Southbank (Freshwater Pl)


Relationship Counselling Melbourne

  • Emma

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    Grad Dip Psychotherapy, Postgrad Dip Psych, B Sc, Cert IV Training and Assessment

    Hart Centre Certified

    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    • Southbank, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Developmental Model – Level 1 by Couples Institute
    • Schema Therapy for couples (with a focus on affairs) by Professor Bruce A Stevens
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    Areas of Interest
    • Pregnancy
    • Same sex couples
    • Young couples
    • Couples with young families
    • Affairs
    • Couples in business
    • Grief and loss/trauma
    • Anxiety, depression
    • Addictions
    Described by Hart clients as:
    • A voice of reason
    • Very rational
    • Non-judgemental
    • Insightful
    • Extremely helpful

    Emma is a registered Psychologist in Melbourne with a strong interest in relationship counselling.  She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and has experience in private, not for profit and public sectors, working in both acute management and long-term treatment settings.

    Emma has developed the skills to provide a client-centred approach that involves education, collaboration, and evidence-based interventions to assist with fostering more desirable and satisfying relationships.  Over the years, Emma has worked with couples that have experienced communication difficulties, infidelity, imbalances in power, issues with extended family, life transitional difficulties and conflicting ideas on matters such as child rearing, lifestyle differences and finances.

    Emma has a particularly strong interest in both individual and relationship counselling and is passionate about assisting couples become more adaptive by helping each person understand the other’s needs, improving communication styles, practicing conflict resolution and assertiveness skills and promoting strengths within the relationship.

    Emma currently manages her own allied health practice and embraces a holistic approach to mental wellness. Emma is available for consultation after hours and welcomes face-to-face counselling as well as telephone and Skype counselling.

    Parking & Accessibility

    CBD: Several parking stations in the vicinity; street parking is 1 hour.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Marlena

    Counsellor Melbourne

    Fully registered AMHSW, BSW, PostGrad Dip Edu, M Econ.

    Hart Centre Certified

    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    • Southbank, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Specialised Training – 6 month training in Couples Therapy by Relationship Australia.
    • A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) by Stan Tatkin
    • Collaborative Couple Therapy – Turning Fights into Intimate Conversations by Dan Wile
    • Congruence Couples Therapy training by Bonnie Lee
    • The Intersystem Approach to Couples Therapy- An integrative Perspective by Gerald Weeks
    • Narrative Therapy for relationship counselling by Bouverie
    • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma survivors by Diana Fisher
    • Psychosomatic Therapy workshop by  Pat Ogden
    • Internal Family Systems Workshop by Simon D’Orsonga
    • Acceptance Commitment Therapy by Russ Harris
    • Mindful Self-Compassion by John Julian
    • Trauma Counselling – Restoring ruptured bonds by Bouverie
    • Motivational Interviewing by Helen Mentha
    • Depression, Anxiety and the Brain ( 10 Best ever treatment techniques) by Margaret Wehrenberg
    • Devotion and Desire – Psychodynamic approach; workshop with Deborah Luepnitz
    • Loss and Grief by Christopher Hall
    • Settling the Unsettled: Integrating Therapeutic Approaches to Depression and Anxiety Disorders, by Jeffrey Zeig
    • Applying Counselling and Therapeutic skills – Addictions Training
    Areas of Interest
    • Addictions
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Grief and loss / trauma
    • Self esteem
    • Parenting issues
    • Same sex couples
    • Young couples
    • Couples with young children
    • Senior couples
    • Extended families / in-laws
    • Affairs
    • Bi-polar

    Marlena has a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental therapy approach, which she uses to create a safe and supportive space for you heal your relationship. She feels honoured when her clients share their sensitive and vulnerable parts of themselves as they work towards healing their relationships.

    With her authentic, curious, and gentle challenging style, Marlena encourages healing, relationship repair, and growth.

    Marlena finds great pleasure in working with couples. Her personal and professional journey of healing and growth has shown her how essential healthy relationships are to our happiness and wellbeing.

    She believes that we all get a bit stacked at times and require support. Marlena recognises that relationships are complex and can bring both joy and hurt; and that it is through relationships that we heal, grow, and live satisfying lives.

    With over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, Marlena has the expertise to help you heal.

    She has been trained and worked with a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based techniques, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

    Choosing approaches uniquely suited to you and your concerns, Marlena will help you solve your problems whether you are an individual or a couple. She uses whichever techniques are most likely to bring you a more rewarding relationship and a happier life.

    In addition to helping individuals and couples resolve relationship issues, Marlena has worked intensively with issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, various addictive behaviours, including problematic gambling, eating disorders, grief and loss, mental health, abuse, self esteem, stigma, and parenting difficulties.

    Marlena is bilingual and can counsel in both English and Polish and is a registered Medicare Provider.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Several parking stations in the vicinity; street parking is 1 hour.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552