Meet The Team

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Rocio

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare- University of Santiago, Spain

  • Graduate in Psychological Guidance and Counselling - Marmara University - Istanbul, Turkey

  • Masters Degree in Social Work - Western Sydney University / Sydney, Australia 

  • I am experienced in utilizing various evidence-based modalities including
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT),

  • Motivational Interviewing, Narrative therapy and I utilise somatic approaches
    within my practice.

I am experienced in working with individuals with trauma related presentations (PTSD, Complex Trauma and Vicarious Trauma) as well as passionate about utilising a trauma informed lens to support people struggling with depression, anxiety and stress, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, culture and migrant challenges, self-esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties and life transitions. I am also
passionate about challenging stigma surrounding mental health issues, radical self-care and a HAES (Health At Every Size) approach to health and wellbeing. I use a feminist framework for practice and my work is underpinned by ethics of
social justice and advocacy, an appreciation of intersectional oppression and the pursuit of dignity in a world where this is lacking for many. In addition to my role in private practice I am currently working as a trauma specialist counsellor in a non-government organisation. I work with individuals 16 years and above and am fluent in Spanish and comfortable
in providing psychotherapeutic services in this language.

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Lizzie

  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling, ACAP.

  • B. Communications, APM.

  • Foundation Course in MiCBT, Mindfulness Institute.

  • Applied Course in MiCBT, Mindfulness Institute.

  • Training in Schematherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-informed Care Level I, Youth Drug and Alcohol, Solution-Focused Therapy, DRUMBEAT and Creative Therapies.

  • PACFA Registration and Membership

  • Adolescent and Adult Suicide Prevention

  • Psychedelic Integration Therapy.

As a therapist, I feel privileged to witness and support the inner transformation of my clients. I find great inspiration in hearing stories from people of all different walks of life, and am humbled by their tales of resilience in the midst of great hardship. I find great fulfillment in partnering with them on their journey. Throughout my time working in mental health, I have held clinical and agency positions in private, non-government, feminist, and not-for-profit community based health organisations, working in the areas of addiction and women’s health. I continue to hold a clinical role in the Non-Government drug and alcohol treatment sector. I am formally trained in the use of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT); a systematic, trans-diagnostic approach rooted in sound mindfulness meditation practice.

I have been a client myself for over ten years, and continue to participate in my own therapeutic journey, including regular clinical and external supervision. I believe that good mental health care should be accessible to all people as a priority, and am an activist in the mental health space. I am a long-term meditator in the Vipassana and Zen Buddhist traditions, I enjoy painting, roller-skating and music, and am a BIG believer in self care!

Sarah 

  • BSC Hons Degree Communication Studies 

  • Holistic Therapy: The Mind (thoughts, attachments, patterns, neuroplasticity),

  • The Body (movement, the nervous system & nutrition), The Spirit (self-awareness & mindfulness)

  • Diploma Counselling & Communication Skills

  • PACFA & ACA Registration and Membership

  • Training in Suicide Prevention & Trauma-Informed Care

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

  • Experience in working with NDIS clients

We cannot always control what happens in our lives, but we can take control of how we respond. In
my practice I focus on resilience and growth. I collaborate with my clients to foster insight, self-
kindness, and empowerment. Everyone is unique, and with this in mind, I tailor counselling therapies
to suit your challenge. I provide a safe, calm, and compassionate space, connecting with my clients
to help them find new perspectives, a renewed sense of Self and an optimistic future.

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Sophie

  • Bachelor Social Work Hons (BSc) the University of the West of England, UK

  • Experience managing family conflicts and complex dynamics

  • Completed trauma-informed professional development.

  • Registered with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers)

  • Experience working with victims who have been affected by a crime 

I am committed to supporting my clients to address a wide variety of issues for personal growth. I have had extensive clinical experience working with older people, people who have experienced trauma as well as chronic illnesses and addictions. In my sessions I make holistic, psychosocial assessments to help clients understand why they feel certain ways. I often use meditation techniques in my session if a conflict arises. 

TALK. HEAL. GROW.