• Dianna

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    MPsych (Counselling); Post GradDipPsych; BSSc

    Hart Centre Certified

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    • Prahran, VIC
    About Dianna

    Dianna is an experienced Counselling Psychologist, Couple Counsellor and Fertility Counsellor in Melbourne. She is passionate about relationship counselling and creates strong connections with her clients through transparency, respect and mutual reciprocal communication. Her clients feel comfortable in the knowledge that they are able to open up about their concerns or issues significantly impacting their relationship in a safe and confidential environment.

    The mutual respect and reciprocal nature of Dianna’s approach allows her to use a variety of evidence based practices and techniques to help her clients get to a place that is healthier and happier through developing respect and understanding. Dianna has helped hundreds of people in this way over the past 20 years.

    Dianna’s passion in helping couples recognise what they are bringing to the relationship and the impact it has on themselves, as well as their partner, is the foundation of her approach. This has seen her help many couples improve their communication, resolve long-standing disagreements, address their fertility needs, develop trust and respect, overcome struggles with sex and intimacy, move through life transitions, navigate family influences or to reconnect.

    In Addition, Dianna’s interest and extensive knowledge in working with romantic relationships is extended to working with family relationships, friendships, relationships at work, small businesses and partnerships. As a registered and qualified Counselling Physiologist she works with individuals and families in successfully helping them to deal with a variety of needs, such as depression, anxiety, loss and grief, anger, narcissism, emotions, fears, indecision, sensitivity and troubles related to work and career.

    Finally, Dianna has led group programs that have helped people to improve their self-awareness, sensitivity, understanding of how they perceive the world, IVF and Fertility. Dianna prefers to collaborate with her clients and engage them in open and honest discussions around their main areas of focus, the duration of the work, how progress will be reviewed, and what success looks like. Dianna’s clients are active participants in the therapeutic process and ultimately, in their own healing beyond the counselling room. Dianna is able to offer face-to face, SKYPE-based and telephone-based meetings.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    20 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    As a highly sensitive person (HSP) I am:

    1. Able to see between what the clients are saying and presenting in session, which enables me to ask open questions about what I am observing or noticing.
    2. Comfortable with conflict in sessions and am able to help clients recognise that continuing with the ways they have always managed will disconnect them as a couple rather than connect them.
    3. Clients have reflected that they like my direct approach, that I am empathic and understanding of their experiences and have a vast knowledge of resources, intervention, strategies, theories, evidence to share with them.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    I have the privilege to hear client’s stories and in them trusting me to help them the best way I can.

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

    A couple trapped in Patriarchy and cultural differences. The couple, the man (Australian) had all the power and the women (Japanese) had none. Helping them navigate their cultural differences and expectations of a couple hoping to become parents through IVF. Explore Attachment injuries, cultural differences, past relationship expectations negatively impact current relationship, reviewing and updating outdated expectations, identifying vulnerabilities, learning a new language of communication, overcoming obstacles in their fertility journey (eg: he had children from previous marriage and did not want more children, she had no children and wanted a child), reviewing old expectations or agreements to help couple move towards a reunited committed future. Outcome: agreed to explore IVF and resulted in a live birth.

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