I am a registered Psychologist, since 1994. My counselling focus is oriented by Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). I am internationally and nationally accredited as an EFT therapist and have been working in Private Practice since 2008. I have worked within primary and secondary schools for the first 17 years of my career, mainly offering counselling to students, consultation support to teachers and parents and conducting educational assessments.
As an Educational and Developmental Psychologist I provide support and assistance to people across the life span to help improve their psychological and emotional well being, connections with self, other and the world from a holistic perspective.
My goal throughout the therapeutic process is to listen with empathy, respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of your experience. Through counselling we will explore for a deeper understanding of the difficulties that you are experiencing. This can support a process of healthy change or growth to carry you forward in future life challenges.
History and Education
Emotion Focused Therapy – Accredited Therapist
Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy 2019
Graduate Certificate of Family
Sensitive Practice & Family Therapy Latrobe University 2003
Master of Educational Psychology University of Melbourne 1993
Graduate Diploma of Child & Adolescent
Psychology University of Melbourne 1988
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Monash University 1986
Affiliations and Membership
Registered Psychologist -1994 – Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Registration Number – PSY0001120291
Member of Australian Psychological Society
Member of College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists
Member of Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy
Member of International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy
Vivienne’s counselling orientation includes cognitive behavioural and emotional focused approaches. Her work is influenced by positive psychology & the desire to assist clients to achieve satisfaction and fulfilment in life. Vivienne also has an interest in mindfulness as a means of gaining insight into ourselves and as a tool for managing stress and anxiety.
Vivienne’s orientation is driven by the belief that her role in the counselling process is to assist clients to gain the life skills that will empower them to manage their challenges and relationships, as well as celebrate their achievements and blessings.
Information & tip sheets on these & other topics can be accessed via The Australian Psychological Society website (APS) – www.psychology.org.au
Also available on the APS website is the Charter for Clients, the APS Recommended Fee Schedule and information about Medicare Rebates.