Andrea Beres | Psychologist

My name is Andrea and I look forward to working with you, discovering more about you as a person and helping you through this time in your life.   I see adults 20 years plus.

My work as a psychologist has been in many settings, including corporate, public sector, government, small business and private practice. I view the counselling process as a parallel process which means we are both learning from each other and it’s not about me ‘telling you what to do’ rather it’s a journey we go on together. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to support you.  Perhaps I become your mentor, sounding board, confidante and advisor in some instances. We work together to uncover what is concerning you and develop new and different perspectives, understanding and acceptance.

My expertise is in working with adult clients who present with:

  • anxiety (generalised anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, impulse control disorders)
  • depression including pre/post natal
  • stress management and relaxation
  • social skills and communication issues
  • emotional regulation issues
  • sleep issues
  • low self esteem/self sabotage
  • relationship issues
  • sexual/gender identity issues
  • work / study stressors / burn out
  • major illness
  • life stage transition
  • parenting issues
  • career counselling including resume development and interview skills
  • grief & loss
  • adult with autism spectrum/aspergers

I have worked with a vast range of clients and I suppose you could say that I have been witness to many different stories and not much ‘shocks me’. My work thus far has helped develop me as a person and enabled me to become ‘richer’ both in understanding and acceptance of others. It is this richness amongst other attributes and skills that I believe I bring to the therapy room. So whilst you may feel that you have a story that is too difficult to tell I encourage you to trust in the therapy process.

My treatment modalities include drawing on eclectic learnings from philosophy, mindfulness, acceptance & commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focussed, schema therapy, narrative therapy and life skills. I find that clients quickly warm to me and report that I am practical, authentic, honest and easy to get along with.

Andrea Beres

Andrea Beres