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Ms Rina Taub

Ms Rina Taub

Mobile 0410 441 342
Family Therapist, Counselling Psychologist

In-Sight Narrative Therapy

Mobile 0410 441 342

My passion as a couple and family therapist is sparked by my personal beliefs about people and their capacity to move away from problems and towards richer alternatives for themselves. I am privileged in my work to see the steps people take in the face of hard times. I am constantly amazed and inspired by the stories people share and of how they are able to draw on knowledge and resources to cope in the face of obstacles and distress.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 410, Harley Place, 251 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 0410 441 342 PHONE 0410 441 342

Services

  • Counselling, Family Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision 
  • Are you feeling stuck and defined by problems? Are issues getting in the way of your hopes for yourself? For me counselling is about understanding the influence these have on your identity. However it is also about providing the opportunity for you to stand outside the gravitational pull of the issue so that you can see what else is important, have perspective and find out what fits more for you and the life you are after. My role is to work with you to explore and enhance these directions.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Anger Related Issues, Behavioural Issues, Cultural Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Family / Parenting, Fertility / Pregnancy, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Solution Oriented

    I specialize in Narrative Therapy, which is a collaborative and respectful way of dealing with life's challenges. The approach takes an investigative stance, with the therapist working side-by-side with you to identify and deconstruct issues.

    The Narrative approach allows space to look at outside influences and context, understanding how people view these influences and how they have come to be impacted by them.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Member Aust Psych Society, M Counselling College - 1996, 2010
    • Psychology Board of Australia - 1996
    • Registered Supervisor of Psych. Interns - 2007
    • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Hons. (UNSW) - 1994 - University of New South Wales
    • Certificate of Psychological Practice - 1995 - College of Psychological Practice

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

      Quality Provision

      I am fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society since 1995. I am also a member of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists, and a Registered Supervisor of Psychologist Interns with the Psychology Board of Australia. I am the Convener of the Narrative Theory and Practice in Psychology Interest Group APS.
      I am bound by the professional, legal and ethical guidelines set by these organisations.

      Background

      I graduated from UNSW in 1993 with a BSc (Psychology) Hons degree. I am a registered Counselling Psychologist & Family Therapist. I have done specialist training in Narrative therapy & provide clinical supervision and training with a number of agencies.
      I have a background in community & private settings, & established In-Sight Narrative Therapy in June 2008. The practice is very dynamic, working with children, adults and families who are responding to a range of dilemmas and concerns.

      Appointments

      Weekday and weekend appointments are available

      Transport and Parking

      In-Sight Narrative Therapy is located at suite 409 Harley Place, Bondi Junction, which is easily accessible by public transport (5 min from Bondi Junction station) and located opposite Westfields. There is 2hrs free parking available at Westfields.

      Fees

      Fees available upon request
      Medicare and ATAPS Referrals (South Eastern Area) accepted
      HICCAP and Eftpos facilities available
      Registered Provider with Private Health Funds

      Payment Options

      Cash, cheque, credit card



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      10 Questions with Rina Taub

      • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

      • I was always attracted to the idea of working with people and had a belief that expressing yourself and exploring problems was useful (I suspect my mother's kitchen table conversations with my friends played a part). My cultural heritage and knowledge about how people hold on to values in the face of hard times and the importance of noticing and speaking about what sustains you and what you appreciate was also something I grew up surrounded by. When I was in year 10 I had to write a psychology report on a character from the novel we were studying. This sparked my interest although report writing is certainly not the favourite part of what I do now! The careers adviser tried to deter me with the image of "rats and stats" but I was determined to survive it for the sake of the end goal of sharing in people's journeys.
      • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

