Selena has been providing clinical psychology for over 6 years. She is very interested to work with individuals, couples, and families to improve relationships. She has worked with couples to address infidelities and emotional affairs, to discuss intimacy problems due to having young children or following sexual assault, and to improve emotional closeness following many years of “stale relationship”.
Selena became interested in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy approach through her training in Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical) in Murdoch University.
She explores attachment styles during childhood and its impact on intimate relationships in adulthood. In therapy, Selena will discuss significant life events and childhood experiences to understand their influence on individuals’ coping mechanism and relational styles.
Through their therapeutic journey with Selena, clients can gain better insight into their personal drives and triggers, and recognise their emotional needs underlying their communication styles with their partner. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is for couples to be more honest and open when communicating with each other. Selena believes that everybody has their own story, and will actively listen to each client’s perspective, without judgment or taking sides in session. She is highly flexible and will customise therapy based on the needs of her clients. She perceives herself as a facilitator rather than an authority figure, and enjoys engaging her clients in a collaborative manner to achieve the best outcome.