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Fernanda

Languages Spoken - English and Portuguese 

Fernanda is a registered counsellor who offers an impressive list of credentials which are complimented by her wealth of lived and professional experience. Fernanda specializes in individual, relationship and family counselling. 

Meet Fernanda

Fernanda (she/her pronouns) is an open minded, kind, compassionate and practical counsellor who enjoys working with adults and families from all ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, and religious, spiritual, and non-religious perspectives. Fernanda is a kink and poly friendly counsellor, who has an interest in human sexuality and relationship diversities.  Fernanda has a background in psychology, counselling, therapy and advocacy. Fernanda believes that it is truly an honor to share her knowledge and provide clients with the tools they need to grow and connect with themselves and others. Fernanda utilises varying approaches in her individual and couples counselling and will tailor her approach to suit the needs of her clients. Fernanda is a results driven counsellor and is big believer in helping clients to incorporate techniques and strategies in to their life so they can experience positive, long term and sustainable changes.

Clients can expect her professional and clinical experience to aid them in achieving the goals desired. Fernanda's ability to create a warm, comfortable and accepting environment to discuss intimate and personal issues is of great value and importance to the work that she does. Fernanda is committed to supporting her clients no matter where they are at in their life journey and truly believes that people matter. 

Areas of Interest 

  • Relationship and couples counselling

  • Family Counselling

  • Intimacy and sexuality

  • Individual counselling

  • Separation counselling

  • Mental health

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Gender counselling

  • Traditional and non-traditional relationships

  • Separation and divorce counselling

  • Conflict management 

  • Grief counselling

  • Domestic and family violence

Specialised Training 

  • Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling - Australian Institute of Social Relations

  • Psychology Honours - The University of Southern Queensland

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology - Monash University

  • Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level 1

  • The Family Doors (detection of overall risk screen)

  • Child Focus Practice Course

  • Advanced Communication

  • Methodology of Intellectual Development 

Therapy Approaches  

  • CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Systemic Therapy

  • Humanistic Therapy

  • Person Centered Therapy

Fernanda tailors her approach to meet the unique goals and needs of her clients.

Professional Memberships  

Fernanda holds professional membership and is a registered supervisor with the ACA (Australian Counselling Association). 

Work with Fernanda

Fernanda offers individual and relationship counselling as well as parent consultations. She offers her services via telehealth and in person at our office located in Bella Vista, New South Wales, Australia.
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In Person and telehealth sessions run for 60 minutes and cost $115.00 for individuals and $190.00 for couples and families. 

When you work with Fernanda, you may be able to receive rebates with Avant Mutual, Doctors Health Fund and GU Health. 

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