RN, CCRN, B.Ed.Studies, M.Counselling, Grad.Dip.Psych (Science) candidate
Andrea holds a master’s degree in counselling from Monash University and is presently studying psychology. She started her career in healthcare as a registered nurse and educator. She had additional specialised training in addictions treatment, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma treatment and Gottman relationships training for couples’ therapy.
As a Registered Counsellor Andrea has worked in both private practice and medical settings. She has worked within multi-disciplinary teams. This experience helped develop an understanding of a team approach for treating issues such as addictions (chemical and behavioural) and eating disorders.
Andrea works with individuals and couples from broad cultural backgrounds with a particular interest in expatriates.
She works alongside clients struggling with :
anxiety | depression | loss and grief | relationship conflict and separation | addictions and impulsive behaviours | pornography | partner betrayal | parenting issues | PTSD | adjustment (change) such as moving countries.
Her counselling philosophy is to help individuals and couples identify goals, manage issues more effectively, become more confident and independent at a pace comfortable for them. Her counselling approach is person-centred and psycho-dynamic. She includes therapies such as narrative and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Counselling is available online via Skype or FaceTime; however, it is preferable that an initial session is held in person.
Rebates: If you have private health insurance with Medibank Private, BUPA or Police Fund you may be eligible for a rebate.
You do not require a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) through a GP for an appointment.
Phone : 0475 088 187
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Level 4
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), RN
CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist), IITAP (International Institute for Trauma & Addictions Professionals)
EMDRAA, Full Member
Prepare Enrich, Facilitator (Marriage Preparation and Marriage Enrichment)
APS (Australian Psychological Society), Student Member