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Anthony Edwards

About me

I grew up in Newcastle, spent 20 years in Sydney and have recently moved to Queensland. I have a twin brother and nephews that I love spending time with. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, playing and watching sports, going to the beach, reading, playing drums and drinking coffee.

Area of Experience

  • Couples counselling.
  • Life and Results Coaching.
  • Counselling Supervision.
  • Facilitating groups.
  • Psychoeducation.

Qualifications

I am qualified to use modalities including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Couples Therapy, Life and Results Coaching.

Kelly – Lye Fong Lee

About me

I am a counsellor based in Melbourne, Australia. I speak 5 languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, and Malay. I grew up in Malaysia with a multicultural background. My hobbies are listening to music, reading, and swimming. 

I prioritise creating a safe and inclusive environment for my clients, recognising the importance of cultural context in shaping individual experiences. My approach involves establishing positive therapeutic relationships and providing genuine empathy, understanding, and guidance to help clients overcome life’s challenges within their unique cultural perspectives.

Area of Experience

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Qualifications

Master of Counselling (Monash University)

Bachelor’s degree of Behavioural studies major in Psychology (Swinburne University) 

ACA member.

Leanne James

About me

I am a 5th generation Aussie girl, born and raised in Brisbane.
I was raised in a Christian home, which led me to explore many other spiritual paths – family history, ancient history and geology.
I’m a science geek, I studied chemistry and food science at Uni, and I also love crystals.
This fed my love of knowing how things work in our world and also within our bodies.
My mum followed the natural health path, so I have been aligned me with a holistic approach to life. This means more to me now than ever before.
I was married and raised 5 gorgeous children with all of their wonderful differences, challenges and unique qualities. I am also a nanna to beautiful grandchildren,

I am a seeker of the soul, of truth and knowledge. This is what led me to divorce and leaving the church to search for more ways to understand life.

Counselling, coaching and higher consciousness beyond ourselves along with this limited reality have always fascinated me and continue to inspire me.
I continue to study and apply new depths of applicable psychology, science, and spirituality to my life and to those people who seek new ideas, guidance and inspiration.

Professionally
I enjoy helping women and young people (16yrs up) who are wanting to grow and transform their lives in the areas of relationships, mental and whole wellness empowerment.
Clients are often seeking fulfilment, ease and freedom from their limiting beliefs, emotional pain, trauma, depression and anxiety that have been holding them back.

Through conversation and action based therapies and techniques, whether hypnotherapy, cognitive or subconscious techniques there is always a safe, non-judgemental and even a fun way to explore and transition old outdated beliefs-emotions-habits into new ways of being and living life more fully.

Area of Experience

Counselling, Coaching, Energy Practitioner
Workshops and personal development facilitation

Qualifications

Dip. Counselling – Adv. Majors in Abuse; Relationship and Conflict Resolution; Effective Parenting
ICF (International) Life Results Coaching
Trauma Informed Coach, Emotional and Trauma Based Therapy
Energy Practitioner (Reiki, Crystal Healing and workshops, Foundational Kinesiology)
Hypnotherapy (TimeLine, Soul Regression & Emotional Wisdom Techniques)
NLP (Results and Masters Levels)
Professional Speaking and workshop facilitation
Reiki and Crystal Healing and associated techniques

Personal lived experience with Domestic Violence, narcissism, multiple extreme personality disorders, suicide ideation and attempts, BPD, ADHD spectrum, and various trainings and coaching to support these.

Amaya Iriondo

Amaya Iriondo

About me

Born in Melbourne, lives in Brisbane have lived in the Northern Territory
3 Young adult children (22, 19, 18)
Married twice (two stepchildren 15, 13)
1 dog, 1 cat and numerous fish

Area of Experience

  • Complex trauma, grief, disability, abuse, substance abuse
  • Couples, mediation
  • Work from a strengths based approach
  • Solution focused, narrative therapy and some somatic therapy when needed
  • Young adults, adults

Qualifications

Master in Counselling, Training in trauma, dissociation, grief, NAMAS accredited mediator, FDRP

Cecilie Schiotz

Cecilie Schiotz

About me

I enjoy a balanced life amongst small town tranquillity with family, cats, goldfish & wildflowers, along with diverse roles in the extended community that keep me inspired, growing & connected. Originally from Copenhagen, I value cultural traditions known by some as “hygge”. My passion for humanity is essentially where my heart has always been, as a little child my biggest dream was for the “whole world to hold hands at once”, and I have lived to the essence of this in all that I be & do.

Area of Experience

Counselling – Individuals/Couples/Families; Wellness Recovery (health/trauma); Community Nurse; Psychosocial/Mental Health; Family Practitioner; NDIS Accredited; Dance Therapy; Creative Expression; Women’s Business (spirituality, workshops, therapeutic engagement).

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services); Diploma of Enrolled Nursing (currency of practice, AHPRA registration); Dance Therapy/Teacher training (Wu Tao); Mental Health/AOD; Adv. Disability Studies.

