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Experience Certified Support

Kate has a Masters Degree in Social Work and is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW, and Snr Lead Counsellor trained with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. Kate is registered with Medicare to offer rebates as well as a registered NDIS provider for psychological supports. 

 

Kate has over 30 years experience in youth work, counselling, social work and mental health and has worked in local government, not for profit and private practice. She has extensive experience in helping people of all ages working through issues of anxiety, stress, depression, domestic abuse, burnout, trauma, relationship issues and more. 

When not in the counselling support role, Kate loves to run, cycle, swim and paddle and has recently rediscovered Parkrun. 

Piper and Lily The Support Dogs

Our gorgeous little Maltese Shi Tzhu's (low allergy/ hypoallergenic/non shedding) with a gentle and kind nature. are able to provide emotional support, companionship and relief from symptoms related to mental health such as anxious distress/ low mood. 

Piper and Lily  are often in session on Mondays Wednesdays Fridays. 

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Lily loves her lunch time walks. She loves pats and playing with her toys. She will most likely sleep through sessions and you will hear her snoring in the background. 

Lily is a very laid back dog (some may say she is on the lazy side) .

Piper is a very friendly and outgoing Malshy (Maltese Shi Tzhu) full of energy and loves people, walks and snuggles. She is thriving in her training role as a therapy assistant. Piper is 18 months old and is still learning. She loves to sit on our clients knee and have all the head rubs she can get. 

Meet Piper

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Out and About with Instagram

Need to speak to someone straight away?

If you have need to speak with a someone urgently please call :-

·    Lifeline 13 11 14

·    Barwon Health Triage 1300 094 187

·    DirectLine Victoria  drug and alcohol (AOD) 1800 888 236

·    Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 467

·    Mensline 1300 789 987

·    Reachout au.reachout.com 

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Indiginous / Aboriginal specific: 

·    Brother to Brother 1800 435 799 

·    Yarning Safe and Strong 1800 95 95 63

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Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault  

·    RESPECT 1800 737 732

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·    Carer Leavers  (1900-1989) (those who have experienced out of home care) including Forgotten Australians - 1800 008 774 

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Kids :- 

·    Kids helpline 1800 551 800 

·    Headspace 5222 6690

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