Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven provides individual assessment, psychotherapy and counselling for adults and young people as well as couple therapy. Ruth's approach focuses on the importance of relationships and on understanding the meaning behind our actions to help us avoid repeating unhelpful behaviours.
Therapy and counselling at key transitions in people's lives:
- Helping a young person into adulthood
- Helping to find a sense of direction and purpose in adult life
- Becoming a couple
- Managing the stresses of parenting and child rearing
- Dealing with separation and divorce
- Understanding the impact of separation, loss and trauma
- Managing the transition into older adult life
Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven has a PhD in Psychology, is a registered psychologist with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the Clinical College. She is also a member of the British Association of Child Psychotherapists. Medicare rebates are available with a Mental Health Care Plan from a GP and Private Health Insurance rebates may also apply.
Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven has extensive experience over four decades as a psychotherapist. She trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London and worked for many years in the National Health Service where she was a pioneer in parent support. In Australia Ruth was the inaugural Chief Psychotherapist at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. Ruth runs training programmes for mental health professionals throughout Australia and overseas. She is the author of five books and several clinical papers on psychotherapy, counselling and child and family development.
phone: 03 9830 0422