Gisele Fortkamp

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Hello, I’m Gisele, a compassionate psychologist dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages on their journey to mental well-being. Trained in Brazil and fully certified in Australia, I offer a diverse perspective to my practice. My passion for helping others extends to my work with children, where I assist parents in behavior management and guide children in developing essential skills such as emotional regulation, social-emotional awareness, communication, and self-esteem. Additionally, I work with ADHD management in both children and adults. ADHD can significantly impact daily life, affecting focus, impulsivity, and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Through a holistic approach blending empathy and evidence-based techniques, I create a safe and supportive environment where families can navigate these challenges and build resilience with strategies tailored to the unique needs of each individual and family dynamic. Beyond my work with children and families, I have a strong interest in positive psychology and self-esteem development, particularly with women. I believe in empowering individuals to embrace their strengths and lead fulfilling lives. To better support clients facing these challenges, I specialize in psychodrama back in Brazil. Psychodrama is a therapeutic approach that fosters self-awareness, personal growth, and emotional healing by exploring emotions, conflicts, and traumas through role-playing and action methods. Developed by psychiatrist Jacob L. Moreno, psychodrama aims to help individuals gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by adopting various roles and perspectives. I facilitate this process, providing support, insight, and guidance as needed, while fostering spontaneity, creativity, and emotional expression in a safe and welcoming environment. As a bilingual speaker fluent in both Portuguese and English, I ensure effective communication and understanding. Whether you’re seeking support for yourself or your child, together we’ll work towards achieving your goals.
My Therapeutic Approach

My therapeutic approach is to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment. I understand that therapy can be confronting and can make us feel vulnerable sometimes. I like to work side by side with my clients. I will offer support and a respectful place where you can be yourself and find ways to thrive and reach your goals.

I work with the following presentations:

I work with the following client presentations:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults & Children
  • ADHD in Adults & Children
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Resilience Building
  • Modifying lifestyle factors and health behaviours
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Work environment conflicts
  • Stress management
  • Grief

I primarily work within the following therapy frameworks:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodrama
People I work with:

I work with:

  • Children
  • Adults
  • NDIS