What is a Psychotherapist?

Freud, in his wisdom called this “The talking cure”.

Psychotherapy is the opportunity to talk through what ever issues are of major concern for you. A Psychotherapist should be able to assist you to define the nature of the difficulties that are causing distress and work with you to alleviate this distress.

About Me

I have been working in the area of Counselling and Psychotherapy for more than 20 years. I have experience in working in the fields of Relationship and Family Counselling, Drug and Alcohol Therapy and for a few years, also worked as a Counsellor for the Family Court of Australia. I have been working exclusively in my own Private Practice for the last 15 years.

In my early years of being a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I worked very “generally” although I worked most frequently with “Women's issues” This area of work really acted a spring board into areas of strong interest. I became aware, for example, when watching the interactions between Mothers and their Babies how dynamic a relationship this was. When this dynamic was interrupted or interfered with, the result was nearly always profound. This lead directly to my interest in Adoption, where evidence of the powerful impact of the severing of the Mother/infant dyad in the early stages of life, is still detectable in adulthood.

From a very different perspective, but still related to Mothers and their babies, I have also spent time working with Women (or Couples) who find themselves unable to conceive or who encounter the acutely painful experience of a neo-natal or sudden infant death. Many times these experiences are unexplainable. This invariably leaves those concerned with complicated grief stricken emotions, that can lead to confusion, isolation and helplessness.

Gabby Howse - Psychotherapist Adoption Fertility Depression Eating Relationships • • • •

How can I help you?

If you feel there are areas that are relevant to you, I am very happy for you to call me or email me.  We can then have further discussions about how you may wish to proceed. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have, or elaborate further on any point you have read amongst these Website pages.


Phone: 0411 651 094 (from within Australia)

Email: gabby@gabby-howse.com

[Melbourne, Australia]

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Group therapy for Adoptees

An 8 week group therapy program for adoptees exploring the painful issues of attachment in relation to adoption.  February to March in 2020.