Veselinka (Vesi) Petruseva
Veselinka Petruseva (Vesi) is a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Macquarie University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. Veselinka is also a Psychology Board approved Supervisor.
Veselinka specialises in working with children (0 to 18) and their families. She provides individual counseling to children and adolescents on various issues ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, social skills, self-esteem, bullying issues, transitioning to school and high-school, school refusal etc. She also provides, counseling and support with behavior management to parents of children with behavioral difficulties.
Veselinka also administers psychometric, academic and behavior assessments inclusive of assessments for cognitive ability, specific learning disorders (dyslexia, dyscalculia), ADHD, ODD and other emotional and behavior difficulties.
Veselinka’s therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused therapy, Narrative Therapy and Play Therapy. Veselinka’s approach is very much attachment based and embedded in person centred therapy. Veselinka is also trained in parenting workshops such as Circle of Security, 123 Magic and Engaging Adolescents and has extensive experience in supporting parents in developing and maintaining a positive relationship and attachment with their children and teens.