About Me

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.

Industry Associations and Memberships

ISEFT Member