ABOUT

Loretta Bell

My background is as a clinical and counselling psychologist and I have over two decades of counselling experience.

 

Over the years I have worked in various community settings as well as in private practice, counselling couples, individuals and groups. I was the Program Leader in  Couple Therapy training and coordinate the Specialist Course in Couple Therapy, and other courses and programs at Relationships Australia, Victoria. This was a Master's level program for trainee couples therapists.

 

I use a variety of counselling modalities to help clients who are experiencing interpersonal difficulties, life changes, depression, anxiety, recovery from trauma,  separation, divorce or who want to undergo premarital preparation.


My personal style as a counsellor is dynamic and interactive, respectful, compassionate and when appropriate, tempered with humour.

 

I believe that helping individuals and couples to act within their personal value system and gain a cohesive, but flexible sense of self helps people to negotiate difficulties and to lead fulfilling lives.