Attachment-based Counselling in Northcote, VIC

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Ingrid Forster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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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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Ariella Gery
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
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Life can be hard, uncertain and confusing, and yet there is an expectation that we inherently know how to live and relate well. This is a fallacy. The realms of the personal are complex, made even more complex when two or more lives come together in relationship. Guidance, mentorship, support and education are necessary elements to navigating the vicissitudes of life and relationship. I therefore guide my clients (individuals, couples and other relationships) through a unique exploratory process of understanding, discovery and growth.
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Sarah Brooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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Sarah is a Mental Health Social Worker and Sensorimotor Art Therapist, with additional training in Hakomi (mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Narrative Therapy.
(03) 9068 6031
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Kat Maguire
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
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Kat provides a warm, non-judgmental counselling space to encourage clients to be open, curious and self-accepting of their emotions. She believes therapy is a place to explore and unpack problems, develop self-awareness and create coping strategies suited to the individual.
(03) 7003 2952
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Al Jeffery
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
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Looking to deepen your understanding and embodiment of yourself, and better serve your relationships? Would resources, insight, and a companion to explore the intricacy of your life be supportive? Al is an integrative psychotherapist, creating spaces of trust for you to explore the complexity of your own life, creating a greater sense of resilience and compassion within yourself. Using a collaborative, relational, and embodied approach, Al has experience supporting clients like you who are living with; depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, and emotional and existential disturbance.
(03) 7003 2541
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Celeste Grant
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Celeste has been a clinical psychologist since 2007 and can support individuals to develop new skills for managing difficult feelings, solving problems and managing relationships. She is passionate about developing authentic working relationships with her clients where they can feel safe and empowered. Celeste has a warm, accepting and nurturing therapeutic style. She values inclusivity and warmly welcomes clients of any cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation and body size/ability.
(03) 9111 2691
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Sudhir Dean
Counsellor, ACA-L2
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I have worked with clients with a broad range of issues and with a broad range of backgrounds (substance use, homelessness, mental health, existential enquiry and much more). No matter what solution each person seeks, the starting point is always towards self-acceptance and increased awareness.
(03) 7003 2419
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Morgána Walker
Psychologist
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As a generalist psychologist with many years experience, I am pleased to be able to open my books again after a long and difficult few years of the COVID pandemic. My practice is once again hoping to support individuals, groups and families to improve their mental health and achieve their best lives. I myself have extensive experience in private practice, educational and clinical facilities and can facilitate this growth. I am solution-focused, client-centred, practitioner committed to achieving best practice outcomes for each individual.
(03) 9118 9084
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Dash Russell
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
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Hello there! I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist, and absolutely love this process of helping fellow humans to heal and grow through whatever has become stuck or too-much to cope with alone. When clients have breakthroughs in these personal struggles it's very rewarding. I value being honest, collaborative, non-judgemental, and discerning in the therapeutic relationship. Clients often describe me as warm, open-minded, humorous, and caring.
(03) 8338 1010
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Michelle Date Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
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I’m honoured to witness the people I work with deepen their relationship with themselves and positively transform their lives. Through counselling, I can help you form an authentic, compassionate connection with yourself, which will empower you to make positive choices to enhance your relationships, mental health and wellbeing.
(02) 4504 0195
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Eleni Tsita
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
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My aim is to establish a warm and trusting relationship where you can feel supported, gain new insight, solve problems, alleviate symptoms, and develop your self confidence and sense of purpose. I take an integrative approach tailored to your needs; effective therapeutic interventions are identified collaboratively, and may include talking therapy, experiential approaches, art therapy, walk & talk therapy, etc. I believe real therapeutic change takes time and can offer longer term psychotherapy options to suit your needs and budget.
(03) 6144 7076
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Sean Renehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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Currently open for new referrals. I work from an understanding that many of life's concerns stem from our past experiences in relationships and the structural difficulties that are present in our society. This organizes the way I understand peoples experience and distress and how I seek to understand how we are in relationship, and what fixed patterns get in the way of living a more meaningful and enriching life. I work with warmth and curiosity to help develop a deeper understanding of your area of concern and better make sense of why particular patterns might be causing distress.
(03) 7003 2203
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Mai Linh Ngo-Nguyen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
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With a Master of Professional Psychology Practice, I confidently support clients in navigating a wide spectrum of mental health issues ranging from anxiety and mood disorders to complex trauma, relationship and attachment concerns. My interest in psychology was born out of a natural curiosity of human behaviour and has evolved into a deep passion for helping people cultivate a sense of aliveness & vitality. I am voraciously curious about the human condition, and this translates to the therapy room where I am always eager to seek understanding of the human being sitting across from me: their stories, their urges, and their "why?".
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The Between - relationship counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
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Our approach to relationship counselling assumes that what occurs in your relationship is co-created. When we shift from “your story versus mine”, we move from a focus on the individual to “the between” of your relationship. As you may have experienced, relationship patterns repeat, the same ideas and themes keep knocking on the door. With the support of your therapist you are invited to explore “the between”, to engage in a process that helps you to understand how you got here and to begin to experience your relationship differently.
(03) 7003 2830
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Victoria Art Therapy
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified
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If you suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, suicidal Ideation, self harm or have experienced trauma in your life, then Victoria Art therapy is the professional company that can help you achieve a clearer and positive sense of well-being. The Art Therapy work undertaken with clients, is informed by current and emerging research, that best supports people to shift and develop. We provide our clients with a ‘healing environment’, that consistently nurtures, maintains safety, security and emotional support. We deliver a number of therapeutic approaches, to ensure we are providing the best possible outcomes for our clients.
(03) 8613 3429
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Chris Carter
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
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I am a psychologist with experience working with adults and adolescents in clinical mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, forensics and addiction. I work with adults with depression, anxiety, personality difficulties and substance use, as well as family and relationship issues, gender and sexuality, anger, life direction, trauma, abuse, self harm and suicidal thoughts. I listen without judgment and provide psychotherapy that is tailored to each individual, the work is confidential.
(03) 9111 5364
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Stephanie Ruberto
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
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Stephanie is a registered clinical psychologist who specialises in working with adolescents and young adults with emotional difficulties. She also works with parents who are wanting to understand their child or support their mental health. Her therapeutic focus is to create a safe space to allow people to think about their emotional experience as well as better understand themselves and what they need to work through their difficulties either emotionally or in relationships. Furthermore, she has an interest in people who have had a sibling or parent with a chronic health issue or disability as well as and grief and loss.
(03) 8338 4782
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Josh Sasai - Wisdom Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
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Hi, my name is Josh. I specialise in working with clients with trauma (PTSD), anxiety, depression and chronic conditions by facilitating Body-Mind Processing practices. I use Buddhist Psychotherapy as my therapeutic framework. Buddhist Psychotherapy is a non-religious, brain science-focused and compassion-oriented framework, which can combine evidence-based counselling methods with body-mind integrative practices for a restored sense of wellbeing. My practice focuses on the body’s innate wisdom to work out solutions to the presented issues, as well as working with emotions as the vehicles to connect body-and-mind.
(03) 9010 5025
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Swati Mangalam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I work well with clients who experience difficulties relating to anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships. These clients would be open to self-exploration and digging deep into the biological, social, and psychological factors that are influencing them and contributing to their symptoms, with the aim of better understanding what is going on for them. Their goals may include developing coping strategies, improving important relationships, and addressing the underlying issues behind their salient challenges. The clients would be willing to challenge their own thinking and behavioural patterns to elicit positive change.
(03) 7003 2194
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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.