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JeffBarlowJeff Barlow (B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.) is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy. He has a private practice located in Melbourne (Australia) and is the Director of the Australian College of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy which runs training programmes in Melbourne and Sydney.

Jeff has been working as a psychotherapist since 1977 when he commenced his private practice at the Gerda Boyesen Centre in London. He returned to Australia in 1981 and commenced a private practice in Melbourne where he has worked since then. Jeff was actively involved in the first training programmes in body-inclusive psychotherapy in the late 1970's in London, Germany and Austria. He commenced the first training programmes in body-inclusive psychotherapy in Australia with Robyn Speyer in 1983 and initiated the establishment of the first professional association for somatic (body-inclusive) psychotherapists in Australia in 1986.

Jeff has also been actively involved in the establishment of PACFA (the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) which is a national body for the registration of psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, and SCAPE (the Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators) a professional association for those involved in the teaching of psychotherapy and counselling.


Membership of Professional Associations:

Jeff is a member of :

  • United States Association of Body Psychotherapy

  • Individual Psychotherapy:

    Jeff is available for individual consultations in Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy for anyone seeking this form of psychotherapy. Private consultations are held in Richmond, a suburb of Melbourne. Each consultation is one hour duration. The first consultation is set up as an interview, is free of charge and without obligation.

    Jeff works with clients on a short, medium and long-term basis. Clients contact him for a wide variety of reasons, amongst which are:

    Personal development -people who believe they could function more effectively and efficiently in life and who are seeking more satisfaction and challenge in living.

    Relationship Challenges - people who are concerned about relationship issues which they are finding challenging and which they want to change. This can be individual psychotherapy or work with couples. Some people seek this development work for their intimate relationships and others for relationships with friends or work colleagues, work superiors etc.

    Symptom relief - people suffering from a wide range of psychological and somatic symptoms such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, undiagnosable body aches and pains and loss of energy, grief and loss, abuse, trauma, sexual difficulties and so on.


    Professional Supervision:

    Jeff has been supervising professionals in the field of counselling, psychotherapy and somatic psychotherapy since 1986. Consultations can be on a regular basis or as needed. Specific supervision needs and supervision methods are discussed in the first session for which there is no charge and no obligation.

    Supervision can be either individual or in a small group.

    Supervision in the work place is also possible in certain circumstances.


    Corporate Consultancy Services:

    Jeff is available for consultancy services in a wide variety of different contexts in the helping professions, corporations, small business and business partnerships. He has worked in the past with conflict resolution, communication challenges, motivation and career issues, supervision of staff, counselling skills in business relationships, key personnel counselling etc.

    Discussion with Jeff is recommended to ascertain whether he might be of assistance to you or your organization.

    Contact Information:

    Jeff can be contacted through the College. Click here for contact details.

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