Christina Pitter

Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Verified by Psychology Today
(02) 4504 0245

Christina Pitter

Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Yellow Door Counselling
134 Nicholson Street
Coburg, VIC 3058
(02) 4504 0245
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Preston, VIC 3072
(02) 4504 0245
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About

Christina has 20 years experience as a mental health social worker and psychotherapist. She works with people whose lives have been affected by childhood & adult trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family violence, and the impact of identity, family, ethnic and cultural issues on mental health. She has a special interest in supporting clients with chronic and physical health and disability issues. Christina hopes that through therapy, people can develop a greater awareness of their emotions, thoughts, strengths and goals and an overall improvement in their wellbeing and relationships with others.
Christina has studied meditation & mindfulness-based therapies, self-compassion therapy and non-violent communication. She has worked at the Centre Against Sexual Assault, Women’s Social Support Services (RWH), Pregnancy Advisory Services, the Foundation for Torture and Trauma and as a fertility counsellor with individuals and couples.
In her counselling practice, Christina uses strength-based and self-empowerment frameworks including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, experiential and somatic therapies and coaching. She works carefully with clients to achieve the best solutions and goals.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Member
  • Training: Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters in / 2000

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Manchester, UK / Bachelor of Art / 1986
  • Degree: La Trobe University / Master of Counselling

Location

Yellow Door Counselling
134 Nicholson Street
Coburg, VIC 3058
(02) 4504 0245
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Preston, VIC 3072
(02) 4504 0245
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centred
  • Process Experiential Emotion Focus Therapy(PEEFT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020
Christina Pitter

Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW