Attachment-based Counselling in Brunswick East, VIC

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Ingrid Forster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
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Ingrid has a particular interest in relationship therapy and specialises in working with couples, as well as individuals facing distress. Ingrid works collaboratively with her clients to build on strengths, unlock stuck emotions and develop skills to improve overall wellbeing. Through counselling, both individuals and couples can reduce distress, enhance coping, and increase insight to strengthen their relationships. Once the trust and closeness build in the relationship, real transformation begins to occur as new patterns of relating are consolidated.
(03) 9067 7542
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Dr Pavitra Aran
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
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I endeavor to provide a warm and relaxed nature to therapy, characterized by a nonjudgmental and collaborative approach. I have experience supporting adults and adolescents to navigate a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, family and relationship conflict, and trauma. I use evidence-based clinical assessment and interventions, and tailor therapy to the individual client's needs, typically using techniques from CBT and attachment-based therapies including schema, internal family systems, and mindfulness meditation.
(03) 9994 1812
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Liberation Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Marit. I am a black woman from Melbourne. My mother is Indian-Singaporean and my father was Ethiopian. I have a unique insight growing up in a Western culture with both South-Asian and East-African influences. As a black woman, I am curious about navigating identity, culture and race; and have an understanding about being impacted by marginalisation and experiences of racism while living in a predominantly white society. As a therapist, I can support you with exploring your identity, relationships, and past experiences; as well as exploring managing experiences of oppression - empowering you to thrive.
(03) 7003 2785
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Nelly Uhlenkott
Psychotherapist, MA, AASW
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People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
(03) 8595 5018
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Melody Howlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
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I support couples of all ages, stages, personalities and abilities in relationships to better relate to, understand and communicate with one another and increase their sense of connection. I specialise and am trained in Gottman Therapy which was developed by psychologists and husband and wife team, John and Julie Gottman, out of their almost 50 years of work researching and supporting couples to live more connected and fulfilling lives together.
(03) 7020 2723
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Sweeney O'Heare-Young
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
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A wish to get better, and a willingness to look inside themselves. These are the only essentials when beginning therapy. I enjoy helping people with OCD and rumination to regain a sense of agency over their mind, people with depression to understand what is happening inside themselves that is causing their suffering and free themselves from it, people with PTSD to feel safe to feel safe again, gain self-compassion and heal their nervous system, people with difficulty in relationships to understand what is happening and operate more smoothly, and helping people with many other difficulties to heal and move forward.
(03) 7003 2205
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Philippa Page
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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I am a registered psychologist who works with adolescents and adults. I pride myself on making all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the therapeutic space. I like to take the time to deeply understand each individual client in order to cater my therapeutic approach to the individual. I see the client as the expert in the room and tap into their knowledge of themselves and their presenting issues to collaboratively work through and understand the issue together. I endeavour to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 9068 5157
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Andy Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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I am very happy to work with individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. I enjoy working with clients in freeing themselves of past traumatic experiences to live life more fully and freely. Additionally, I have extensive experience working from a lived experience lens with LGBTIQA+ communities and am kink, non-monogamous, and sex worker positive. I have a keen interest in working with people experiencing sexual health difficulties related to their mental health using a variety of hands-off counselling techniques. Finally, I offer couples counselling using the Gottman Method.
(03) 9994 1801
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Lucy Walton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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I work with folks who are looking to transform themselves and their lives. They recognise that their symptoms are the psyche's way of communicating that something needs to change. They are curious and smart, yet struggle to meet their potential. They can seem fine on the outside, but on the inside they are at rock bottom. They are looking to be witnessed by someone who wants to know their hopes, dreams and nightmares. They believe that transformation is possible, and that they have a unique gift to offer the world. They might feel lost, but deep down they know they are capable of greatness.
(03) 7037 6990
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Rachel Kleinman
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
You may feel overwhelmed by life struggles, painful losses or relationship issues. We can work together in this space to acknowledge difficult and complex emotions and experiences, such as anger, anxiety, guilt and shame. Often people may feel alone in the midst of losses and transitions - families, friends and communities aren't always able to provide solace and support. Sometimes a loss or change may feel unbearable. Being seen and heard by another person can create powerful potential for healing and change. We can also work on long-term issues such as family dynamics and relationship patterns that sometimes add to isolation
(03) 8338 1110
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Catherine Morey-Nase
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Catherine seeks to understand her client’s experiences and their reasons for seeking therapy. She works collaboratively with her clients to support them to develop a greater connection to, and compassion for, all aspects of themselves. The importance of establishing trusting, compassionate and curious relationships with her clients is the bedrock of Catherine’s practice. Rather than viewing her clients’ challenges as ‘problems to be fixed’, Catherine provides her clients a safe space within which to heal unresolved emotional wounds and discover new and exciting ways of relating and being in the world.
