Owen Robinson

MAASW (Adv. Accr), MACSW Clinical Div, BSW (Curtin), BEd (Science), Grad Dip Management, MA (Counselling)

Owen Robinson is a clinical social worker in private practice (providing counselling since 1999).  Counselling is his second profession after previously working as a secondary teacher for two decades although he admits that counselling is the more rewarding of the two; as a counselling student last century he simply found himself enjoying study for the…

Dr Denis O’Hara (Keynote)

PhD (UNE) MEd. (Deakin), GDip Couns (CHC), B. Ed. (GU), Dip. Teaching (JCU)

Keynote Closing Session Denis will pull together the conference on how we can as Christian and counsellors move forward into the ever changing world whilst remaining true. Conference Workshop 8: Incarnation and Promise: Worldview Implications in an Age of Secularism  All personal and professional practice is founded on a worldview which infuses and informs all…

Heather McMillan

BA Dip Ed; Dip Spec Ed; BA (CC) Grad Dip C.Couns; MSW

Heather is a professional counsellor and social worker currently based in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. Heather commenced fulltime counselling practice in 2002 and enjoys working as a person centred therapist assisting people to find peace in the midst of life’s challenges. Heather understands the importance of providing a counselling environment which creates…

Dominie Nelson

Master of Counselling; Bachelor of Arts (Christian Counselling); Bachelor of Arts. CCAA Clinical Member/Supervisor. PACFA / ARCAP Registered Member and Supervisor.

Dominie works as a counsellor in private practice attached to a multi-disciplinary team where the focus is managing pain, often comorbid with complex trauma. A clinical supervisor working with counsellors across a broad range of counselling contexts and organisations, Dominie has for 6 years convened a specialist Trauma Interest Group and presented workshops and lectures…

Dr Jackie Amos

B Med Sci, BM BS, FRANZCP, Ph.D.

Dr Jackie Amos is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and Gestalt psychotherapist. She worked as a community CAMHS psychiatrist, for 17 years, where she supported many children and their families experiencing trauma. Jackie now works for Centacare, Adelaide, in the Children’s Services Unit. In her doctoral research Jackie developed two complementary and clinically informative models…

Joy Anasta

B.ApSc.N, MaCounselling, Dip Mediation (Family Law & Business) CCAA (Clinical & Supervisor), PACFA & ARCAP (Clinical)

With 25 years of private practice as a therapist, and more than 40% of her work focused on relationships in all their various presentations, Joy is first and foremost a thinker, and interpreter of life, and the nuances of life that bring our clients into our rooms feeling confused and overwhelmed about how they arrive…

Dr Neil Harris

D Arts (Marriage and Family Therapy), M Ed (Adult), M Couns

Neil Harris first trained under Doug in 1994. He has worked in various agencies before joining Morling College as the Associate Dean of Counselling for 13 years. He runs a busy private practice on the Central Coast of NSW and is a clinical Member/Supervisor and past NSW president of CCAA. His doctorate in Marriage and…

Val Steele

Val Steele M.Couns, AdvDipComServWork, AdvDipComServMgt, DipTAA, DipBusMgt, Dip Teach

Val Steele is a Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor. As a psychotherapist, Val works with clients who experience stress, depression and anxiety, or are dealing with issues of loss, grief and trauma. Val has a community development and adult education background. She lectured and coordinated Practicum in the School of Counselling at Excelsia College (previously Wesley…