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Monique explains her favourite part of the role
"The ability to share such genuine, human experiences with another person. I love exploring their values and what is important to them and feel completely honoured to be in a position to embark on such an important journey with them."
Monique can help with the following
Note: Monique sees children
from the age of 7
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What disorders do you specialise in?
"Trauma (PTSD), Grief and loss, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Anger management issues, Alcohol and Drug (AOD) counselling, Academic / work pressures
What about your training sets you apart from the rest?
"I have quite an eclectic style of treatment incorporating a range of different modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindful-Based Therapy (MBT) and Schema Therapy. These therapies all include elements of psychoeducation, specific skills training (eg. anger management, stress management, communication skills) and relaxation/ arousal reduction strategies."
Monique talks about her experience here:
"I am a fully registered Psychologist in NSW, a registered Medicare provider, an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Association and a Professional Member of the Blue Knot Foundation (formerly known as Adults Surviving Childhood Abuse (ASCA)). I studied my 4-year undergraduate at Wollongong University where I obtained a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and completed a fifth year of study at Macquarie University where I obtained a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology. I have also been fortunate to gain a wealth of experience in the community sector for the past 8 years where I have worked in the drug and alcohol/dual diagnosis sector at rehabilitation services in the Illawarra and North Sydney regions, as well as 2 years in Nepean/Blue Mountains area working in adolescent mental health. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to work overseas in India where I mentored young Australians as we worked with local women and children to improve their lives via social business projects. I work with a variety of clients and concerns. My current area of interest is working with the individual's mind-body connection in order to heal, grow and reconnect to a meaningful life."
What do you love about being outside?
"The sensory experience it provides – the feeling of sun on my skin, fresh air/breeze, sound of the ocean. It reminds me to be mindful rather than stuck in an office (!) - an appreciation for natural beauty really.
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