I am warm and supportive and clients’ regularly tell me that I am easy to talk to, knowledgeable and non-judgemental and that they find it easy to share experiences with me that that have not been able to do previously. As such this helps us get to the core of any issues and to find practical ways to deal with these at a pace that works. Relationships for me are primarily about connection and although Emotionally Focussed Therapy is my ‘go to’ model, I have a a strong relationship education background, e.g. Gottman. have lived abroad, and am experienced in working with couples in all stages of relationship, new, rejuvenating, conflicted or stuck, step and/or blended families.
I am a individual and couples therapist with a special interest in working with couples who are pregnant or have babies/young children. I am also an art therapist and have worked in eco therapy at different locations over the years. I love working with couples and using the EFT approach to support them to stabilise, reflect and reconnect with each other. Of course couples therapy helps the relationship to heal and grow but the added bonus is that it provides each individual the opportunity to heal and grow as well. In this way it is transformative on many levels. The transition to parenthood is a notorious time for issues to arise in relationships and I am passionately committed to supporting couples to navigate this time that is so ripe for deepening bonds and increasing closeness.
Robyn is a Family Therapist and Psychotherapist who works with families, individuals, and couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships. Also facilitates mindfulness-based programmes. Robyn is a child-centred Play Therapist for children experiencing social/emotional difficulties. Clinical Member and Accredited Supervisor with Aust Association of Family Therapy and Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Aust, Member of International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I specialise in same-sex relationship counselling for people who are in monogamous, monogamish, polyamorous or other kinds of relationships. I also have strong expertise in counselling around internalised homophobia/ biphobia and HIV in same sex relationships. I have a Bupa provider number for individuals and couples, who have chosen mid to high extras cover with this private health care insurer, to claim a rebate under mental health services.
Karen works in private practice and specialises in couple therapy. Her doctoral research considered factors that impact on the relationship satisfaction of couples with dependent children, such as their attachment, conflict styles and level of emotional intelligence. Karen was able to identify important therapeutic interventions in order to assist couples to enhance and improve their relationships, particularly whilst they are facing the challenges of parenting dependent children. As a mother of three young adult children, Dr Johnson also brings a wealth of life experience to her understanding of couple and parenting issues. Karen is an internationally certified EFT therapist and a supervisor in training.
Louise is a clinical psychologist based in Williamstown who works with couples and with individuals. Louise works with couples using EFT to deepen understanding and connection. EFT is an approach that validates the longing we have to hold and be held in secure relationships and builds pathways to allow couples to repair and strengthen their bonds.
Helping couples develop a secure and deeply loving connection is a passion of mine. My style is relational, warm, compassionate and trauma informed. I intentionally build a safe, confidential and supportive space for my couples, so they can do the brave work of creating the relationship they both desire. My private practice, RESTORE counselling & family therapy, is in a comfortable setting, and evening & Saturday sessions are available. I am a registered member of Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA) and Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Before becoming a Counsellor I worked as a Registered Nurse. Please check out my website for more information www.restorecft.com.au or call me for a no obligation 15 minute chat.