Diploma of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy
Specialist Course in Couple Therapy
Sam McDonald is an understanding and empathic counsellor with over 20 years’ professional experience. She is a member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, and has worked extensively in private practice. Sam specialises in counselling adolescents and adults, including couples and families.
Sam’s relaxed and welcoming approach quickly puts her clients at ease, and creates a safe and trusting environment for them to discuss their concerns. She provides unconditional support to her clients, helping them to gain insight about their concerns at their preferred pace. This ensures that clients feel listened to, and empowered to make changes in their own time and way. Sam is particularly skilled at helping couples in crisis to improve communication, reduce resentment, build trust, and deepen authentic intimacy.
Sam draws on a range of counselling approaches, and responds to individual needs and issues as they arise. Therapeutic techniques that Sam uses include: Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Affect Regulation Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, and specialist Relationship Therapy. Sam is committed to supporting her clients to find ways to live more at ease with themselves and others, resulting in profound personal growth and positive change.
Sam McDonald has appointments available in the following location: East Geelong
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