Dr Lesley Porter

Ph.D. Counselling, Grad Dip Mental Health, Grad Cert Breast Cancer, Two Year Family Therapy Course Dulwich Centre.

I live and work on Kaurna land near Pityarilla. I am an emerging literary fiction writer, a published poet, an accredited Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with UK based Breathworks, and a Relationship & Trauma Therapist. I am intrigued by embodiment, attachment and love in relationships.

Brian Gabriels

Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology, Master of Social Sciences (Counselling Studies)

Brian Gabriels has a broad range of experiences within the human services sector in innovation, planning, leadership, and management, with a strong focus on the delivery of counselling education.   For over fifteen years in academia, he has built a reputation as a successful lecturer and clinical supervisor. He has been instrumental in the development…

Theresa Taylor

B.SW, M.Theol, B.Theol, Grad. Cert Couns.

Theresa has extensive therapeutic experience in working with trauma, both counselling and Pastoral Care in areas of mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, disabilities, aged care and palliative care. She has a deep lived experience of Spirituality having spent 35 years in  a semi contemplative religious order as a nun. She has extensive cross cultural…

Dr. Michael Brautigam

B.A., MTh, Dip Psych, PhD

Michael Bräutigam studied psychology in Germany (University of Trier) and theology in Scotland (University of Edinburgh). He currently teaches both disciplines at Melbourne School of Theology (MST)/Eastern College Australia. Michael established the Centre for Theology and Psychology at MST/Eastern College, currently serving as its Director (https://ctp.mst.edu.au). He is an ordained minister with the Free Church…

Associate Professor Stephen Beaumont

PhD, D.Min, M.Th, M.Coun, M.Ed

Stephen is Dean of the School of Social Science and Business at CHC. He is also currently a program developer for 2nd Chance Program (Social Enterprise providing employment pathways for post-release prisoners). Stephen is a Clinical Member of CCAA with over 20 years’ experience in counselling.

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…

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

B. B. Sc (Psych); M. Couns. Prac.

Vanessa Bendikov is a registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor who has been in practice for 10 years. She is the founder of Our Wellness Collective a collaborative, mental health practice with a particular interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds.