Relationship Counsellor Melbourne

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Relationship counsellor Melbourne

  • Tara

    Couples Counsellor Melbourne

    Dip Coun, MCoun Pysch

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Hawthorn East, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Introduction to Family Therapy – The Bouverie Centre
    • Relational Life Therapy Level 1 Training – Relational Life Institute
    • Gottman Level 1 Training – Relationship Institute Australasia
    • Gottman Level 2 Training – Relationship Institute Australasia
    • Bringing Baby Home Educator Training (Gottman) – Calvary Public Hospital
    • Let’s Talk Infidelity and Trauma (Gottman) – Relationship Institute Australasia
    • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Training – Fundamentals of EFT (30 hrs)
    Areas of Interest
    • Transitioning into parenthood
    • Couples with young families
    • Trust/betrayal
    • Parenting
    • Young couples
    • Grief and loss/trauma
    • Step families

    Tara is a warm, empathetic and authentic counsellor registered with the Australian Counselling Association. She highly values the relationship with her clients, and Tara’s clients would describe her as engaging and relaxed.  She is passionate about working with people to achieve healthy and satisfying relationships and has more than 6 years’ experience working with individuals in crisis, families and couples.

    Tara works with couples using The Gottman method, Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy and Relational Life Therapy.  Furthermore, she draws upon narrative therapy, solution focused and interpersonal therapies models.

    Using an integrative approach Tara can tailor a therapeutic approach to suit her client’s needs.  She doesn’t subscribe to the notion that one gloves fits all and believes her client’s benefit from this individualised approach.

    Tara has a special interest in working with couples who are in crisis: struggling with issues of infidelity, conflict resolution and navigating parenthood.  In addition, Tara has completed specialised training to work with couple’s transitioning into parenthood for the first or subsequent times. Tara also works with couple’s in a proactive manner being relationship coaching or pre-marital therapy.

    Tara believes our important relationships shape the quality of our lives and her goal is always the same: to find ways to strengthen her client’s relationships.  Tara values her client’s input and prefers to work collaboratively with her clients to navigate a way forward.  She understands the benefit in her client’s being actively invested in the therapeutic process and taking charge of their lives and their important relationships.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    6 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Authentic
    2. Approachable
    3. Non-judgement and open
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Witnessing improvements in her client’s relationships.

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

    Working with a couple struggling with volatile and escalated conflict. Helping them to understand what is happening for them during these conflicts, how they developed that pattern and how to change the pattern.  Assisting them to find new ways to engage in conflict that eliminates the hurt and pain they are causing each other and increases connection and love.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Parking: 2 hour parking is available behind the Well which can be accessed from Camberwell Road.  After hours fewer restrictions apply.

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