My name is Christine Vickers.

I work as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with individual adults, couples, and groups. I provide short term therapy (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)  as well as individual adult psychotherapy and counselling, couple therapy and group analysis. 


Generally my practice is a combination of face to face work in my consulting room in Bendigo, Central Victoria, and ONLINE work with people across Australia , in New Zealand and in China, Japan and the Asia- Pacific region. 


COVID: At this time, from 1 March 2020, all of my practice is online. This will continue at least until restrictions are lifted.


I am a member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists Association of Australia, and am an Associate Member of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists. I am a visiting Professor to the American Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program in Wuhan, China. 



You are welcome to contact me on  0412 633 747 or by email:


I have worked in the professional clinical field first, from 1980 as a social worker and, from 1990, as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and couple therapist

I provide

*individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults - long term

* Short term Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for individual adults and groups

* Couple relationship counselling and therapy for people entering into, within, or leaving an intimate couple relationship

* Group therapy - long term, slow, open group: short term focussed groups

I provide training and supervision for couple and individual therapists ( long term psychoanalytic therapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)

I am a member of the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australia and am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council as a provider of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.

I am an Associate member of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists and Group Analytic Society (International).

I am a Medicare Provider.

About Me

 My name is Christine Brett Vickers. I offer couple, individual and group therapy for people living in Central Victoria, the Mount Alexander Shire and the Murray Region. Sessions are usually face to face. 

Skype and phone therapy is available for  people living  and working  in remote areas.

I also offer clinical supervision and teaching to individuals and groups.

I am a Medicare Provider.

If you have any questions as you explore these pages I can be contacted on 03 5435 3112 or 0412 633 747 or at

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelor of Arts (ANU)

Bachelor of Social Work (Melbourne)

Doctor of Philosophy (History - La Trobe University)


           Associate: Group Analytic Society (International)

           Associate: Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists

           Registered: British Psychoanalytic Council (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy).

           Founder Member: Central Victorian Psychoanalytic Interest Group

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131 Merindah Road, Lockwood, 3551 -  I am located about twenty minutes drive from the fountain in Bendigo CBD and a little more from Castlemaine

Sternberg Clinic, 47 Sternberg Street, Bendigo 3550.  Wednesday Mornings.

Skype, ZOOM and Phone Therapy is available if you live a long distance away or need to travel for work purposes.


I am very interested in the way people form, shape and respond to their world. I have worked for almost forty years in  the private and public sectors, with children, couples and individuals.

In the early years of my career I worked in the fields of obstetrics, adoptions and child and adult psychiatry. From 1992 to 2005 I worked at a marriage and  family relationship service funded by the Federal Government - Drummond Street Relationship Centre - from 1992 until 2005.During this time I initiated designed, and taught a couple therapy training program at Clinical Master's level which was pioneered at the University of Melbourne until  2005. A significant feature of the course was its inclusiveness - including work with couples after the birth of a child, couples experiencing infertility and IVF, with intercultural couple relationships and with same sex couples. I continue to teach and supervise in this field.

I provide supervision for individual and couple counselling and therapy.

I am also an accredited practitioner, supervisor and educator in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, a manualised brief ( 16 sessions) psychodynamic treatment for people with mild to moderate depression. This treatment distills a number of ideas such as Attachment theory, mentalising and self reflection to examine the way past and present relationship patterns might underpin the patterns of one's life. 



  • Individual Counselling or Therapy (adults)
  • Couple Counselling or Therapy (for people entering, within or leaving a relationship)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (short term focussed therapy)
  • Pregnancy Counselling (approved under Medicare)
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision - couple and individuals
  • Group Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Mentoring
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