Ms Barbara Wasilewski

Barbara is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker. She has over 20 years experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing mental health issues : depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, psychosis. Barbara is a warm and friendly therapist who is passionate about helping people. She has experience working with people from multicultural backgrounds and she speaks Polish fluently.

Barbara is extremely client focused in her work and considers how different approaches will improve an individual's situation and overall well-being. By working collaboratively as a team with her clients Barbara's aim is to help people achieve their goals in life and enhance the meaning and value of their lives.

As a mature person, Barbara has a wealth of life experience to draw on and an extensive history of working in a range of mental health settings

In her work Barbara integrates all aspects of effective therapy practice by masterfully developing the therapeutic alliance, instilling hope, quickly centering on achievable objectives, selecting evidence-based practices and facilitating treatment adherence and follow up to make sure treatment gains will be maintained.

Key interest areas: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, cross cultural issues, suicide prevention, stress, self-esteem, situational crisis, worklace stress, migrant issues, christian counselling, therapeutic approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

Barbara is currently taking on new clients. To make an appointment with Barbara please call

(03) 5995 4624.