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Fee $150 (no Medicare rebate)

Trying to manage your feelings and emotions on your own can leave you feeling frustrated and stuck. One of my skills as a counsellor is knowing how to best support you to grow a deeper understanding of yourself. Once you build a deeper understanding about what motivates your emotions and behaviours, together we can develop a strategy to manage them.

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Hello, I'm Yann Schipfer - Counsellor

As your counsellor, I do everything possible to help you feel relaxed, comfortable and supported during our time together. My person-centred approach to your therapy means I listen to you without judgement, and we work at a pace that suits you. 

I gently explore your unique life experiences to gain an understanding of your situation. We'll work collaboratively to manage any current difficulties you may have,  and set goals that aim to reduce distress, and enhance meaning and fulfilment. 

My experience and expertise

I have extensive personal experience working within the emergency services for two decades in Europe, Africa and Australia. I have worked within the armed forces, police force, in private security, and the prison system.

I am very committed to working with people encountering difficulties after experiencing or
witnessing traumatic events. I also work effectively with clients presenting with various concerns including:

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Acute Stress

  • Debriefing (crisis counselling)

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • Depression

  • Stress

I rely on a range of supportive and evidence-based therapies to assist my clients, from humanistic and person-centred approaches to  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and exposure therapy. Because my approach is supportive and collaborative, I always seek your input to ensure your sessions are in line with your goals, strengths and lifestyle. I am fluent in English and French.


"Parfois, il est plus facile de communiquer les difficultés dans votre langue maternelle, les thérapies peuvent être pratiqueìs en anglais et en français"

My credentials and experience

Mental Health in Adults (OCA)

Counselling Advanced Certificate (OCA)

Introduction to Relationship Counselling (OCA)

Diploma of Counselling (AIPC) - Currently Completing

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