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Ms Gabby Skelsey

Ms Gabby Skelsey

Mobile 0419 154 579
Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

Bayside Partners Counselling

Mobile 0419 154 579

Much of what makes us unhappy is unconscious and not easily accessed by rationalisation. I work together with people to explore aspects of their life and their feelings, and learn new ways of overcoming personal difficulties. Managing vulnerabilities, emotions and behaviours can make problems easier to understand. Sometimes only a couple of sessions to achieve self-awareness and problem-solving are needed; others may choose several sessions over an extended period of time.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 3, 875 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield, Melbourne VIC 3162 03 9018 9356 PHONE 03 9018 9356

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Workshops / Courses, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Adults, Couples, Groups, Corporate, EMDR trained, provide clinical supervision.
    Specialist in trauma.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Behavioural Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Intimacy Issues, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Performance Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Existential, Marriage and Family, Person Centred, Psychodynamic

    I use a range of approaches in therapy according to the needs of my clients and what works for them.
    I am interested in working with people to help them understand the connections between their needs, wishes and actions and non-actions... and the impact of that.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Diploma Health Sciences - 1999
    • Post Grad Diploma Counselling & Human Services - 2000
    • Diploma Community Education - 2003
    • Certificate IV Training & Assessment - 2003
    • EMDR Practitioner - 2007

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • EMDRAA
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I am a psychotherapist with a long standing commitment to working with diverse communities with issues of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and loss. I am a trauma specialist and clinical EMDR practitioner.

    Background

    I have 30 years experience working with people both in health services and the private sector. I work with individuals and couples around issues including relationships, depression, grief/loss anger management, trauma and addiction. I provide trauma support to veterans, first responders and emergency services.

    Appointments

    Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm

    Transport and Parking

    Carparking available on on Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield.
    Nearest train stations: Elsternwick (Sandringham line) and Glenhuntly (Frankston line).
    Tram 67

    Fees

    Counselling: Individuals: $150 Couples: $190
    Clinical supervision: $130
    Sessions: 60 minutes
    Sliding Scale

    Payment Options

    Cash, Cheque or Direct Bank Transfer



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    10 Questions with Gabby Skelsey

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

    • An interest in the resilience of peoples' coping styles and a desire to learn how they have developed over their lifetime.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Carl Rogers' humanistic approach based on client centred therapy.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Peoples' ability to grow from childhood and lifetime experiences.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Client centred humanistic theory informs my practice. I am trained in a variety of treatment models, CBT, psychodynamic, EMDR and so on. Everyone is different and what works for one, will not work for another. Building the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of the work.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • If the client walks away from the first session with a modicum of hope or relief, that will inform the client as to whether they wish to continue seeing me, or to look again.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Therapy has informed me, not necessarily to be a better person, but to learn from clients, invest in keeping up with current trends and emerging theories and to look after my own mental health.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Hearing stories of peoples' strengths to cope with life circumstances.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Everyone does.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Despair and anxiety that the world is changing and how little control as individuals, we have.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • The book: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson because it demonstrates the fragility of life events.
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    Ms Gabby Skelsey

    Gabby Skelsey

    Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

    I have 30 years experience supporting people with mental health and emotional wellbeing issues. I am an EMDR trained therapist for work with trauma and PTSD. ...

    • Caulfield
    • CBT, Existential, Marriage and Family, Person Centred, Psychodynamic