Adults & Couples

We are offering in-clinic appointments, where it is appropriate and safe to do so. We are also set up to offer on-line (Telehealth) for Adults, (including on-line EMDR).

NDIS – we can offer NDIS therapeutic support services, for anyone who is Self Managed, Plan Managed or NDIA Managed

We are particularly interested in helping Individual Adults and Couples find their way and thrive. To connect to their strengths and reconnect to hope, so they can ‘bounce forward’ towards re-generation and greater resilience

We can help with:

 We offer Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy to address the following:

(Psychotherapy is deeper, longer term work)

   Trauma Recovery  

   Difficult Life Transitions              

   Regulating Emotions, Worries, & Moods                       

  Managing Stress & Mindfulness

 Professional Burn-Out and Vicarious Trauma in health and educational workers


  Trauma Recovery 

  • Trauma Informed Psychotherapy – Healing through relationship
  • EMDR (Both in clinic and online)
  • DBT Skills Development – Learning powerful new coping skills
  • Somatic Therapy – working on how our bodies hold Trauma Memories
  • Expressive Therapies – Using Art & Music (when words aren’t enough)
  • Exploring Adult Attachment Difficulties related to Early Complex and Developmental Trauma

Difficult Life Transitions

  • Navigating the journey of grief and loss
  • Responding to redundancy, retirement or an empty nest
  • Adjusting to significant health changes in self or loved one
  • The many challenges of new parenthood or becoming a blended family
  • Difficulties in seeking ‘balance’ or ‘meaning’ in life
  • Developing Self-Compassion

Regulating Emotions, Worries, & Moods

  • Overcoming the disabling effects of Ruminating Thoughts, Fears or Anxiety
  • Dealing with Depression
  • Managing Stress, learning Relaxation and Mindfulness Skills
  • Enhancing Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Gaining self-Awareness to live a life free from the emotional ‘roller-coaster’
  • Moving away from Unhelpful Coping Behaviours & Destructive Patterns

Burn-Out and Managing Stress & Addressing  Burn-Out and Vicarious Trauma in front-line Health and Educational Professionals

  • Managing Stress
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation Skills
  • Learning to avoid and/or address Compassion Fatigue or Burn-out
  • Supporting self-care and work/life balance
  • Vicarious Trauma prevention and recovery
  • Developing Self-Compassion

For information on Clinical Supervision services click here

  NDIS services for self and plan managed clients


Relationship and Couple Counselling (Nerida Dunkerly)

  • Addressing Relationship Difficulties
  • Struggles with communication
  • Betrayal of trust and affair recovery
  • Building or Rebuilding a Healthy, Stable Relationship
  • Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Couple Enrichment
  • Separation and Divorce Recovery

Reconnect, Reboot, Revive, Restore Your Relationship – Book an appointment with our experienced Gottman Method Couples Therapist.

Ask about our Relationship Package – Purchase a 10 sessions package and receive a 15% discount


Are you struggling to communicate or to express yourself in relationships? Are your relationship difficulties impacting other areas of your life? Do you feel frustrated and disillusioned?

 Do you find yourself saying?

“we used to be happy, now our problems feel insurmountable, we just don’t see eye to eye anymore? We are stuck. We just keep drifting apart. We don’t seem to be able to communicate like we used to and we are arguing more frequently. It’s like we have separate lives. Our sex life is almost non-existent.

Nerida specialises in Relationship Counselling. Her couple therapy approach is based on the John Gottman method, which combines the knowledge and wisdom of over forty years of research. Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships.

Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:

  • Frequent conflict and arguments
  • Poor communication
  • Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
  • Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting.

In couple’s therapy, the path to renewed trust and commitment is paved with exercises to change toxic communication styles into those that foster respect and compassion. Strategies involve learning a new dialogue.

For more details about the Gottman Method please see

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