Dr Roby Abeles

Dr Roby Abeles

Together with Salene Souza, Dr Roby Abeles is a Brainspotting (BSP) Trainer in the Australia Pacific region. She teaches the Phase One and Phase Two Brainspotting training modules in Australia, the USA and Singapore.

Both Roby & Salene have been personally trained by Dr David Grand, the developer of Brainspotting.

Roby Abeles has been a trauma and addiction therapist for over 33 years, having begun her addiction treatment training at The Betty Ford Center in California, USA in 1989.  Her clients come from all over Australia and overseas.

Dr Roby Abeles on the Experts Panel at the ACF International Trauma Conference in Melbourne, August, 2018. Also on stage are Peter Fonagy, Cathy Malchiodi, Gabor Mate´, Kim Golding, Bessel van der Kolk, Marilyn Devallier and Ed Tronick.














Roby began using Brainspotting in 2004, after participating in the second BSP training David Grand ever presented in the United States.

She attended this training after having a BSP session with David in September that year, at an International EMDR Conference in Montreal, Canada, and being astonished about how completely it resolved the issue she had chosen to work on.

Five years later, in December, 2009, Roby brought David Grand to teach the very first BSP Phases 1 & 2 in Sydney to a small group of enthused Australian EMDR therapists. It was at this time that David introduced Roby to Salene Souza, which has resulted in a wonderful professional partnership and personal friendship.

Roby Abeles’ tertiary qualifications;

  • BA in Psychology, specialising in Chemical Dependency Counselling
  • MA in Counselling & Spiritual Psychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Dr Abeles is also;

  • a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
  • an EMDR Approved Consultant
  • a clinical member of PACFA
  • a PACFA Approved Supervisor
  • A California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 36667)

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