Couple Therapy, Individual Adult Psychotherapy,  Group Therapy, Consultation and Supervision

                                                Skype and Phone sessions available        

                   For people living in Bendigo, Castlemaine and the Murray region

                          0412 633 747 or email:


I have over thirtyfive years experience providing counselling and therapy for individuals, couples and families. I am a member of the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotheapists, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australia and the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors. I am also 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 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 worked for over thirtyfive years in  the private and public sectors, with children, couples and individuals. I worl with individual adults in short, medium and long term psychotherapy;  in focussed therapies such as dynamic interpersonal therapy and group therapy.I have completed training in CBT.

I am a member of the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors and am an Associate Member of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists.

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.

 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.



  • 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
A quiet place, a neutral space