Couples Counselling Sydney

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  • Couples Therapist Sydney

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

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Enfield, NSW
    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
    • Cross-cultural counselling
    • Pre-marriage counselling
    • Same sex couples
    • Intimacy
    • Young couples
    • Couples with young families
    • Senior couples
    • Extended families/in-laws
    • Affairs
    • Grief and loss/trauma
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Meaning of Life
    • Communication and Conflict resolution
    • Family Counselling (children above 16)
    • Self esteem and Confidence
    • Spirituality

    Lê is a Counsellor with 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 (Couple). Before moving to private practice, Lê worked with Relationships Australia and Uniting Counselling and Mediation (previously Unifam).

    Lê relates her passion for relationship counselling works in this way;  “With couple work, Lê see herself as doing something similar to a Conductor in a symphony orchestra: tuning and retuning musicians and their instruments (the couples, the families) 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, Lê holds 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 wholly shape”. Lê is highly experienced in working with issues around conflict resolution, enhancing communication, listening and intimate connection, trust and respect differences.

    In addition to relationship counselling, Lê 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, Lê also draws from Attachment Theory, Gottman Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.

    Lê 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 warmth environment in sessions.  Lê’s clients referred to these qualities as profound and insightful and connectedness.

    Lê speaks English and Vietnamese and is a Buddhist meditator. She also 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 described me as a counsellor with these qualities: insightful (“you grasp very quickly our dysfuntional dynamics”), mind-visual communication style (“it’s easy to remember your feedback because you talk in metaphors and analogies), 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 the mirror in many different angles to help clients reflect on areas where they want or need to attend to, to bring their life into an 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 (presenting problem) son’s sexual misbehaviour”.  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 changed to “working on building a culturally appropriate marriage and family”.  We worked for another 17 sessions.

    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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