I am a child and adolescent counsellor, and music therapist. I have many years’ experience working with children, teens and their parents, including where experiences of trauma may have affected their ability to experience safe, joyful relating together. In sessions I use play, art and music to help young people connect to their feelings and work through their difficulties. I frequently include parents and/or other caregivers in the counselling process, so they can learn new perspectives and ways of helping their child or teenager. My work draws from my training in child and adolescent psychotherapy, transpersonal counselling and music therapy. For young people who have experienced trauma, I am trained in trauma specific techniques including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Master of Mental Health Science (Monash University), Graduate Diploma Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (Monash University) Diploma Transpersonal Counselling (Ikon Institute), Graduate Diploma Music Therapy (University of Melbourne)
Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA): 28105, Clinical Member of the Australian Music Therapy Association.
Dr Vivienne Colegrove
I have over twenty years' experience working as a relationship and family counsellor and music therapist. I draw on current theory and research about the neurobiological effects of trauma to teach and supervise counsellors and psychotherapists. My professional mission is to heal the effects of trauma on body, mind, and relationships. I offer professional supervision, training and support to counsellors and therapists working with traumatised intimate adult partners and families.
PhD, Master of Couple and Relationship Counselling; Post-Grad Dipl Family Therapy; Advanced Cert Trauma Therapy; Grad Dipl Music Therapy; Certificate of Developmental Psychiatry.
Clinical member and registered clinical supervisor of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia 21131