Addiction, Couples & Counselling Services Melbourne, Psychologist Christine Steentjes

Christine Steentjes is a registered (general) psychologist.

Qualifications:

Christine has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology. She holds full AHPRA membership and is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Experience:

With over 20 years in the field her experience includes work in the field of addictions, working with families in crisis and 6-7 years working in private practice. She has also worked with pregnant women with high risk behaviours and run mother-baby groups for mum’s with birthing and attachment issues. Along with the above, she has undergone training and has experience in Life Coaching. She has worked from counselling clinics, Royal Women’s Hospital, residential rehabilitation units and conducted home visits when working for not for profit organizations.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Assertiveness training
  • Behavioural problems
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transition and adjustment issues
  • Life/ personal coaching
  • OCD
  • Panic disorders
  • Parenting
  • Personality disorders
  • Peri-natal depression
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse and other addictons
  • Trauma

Types of treatment modalities used:

Modalities used are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. However over the years she has developed an eclectic style that also incorporates a psycho dynamic and highly client centred approach. Her work mainly centres around adults and couples.

Christine is highly committed to her work with her clients. With a strong focus on client centred therapy she believes in fitting therapy to the client developing an individual approach based on the person. The therapeutic alliance is of utmost importance to Christine and she takes the time to develop meaningful relationships with her clients as the basis from which to explore her clients’ needs.

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