Hello, I’m Helena

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PACFA Reg. Clinical 23698

Welcome! I am a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Brisbane, offering in-person, tele-health and phone sessions. With a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as a lecturer in the discipline of counselling, I bring extensive knowledge to our therapeutic journey. I am clinically registered with the Psychotherapy and Counsellors Federation of Australia and recognised on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a lifelong learner, I continuously expand my expertise in humanistic and postmodern therapy approaches, therapeutic philosophies, and embodied practices.


In my career, I have worked as a restorative justice facilitator, trauma-informed social skills trainer, and emotional intelligence coach in both non-government organisations and the government sector. I have designed and led various groups, covering psycho-education, creative expression for personal growth, social skills programs in schools and counseling groups in culturally diverse communities. Additionally, I have lent my voice to mindfulness and meditation programs and developed psycho-educational e-Learning training programs for not-for-profit and corporate sectors. In my private practice, I provide support to adolescents, adults, couples, and parents. I am also a lecturer and tutor in the discipline of counselling.

My Approach

Drawing from my training and experience, I employ a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to your needs. These include Expressive Therapies, Contemplative Therapies, Integrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Interventions, Trauma-Informed Practice, Narrative Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.


Throughout my practice, I have had the privilege of supporting individuals facing diverse challenges, ranging from common mental health concerns to complex interpersonal dynamics. Some of the issues I’ve helped clients navigate include:

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Perfectionism and self-criticism

  • Emotional dysregulation and difficulty managing intense emotions

  • Stress management and coping skills

  • Family and relationship conflicts

  • Self-esteem and self-worth struggles

  • Life transitions, such as career changes, relocation, and retirement

  • Parenting adolescents and navigating the complexities of adolescent development

  • Supporting survivors of domestic violence and trauma in their journey towards healing and empowerment*

In particular, I have a deep commitment to working with individuals who are taking the courageous step of seeking therapy for the first time, as well as those who have endured long-term intimate partner and family violence.

Helena Bozich
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Long-term Intimate Partner and Family Violence Recovery

My approach to working with individuals who have experienced long-term intimate partner and family violence is deeply informed by my commitment to understanding their unique journeys. Through my work and personal experiences, I’ve witnessed the profound impact of such trauma and the resilience it takes to heal. This perspective guides me in creating a therapeutic space where clients feel validated and empowered to explore their paths towards recovery.


Here’s how I approach working with the impacts of trauma:

  • Creating an Empathetic Space: I prioritise creating a space where clients feel heard, validated, and respected, free from judgement or blame.

  • Trauma-Informed Care: This involves understanding the ways in which past experiences of violence may continue to shape clients’ thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

  • Validation and Empowerment: Many survivors of IPV and FV have experienced disempowerment in their relationships. In therapy, I validate clients’ experiences, acknowledging the courage it takes to seek support and reclaim agency over their lives.

  • Exploring Complex Trauma: Long-term exposure to violence can result in complex trauma, which manifests in a range of symptoms including hypervigilance, dissociation, and difficulties in forming trusting relationships. I work collaboratively with clients to explore the impact of trauma on their lives and develop coping strategies to manage its effects.

  • Rebuilding Self-Esteem and Self-Worth: Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and challenge negative self-beliefs, cultivate self-compassion, and rebuild a positive sense of self-worth.

  • Healing Relationship Wounds: IPV and FV can have profound effects on one’s ability to trust and form healthy relationships. Through therapy, clients have the opportunity to process their experiences, repair relational wounds, and explore ways to cultivate supportive and nurturing connections.

  • Holistic Healing: Recognising that healing from IPV and FV encompasses physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions, I integrate body-based practices, expressive arts, and mindfulness techniques to support clients on their journey towards wholeness and recovery.