Dr Gávi Ansara

Dr Gávi Ansara

Anti-Oppressive solo, relationship, family, & kinship psychotherapy for people with lived experience of being marginalised.

Areas of Health Anti-Oppressive Practice, Autistic-Centred Neurodiversity Positive Practice, BDSM/kink, Complex Trauma, Family Therapy, Trans & Non-Binary Support
Profession Clinical Family Therapist, Clinical Trauma Specialist, Genders, Bodies, & Sexualities Therapist, Psychotherapist, Relationship Counsellor
Speciality Anti-Oppressive Practice, BDSM/Kink, Complex Trauma, Disability Support, Dissociation, Family Therapy, Family Trauma, Relationship & Polycule Counselling, Transgender/Non-Binary Support
Malvern, Victoria, MALVERN EAST, Victoria 3144
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Dr Gávi Ansara
Dr Gávi Ansara

Anti-Oppressive solo, relationship, family, & kinship psychotherapy for people with lived experience of being marginalised.

Areas of Health Anti-Oppressive Practice, Autistic-Centred Neurodiversity Positive Practice, BDSM/kink, Complex Trauma, Family Therapy, Trans & Non-Binary Support
Profession Clinical Family Therapist, Clinical Trauma Specialist, Genders, Bodies, & Sexualities Therapist, Psychotherapist, Relationship Counsellor
Speciality Anti-Oppressive Practice, BDSM/Kink, Complex Trauma, Disability Support, Dissociation, Family Therapy, Family Trauma, Relationship & Polycule Counselling, Transgender/Non-Binary Support

Location

Malvern, Victoria, MALVERN EAST, Victoria 3144
Special Services
Dr Gávi Ansara

Additional information

Dr Gávi is an internationally recognised psychotherapist, clinical educator, lecturer, community activist, policy consultant, and psychological researcher. His clinical work and advocacy incorporate respectful, culturally safe ways of supporting people who have been colonised or oppressed. He is Convenor of PACFA’s LGBTQI+ Leadership Group, and he also serves on the Victorian Leadership Branch of PACFA, the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Transgender Health, and the Victorian Intersex Expert Advisory Group. As a multilingual, mixed polycultural, and anti-colonial migrant man of faith with lived experience of disability, homelessness, racism, and poverty, he is passionate about intersectional Anti-Oppressive Practice and challenging systemic oppression wherever he encounters it, including in nominally 'inclusive' spaces. He has a PhD and MSc in Psychology (University of Surrey in England), a Master of Counselling (Monash), and a Diploma in Advanced Clinical Family Therapy. He is an AAFT-Accredited Clinical Family Therapist, a Registered NDIS Disability Services Provider, and a Clinical Member of the PACFA College of Psychotherapy and the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors. He also has clinical specialisations in complex trauma, dissociation, and family trauma (CCTP-II & CFTP). Dr Gávi has over 15 years of polycultural, Anti-Oppressive Clinical Practice experience in outpatient, inpatient, and community settings around the world. He has received international awards for his research, teaching, and international human rights and social justice work from the American Psychological Association, the UK Higher Education Academy, and the University of Surrey.

Education PhD Psychology, University of Surrey MSc Social Psychology, University of Surrey Master of Counselling, Monash University Dip Advanced Clinical Family Therapy, Gilead Downs Family Therapy Centre PGCert Learning & Teaching, University of Surrey BA (Hons) International & Cross-Cultural Health with African Studies & New Media
Professional Association Membership Psychotherapist, PACFA Reg. Clinical #25060, College of Psychotherapy; Clinical Member, College of Relationship Counsellors; AAFT-Accredited Clinical Family Therapist; Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP-II & CFTP)

Location

Malvern, Victoria, MALVERN EAST, Victoria 3144
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