|Avigail Abarbanel (47)
Psychotherapist & Counsellor
BA(Hons), Grad. Dip. Psych/Couns, Cert. Gestalt Counselling
MBACP (Accred), MCOSCA (Accred)
UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I was born in Israel in 1964 and moved to Australia with my first husband in 1991 aged 27. In 1995 I graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney with a BA(Hons) in social science. When I decided to change direction and become a psychotherapist, I was fortunate to discover the Jansen Newman Institute (JNI) in Sydney where I felt immediately at home. In 1998 I completed my Graduate Diploma in Individual Psychotherapy and Relationship Therapy at JNI, and during 1999 continued to study for a certificate in Gestalt Counselling at the Illawarra Gestalt Centre. In the same year I moved to Canberra with my second husband Ian, and opened my private practice, Fully Human Psychotherapy and Counselling.
After arriving in Canberra I joined the local psychotherapy and counselling association Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Canberra and Region (CAPACAR – formerly ANNC, Australian National Network of Counsellors). I served as Secretary during 2000-2001 and as President in 2002. I have been on the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) National Register since 2003 and in 2006 was accepted as a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In May 2008 I received my accreditation with the BACP. I then joined Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) and am also on the UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP). Memberships of all these associations is important for clients because it means that among other things, I abide by these associations’ ethical standards and codes of practice. Information about ethics and standards of training and practice can be found on all professional associations’ websites.
Avigail offers counselling and psychotherapy.
Link to Avigail’s web site: Fully Human Psychotherapy and Counselling.