Attachment-based Counselling in Geelong, VIC

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Dave Temme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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However he also draws from other therapies, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Attachment-Based approaches.
Dave is an experienced social worker and mental health clinician. He has experience with supporting children, youth, adults and older adults with a range of issues, including personality issues such as trauma-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), emotional regulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is passionate about assisting clients with longstanding interpersonal and personality difficulties, relationship issues, the management of symptoms from trauma and helping clients to develop strategies to match their concerns.
(08) 9126 9262
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Anna Maxwell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
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Anna is a registered psychologist and is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
(03) 9000 0866
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Dr Lauren Codd
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
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I am an experienced psychologist, skilled in the assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance misuse, adjustment, relationship difficulties and behaviour change. I have worked extensively with adolescent and adults to make change to their behaviour and relationships. I enjoy supporting child, adolescents and adults to improve their confidence, emotional management and sense of self.
(03) 4238 2799
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Veronica Knox
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
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Veronica Knox is a Psychologist , Resilience Coach who gets her ‘extraordinary moments’ through helping her clients so they can achieve their well-being goals. She brings ‘Purpose and Passion’ to her work. She makes the complex simple. Drawing from her knowledge and education in neuroscience, psychology and social science and her real life experiences. Her skill is in how we can be utilise our circle of influence ; build resilience; and identify our personal strengths and qualities to be our ‘best self’.
0438 094 883
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Julie Yeo Counselling
Counsellor, MC, AAFT
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Julie has 20 years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals, 9 of these specifically in the mental health sector as a family therapist and couples counsellor. Julie uses an open, honest, and transparent approach in counselling that is delivered with warmth, compassion, and humour. Julie is an advocate for the LGBTQI+ community, providing a safe space for all.
(03) 4237 9937
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Jane Patricia Peart
Counsellor, ACA-L2
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Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
(03) 9068 5371
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Bri Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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I am a Clinical Psychologist with strong interests in the areas of self worth/acceptance, self trust, self compassion, anxiety, personal development, and pregnancy and adjustment to early parenting. I am passionate about helping people to embrace their true selves, to develop self trust, self compassion and the ability to live with courage and authenticity.
(02) 5104 1068
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Carly Tomadin
Psychotherapist, PACFA
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Carly works with clients to create a warm, inviting and non-judgemental environment where they feel safe to explore and become aware of themes in their lives that may be repeated and limiting. Her work is influenced by a belief that with increased awareness, we have the capacity to resolve difficulties, enhance our sense of well-being, become more resilient and thereby experience fulfilling relationships. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Carly believes in clients' innate strength and capacity to create lasting and meaningful personal change.
(03) 4240 3403
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
When you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or addictions life can feel out of control. At Create Balance we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you are able to make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or craving that next fix? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775
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Dr Gávi Ansara
Psychotherapist, PACFA
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I enjoy working together to overcome oppression & help you to thrive. I often work with people in D/s relationships, non-binary folks, sex workers, & autistic people. I have 20 years of international experience in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am a Full Clinical PACFA Registrant, an AAFT-registered Clinical Family Therapist, and an AAFT-accredited Clinical Supervisor. I am recognised by Pink Therapy as an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversities Therapist (AAGSRDT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma & Dissociation (CCTP-II) & Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
(03) 7003 2148
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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Happy Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
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I work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or who are finding their new reality challenging. I work with women who have a voice inside their head that critcises and judges them. I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or who are already parents. I am experienced working with women and couples who are committed to pursuing their dream of having a family via IVF. I am passionate about helping parents manage the trials of parenting and create secure attachments to their young children.
(08) 9126 9440
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Meg Wettenhall
Psychotherapist, PACFA
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Hi! I'm Meg. I use a relational, integrative approach to psychotherapy, mainly based in humanistic, experiential and somatic approaches. I am passionate about healthy communication and deepening self awareness. If you have experienced an adverse childhood and/or on going challenging interpersonal issues, I specialise in developmental trauma, complex trauma, family violence, and sexual assault. I also work with young people seeking mental health support and have experience working with ASD Level 1 & 2. From March 2023 I will be providing equine and canine assisted therapy and nature-based therapy at a property on the surf coast.
(03) 4238 0899
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Marsha Lewellin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
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I bring passion and enthusiasm to my work and enjoy working with adolescents and adults presenting with a diverse range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. I approach the therapeutic process from a stance of resolving long-term behavioural, cognitive and relational patterns, that negatively present functioning and wellbeing. Clients will be interested in and committed to identifying and exploring underlying causes of current distress.
(03) 4240 6852
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Lizzy Hodges
MA
Lizzy is a Family Therapist who has extensive experience working with children, young people, adults and families. This has included attachment and relationships challenges, trauma, grief and loss, separation, parenting, mental health, emotional and social difficulties. She specialises in family work with a focus on understanding and improving parent/child relationships, couples work and the general well-being and functioning of the family. Lizzy also has experience working with individuals experiencing a range of complex challenges. ​​
(08) 9126 9442
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Deeper Potential
Psychotherapist, Assoc MAPS
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Deeper Potential (Dan Van der Pluym) is a mental health and wellbeing coaching service specialising in working with busy, stressed out people, by helping them find a renewed sense of balance in their lives. Dan also specialises in working with people who have experienced burnout, failure, lost motivation and hope, to help them build a renewed sense of energy, hope, purpose and meaning in their lives.
(03) 7003 2224
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Nikita Dwivedi
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
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My ideal client would be someone experiencing lack of intimacy & frequent conflicts in their relationship. Their presenting issues might involve lack of trust & unhealthy ways of communication. They would need skills & strategies to communicate more effectively & ways to make repairs after conflicts. They would also need tools to rebuild trust and foster intimacy. Another ideal client would be someone who has experienced trauma, childhood or more recent. They might experience anxiety, flashbacks & nightmares. Their goals would be to process the trauma & better manage their distressing thoughts & feelings.
(03) 6152 6163
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
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Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... While I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, I'm currently focusing on working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874
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Portia Kambasha
MSc
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Verified
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
(03) 4327 9085
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Patti Dainton
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about journeying with people at all ages and stages of their lives, to increase their capacity and create change in themselves and to find joy and growth in their lives. I work from a trauma informed viewpoint, that incorporates family, to ensure person-centred, relationship-focussed therapy. I have also undergone additional training in Havening. I am also comfortable working with personal spirituality and understands the significance and role of spirituality within lives.
(03) 4328 0288
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Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
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I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
(03) 6146 1757
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Geelong, VIC 3220
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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.