Tamara Caswell

Counsellor, PACFA

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Tamara Caswell

Counsellor, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

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About

We are constantly evolving and can find ourselves facing difficult challenges, often influenced by family, social and cultural conditioning, religious and gender-based beliefs, roles, and biases. We might want to break free from this conditioning and constraints, this can be difficult to understand within ourselves, our relationships, and our families. We might realise that our sexual, relationship, and gender identities and preferences may be different from societal expectations, so we struggle internally to accept who we are and are then unable to live authentically. We might need support from someone to navigate these changes.
I support individuals and couples to navigate the unique challenges faced by those wanting to explore different relationship styles other than the socially accepted heterosexual monogamous relationship, such as Kink, BDSM, swinging, consensual nonmonogamy, or polyamory, especially those in mixed-orientation and queer relationships.
I am a non-judgemental, accepting, safe, person-centered trauma-informed therapist who can support you through the challenging times that you might be facing either alone or as a couple or more. I have lived experiences that help me understand complex issues and allow me to sit in the room with you without judgment or bias to explore the options open to you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $180
Pay By: Bank transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: Bachelor of Counselling, Australian College of Applied Psychology / 2019
I love learning and continue to develop new ways of working with people to improve the positive outcome that can be achieved from therapy.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Monash University / Graduate Certificate of Family Violence Prevention / 2021
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Ethical/Consensual Nonmonogamy - Polyamory
Issues
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mixed Orientation Relationships
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Kink Affirming
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Sex positive
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 6 Jul 2022
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Tamara Caswell

Counsellor, PACFA