About Nerida

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Nerida Dunkerley Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Supervisor (PACFA)

Nerida has extensive experience and specialist training in the provision of :

  • DBT and Somatic therapy (Body work with trauma)
  • EMDR (in person & on-line)
  • John Gottman Method Couples Therapy 
  • Clinical Supervision (Groups and Individuals)

Clinical Member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (CMPACFA) and registered to provide mental health services through NDIS funding. Rebates are also available through some Health funds

I’m so glad you found me! Using a strengths-based perspective, I will help you find your voice, feel more empowered and uncover the resources you can draw upon to move forward.

I now have over 30 years’ experience working with people with a variety of issues, providing a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship for those, who often saw their future as unclear, overwhelming and uncertain. I help my clients to see and move towards a future which holds potential and fulfillment, where they can flourish.

 I am committed to ongoing training to ensure I provide up-to-date and evidence-based trauma therapy.   I offer a healing relationship, and help my clients develop the skills to “Live a Life Worth Living”.

I have specialist training in the provision of DBT and Somatic therapy (Body work with trauma) from the Centre for Mental Health, Australian DBT Institute. As well as working with individuals, I have also been delivering therapeutic group programs for substance abuse recovery groups and DBT skills development.

I experienced in providing  EMDR,  both face-to-face and online

Relationship and Couple Counselling is my other passion. I love working with couples and seeing them flourish, and their relationships succeed. I am a Certified Facilitator in the Prepare/Enrich marriage preparation program and I have completed John Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training.

My long involvement with families and relationships, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges that we all face at different stages of life and relationships.

Clinical Supervision. I absolutely love and am passionate about the opportunity to work with and support other counsellors and psychotherapists. So they can further develop their provision of quality, evidence based practices, and also practice self-care so they can remain the best therapists they can be. I am currently employed as a Trainer /Assessor delivering the Diploma of Counselling. I am a registered clinical supervisor with PACFA.

Qualifications

Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Counselling
Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT) & Somatic Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1&2                                                        Community Educator, Cert IV in Training and Assessment

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