What's the best approach for you?
People come to counselling and psychotherapy for many different reasons, and each person is unique in the way they respond to life’s challenges. It is therefore vital that counselling be specifically tailored, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
The counselling relationship aims to provide a safe space to help you better understand yourself and enable long-lasting and meaningful change to enhance your quality of life. Short-term counselling focuses on practical strategies to help manage current, specific problems.
Psychotherapy is usually longer-term, with a focus on developing insight into current concerns via deeper understanding of the influence of past experiences, especially the dynamics in your family of origin. Key themes running through longer-term psychotherapy include developing greater understanding of yourself, your relationships with others and how the past influences who you are now. Importantly, both counselling and psychotherapy emphasise increasing your capacity for self care.
Eating disorder and body image treatment
Anna provides specialist counselling and psychotherapy for adults with disordered eating, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and body image concerns. Read more
Generalist counselling and psychotherapy
Anna offers both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy, working with issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss.
Anna works using a person-centred framework, incorporating a number of evidence-based modalities such as emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
We will work together to find the approach that best suits your needs.
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is a powerful evidence-based approach that helps people express, manage, understand and transform their emotions.
Anna is currently working towards her international accreditation in EFT via the Australian Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy (AIEFT). For more information about EFT, please see the AIEFT website.
0455 023 383
Clifton Hill, Hawthorn & online therapy
Please feel free to contact me by phone, email, or the contact form below. I will respond promptly during business hours, Tuesdays to Thursdays. I do not take bookings or requests via SMS.
I’m always happy to answer any questions, chat about what's going on for you and make a plan for how we might work together.
Reaching out to make that first appointment can be daunting, but it's also an opportunity to move towards greater self care and wellbeing. Remember, it's my job to make you feel comfortable and safe!