Guy Vicars - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Mobile 0412 591 335
It is my strong belief that you have what it takes within you to change. It is up to us as a collaborative partnership to help find those resources. Whether as an individual or a couple, I can help you make sense of what the issues are, help you deal with them and lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. We all owe it to ourselves to fulfill our potential as far as possible. This is the meaning of our lives.
I specialise in working with adult men and women. I am particularly experienced with: depression; communication issues and skills; understanding family of origin issues and the impact of that on your current adult life; early childhood trauma; unresolved grief & loss; transitions; life changes; work issues etc. As a Clinical member of ACRC I am committed to support people who aspire to be the best they can be in their relationships - especially when it gets hard.
Part of my work is as an Academic Teacher in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in counselling. with the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
I am also a Content Developer with Laureate International Universities in their Higher Education courses.
CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Imago Relationship, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Person Centred, Provocative Humour, Psychodynamic, Systems Theory
I work with a psychodynamic understanding which underpins most of my thinking. This refers to the ways in which early life impacts our adult functioning. I also think systemically. Systems thinking addresses the way in which each person in a family (the system) or a couple, influence each other and how each person contributes to what is happening. Integrated into this practice is Emotionally Focused Therapy which is especially powerful and helpful for couples.
I also work cognitively (a person's thoughts, values and beliefs), behaviourally (our actions) and with the feelings (emotions) that client's experience and in what ways they are helpful or not and to use this to help people bring about positive changes in their lives
I attend ongoing training annually to keep my skill base fresh and updated. I also have regular ongoing supervision.
I am a Master Clinician member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors (ACRC).
I am immediate past President of ACRC. I have been a delegate to the Psychotherapy And Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
I am on the PACFA Register as a Clinical member and on the Australian Register of Counsellors And Psychotherapists (ARCAP)
I have worked as an individual and couple therapist since 1994. I have also done numerous professional trainings in communications skills development, dealing with difficult emotions, understanding family dynamics etc. I've also been facilitating interpersonal therapy groups since 1994.
I have consulted to the AFL, AIS and VIS and worked with elite athletes at all levels.
Spoken on Triple J; ABC Radio National; 3AW; and 2UE.
Consulted to many firms, from small to large, and government agencies.
I was also one of the therapists on Channel 7's The Super Switch: https://twitter.com/i/status/1143383317288370176
Extended business hours
Cash, cheque, direct transfer
Relationship Therapist, Counsellor
I have specialist training and extensive experience working with all areas of relationships. I am a Clinical Member and past national president of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors.
I have extensive experience with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, life transitions etc.
I teach counselling, psychotherapy, group therapy and relationship & family therapy in under-graduate and post-graduate courses....