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Ms Deborah Allen

Ms Deborah Allen

Mobile 0414 550 318
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Mobile 0414 550 318

I believe wholeheartedly that we have the innate capacity to heal and grow when faced with challenges and difficulties in our lives. Together we can explore, in a warm, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment, those aspects of your life that are distressing, inhibiting or frustrating, to bring you a greater sense of well-being and purpose.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 9 Sargood Street (above Capital Chemist), O'Connor, ACT 2602 0414 550 318 PHONE 0414 550 318

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Individual counselling and somatic and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Abortion, Addiction, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Childhood Issues, Chronic Fatigue, Cultural Issues, Depression, Grief / Bereavement, Insomnia, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Experiential, Interpersonal, MBTI, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory

    I work in an empathically attuned and relational way with a holistic body/mind approach (integrating talk therapy with body awareness). As trust in the therapeutic relationship grows, we work together to explore your habitual patterns and unique way of being in the world, to assist you to feel valued and understood and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others, with an enhanced capacity for self-reflection and an improved ability to manage physical symptoms and emotional distress.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Diploma of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy - 2012 - ACCSP
    • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) - 2010 - Lifeline Canberra

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

    Quality Provision

    I am committed to my own personal therapy, on-going supervision, and professional development. I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - PACFA Reg. Provisional 23142. Also I am a member of Empathink Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (EAPSP).

    Background

    For 8 years until 2011, I was a Telephone Counsellor (TC) at Lifeline Canberra, supporting many callers, who were in emotional distress or who had suicidal thoughts. Also I supervised, guided and trained other TCs.

    Previously I worked in the public sector where, for 16 years, I assisted clients in distressed or difficult situations with their housing and associated needs, and in Human Resources where, for 17 years, I assisted employees with training, workers’ compensation, return to work arrangements and bullying and harassment issues.

    Appointments

    Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:15pm


    Transport and Parking

    One, two and three-hour free parking at O'Connor shopping centre. 
 ACTION bus routes 1, 3, 8.

    Fees

    $120 per hourly session - individual. $150 per hourly session - organisations.

    A reduced fee is negotiable for those on low incomes. The minimum fee is $60 per hourly session.

    A full cancellation fee is applicable if less than 24 hours' notice.

    Payment Options

    Cash, cheque or bank transfer.



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    Ms Deborah Allen

    Deborah Allen

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    I believe wholeheartedly that we have the innate capacity to heal and grow when faced with challenges and difficulties in our lives. Together we can explore, in a warm, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment, those aspects of your life that are distressing, inhibiting or frustrating, to bring you a greater sense of well-being and purpose....

    • O'Connor
    • Experiential, Interpersonal, MBTI, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory