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About Me

Rafaela's professional qualifications and experiences as a Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist demonstrate a well-rounded and comprehensive background in mental health and counselling. Here's a breakdown of her qualifications and experiences:

  •         Overseas Qualifications in Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology (Brazil): Rafaela has a solid educational foundation in clinical psychology, including coursework in various aspects of psychology and clinical practice. with a multicultural perspective on counselling due to her overseas education.

  •         Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling: Rafaela has received specialised training in psychotherapy and counselling, which are essential skills for a registered counsellor and psychotherapist. This training covers various therapeutic techniques and approaches.

  •         Certificate in Anxiety and Depression:  Rafaela has expertise in addressing specific mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. This is valuable as these conditions are common reasons why individuals seek counselling.

  •         Training in Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are evidence-based therapeutic approaches widely used in mental health treatment. Rafaela's training in these approaches demonstrates she can offer a range of effective therapies to her clients.

  •         Member of ACA (Australian Counselling Association): Being a member of a professional counselling association like the ACA demonstrates Rafaela's commitment to staying current with industry standards and best practices. It also implies that she adheres to a professional code of ethics.

Rafaela is a highly impactful professional who is deeply dedicated to supporting her clients to achieve the outcomes they need. She provides therapeutic counselling for Individuals and couples and is committed to helping her clients work through their challenges in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Rafaela is dedicated to supporting her clients to overcome life’s challenges arising from a wide range of issues including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addictions, phobias, personal development, grief and loss, relationship, and intimacy concerns. 

Rafaela is a person-centred approach which means focusing on the elements of care, support and treatment that matter most to the client, their family and carers. So before even thinking about measuring, the priority is to identify what is most important to them, without making assumptions. She also is keen on psychoanalysis theory and loves to understand her client's dreams. 


Overall, Rafaela's qualifications and experiences assure that her clients will be supported by a well-trained and dedicated professional in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, capable of providing support to individuals dealing with various mental health issues. Her diverse background and international education may also enable her to offer a unique perspective and culturally sensitive care to her clients.

What can you claim?

Private Health Funds Explained 

Depending on which private health fund you are a member of,  you may be eligible to make a claim for Rafaela's services. 


Rafaela is a registered provider with the following health funds: BUPA, Police Health Fund, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, St Lukes Health, GMHBA, CUA Health (telehealth only), Teachers Union Health, AIA and Westfund. (Please check eligibility with your fund).


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(IMPORTANT: Please note that Rafaela holds an overseas bachelor's degree in Psychology not yet recognised in Australia. However, She is a qualified registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association. Her qualification has provided her with the training to treat individuals experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues. She recommends that individuals seek help from a psychologist if they have a complex or severe mental health condition and/or require comprehensive psychological assessments and diagnostics.)

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