Do emotions sometimes become too painful and overwhelming? Taking that first step to contact someone for help can be very difficult. Establishing a caring therapeutic relationship attuned to individual needs is central to Susanna’s work. As research supports, the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful determinant of a positive outcome in psychotherapy. Susanna encourages her clients to explore and become aware how early experiences shape their present thoughts and behaviours. Gaining a greater understanding of their circumstances, allows for an empowered sense of their ability to create positive change.
I work with highly sensitive people who struggle with intense emotions and their aftermath. Sometimes they may feel like they are feeling everything, all at once, at other times nothing at all. They may have experienced a big trauma, or lots of little ones. My clients come to learn how to navigate the emotional highs and lows, be a better friend and partner (and find better friends and partners) and overcome their difficulties to build a life that is meaningful and rich to them. I work with adolescents and their families and adults of all ages. I also work with carers (family and friends) of people with mental health challenges.
Clients can expect unwavering positive regard, warmth, relatability, and commitment to providing a therapeutic environment free from judgement in which you can feel safe, respected and accepted. My aim is to help clients to get a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences and how they are connecting and operating in the world in which they find themselves. I hold space for clients to be vulnerable, to explore, to process, to grow, to learn and to find courage and confidence to move toward desired change.
If you are feeling depressed, and anxious, troubled in different ways, I am interested in getting to know you and the difficulties and issues that you experience at personal and/ or work and other relational levels. Through listening to you and talking together, it becomes possible to shed new light on old problems. This creates new ways of thinking. The ensuing growth development can enable you to consider yourself and others from new perspectives and allows space for different choices and the possibility to make different life decisions.
Do you find that the process towards growth is overwhelming by yourself? Are you confused or stuck? The road towards healing can be filled with challenges and sorrows; it can also contain joy, strength, and new developed ways of being with yourself, others, and the world at large. During the uncomfortable, the joyful, the vulnerable, and the uncertain – I will journey alongside you. Supporting you as we take each step together. I can offer a supportive space to explore freely. This can help break through your frustrations and old patterns to achieve the life you want and deserve. I hold hope we can do this together – side by side.
I have over 11 years clinical experience, 7 of these years in private practice, with extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. My approach encompasses working with how a person thinks, feels and how they experience life in their body. I work alongside clients to encourage awareness, deeper understanding, growth, resilience and change in a confidential, supportive and safe environment. My training and experience in different counselling and psychotherapy approaches and modalities enables me to individually tailor the way I work, to meet the needs of a client.
I am a Registered Psychologist and have worked with clients across the lifespan, primarily Adolescents and Adults. My knowledge and experience can be used to support both individuals and teams to reach their goals.
I use an integrative trauma informed approach to therapy, tailored to the unique client’s needs. My approach is holistic, with collaborative sense-making, and building on the client's inherent strengths and insight.
Are you working in an environment with a certain gender or age skew, and need help with navigating through workplace challenges? Do you identify as LGBTQI and need support for discrimination? I specialise in helping individuals undergoing trauma and seeking support for gender, sexual, racial and other forms of discrimination. I also work with individuals seeking support for anxiety, depression, financial/employment stress, grief and loss. As a therapist, I am respectful of all forms of expression and identities. I take a holistic approach and bring integrative skills drawn from my experience as a clinical counsellor.
Therapy is a path to change, growth and healing so you can live the life you want. Our therapist provides supportive, empathetic guidance in a safe and private space so you can be assured that you will receive the best help possible when you need counselling. Anita has extensive experience working with clients on a broad range of issues including anxiety, stress, loneliness, general sadness, grief and trauma and also specialises in couples counselling. She is a registered professional counsellor with a Master of Counselling degree and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association.
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist specialising in pre-teens, adolescents & adults. Formerly a high school teacher, I have a natural ability to quickly develop relationships with teenagers and specialise in complex issues often affecting adolescents and their families. These issues often recur in adult relationships affecting daily life. By processing and understanding the past, it opens up a way to be able to move forward & improve relations. I am passionate about not just alleviating symptoms but helping you to understand and resolve patterns of behaviour. Working together, we determine goals and the direction of your therapy.
Are you experiencing a general feeling of unhappiness in your life? Do you often feel stressed, tense or on edge? Perhaps you’re experiencing persistent low mood and sadness. Or, maybe you’re not getting along with someone important to you. These issues can be hard to live with. How can I help? Talking to a skilled therapist is a helpful way to address, manage, and better understand your struggles. My approach is warm and respectful, and I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to support you through whatever difficulties you may be experiencing.