Courage Matters Pty Ltd
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.
***I am offering videconference/ phone sessions***
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.
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.
I am a member of PACFA. I have supervision on a regular basis and attend a range of professional development courses each year.
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 can be made by contacting me directly either on email firstname.lastname@example.org or by mobile on 0400 490 809. If you phone and get my voicemail please leave a message and I will return your call.
My room in Fitzroy North is very close to the Nicholson Street tram stop and car parking is available in adjacent streets.
My fee for a standard individual 50 minute session is $140. Couples $180 per 50 minute session.
I am available for internet based video conference sessions (Skype) and I can offer concessional rates for unwaged/limited income, students, etc
Payments can be made through PayPal or direct debit to my bank account prior to the session
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. ...