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John R. Devling, M.S., ANZPA Psychodramatist, C.P.

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I am a Psychodramatist CP with over 40 years experience, trained in the USA & Australia, based in Melbourne, travelling to China regularly since 2002, conducting Psychodrama training and personal development workshops. In Melbourne, I conduct a private practice for individuals, couples and group work. Individual counselling & psychotherapy for all life issues and concerns, all ages and life stages, for persons drawn to creative, adaptive, courageous & expansive ways of living & being.
I will travel anywhere in the world too conduct workshops. I am experienced at working with translators.
As counsellor/psychotherapist/specialist psychodramatist and group psychotherapist, I am committed to the principle of creative spontaneity. Fresh vital responses. I never lose sight of self awareness as critical to enabling you to realise the parts you play in your own struggle/dilemma, which then equips you to make better choices in the moment as you engage with life. Futures can be prepared for, the impact of past wounds are significant reference points to resolve, felt meaning is central.
I continue on a long path of personal development & self awareness, thoughtful reflection upon my work & actions at a deep level, engaging in supervision with peers, seeking consultation with a valued and respected colleague when the occasion calls for it. I live what I teach & model, open to risks and challenges, seeking authenticity in my relations with others in my world, aspiring to live well in rounded ways, I meditate, do yoga, exercise, am close to nature, love the arts, travel & explore. I enjoy this varied work immensely. 50 yrs of working with people, 40+ counselling & psychotherapy, 42 running groups, 10 yrs as university lecturer in my fields of expertise.
Have worked across the human condition, with persons experiencing all forms of disability, children, adolescents, adults, men, women, couples, those in any relationship, consulted to organisations on people issues. X-cultural counselling experience & training. Have worked across Australia, in NZ, the USA & now China for the past 15 years. I often present at internat'l conferences. I see my role as essentially that of a skilled, creative, attentive facilitator of exploration of a person's concerns. I hope to become an ally, alongside but clear seeing, able to bring forth that which may be ignored, out of awareness, threatening, avoided. To assist the person to hold close that which may be hard to bare, to realise to feel, to comprehend, to prise open, to regard with care & attention, to realise, know, act upon anew, congruently, creatively, courageously. I am an effective teacher, trainer, coach & model.

Primary Address

1364 Eltham Yarra Glen Road
Christmas Hills 3775
Office Phone: 613 9730-2313
Cell Phone: 0431189827
Residence Phone: 613 9730-2313


2nd Office Address

11/24 Tanner Street
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Cell Phone: 0431189827

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