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An exploration of self can open the door to a whole new world of possibilities…

 
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About

Our emotions tell a story, they direct our actions.  But unless we are aware of how they influence what we do, they can often get in the way.

Talking Emotions helps you listen. Not only to the story that comes from your head, but also to what your body has to say. Developing greater awareness of your emotional experience and the skills to manage it can be the springboard to creating healthier relationships with self and others, and lead to a more productive life.

Director, Louise Cooper, established Talking Emotions to provide an arena where emotions take centre stage.

Let’s start the conversation.

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Counselling

Talking Emotions offers individual counselling for adults and adolescents. Our South Yarra and Fitzroy locations have excellent access to public transport and a variety of parking options.

Talking Emotions can help with:

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Sexuality and gender

  • Chronic illness

Medicare and private health insurance rebated sessions are available. The fee for a 50-minute, individual session is $180. Talking Emotions practitioners and associates are trained in Emotion Focused Therapy as well as other specialised modalities.

Talking Emotions provides LGBTI inclusive practice. 

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Training

Talking Emotions offers presentations and workshops for professional development and to assist in promoting well-being in the workplace. 

  • Mental health in the workplace

  • LGBTIQ inclusiveness (for health professionals and workplaces)

  • Managing Stress & Anxiety

  • Psychosocial aspects of Parkinson's Disease

Talking Emotions can tailor a program to meet your specific needs.

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Practitioners

 
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Dr Louise Cooper
Director of Talking Emotions

South Yarra and Fitzroy

Louise is an experienced presenter, facilitator, counsellor and supervisor. She establishes collaborative working relationships with clients, engendering mutual respect and a celebration of individuality. She believes that each individual necessarily needs to be encouraged to take responsibility for change in their lives and endeavours to foster a nurturing and supportive environment where challenges can be approached in safety.

Louise hopes to assist individual clients in gaining meaning from the past, an ability to live in the present, and hope for the future.

When working with groups, Louise draws from her experience as an actor and broadcaster to skillfully engage people in stories and metaphor that facilitate learning.

Louise is a former co-ordinator of group programs at the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) and practitioner at Drummond Street Services Queerspace. She is an AHPRA registered supervisor, an internationally accredited supervisor in Emotion Focused Therapy, and Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy.

Contact Louise


Talking Emotions associates are practitioners in Emotion Focused Therapy as well as other approaches.


Charlotte Cunningham

Charlotte Cunningham
Psychologist

Fitzroy

Charlotte is a registered psychologist who has a background in acting and literature studies, and an enduring fascination with the human condition. Drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches, Charlotte works within a collaborative, person-centred, humanistic framework, both guiding and being guided by her clients. Ultimately, she is committed to supporting clients in exploring, understanding and integrating their lived experience so that they may develop authentic and meaningful lives.

Charlotte has worked in public, private and not-for-profit mental health services, providing both group and individual support. She has extensive experience working with addictions, and with people 16 + who experience personality disorders, eating disorders, developmental and post-traumatic stress, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Charlotte is also passionate about the journey through grief and loss, and challenging life transitions.

Contact Charlotte on 0403 828 431 for more information.


Angie Jaman

Angie Jaman
Clinical psychologist

South Yarra

Angie is an experienced clinical psychologist who is passionate about developing professional, nurturing, collaborative, and therapeutic relationships with clients in order to bring about meaningful, sustainable change for individuals. Angie provides psychological treatment for adolescents, adults and couples specialising in depression, couples counselling and the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She mainly utilises Schema Therapy but also incorporates a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She has extensive training in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy.

Angie’s approach focuses on helping people develop a new relationship with their internal processes based on an understanding of how they came to be who they are, acceptance of themselves as they are today, and commitment to change unhelpful actions to build a life worth living. Above all, her approach is client-centred and holistic, meaning all aspects of the individual and their life are taken into consideration in order to promote achievable and sustainable wellbeing. And somewhere in there, she hopes to have a laugh and bring some fun into the therapeutic space!

Contact Angie on 0447 564 227 for more information.


Immogen O'Connor

Immogen O'Connor
Psychologist

South Yarra and Fitzroy

Immogen works from a humanistic, client-centered and emotion focused perspective to assist people in understanding and healing their emotional system. She facilitates a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic space for people to share and explore their most sensitive and difficult issues. Immogen works with adolescents (12+) as well as adults and has a particular interest in working with addictive and/or compulsive behaviours, pain and trauma and childhood sexual abuse.

Visit the Head to Heart Psychology website or contact Immogen at immogen.oconnor@gmail.com or on 0438 071 109 for more information.


Colleen Reilly

Colleen Reilly
Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor

South Yarra

Colleen Reilly offers individuals and couples counselling and psychotherapy in a supportive and healing environment. Her special interest, and training, is in couple and relationship therapy.

By providing an empathetic, fair and non-judgmental space to work through personal issues, Colleen helps her clients with concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and grief, parenting, and stress management.

Visit the Purple Heart Counselling website or call 0413 542 653 for more information.


Ash White

Ash White
Psychologist & Psychotherapist

South Yarra

Ash aims to help people to understand themselves, navigate relationships, perceive the world more clearly, and discover meaning in life as well as find their own innate resources to cope and to heal.

He starts by treating clients as unique individuals, no cookie-cutter therapy approaches. In collaboration with clients, he comes up with ways that are tailor-made for specific problems, circumstances, and personal strengths. His special areas of experience are perfectionism, facing terminal illness, and adjustment after military service or after leaving religion.

Visit the Mosaic Psychology website for call 0449 256 255 for more information.

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Contact

Phone 0408 051 290
Email lou@talkingemotions.com.au

Talking Emotions South Yarra
Suite 208, 122 Toorak Road
South Yarra VIC 3141

Talking Emotions Fitzroy
Level 1, 411 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

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