Couples Therapist Melbourne

  • Couples Therapist Melbourne

    Couples Therapist Melbourne

    Dip. Couns, B.A., M.A, Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne online (currently enrolled – 3rd year)

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Wheelers Hill, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2: Assessment, Intervention, and CoMorbidities
    • Level 1: Fundamentals in Online therapy, Renee McDonald
    • Parent-child interventions during lockdown: Online therapist assisted programs for child conduct problems
    • Mental Health Clinical Practice and Training Standards for the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Australia
    • 2020 Suicide Prevention Summit, Mental Health Academy
    • Trauma Informed Care: Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Post-Traumatic Growth, Mental Health Academy
    • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) – Frank Anderson, MD
    • Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 1 (CCTP): Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
    • The Neurobiology of Attachment, The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM)
    • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: Distance Therapy Training, Joni Gilbertson
    • Forensic Foundations: An Introduction to Working Forensic AOD Clients
    • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Dr Ellyn Bader
    Areas of Interest
    Types of Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    • Attachment-based
    • Choice Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
    • Compassion Focused
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Eclectic
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Existential
    • Family / Marital
    • Gottman Method
    • Humanistic
    • Integrative
    • Interpersonal
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Multicultural
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Person-Centred
    • Positive Psychology
    • Psychodynamic
    • Psychoeducation
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Somatic
    • Strength-Based
    • Trauma Focused
    About Psychologist

    This Hart therapist is passionate about helping clients understand emotions better and accept their presence within themselves. This paves the way for increased awareness of how emotions can influence behaviours and relationships. She enables clients to understand underlying issues and reflect on their patterns of thinking and approaching situations. She is skilled at supporting clients to identify doubts, see different perspectives of their situation, make decisions that work the best for them and implement strategies to achieve their goals.

    This Hart therapist works from a person-centred approach, which means that everyone has the resources to resolve the challenges they face. She helps her clients develop skills that will empower them to address conflicts better. She believes emotional growth results in a healthy way of thinking, which leads to healthier relationships. She works with individuals, couples and families from different cultural backgrounds. She has lived experience of stress, anxiety and low self-worth. She also has experience of moving to a new environment and successfully adapting in the community. This gives her a unique insight into the experiences of individuals from diverse cultures.

    She will work with you in a caring and compassionate manner to help you explore your inner strength, so you feel stronger and more powerful. If you are facing uncertainties and challenges in your life, she will travel with you to meet you where you are in your life to understand how you see the world. She believes that you have the resources that are unique to you.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Culturally diverse, warm and engages well
    2. Lived experience of anxiety, stress & low self-worth
    3. Lived experience of adapting to different cultural environments
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The ability to join clients at the stage where they find themselves at and being able to travel with them to their desired destination. When I support clients to work on their fears so they can better understand their feelings and needs. It is very gratifying when clients feel that they are able to make space for their emotions while moving in the direction that makes the most sense to them.

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

    1. An elderly retired couple in their late 60s, where the husband had an affair for several years which the wife had just found out when they came to see me. The wife wasn’t sure what she wanted and if she even wanted to be in the marriage. The husband was apologetic and wanted to work on their relationship. They saw me for over a year and at the end, they were happy being with each other. They knew that there was no resolution to what had happened but were ready to embrace each other’s pain and vulnerabilities. They found their lost friendship that helped them heal.

    2. A couple who was on the verge of separating when they came to counselling as the last attempt to understand how things changed in their relationship. After intensive work with both, they resolved the underlying issues. They were able to move past the point of separation the second time and rediscovered their love for each other.

    Parking & Accessibility

    The consultation room is located inside the Wheelers Hill shopping centre with a bus stop outside the premises. Parking is available – 1 hour in front of the office, 2 hours in front of the shopping centre and 3 hours up near Woolworths.


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