Carolyn Burns

Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
(03) 6144 6038 Website

Carolyn Burns

Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today

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Does your relationship need renovating? Would you like more intimacy, romance, understanding & appreciation? Perhaps you’re grieving the loss of a once happy relationship & wondering how to get 'back on track'. Closeness with others is at the core of our well-being. Carolyn's specialised training in relationship counselling & 'lived experience' has led many couples towards hope & revitalisation of their relational bond. She offers best practice evidenced-based methods within a deeply caring, empathic & safe space. It's challenging making that 'first step' to ask for support, but relationship distress is common & help within reach.
Convenient online Telehealth counselling for couples & individuals - also offering an approved pre-marital counselling program. Helping you to develop healthy communication, learn to 'actively listen' & make 'repair' after an argument. Together we identify your specific relationship strengths & challenges, then formulate achievable goals.
"No human relation gives one possession in another - every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone." ~ Kahlil Gibran
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  • Cost per Session: $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Mastercard, Visa


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: Master of Counselling / 2014

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Relationships Australia / Specialist Course In Couple Therapy / 2016
  • Certificate: Gottman Institute / Level 1 - Gottman Couples Therapy / 2019
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Relational
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022
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Carolyn Burns

Counsellor, MA, PACFA