About

Certified Counsellor

Melody’s experience includes;

 

  • Positive/Respectful Parenting 
  • Homeschooling 
  • Cult Abuse/Religious Trauma
  • Court Abuse 
  • Estrangement 
  • Confidence/Self Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxieties
  • Past Trauma
  • Human Rights Abuse
  • Women’s Rights/Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Person-Centered Therapies
  • Suicide prevention – Yearly attendee at Australian Suicide Prevention Summit 
  • Ongoing Personal Development in a Range of Topics 

Qualifications; 

  • Diploma of Counselling – Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) 
  • With Majors in:
    • Mindfulness Counselling – AIPC 
    • Grief and Loss Counselling – AIPC 
    • Abuse Counselling – AIPC
  • Courses/Further Training;
  • Trauma Healing – ‘The Body Keeps Score’ with Bessel Van Der Kolk MD
  • Freedom From Addiction – Mini-Course – ‘Drawing a Line in the Sand’ with Drew Wild & Ryan Hassan (Trauma Therapist & Alternative Healing Counsellor and Coach)
  • Narcissistic Abuse In-Depth Workshop with Ramani Durvasula
  • Techniques For Managing Narcissism – S, David Hall, PsyD (LMFT, LPC-MHSP) & Matt DeHart, MA (PsychMaven)
  • Anxiety Through The Lens of Trauma – Mini-Course – Ryan Hassan (Co-Founder of The Centre for Healing) & Matt Nettleton (Psychotherapist, Holistic AOD Counsellor)
  • Working With (and Acknowledging) Anger Using Embodied Processing – Mini-Course – Ryan Hassan & Matt Nettleton
  • The Overwhelmed Nervous System – Mini-Course – Ryan Hassan & Matt Nettleton
  • Therapeutic Metaphors (Art & Narrative Therapies)- Kim Billington, M. Couns. M. Narrative Therapy B. Ed.

You deserve to live your entire life in the knowledge that you’re always good enough

Melody

A few quotes

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional” – The Dalai Lama

“One of the hardest things was learning I was worth recovery.” – Demi Lovato

“(Some of) the greatest sources of our suffering are the lies we tell ourselves.” – Bessel van der Kolk