David Ferraro - Life Supports Counsellor

David Ferraro

Professional Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
Bachelor of Arts


  • Office


  • Medicare
  • Mental Health Care Plan
  • Bulk Bill
  • Private Health Insurance

David Ferraro is a clinical psychologist with many years of experience in a range of contexts, including private practice,  hospitals and community settings. He has also trained as a psychoanalyst, and is the current President of the Lacan Circle of Melbourne. David has worked successfully with people from diverse backgrounds on a wide range of problems. He specialises in working with children, adolescents, adult individuals and families. 

David is a careful listener, who helps his clients to establish the cause of their suffering, and find solutions to their problems. He help clients to gain knowledge, by identifying any self-imposed or external barriers to living life to the fullest. Most importantly, David equips people with ‘know-how’: he gives clients the tools required to identify a way forward using the resources at their disposal to greatest effect. As a psychoanalyst, David holds the view that at least some of the problems that cause suffering have a basis in the unconscious. As clients learn more about the unconscious, they are able to find ways of living that avoid self-sabotage, repetition of destructive patterns, and dissatisfaction in the various spheres of their lives.

In addition to being a clinical psychologist who is well-versed in a range of treatment approaches, David’s extensive training and expertise as a psychoanalyst enables him to tailor counselling to meet each client’s needs using Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapy. 

David Ferraro has appointments available in the following location: Kensington