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Research-Based 
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.

 
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Our Team

We are a passionate team of professional counsellors, who truely 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.

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About Aly

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. 

MY QUALIFICATIONS 

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.

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About Aanushka

 AANUSHKA PANWALA

 I am a tertiary qualified counsellor who focuses on Couples and Family Therapy using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. 

My specialities include: couples therapy, young adults psychotherapy, anxiety, depression and psychological distress, as well as training in wellbeing. I have a unique multicultural philosophy, multilingual ability, and a range of valuable experience. I am a very passionate, energetic and driven individual who strives to enhance people’s mental health and well-being and guide them toward an unlimited and meaningful life. 

MY QUALIFICATIONS 

I have a Masters of Counselling from Monash University and a Bachelor of Psychology. 

I am also a Level 2 Member of the Australian Counselling Association. 

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Our Services

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.

Individual Counselling​

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.​

Family Counselling

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.

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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

LOCATION:

4/15 Carbine Way (UPSTAIRS), Mornington VIC (close to Mornington Racecourse) + ONLINE

 

On average, couples seek help 6 years too late.

Many relationships can be saved and even made better with timely interventions.

 

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)

$100 for 60 minute sessions (face-to-face/online)*

$150 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 I am sure we can work something out*

 

Get Help.

To book your session or enquire about availability outside the usual hours, please complete the form below.

Or call/text now +61408747757

4/15 Carbine Way Mornington VIC 3931

 

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