Valentina has more than 10 years counselling experience, working for both government and non-government organisations as well as in private practice. Valentina has worked with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles and feels passionate about supporting people in their journey of change, growth, and healing. Her style is warm, kind, and empathetic.
Valentina’s areas of interest include loss and grief, addiction, relationships/communication, anxiety, depression, harmful sexual behaviour, self-esteem/confidence, eating-related issues, anger issues, stress, and life transitions.
Counselling modalities used to support such issues include person-centred, schema therapy, acceptance, and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing. How these are used will depend on a client’s unique experience.