Relatewell

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Meet our Team

A team of highly trained psychologists & counsellors caring for your well-being since 1978

Psychologists

A dedicated and specialist team of psychologists matching structured evidence-based interventions to individual's needs and complexities in the clinical delivery of targeted psychological support services to adults, adolescents and children. 

 

Robert Thomson

Robert is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  

Robert has experience treating people who present with mild to moderate mental health challenges, seeing both adult and child clients. He is committed to assist each with their individual issues, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationships and trauma, using appropriate evidence-based treatments.

Location: Telehealth only


Lyvia Govinden 

Lyvia is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She currently works with an array of individuals whom present with mild to moderate mental illness and whom benefit from psychological intervention. She also works with perinatal specific referrals, couples postpartum and couples maturing in their relationship. She is skilled in individual and couples counselling; and support and therapeutic counselling. 

Lyvia is also a Sexologist and has a keen interest in working with both individuals and couples in mental health issues relating to relationships, sexuality and sexual identity.

Lyvia is passionate about helping adults and children navigate the lifespan.

Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)


Rebecca Fakhri

Rebecca is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute. She has worked with a vast range of individuals of different ages and background and particularly enjoys working with adults, children and families. 

Rebecca is skilled in current evidence-based therapies; and currently works with mild to moderate presentations of mental illness in adults and children; as well as perinatal specific mental health referrals. She is passionate about psychology and human behavior.

Rebecca will be registered in December 2022. 

Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)


Provisional Psychologists

In partnership with Cairnmillar Institute, commencing in 2023.


Counsellors & Psychotherapists

A dedicated team of counsellors matching structured evidence-based lifespan theories and counselling approaches to individual's needs and complexities in the delivery of counselling support to individuals and couples. 

 

Madeleine Anbar

Family & Relationship Services (FaRS) Unit Team Leader

Madeleine has graduated with a Masters of Counselling from Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Madeleine has experience working with individuals, couples and families in a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, anger-management, self-esteem, stress management and interpersonal issues.

Madeleine particularly enjoys working with clients in the perinatal space and has a strong focus on the importance of the development and maintenance of healthy relationships between couples and families. 

Madeleine is a registered Circle of Security ParentingTM Facilitator; and is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  

Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg), Wardens Walk Maternal Child Health Centre (Coburg) & Springvale Service for Children (Springvale)   


Amanda Sacco

Amanda is a graduate of the Master of Counselling at Monash University; and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Amanda has experience working with client’s experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression and specialises in working with couples and families. 

She utilises a person-centered approach with her clients through cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction and motivational interviewing. 

Amanda is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. 

Location: RelateWell Centre (Coburg)


Colleen Reilly

Colleen Reilly is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Cairnmillar Institute and her Couple and Relationship Studies and Internship at Relationships Australia.

Colleen specialises in working with couple and relationship issues, and also has extensive experience in anxiety and panic disorders; loss and grief; low self-esteem; mild to moderate depression; stress management, and finding purpose and meaning in life. 

Colleen is a trained Emotion Focused Therapist, but depending on the needs of her clients draws from skills-based approaches such as Mindfulness and CBT. She often provides useful practical reading material to broaden the understanding of specific issues for her clients.

Her focus is on being fully present with you, in an empathetic, calming and non-judgmental space.

Colleen is passionate about her work with people and is delighted to be a team member at RelateWell.

Colleen is an Adult Educator / Facilitator of relationship courses at RelateWell; and is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Location: RelateWell Centre Coburg


Student Counsellors

All student placements are currently studying their Master of Counselling at Monash University; and are undertaking their placement component with RelateWell. 

Angela Halim

Nadia Hale

Location: Springvale Service for Children


Relationship Educators / Facilitators

Our relationship programs are run by tertiary qualified, experienced adult educators who are either psychologists or counsellors working in the field of couple relationships. They have a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based relationship theory and provide an interactive, insightful learning space for couples.  All trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

 

Colleen Reilly

Colleen is an experienced Counsellor as well as an experienced Adult Educator / Facilitator of relationship courses at RelateWell.


Amanda Sacco

Amanda is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. 


 

We see people presenting with:

Mild to Moderate Mental Health Issues

Perinatal Mental Health

Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues

Separation or divorce

Anger Management

Depression

Anxiety disorders

Parenting Issues

Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues 

Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues

Interpersonal Issues

Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues

Sexuality and sexual identity

Grief & Loss

Abuse & violence in relationships

Stress Management

Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues

Career Guidance

Locations: Coburg, Brunswick West, Springvale, Pascoe Vale

Services available:

Low cost counselling available (dependent on income)

Medicare rebates under Mental Health Care Plan

BULK BILLING (eligibility applies) under Mental Health Care Plan

Private Health Insurance rebates

CAREinMIND Mental Health Services (free counselling services)

Sessions 55-60 minutes duration