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Ms Geraldine Richards

Ms Geraldine Richards

Mobile 0408103887
Psychotherapist, Gestalt Therapist

Mobile 0408103887

I aim to understand each client individually. We work together to discover new insights which sometimes lead to new levels of acceptance while other times lead to action and change. I understand relationship dilemmas, chronic illness, existential issues, addiction, exploration of the self, feelings of grief, hopelessness and the need to support clients' as they experience their feelings.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 601 Dandenong Road, Armadale, Melbourne VIC 3143 0408 103 887 PHONE 0408 103 887
  • Suite 603/89 High Street, Kew, Melbourne VIC 3101 PHONE

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Phone Consultations, Skype 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Communication Issues, Creativity, Decision Making, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Existential Issues, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Spirituality / Religion, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Systems Theory

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Grad dip in Leadership and Org dynamics - 2001 - Swinburne Hawthorn
    • Advanced dip Gestalt Psychotherapy - 2004 - GTA
    • Cert in Developmental Psychiatry - 2005 - Monash and Melbourne
    • Masters in Counselling and Human Services - 2011 - LaTrobe University

    Professional Associations

    • Gestalt Australia & New Zealand


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    10 Questions with Geraldine Richards

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

    • I had some difficulties in my own life and found that when i understood more about how people work as well as who i was myself, i was much happier. I wanted to support people get the most out of life.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I enjoy the empathy of Marshall Rosenberg whilst embracing the holism of the Gestalt principles. Within that there is Buber’s I/thou theory and Jung’s relationship with nature. I have respect for existential concerns and embrace a mystery of life which i put down to universal energy.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • i have an eclectic approach to health but generally it is holistic whilst avoiding perfectionism. I believe in moderation and balance. Eating well, connecting with people, laughing and loving.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Systemic thinking, Emotionally Focussed Counselling, Psychodynamic, Gestalt Principles, Differentiation in couples work, Developmental theory (ie Attachment), Process Oriented Psychology, Germer and Neef’s Mindfulness and Self Compassion, Feminist principles, humanists methods.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • I’d like to think that within the first session the client has a sense of whether they think I might be able to help them or that we can work together. ‘Making progress’ is a long as a piece of string and depends entirely on the issue at hand.
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    Ms Geraldine Richards

    Geraldine Richards

    Psychotherapist, Gestalt Therapist

    I work with couples and individuals. I have a warm, authentic and empathic approach to counselling where I listen intently and offer emotional support. I have a therapeutic manner that tends to help people feel at ease about raising sensitive issues and aim to build a safe and trusting relationship, where problems can be openly disclosed and discussed. I attend to each client as a unique person. ...

    • Armadale, Kew
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Systems Theory