Viv Davies Mental Health Social Worker /Couple & Family Therapist
Viv is a mental health professional with over 25 years experience in counselling related for individuals, couples, family therapy and youth mental health.
Viv has worked in adult and adolescent public mental health settings as a social worker, and team leader and trained as a family therapist at the Bouverie Centre with training in multiple family therapy theoretical frameworks.
Viv has experience in working with problems relating to family violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, relationship breakdown, family separation, life transition issues, adjustment disorders and other significant emerging mental health issues.
Viv is passionate about her work and continues to be inspired by new research in the mental health field and in the area of trauma. She has developed a specialty in working with youth at risk of a deteriorating mental health. For the last 6 years (2010-2016), Viv has worked in youth mental health as a Clinical Coordinator (Headspace, National Youth Mental Health Foundation).
Couple work is another of Viv's specialties and she holds a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy.
Viv also offers individual and groups clinical supervision to psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and counsellors in mental health and community welfare organizations.
Viv also recognises the importance of offering counselling and support to “carers” and is registered with Carers Victoria as a counsellor.