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Dr Aude Plontz

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Dr Aude Plontz

Psychologist

MAPS, PhD.

Ben Buchanan

I provide support to individual clients, couples, and families finding their way through a broad range of issues; from clients curious about how to bring more vibrancy or awareness into their lives, to clients struggling with entrenched feelings of depression or anxiety.

In my work, I uphold values of evidence-based and person-centred practice. I invite my clients to work with me in a collaborative manner from a humanistic perspective, exploring their personal choices and inner experiences with respect and sincerity and striving to adapt my approach to my clients’ preferences. I view psychological counselling as a process aimed at facilitating change in not only observable behaviours and habits of thinking, but also more fundamentally in what could subjectively be experienced as deep emotional or existential shifts. The main counselling methods I utilise are Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT; including exposure, relaxation, & mindfulness - based strategies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy -ACT, and Schema Therapy) and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I also use interventions from Feedback-Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, or Hypnotherapy.

My areas of special interest include:

  • depression
  • anxiety (including obsessive and compulsive symptoms)
  • trauma & abuse (including emotional trauma and other forms of relational trauma)
  • life transitions (including grief & loss, pregnancy, and birth)
  • interpersonal difficulties (incl. conflicts within couples and early parenting challenges)
  • clients with a Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Background (such as clients with a migrant or refugee background).

 

I have made available some of my most frequently used resources for you to access by clicking here: Click here for resources . Having lived long-term and completed university studies in Australia, Germany, and France, I am fluent in English, German, and French and equally happy to offer counselling in either language. I hold a PhD (LTU, Australia, 2013) and have a background in Behavioural Sciences (MPsych, Uni KN, Germany, 2005) and Philosophy (BPhil(Hons), 2001, Paris I, France).