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Melbourne Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

COVID-19 Telehealth Services - (Local & Remote) 

Embodied Somatic Psychotherapy 

Trauma Therapy


Melbourne Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, duly recognizes the traditional owners of the sacred land by the peoples of East Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders from all nations - and to their Elders past, present and emerging.


Melbourne Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling


Sharon has substantial clinical experience in child, adolescent & family psychiatry, primary health care, child and family services, family violence and sexual assault services, as well as tertiary education and training sectors for over 25 years. Sharon has a background in clinical social work, gestalt therapy, body movement therapy, training and supervision. Initially, she trained in psychiatric social work (child, adolescent & family therapies), working from a psychodynamic perspective and undertook an 12 month infant-parent observation and seminars with psychoanalytic psychotherapists. Whilst living in Europe, she studied Integrative Dance Therapy in association with the European Academy Psychosocial Health and Fritz Perls Institute. She then complemented her dance therapy practice by undertaking further studies in relational gestalt therapy with Gestalt Therapy Australia. She continues to extend her practice with training in existential supervision, somatic experiencing and trauma therapy models.


She has a special interest in attachment & early developmental trauma, bereavement & loss, eating disorders & body dysmorphic, family & interpersonal relationships, perinatal mental health, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychosocial disabilities that is informed by somatic experiencing, trauma therapy models, psychological strategies, psychodynamic psychotherapy, sensorimotor & relational gestalt therapy, which are integrated into her therapeutic practice with individuals, families and groups. 

Sharon works as a clinical supervisor with Monash University,Faculty of Education, Masters of Counselling. Sharon also works at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL) as a trauma counsellor and maintains a private practice.



BSW(Hons), GradDipMntHlth (Child, Adolescent & Family Therapies), DipGestalt Th. Integrative Tanztherapie (DGT, Germany), Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training, Clinical Supervisor, EMDR Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

Professional Memberships & Registrations


ACA L-4, College of Clinical Counsellors, ACA College of Supervisors

Medicare Registered

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Melbourne Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling


Sharon Paetzold

P.O.Box 246

Mitcham  Vic  3132

​Mob: 0426 499 949

Fax: 03 8802 4495

Practice Locations:


100 Nicholson Street

(Enter from Victoria Street)

Brunswick East VIC 3057

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