Bachelor of Psychology
Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy
Graduate Diploma of Educational Psychology
Certificate of Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Training
Mary-Anne Godfrey is a superbly skilled and responsive counsellor with over 20 years’ professional experience. She is a clinical member of the Melbourne College of Contemporary Psychotherapy, the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia, the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. Mary-Anne has worked in both clinical settings and private practice, and lectured at the Melbourne College of Contemporary Psychotherapy. She specialises in supporting clients of all ages experiencing a broad range of issues, including families and couples.
Mary-Anne is a warm and insightful counsellor. She provides a comfortable, safe and private environment where her clients feel at ease discussing their concerns. Mary-Anne supports her clients to develop self-awareness. This inner process of restructuring transforms any confused, grieving or traumatised parts of the self, leading to feelings of joy and optimism. Mary-Anne is especially skilled at working with couples to help them develop a better understanding of underlying issues, improve communication and manage conflict, and move forward in a state of authentic, loving connection to one another.
Mary-Anne’s approach to counselling is eclectic: she draws from many theoretical perspectives and tailors sessions to the needs of her clients. Therapeutic techniques that Mary-Anne uses include: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Attachment-Oriented Therapy, Psychodynamic Self-Psychology, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (especially helpful for trauma and anxiety), and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy. Mary-Anne is deeply committed to helping her clients effectively address their concerns, and achieve their personal and relationship goals.
Mary-Anne Godfrey has appointments available in the following location: Sunbury
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