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Therapy with Marina Vaccaro

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Marina

Professional Approach
 

I will be with you every step of the way.

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About Me

A Trusted Therapist

I am an experienced registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Midwife. I work with parents and individuals from a variety of backgrounds and pathways of life. I can also speak Italian and German as I migrated here from Europe. My joint professions of counselling and midwifery give me the experience to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment where clients can work towards their goals using a collaborative and strengths-based approach. I offer support with birth trauma, breastfeeding, anxiety, depression, trauma and the challenges in the transition to parenthood and any other life transition and change.

I integrate my counselling practices with mindfulness and art and utilise a variety of evidence-based practices including Person Centred, Solution-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based on a Psychodynamic approach. I also offer birth debriefing and am a certified clinician in Practical Resources for Effective Postpartum Parenting (PREPP) and EMDR.

I know through my own lived experience that having a baby can be a life-changing, meaningful and enjoyable experience. Thanks to my experience I can support you through your journey and can gently guide you toward achieving your goals and resolving issues in a way that suits you.

I offer a free 15 minute meeting session.

Services

01

$ 100 AUD

50 Mins

Individual Therapy 

Individual therapy sessions tailored to suit your needs. Sessions may be face to face or online.

03

$ 150 AUD

50 Mins

Birth Debrief

  • Education on birthing and what to expect, as well as personalized coping strategies.

  • Personalized Birth Plans to assist with upcoming Birth/ Birth Trauma.

  • Education on the fourth Trimester, including Perinatal mental health conditions, such as Depression and Anxiety.

  • Baby's developmental milestones, such as sleep and eating.  

EMDR sessions (to be agreed)

Length of treatment varies per individual, however approximately:

  • 2 Preliminary sessions (60 minutes each)

  • 3 EMDR sessions (75 - 90 minutes each) 

  • 1 final session (60 Minutes)

These sessions are offered only face to face.
EMDR therapy can be integrated into my regular counselling sessions or used independently to address a specific memory or experience. It is a well-researched and effective psychotherapy technique known to aid in trauma recovery and managing distressing life events.

02

$ 100 AUD

50 Mins

Perinatal support sessions

  • Education on birthing and what to expect, as well as personalized coping strategies.

  • Personalized Birth Plans to assist with upcoming Birth/ Birth Trauma.

  • Education on the fourth Trimester, including Perinatal mental health conditions, such as Depression and Anxiety.

  • Baby's developmental milestones, such as sleep and eating.

04

$ 1000 AUD

  • Two Pre-natal therapy sessions (in office/Telehealth) - 50 minutes each

  • x1 Birth debrief session (usually within the first 1-3 weeks, in office/Telehealth) - 90 minutes

  • x1 Therapy session 4 weeks Postpartum (in office/Telehealth).- 50 Minutes each.

  • Email support with me (within office hours) for first 4-weeks Postpartum.

Perinatal Support Package

Sessions may include, though are not limited to:

  • Education on birthing and what to expect, as well as personalized coping strategies.

  • Personalized Birth Plans to assist with upcoming Birth/ Birth Trauma.

  • Education on the fourth Trimester, including Perinatal mental health conditions, such as Depression and Anxiety.

  • Supportive sessions around baby's developmental milestones, such as sleep and eating.

  • Supportive sessions around sleep and breastfeeding issues.

  • Information and warm referrals to Perinatal Community services where necessary.
     

Get your free 15 minute meeting session.

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Call me: 0420847636
Email: marinavaccarocounsellor@gmail.com

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