Valentina is experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in the areas of:
- Depression and mood disorders
- Sexual identity
- Relationship, marital and family (working with individuals, couples and/or family groups)
- Alcohol and other dependencies
- Trauma and loss
- Workplace issues
- Work/life balance
- Health and lifestyle
Valentina has been trained in several evidence based therapeutic techniques including CBT, interpersonal therapy, solution focused brief therapy, family systems therapy, narrative and mindfulness approaches. She tailors counselling to the personality and needs of the client in a non-judgmental and supportive way.
Valentina obtained her Psychology qualification through Curtin University of Technology and has over 15 years of experience working with people in various Community Based organisations and for the last 7 years in Private Practice working with children, adults, couples and families. Coming from a former Yugoslav background she is particularly tuned to the role of culture in communication and relationships and uses this in the therapy space to explore personal values and beliefs systems. Her personal style is towards collaborative approaches that inspire curiosity, hope and empower change.
Valentina is also fluent in Croatian, Serbian & Bosnian languages.
Valentina runs her own independent practice and engages Clear Health Psychology to provide administrative and other business services to enable her to provide assessment and treatment to her clients.
Appointment duration: 51 minutes
Individuals: $195.00 per appointment
Couples: $215.00 per appointment
Family Counselling: $260.00 per appointment
Medicare rebate is available with a Mental Health Care Plan for individual appointments.
Cancellation Policy: Appointments are precious and we appreciate you giving at least 24 hours notice if you cannot attend. For cancellations under 24 hours, 50% of the session rate will apply with no Medicare rebate.
Please note: Valentina does not accept appointments for clients under 14 years of age.