Ashley White

Ashley White
Name: Ashley White
Qualifications: Psychologist
Member, Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Master of Counselling Psychology (La Trobe University)
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Swinburne University of Technology)
Bachelor of Social Science (Swinburne University of Technology)
Long Description:

It gets full-on at times. Life feels demanding, people seem harsh or confusing, the hurt feels overwhelming, and the answers seem so far away. Other times, you’re left wondering what the point of it all is, and whether there is more to life.

I want to help however I can.

Helping people to understand themselves, navigate relationships, perceive the world more clearly, and discover meaning in life brings me great joy. Even better is helping people find their own innate resources to cope and to heal.

It can be challenging to start therapy. People can feel wary or sceptical, or see it as a sign that they’ve failed. I know, because I’ve been there.

Trust is earned, and I expect to have to earn yours. I’ll start by treating you as a unique individual. No cookie-cutter therapy approaches. We will come up with ways that are tailor-made for your specific problems, circumstances, and personal strengths.

It feels really good to be listened to, understood, and supported. Gaining clarity, a kinder attitude towards yourself, and a set of tools to navigate life will be worth the effort.

Let me know when you’re ready!

Treatment Orientation(s): I’m most enthusiastic about Emotion Focused Therapy, as it fits with my natural inclination to value emotions, live truthfully, and trust the shared, moment-to-moment experiences of client and therapist in-session.

In reality, though, I’m a true intergrationist in the service of the best interests of my clients. I see no problems with being informed by neuroscientific explanatory models of human experience and relationships, at the same time as being sensitive to existential themes in clients’ narratives about their lives. I borrow from mainstream psychotherapeutic approaches like CBT and ACT where appropriate, whilst mining the wisdom contained within classic literature, film, and Western and Eastern philosophy in order to co-construct a tailored therapeutic approach with each client.
Specialties: Anxiety
Abuse-related trauma
Adjustment after military service
Men in relationships
Meaning and purpose in life
Work and study
Terminal illness
Adjustment after leaving religion
Phone Number: 0449256255
Address: Suite 208, 122 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141, Victoria
City: Melbourne
Zip Code: 3141

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