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

- Addictions

- 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

Couples Therapy

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:

https://www.gottman.com/about/the-gottman-method/

https://www.gottman.com/about/research/couples/

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Individual Therapy

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.

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Adolescents

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.

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Supervision 

I am an AHPRA registered supervisor. I provide:

  1. General supervision of clinical work for professional development;

  2. Supervision for the Counselling Psychology registrar program (AHPRA);

  3. Supervision of postgraduate counselling and clinical psychology students;

  4. Specific supervision on Gottman Couples Therapy and EMDR/ trauma work

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Melbourne Skype Counselling

Interstate & Internationally

I provide clinical supervision and counselling sessions via Skype

Interstate and Internationally

Skype is time-effective, can be cost-effective and is convenient as you can access counselling or supervision when it suits you. 

For more information please email me: filiawork73@gmail.com

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