Cath Leith

Self Space Counselling is for anyone seeking support in navigating current life challenges, personal growth and transformation, healing from the past, professional development and clinical supervision.

My approach to counselling focuses on:
Engaging with warmth, curiosity, appreciation, genuine connection
Creating a space where you feel safe, supported, valued and accepted
Respecting your experience, knowledge and what feels right for you
Striving towards real transformation that creates positive, meaningful and lasting change (rather than stock-standard approaches and band-aid solutions)

I have been providing counselling services for over 15 years in both NGO and government settings in the areas of family relationships, personal development, mental health and trauma and in the provision of clinical supervision.

I am a trained IFS therapist (Level 2 through The Path Centre). I am undertaking ongoing IFS supervision, training and certification processes and regularly participate in an IFS practice group. I have a background as an EMDR therapist and experience in a diverse range of therapies including play therapy, sandplay therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Narrative therapy.

I have a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Monash University. I am an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and I am committed to and bound by their code of ethics and practice standards.

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Claire Hill

My areas of special interest/client groups are: 

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual assault and child abuse, incl. developmental/attachment trauma.
  • Experiencing perinatal mental health symptoms and/or parenting challenges.
  • Experiencing difficulties with managing mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
  • Struggling with grief and loss.
  • Wanting to explore their relationship with their sexual or gender identity.
  • Noticing that drug and/or alcohol use is feeling out of control, no matter how hard you try.
  • Experiencing relationship difficulties.
  • Interested in self development and/or overcoming ‘stuckness’ in day to day life.

Kristina Kosmac

I am a registered Clinical member of the Psychotherapy Counselling Association, Family Therapy Association and Australian Relationship Counselling Association.

Clinical Registration Number 474637.

This means that I am currently listed on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP) Level A  – the highest level in this category.

I am also a qualified Social Worker, Youth Worker, Couple’s Therapist and Family Therapist.

I am a certified Expressive Somatic therapist and Sand play Therapist also holding  level 1 training in Internal Family systems and EMDR , all evidenced based trauma approaches.

Eligible for Membership with the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA).

Sylvia Huntington

I’m an accredited mental health social worker with additional degrees in counselling and psychotherapy, and training in EMDR & Internal Family Systems Therapy. I’ve been a therapist for 10 years, a job I really love, and I work very hard to be effective by staying up to date in this rapidly developing field. 

I provide services under Medicare and several other programs, and offer bulk-billing. I treat PTSD & Complex PTSD, the impacts of abuse and adversity, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems and many other issues.  

I work from a home office in Thirroul and offer flexible appointments. 

A consultation service via phone, email or Skype is also available to develop treatment plan you can use wherever you live.

Clinical supervision is provided via Skype or face to face. 

Judi Barwick

My special interests in counselling are attending to relationship issues including same sex couples, mental health issues including PTSD and major trauma – individuals with all areas of issues. I am very client centred and able to offer many different therapies including Imago Relationship Therapy, Gottman relationship Therapy, BRAINSPOTTING for mental health issues, weight loss and other issues, Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Trauma based therapies such as ATTACHMENT based therapies and many more gathered over 37 years of this work I am passionate about. I am also very passionate about working with military veterans as I was employed by DVA or 20 years.

Tessa Ipp

Tessa Ipp

Adults, couples
Anxiety, depression, family of origin, trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, separation or divorce & addiction.

Annette Riddell

Annette is an accredited mental health social worker and has worked in private practice for over 5 years, as well as in government organisations.
Annette works with people of all ages, and has a special interest in trauma, working with individuals who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and adjustment to life changes.  Annette also provides supervision to social workers, counsellors, psychologists and  psychotherapists.

Katie Norwell

Katie works with people experiencing Trauma and Addiction as well as Personal Development, and she works with couples. Katie also provides therapy under mental health plans. 

David Eckel

David works in private practice in Melbourne. He is a Mental Health Social Worker and Expressive Arts Therapist.

M.S.W., M. Counselling, M. Mental Health Sc., M.C.A.T., Grad Dip. Mental Health Sc., B. Teach (Hons).

Specializations include Complex Trauma, PTSD, Drug and Alcohol, GLBITQ,  and his training includes EMDR, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT.

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