Christine Brett Vickers
Mobile 0412 633 747
I provide a quiet, neutral and safe setting enabling exploration of inner difficulties and conflicts that may be causing severe distress and frustration. Sometimes these have their origins in early life and relationships and continue to influence current choices and decisions. Learning about the truth of these can help free one of these old patterns, enable creativity, build resiliance, and movment into a healthier and happier life.
I have many years working with couples, individuals and families in the Child and Family Counselling sector as well as in health and child psychiatry. A large part of my experience was with couples and individuals entering into, or leaving a relationship or working to improve its quality. Symptoms of anxiety or depression often mask complex life histories which, when looked at can provide understanding of the way early life experiences find expression in the present - freeing one for change.
Dream Work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Freudian, Marriage and Family, Object Relations, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology
My training is founded on the idea that our thoughts and feelings are determined, in part by the unconscious. I use a combination of psychoanalytic theory as well as systems theory in my work.
I comply with the Code of Ethics of the Australian Association of Social Workers as well as the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. I am committed to life-long learning and seek out opportunities for professional development in my field as well as continuing weekly supervision with a senior clinician in my field.
As an accredited mental health social worker I have more than thirty years experience first as a social worker (in health and psychiatry) and subsequently, after completing training in 1991, as a counsellor and psychotherapist. From 1992 to 2005 I worked in a federally funded relationship counselling organisation as a clinician, supervisor and finally as an educator. I have maintained a private practice in individual, couple and group therapy. I also work with children.
BENDIGO - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
NORHCOTE - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Northcote: close to bus, tram and train.
Bendigo: Own Vehicle. Parking available.
Medicare Provider (Doctors referral required)
Individuals $135.00 per session
Couples $160.00 per session
Group $40.00 per person per session
Cash, cheque or card.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist
I am a couple therapist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I work with individuals, couples children and groups. During thirty years practice I have worked in the health field (obstetrics and paediatrics) and as a child and family counsellor in a federally funded relationhip counselling organisation. I am a member of the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors and an Associate Group Analytic Society (International). ...