“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.“ Carl Rogers
Azni has been counselling and coaching clients to manage conflict in work and personal relationships, develop career direction and build leadership skills for 20+ years. In recent years, Azni has been working with young people in university and high school settings providing counselling to manage academic pressure, family relationships, friendships issues, grief and loss,anxiety and depression, and build social confidence.
Azni’s counselling approach involves providing support, a sounding board, helping clarify,and working with clients to reduce distressing symptoms. Azni will help you identify the cause of problems and develop resilience and confidence to address these issues. You will gain a greater awareness of what is important to you, your strengths and values, helping you to establish a clear direction and the confidence to take action.
Azni’s approach is underpinned by the humanistic philosophy which espouses that we all grow in positive ways if provided with supportive conditions. This includes being person centred, showing genuine care, acceptance and empathy so clients are empowered to explore what is important to them. This approach is supported by techniques in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Processes and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Jo is a registered Psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology. She has over seven years’ experience working with adults across a wide range of concerns including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, trauma, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, sleep disorders and pain management.
Jo brings a sense of grounding and warmth to her work with people. Her approach is both optimistic and person-centred, working collaboratively with her clients to establish goals and work towards practical and positive change. She applies an evidence-based approach to address clients’ concerns. Jo is trained in clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapies and Mindfulness techniques.
As an adjunct to individual counselling, Jo has over five years of experience facilitating groups. Additionally, she is a facilitator for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops, providing vital training to health professionals and the general community.
Mark is a registered psychologist with a diverse range of experience in various settings including the community and government sectors and private practice. His experience includes working with clients presenting with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, parenting management, forensic issues, anger management and substance abuse. Mark has extensive experience in private practice using a variety of clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness interventions, Imaginal Exposure and relationship counselling.
Mark is very down-to-earth, accepting and practical. His counselling goal is to help you to overcome obstacles that prevent you from enjoying a richer, fuller, more meaningful life. Mark’s clients report high levels of satisfaction and many of them return to see him every few years as new issues arise.
Mark is registered to provide psychological services under Medicare, Worksafe, TAC, Victims of Crime, Open Place for Forgotten Australians and Department of Veterans Affairs.
Phoebe (she/her) is a registered psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology. Phoebe takes a humanistic-existential approach to her work with clients, understanding that we all face challenges and experience varying degrees of suffering throughout our lives that may prevent us from feeling fulfilled within ourselves, our relationships and the world we live in.
Phoebe strives to provide a safe, trauma-informed and inclusive environment for all clients, and welcomes clients from a wide range of backgrounds, identities and sexual preferences (LGBTIQ+ friendly). Phoebe has experience working with clients who are experiencing symptoms associated with anxiety/panic, depression, OCD, relationship difficulties and breakdowns, grief and loss, stress, trauma- including PTSD and complex trauma and sleep disturbance. Phoebe also has a special interest working with clients who are facing health difficulties such as cancer, reproductive difficulties &conditions, pregnancy loss and chronic pain. As such Phoebe may also assist clients who have concerns about adjusting to body change after surgery, managing the impact of medical treatments, and health related anxiety/ trauma.
To assist clients with managing concerns Phoebe may integrate aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy/ exposure response prevention, mindfulness-self-compassion, acceptance and commitment therapy and schema therapy in accordance with what each client may need. Phoebe accepts clients utilising funding from the better access mental health care plan, chronic disease management plan, victims of crime (VOCAT) and department of veterans affairs (DVA).
My counselling practice and mindfulness meditation teaching began over 20 years ago. Over that time I have worked in a diverse range of settings including family therapy and family support, hospice and palliative care, grief and loss and community health. Most of my work involves assisting with anxiety, depression, and grief and loss.
My approach is eclectic – I have post-graduate training in Rogerian/client centered therapy, loss and grief counselling and Family Therapy; I use mindfulness and mindfulness-based CBT in therapy sessions, and teach mindfulness practices to use outside of therapy to assist with managing stress, difficult emotions and relationships..
Working collaboratively within a bio-psycho-social framework, my experience is that many of the difficulties we encounter in living have multiple causes –there are connections with many other parts and times of our lives. Exploring these connections, how we feel on the inside, and what is happening on the outside, we can find a way through our current difficulties to a place of greater ease and contentment, and start moving forward in life again.
I am happy to talk about my approach to counselling. Feel free to call or email me.
Helen is an experienced Psychologist, providing counselling for individuals across a broad range of presentations. Helen creates a respectful, safe space for her clients to express themselves and explore strategies to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Helen has trained extensively in many treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused/Brief interventions, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Helen is known for her professional and yet warm, down to earth approach, which is client centered and adapted to what works for each individual client. She has completed post graduate training in grief and bereavement and has a particular interest in supporting people with experiences of grief and loss.
James is an experienced psychologist who works with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, relationships, trauma, and related substance use problems. James will work collaboratively with you to assess your particular needs and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. James will offer you an empathetic and non-judgmental space in which to tell your story. His therapeutic practice includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema therapy, mindfulness, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and solution-focused brief therapy.