Counselling for Couples, Families and Individuals
Hey, how are you? I really care to know.
Whatever brings you here, I am sure you have special others in your life. And sometimes these relationships instead of nurturing you can make you feel hurt, lonely and lost. This does not need to stay this way.
I can help you navigate these challenges and learn how to build healthy, fulfilling relationships with yourself and others.
Aly, Professional Counsellor and Coach
When life gives us lemons...
...we can turn them into fresh lemonade together.
In a completely non-judging and confidential environment, we will untangle together the situations and life stories that brought you to counselling. In couples and family counselling we explore each piece of the story from different perspectives and without judgement.
We are a passionate team of professional, Masters-Level educated counsellors, specialising in relationships and couples counselling.
We truly believe that happiness in life lies in healthy relationships with yourself and others.
We treat each and every client as an individual with a unique journey and experience worth exploring.
Our role is to help you tell that story and find a way to get where you want to be next.
ALYONA (ALY) CERFONTYNE
Hi, I am Aly, short for Alyona. My life journey so far has been a very unusual one and taught me many lessons - but most importantly, it showed me that the most treasured things in life are people we connect with. They are our strengths and our challenges.
I have not met a person who was unhappy in life if they had great relationships: family and friends. My life belief is the secret to happiness lies in healthy relationships: with yourself and others.
I have a Masters Degree in Counselling, Diploma of Education (Postgraduate) and Bachelor of Arts with First Degree Honours. Further, I am a Level 2 Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
I speak three languages and spent most of my life outside of my home country. And most importantly, I am a mom and a wife.
Hi, I am Aanushka. I am passionate about helping couples build stronger emotional connections and understand each other's emotions. I also have a particular interest in helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, grief and loss and those who just need a caring and safe space to talk through what's going on in their lives.
I have a warm and empathetic persona and always try to make you as comfortable as possible. I'll do my best to make you feel heard and will use my professional expertise in helping you find the solution you need.
I have a Masters degree in Counselling from Monash University and a Bachelor in Psychology. I have worked with adults, young adults and teenagers and find that my clients connect with me easily. I am also a registered counsellor, Level 2 of the Australian Counselling Association.
Couples / Marriage / Pre-Marital Counselling
Couples / marriage counselling focuses on improvement of quality in your romantic relationship, intimacy and friendship, but also teaches crucial communication and conflict management skills.
In individual counselling we explore your personal journey and the challenges on your way. We can help you cope with a wide range of personal issues (including grief, trauma, depression and anxiety) and navigate you to a better place.
All families go through difficult times.
May be you are struggling to communicate with each other, have developmental challenges or simply need someone who can understand both kids and parents. Aly and her team can help.
New Parents Counselling
Having a baby is a dream come true for so many couples. So why do 70% of all new parents find themselves depressed, frustrated and deeply unsatisfied in the first 3 years after the baby is born? We can help you find an answer to this and many other questions sleep-deprived, tired and overwhelmed new-parent couples might have.
Locations and Hours
ONLINE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
MON – FRI 9am-9pm (7-9pm online only) / SAT 9am-12pm
Individual sessions: 60 min. Couples sessions: 90 min.
IMMERSIVE RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP: 2 Days, 9am - 5pm
4/15 Carbine Way (UPSTAIRS), Mornington VIC (close to Mornington Racecourse) + ONLINE
We can help.
Your commitment to the process is the most important part of the therapeutic journey. Our role is simply to guide you through the process and have your best interests at heart at all times.
FEES - ALY (Lead Counsellor & Founder)
$140 for 60 minute sessions (face-to-face/online)*
$200 for 90 minute sessions (face-to-face/online)*
Private health insurance rebates are available for eligible policy holders.
FEES - AANUSHKA (Counsellor)
$120 for 60 minute sessions (face-to-face/online)*
$180 for 90 minute sessions (face-to-face/online)*
$50 surcharge applies for 7-9pm sessions and on Saturdays.
*If you experience financial hardship, please reach out and we can work something out*
To book your session or enquire about availability outside the usual hours, please complete the form below.
Or call/text now +61408747757
15 Carbine Way Mornington VIC 3931 (entry through the grey/blue façade)