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  • Angelica
    Angelica

    Clinical Psychologist Sydney

    B Psych (Hons) M Clin Psych, MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Mona Vale, Sydney, NSW
    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Transformation through Intimacy by Robert and Dianne Masters
    • Men in Therapy by David Wexler
    • EFT & Affairs by Jenny Fitzgerald
    • Integrating Sexual Issues into Couples Therapy by Barry McCarthy
    • For better or for worse? Relationship Therapy with Difficult Couples by Bruce Steves
    • Creating Therapeutic Excellence in Relationship Therapy by The Hart Centre
    • EFT training – by Jenny Fitzgerald, Kathryn Rheem and Jennifer Olden and Veronica Kallos-Lilly
    • Transactional Analysis certified training
    • AISHM conference by AU Institute of Sexual Health Medicine
    • Supervisor trained registered with APRHA
    • Domestic violence response training  by Lifeline
    • Schema therapy training by Chris Hayes and Chris Lee
    • Working with trauma ad narcissism in couples therapy by Terry Real
    • Trauma training ‘the body keeps the score” by Bessel van der Kolk
    • Love, Sex & Power by Esther Perel
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills and Strategies, Tony Attwood

    Angelica is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who specialises in Relationship Counselling in Sydney. Her specialities include treating people with marriage and relationship difficulties, intimacy and sexual issues.

    Angelica is also interested in helping people with low self-esteem, childhood trauma, and personality difficulties.

    As a wife and mother of two children, Angelica encourages self-acceptance and self-compassion towards a more meaningful and satisfying life. She uses a warm, professional, and committed approach to her clients.

    In addition to her 12 year’s experience in the public and private sectors, Angelica is a published researcher, has presented at many conferences, and supervised intern psychologists.

    Angelica’s couples are encouraged to use homework exercises she provides to actively engage with one another to increase the benefits of therapy work. She regularly suggests specific exercises, books, readings, games etc.

    Angelica is available for appointments relating to relationship and marriage counselling in Sydney, pre-marriage counselling, sexual difficulties, problematic pornography use, anger management, narcissism, and phone and skype appointments.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 16 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. easy to connect to which facilitates the therapeutic relationship fundamental to good outcomes
    2. present approach providing authentic, deeper, richer connection
    3. additional training in relationship and couple therapy
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    It is the fact that I am always exchanging with my clients. I feel honoured to be at times the first person they opened up about a serious trauma or something they feel very ashamed of . I feel enlighten by their growth and how they teach me how to be a better human myself.

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

    A couple discovering that love can feel different, have specific individual meaning. There is great emotional maturity that comes from this understanding. Deeper emotional connection requires respect and appreciation both sources of comfort and security – all that humans wish for.

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  • Dearne
    Dearne

    Registered Counsellor Sydney

    Diploma in Counselling (AIPC)

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Mona Vale, Sydney, NSW
    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Transformation through Intimacy by Robert and Dianne Masters
    • Men in Therapy by David Wexler
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre

    Dearne provides Marriage Counselling in Sydney and has a diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors along with being trained through Lifeline in the development of complex counselling skills. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and participates in reflective individual and peer clinical supervision on a regular basis.

    Dearne uses different therapeutic approaches depending on the individual’s needs.  These include: Person Centred, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused and Transactional Analysis.

    In addition to her special interest in relationship counselling, her experience in private practice includes supporting people in crisis or at risk, as well as their families and friends, treatment of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, pregnancy issues & post and antenatal depression.

    Dearne has a very supportive and caring nature and sees clients from the Mona Vale Office.  She provides sydney relationship counselling, as well as pre-marriage counselling, anger management, porn addiction and narcissism counselling.

     

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    I’m now into my 7th year as a counsellor

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Intuition & Life Experience – In my own life I have been through many challenges and this allows me to much better understand and empathise with clients are what they are going through.
    2. The ability to create a safe and empathetic space for people, allowing them to explore their world and the real reasons for what’s happening in their lives and why.
    3. I participate in ongoing training and education in my field both in Australia and overseas so I always have access to the world’s best resources and methods to help my clients.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Watching individuals & couples grow emotionally and find ways to make the changes in their lives that then let them recover from the problems they’ve been facing. This emotional growth often lets them establish much better communication and create a healthier relationship. Importantly it leaves them equipped to deal with future issues as they arise in life.

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

    I have been seeing a couple recently who had not been physically intimate for more than 2 years. We have been working through the issues that have been blocking the intimacy as part of their relationship. They are now at a stage where the intimacy has returned and they are connected again in a healthy relationship.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552