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Anisa

Anisa is passionate about supporting people to reconnect with the strength within them to live an authentic and fulfilling life. She strongly believes that each person has within themselves vast resources for personal growth and change. These resources can be tapped into in a psychologically safe and nurturing environment. Anisa utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches in her work, which are adapted to suit the needs of each person. Anisa is specialised in the field of human sexuality.

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

When not at work Anisa spends her time performing dance or discovering new and exciting places around the world.

Languages: Persian, English

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Matthea

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

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Merel

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

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Matt

Matt is interested in the areas of hearing voices, complex mental health, chronic health conditions and support for carers. Matt uses a range of evidence-based therapies including Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Matt is a carer and has been working in mental health services for several years across some of the most complex programs in Adelaide. He has had a broad range of experiences in delivering, creating, and supervising mental health services.

Matt is a drummer and has played in a variety of music groups, and is currently teaching himself bass guitar.

Language: English

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Ortal

In her therapeutic approach Ortal has a strong focus on the individual’s strengths, wishes and motivations. Her aim is helping each person to find their inner resources to make the changes they need and want. Ortal views her role as someone who walks alongside clients - not ahead of them and not pushing them from behind. She helps them investigate, recognise and accept what might be going on for them.

Ortal is a Social Worker and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has a particular interest in the area of trauma and therapeutic work with women at different life stages. Ortal’s areas of expertise include mental health and wellness and sexual assault recovery. Her professional background also includes working as a Case Manager, Rehabilitation Officer, Volunteer Coordinator and a Trainer/Supervisor of programs on the prevention of sexual assault. 

Languages: Hebrew, English

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Bhu

Bhu is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. He holds a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Writing and Journalism and has a strong passion for human rights, social justice and empowerment. Bhu pursued his passion through writing in these areas as well as refugee advocacy before moving into Social Work. Before moving into adult mental health and counselling, Bhu worked in areas of refugee advocacy, homelessness, emergency support, child protection and aged care.

Bhu uses strength-based, person-centred, holistic approaches to his work with clients. He draws from a range of therapeutic approaches and blends evidence-based and culturally appropriate practices in his work. He strongly believes in capacity of each individual to recover and live a fulfilling life.

Bhu is a non-practising spiritual and is inspired by Zen Buddhism. He loves reading biographies, international affairs, Buddhism and books on fitness and nutrition. He enjoys leisure time with his three children and loves walking along the beaches and Adelaide Hills.
Languages: Nepalese, English

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Marcus

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

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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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