Ms Elke Ponczek

Placement Coordinator

BSc(Hons) MAPS

Ms Elke Ponczek is a registered generalist psychologist and an Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Board-approved supervisor, with over 15 years of counselling experience working with people from a diverse range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. This includes adults and young people with significant mental health issues, and complex behaviours.

Elke has worked within tertiary education counselling services for the past 10 years. Her psychotherapeutic approaches include positive psychology and mindful based frameworks, and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Behavioural Therapy. She also has experience providing online counselling and support, and led the implementation of an online counselling service at Monash University in 2013.

Areas of Interest:

Mindfulness based therapeutic approaches; Online counselling and mental health technologies; Restoring safety following trauma.