Francesca Palazzolo

Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA

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Francesca Palazzolo

Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today

Announcement icon I offer phone and video sessions online. Please contact me for a free 15 - 30 minute intake session. Practice hours: Mon & Sat only.

About

I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have experience in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and general counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use, addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
If you are struggling with a porn or sex addiction, (or have concerns about a partner/family member) a supportive, understanding therapist who understands your unique situation can be vital part of your recovery plan. If you are struggling with any addiction, or concerned about anxiety, depression, or are impacted by trauma, I can help. I also provide EMDR.
I am currently offering online sessions via Google Meet or any suitable platform, by appointment only. Your first intake/consultation session is free of charge as it is important that you feel comfortable with your chosen therapist. Feel free to reach out by phone or email with any questions you may have or visit my website for more information.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Medibank Private
  • NDIS
If you have private health insurance, (selected funds) or have NDIS funding, counselling may be covered. Invoice provided.
Email me or call (03) 6118 7251 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Counselling / 2015
I completed a post-graduate diploma in counselling (ACAP) in 2015, & a master's in counselling & psychotherapy (also at ACAP) in 2019.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Certificate: Evergreen / Certified Clinical Trauma Professional / 2020
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • Partners of porn &/or sex addicted persons
  • Peer Relationships
  • Porn &/or sex addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022
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Francesca Palazzolo

Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA