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 Denise Howells

Denise Howells

Mobile 0401 995 538
Psychotherapist, Family Therapist

Individual & Relationship Counsellor

Mobile 0401 995 538

As a qualified Family Therapist I work to assist people to discover different perspectives and to develop meaningful relationships. Through a collaborative approach, using a psychodynamic approach in conjunction with systems theory I work with clients to unravel their thoughts and feelings in relation to themselves as well as others. It is my hope that each clients life is enriched through the therapy process.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Rebalance Wellness, 2/13 Rosebud Parade, Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula VIC 3939 0401 995 538 PHONE 0401 995 538
  • McCrae Specialist Centre, 691 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae, Mornington Peninsula VIC 3938 PHONE 0401 995 538 0401 995 538

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy 
  • Relationships
    Parenting - all stages - infants, primary school, adolescent, adult children
    Grandparenting
    Blended families
    Neglect & abuse recovery
    Loss & grief
    Depression
    Anxiety
    Change & adjustment
    Ageing
    Misfortune
    Life transitions

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Burnout, Carer Support, Childhood Issues, Chronic Fatigue, Communication Issues, Compulsive Spending, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, High Sensitivity, Hoarding, Insomnia, Intimacy Issues, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Migrant Issues, Postnatal Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Social Skills, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Freudian, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed

    Psychodynamic using systems and object relations theory; attachment theory; narrative work and existential philosophies.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Cert. IV Assessment & Workplace Training - 2005 - Monash
    • Cert. of Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2006 - Cairn Millar
    • Grad. Dip Social Science (Family Therapy) - 2008 - Swinburne University
    • Specialist Course in Couple Therapy - 2009 - Relationships Australia

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association of Family Therapy
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    Professional qualified Family Therapist with more than a decade of clinical experience in community setting and private practice.

    Background

    Since training as a psychotherapist, family and couple counsellor I have worked as a Individual and Relationship counsellor and group facilitator in both Community Agencies and Private Practice. During this time I have also facilitated a number of Tuning in to Kids parenting groups for parents of children 3 to 11years old. .

    Appointments

    Tuesday, Wednesday and some out of hours appointments available.

    Transport and Parking

    Close to Public Transport. Street parking available.

    Fees

    Individual $120
    Couples $180

    Payment Options

    Cash, Credit card, Direct transfer.



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    10 Questions with Denise Howells

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I have had a lifetime interest in well-being, personal growth and development. I have had many wonderful work opportunities and these opportunities led me to understand that I wanted work in the helping profession.

      When I began studying counselling & psychotherapy, I knew I was in the right place.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I am very interested in unconscious processes ie those actions or behaviours that seem to be out of place.

      I find the exploration of these impulse behaviours fascinating. I enjoy working with people to help them understand themselves better and to have more choice and control over how they treat themselves and others.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am most interested in developing healthy & respectful relationships. I believe we are hard-wired to be social beings. To live, work and play alongside others. I am interested in helping people develop meaningful connections with others.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I use psychodynamic approach to connect with my clients. I draw on systems theory, look at attachment styles, use narrative techniques and emotion focussed work to help clients think and feel differently about the life they live. I also draw on my understanding of the unconscious mind and use Object Relations Theory to help me think about what might be going on for my clients and use this information to assist clients to their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • The client usually notices a change when an interaction with another is "different". Their approach is different and therefore the outcome is different. Sometimes this can happen within a few sessions, other times it can take longer. Every client's experience is unique. There is no one way to experience therapy or the changes that occur.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I have become a more thoughtful and understanding person. I am more accepting of difference and understand that everyone has a valuable life story.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • The interaction with the clients and witnessing their growth and development. I also like it when people make big decisions to give themselves better opportunities in life. I enjoy seeing relationships strengthen and deepen.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • YES! I'm having one today. It could be the weather or the early morning start. Either way it's just hair and not all of me!
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Accepting difference.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • I like the power of Katy Perry's song Roar.
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    Denise Howells

    Psychotherapist, Family Therapist

    As a qualified Family Therapist I work to assist people to discover different perspectives and to develop meaningful relationships.

    Through a collaborative approach, using a psychodynamic approach in conjunction with systems theory I work with clients to unravel their thoughts and feelings in relation to themselves as well as others. It is my hope that each clients life is enriched through the therapy process. ...

    • Rosebud, McCrae
    • Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Freudian, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed