Alexander J Karkar

Psychotherapist, PACFA

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Alexander J Karkar

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

62 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
(03) 6146 1675
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon While I'm continuing to conduct sessions in person, I'm also providing counselling and psychoanalysis over phone or telehealth.

About

My approach to treatment takes its direction from experience, both in the lived sense and specifically in terms of psychoanalysis (having undergone an analysis and formation as an analyst). My practice pays particularly close attention to the person him or herself, the dynamic cultivated in the session, and am far less interested in peripheral issues such as diagnosis.
Formally I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, working both in private practice and the public mental health and addiction sectors. Privately I work with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families experiencing a range other, more extensive issues.
A psychoanalysis will look at the uncertainties which unsettle one's sense of self, one's place in the world and family, as well as one's sexuality, gender, and cultural identity - all ultimately through the lens of an experience.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Bupa
Each person's situation is unique, and therefore I negotiate my fees on an individual basis.
Email me or call (03) 6146 1675 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: Psychology (BA, Hons); Counselling (M. Couns); Psychoanalysis (FSM)

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: The Freudian School of Melbourne / School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis / 2012

Endorsements

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Location

62 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
(03) 6146 1675
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Gender
  • Hoarding
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022
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Alexander J Karkar

Psychotherapist, PACFA