Emma van Daal

Psychotherapist, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
(03) 7500 5059 Website

Emma van Daal

Psychotherapist, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Melbourne Play Studio
264 St Kilda Rd
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
(03) 7500 5059
Offers online therapy

About

Passionate about the mental health and emotional wellbeing of infants, children, and women living with the effects of trauma, disability or mental health diversity, I work gently and honour the intrinsic capacities of all clients. Clients can expect collaboration and child/client-centred practice emphasising relational attunement, compassion, and trauma sensitivity as the elements necessary for change and healing. Psychotherapy is a process that unfolds over time to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. Expressive and relational approaches are used to enhance this process. I see NDIS clients and accept FV FSP referrals
Specialisation in children (0-12yrs) & women’s mental health to support children with early life trauma (abuse/neglect), development, attachment issues, & disability, and women experiencing complex trauma, maternity difficulties (PND/PDA, tokophobia, birth trauma), eating disorders & psychosocial disability. I offer individual and dyadic (0-4years) therapy.
Infancy, childhood, parenthood, and adulthood can be a magical time. And it can be more complex and challenging. I assume nothing, making no judgments about how you have come to need support. I am happy to speak with you for 15 minutes to answer any questions or if you would like to know more about how the arts, play, and psychotherapy can help.

Finances

Pay By: Bank transfer
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Medibank Private
  • NDIS
  • Police Health
Unable to accept Mental Health Care Plans.
Email me or call (03) 7500 5059 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Counselling and Psychotherapy / 2007

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Queensland / BA(Psych) / 2005
  • Degree: MIECAT / Professional Doctorate / 2021

Location

The Melbourne Play Studio
264 St Kilda Rd
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
(03) 7500 5059
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Child
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infant Mental Health, Tokophobia, attachment
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Infant Well-being, Parent-infant (dyad) therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022
Emma van Daal

Psychotherapist, PACFA