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Relationship Counselling Perth

  • Valda
    Valda

    Clinical Psychologist Perth

    B Psych, Post Grad Dip Reichian Therapy, Post Grad Dip Psychodrama, Certified Mediator, Cert 4 Training & Assess, MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Heathridge, Perth, WA
    • North Perth, WA
    Specialised Training
    • Schema Therapy for individuals, couples and groups.
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Men in Therapy by David Wexler
    • EFT & Affairs by Jenny Fitzgerald
    • Integrating Sexual Issues into Couples Therapy by Barry McCarthy
    • Gottman Training Level 1 by John Gottman
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills and Strategies, Tony Attwood
    Areas of Interest

    Same-sex couples, sexuality/sexual orientation issues, and sex therapy for individuals and couples (e.g. mismatched libido, porn use, ED issues).

    Valda is a registered clinical psychologist and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.  She has more than 20 years experience as an individual, couple and group therapist, and is also a certified family mediator. Having been born and raised in Brazil, she also speaks Portuguese.

    Valda works with individuals, couples and groups in both long and short-term psychotherapy and counselling. Her therapeutic style follows an integrative approach, drawing from diverse theories according to each clients’ needs or preferences. These include: schema therapy,cognitive behavioural, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, client centred, psychodrama, and psychodynamic approaches.

    Relationship counselling is one of Valda’s passions.  She has extensive experience working with couples in distress, including same-sex couples and cross-cultural relationships. Her areas of interest and expertise include: sexuality issues, affairs or other breaches of trust, porn overuse and other compulsive behaviours, narcissism in relationships, conflict and anger management, stress, trauma, and grief. Valda also assists couples who are planning cohabitation or marriage, blending families, or considering a separation or divorce.

    Creating a safe environment, where individual and cultural differences are valued and confidentiality is taken seriously, is central to Valda’s approach.  She enjoys helping clients solve problems and develop the full potential of their relationships.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    More than 20.

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

    Warmth, authenticity, balance between support and challenge.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Seeing couples digging deeper and finding themselves and each other again, overcoming their distress, learning not only how to resolve their conflicts together but transforming their relationship into a more authentic and satisfying partnership.

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

    There are many examples, but one that comes to mind is the couple who were stuck in a longstanding, very negative spiral of blame and disconnection around their different sexual needs. I helped them deepen their conversations, increase their knowledge of themselves, each other and their conflict, and resolve their differences in a caring and satisfying way.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Heathridge: plenty of free street parking (please avoid parking on the driveway).

    North Perth: free short-term street parking at the front or around the office building; at busy times for the cafes nearby clients may need to park out a little further.

    No wheelchair access.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552