Master of Clinical Family Therapy
Bachelor of Human Services
Stephen is an exceptional counsellor with over 21 years’ experience working in a broad range of settings. Stephen’s approach is client-centred, and he has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with complex needs.
Stephen is an experienced, compassionate counsellor who genuinely listens. He is adept at dealing with a broad range of concerns, helping his clients to examine their core beliefs and understanding of issues affecting them. Adjusting thoughts, feelings and behaviours through evidence-based counselling techniques creates opportunities for authentic growth and long-lasting change. Stephen supports his clients in adopting and maintaining effective approaches to any difficulties that they’re experiencing, creating a renewed sense of optimism and wellbeing.
Stephen draws on a range of therapeutic approaches in his practice, including Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. His specialist training in Radical Exposure Tapping is especially helpful for anxiety, relationship conflict and PTSD. He also has considerable experience working with groups of clients; couple and family counselling are two major areas of interest and expertise for Stephen.
Stephen Schmidtke has appointments available in the following location: Balwyn
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