Mrs Shivon Barresi

AAFT, MACA, PACFA, Cert IV TAE, AdvDip Couns&FamTh, GradCert Youth Mental Health, GradCert Management of Youth Self-Harm & Suicide, GradDip Couns&IntPsych (Spiritual), MCouns (Child & Adolescent), MSocSc (Family Therapy).

Undergraduate Coordinator, Counselling Educator

  • Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Family Counselling
  • Group Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Supervised Counselling Practicum

Shivon practices as a School and Family Counsellor in the Independent Education system in Melbourne where she has worked since 2007. She has a broad range of experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families to support young people’s educational, social, and emotional development. She also provides specialised support to families within her workplace in the context of youth specific mental health concerns.

In addition, Shivon has worked in the Community Health sector as a Family Therapist, coming alongside cultural and linguistically diverse families with complex needs, specifically in the areas of perinatal, infant and youth mental health, and attachment disorders. Shivon takes a special interest in working with young people around issues of complex mental illness and the role of family relationships in recovery. In addition to these roles, Shivon has a Private Practice where she works with individual clients and families and provides clinical supervision for counselling practitioners from a range of disciplines.