Our lives, just like our difficulties, do not occur in a vacuum. Humans are relational beings who develop throughout their lives. One must understand the context to understand people, their goals and dreams, their psychic pain, in order to help them develop strategies to cope. When I have a client in front of me, I don’t just see a ‘problem’ that needs addressing or fixing, I see a person with a wealth of knowledge and life experience who possesses an infinite capacity to develop.
ACT, CBT, Mindfulness
In my work I utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and Mindfulness-based interventions.
For the last four years I have been working with youth and their families, doing both individual and family therapy. Most of my early professional career was focussed on working with adolescents with a forensic history in the social services system. A lot of the work was focused on trauma, rebuilding attachments, and systems work. Later I worked with children and adolescents presenting with severe behavioural problems, neurodevelopment disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, intellectual disabilities), as well as attachment difficulties and trauma.
Daytime as well as after-hours
Monday to Wednesday
$160 per 50 minute session
Funding through Medicare; private health insurance
I am a counselling psychologist specialising in work with adolescents and families around issues pertaining to behavioural problems, neurodevelopment disorders, attachment and trauma and associated difficulties (depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relational problems). Although I received my training in New Zealand, I come from a Russian/Ukrainian family. I was born and spent my formative years in Uzbekistan, a beautiful country in Central Asia, with a rich history and culture....