Christina Manfredi

Principle Owner & Director

Psychotherapist Perth – Gestalt & Existential Therapist – Psychological Counsellor – Transpersonal / Spiritual Therapist & Trauma Therapist

My Professional Background & Trainings

Christina Manfredi - Clinical Psychotherapist Perth – Gestalt Therapist – Psychological Counsellor – Transpersonal Therapist & Trauma Therapist at Fremantle Counselling & Transpersonal & Shamanic Psychotherapy & Counselling Perth

“If you find out how you prevent yourself from growing, from using your potential
you have a way of increasing this, making life richer,
making you more capable of mobilizing yourself.
And our potential is based upon a very particular attitude:
To live and review every fresh second”

– Fritz Perls

I am an endorsed Gestalt Psychotherapist, and Transpersonal Therapist, trained in conventional Psychology, Existential Therapy and Spiritual Psychology. I am registered in Mental Health Clinical Social Work & Psychotherapy. I have been working professionally as a Psychological Counsellor and Body-Mind-Spirit Psychotherapist for over 30 years. The Counselling and Therapy that I offer respects the interdependent relationship between Mind, Body, Spirit, and Environment and is committed to an integration of scientific findings and ancient wisdom approaches to healing human distress.

Throughout my professional life, I have witnessed the power of taking full responsibility of our own lives, growing an internal self support and courage to make the meaningful and purposeful choices that in-effect grows more of the life we intend and desire.

I am committed to my own on-going personal reflective therapy, and professional supervision as a way of  ensuring that I remain open to on-going learning and deeper personal and professional awareness.

During my 30 years of practice I have worked in many diverse community clinical settings both Government & Non Government. My professional employment history can be reviewed by clicking “Employment History” at the top of this page. The diversity of my employment has provided me with a rich and solid breath of experience in assisting individuals, couples, and groups that experience a diversity of life challenges including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Burnout
  • Relationship, Intimacy & Sexual Concerns
  • Attachment & Connection Challenges
  • Trauma: Physical, Psychological, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Spiritual Abuse/Trauma
  • Existential Collective & Trans-generational/Intergenerational Trauma
  • Nervous System Dys-regulation
  • Ancestral & Trans-generational Patterns of Distress
  • Loss of Purpose, Vision & Direction
  • Existential Vacuum, Inner States of Emptiness, Loss of Meaning & Hope
  • Grief
  • Shame
  • Identity Concerns
  • Women’s Concerns
  • General Stress & Work Related Stress
  • Loss of Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Family Challenges & Breakdown
  • Sexuality, Sexual Health & Fertility Concerns
  • Unplanned Pregnancy & Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic and Terminal Illness
  • Antenatal, Postnatal Concerns
  • Migration & Adjustment to Change Difficulties
  • Near Death Experiences/Facing Death as Transition
  • Spiritual Transformative Experiences
  • Seeing Visions, Hearing Voices
  • Spiritual, and Religious Experiences, Mystic Experiences, & Challenges
  • Transpersonal Experiences/Altered States of Consciousness
  • Personal Development, Empowerment & Manifestation of Vision

 

I  continue to offer support for other health professionals and leaders of teams to assist them to  negotiate the complexities of ensuring care for their own needs in the face of organisational and professional demands.

Supervision, professional development, and support is available for other health care professionals.

I also offer a unique services that can be found by viewing Transpersonal and Shamanic Psychotherapy & Counselling Australia   www.transpersonalpsychotherapy.com.au Transpersonal and Shamanic Psychotherapy is not covered by Medicare Australia. Strictly clinical therapy is supported by Medicare Australia.

Qualifications

  • Clinical Psychotherapist G.T. (4 year professional training; plus one year additional research)
  • Psychological Counsellor
  • BSW:AMHSW Mental Health Clinical Social Worker

 

Undergraduate Training:

  • Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Clinical Social Work

 

Key Post Graduate Trainings:

  • Science of Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology: Liverpool, UK; & USA (part of Masters degree program)
  • Transpersonal Psychology Diploma: UK
  • Gestalt Therapist (full 4 year training): gestaltwa.comwww.gestalttherapy.org
  • Logotherapy: Existential Analysis Therapy: (on-going training) USA; Australia
  • Somatic Experiencing: Trauma Healing (full 3 year training): Peter Levine: seaustralia.com.au
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (level 1): Trauma Training Pat Ogden: sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org
  • Shamanic Therapy; Foundations of Shamanic Studies: shamanism.orgUnfolding: Alice Springs; Dr Rafael Locke: Advanced Shamanic Practice, Australia
  • Metaphysical Science Practitioner:  USA

 

Professional Therapeutic Project Development:

 

Employment History:

Please click the top of the page under Employment History.

 

Professional Membership & Registration

  • Member of the Australian Association of Mental Health Clinical Social Work
  • Registered Mental Health Clinical Social Worker BSW: AMHSW
  • Accredited & Registered Psychotherapist: Gestalt Psychotherapist
  • Accredited & Registered Member Sensorimotor Trauma Psychotherapy
  • Accredited Somatic Experiencing Therapist
  • Accredited and Registered Professional Supervisor AMHSW
  • Registered with Medicare Australia
  • Recommended therapist for the Gestalt Training Institute WAtrainees
  • Member of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Member of Viktor Frankl Institute Australia
  • Member of The Complimentary Medical Association UK
  • Member of The Foundations of Shamanic Studies

General Information

  • Medicare rebates apply with a referral from your Doctor for clinical work endorsed by Medicare.
  • Self referrals are welcomed
  • Referrals from General Practitioners and Psychiatrists welcomed
  • Private Health Fund may apply
  • Privacy & confidentiality within professional and ethical boundaries is assured

Contact Details

Existential, Transpersonal, and Gestalt Therapy Centre
Tel:  0422 648 243 (please text)
Email: christina.manfredi@iinet.net.au