Christina Manfredi

Principle Creative Founder & Director

Clinical Psychotherapist Perth – Gestalt & Existential Therapist – Psychological Counsellor Transpersonal/Spiritual Therapist & Trauma Therapist

Professional Biography

Christina Manfredi - Clinical Psychotherapist Perth – Gestalt Therapist – Psychological Counsellor – Transpersonal Therapist & Trauma Therapist at Fremantle Counselling & Transpersonal & Shamanic Psychotherapy & Counselling Perth

I have a passion and commitment in assisting people to know who they are from the inside. To trusting the organicity of their embodied consciousness, their creative intelligence and inner authority to manifest more of what they desire with compassion, understanding, and respect for themselves, for others, and for the ultimate wellbeing of our future generations. This is what inspires me in working along side people.

– Christina Manfredi

At Fremantle Counselling, I am an endorsed Clinical Psychotherapist, Gestalt Psychotherapist, and Transpersonal Therapist, trained in conventional Psychology, Trauma Therapy, and Spiritual Psychology. I am registered in Mental Health Clinical Social Work & Psychotherapy.  I have been working professionally as a Psychological Counsellor and Body-Mind-Spirit Psychotherapist for over 30 years. The Counselling and Therapy that I offer respects the interdependent relationship between Mind, Body, Spirit, and Environment and is committed to an integration of scientific findings and ancient wisdom approaches to healing human distress.

During my 30 years of practice I have worked in many diverse community clinical settings both Government & Non Government. My professional employment history can be reviewed by clicking  “Employment History” at the top of this page. The diversity of my employment has provided me with a rich and solid breath of experience in working with individuals, couples, and groups that experience:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Burnout
  • Relationship, Intimacy & Sexual Concerns
  • Attachment & Connection Challenges
  • Trauma: Physical, Psychological, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Spiritual Abuse & Trauma
  • Nervous System Dys-regulation
  • Ancestral & Transgenerational Patterns of Distress
  • Loss of Purpose, Vision & Direction
  • Grief
  • Shame
  • Identity Concerns
  • Women’s Concerns
  • General Stress & Work Related Stress
  • Loss of Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Family Challenges & Breakdown
  • Sexuality, Sexual Health & Fertility Concerns
  • Unplanned Pregnancy & Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic and Terminal Illness
  • Antenatal, Postnatal Concerns
  • Migration & Adjustment to Change Difficulties
  • Feelings of Emptiness, & Loss of Hope
  • Near Death Experiences/Facing Death as Transition
  • Spiritual Transformative Experiences
  • Seeing Visions, Hearing Voices
  • Religious Experiences, Mystic Experiences, & Spiritual Crisis
  • Transpersonal Experiences/Non Ordinary States of Consciousness
  • Safe and Professional Integration of Experiences with Plant Medicines
  • Shamanic Journeying
  • Personal Development, Empowerment & Manifestation of  Personal and Professional Vision

 

I maintain a commitment to my own personal reflective therapy, and professional supervision to ensure that I remain open to on-going learning and deeper personal and professional awareness.  I believe that the personal inner work that we undertake manifests the legacy we leave in this world to our future generations. Further, I endorse the principles, values and ethics of the Earth Charter.

I also offer 2 independent unique services, Transpersonal and Shamanic Psychotherapy & Counselling Australia, www.transpersonalpsychotherapy.com.au, and a mentorship service for other professionals. Transpersonal and Shamanic Psychotherapy is not covered by Medicare Australia. Strictly clinical therapy is supported by Medicare Australia.

The mentorship is tailored to your individual professional development needs and has a highly creative and visionary aspect to the work. We work from the inside out to manifest that which is waiting to be born.

Therapy, supervision and mentoring is also available by Skype.

Qualifications

  • Psychotherapist G.T. (4 year professional training; plus one year additional research)
  • Psychological Counsellor
  • BSW:AMHSW Mental Health Clinical Social Worker

 

Undergraduate Training:

  • Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Clinical Social Work

 

Key Post Graduate Trainings:

  • Science of Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology: Liverpool, UK; & USA (part of Masters degree program)
  • Transpersonal Psychology Diploma: UK
  • Gestalt Therapist (full 4 year training plus addition 1 year further research): www.gestaltwa.comwww.gestalttherapy.org
  • Somatic Experiencing: Trauma Healing (full 3 year training): Peter Levine: www.seaustralia.com.au
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (level 1): Trauma Training Pat Ogden: www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org
  • Shamanic Psychology & Psychotherapy; Foundations of Shamanic Studies: www.shamanism.org Unfolding: Alice Springs; Dr Rafael Locke: Advanced Shamanic Practice, Australia
  • Metaphysical Science Practitioner:  USA

 

Professional Therapeutic Project Development:

 

Employment History:

Please click here to review employment history.

 

Professional Membership & Registration

  • Member of the Australian Association of Mental Health Clinical Social Work
  • Registered Mental Health Clinical Social Worker BSW: AMHSW
  • Accredited & Registered Psychotherapist: Gestalt Psychotherapist
  • Accredited & Registered Member Sensorimotor Trauma Psychotherapy
  • Accredited Somatic Experiencing Therapist
  • Accredited and Registered Professional Supervisor AMHSW
  • Registered with Medicare Australia
  • Recommended therapist for the Gestalt Training Institute WA trainees
  • Member of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Member of Viktor Frankl Institute Australia
  • Member of The Complimentary Medical Association UK
  • Member of The Foundations of Shamanic Studies

General Information

  • Medicare rebates apply with a referral from your Doctor
  • Self referrals are welcomed
  • Referrals from General Practitioners and Psychiatrists welcomed
  • Private Health Fund may apply
  • Privacy & Confidentiality within professional and ethical boundaries is assured

Contact Details

Fremantle Counselling Perth
Telephone: (08) 9430 9533 or 0422 648 243 (please text)
Email: christina.manfredi@iinet.net.au or enquiries@fremantlecounselling.com.au