Christina David

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2

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Christina David

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2

Verified by Psychology Today

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About

Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
I use trauma informed and strengths-based approaches. My specialty is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the Gottman method of relationship counselling. I also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT), positive behaviour support interventions, a systemic and compassion focussed approach.
I believe one’s life is dynamic. The challenges faced by participants need not be lifelong and mistakes should not become a life sentence. Upholding the participants’ right to self determination, I make allowance for their dignity of risk while maintaining an ethical duty of care. I consider it a sacred privilege to share in a fellow human being’s journey.
Christina David
“Hello & Welcome :-) I would love to walk with you on your unique life journey, by your side. This is my therapeutic space. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 2 Member
  • Training: Master of Counselling (Monash) / 2019

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CBT Australia / Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) & MI (Motivational Interviewing) / 2020
  • Diploma: CIRP / Child and Adolescent Psychology / 2013
Specialties
  • Autism
  • Divorce
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Sinhala and Sinhalese
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Deaf Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic (NLP)
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Christina David

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2