Dominique Smajstr

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Couples Therapist

Bachelor of Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Couple and Family Therapy

Fridays: 11.30am – 6.30pm

Dominique is currently accepting new clients

Areas of Special Interest

Areas of Special Interest

  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship Issues

About Dominique

About Dominique

Dominique is a calm, empathic and relational therapist who is passionate about helping couples to do the work within themselves and between one another to break unhealthy patterns that work against their relationship. Dominique works with couples in a collaborative, focused and insight-oriented manner. She understands the courage it takes to open up and share personal details, and she creates a comfortable and safe environment to enable couples to share their concerns and vulnerabilities to assist them to deepen trust and create a more satisfying relationship.

Dominique has worked in private practice providing therapy to couples, as well as short term counselling and longer term therapy to individuals. In addition, she has worked in several private mental health clinics as a group therapist assisting adults with a range of interpersonal issues, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction issues.

Dominique is trained in Systems Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and is further informed by Imago Relationship Therapy, The Gottman Method and Mindfulness in her work.  She engages in ongoing training and professional development to stay at the cutting edge of the latest research and has a particular interest in attachment theory, differentiation theory and neuroscience.

Dominique completed a Bachelor of Counselling with the Australian College of Applied Psychology and a Graduate Diploma of Couple and Family Therapy with Relationships Australia.  She is also currently completing her training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Memberships

Memberships

  • Provisional Registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Therapeutic Approaches

Therapeutic Approaches

Meet Dominique

Meet Dominique

 

Enjoys spending quality time with friends

 

Hopeless animal lover

 

Passionate about health and wellbeing

 

Loves learning new words and playing Scrabble