Specialising in Sex Therapy, Couples, Families
Specialising in Sex Therapy, Couples, Families
Self Space Counselling is for anyone seeking support in navigating current life challenges, personal growth and transformation, healing from the past, professional development and clinical supervision.
My approach to counselling focuses on:
Engaging with warmth, curiosity, appreciation, genuine connection
Creating a space where you feel safe, supported, valued and accepted
Respecting your experience, knowledge and what feels right for you
Striving towards real transformation that creates positive, meaningful and lasting change (rather than stock-standard approaches and band-aid solutions)
I have been providing counselling services for over 15 years in both NGO and government settings in the areas of family relationships, personal development, mental health and trauma and in the provision of clinical supervision.
I am a trained IFS therapist (Level 2 through The Path Centre). I am undertaking ongoing IFS supervision, training and certification processes and regularly participate in an IFS practice group. I have a background as an EMDR therapist and experience in a diverse range of therapies including play therapy, sandplay therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Narrative therapy.
I have a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Monash University. I am an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and I am committed to and bound by their code of ethics and practice standards.
Combining IFS with Art therapy is an area of interest and passion.
Martine is a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in working with complex trauma and PTSD, having worked across both the public mental health system and in private practice. Martine’s work integrates body, mind, brain, and social connectedness to understand and treat trauma.
Martine is a highly trained clinician with a background in Clinical Social Work and has broad experience providing trauma-informed therapy to a range of trauma survivors and their families, as well as expert consultation to agencies seeking to enhance their trauma-focused service delivery. Martine has specialised training in a range of therapeutic modalities and specialised trauma approaches, including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, attachment theory and mother/infant attachment, child and adolescent psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, family and couples therapy.
Martine also uses elements of mindfulness, meditation where appropriate and works in a way that recognises that trauma resides in the body and therefore therapy can focus on supporting clients to build connections between the mind and the body.
Martine has extensive experience in working with sexual trauma, domestic violence, chronic neglect in childhood, traumatic grief and loss issues, mood disorders, eating disorders and somatic issues.
Martine has over 14 years of experience, working with individuals from infancy through to adulthood, in the context of individual, family and couples therapy and is a qualified couples and family therapist.
Martine has trained extensively at The Boston Trauma Centre and is an accredited facilitator of Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga, which is an adjunctive trauma treatment which brings the body into trauma therapy.
Martine is registered to provide Non Directive Pregnancy counselling and has a Medicare Provider number therefore Medicare rebates can be claimed if a referral is presented from a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan. Martine has also recently completed Level 2 IFS Eating Disorders and Addictions.
Specialising in somatic psychotherapy; trauma; parenting; chronic illness
I work with people in a wholistic way to find their way forward in life, empowering them by integrating and embodying the healing work.
Of particular interest to me is counselling clients who have been through traumatic experiences, in particular emotional and sexual abuse. I would like to attend to clients with different mental health difficulties such as stress, depression, anxiety, uncontrolled anger, and support them to live a more fulfilled life.
Jane completed a Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Counselling) in 2009 and a Master of Social Work in 2012. She is an Accredited Mental Health social worker and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Jane has been a therapist for over 11 years. She has worked within a number of non-profit organisations and in private practice where she offered counselling services to individuals (children, adolescents and adults) as well as family groups.
I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney.
I work with people on a range of issues including; anxiety and depression, trauma, childhood experiences of neglect, life transitions, and issues of substance abuse. My hope is to collaborate with clients to explore and manage emotional challenges using warmth and humour, while holding a respect for the sacred and serious work of personal growth and healing.
All clients are welcome, but I have a special interest in working with creatives, activists and members of the LGBTQI community.
Karen was born and raised in South Africa. She is married with two adult children and immigrated to Australia in 2003. Karen originally qualified as an early years teacher and then specialised in Specific Learning Difficulties. This was followed by both Honours and Masters degrees in Educational Psychology and then ten years later while in Australia a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland.
Since January 2009, Karen has been involved in private Practice work based at the St Andrew Medical Centre in Toowoomba, Queensland. Karen currently works with adults using a variety of therapeutic approaches to suite the client’s needs. The main therapeutic models used are CBT, ACT, Narrative, Schema, EMDR and IFS and a particular interest and speciality is trauma.