Melbourne CBD

  • Emma

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

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

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    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    • Southbank, VIC
    About Emma

    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.

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  • Francesco

    Couples Psychotherapist Melbourne

    BPsych(Clin), MPsych(Clin), PostGradDip Clin.Sexology

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    • Melbourne CBD
    About Francesco

    Francesco supports his clients by empathising and creating a warm and safe environment with a non-judgemental approach. He helps clients gain insight into their relationship and emotional communication patterns, and in working around all the hidden mechanisms which prevent clients from living a more fulfilled life. He fosters his clients’ necessities and goals, tailoring his method to their needs.

    Francesco is aware of the importance of healthy communication and the role emotions play in relationships. Without effective communication tools and the ability to clearly express emotions, couples and families often face a vast array of difficulties.

    Francesco works with couples in the areas of building trust, navigating divorce, couple and family reunification, same-sex relationship difficulties, infidelity, sexual disorders and violence. He also conducts individual sessions in the following areas: abuse, eating disorders, gender identity stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, panic attacks, grief, loss and traumas.

    Francesco has trained in Italy to become a psychotherapist. After his degree in Clinical Psychology, he completed a post graduate degree in Family Psychotherapy. He has more than 10 years of practice in working with clients experiencing a variety of mental and relational health issues.

    Francesco is currently pursuing a PhD in Telehealth/Digital Health at the University of Melbourne. He has been involved in academia for more than 10 years publishing also several works.

    He loves to diversify his interests in a variety of mental health issues and relationship conditions in order to support his clients in every stage of their lives. Francesco has gained extensive experience in public and private sectors and helps his clients to recover from different mental and relationship issues by harmonising theoretical and clinical understanding.

    Francesco supports couples facing a range of emotional and relationship issues such as communication breakdowns, sexual disorders, loss of trust, parenting styles and extended family issues.

    Francesco has been intensively trained to treat individuals, couples and families. He has had the opportunity to attend The Family and Relationship Therapy Centre which is led by some of the European pioneers of the Systemic Family approach. He stays up-to-date with the ongoing European therapy methodologies, bringing science and new models to his practice.

    Furthermore, Francesco has also completed a post graduate degree in Clinical Sexology.  This allows him to competently work with individuals and couples through a wide range of sexual issues.

    Francesco can also deliver therapy sessions in Italian language (Francesco conduce terapie anche in lingua Italiana).

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 10 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Non-judgmental approach;
    2. Respectful of my clients’ emotional world;
    3. Very focused in finding the mental and/or relationship problem and developing strategies to better support my clients.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Supporting my clients and letting them to feel understood and welcoming in a safe environment where a change is not only an option but a possibility!

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

    As psychotherapist I have worked with many couples and families facing with several marriage problems. We went through emotional disconnection and fractured communication issues which did not allow them to fully enjoy and develop their relationship on different levels. By travelling together in this journey, they had the chance to be aware of their directions and of their choices. They experienced new levels of intimacy and emotional closeness.

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  • Marlena

    Counsellor Melbourne

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

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    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    • Southbank, VIC
    About Marlena

    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.

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  • Catherine

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    BA, MA, Post Grad App Psych, M Psych, M Crim, MAPS,

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    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    About Catherine

    Catherine feels it is a privilege to be a psychologist and support people during important and challenging times in their lives.  She finds the richness of the connection that she shares with clients extremely rewarding. It’s a pleasure seeing people grow and develop.

    Most of the people she sees as a psychologist are struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues. Often if you are having difficulties in one of these areas, you may also experience problems on another of these areas as well. This is because these problems are usually related, often resulting from past traumatic or painful events in your life.

    Regardless of how much pain you are in and how troubled your relationship is, as your couples counsellor, Catherine is committed to helping you improve your relationship.  Couples therapy with Catherine goes beyond “damage control”, she will help you grow as individuals as well as a couple.

    If you are like most couples that come to see Catherine for couples or marriage counselling, you can most likely relate to some of the following:  you are not communicating effectively, left feeling frustrated and distressed; trust has vanished from your relationship; stress due to children, work, finances, family pressures or illness is damaging your relationship; one or both of you have contemplated or threatened to leave the relationship; you or your partner has had an affair and you are either reeling in feelings of betrayal, riddled with guilt for what you have done, and/or unsure of how and if you can repair the damage; sexual difficulties like mismatched libidos or erectile dysfunction make you feel unwanted, inadequate and disconnected; one or both of you has had a difficult personal history that makes your relationship dynamic more challenging (e.g. childhood trauma, difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or mental illness).

    Catherine is also available for appointments for Pre-Marriage Counselling, Narcissism, Anger Management, Porn Addiction, and is available for phone and skype appointments.

    Catherine has learned that regardless of how stuck and discouraged you feel, there is always a way to overcome your problems. As a counselling psychologist, she provides a unique balance of intellectual and analytical understanding with a deep capacity for empathy. As a result of growing up in Switzerland and studying in Germany, she also is able to do therapy in German.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    24 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Safe, respectful environment.
    2. Ability to quickly and clearly conceptualised problems and outline paths forwards.
    3. Extensive education and training as well as all the knowledge and learnings that come from my clients sharing their inner world with me; my clients continue to teach me and I truly thank them for this.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    See my clients find hope and understanding of how to be better partners for each other; thus to see my clients feel more connected and less alone in their relationships.

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

    Several couples came to see as a result of a crisis which nearly meant the end of a 20+ years relationship. Working together they discovered a level of emotional intimacy that was a new experience for them, and they now experience a new level of closeness and passion and excitement about being together.

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