I became a counsellor because of my relentless curiosity about what makes life rich, fulfilling and meaningful; and my interest in understanding why people are the way they are. My passion is about helping people along their journeys to fulfill what they wish or choose to achieve in life.
A bit more about myself
I was born and grew up in Germany. In my mid 20s it was Love that lead me to leaving my home country and immigrating to Australia. After completing my finance degree, I worked in that capacity for several years. Today I am happily married with 3 children and am following my true passion in counselling. I am able to provide counselling services in both English and German.
I predominately draw from attachment theory, intersubjective and interrelation theory, neuroscience and neurobiology of attachment, cognitive science, trauma studies, family systemic thinking and the exploration of consciousness. My approach is practical and deep.
I also use Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) in working with trauma and issues relating to unhelpful belief systems.
I am committed to ongoing professional development and training and undergo regular supervision.
I offer a nonjudgmental, confidential, safe, and encouraging environment, travelling alongside my client/s to reach their goals in life.
about andie - A passion for life
Qualifications & Training:
~ Bachelor in B.A (Finance)
~ Dip Counselling; Dip Family Intake Support Work
~ Specialist Course Couples Counselling, Relationships Australia
~ Clinical internship at Relationships Australia
~ Trauma Sensitive Therapy (Janina Fisher)
~ Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
~ Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
(Fundamentals and Advanced training)
~ Gottman Relationship Counselling Lev 1
~ Training in Schema Therapy
~ Advanced trained EMDR Therapist (Eye-Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing) Level 1&2
Professional Memberships/ Associations:
~ Australien Counselling Association (ACA)
~ EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)
~ International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
~ Melbourne Community of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (MCEFT)