Master of Social Science (Counselling)
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Bachelor of Social Science Honours
Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology)
Certificate in Welfare Work
Desiree Gawronski is an engaging and highly skilled counsellor with extensive experience. She is registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, Australian Counselling Association and the Professional Counselling Association of the ACT & NSW. In addition to her private practice, Desiree has extensive counselling experience in the not for profit and private sectors. Desiree specialises in providing effective therapeutic support to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples.
Desiree is warm, patient, compassionate and recognises the uniqueness of each individual and the plethora of challenges and difficulties they may face throughout life. The counselling relationship, provided by Desiree, is one built on empathy, respect and trust so that it is a safe environment where clients can explore and grow. Desiree designs all therapy specifically for the individual client with a flexible, adaptable and diverse use of methods founded on a client-centred approach. Clients can expect to receive unique personal therapy which will assist them to build resilience, obtain personal growth and enhance their well-being.
With an integrated client-centred approach Desiree may combine methods including, but not exclusive to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness based therapy, Transactional Analysis, Narrative Therapy, Dream Therapy and creative arts therapies. The methods chosen will depend on the unique needs and aims of each client. Therefore, each session can be tailored to the specific concerns the client is experiencing at that time in their life. Diverse methods can be blended so that each client will develop emotionally and reach their personal goals and potential. Each client should leave therapy with more practical skills, emotional confidence and increased self-esteem.
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