COUNSELLING Our highly qualified counsellors work with people experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional challenges. A broad range of evidence-based counselling interventions are drawn upon to meet the individualised needs of each person. We are friendly, inclusive, non-judgemental and welcoming.
Felicity Massey - Counsellor
Felicity is a warm and competent professional with 20+ years experience working to make a difference in people’s lives. She welcomes diversity in all its wonderful forms and seeks to provide a safe and inclusive space for all. Felicity will work with you to identify your unique strengths and to develop skills and processes that will help you get ‘unstuck’ and moving forward again in a positive and uplifting way. She believes that the world is a far nicer place when we approach, not only each other, but ourselves with openness, acceptance and loving-kindness and will help you find the path back to that place and to reframe the challenges that you are experiencing. She draws from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Internal Family Systems (‘Parts’ therapy); Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction; Emotionally Focused Therapy; CBT; as well as Gottman Therapy when working with couples. She offers individual counselling for adults, children and teens. She is available on Mondays and Fridays from 8.30am, as well as some Saturdays if needed. Felicity received her Honours in Psychology in 1996 and more recently completed her Masters in Counselling from Monash University. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Testimonials from past clients: “I truly feel so fortunate to have finally encountered someone who has really been able to assist me in a time of need, and enabled me to propel myself forward.” Sam (Hobart) “Felicity has been one of the most down to earth, kind hearted and good natured people I've ever come across. She has helped me make life changes so I can get the most out of my life and done so in the most positive and supportive way. I cannot thank her enough for helping open my eyes to how I view the world and cannot speak more highly of her.” Josh (Hobart) Fees $110 Individual $90 Concession Felicity is available on Mondays. Please contact Felicity directly to arrange an appointment.
Anna Hopwood - Counsellor
Anna is a registered counsellor and lifelong resident of the Huon Valley, with a deep commitment to the wellbeing of all people in our local community. She enjoys working with clients of any age and is particularly skilled in supporting those who may find it difficult to seek help, and are concerned that nobody will understand the struggles they face. Anna provides therapy that can help to alleviate feelings of shame and self-criticism. She offers clients gentle support, fostering the ability to recover from and overcome obstacles, to thrive and find contentment. Anna completed a bachelor of arts with majors in psychology and philosophy in 2010, a graduate diploma in counselling in 2013, and is now in the process of completing an honours year in psychology. Her work draws on the combined knowledge of these disciplines, with a strong commitment to connected and flexible client focused therapy, underpinned by the principles of psychological science. Anna uses a range of techniques and approaches depending on client need and preference, including Rogerian counselling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness. She has training and particular interest in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a trauma sensitive therapy that has many applications and particular benefit for people who experience depression that has not responded easily to other treatments. Anna is a member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. Currently, she is the only therapist in Tasmania providing dedicated CFT. Anna is available on Mondays. Please contact Anna directly to arrange an appointment.