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Counsellors & Therapists.

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Merel

Merel provides a space for you to be seen and heard fully, creating the opportunity to uncover those parts of yourself you may have lost touch with.

With a background in psychology and counselling, Merel enjoys being creative and flexible in sessions, working with what comes up in the moment. Trauma-informed and person-centred practice are always key to her approach, and she values authenticity, curiosity, and social justice.

Merel has particular interest and training in the area of Complex Trauma. Merel is also a certified Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) facilitator. She runs group sessions and individual sessions. Individual sessions can be made up of a mixture of talking and movement – always decided in collaboration with you, to best suit your needs.

In her free time, she loves listening to true crime podcasts and making drip castles on the beach with her kids.

Languages: English, Dutch

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Sam

Samantha (Sam) understands that it is important to be flexible, open and unbiased with the counselling space as each of us have unique worldviews, values and perceptions on life. She generally starts a counselling session using Person-Centred Therapy because it is a gentle approach that puts you in control of your life, wellbeing and healing. Depending on your goals her counselling can include CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Narrative Therapy and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) or an eclectic mix of other approaches. 

Sam holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with a major in Aboriginal Studies, and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. She strongly believes in the value of lived experience and draws from her lived experiences to support you. She finds it an honour to part of anyone’s journey and is privileged to work as a mental health counsellor. 

She is a single parent living through the teenager years, with 15-year-old twin girls, which is equally the most challenging and comical time of her life. 

In her downtime, she loves making candles and oil diffusers, which she gives to family and friends. She is a passionate animal lover and hopes to eventually get her dog out of grade one and into obedience and agility trials.

Language: English

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Nora

Nora is an accredited Art Therapist and has experience in facilitating art therapy groups and providing therapy in 1:1 settings. Nora believes Art Therapy gives us the chance to put our insight and inner wisdom into practical play. Nora facilitates a safe and nurturing environment for the participants to engage with the process as the process is the key element in Art Therapy not the end product. Nora loves getting active and outdoor activities. She enjoys yoga and swimming. She finds the nature to be very grounding.

Languages: Vietnamese, English

 

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Joumana

Joumana believes that life is for living and that despite the challenges and stressors, we all need, want and deserve to be happy, lead fulfilling and productive lives and have loving relationships. Working from the premise that the therapeutic relationship between a counsellor and a client is a collaborative one, with trust, empathy & non-judgement at the forefront, she sees her role as a facilitator to help you reach your desired goals and realize your full potential.

Joumana has over 16 years’ experience providing support to adults and children with multiple and complex needs and uses a variety of highly effective evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Solution-Focused and Positive Psychotherapy (PPT).

Her qualifications include a degree in Social Psychology from London University (LSE), and she continued her training in Australia gaining several diplomas and qualifications in Counselling, Case Management and Therapy.

Languages: English, Arabic

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Katherine

Katherine is passionate about creating and holding a safe space for people to just be. Recognising the diversity and oneness of the human experience, she utilises an Empowerment approach to support you to tell your story, explore yourself and (re)create meaning. Katherine believes that everyone has the capacity to move through their healing journey on their own terms, and will respectfully navigate this space with you. She understands the value of human connection and will sit with you where you are until you feel ready to move on.

Katherine has a Masters of Social Work and has undergone training in Trauma-Informed Practice. Her experience includes working with people from a variety of backgrounds and many walks of life. She brings specialised knowledge in the area of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and childhood trauma. She feels both inspired and privileged to continue her work as a Mental Health Counsellor.

When she isn’t working, Katherine enjoys being outside (preferably with animals close by!), cooking and exploring new places.

Language: English

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