Luciana Castagna

Counsellor, ACA-L2

Verified by Psychology Today
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Luciana Castagna

Counsellor, ACA-L2

Verified by Psychology Today

Announcement icon Due to COVID-19 crisis I am offering phone or Zoom counselling sessions on Monday and Tuesdays.

About

Located in the western suburbs of Melbourne. I am committed to provide high-quality nonjudgmental service to support you to heal from the impacts of trauma within a safe and supportive environment. I have extensive counselling experience; supporting all people who are impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) as well as Development and Attachment wounds. Trained in a range of evidence-based and cutting-edge trauma therapies, which go beyond traditional ‘talk therapies’. Individuals can experience the transformative results that neuroscience therapies can offer.
By providing an opportunity to shift your internal feelings and beliefs, we can transform the way you see yourself and your response to the world. Resulting in more positive overall mental health and coping strategies. If you are experiencing trauma symptoms or other stressful life events, I am committed to supporting you to go beyond these stressors.
My nonjudgmental and compassionate approach encourages you to challenge yourself. All our work together will be at your pace; inviting you to experiment, to be curious and move towards your own healing. It is my belief that everyone can heal their wounds from the past and equip themselves with practical tools and strategies for the future.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 2 Member
  • Training: Graduate Diploma in Counselling / 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute / Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy / 2016
  • Certificate: Havening Techniques / Havening Technique / 2018
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Havening Techniques
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022
Photo of Luciana Castagna, Counsellor in Footscray
Luciana Castagna

Counsellor, ACA-L2