Judi Barwick

 
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For bookings and enquiries please contact:

Ph: 0408 726 544

Email: judi@taracounselling.com.au

Website: www.taracounselling.com.au

I can provide treatment with rebates as do psychologists when a Mental Health Care Plan is provided. Please ask your GP to write the referral to me as JUDI BARWICK - MENTAL HEALTH ACCREDITED SOCIAL WORKER.

 
 
We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.
— Zig Ziglar

About me

My first career was a Registered Nurse (for 13 years) and then when becoming involved in Lifeline, I was chosen by my boss to be his Training Officer and Supervisor of Counselling for 10 years.  From there I went to University to obtain a Social Work Degree to formalise my experience as a counsellor / therapist. I worked as a counsellor and other roles with Department of Veterans Affairs for nearly 20 years during which I had a small private practice.  My longer term goal was to enhance my private practice which I have now been doing for five and a half years.

My work is dynamic, non-judgemental and person centred in nature hence I am keen to know you and hear your needs so that you may feel you are capable of change which can happen when you have a sense of new awareness in your life. I truly want to hear you so that you can get what you need.

Areas of expertise

I am passionate about professional development especially in the areas of Relationships / Couples and Families as well as all and complex Mental Health issues. I am certified as an Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist and also completed training in Gottman Relationship Method and Encounter Centred Couples Therapy.

I love what Neuroscience research is offering and hence I am qualified in BRAINSPOTTING and INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS Therapy and Havening. We know now that it is possible for our brains to change.  We know that it is possible to regulate our internal systems and Body/Mind therapies are now a specialty. 

I utilise trauma based therapies (and can help with complex PTSD) that include appropriate use of therapies that recognise the importance of Attachment Theory. 

I look forward to seeing you as an individual, as a couple or as a family.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work (first class honours)
Member - Australian Association of Social Workers
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare rebates with a GP referral)
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Level  1, 2, and 3 trained Gottman Relationship Therapist (currently attending to certification)