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Ms Julie Messenger

Ms Julie Messenger

Mobile 0409 420 468
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Bluest Skies Counselling

Mobile 0409 420 468

I have worked in the field with individuals impacted by trauma for approx. 6 years, across all age groups and with a variety of presenting issues. My practice is set up to provide affordable counselling for those who may have experienced or be at risk of experiencing trauma. Current availability on Fridays.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy 
  • Bluest Skies Counselling is private practice counselling service for children, families and individuals impacted by Trauma. Sessions are available weekly or fortnightly depending on client needs and counsellor availability.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Adolescent Issues, Childhood Issues, Dual diagnosis, Family / Parenting, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Creative Arts Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Sand Tray, Solution Oriented

    I like to work creatively with clients, especially children and adolescents I work in a flexible and client centred way and adapt my adapt my therapeutic interventions to suit the age, need and goals of the client. I work from a psychodynamic, attachment and trauma focused framework which guides the way I deliver interventions and the direction of therapy.
    Additionally I work with a family systems perspective with often requires involvement or consideration of additional family members (eg. parents, partners, children)

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor in applied science (Psychology) - 2009 - Deakin University
    • Graduate diploma in public health (AOD) - 2011 - University of Queensland
    • Master of counselling - 2016 - University of Queensland

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • Queensland Counsellors Association Inc

    Quality Provision

    I undertake external supervision regularly to ensure ongoing professional development and reflective practice, as well as ensuring the work with my clients is ethical and effective.
    Additionally I engage in regular professional development at a minimum, as required for ongoing professional association membership.

    Background

    I am a Qualified Counsellor, registered through the Queensland Counsellors Association, QCA is a member service of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, a national regulatory body of counselling in Australia (PACFA).
    I have completed a Bachelor in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Public Health (Major - Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs) and a Masters of Counselling. I have worked in the community sector since 2012, my experience is in the following areas:
    - Addiction
    - Complex Trauma (childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault)
    - Sexual Assault Counselling
    - Adolescent issues
    - Domestic Violence
    - Homelessness
    - Parenting
    - Personality Disorders
    - Mental Health
    - Individual, Family or Group Counselling
    - Case Management

    Appointments

    Fridays, however there may be some flexibility to provide sessions on Saturdays. (Please check with me as these hours may change)

    Transport and Parking

    Free parking is available on site

    Fees

    Fee for service, 50 minute sessions as standard.

    Payment Options

    Cash at the time of session or instant bank transfer using PayID.



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    Ms Julie Messenger

    Julie Messenger

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    I am passionate about supporting individuals and families who have been impacted by various forms of trauma or difficulties in life, or supporting those vulnerable individuals who may be at risk of experiencing further/future trauma.
    I have a passion for working with children and adolescents particularly in creative and fun ways and am also experienced in providing support to parents regarding their children's counselling or support for managing difficulties outside of the home. ...

    • Cannon Hill
    • CBT, Creative Arts Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Sand Tray, Solution Oriented