Rachel Pergolini

Counsellor, PACFA

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Rachel Pergolini

Counsellor, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

About

Hello I am Rachel Pergolini (she/her), and I am a Registered Counsellor. I offer a holistic and intuitive approach to counselling, exploring the root causes of mental health issues, by individually tailoring psychological theories to the person. I tailor this from a person-centred lens. I have a compassionate and warming approach when working with people. I believe that therapy needs to address all aspects of a person (mind, body, and spirit), to support individuals in developing a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves to work through any personal difficulties.
Due to my background in the field, I am passionate and motivated in working with diverse range of people. I aim to create an inclusive and trusting therapeutic relationship, as I hold this to be the essential part of counselling.
Throughout my experience as a counsellor, I have worked with a range of people who have experienced trauma, substance use, anxiety/ depression, and interpersonal difficulties as well as other hardships.I am an ally and strong advocate for the LGBTIQA+ community. I intend to always make my sessions a safe/comfortable place, where one can truely be themseleves

Qualifications

  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: / 2016
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Drug Abuse
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 4 Feb 2022
Photo of Rachel Pergolini, Counsellor in Bundoora
Rachel Pergolini

Counsellor, PACFA