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Mr Peter Ballard

Mr Peter Ballard

Mobile 0438 898 415
Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker

Peter Ballard

Mobile 0438 898 415

I am drawn to the notion that healing comes from within and I see my professional responsibility as supporting an individual in this process in a safe therapeutic environment. I see life as a journey during which a person has an opportunity to work through issues, a process that could lead to them being more fully themselves.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 20 Queen Street, Coburg, Melbourne VIC 3058 0438 898 415 PHONE 0438 898 415

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy 
  • Individual counselling
    Music psychotherapy (Guided Imagery and Music (GIM))
    Music and imagery group sessions

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Childhood Issues, Creativity, Decision Making, Depression, Emotional Crisis, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Postnatal Depression, Relationship Issues, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Emotional Release, Experiential, Inner Child, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Music Therapy, Sand Tray, Transpersonal

    I work best with those who have a a strong commitment to the therapeutic process. I especially work with individuals whose creativity is blocked. When music is used it can lead to accessing the inner landscape and facilitate contact with hitherto neglected areas of the psyche. The intention is to be fully engaged with the music so that the inner exploration will, over time, have long lasting beneficial effects. I often use expressive modalities such as drawing, clay work and sand play to facilitate processing.
    I am guided by the words of the Dalai Lama - 'you are responsible for your own salvation'.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Social Work (Distinction) - 1991 - University of South Australia
    • Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery - 2002 - Association of Music and Imagery (USA)

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association of Social Workers
    • Music and Imagery Association of Australia

    Quality Provision

    Individual supervision
    Continuing professional development sessions
    Extensive reading of the literature
    Attendance at workshops and conferences

    Background

    45 years experience as a professional social worker in three countries.
    18 years experience as a registered GIM therapist
    Extensive work with women who are in recovery from post natal depression, and their partners
    GIM presentations/workshops

    Appointments

    Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm
    Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

    Transport and Parking

    Unlimited street parking
    58 tram from William Street, city. 200 metres from tram stop 40 corner of Melville and Moreland Roads.
    2 kms from Moreland Station (Upfield line). Bus from station to junction of Queen Street and Moreland Road

    Fees

    $90 per hour for counselling sessions
    $120 for music psychotherapy sessions
    Concessions



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    Mr Peter Ballard

    Peter Ballard

    Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker

    My formative and early professional years were in Northern Ireland during extreme civil strife. I had a range of administrative, managerial and fieldwork positions in social services. Since migrating to Australia in 1976, I have worked in mainly mental health contexts and, for the past 15 years, in mother-baby units as a specialist social worker/therapist. Since 2000, I have had a private therapy practice, with an emphasis on individual/relationships counselling and music psychotherapy....

    • Coburg
    • Emotional Release, Experiential, Inner Child, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Music Therapy, Sand Tray, Transpersonal