Family Counselling With Monique Pangari

Counselling Sessions With Families

Family Counselling using Integrative Attachment Family Therapy is available for parents and their adopted/foster child. These sessions aim to both give voice to the adopted/fostered child as well as to heal and strengthen the parent-child relationship through play, co-regulation and meaning-making.

The Key to Meaningful Change is Connection.

Integrative Attachment Family Therapy (IAFT) is a powerful intervention approach that addresses a wide array of post-adoption issues that make their way into my office. These may include difficult behaviours for parents to manage, such as frequent arguments and tantrums, separation anxiety or indifference, and reactive behaviour on the part of the parents, such as yelling, pleading, threatening and giving up or giving in.

Instead of viewing the child as the problem, IAFT addresses the crux of the issue: a misalignment in the parent-child relationship.

Integrative Attachment Family Therapy can help you and your family by uncovering the reasons for the emotional misalignment between parent and child, by discovering the source of the problem rather than focus on superficial behaviours, and by enhancing your child’s attachment security, resilience and sense of Self.

It is my aim to help you to transform your family environment into a happy and well-functioning one where your child can thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

​60 min Integrative Attachment Family Therapy – $160 per session
60 min Parent Counselling based on ‘Circle of Security Parenting’ – $150 for a series of 6 sessions

Integrative Attachment Family Therapy is available in-person only, on Wednesdays and Thursdays during business hours.

My clinic is located at ‘Safe Haven Studio in Diddillibah, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.

To make an appointment with me, please click the Book Appointment button on the Website Menu Bar.  Please indicate your interest in Integrative Family Therapy and I will send you the appropriate intake and consent forms to complete before your first session.

The Initial Interview and subsequent sessions are 60 mins.

Whilst I understand that sometimes life emergencies happen, I request 48 hours notice so that I can offer your appointment time to someone else.

Less than 48 hours notice will require full payment of fees as I have allocated this time especially for you.

A referral from a doctor or other professional is not necessary for Counselling & Psychotherapy as I do not work within the medical system or access the Mental Health Plan.

What this means for you is that you do not need to get a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP and compromise confidentiality. This gives you peace of mind that seeing a counsellor/psychotherapist will not impact your insurance or career prospects in any way. I wholeheartedly respect your right to confidentiality.

I keep fees to a minimum so my rates are competitive and match the gap fee that is typically charged by some Psychologists and Social Workers.

You can claim a rebate for sessions with me if you have the appropriate extras cover in your private health insurance. I offer provider numbers for BUPA, Medibank Private, ARHG, Police Health Fund, Emergency Services Health, Pheonix Health, GMHBA, Teachers Union Health, AIA and Westfund.

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Kellie Knight
Kellie Knight
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A wonderful therapist, highly recommended
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“I loved the whole program, but especially enjoyed the Sandplay activities. This was my first experience with Sandplay Therapy and I was very excited by it and its potential. I love Monique’s style of sharing her knowledge. She is warm, kind, safe, generous, knowledgable and awesome!! This training was absolutely inspiring!”

Somatic Therapist, Brisbane

“Monique’s ability to hold a safe, nurturing space in which to learn and heal was paramount to the emotional, relational and intellectual depth I was able to go to in the training.”

Psychologist, Gold Coast

“This course was invaluable, surprising, unfolding and growthful! Monique is awesome. She has a wealth of knowledge, is supportive, experienced and flexible. I loved discovering new parts of myself, the connections I made with other colleagues and the case presentations. Engaging in my own Sandplay Process has been most informative in my work with clients. I have learned to trust the process and am more present with my clients.”

Shivawn Davis, Speech Pathologist/Counsellor

“I really loved the depth of play I experienced in the Sandplay and Symbol Work. Monique’s experience and wisdom within the field makes it easy and effortless to trust in each of the processes. Her presence is calm and reassuring.”

Therapist, Brisbane

“Monique, thank you so much for such a powerful and healing training. I appreciate how much energy you put in to your training and wish to acknowledge you for your beautiful presence throughout. You are an incredible teacher and therapist and such an amazing role model for us to learn from. I am so grateful that I made the decision to invest in my personal and professional development. I sense that this course will be life changing for me.”

DV Counsellor, Alice Springs

“Monique is absolutely lovely & wonderful! She has such a great mix of personal, accessible energy along with depth and breadth of experience, as well as the ability to convey theoretical concepts clearly.”

Counsellor, Brisbane

“This course has completely changed the way I work. It gave me the most appropriate model of therapy for children experiencing domestic violence. I enjoyed learning in a supportive, mindful and inspiring environment. Monique is a wonderful teacher. She lives and breathes what she teaches and inspired me to do the same.”

Aisling Fry, DV Counsellor

“Monique is so masterful and authentic. She is delightful and brought symbols and Sandplay to life. This training was enriching and transformative. It will change my practice and my ability to work with people in any context.”

Social Worker, Brisbane

“Monique was excellent! She has a great knowledge of both Trauma and Sandplay. Her sensitivity and skill as a therapist came into play allowing greater focus on the experiential aspect of learning the content and tools.”

Counsellor, Mullumbimby

“I am more confident that I can connect with children and build trust as well as a deeper and more reflective practice. Monique brings a passion and genuineness to this work. Her experience working with children and parents was evident and useful.”

Linda Casuarinna, Psychologist

“The highlight for me was the blend of experiential and theoretical. It was just right! Monique was compassionate and experienced with a good understanding of the range of material across Sandplay, Symbol Work and Trauma theories. This was an enticing introduction to a great combination of topics. It was well presented, informative and enriching. There was a good mix of personal and professional learning.”

Psychologist, Alice Springs