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Derek Goodlake

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My areas of expertise include: abuse, addiction and addictive behaviours, anxiety, bereavement, depression, divorce, grief, PTSD, phobia, relationships, self esteem, self harm, separation, sexuality, stress, trauma and supervision. I worked with young and adult clients in the UK Health Service, local government, charities and other agencies and my own practice in the UK before moving to Melbourne and working in Community Health and private practice.. Before becoming a counsellor I worked for Reuters, Nat West and American Express amongst other major companies. I understand the conflicts and pressures modern work and life imposes on us and our relationships. I am a Psychodynamic/Integrative counsellor, CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner. I believe that the counselling should be appropriate to the client. As such I will use techniques across the range of counselling disciplines to suit the client’s needs I am also an experienced telephone counsellor, having worked for telephone counselling helplines, dealing with crisis calls and scheduled sessions. I am also an EMDR Australia Practitioner. I work to the Australian Counselling Association and the EMDRAA Codes of Ethics. I am also a professional member of the Australian Hypnotists Association. 



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