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Ms Grace Lee

Ms Grace Lee

Mobile 0400490809
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Courage Matters Pty Ltd

Mobile 0400490809

I provide confidential, professional counselling and psychotherapy for clients with a range of concerns and issues especially: gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression and stress. As a transgender woman I have a deep understanding of the experiences of those with diverse gender identities. I am open, approachable and non-judgemental. I can provide face to face as well as Skype sessions and I am available at weekends and evenings.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North, VIC 3068 0400490809 PHONE 0400490809

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Educational Resources, Clinical Supervision, Internet Consultations 
  • I am a transgender woman and I work with clients from 18 years upwards. Most of my clients are trans or gender diverse or non binary. They may be in relationships and I often work with them and their partners.
    I can assist trans, gender and sexually diverse clients with coming out to family, friends and work. I can also advise on medical pathways and practitioners for gender transition. I provide support throughout the transition process, including mentoring and coaching if that what the client desires.
    I have experience in working with trauma and recently completed advanced training in complex trauma therapy.
    I also provide supervision covering working with trans and gender diverse clients for clinicians and organisations.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Autism / Aspergers, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Existential Issues, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, PTSD, Self Injury, Sex Related Issues, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Existential, HeartMath, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis

    I take a broad and integrative approach based on Person Centred Therapy. I also make use of Existential Therapy along with CBT and Psychodynamic approaches depending on the needs of my clients. I work with a trauma informed approach and aim to create a safe space for all my clients.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2016 - Cairnmillar Institute

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I am a member of PACFA. I have supervision on a regular basis and attend a range of professional development courses each year.

    Background

    I have been working in private practice since 2015, and also currently work part-time at Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre.
    I have specialist training in Trauma Therapy and Grief and Bereavement in addition to my general counselling skills developed during my Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
    I am happy to work with people in non-monogamous relationships. I am sex-work positive and have had many sex-worker clients.

    Appointments

    Appointments can be made by contacting me directly either on email grace@couragematters.com.au or by mobile on 0400 490 809

    Transport and Parking

    My room in Fitzroy North is very close to the Nicholson Street tram stop and car parking is available in adjacent streets.

    Fees

    My fee for a standard 50 minute session is $120.
    I am also available for internet based video conference sessions (Skype)

    Payment Options

    Payments can be made through PayPal or direct debit to my bank account prior to the session



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    10 Questions with Grace Lee

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

    • I reached a point a few years ago, and having raised a family and learned to help my kids through their tough times, I thought I might be able to use those experiences to help others. So I applied to study counselling and I found I loved it. I also developed a much deeper understanding of myself in the process.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • As I have grown older I have found a strong leaning towards existentialism. Life is never simple and is full of challenges that can cause great anxiety, often we all share the same anxieties. Uncertainty and the ability to embrace it is very important to me as a way to find peace and harmony.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am really interested in identity. I work mostly with transgender clients and it is so important to me to help them feel there is nothing wrong with them. I love providing guidance and support during the early parts of their journey. I also love working with older trans people, and helping anyone come to terms with difficult or traumatic lives.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I use humanistic approaches, especially Person Centred (Rogerian) and Existential Therapy. I have also been trained in CBT, Grief as well a Trauma Informed therapy approaches.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Often the moment a client has made the decision to do something for themselves and they make contact with their therapist for the first time is a turning point for them. They are taking active steps to improve themselves or deal with a big issue.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I have found that building meaningful, genuine relationships with my clients has made them feel better about themselves. As I share in their experiences, I find that I grow in my understanding at the same time.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I find that in being a therapist I can be myself. So many other jobs require us to be something other than our real selves. I can accept the frailty and imperfections in myself and I think that makes my clients feel much more comfortable about themselves.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Of course. Some days I feel grumpy and annoyed. But there is something about working with clients that means I can retain focus on the important things - the things my clients are concerned about, and then I can forget my bad hair. When I walk into the clinic, I know what I have to do, and I know I am going to love the challenges my clients are going to share with me.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • We are all flooded with information especially via social media that sets standards for how we are supposed to be, think and express ourselves. It can be overwhelming at times and each of us may feel inadequate and a failure. The problem is getting back in contact with our real selves and understanding who is really important to us in our everyday lives. We need to regain and maintain genuine connections with those we love and care about, and those who love us.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • There are so many inspirational books, films and songs but right now I can't go past Moana. A beautiful story of girl strength, determination and desire to set things right. Love the songs too!
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    Ms Grace Lee

    Grace Lee

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    Concerns about identity can lead to feeling different from everyone else, being alone and isolated and fearing that no-one will understand how you feel or accept the way you are.
    I have extensive experience working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. I specialise in working with those who are exploring their gender identity or sexuality. I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space to enable each person to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their needs. ...

    • Fitzroy North
    • CBT, Existential, HeartMath, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis