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Sonia is a Registered Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with extensive knowledge and experience in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and addictive behaviour. Sonia has a broad knowledge in treating trauma, having worked as a mental health clinician for 5 years in a Psychological Trauma Recovery Service where she has been closely working with individuals including Police Force and ADF members dealing with work-related PTSD. Sonia has also worked as a school counsellor in a secondary school and mental health clinician in acute mental health services. Throughout her career as a mental health clinician, she has facilitated a variety of group programs, which draw heavily on the evidence-based psychotherapy interventions, with both children and adult clients with moderate-high prevalence of mental health disorder and co-morbid substance abuse, personality disorder and complex childhood trauma. Over the last few years, Sonia has been working voluntarily as a mentor at the University of Melbourne where she facilitates the professional transition and workplace readiness to her mentees.
Sonia is skilled in a range of evidence-based approaches, including trauma informed care, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Mindfulness interventions, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy.
Sonia is also passionate about working with individuals who are HSP- Highly Sensitive Person. These individuals may find that they feel more deeply or that they are more emotionally reactive than others; they may also feel overwhelmed by crowded rooms, hectic schedules, and exposure to bright light or loud noise.
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