Meet the Counselling Team

Our highly qualified Counselling team can support you through the difficult seasons in your life.

We provide a range of family and relationship education programs and personalised, professional, and ethically-based counselling services. Our counsellors will help you work towards building positive relationship habits, manage conflict and strengthen your relationship aspirations.

If you are looking for some extra support, make an appointment with one of our friendly counsellors through our online booking portal.

Anna Anna Through grief, domestic violence, separation, parenting, anxiety, and depression – we’re with you.
I have 10 years’ experience in social working and have worked in a variety of contexts in the field of psychotherapy and counselling for over 15 years. My main areas of focus include grief, domestic violence, parenting, separation, anxiety and depression.
When assisting clients, I work from a strengths-based, solution focused approach primarily drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Coming from a Polish cultural background, I can provide counselling in Polish as well as incorporate faith if desired, to reach an outcome that aligns with your beliefs and ideals.
I hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, a Master of Social Work and am a registered member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). I have also completed additional training in treating PTSD and Complex Trauma as well as being qualified to provide professional supervision to counsellors, social workers, priests, clergy, and other allied health professionals.
John John People may experience trauma or grief and loss through situations they are exposed to in their lives. Together, we can move through life’s issues including traumatic events which have impacted your wellness and mental health.
I have a passion to work with people to support therapeutic healing and change, by providing tools and skills for coping at times when they might not see hope. My focus areas revolve around trauma and other mental health issues, including grief and loss, disability, relationship breakdowns, anxiety and workplace relationships.
Prior to working at CatholicCare, I have worked as a counsellor, facilitator, performed clinical duties in Allied Health teams, ran men’s groups, worked in Federal and State Government, and completed mental health care plans with clients. Due to a wide scope of issues experienced with the people I see, I incorporate an integrative approach utilising Cognitive Based Therapy. I also draw from other intervention and therapy techniques as appropriate to meet your needs.
I hold a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Human Services, majoring in disability. I am also a registered Clinical and Mental Health Social Worker and a member of the National College of Social Workers. In my spare time, I have an eclectic range of personal interests including finances, current media events, and my Mack Ultraliner truck.
Samuel Samuel Sometimes we all need a little extra support in our relationships as well as with managing addictions, stress and anxiety. Together, we can work through these challenges.
I have over 10 years’ experience in counselling and have done significant work with men who have immigrated from South Sudan. In addition to working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, my other areas of focus include working with couples and people suffering from addictions, stress, and anxiety.
When assisting clients, I draw upon a number of theories depending on what is most applicable. Primarily, the theory I like to utilise is a Solution Focused theoretical approach. This theory gets you to focus on setting goals and planning how to achieve them. Having grown up in New Zealand and working in international locations such as Malaysia and the Cook Islands, has allowed me to learn and speak many languages fluently which I can incorporate in sessions if required.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Graduate Diploma in Teaching and am currently completing a Master of Counselling. I have also previously completed a number of other qualifications.
Andrea Andrea Factors such as attachment or relational issues, unresolved trauma, anxiety, stress, depression and gut health can impact physiological well-being and can contribute to poor mental and physical health. Together, we can build awareness and find ways to manage, minimise, or recover from these issues.
I have a passion for helping individuals, couples, co-parents and families to work through a range of issues that contribute to poor mental health and physical well-being. These include difficulties with relationships and co-parenting, interpersonal conflict and communication, workplace matters, low self-esteem, developmental issues (e.g. ASD), physical and chronic health conditions, grief and loss and trauma. My experience has given me the opportunity to work with a range of clients across different ages (e.g. adults, adolescents and children), and from various backgrounds. I incorporate a collective approach guided by the biopsychosocial-spiritual framework, utilising evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and integrate and/or supplement with other techniques, as required.
I am a registered Psychologist, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have a keen appreciation of various foods and in my spare time enjoy cooking. Once international travel opens again, my bucket list travel destinations include Greece, Canada and New York, USA.
Amanda Amanda We all go through periods of stress, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and crises. We can work together to develop techniques to help prepare for and manage these periods as they occur.
I have been working in the counselling field for almost 30 years and have supported people through stress, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, crises and life/work transitions and challenges, as well as conflict and communication management in separated couples.
When working with clients, I utilise traditional counselling modalities alongside mind-body approaches including neuro-linguistic programming, emotional freedom techniques, tapping, and matrix re-imprinting.
Throughout my career I have completed a Master of Counselling, a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology), Graduate Diplomas in Family Dispute Resolution and a host of other accreditations and qualifications. I have lived and travelled in several different countries and have enjoyed gaining insight and empathy into the joys and challenges of moving, understanding transitions and new cultures.
Rose Rose Stresses and pain points in life have the capacity to affect more than just our mental health. Together we can develop holistic and integrative strategies to maintain your wellbeing as well as manage and work through life’s difficult moments.
My focus areas include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, attachment issues, trauma, family and domestic violence, separation and divorce, marriage and family breakdowns, self-esteem, workplace issues, conflict management, anger management and coping skills, as well as behavioural issues in children and young people.
In my sessions, I utilise a combination of various counselling theories and techniques, focusing on a holistic and integrative approach. Through this approach I consider all aspects of your wellbeing including physical, emotional, social and spiritual.
I hold a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Master of Counselling and am also a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Growing up in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English and Malaysian Malay. My hobbies include indulging in my love of great food, photography, traveling, camping, hiking, picnicking, video games, going to movie theatres, spending quality time with loved ones and learning about different cultures and languages.
Devika Devika Managing children’s academic, psychological and emotional needs can be difficult. Sometimes we all we need a little extra support – we’re with you.
I have over 7 years’ experience as a counsellor with my main focus being to support and work with children, parents and families who have a variety of psychological, behavioural and emotional needs.
Prior to moving to Australia, I had the opportunity to work in schools in India. I have also developed parenting programs to support vulnerable families. My counselling framework involves utilising an integrative practice, including Expressive Arts Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy.
I hold a Master of Counselling degree as well as a Bachelor and Master of Art (Psychology) degree which I completed in India. I am trilingual, speaking English, Hindi and Gujarati. In my spare time, I love to paint.