Madeline Andrews is a registered clinical psychologist with more than fifteen years of experience in both public and private practice. She has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and over several years, has obtained additional training in various modes of psychological theory and practice, including extensive training in psychoanalysis. Madeline is a member the Australian Psychological Society Clinical College and the Freudian School of Melbourne.
Madeline responds to the uniqueness of the difficulties that each client presents with. She is available to work with individuals (adolescents and adults) seeking short-term interventions, as well as those wanting more in-depth psychological treatment. She is also available to see children on occasion. Madeline has particular interest in working with people effected by work stress, anxiety and depression; sexuality and identity problems, psychosis, psycho-somatic symptoms, obsessive compulsive symptoms; family breakdown, trauma, loss and bereavement.
Madeline is available to see clients at Alphington Medical Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays (between 10:30am and 6:00pm).
Ashlee has worked in community and private settings. Ashlee works with individual clients adults, adolescents and couples from all backgrounds. Additionally, she has experience in developing and facilitating group interventions with both adolescents and adults.
Ashlee is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to manage difficulties, build resilience and reach client goals. Furthermore, Ashlee regards the therapeutic relationship as a fundamental aspect of therapy and always strives to create a safe and nurturing environment for her clients.
Ashlee has experience in strength-based interventions, which enforce the notion that we may not have control over the stressful events that occur in our life yet we do control how we respond to them. Ashlee believes times of stress and change can also provide opportunities for growth and acceptance. The evidence based therapeutic techniques utilised by Ashlee include; cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. Ashlees’ clients describe her as warm, empathetic and encouraging.
Ashlee’s Special Interests
Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Relationships, Mindfulness, Grief and Loss, Stress Management, Resilience and Well Being, Health and Fertility, Life Transition
Sofia is a fully registered psychologist with AHPRA and a member with the Australian Psychological Society. She has been working with individuals and couples in the private practice setting for a decade.
Sofia is passionate about the client and therapist journey and improving one’s life through understanding a client’s background in combination with providing tailored skills and strategies to reduce unwanted symptoms. Sofia’s approach usually includes a combination of Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Sofia is committed to setting up a safe and comfortable space for each client. In addition, Sofia believes it is imperative that both therapist and client are clear about the client’s therapeutic goals at the beginning stages of therapy in order to work on a plan collaboratively enabling a clear direction of how to proceed and achieve change in their life, this including a level of analysis of background, insight into themselves and their situation, the client’s values and tailored strategies to reduce behaviours and symptoms that are inhibiting their work and personal lives.
Sofia’s clients describe her as upfront and honest, warm and empathetic.
Sofia is available for appointments in our Fairfield location on Thursday between 8.30am-5:00pm and Saturday’s between 9:00am-12:00pm.
Sofia’s Specialist Interests
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, EAP, General Counselling, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Marriage and Relationships, Mindfulness, Sexuality, Stress Management, Trauma and Work- Related Issues.
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