BA(Psych), DipCouns, CertIV TAE
Counsellor, Trainer, Supervisor, Consultant and Practice Director
Bianca is a counsellor with extensive experience in the community mental health and human rights sectors.
She provides individual counselling to adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, life transitions, grief and loss, gender and identity concerns and relationship issues. She supports people to develop the skills and capacity to achieve their goals, explore their potential and feel more passionate about life.
Bianca also provides counselling to couples and families who are struggling with communication or conflict, supporting them to identity their priorities and work towards respectful and supportive goals.
Bianca believes in collaboratively working with people to identify and build upon their strengths and resources to achieve personally meaningful goals. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches to support clients, drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems therapy.
Bianca worked as a mental health practitioner, team leader and manager in community mental health programs for 9 years, leading and supervising staff and supporting clients with mental health issues and homelessness.
She is passionate about preventing violence against women, children and gender diverse people. She is a consultant, trainer and supervisor in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW) sector. She has worked for Women With Disabilities Victoria for 51/2 years, most recently as a manager of the Gender and Disability Workforce Development program, working to provide workforce development and resource to disability, local government and education organisations to reduce violence against women with disabilities.
She has a degree in psychology, A Diploma in Counselling, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and is currently finishing her Master of Teaching.
Bianca's preferred pronouns are She/Her.
Bianca sees clients on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with after hours availability.