What's the best approach for you?
People come to therapy for many different reasons, and each person is unique in the way they respond to life’s challenges. It is therefore vital that therapy be specifically tailored, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Anna offers both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy, working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, binge eating disorder, disordered eating, body image concerns, and so much more.
We will work together to find the approach that best suits your needs.
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 a 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 a 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.
Binge Eating Disorder, disordered eating & body image treatment
Anna provides specialist therapy for adults struggling with disordered eating, Binge Eating Disorder and body image concerns. Read more
Therapy and support for mental health practitioners
Anna has a particular interest in supporting self-care amongst her fellow mental health professionals, and believes that prioritising self-care is essential for long-term, effective functioning in a helping career.
Personal therapy can be an important aspect of self-care. Unfortunately, there are many barriers to mental health practitioners seeking therapy, with concerns about confidentiality, cost and time often cited as significant obstacles.
As a psychotherapist working outside the Medicare system, Anna can offer a confidential, cost-effective and highly professional service, with the convenience of Telehealth.
Anna's work is underpinned by experience, sensitivity and a genuine interest in her clients. If you're a health professional wanting to engage in some deeper therapeutic work, or perhaps just seeking an attuned and curious therapist to companion you through a difficult time, please get in touch.
Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is a powerful evidence-based approach that helps people express, manage, understand and transform their emotions.
Anna is a fully accredited EFT therapist. For more information about EFT, please see the Australian Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy (AIEFT) website.
Melbourne. All sessions are currently being provided via Telehealth.