About Me

Working together

Trauma can occur after exposure to natural disasters, family violence, childhood abuse, or the death of someone close. Sometimes past trauma reawakens when relationships are stressed. Healing these emotional wounds takes time, strength and guidance. If you have experienced trauma, you know how difficult it is for loved ones to understand what you are going through. What is a normal response? Is the way I feel abnormal, are my children and partner/s acting strange in the circumstances?

I have been working as a counsellor and music therapist for over fifteen years. I draw on current theory and research about the neurobiological effects of trauma to assist relationship recovery. My professional mission is to heal the effects of trauma on body, mind and relationships. I also offer professional supervision, training and support to counsellors and therapists working with traumatised children, young people, intimate adult partners and families.

There is no one formula. There is no magic potion. There is however my commitment to provide creative solutions. Working together, we can spark the power of curiosity and hopefully create the relationships you desire.  

Dr Vivienne Colegrove (she/her). PhD. Mindful Centre (University of Melbourne); Master of Couple and Relationship Counselling; Post-Grad Dipl Family Therapy; Advanced Cert Trauma Therapy; Grad Dipl Music Therapy; Certificate of Developmental Psychiatry. Clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA): College of Relationship Counsellors.

Peer-reviewed publications:

Colegrove, V., Havighurst, S. & Kehoe, C. (2019). Tuning Relationships with Music®: An intervention for parents with an interpersonal trauma history and their adolescents. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia: Special edition on working with trauma 7(2). http://pacja.org.au/?p=5456

Colegrove, V. M., Havighurst, S. S. & Kehoe, C. E. (2019). Emotion regulation during conflict interaction after a systemic music intervention: understanding changes for parents with a trauma history and their adolescent. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.https://doi.org/10.1080/08098131.2019.1616807

Colegrove, V. M., Havighurst, S. S., Kehoe, C. E., & Jacobsen, S. (2018). Pilot randomized controlled trial of Tuning Relationships with Music™: Intervention for parents with a trauma history and their adolescent. Child Abuse and Neglect, 79C, 259-268. https//doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.02.017

Colegrove, V. and Havighurst, S. (2017). Review of nonverbal communication in parent-child interaction: assessment and intervention. Journal of Child and Family Studies26(2), 574-590. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0563-x






Vivienne Colegrove - Eltham Relationship Counselling 



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