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ABOUT ME

Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychotherapist can make things better.
My studies in Psychology and Holistic Psychotherapy transformed my lived experience, forging me into a psychotherapist with deep compassion, an experienced counsellor who has empathy and understanding. I will be honoured to provide you with some skills and tools for your journey ahead. Our stories may differ, yet the fundamental art of healing is similar. I will love to walk together with you for awhile.
Connect with me to see if we fit.

MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Roles

2022 - current

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Building my private practice

October 2022 - current

COUNSELLOR

Colac Area Health, part-time: Counselling women and youth.

MY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

What Makes Me Stand Out

I am a PACFA-accredited Provisional Psychotherapist, Register No. 28292, with holistic and experiential post-graduate Psychotherapy training. I hold an undergraduate degree with Honours in Psychology. I am thus educated in both a scientific and holistic paradigm. My native language is English and I am fluent in German.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES

Oct 2023 - Processwork Training and Supervision Group from Dr. Susan Joy Hatch, Certified Processworker, PACFA, ANZPOP, IAPOP
Sep 2023 - Processwork 101 from Dr. Susan Joy Hatch, Certified Processworker, PACFA, ANZPOP, IAPOP
June 2022 - The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders from InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders.

 

HOLISTIC COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

PACFA-accredited: Professional Training in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2-year Postgraduate course, Metavision Institute.

completed November 2021, graduated April 2022

MASTERS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

Masters of Information Technology by Coursework, University of Melbourne

completed December 2006

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS. PSYCHOLOGY)

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology, University of Melbourne

completed December 1985

MY STORY

Poem, written by Anne Gleeson, 10 July 2021

Seen

I am not yet seen.
Here I stand, deflecting.
Deflecting the anxiety of others, and my own.
Gently covering myself, decorously hiding.
Do I feel safe?
What is safe?
Can I handle being seen?
My pain is immense.
Unfathomable. Endlessly deep.
I am Woman.
I stand here in the river of flowing humanity over time.
And now I emerge, slowly, naked.
In all my innate beauty.
The validation I need to feel safe comes from within.
And as that acceptance wells up stronger, here I stand in all my colours.

Seen, validated, accepted.
By my Self, for my Self.
I am Woman.

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