Dr Katherine Thompson

BA (Psychology/Psychophysiology), BAppSci(Hons - Psychology/Psychophysiology), PhD (Psychological Medicine), BTH, BSW Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Katherine Thompson works in the area of mental health as a therapist, lecturer, author and researcher. She is passionate about supporting people especially youth with mental health challenges to live their best life and seeks to encourage people in ministry to thrive in their role. She currently divides her time between her work as a…

Monica Cook

MScMed(SRH) GDipScCommun PHb(SC) (Hons)

Monica is an accredited Christian sexologist working in private practice in North Sydney. She holds a Masters of Sexual and Reproductive Health (Psychosexual Therapy) through the University of Sydney (MScMed(SRH) and has qualifications in both science communication (GDipScCommun) and science research PhB(Sc)(Hons) equipping her with the skills to translate the latest evidence-based information into practical…

Greg and Meryem Brown

Greg - B. Bus., M.A. (App. Ethics), Grad. Dip. Coun., and Dip. Past. Sup and Meryem - B.A., Dip. Ed., M. Ed. St., Grad. Dip App. Sc., and Dip. Past. Sup.

For over 30 years, Meryem and Greg have sought to respond to a strong sense of call to care for church leaders through counselling, supervision, and training. Their joint experience and research throughout this time have provided them with insights into the causes, signs, and costs of burnout in those within caring roles, as well…

Chloe Randall

Graduate Certificate of Applied Neuroscience (current), Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling), Diploma of Youth Work

Chloe has been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in full-time private practice in Adelaide since 2018 and, prior to that, worked across other professional people helping roles, predominantly in schools and ministry contexts with children and young people since 2003. In addition, since 2013 she has been contracted by Child Protection Solutions Australia as…

Dr David Wang

ThM., PhD., Cliff and Joyce Penner Chair for the Formation of Emotionally Healthy Leaders, Editor for Journal of Psychology and Theology, Associate Professor of Psychology Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. David Wang is the Cliff and Joyce Penner Chair of the Formation of Emotionally Healthy Leaders at Fuller Theological Seminary. Under this role, his academic and applied work focuses on the holistic formation of Christian leaders, inclusive of the formation of emotional health and resilience alongside the leader’s intellectual and spiritual formation. Dr. Wang…

Vanessa Bendikov

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) Master of Counselling Practice

Vanessa’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) and Master of Counselling Practice. She has a solid base of knowledge of different behavioural and psychological theories and therapy techniques including CBT, ACT and NT, and is able to integrate them as appropriate. Vanessa is highly empathic and intuitive which enables her to understand people’s…

Richard Fay

Master of Counselling, Dip. Min., Spiritual Direction (St Francis, 2016-current)

Richard’s background is in ministry; he trained for pastoral ministry in the 1980s and ended up as senior pastor of a multi-staff church in suburban Brisbane in the first decade of this century. Richard completed a Masters in Counselling in 2012 and established his own private practice in 2013. As well as working in private…

Ingrid Ord

MSc. (without dissertation-London); BA(Soc.Sc) Hons (UniSA); B.Soc.Sc (Natal, RSA); HDE (Higher Diploma of Education (Natal, RSA.

Ingrid Ord is a well known Christian English Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) therapist. Apart from decades of experience as a therapist working in many countries, Ingrid has studied and applied the connection between Christianity and ACT for over a decade and has written the important book Act With Faith -see www.actwithfaithbook.com/ingrid-ord-author/. Ingrid has melded…

Vanessa Daughtry

Clinical Counsellor PACFA 21959. BA Visual Art. MA Counselling Practice (Tabor Adelaide)

Vanessa’s experience includes over a decade of private practice and sub-contracting as a counsellor with Glenda Needs (Inside arts, Ikon), Dr Ivan Atkinson (psychologist), Anne Atkinson, and Visible Recovery rehabilitation programme. As a tertiary educator, Vanessa has taught in teams at Tabor Adelaide and Flinders University. Vanessa began Heartgardener: growing skills for resilience through somatic…

Debbie Graham

Dip of Community Management Associate Degree of Christian Counselling Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment (TAE).

Debbie Graham has over 30 years’ experience working in the community services sector, working in a variety of not for profit organisations as a Manager, Coordinator and staff member. For the last 16 years, she has specialised in working in the mental health space including coordinating carer programs, working with people with complex mental health…