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, MCouns, 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 (MFS)., M.Couns., M.Ed (Ad)., Grad Dip Couns., B.Couns., Dip Rel Couns.

Neil has worked in the field of the counselling since the mid 1990’s and has maintained a private practice for the past 30 years. During this time, he began the Narara Counselling service, worked for BCS Lifecare as the northern regional manager, worked for Unifam in domestic violence perpetrators groups, and facilitated lots of groups…

Val Steele

M.Couns, AdvDipComServWork, AdvDipComServMgt, DipTAA, Dip Teach

Val is a clinical counsellor working in private practice with clients who are often dealing with trauma. Previously, Val worked in community development and was Practicum Coordinator and lecturer in the School of Counselling at Excelsia College.   Val offers clinical supervision to counsellors, students, pastors and Christian leaders. She also provides Integration Supervisor for counsellors…

Mona Luxton

M Counselling, Dip Community Services, Adv Dip Counselling & Family Therapy. Clinical Member of CCAA

Mona has been a professional counsellor since 2005 with a vast range of training and experience especially with women and Domestic Violence.  Mona has developed and facilitated courses in this area as well as in pre-marriage.  Mona works at a Charity organisation, Bay City Care in Rockdale as the Centre Coordinator and as a counsellor,…

Doug Sotheren

M.Th., B.A., Dip. R.E., CCAA

Doug Sotheren is a well-respected Relationship Counsellor working in the field for over 40 years in counselling, teaching and supervision.  Doug has been an active member with a number of counselling organisations over his lifespan including CCAA and AARC and in 2014 was awarded Life Member for his service to CCAA.  Doug first trained as a relationship counsellor and further enhanced his skills with Gestalt and Family Therapy.  His interest in body focused or somatic models of counselling led to training in this field.For 8 years, from 1973 Doug has operated a counselling centre in Western Sydney, which in later years became the LifeCare Counselling Service.  He has run his own private practice from 1989.  Doug has over 40,000 hours of counselling, and thousands of hours of intensive clinical supervision and group training for counsellors and other health professionals throughout Australia.

Dr Paula Davis

B Ed (Adult Ed), Grad Dip Couns, M Couns, DEd.

Paula is a clinical counsellor, supervisor and educator specialising in psychological trauma. Paula has worked in trauma counselling, gambling counselling, counselling for Employee Assistance Programs, organisational consultancy, and counsellor training and supervision. Paula’s doctoral thesis was on the transferability of Western trauma constructs to collective societies. Working in higher education over many years as senior…

Dr Julie Nixon

PhD; M Couns; Cert Art Therapy; Cert Relationship Counselling; Dip Teach

Julie is an experienced counsellor and trainer who has worked in broad clinical settings where she has worked with children and adolescents, couples and individuals. She is psychodynamically trained and incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as the use of art, sandtray and play therapy in her work. She specialises in complex trauma across…

Greg Roberts

PhD, BSW Hon's, MAASW Acc', Grad' Cert' Bereavement Counselling Interventions, Cert IV TAE Counsellor & Educator

Greg is a social worker with 22 years’ experience working in the health and community services sector. In 2001 Greg began to specialise in the field of grief, loss and trauma – working as a Counsellor/Educator with HOPE Bereavement Care/SIDS & Kids from 2003 to 2009 and as a Regional Specialist Bereavement Counsellor for Australian…

Bill Van Schie

BA (Divinity), MA (Counselling)

Bill has been in pastoral ministry in local congregations of the Christian Reformed Church in Australia for more than 36 years and is now an associate pastor at Discovery Church (a Churches of Christ church) in Mt Evelyn. He is currently the Director of Mount Evelyn Counselling in Victoria and runs his own practice called…