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Meet the Insight Therapies: Child & Adult Counselling Team

Anita Geary of Insight Therapies

Anita Geary, Lead Therapist

Anita’s passion is helping clients rise from self-defeating thoughts and behaviours to realise their potential and she believes strongly in the importance of the mind-body connection.  Anita does not view herself as the expert in other’s lives, but rather walks alongside clients and assists them to tune into their own strengths to learn life-long skills on how to be their own best therapist.

Her therapeutic style is compassionate, gentle, collaborative, and intentional.  She focusses on building a relationship with each client which places them as the leader in their own work and supports both physical and emotional safety.

Anita sets the tone for each client to begin where they are at, both emotionally and developmentally, as she believes this to be integral to her client’s success in achieving their therapeutic goals.

By using a therapeutic approach which draws from a range of frameworks including psychotherapy, strength-based approach, client-centred therapy, expressive therapy, animal assisted therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, developmental theory, and trauma informed theory, Anita is able to ensure your unique emotional needs are met.

Professional Background

Anita has been working with children and young people in various roles since 1998. Over the past 12 years, Anita has worked passionately in the child and family services sector supporting over 1000 children, adults and families to achieve better outcomes and reach their goals. She has supported many individuals across various socio-economic backgrounds to achieve stronger family relationships, decrease challenging behaviours, build more connected social relationships, and create safe and stable homes.

Anita’s experience has allowed her to support many adults and children to heal from trauma, work through grief and loss issues, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and move forward in life with less self-imposed limitations and negative self-beliefs.

She has an extensive history in working therapeutically with adults, children, young people and families with over 10 years experience in the social work sector.  This has enabled Anita to develop strong skills to support people experiencing a variety of challenges and has equip her to always engage a trauma informed approach, which is developmentally appropriate and respectfully delivered to promote individual, long term, sustainable change.

Anita has a passion for supporting adult and child victim survivors of family violence with experience in both family violence crisis care and recovery counselling.  She feels privileged to have been able to be a part many survivor’s journeys towards safety and empowerment, self-realization and increased self-worth, confidence, and access to future opportunities.  Overall, Anita has been supporting adults and young people for over 20 years to move from surviving to thriving and hopes to be delivering the same high quality, evidenced based support to clients for many years to come.

Anita Geary and Bacardi Therapy Dog
Anita Geary and Bacardi Therapy Dog

Professional Background

Anita has been working with children and young people in various roles since 1998. Over the past 12 years, Anita has worked passionately in the child and family services sector supporting over 1000 children, adults and families to achieve better outcomes and reach their goals. She has supported many individuals across various socio-economic backgrounds to achieve stronger family relationships, decrease challenging behaviours, build more connected social relationships, and create safe and stable homes.

Anita’s experience has allowed her to support many adults and children to heal from trauma, work through grief and loss issues, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and move forward in life with less self-imposed limitations and negative self-beliefs.

She has an extensive history in working therapeutically with adults, children, young people and families with over 10 years experience in the social work sector.  This has enabled Anita to develop strong skills to support people experiencing a variety of challenges and has equip her to always engage a trauma informed approach, which is developmentally appropriate and respectfully delivered to promote individual, long term, sustainable change.

Professional Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Diploma of Applied Social Science
  • Diploma of Animal Assisted Therapies
  • Diploma of Community Services, Child Care
  • Certified Therapy Dog Team
  • Certificate in Expressive Therapies

Professional Affiliations

 

  • Member of Australian Counselling Association
  • Member of Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Registered provider for Medibank
  • Registered provider for Police Health Fund
  • Registered provider for AHM Private Health Fund

 I will utilise my experience, skills and knowledge to assist you to access your own wisdom and solutions. I will help you to gain insight into your own strengths and to better understand yourself and the world around you. I will help you to look into your inner self and find internal resources which can be built on and used when times get tough, thus creating change long after our counselling relationship is over.

Anita Geary