OUR TEAM

At Live Life Psychology we are a dedicated experienced team of clinicians focused on providing specialised care to improve meaningful change and optimal health. We offer evidence-based practices and health care models specialising in mental health and wellbeing, family dispute resolution, relationship therapy and hypnotherapy.

WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

In private practice we adopt a professional, warm approach to working with adults, adolescents, couples and children.

 

Therapeutic Approach

• Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation

• Parent/Adolescent Mediation, counselling

• Solution Focussed & Narrative Family Therapy

• Psychodynamic approach to individual adult and child counselling

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach to anxiety and depression

• Play Therapy

• Schema Therapy for Individuals and Couples

Areas of Expertise

• Grief and Loss issues

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Personality Disorders

• Relationship Counselling

• Workplace Conflict Management

• Family Conflict and Parenting Coaching

• Post Separation/Divorce Parenting

• Child Inclusive Practice in Family Mediation

• Child Therapy

• Parent and Adolescent relationship counselling

Catherine Holmes

Registered Psychologist

 

B.B.SC
Grad Dip.Ch & Adol. Psych

Voc. Grad. Dip FDR

Association/Registrations/Memberships:

Registered Psychologist - Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria

Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)

Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Federal Attorney General's Department

 

Cathy held many management positions for over 20 years at the Family Mediation Centre, including training manager and Child and Adolescent Services Manager.  Cathy was extensively involved in the original development and pilot study of Child Inclusive Practice in FDR with Dr Jenn McIntosh at The Family Medication Centre.  She went on to join the training team with Jenn McIntosh to roll out the Child Inclusive Practice training to the majority of FRC's across Australia when they were initially set up.  Cathy continues to clinically supervise a number of teams in Victoria and interstate in the areas of FDC, CIP, family counselling and child contact centre work.

 

Cathy has training qualifications and over 20 years experience delivering training packages to the private, corporate and community sectors in the areas of:  conflict management, mediation, separation/divorce and grief, mental health first aid, managing difficult personalities, Child Inclusive Practice and general child development issues.  She enjoys speaking about families and family transition issues in the media as it can assist in disseminating helpful information to families in need.

JacKIE Tilley

Master Counselling & Psychotherapy

Bachelor Holistic Counselling

Dip. Transpersonal Counselling

 

Specialist Cert. Couple’s Counselling

Cert. Emotion Focused Therapy

 

Member of ACA & PACFA

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Jackie is a qualified and experienced counsellor with a Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Bachelor of Counselling and a specialist qualification in couple’s counselling attained from Relationships Australia Victoria. She is a registered member of the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Jackie has undergone further training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy for both individuals and couples and is a registered member of the Melbourne Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (MCEFT). Extensive study and training has provided Jackie with a strong theoretical orientation that her patients benefit from through her ability to provide patients a balanced and integrative approach. Jackie’s approach is client-centered and is grounded in attachment and systems theory and includes acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion focused therapy, schema therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Jackie endeavours to formulate a well-considered and tailor-made treatment plan that will respect her patient’s uniqueness, their life journey, and particular situation.

Jackie works with adolescents, adults and couples. Jackie has experience managing a complex caseload who present a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, difficult life-transitions, identity and personality concerns and social-relational and emotional issues.

Jackie is a registered provider with Medibank Private and BUPA for patients who have counselling extras associated with their health insurance.

For more information,
visit my website below:
holisticcounsellor.net.au

Anne Muscatello

Early Childhood Specialist/Child Therapist

 

Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (B.E.C.S) Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies Diploma in Children’s Holistic Counselling Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Level 1 ABA Therapist Training, HH Dip (A.Th.)

Anne Muscatello is a qualified early childhood specialist and child therapist/counsellor with 20 years experience, working with children, parents and families, in the areas of public and private early childhood education/ development, the public health system and various support organisations. Her experience includes working with children aged from infancy to adolescence with varied developmental needs. Anne also provides clinical supervision for students and qualified professionals in the play therapy field, in addition to lecturing and supervising in children’s care and education services. In addition, Anne provides early childhood consulting and behaviour guidance to families and affiliated networks in the wider community, Anne provides educational and therapeutic based programs/services to assist in the development of the whole child/adolescent, with a focus on enhancing social and emotional wellbeing.

ANTHONY GRIMES

Anthony Grimes is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.  Having been in practice as a mediator since 1999, Anthony can assist with a range of disputes.

He also acts as child consultant in family law disputes. In addition, he offers mediation coaching and problem solving for one and clinical supervision for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.

Anthony brings a wealth of experience across several sectors of public administration and welfare, including government department administration, family law service delivery, and family relationships service delivery and administration. He utilises co-mediation with a number of experienced female co-mediators.

For more information,
visit my website below:
familymediation.melbourne/

Areas of Expertise

• Relationship Counselling

• Separation & Divorce

• Family Disputes

• Re-partnering & Step families

• Grief & Loss

• Parenting

• Life Transitions

• Feeling Stuck

• Conflict Resolution

• Trauma

• Children & Behavioural issues

Amanda Ferrucci

Master Social Science & Family Therapy

Dip. Counselling

Dip. Modern Psychology

Master NLP Practitioner

Life & Success Coach

 

Clinical Member AAFT

 

Certified in Neurosequential Model Of Therapeutics

Grief & Loss Education Program

Relationship, Marriage & Family Educator Training

Amanda is a Counsellor and Clinical Family Therapist and holds clinical membership with  The Australian Association of Family Therapists (AAFT). Amanda has extensive training  and experience in providing counselling to adults, children and families.

Specialising in the areas of relationships, separation and divorce, Amanda has worked for  over 11 years in Family Law Services, providing counselling, support, pyscho-education  and group programs to separated families experiencing a number of complex issues;  assisting them to resolve conflict, improve communication, manage court orders or  parenting plans and work towards more positive, child focused outcomes.

With professional training in a wide range of theories and modalities and substantial  experience in the areas of Attachment, Trauma, Child Development, Parenting, Grief &  Loss and Personal Development, Amanda will tailor interventions and implement  techniques to suit individual needs. She enjoys working with a wide range of clients, providing a safe, non-judgemental environment for clients to talk confidentially about the  issues and concerns that are impacting on their lives. Amanda strives to ensure a client centered and collaborative approach to her work that meets the specific needs and goals of  her clients, at a pace that suits them.

For more information visit my website: familyandrelationshipcounselling.com.au

 DR PAULA RODGER

Counsellor

BPsychSci(PGradDip), PhD (PsychSci)

Member of Australian Counselling Association

 

Paula has extensive experience in an array of adolescent and adult mental health issues. She has worked in the fields of mental health promotion and service development in community care. She specialises in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief as well as attachment and adjustment disorders. Paula employs an empathic and solution focused approach to treatment with a focus in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy.

 

Available Wednesday and Thursdays

LIVE LIFE PSYCHOLOGY

 

livelifepsychology@gmail.com

9578 5522 or 0458 418 503