Barbara Wasilewski

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Bachelor of Social Work - Mental Health Accredited

Key Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Suicide prevention
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Situational Crisis
  • Workplace stress
  • Migrant issues
  • Christian counselling

Therapeutic Framework/Strategies

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

About Barbara

Barbara is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker. She has over 20 years experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing mental health issues including depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and psychosis. Barbara is a warm and friendly therapist who is passionate about helping people. She has experience working with people from multicultural backgrounds and she speaks Polish fluently.

Barbara is extremely client focused in her work and considers how different approaches will improve an individual’s situation and overall well-being. By working collaboratively as a team with her clients, Barbara’s aim is to help people achieve their goals in life and enhance the meaning and value of their lives. As a mature person, Barbara has a wealth of life experience to draw on and an extensive history of working in a range of mental health settings.

How Barbara might support you

In her work, Barbara integrates all aspects of effective therapy practice by masterfully developing the therapeutic alliance, instilling hope, quickly focusing on achievable objectives, selecting evidence-based practices and facilitating treatment adherence and follow up to make sure treatment gains will be maintained. 

Please note that Barbara sees adults and adolescents over the age of 12.

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