Martina is an mental health clinician with qualifications in counselling, Gestalt psychotherapy and Bowen Family Systems Theory & Practice. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Social Work (MSW).
She is a clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.
Martina has been in private practice for over eleven years working successfully with individuals, couples and families. She co-owns Affinity Psychotherapy, her private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
Martina is associate faculty and core program manager at the The Family Systems Institute.
She has extensive experience in drug & alcohol having worked in relapse prevention programs and is highly skilled in the area of addictions and recovery as well as versed in 12 step programs.
Martina has also worked in organisations such as ACON (AIDS Council of New South Wales) and has experience working with LGBTI people as well as people with HIV. She is currently Core Program Manager at The Family Systems Institute.
Martina has been a faculty member of two Sydney based psychotherapy institutes. She has experience in facilitating therapy groups and mindfulness based groups.
Martina has been embedded in contemplative practices and the healing arts for over 20 years, with experience in the practice and teaching of Yoga, a Diploma in Zen Shiatsu and a long term commitment to meditation in the Theradavan Buddhist tradition. Over the last two decades she has regularly partaken in silent meditation retreats to enhance her knowledge of the mind with some of the world’s principal meditation teachers.
Martina brings a wealth of experience to her clinical practice in the form of mindfulness, presence and incisiveness.