Experience Change with
Clinical & Counselling Psychology
Dr Filia Papadimitriou is an AHPRA registered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist/ Supervisor.
She has completed the following:
- Masters of Child and Family Psychology
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
- Masters of Clinical Psychology
Are you struggling with issues related to relationship challenges, marital problems, family issues, trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, or major life transitions? I’m an AHPRA registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist located in Hawthorn, Melbourne with over 20 years of experience. I am passionate about the work I do with my clients, which is evidence based treatment. I am committed to providing clients with support in a safe space, while being able to challenge them in a gentle manner to work towards achieving their goals, healing, developing better self-awareness, and reaching their full potential.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
All About Therapy
Treatment is based on evidence based therapeutic interventions (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-CBT, Schema therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing-EMDR, Interpersonal Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Mindfulness) and a collaborative approach. I assist my clients to better cope with life’s challenges by focusing on their strengths and developing more positive behaviours and thinking patterns. Sessions are based on an initial thorough assessment, are well planned and are focused on client's needs and goals. The aim is to provide clients with effective tools to better manage their lives and achieve their full-potential.
Services I Offer
I have extensive experience in working with adults, adolescents, and couples.
I offer individual and couples sessions.
I am passionate about helping clients with the following issues:
- Mood disorders
- Personality disorders
- Trauma, abuse, attachment issues
- Self-esteem, confidence
- Body image issues
- Marital issues/ divorce/ stepfamilies
- Family, relationship challenges
- IVF and fertility issues
- Adolescent risk behaviours
- Identity issues
- Grief & complex grief
- Work bullying
- Migration, cultural issues
- Life transitions
- Adoption issues
- Sexuality issues
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. My clients know me for having a personable and honest approach, while being able to challenge and provide feedback in a caring and gentle manner. Every client is unique with their own strengths and areas of improvement, and I focus on tailoring my approach to meet each client's needs.
In particular, am passionate about trauma work (EMDR), schema therapy/ CBT, grief work and Mindfulness.
I have been working with adolescents extensively in school environments and private practice. I am passionate in helping young people and their families. Adolescence is such a critical area of development and having people to support and assist them in the best possible way can help young people for life. When working with adolescents I often work in conjunction with their parents and family system if necessary.
If you’re looking for quality couples Therapy sessions with a certified couples therapist I am a Gottman trained couples therapist. I have completed Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of Gottman training and for the last two years I have been undergoing supervision to become a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. I am passionate about this evidence based approach, which is based on over 40 years of scientific research on the behaviour of over 3000 couples.
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship. For more information please refer to:
I am an AHPRA registered supervisor. I provide:
General supervision of clinical work for professional development;
Supervision for the Counselling Psychology registrar program (AHPRA);
Supervision of postgraduate counselling and clinical psychology students;
Specific supervision on Gottman Couples Therapy and EMDR/ trauma work
Telehealth - Videoconferencing
I provide psychological services online as it can be time-effective, cost-effective and is convenient
For more information please email me:
New Patients Welcome
A 55 minute individual session is $220 and a couples session is $250.
Clinical & Counselling Supervision $180
Please discuss with me if you cannot afford these fees
DUE TO COVID -19 PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION
Cancellation fees apply for cancelled sessions with less than 24hrs notice (50% of the full session fee) and the full fee applies for missed appointments without any notice or less than 4hrs notice.
For clients with a GP referral including a Mental Health Treatment Plan, a Medicare rebate of $126.50 can be claimed for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year. This involves a GP review and re-referral after the first 6 sessions.
Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for couples therapy. However, private health funds may provide a rebate for some of the individual/ couples session fee, please check with your fund.
Dr Filia Papadimitriou
142 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122