Counselling, Psychotherapy &
Mental Health Services

 

Holistic Therapist

Unique Support for the Whole Person

My great passion is to hold a sacred space for clients to find long-term healing. I love to meet the client exactly where they are, follow their own unique process, to help them feel understood and deeply listened to.

As a 'wholistic' practitioner, I adopt a 'whole body' & 'whole world' approach, with consideration of the body, mind, soul & spirit, our surrounding environment and relationships. Holistic work enables a path to be walked together. 

I am a fully accredited and experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience working in mental health, crisis counselling, and providing short and long-term psychological therapy and counselling support to people from across the life-span.

Specific areas of focus include: 

  • Depression & Anxiety 

  • Grief & Loss 

  • Trauma

  • Relationship Conflict

  • Couples Counselling

  • Workplace issues

  • Parenting

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Communication

  • Adolescent Mental Health

  • Life Transitions

  • Biography/Life Story Work

  • Self Development

  • Self Harm & Suicidality 

 

COUNSELLING METHODS

 

Evidence-based Support

For Change, Growth & Healing

I work with people across the lifespan including adults, young people, couples and families. My approach is warm and empowering, while offering practical and evidence-based strategies to overcome difficulties. I adopt various methods to provide holistic support, which is support for the 'whole' person, within the context of their family, relationships, community, culture and world.


My Holistic approach stems from Jungian depth psychology, with elements of interpersonal relationship therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, gestalt, field theory, and techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT are also used. 

Process Oriented Psychology

Following The River's Way

Process Oriented Psychology is an awareness model of therapy, it enables work with our deepest experiences, to integrate both the conscious and less conscious aspects of self. Process Work operates within a paradigm which accepts there is an innate intelligence in the subconscious being expressed through our behaviours, dreams, chronic physical symptoms, and relationships, and that there is an organising principal in the background of our lives. I use many creative methods to practice in a process-oriented way; I follow your own unique process, and together we explore relationships, dreams, body symptoms and life disturbances to grow in awareness, find meaning, hope, and long-lasting change.

Grief, Loss & Trauma Counselling

For Deep Healing

Over the years I have had considerable experience in working with clients who have experienced grief, loss and trauma. The grief we experience is a natural and necessary emotional response to loss, change and bereavement. 


Bereavement is the death of a significant person in our lives.

Losses can also include life changes such as children leaving home; retirement; moving house; change in career; having an ageing loved one; relationship breakdown; disability or illness in oneself or a family member; infertility issues or miscarriage.


In trauma experiences, the loss is associated with shattered assumptions that you are safe, that you are worthy, the world is good, life is meaningful, and a shattered worldview.

Trauma experiences may include  violence, sexual abuse, accidents or war related experiences.


Grief is unique and as individuals we all grieve differently. Grief, loss and trauma counselling provides a safe space in which to tell your story, express your fears and work towards recovery through finding meaning in your life once more. 

Couples Therapy

Working Through Conflict and Deepening Relationships

All relationship conflict requires acceptance of the wisdom that is found in multiple perspectives. In couples therapy, it also requires a commitment and willingness to work towards making a more intentional and conscious relationship. In couples work I offer careful attention, tenderness and firm guidance, in order to support making the relationship more conscious, developing intentional interactions, exploring values and needs, improving communication, and accepting the difficulty of creating a good relationship. It is slow and challenging work. But the journey is met with rich reward. Be bold to take a step towards becoming more aware of your drive to be loving and whole as an individual and within your love relationship.

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Empowering and Transparent

My work is led by the deep values of fairness, inclusiveness and the sacredness of every person. I uphold the values and ethics of my profession including honesty, transparency, empathy and reflective practice. I am informed by the fundamentals of social work practice to include consideration of the person in environment, and the social and cultural contexts. My work is strengths-based and I work with people from across the lifespan and with all abilities.

I am passionate and ferocious as a social justice warrior, striving for a more fair and just society, and acting as a social change agent and advocate for clients and the broader community when required. 

Services are offered to all people regardless of age, race, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities. As a Mental Health Social Worker I can offer a Medicare rebate with a referral from a doctor, as well conduct court reports, statutory declarations, advocacy and consultancy.

Session Fees & Bookings

Counselling sessions are 50 mins in duration

Individual Counselling - $140

Couples Counselling - $170

Court Reports & Statutory Declarations by an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - $200 per page.

Medicare rebates are $75.95 with a referral from a doctor.

Payments can be made by cash or Visa/Mastercard at the completion of the session.

*** TELEHEALTH SESSIONS ARE ALSO NOW AVAILABLE via ZOOM, FACETIME AND TELEPHONE.***

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Jelaluddin Rumi

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of that which you really love. It will not lead you astray."

 

Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

Thank you for exploring my website. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about the ways I can support you.

 

Contact Cecilia

I am available for private appointments on Tuesdays & Thursdays. 
Room is located at POD Workspaces, 638 (rear) Barkly St, West Footscray VIC 3012. Enter via Elphinstone St.

0431122275

 

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West Footscray
Melbourne, Victoria 3012

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