) who considered separation/divorce because of “the son’s sexual misbehaviour” (presenting problem).  The work brought up multiple un-addressed issues: 3 generational household, boundaries (who are the parents of the son), gender, sexuality and puberty education (brother and sister), couple relationship versus parenting relationship, and cross-cultural beliefs and values.  After three sessions, their presenting problem had changed to “working on building a culturally appropriate marriage and family”.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Street parking is readily available.

    The office can also be easily reached by public transport from either Strathfield or Burwood train stations and shopping hubs.

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