Hi, I'm Anel
It takes a lot of courage to open your vulnerabilities to a stranger. In the right space it could also be very liberating and healing to talk to someone who is objective and experienced.
I believe it is an honour and privilege to be trusted with the deepest thoughts and feelings of my clients. With this privilege comes great responsibility and I aim to create a safe and comfortable environment where the client can express themselves fully without experiencing judgment.
The therapeutic relationship, including empathy, positive regard and genuineness, forms the foundation of my approach and other techniques and methods are considered secondary. Before any desired changes can be made, an individual first needs to be truly heard, understood and accepted.
Anel's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Anel completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology and Human Physiology, a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology.
She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
She adapts therapy to the needs of the individual and incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches including, but not limited to: Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness based approaches (ACT, DBT), Schema Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Hypnotherapy.
Anel worked in a wide variety of settings and industries, giving her a broad array of professional and life experience. After completing her studies, she started her psychology career in 2005 in South Africa, where she provided counselling to people experiencing enormously challenging circumstances in disadvantaged communities.
She immigrated to Australia in 2008 and have since worked in educational, corporate and private practice settings. She has experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds, ages and cultural groups, presenting with issues ranging from transitional adjustment problems to severe and chronic conditions.
She has a special interest in depression, anxiety, grief, work related stress, relationship problems and health concerns.