Master of Clinical Family Therapy
Bachelor of Human Services
Stephen is an exceptionally skilled counsellor with over 21 years’ experience, providing effective counselling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Stephen has a client-centred focus and supports his clients by helping to unlock concerns, provide insight and working with you to determine strategies to manage challenges and create positive opportunities.
Stephen is a compassionate counsellor who genuinely listens to each person that sits with him. 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. Stephen’s considerable experience ensures the value and expertise you expect from professional counselling services.
Stephen Schmidtke has appointments available in the following location: Balwyn
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