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 aged over 20 and offer a broad range of experience and wisdom after working in a number of different sectors as a psychologist. I believe I have a genuine understanding and empathy for the different challenges each decade in one’s life presents. Counselling can assist any age or person no matter where they are at and I am happy to meet you at that stage.

I view counselling as a process where 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. We can 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 20+ who present with:

  • Generalised anxiety and worry
  • Low mood and depression
  • Stress management – work, study, and burnout
  • Sleep issues
  • Relationship issues with partner, colleague, family, friend etc
  • Life stage change including career, parenting, caring, loss, family issues
  • Adults with autism spectrum/aspergers
  • Adult NDIS clients including those with ASD
  • Medical professionals, inc psychologists, specialists, with confidentiality assured.

Conditions I do not work with

  • Eating disorders and body dysmorphia
  • Complex trauma inc sexual trauma
  • Severe personality disorders
  • Psychosis eg schizophrenia
  • Chronic pain
  • Addiction
  • Not a crisis service

I have worked with a vast range of clients and 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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. My work with clients is around seeking to understand (1) the cause of the problem and it’s drivers, (2) then we look at active treatment, where we do something about the problem to create lasting change, not just addressing symptoms. My clients have said they quickly warm to me and that I am practical, authentic, honest and an excellent listener who welcomes them as an individual.

Andrea Beres

Andrea Beres