Master of Social Science (Family Therapy)
Graduate Certificate of Psychiatric Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing
Monique is a member of Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and Australian Association of Family Therapy. Monique has spent her working life in a caring profession, working in private, public and non-profit organisations amongst the community and in hospitals. This work fostered her passion for mental health and wellbeing, fueling her dedication to working as a counsellor for many years. Monique specialises in counselling adults, adolescents, couples and families.
Monique is committed to providing a space of acceptance, empathy, warmth and compassion. With a focus on listening and connecting with each client, Monique aims to form genuine and trusting therapeutic relationships. This enables client’s to explore their concerns and “make sense” of their thoughts and feelings in order to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the situations that challenge them. With this understanding and emotional reassurance a broader perspective can emerge and her clients can walk away with a sense of clarity, empowerment and direction. She tailors her approach and techniques to offer strategies that best fit with her client’s needs and circumstances.
Monique draws on a variety of counselling methods. She takes a systemic approach and works from a humanistic and holistic view point. Therapeutic theories used include Attachment Theory, Narrative Theory and Trauma Informed counselling as well as Emotion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However Monique understands that the unique needs and life experiences of every client must be approached with flexibility and open mindedness to achieve the best possible outcome.
Monique Pettiona has appointments available in the following location: Hawthorn
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