I am a registered, professional counsellor and trained
art therapist. I use a number of modalities including Person
Centred, Solution Focussed, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, always through a trauma informed lens.
Art therapy is available to those interested.
I am warm, empathic and non judgemental and use a kind and gentle approach.
I am passionate about helping you to live rich and meaningful life, by assisting you to treat yourself with compassion and kindness you deserve while working towards achievable goals. I have been assisting women for over 25 years. I have experience working with domestic violence and trauma, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, addictions, body image and carer issues.
I am a member of The Australian Counselling Association.
I am passionate about supporting staff, this attested to by a national commendation in relation to staff retention for a team I was leading at the time.
I am a qualified facilitator, trainer and TAFE teacher with 20 years’ experience in the community and health sectors, both in government and non government organisations, on the Central Coast.
I am a member of the Australian Clinical Supervision Association.
I completed my Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Work in 2008.
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Community Sector Training
Specialised mental health and alcohol and other drugs training packages created to meet your needs. Michael has recent experience with training for NDIS providers
We also offer self-care training to the community sector both Leanne and Michael have combined over 40 years’ experience working in the sector.
Groups and Training
Leanne is a qualified facilitator and trainer with over 25 years’ experience facilitating group programs and training.
Art Therapy Programs
We offer a number of art therapy programs aimed at increasing your self compassion, reducing your anxietybroadening your social network and infusing some fun into your life.
No artistic skills or background required just an ability to enjoy yourself. Leanne whilst being a qualified art therapist is by no means an artist but identifies as creative.
Creative ProgramsJust for fun we offer a variety of skills building groups including make your own paper beads, upcycled jewellery, photo art journaling are a few of what's on offer. Also a great way to meet some new friends.