Rhonda provides a safe place that helps you to navigate the hard places of life and explore the issues that are of personal concern to you without judgment. Using various strategies she can help you to explore the issues your struggling with, whether its anxiety, stress or just helping you to work through whatever the situation is that you find yourself in, Rhonda is an accredited counselor with ACA with over 30 years of experience in pastoring, making her well equipped to help you. Specialties include but are not limited to: CBT (cognitive behavior therapy ) Spiritual identity Relationships
I have spent many years supporting others through my local church and business. I have now ventured into the counselling field. I am a fully qualified counsellor having studied with AIFC and Stirling Theological College. My passion is to help people be the best they can as they journey through life with the many challenges we face. I am particularly interested in the Mental Health, Identity and grief and loss areas. I would love to chat with you and journey with you as you become the person you want to be.
Mia is an experienced registered counselor, practitioner of neuropsychotherapy & nlp who will confidentially meet you wherever you are at on your journey. It is vitally important to feel safe and never judged in the counselling relationship & Mia places this at the heart of her practice. Your time and resources are important, therefore, Mia aims to help you to get results as quickly as possible. Mia is a former panel member for foster care, 45, married with 3 grown children. Modalities used in session are: Solution focused, ACT, Trauma Informed, within a Christian worldview. Mia works within the Australian Counselling Associations code of ethics. At intake, you are encouraged to ask questions to determine if this relationship will be a good fit for you as the therapist/client relationship is paramount to the counselling process.
Ruth identifies as a Christian Counsellor and ACA supervisor. Ruth has lived in various countries embracing many different cultures. Ruth's aims and goals are to engage with and offer quality counselling and therapy to clients, developing realistic attainable solutions. Ruth's areas of expertise include family therapy, couples counselling, women, anxiety, depression, trauma, cross cultural communication and other areas. Ruth's training has given her the expertise necessary to support client's through turbulent times.
BACKGROUND I hold a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) with AIFC, an MPhil in Psychoanalytic Studies (Ireland) and an MEd (Res) in Holistic Language Education (UK). I I am a PACFA and ACA registered therapist who adopts a holistic, narrative, relational and integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy. I have a particular interest in the integration of Narrative Therapy and Psychoanalytic Therapy (archetypal, biblical, planetary, depth and relational) in my therapeutic work. EXPERIENCE I specialise in helping people from diverse cultures explore their existential issues and mental health challenges through their personal life narratives and engage in analysis and exploration with them collaboratively during the therapeutic sessions. Being a holistic multicultural educator, counsellor and psychotherapist I believe in empowering my clients to learn from their lived experiences and stories within a safe and collaborative space. My international tertiary academic background underpins my ability to facilitate psychic development and transformation through psycho-educational strategies incorporating life coaching, self-learning and empowerment.
In the journey of life there are times when we need support, particularly if we are facing distressing experiences. My professional focus is on helping people find hope: to heal, energise, and grow from their struggles. I provide a compassionate and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families to explore their concerns, become aware of inner strengths, and move forward to where they want to be in life. With a background in teaching and pastoral ministry, my experience has been in helping people develop, providing care, and supporting the social, emotional and spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults.
Phil is keen to help others find a better tomorrow. What he does best is listen to what you have to say, He specialises in assisting individuals and families work through times of grief and trauma. He is excellent at assisting couples work through blocks or issues in their relationships. Phil is a member of the ACA and CCAA and has been counselling since 2017 after spending 30 years in the corporate IT world. He is part of a large blended family and has lived experience with marriage separation and then finding and growing a successful marriage of 20 years.
I am warm, well humoured and genuine and these qualities are present in my counselling style. I have obtained a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy and am currently completing Counselling studies at a Masters level. I believe we are all uniquely equipped to live life with purpose. I am passionate about helping others remove any obstacles that may be inhibiting their personal goals towards a fulfilling and enriched life.
I originate from the NW NSW community of Gunnedah, and although I have not spent much time there as an adult, rural communities hold a valued place in my heart. But for the past 20 years I have been blessed to call the region of Port Macquarie my home. After experiencing a major event in my life, I received counselling for a time. As I recovered, I became acutely aware of the significance of the counselling process. Alongside my faith, this process led me to become trained under the AIFC model of counselling. My experience within the Aged and Disability sector as an individual support professional also allows me a richer understanding in supporting individuals to identify areas of concern and strengthen their communication skills, thus better enabling them to voice their higher care needs. I have an Adv. Dip. in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian), Cert. IV in Christian Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care with School Chaplaincy Upgrade (Chaplaincy Australia). My counselling experience with both individuals and couples/family covers a broad range of issues including relationship, depression, anxiety, stress management and grief and loss.