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About | Thomas Dellmann

Dr Thomas Dellman is a highly experienced counsellor dedicated to helping you (and your partner) to repair your relationship or to manage painful emotions. Thomas has a Doctorate in Counselling and is a certified practitioner of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT for couples). While his main focus is on relationship counselling and couples therapy, he also has a wealth of experience and offers support for individuals with relationship associated issues, such as anger management, grief counselling, self-esteem issues, trauma and men’s concerns.

After a short career in banking in his native country, Germany, he worked as a Naturopath in Australia. He has been counselling since completing a Masters in Counselling in 2003, initially working as Men’s and Relationship Counsellor at Centacare. He subsequently worked as Grief Counsellor in Palliative Care for SA Health for eight years.

He has undergone post-graduate training in Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has a holistic approach integrating Western Psychology, Buddhism (based on his own practice) and life experience focusing particularly on helping clients to work through troublesome emotions.

He has tutored in several counselling courses of the Masters degree in Counselling studies at UniSA and has presented at conferences, workshops and masterclasses for Relationship Counsellors on issues such as case conceptualization, dealing with emotions and power games in relationships, and has lectured Social Work students at Flinders University and Trainee Psychiatrists on Grief Counselling strategies. He commutes between Melbourne and Adelaide to offer counselling services.

He is a member of the

  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
  • Australian Centre of Emotionally Focussed Therapy (ACEFT)
  • International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

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