Matthea believes that every person can have an enjoyable and meaningful life, and works to surface this belief and capacity within her clients. Having experienced challenges herself, Matthea also understands that people may need to grieve and heal from various life events and traumas.

Matthea holds a Bachelor of Social Science, a Master of Social Work and is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Adjusting to the person in front of her, Matthea draws from a range of therapeutic approaches, including exploring how our physical beings integrate with our emotions, thoughts and actions. Matthea has experience with youth, facilitating groups, indigenous communities, people experiencing loss and grief, individuals recovering from difficult childhoods and those managing various mental health challenges. It is important for Matthea to develop strong partnerships to ensure that the service she provides is meeting the needs of the people she works with.

As a senior practitioner, Matthea provides specialist case consultation to organisations to strengthen their approach in providing person-centred, recovery-based services.

In her spare time, Matthea loves to be active in the outdoors – she is a qualified Surf Lifesaver, enters into long distance ocean swimming events, and enjoys cycling holidays!

Language: English



Merel has a particular interest in the area of complex trauma, and how trauma is stored in the body. She uses a trauma-informed, person centred approach guided by frameworks of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). In therapeutic sessions with Merel, you will have the opportunity to (re)connect with your body on your own terms, at your own pace.

Merel has a Bachelor of Developmental Psychology, and has done training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She is also a certified Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. She has worked as a socio-therapist in a youth-psychiatric crisis centre and for the past few years, she has worked as a mental health community worker.

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

Languages: Dutch, English



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.



Marcus’s therapeutic approach is founded in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and recovery approaches, including getting in touch with what people value, mindfulness and focusing on people’s strengths. Marcus has a particular interest in interpersonal Neurobiology by Dr. Dan Siegel.   Marcus has 7 years experience in the mental health sector, and an understanding of the unique challenges this brings to individuals, carers, and the community. Marcus is passionate about helping people move forward by actively caring for, committing to, and challenging them.

Marcus has an ability to name the elephant in the room in a safe and sometimes fun manner.

Language: English



Bianca believes that every person has a unique human story and the process of sharing one's story can be powerful and healing in itself. She understands that recovery looks different for each person and therefore each journey will be one of a kind.

Bianca has a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and a Bachelor of Health Science mastering in Health Education and Promotion. She offers a person-centred approach that is recovery-based, guided by what the person brings. She has experience in alcohol and other drugs, addictive behaviours, as well as gender and sexual diversity. She is particularly interested in a holistic approach to counselling. Bianca uses a range of evidence-based approaches including Narrative-Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as utilizing tools from other approaches.

Bianca has experienced her own mental and physical health issues and draws on the lived experience to walk alongside others with empathy and respect. Bianca is also part of the LGBTIQ community and has helped support others through their coming out, letting in or transitioning journey.

Bianca has a toddler so free time is limited but when she isn’t exploring the world with her son or having family time, she loves being creative, changing her hair, outdoor activities and animal petting zoos. 
Language: English.



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




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.

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