(03) 7003 2048
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Mira Chazan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
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With trauma or ongoing stress, survival energy becomes stuck in our nervous system. We might make adjustments, like seeking or avoiding certain types of situations, or clenching certain muscles to dodge tricky feelings or sensations. We believe this keeps us safe from what we fear, but it can also have us feeling trapped in patterns that take a huge toll on our lives, health and relationships. My clients and I work together to discover ways to restore a sense of inner security, peace and passion for life.
(03) 9070 5249
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CARE Counselling Australia
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
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Are you looking for someone who is Caring, Accepting, Respectful and Empathic, who can provide a safe environment for you to share what's troubling you? Mary Ackerman, at CARE Counselling Australia, offers those who are experiencing challenges in their relationships, home lives, work environment, a safe place to open up and develop resilience, learn coping skills, communication skills and further integrate more adaptive habits into your lives. Mary works with Individuals and Couples to improve well-being, reduce distress, and develop lifelong skills to enable people to live more fulfilling contented lives.
(03) 9068 5234
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Anthony John Aris
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
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I can understand that for many taking those first steps to seek professional help it can be quite daunting. I am mindful of the need therefore to set people at ease from the outset. I accommodate what differing clients are looking for from a psychologist ranging from finding solutions and learning strategies to process-oriented approaches that provide the opportunity to safely explore, understand, and heal the emotional pain that often underlies psychological stress and problematic behaviour.
(03) 7003 2771
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Stephanie Louise
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Stephanie is a Director and co-founder of Connected Minds Psychology, a Research Fellow at Swinburne University and a Clinical Psychologist. She hopes to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to identify what is really important to them and make steps to move toward living a happier, healthier and more meaningful life. With a PhD in mindfulness for mental health, Stephanie's practice has a strong focus on increasing wellbeing and resilience through a positive psychology perspective. This strengths-based approach helps to empower clients to use their individual qualities to overcome life's challenges.
(03) 7037 6949
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Veronica P Bona
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
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If you are feeling overwhelmed, tired, hopeless or lacking joy; like your emotions are uncontrollable or that they do not match with reality; that your worry is getting out of hand or that there is no longer any point, then it might be a good time to seek some support. ​ We are social creatures, and despite what our modern society might have us believe, we all need human connection to function. Seeking support is a huge sign of strength – the strength to actually reach out and let someone in, in order to start the healing process. ​ If you can relate to this or if you have set yourself a personal development goal please reach out.
(03) 7003 2114
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Allison Browning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
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I'm an accredited Medicare registered therapist (AMHSW) with rebates available. I work with trauma, anxiety, mental health issues, grief and loss. I am highly experienced in the area of complex trauma and have a deep understanding of the ways this impacts everyday life and connections. Around trauma, I work both somatically and with talk therapy. I offer a safe and accepting space for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, providing support and understanding around issues such as coming out, gender identity, dysphoria and exploring sexual orientation. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches to work in a person-centred holistic way.
(02) 4504 0207
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Dr Ahona Guha
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
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I have expertise in working with trauma/complex trauma, anxiety and depressive disorders, personality disorders, and stress. I also have expertise in working with first responders, and with health and medical professionals who have experienced burnout and occupational trauma, including vicarious trauma. I use a range of evidence-based therapies, and prioritise the creation of a safe, nurturing and trauma-informed space in therapy.
(03) 7003 2832
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Ru Connolly
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
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I am Ru, and I am ACA registered psychotherapist working in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. Psychotherapy moves to deepen our connection with self and with those around us. As a psychotherapist, I hold the relationship as the main space of change, as it is the relationship in which present and past issues emerge. I work with various frameworks to facilitate change and create a greater sense of ease and self-understanding.
0493 520 323
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Jenna Hegedus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
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Jenna is a registered social worker from the inner-north of Melbourne with 7 years experience working in the clinical mental health and not-for-profit sector; including public health (hospital) and the individual, youth and family services industry. Jenna has experience with both one-to-one counselling, addiction and in youth relational conflict resolution services. Jenna also has experience with Melbourne universities in an education mentor role. Jenna aims to work with people to better understand themselves and wellbeing goals.
(03) 7003 2895
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.