BSc Psych, M Psych (Counselling) Counselling
Anna offers counselling, psychotherapy and psychological services for individuals and families.
Anna has worked as a Counselling Psychologist for more than 18 years, in private practice, in the community, and in prisons. Anna previously worked in a national law firm and a daily newspaper as a human resources professional.
Anna is a registered Counselling Psychologist and member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. She is an accredited Gestalt therapist having completed a further four years of study after her Masters with the Gestalt Institute of WA.
Anna offers services in the following areas
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About half of Anna’s clients are men.
Anna believes that a strong working relationship between the client and the psychologists leads to the best therapy outcomes. This relationship is built on trust and the client being comfortable in talking about what worries them. Anna offers empathy and non-judgemental understanding with a deep respect for personal meaning of experiences that differ for each person.
Anna supports clients to increase awareness of themselves, their relationships with others and how stress, anxiety and relationship difficulties might come about. Sometimes a client may choose to explore this more fully, while at other times a client may seek to find solutions.
Clients are encouraged to actively engage in deciding the direction of the work through enquiry and discussion. She works collaboratively with clients to ensure the counselling goals are mutually understood, and re-assessed over time. Anna uses range of evidence-based techniques in the counselling process to work towards these goals.
Anna’s practice draws strength from her extensive experience working with complex trauma, PTSD, self harm and suicide, substance misuse due to trauma or stress, relationship breakdown, family stress, grief and loss, and mental illness as it affects individuals and those close to them. Anna also has both an interest and experience working with clients experiencing disordered eating.