Melinda is passionate about delivering high quality support and care and offers a comprehensive range of services:

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  • Accredited Mental Health social work: One on one counselling and therapies for anxiety and depression, stress management, trauma recovery, chronic pain, interpersonal issues, occupational stressors
  • NDIS social work and counselling services: Helping people achieve their goals
  • Couple and Relationship Counselling
  • Service Access and Advocacy: Complex and multiple needs ie Centrelink, Child Safety, Housing, Parenting, legal issues
  • Health Adjustment: Specializing in oncology and neurological health issues
  • Grief and Loss: Specializing in palliative care
  • Assistance with service navigation and facilitated referral/linking to relevant services: e.g. My Aged Care referrals, ACAT referrals and nursing home transition, housing referrals and transition of care
  • Carer support
  • Capacity and Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) assistance
  • Assessment and Report Writing


Counselling is aimed at providing a quiet and safe space away from everyday pressures to gain better understandings of ourselves, gain new perspectives and compassionately explore problems we experience in our lives.  It strives to help us learn tools and strategies to change. At times therapy involves a process of healing or recovery, and a process of personal evolution and growth.

Melinda will work to understand you, your particular situation, your background, strengths, problems, potential and your goals.

Therapeutic Interventions

Melinda is trained in a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions and combines these interventions into a holistic model of care to ensure that all individuals have access to counselling that is tailored and respectful. Every individual is uniquely different and the way one person will be supported is completely different to the next. Some of the therapeutic interventions that she is trained in providing include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Compassion Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Strengths Based Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Attachment Model
  • Motivational Interviewing