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Mrs Melissa Ferrari

Mrs Melissa Ferrari

Mobile 0413 806 880
Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

Melissa Ferrari

Mobile 0413 806 880

Life presents itself with stress and struggle at different times in all our lives. I am trained in a mindful and professional model of counselling and psychotherapy and have a strong commitment to helping others create change in their life. Managing alone is not always the best way forward. Understanding patterns in our lives and the way we cope can be extremely empowering to help create change. Psychotherapy can help make change happen more consciously and mindfully.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 11, 20 - 24 Castlereagh St, Penrith, NSW 2750 02 4733 4094 PHONE 02 4733 4094
  • Shop 12, 191 Ramsay Street, Haberfield, NSW 2015 PHONE 0413 806 880 0413 806 880

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Assessment, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Phone Consultations, Video / Skype 
  • Individual Adult Psychotherapy
    Couples Therapy
    Group Work
    Counselling for Individuals and Couples

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Family / Parenting, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive, Personality Disorders, Postnatal Depression, Relationship Issues, Sex Related Issues, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Developmental, Existential, Object Relations, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Transactional Analysis

    Melissa uses a range of proven approaches in her practice, and is one of few therapists in the country to have received training from American clinician and researcher Stan Tatkin, who is one of the world’s most renowned pioneers in couples counselling. He is the founder of the PACT Training Institute and the developer of the PACT method - Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, which is an approach Melissa uses in her practice. Melissa also uses Transactional Analysis as a strong basis to her work as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Diploma of Transactional Analysis (Psychotherapy) - 2006 - Aust. College of Integrative Studies
    • Diploma of Counselling & Communication (ACAP) - 2001 - Aust. College Applied Psychology
    • Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy - 2013 - PACT Institute
    • Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy - 2014 - PACT Institute
    • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy Level 2 - 2017 - PACT Institute

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Transactional Analysis Association
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
    • International Transactional Analysis Association

    Quality Provision

    Working both professionally and ethically is an important requirement in effective psychotherapy relationships. I am in consistent supervision and learning environments that help me reflect on the quality of work I am doing with my clients. I update my training on an ongoing basis and am always receptive to new, more beneficial ways to practice.

    Background

    Melissa Ferrari is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media.

    Melissa uses a range of proven approaches in her practice to help couples heal and reconnect having dedicated herself to a life of learning. A Clinical Member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors, Melissa is also one of the few therapists in the country to have received training from the world’s most renowned pioneer in couples counselling, Dr Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Training Institute.

    Appointments

    Monday 7.30am onwards
    Tuesday 10.00am onwards
    Wednesday 7.30am onwards
    Friday 10.00am onwards

    Saturdays available on application

    Transport and Parking

    On site private parking available and ample street parking. No parking charge.

    Bus & Train easily accessible.

    Disabled parking available and disabled access to premises if requested.

    Fees

    PENRITH - Individual sessions are 50 minutes - $180 (including GST)
    Couples Therapy - $235 per hour (including GST)

    HABERFIELD - Individual sessions are 50 minutes - $195 (including GST)
    Couples Therapy - $265 per hour (including GST)

    Payment Options

    Cash,
    Direct Debit by arrangement
    EFTPOS
    VISA & Mastercard



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    Mrs Melissa Ferrari

    Melissa Ferrari

    Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

    Melissa uses a range of proven approaches in her practice, and is one of few therapists in the country to have received training from American clinician and researcher Stan Tatkin, who is one of the world’s most renowned pioneers in couples counselling. He is the founder of the PACT Training Institute and the developer of the PACT method - Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, which is an approach Melissa uses in her practice.

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    • Penrith, Haberfield
    • Developmental, Existential, Object Relations, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Transactional Analysis