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Consultations

Sessions are interactive, dynamic, practical, respectful. 

General

Relationships, Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Depression, Family/Sibling Issues, Grief, Confidence, Anger, Frustration, Friendships, Loneliness, Drug and Alcohol Issues, Stress, Weight, Communication, Mid-Life Issues, Dealing with Covid-19.

Organisational/Career

Work Overload, Bullying, Career Direction and Choices, Managing People Issues, Conflict Management, Effective Meetings, Time Management, Team Effectiveness.

Relationships, Parenting & Children

Couples Counselling, Parenting Experiences, Fertility/Loss, Post-natal, Impact on Couple Relationship, Managing Children & Technology Use, Children’s Issues (from age three to adulthood), Sleep Settling, Behaviour Management, Aggressive Behaviour, Discipline, Friendships, School Transition and Adjustment, Teenage Transition Issues, Study Techniques, Sexuality, ‘Coming out’.

Separated Families

Divorce, Life after Separation, Separation, Communication with Ex-Partners, Mediation, Management of Family Law Issues. Adults, Teenagers, Children, Families. One on one, or group sessions.

Fees/Rebates

Full or part rebates are available with a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or Private Health Insurance with Psychology cover. Due to complex Medicare rules and individual circumstances, you will need to contact me for more information about the costs and rebates amount applicable to you. For most people, the Medicare rebate will be $87.45 for a one hour consultation. If you have reached the Medicare threshold, the majority of the session fee will be rebated to you.

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Honours), La Trobe University
Master of Educational Psychology, University of Melbourne
Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists
Registered Psychologist, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia
Approved Area of Practice Endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia
Board Approved Supervisor, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia

Programs & Events

Working with Organisations and Community

I host wellbeing presentations, forums and retreats for 5 to 200+ people.

I have hosted events on topics related to change management and mental health for organisations; mental health for community groups; relationships, marriage, family and parenting issues in small workshops and VIP Events for Mums in settings of 200+.

Founder of Beingamother.com.au

I founded the Being a Mother Workshop in May 2001. These have been facilitated in Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland with requests from USA and NZ.

Featured in the Melbourne Weekly Magazine

Three mothers were interviewed about their outcomes after completing the Being a Mother Workshop. This cover story led to 400 bookings made within a one week period, outlining the importance of reaching mums at their time of need and who are largely unsupported in their role and adjustment to motherhood.
 

Co-Founder of VIP Events for Mums.

In 2007, I co-founded VIP Events for Mums as a place to reach and impact the mental wellbeing of more mothers and emulate the key foundations of the Being a Mother workshop in a non-clinical setting. 

 

 

 

Organisational Workplace Programs

In my career as a Change Management Consultant, here and overseas, and in my work with clients on workplace issues, I use approaches that help deal with organisational issues such as Career Direction and Choices, Managing People Issues, Conflict Management, Effective Meetings, Team Effectiveness, and Stress Management Training. I work with management and staff to get to the core of the issues and implement changes that work, that increase happiness and that improve mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals in the workplace. This increases creative problem solving and efficient work practices.

Community Wellbeing Forums

Mental Health Forums in Metro Melbourne and Rural Victoria about anxiety and depression, key concepts and strategies important for mental health and wellbeing, and sharing research on client experiences of psychology consultations.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Honours), La Trobe University
Master of Educational Psychology, University of Melbourne
Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists
Registered Psychologist, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia
Approved Area of Practice Endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia
Board Approved Supervisor, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia 

About Betty

Connections are Important

Sessions with me are interactive, dynamic, practical, respectful

I am available to work with clients for individual, family or couples counselling, organisational workplace programs, and community based health and wellbeing events. 

My focus is on building connections intra and interpersonally and exploring underlying cognitions, emotions and behaviours that impede and contribute to our happiness and success.

I qualified from a Master of Educational Psychology degree in 1991 and have had a strong interest in working in my private psychology practice with people across the life span on distressing issues affecting their vitality, confidence and sense of wellbeing.  My private practice has specialised in helping people take care of their emotions and to move towards living the life they dream about.

 

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When I am not working I enjoy many creative projects, including walking around my neighbourhood exploring laneways and the latest renovations and landscape projects, working on my cookbooks, supporting zero waste initiatives, cooking new taste sensations and old favourites, catching up with friends and family, following my favourite football team, making travel plans, shopping at local food markets, listening to podcasts about health and wellbeing, creating ways to reach more people and bring peace and contentment to their lives, and practising ways to have more joy and happiness in my own life.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Honours), La Trobe University
Master of Educational Psychology, University of Melbourne
Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists
Registered Psychologist, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia
Approved Area of Practice Endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia
Board Approved Supervisor, AHPRA, Psychology Board of Australia