03 8395 7294

0404 026 425

nick@healingphase.com.au

1a Dixon Street, Pascoe Vale, VIC 3044

© Healing Phase Pty. Ltd. 2014 - Nick Valentine
ABN - 25 630 098 958
I also offer individual counselling via skype, in the cases where face-to-face appointments are not possible.
Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
 
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a person with the opportunity to process and make sense of their experience in a safe way, heal through personal and relational difficulties, improve their quality of life, and regain connection with their highest and most authentic self.
 
People have typically sought individual counselling with me for a variety of reasons, including difficulties with:
Arousal Dysregulation
Impulse Control
Relationship Distress
Anger
Anxiety
Depression
Shame
Prolonged Stress
Addictive Behaviours
Impulsivity
Confusion
Hopelessness
In my practice of counselling, I endeavour to work collaboratively with clients and promote mindfulness to help explore patterns and / or issues in thoughts, feelings, behaviours, beliefs and somatic experience, with the intention of aiding deeper understanding and healing, and thus improving quality of life.  I strive for my work to be consistent with the principals of non-violence and organicity. 
 
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be short or long term in nature, depending on individual needs and objectives. Regardless of the presenting issues, I aim to foster a safe space and relationship that promotes personal healing, growth and change.
 
I particularly draw upon the theory and principals in the work of Dr Janina Fisher, Dr Pat Ogden, Ron Kurtz, and Dr Bruce Perry when providing individual counselling.  I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and my practice is aligned with their method, mission, vision and core values.
For further information about this modality, please visit:
https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/about.html
My eclectic skillset and diverse experience helps me to be flexible in the style and focus of therapy, based on your individual needs. 
Relationship Counselling & Psychotherapy
 
Relationship Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide couples with the opportunity to process and make sense of their relational dynamic and behavioural patterns in a safe way, leading to healing from negative cycles and unconscious attachment processes.
 
Couples have typically sought relationship counselling with me for a variety of reasons, including issues with:
Trust
Infidelity
Communication
Relationship Distress
Loss of Intimacy and / or Emotional Connection
Parenting Difficulties / Disagreements
Life Stage Changes
 
I aim to help people enhance their understanding of the 'self' and the 'other' in the context of their relationship and through a lens of attachment theory, so that repair and healing can be possible. My objective is to create and hold the space for this healing to occur.
 
In the case where seperation has been decided, seperation counselling can help both individuals understand the contributing factors to the relationship breakdown, so as to help them avoid repeating dysfunctional patterns of the past in future relationships, as well as helping them achieve closure and direction (including regarding parenting, if applicable).
I particularly draw upon the theory and principals in the work of Dr Halko Weiss, Dr Stan Tatkin, Dr Susan Johnson, and Dr's John and Julie Gottman when providing relationship counselling.  
I am trained in the H.E.A.R.T model and my practice is aligned with their approach.
My eclectic skillset and diverse experience helps me to be flexible in the style and focus of therapy, based on your relationship needs.
I also offer relationship counselling via skype, in the cases where face-to-face appointments are not possible.