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Mrs Melissa Ferrari

Mrs Melissa Ferrari

Mobile 0413 806 880
Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

Melissa Ferrari

Mobile 0413 806 880

"What I believe in is very simple. Most of us do better in healthy secure relationships. Part of my job is to help you find your way there." Melissa Ferrari (PACFA Registered & AARC Registered.)

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 11, 20 - 24 Castlereagh St, Penrith, NSW 2750 02 4733 4094 PHONE 02 4733 4094
  • Suite 20, 26 - 32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, NSW 2009 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 is one of few therapists in the country to have received training from American clinician and researcher Stan Tatkin. Founder of the PACT Training Institute, he pioneered the PACT method - Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, an approach Melissa has used in her practice for over six years. She was asked by Dr Tatkin to be a PACT Ambassador in Australia for the PACT Institute in 2020, to write about the PACT approach and present at mental health workshops and trainings.

    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. With over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy, she is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media.

    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 - $220 per hour (including GST)

    PYRMONT - Individual sessions are 50 minutes - $195 (including GST)
    Couples Therapy - $280 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

    Known for her warmth and engaging personality, Melissa’s ability to identify and help people work through many of the key issues facing couples today has had a profound and transformative effect on many of her clients’ lives. She has helped thousands of individuals and couples gain insight into their relationship problems, resolve ongoing conflict, re-create sexual connection and work towards maintaining and developing a secure functioning relationship. ...

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