Vivienne Dacey

Counsellor, MSc, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(03) 8771 4036 Website

Vivienne Dacey

Counsellor, MSc, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

1227 Malvern Road
Malvern, VIC 3144
(03) 8771 4036
Offers online therapy
Website
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About

Seeing a counsellor is a great way to take care of yourself. You might be struggling with a particular mental health issue, or perhaps you want some support in daily life. Life throws us curveballs all the time - finding new ways to work on it is a focus of my work. No-one thinks twice about a personal trainer to improve our physical fitness. Sometimes we need a mental health coach to help us learn if there is something holding us back from living our best life. If you’re not sure what’s keeping you from making a change, counselling can help you discover the answer.
After a 30-year career in the corporate world, I have taken the skills of working with people and retrained to become a counsellor. I’ve had the experience of juggling a stressful but successful career with parenting and looking after a terminally-ill partner so grief, loss and the carer experience are all integral to who I am.
I am passionate about helping people going through some sort of life transition be it divorce, loss of a loved one, relationship difficulties, retirement or any of the myriad of changes that happen to us throughout our lifetime. Learning to cope with a life change can help you manage your situation and this is where I can help.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer

Qualifications

  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: Education / 1979

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Maryland, USA / Master of Science / 1998
  • Diploma: Australian College of Applied Psychology / Graduate Diploma of Counselling / 2021

Endorsements

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
"Vivienne provides a safe space for people to open up. Her therapeutic approach allows people to explore themselves whilst feeling supported. Vivienne is warm, empathetic and helpful."

Counsellor, PACFA
"Vivienne has such a wonderfully warm approach and an ability to make the really complex things easy to make sense of."

Location

1227 Malvern Road
Malvern, VIC 3144
(03) 8771 4036
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation

Client Focus

Faith: Jewish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Vivienne Dacey

Counsellor, MSc, PACFA