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About Anna
Qualifications and experience

I have worked with teenagers for many years – as a Program Counsellor in Sydney high schools, as well as a youth mentor and piano teacher. I have heard first hand the issues young people face and I have also witnessed their strengths and potential. I remember my own rollercoaster teenage years, where I experienced some great times, but also some very difficult times where I needed a neutral person to sound things out with.

 

My experiences have made me passionate about counselling young people to help them grow and thrive, equipping them with skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

Adult counselling work

I also work with adults experiencing stress, anxiety or burnout in my private counselling practice in Crows Nest and online. In addition I am a personal counsellor providing in-person counselling to adult clients at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, Sydney.

Qualifications

  • Master in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute/Torrens University)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Jansen Newman Institute)

  • Diploma of Counselling (AIPC)

  • Bachelor of Music (Honours in Performance)

Memberships

  • PACFA Certified Practising Counsellor

  • ACA (Australian Counselling Association) 
    *As a PACFA Certified Practising Counsellor, and an ACA Member, I attend regular professional development and supervision.

  • Lifeline

  • Working With Children Check WWC1265042E

Certificates

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) L1

  • ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 

  • DV Alert (Domestic Violence)

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) 

  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Skills

  • Provide First Aid and CPR (2023)

counselling for teens and adults on Sydney's lower north shore
My Approach
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