Barbara Craven - Psychotherapy, Counselling, Coaching, Hypnotherapy
- South East Melbourne & Telehealth
Psychotherapist, Clinical Counsellor, Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, Coach

Remember when you felt confident, strong, sure of yourself?
When your thoughts helped you and you knew you were coping?

You can be like this again.

Stressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed?
How come daily tasks get so hard to complete?
Remember feeling confident and coping? You can feel that way again.
Stressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed?
How come daily tasks get so hard to complete?
Remember feeling confident and coping?
Exhausted? Impatient? Tired?
When did thinking , making decisions or even being "good" become so difficult
Help your child or teen rediscover their energy, focus and zest for life
Exhausted? Impatient? Tired?
When did thinking clearly become so difficult
Rediscover your own energy, focus and zest for life
Angry? Exploding? Ashamed? Guilty?
Using family violence on our loved ones costs persons who USE violence much more than them - how much longer are you going to pay this price before you do something about it?
You can get past being angry or abusive..I help hundreds of men create better relationshipsdo this
Angry? Exploding? Silent Treatment?
Uncontrolled anger costs the angry person MUCH more than their family members- how much longer are you going to pay this price before you do something about it?
You can get past being angry ..There are better ways to communicate
Is your Teen THE Bully, or
Being Bullied
Bullying for teens is about much more than anger. If not addressed NOW, using anger, physical actions, ornasty words become how they relate as adults.
Teen Family Violence will not just go away by itself.
Ignoring bully behaviour sets teens up for poor adult relationships.

Help them learn better skills NOW
Is your Child THE Bully or Being Bullied
Bullying for children is much more than anger. If not addressed at this age, using anger, physical actions, nasty words become how they relate as teens.
Teach your child HOW to handle bully behaviours helps them for life
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Learning what to do differently,  gives you control of your life.

Psychotherapy is a private, confidential conversation which often has very little to do with illness, or disease.

Talking helps you  gain different insights,  become more self aware,  discover ways to be more effective.

Psychotherapy helps you decide what action  to take and when to do different things.

This is called healing.

So,  can you do this?  Yes of course you can.

Can children and teens do psychotherapy? Yes of course they can…

I am Barbara Craven

Beginning a journey to transform your life for the better is a powerful decision. But what does it really mean?

Imagine: when your mental health is in good shape, you’re more likely to feel positive and confident about your life.

It’s like having a sturdy foundation to support your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

I specialize in using psychotherapy techniques to help you regain control over these aspects of your life.

Together, we’ll break your cycle of thoughts or behaviours holding you back.

I get really good results when I include  counselling,  coaching and hypnotherapy techniques in our sessions.

We tap into your strengths, experiences, and knowledge.

We unlock your inner strength and potential. We stop any surprise attacks on your thoughts allowing you to navigate life with confidence.

For  NDIS participants, my focus is on improving your ability to lead your best life possible. This involves Positive Behaviour Plan, skill development, improved decision-making, and fostering harmonious relationships within carers or family units.

My expertise extends to working with men and boys dealing with violence and bullying in their lives.

I’ve assisted countless men to reduce their family violence behaviours. More significantly, I guide them on how to cease using these harmful actions with their loved ones. 

So, if you’re ready to take charge of your life, I’m here to support and guide you through your transformation or therapy journey.

Let’s work together to build a foundation of mental well-being giving you a brighter and more fulfilling future.

Who says I can do any of this?  Click on the links below for  my qualifications, licenses and Association accreditations.

Mental Health Therapist / Psychotherapist


NDIS Capacity Builder & Coach

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Struggling and Need Help? Request Appointment

We offer:

  • Face to Face sessions in Croydon,  if you are from: Mitcham, Bayswater, Mooroolbark, Mount Evelyn, Chirnside Park, Ringwood, Croydon and Kilsyth, Montrose, Warrandyte and Park Orchards.
  • Teletherapy or online therapy  which means we are the psychotherapists near to you 🙂

What do you want to Change in your Life?

I can help you if you want to change, improve,  or reduce the pressures associated with any of the topics listed below

Family and Personal Pressures

Work Pressures

School Pressures

Living with Disability Pressures

How does Psychotherapy work ?

Simply described:  It helps you be aware of,  take control,  and change HOW you think, react and behave when facing your life experiences.

Psychotherapy for adults gives you back your control over your life.

Child and Teen Psychotherapy gives children and teens the ability to cope with their overwhelm AND learn life skills which serve their mental health well into adulthood. 

We understand your issue and concerns

We agree on what needs to be done, in what order

We describe and confirm your Therapy Goals

We agree your Treatment Plan

During our sessions, we use strategies, therapies or approaches which work best for you

Together we review your progress, grow your skills and help you regain control over your life

Adult Therapy

Unless we change and develop HOW we think about situations,  we are never going to get  a different result.

Psychotherapy and  counselling helps you  uncover and then change,  HOW you think, feel, remember and  react to situations in your life.

Teenager Therapy

Teens are not well prepared for adult life in tomorrow’s world.

They face different challenges – being saturated by mobile technology and social media. 

Psychotherapy and counselling teaches important life and relationship skills. It develops a teens ability to self regulate,  and make better personal decisions.

Child Therapy

Children today are not learning HOW to think for themselves, how to be resilient, how to  identify which emotions they can describe in words and which ones should not be described with a kick or a scream.

Psychotherapy and counselling for children uses creativity & imagination to teach important  skills.. in ways which take into account their brain development.  

Change your Life for the Better

The appointment booking below gives you choices for the services available (in rooms consultation, Telehealth, or 20 minute no obligation call), days and times to suit you.

PLEASE  scroll down within the box below, to find the information you need to book your appointment

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