colleen hurll counselling

About Colleen Hurll

I am a clinical counsellor and psychotherapist with a private practice in the Hills District, Sydney, who works with Individuals and Couples to help them overcome emotional pain they are experiencing.

How I became a counsellor and psychotherapist

Background:
– Registered General Nurse
– Registered Psychiatric Nurse
– Lifeline Counsellor

Becoming more interested in the emotional pain and mental anguish that can develop in anyone, I developed a desire to change my career and become a counsellor.

I attended university where I received my Bachelor of Counselling degree, majoring in grief and loss. At the same time, I did a Diploma in Individual, Couple and Family Therapy. These involved intensive clinical practice, as well as an internship at a counselling agency, which enabled me to develop my clinical skills in working with both individuals and couples, incorporating various theories, approaches and techniques.

My interest in working with clients with depression, anxiety and grief continued and I discovered that I also gain satisfaction by working with couples.

I discovered that talk therapy alone was not always effective and the best outcomes resulted when my clients could access and understand their emotional experiences.

This led me to continue my studies with a Post Graduate Diploma in Emotionally Focused Therapy. This diploma was not just theoretical but also helped me do my own emotional work, leading to my own personal growth and healing. This means that my own extensive personal and professional development benefits you in the work we do together.

I have worked in my private practice based in the Hills District for over 20 years.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Counselling (UNE)
  • Graduate Diploma in EFT ( Institute of Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • Diploma of Individual, Couple & Family Therapy (Unifam)
Professional Association
  • Clinical member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA)
  • ARCAP
Counsellor and Psychotherapy Education and Skills Training
  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Diploma of Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
  • Mental Health Phase 1
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy & Complex Trauma
  • EFT Studio 1: Depression
  • EFT Studio 2 : Mindfullness
  • Management Chronic Pain Using CBT & Relaxation
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101
  • EFT Studio : The Inner Voice
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Individual Supervision
  • Working With ‘Hard To Hold Patients’ In Therapy
  • Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Attachment Theory
  • Individual Counselling – EFT
  • Individual Therapy 1 – EFT
  • Individual Therapy 2 – EFT
  • Regression & Physical Contact – EFT
  • Multiple Chair Work
  • Fear & Anxiety
  • Anger Workshop
  • Sadness, Loss & Grief
  • Shame Workshop
  • Integration of EFT & Solution Focused Therapy
  • Counselling Skills 11
  • Foundations for Emotionally Focused Work
  • Transforming Problems – A Key To Happiness
  • Couple Assessment – EFT
  • Couple Therapy – EFT
  • Emotions In Couple Work – EFT
  • Couple Counselling – EFT
  • Creative Couple Work – EFT
  • Couple Work & Inner Child
  • Getting The Love You Want–Imago Couples Therapy
  • Mental health Nursing Course Phase 1 (Psychiatric Nursing)
  • Registered General Nursing Certificate
  • Associate Diploma in Community Health Nursing
  • Mothercraft Nursing Certificate
  • Meditation Instructor

Call me now on 0413 181 320

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