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Relationship Counselling Melbourne

  • Catherine
    Catherine

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

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

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • EFT foundation and years of EFT oriented supervision and training
    • Janis Spring Workshop on Infidelity
    • Robert Masters Emotional Intimacy Workshop
    • Barry McCarthy Workshop on Sex Therapy
    • ACT with Love Workshop
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Couples Therapy Training with Ellyn Bader
    • EFT foundation course and several years of EFT oriented supervision
    • Supervision and Sex Therapy Training by Sandra Pertot
    Areas of Interest

    The impact of early life experiences on adult relationships including trauma.

    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.

    Parking & Accessibility

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

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  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth

    Provisional Psychologist Melbourne

    B. Psych (UCLA); M.S Couns (CSULB); PhD Candidate (Melb)

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certification
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week course attendee
    Areas of Interest
    • Addiction
    • Adolescents
    • Affairs & infidelity
    • Anxiety
    • Coping with HIV+ and other STI diagnoses
    • Depression
    • Divorce & separation
    • Financial stress
    • Grief & loss
    • Mindful interpersonal communication
    • Parenting
    • Polyamorous couples
    • Pre-marital couples
    • Same-sex couples
    •  Sex reassignment & gender confirmation
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Trauma
    • Young couples

    Elizabeth takes a collaborative, mindful, and individually-tailored approach to therapy, engaging with her clients in a joint effort to resolve personal and interpersonal stressors. Coming from a long line of mental health practitioners in her own family, Elizabeth grew up with a passion for mental wellbeing and an understanding that life often oscillates between periods of balance and imbalance, sometimes requiring extra support.

    Approaching therapy from a holistic point of view, Elizabeth focuses on the mind, body, and sociocultural factors known to affect mental health and relationships. She uses both her clinical and scientific backgrounds to help clients communicate their needs, identify their strengths, and build long-term strategies for well-being. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Elizabeth also offers therapy in Spanish (ofrece terapia en español).

    In 2013, Elizabeth completed a Master’s in Counselling with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy, which included particular emphasis on understanding complex relationship dynamics and effective strategies to assist couples and families through periods of stress.

    Prior to moving to Melbourne in 2015 to begin a Ph.D., Elizabeth worked as a substance abuse counsellor for teens and as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas with couples and adults.

    As a therapist in both public and private sectors, she gained extensive experience supporting both same- and opposite-sex couples in working through communication-style mismatches, infidelity and mistrust, medical stressors such as HIV+ diagnoses, financial stress, and child rearing conflicts.

    In addition, Elizabeth is skilled in supporting clients coping with anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, trauma, and addiction, including conducting regular substance dependent support groups and completing a specialized suicide intervention training (ASIST).

    Since beginning her Ph.D. in 2015, Elizabeth has dedicated herself to researching mindfulness-based treatment interventions and the impact these have on mental health, sleep, and biological markers of stress such as cortisol and inflammation. She has several scientific articles published in leading psychology journals and frequently gives public talks and lectures about the health benefits of psychological treatment interventions.

    As a licensed provisional psychologist, Elizabeth uses evidence-based therapy techniques to help her clients. She draws from Mindfulness, which focuses on staying present to your experiences, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which helps you identify and explore the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions, and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which helps couples have more empathy for each other so they can build deeper connections. Elizabeth also works from an Attachment Theory perspective, which means understanding the type of bond you had with your parents while growing up and how this plays out in your relationships.

    She looks forward to working with you towards restoring balance in your life.

    Parking & Accessibility

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

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  • Emma
    Emma

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

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

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • East Melbourne, VIC
    • Melbourne CBD, 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

    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

    East Melbourne: Wellington Parade has 2 hour parking however Wellington Parade South, entering via Berry Street regularly has plenty of parking. No wheelchair access.

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

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  • Marlena
    Marlena

    Counsellor Melbourne

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

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Melbourne CBD, 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.

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