      • Victor Frankel's work on "Man's Search for Meaning"
        Michael White and David Epston co founders of Narrative Therapy.
        “Like panning for gold in an overworked stream long since abandoned by other
        prospectors. Slowly, meticulously, steadfastly, White sifts through the sandy deposit,
        patiently extracting almost invisible flakes until, by imperceptible increments, he has amassed
        an astonishing mound of precious metal.”
        William Marsden: “The questions we ask in an assessment not only collect information but also generate experience. The process of answering those questions shape clients' experience of self and powerfully affect how subsequent work unfolds.”
        Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (previous Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth)
      • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

      • I am interested in the social construction of identity and how that effects how we come to know ourselves and respond in relationships. I am curious about ideas and assumptions regarding what relationships should look like, ways of responding to loss of a loved one, alcohol consumption, body image, entitlement, spirituality, parenting, gender and sexuality and how culture and society influence the labels and practices associated with these ideas. Some examples that come to mind include "type A personality", "Gen Y", "Super-mum", "problem child", "mother in law" "commitment -phobe" . I am most recently looking at social media, "the selfie" and its effects on young people and exposure to the romanticising of self harm.

        I am interested in life transitions and how people find personal agency and draw on values even in the face of great difficulty.
      • What method/s do you use?

      • I like to work collaboratively and creatively to enrich the therapeutic conversation. I am interested in knowing more about each person's lived experience and facilitating a conversation which allows for rich descriptions of them. This allows people a space to acknowledge the effects of problems on their lives in a respectful way as well as unearthing values and intentions which can be brought to the surface.

        I position myself as a co-researcher/author allowing the person to be the expert on their lives. At the same time I am influential in asking questions that explore uncharted territory and allow the person to connect with what is important to them.

        Where appropriate I am happy to see partners or family members to extend the possibilities for further positive developments in people's lives.
      • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

      • This is very individual but usually just starting experiencing this different style of conversation in the first and subsequent few sessions helps to externalise the effects of the problem and has the person experiencing less stuckness and connecting more with hope.

        By defining the realms of influence of the issue and what it is robbing a person of and realising what this implies about what they really value, people can often have a sense of being moved.

        We are all very used to talking about problems in great detail. Finding out about the "healthy tissue" and asking about what people would most like to be known for, can help shine light on areas they may not have had a chance to talk about or connect with.
      • How has therapy made you a better person?

      • It is a privilege to hear people stories and sharing this process has been inspiring . It has encouraged me to appreciate those around me and connect with values I hold as important and the culture and community that sustains me. It has reminded me to not make assumptions and be curious and surprised by people and allows me to examine power relationships and seek social justice.
      • What do you like most about being a therapist?

      • I love the opportunity I get to meet such interesting and diverse people everyday and to learn from them. Therapy brings out the creativity in myself and the people that I am co-researching with. It allows me the opportunity to create and share in projects that utilise words, art, and music and that can impact on others even outside the therapy room. I find it dynamic and exciting especially the "Ah ha" moments. It has allowed me to have powerful and supportive relationships with colleagues and mentors and lifelong connections. I also enjoy hearing what sustains others in their therapy work and and nurturing their professional stories.
      • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

      • Of course we all do but it is not about a "Performance" or "test". As long as I am genuinely listening, authentic and collaborative we can check and get back on track.
      • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

      • Unfortunately inequality, racism, discrimination and abuse still exist and the physical threat of war and terrorism. Third world problems of experiences of isolation and loneliness, perfection and entitlement are also massive challenges.
      • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

      • The Language of Flowers
        The Streetsweeper
        To Kill a Mockingbird
        The Diary Anne Frank
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      Ms Rina Taub

      Rina Taub

      Family Therapist, Counselling Psychologist

      Having had almost 20 years in the field I have appreciated specializing in assisting people to enhance their relationships and create preferred connections and directions. I am interested in working collaboratively, sifting for and helping to make your values and intentions visible, and listening for what sustains you.

      I have had extensive experience providing supervision and training in counselling skills, and I am committed to investing in the future of those working in this area....

      • Bondi Junction
      • Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Solution Oriented