about melissa ferrari
Melissa is proudly an approved member of The Gottman Institute’s online relationship assessment tool:
Melissa Ferrari is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media.
Melissa uses a range of proven approaches in her practice to help couples heal and reconnect having dedicated herself to a life of learning. A Clinical Member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors, Melissa is also one of the few therapists in the country to have received training from the world’s most renowned pioneer in couples counselling, Dr Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Training Institute. Melissa has used the new and innovative Psychological Approach to Couple Therapy for over 6 years in her practice.
Known for her warmth and engaging personality, Melissa’s ability to identify and help people work through many of the key issues facing couples today has had a profound and transformative effect on many of her clients’ lives. She has helped thousands of individuals and couples gain insight into their relationship problems, resolve ongoing conflict, re-create sexual connection and work towards maintaining and developing a loving relationship.
Through private sessions (individually or as a couple) as well as through couples retreats and couple intensives retreats, Melissa has created her own programme to help couples decipher behaviour patterns within their relationship that will help them to move towards love, intimacy, connection and happiness.
Located in Penrith and Haberfield, Melissa works with clients both locally and across the country, helping couples to transform their relationships! She is also accredited in delivering therapy online.
Melissa’s passion also lies in her work as a clinical psychotherapist. Working with individuals in long-term psychotherapy and self-analysis.
Diploma of Counselling & Communication - Australian College of Applied Psychology
Advanced Training Diploma in Transactional Analysis - Australian Centre for Integrative Studies (Psychotherapy)
Psychosomatic Therapist & Body Mind Analyst Certification - Australian Institute of Body Mind Analysis & Psychosomatic Therapy.
Accredited Core Profile Process Facilitator.
Most Recent Training:
Fundamentals Level 1 - AOTT - Australian Online Therapy Training - 2018
Wired For Love: A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) Institute - Level 1 Trained by Dr. Stan Tatkin Psy.D. (Sydney) 2013 & (Melbourne) 2017
Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) Institute - Level 2 - Dr. Stan Tatkin Psy. D. (Canada) 2014 & (Melbourne) 2017
Australian College Of Relationship Counsellors (Registered Clinical Member)
Member of International Center for Clinical Excellence - ICEE
Psychotherapists & Counsellors Federation of Australia (Registered Clinical Member No. 21639)