Jules Morris

Julia Morris

About me

While being an Australian and British Citizen, I grew up in Kenya and the
experiences I have encountered over the years really taught me what mental health
was and the power and complexities of the mind. These experiences ignited my
passion to study the brain (the most complex organ in the universe), human
relations, and the correlation between brain health and gut health, the holistic picture
of a person and their situation. I soon realised I should use these experiences and
my passion for helping others from all backgrounds and diversities overcome
adversity through counselling. I love people, sharing good food in the community,
connecting, expressing creativity, exercise, self-care activities, breathwork,
meditation, journaling, promoting life longevity, following my purpose, and hot & cold
therapy to name a few! I hope to act as a tool to serve clients in their own self-development and healing journey.

Area of Experience

Working with adults, supporting clients in decision-making processes, working with
clients with anxiety and depression, working with people with mental health
adversities, providing loss and grief support, suicide prevention, expressive
therapies, taking clients through addiction, working with diverse people, promoting
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander cultural safety. Person Centred therapy,
Solution focused therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Acceptance, and
commitment therapy.

Qualifications

Professional Counsellor, Certified ACA member of the Australian Institute of
Professional Counselling. Expressive therapies, Taking clients through addiction,
Suicide Prevention, and Trauma informed care.

Sharyn Dorber

Sharyn Dorber

About me

I am based in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland. I have two children (young adults), three grandchildren, an extensive family network and a few animals. I enjoy many aspects of life: music, cooking, gardening, riding, cars, architecture, learning new things and furthering my education, social gatherings and meeting new people, training my dog and of course, spending quality time with my family.

Area of Experience

Caring & mature multi-level Counsellor providing guidance & working with individuals who have diverse needs regarding life transitions – grief & loss, relationships & family issues, loneliness, stress & anxiety, depression, parenting pressures, suicide – emotional, physical, or substance & self-esteem issues.

CBT, ACT, Mindfulness

Strength Based Therapy & Person-Centred approaches focus on working with the client to accept who they are, this enables me to work with individual clients, couples and families from diverse backgrounds & experiences, offering the support & understanding they need in order to evolve & make changes in their lives, make healthy choices & change patterns of behaviours. .

Supporting individuals to heal, energise, & become aware of their inner strengths. Provide a neutral safe space, listening to their concerns & customising a therapy plan with a range of approaches to adapt to the client’s interests.

Qualifications

  • NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission – ‘Quality, Safety & You’ & ‘Supporting Effective Communication
  • Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors – Working with Children and Families Training
  • Care · Collaborate · Connect: Suicide Prevention Training
  • Sports Integrity Aust – PBTRs – Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Counsellor at White Cloud Foundation
  • Australian Counselling Association and Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
  • Advanced Major study in Relationship Counselling & Conflict Resolution,
  • Child Development & Effective Parenting & Mindfulness-Based Therapies

Leanne Scurry

Leanne Scurry

About me

I am a proud Queenslander with 3 beautifully wild teenagers, 1 husband & a chocolate fur baby. I love family holidays & girl’s weekends away even more. Walking in nature is my happy place.

Area of Experience

Child & family Counselling, holistic approach incorporating art.

Qualifications

ACA Registered Counsellor with Psychology degree & Grad diploma in Counselling with specialisation in child, youth & family therapy. Post Graduate certificate courses in art therapy.

Manny Iakopo

Manny Iakopo

About me

I’m passionate about helping people heal and live their best lives. I’m a big fan of sports, especially footy and basketball. My clients appreciate my funny and warm personality, and my ability to connect with them on a personal level.

Area of Experience

Working with Adults and Teens, counselling client who present with low, medium, and complex needs.This is achieved using evidence-based treatments; Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Trauma Based Therapy & Narrative Therapy.

Providing counselling for pacific Island youth, adults, couples families, and facilitating Psychoeducation to promote positive mental health in high schools and juvenile centres.

Addiction and recovery, Anxiety & Depression, Trauma Therapy, Cultural Framework, Problematic Behaviours, Gottman Therapy.

Queensland Correctional Services (QCS) – facilitating/counselling ‘EXPLORE/CONNECT’ Addiction & Recovery Program for Men and Women based in Brisbane & Southern Queensland Correctional Centres.

Drug ARM Day Program Responsible for Group Facilitation & Case Management/Counselling for a Non – Residential Rehabilitation program.

Couples Counselling, Cultural Counselling, Pastoral Counselling.

Specialised in Addiction WISE Choices/ recovery treatment programs.

Experienced Group Facilitator in Psychoeducation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Mental Health First Aid Officer
  • Culturally Responsive Practice Training (SSI)
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Suicide Prevention Training (Wesley Mission)

Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson

About me

I live on the Gold Coast and pretty much grew up here.
I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
I’ve been fortunate to live overseas and enmesh myself in different cultures.
I love hiking, reading (more audible these days) , travelling and spending time with friends.
I share my home with two, very large giant schnauzers, Bear (10 ½ ) and Izzy (6).

Area of Experience

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Family theapy

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psy & Behaviour)
  • Will have my Masters of Counselling completed mid next year (2 subjects to go)
  • Extensive training in Play Therapy
  • Sexualised Behaviours in children
  • Sexual abuse

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