Our Counsellors

CentacareCQ has qualified and experienced counsellors across the Central Queensland region.

  • Are all tertiary qualified
  • Are approved as Family and Child Counsellors by the Attorney General Department under the Family Law Act
  • Receive regular professional supervision and training
  • Hold Suitability Cards for Working with Children issued by the Commission for Children and Young People

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Counsellor Profiles

  • Campbell


    Campbell is an experienced counsellor with a Diploma in Counselling and extensive training as a Family Therapist.

    With more than 30 years experience in the field, Campbell has supported a diverse range of clients from communities throughout New South Wales and Queensland, including rural and remote areas.

    Campbell and his wife hail from the Sunshine Coast, where they lived for many years raising their four children. His own experience with raising a family, as well as observing others, has provided Campbell with unique insights into families, parenthood and relationships.

    With a solution-focused approach, Campbell enjoys seeing his clients freed from the tyranny of their past, develop their own strengths, take responsibility for their decisions and nurture themselves towards success.

  • Jason


    Jason has a Master of Counselling from Queensland University of Technology.

    He graduated with a postgraduate qualification in 2019, however, he has been working with clients in therapeutic settings for several years based on his undergraduate study.

    Jason is interested in helping people to be the best version of themselves. During sessions, he believes that it is important to use a collaborative approach that focuses on a balanced ratio of acknowledgement and possibilities, in which clients feel heard, and then have the courage to create different possibilities for the future.

    In practice, Jason uses finger puppets and Open Heart cards. Each of these tools comforts people, helping them to communicate easily about their current situations. This approach also helps clients to see their situations from multiple perspectives, and helps them to come up with new interpretations for their current situations, as a result, multiple previously unimaginable possibilities are created.

  • Angela


    Angela holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from Deakin University.

    She is a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) therapist, and is also trained in a variety of other psychological interventions and approaches.

    Angela has enjoyed working in different roles within the Central Queensland health services field for the past five years. Angela takes a particular interest in working with people experiencing anxiety disorders, and persons who have experienced traumatic events. She is also interested in assisting people who may be experiencing depression, anger, grief, and stress.

    Angela works with a variety of people through different stages of their lives, but does take a special interest in assisting children and adolescents. Angela is able to work with individuals or families, and enjoys empowering her clients to take action for positive change.

  • Suzie


    Suzie’s qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.

    Suzie is interested in the connection between mental and physical health.

    She focuses on the promotion of positive health behaviours and supporting individuals, couples and families to manage stress, increase self-esteem, enhance personal relationships, manage conflict and improve communication.

  • Laura


    Laura’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Arts and a Bachelor of Counselling. Laura is a certified Wheel of Wellbeing (WoW) trainer as well as a provider of AccessEAP, counselling and critical incident work.

    Laura has been counselling for six years – 3 of which has been with CentacareCQ.

    She is registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and is a Level 3 Facilitator for men’s psycho-educational group work. Laura has written a 12-week psycho-educational group program for CentacareCQ.

    Laura’s specialises in providing therapeutic counselling to individuals, couples and families. Her other specialisms include: Working with men who use intimate partner violence, who are angry, or need ongoing support, grief, trauma and relationship counselling.

    Prior to working at CentacareCQ Laura was a case manager for the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management and the Edmonton Violence Prevention Centre where she was a facilitator for court mandated men doing psychoeducational groups, and ongoing support group work.

  • Mary


    Mary has a Bachelor of Special Education, Diploma of Counselling specialising in Mental Health, and a Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology. Mary is registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

    Mary has a particular interest in assisting people, of all ages, to recognise and utilise their individual strengths in order to lead meaningful and flourishing lives. Her studies in Mental Health Counselling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Positive Psychology reflect her passion in nurturing inner strengths to assist with a range of life’s challenges including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship and family issues.

    Prior to working as a counsellor, Mary spent over 30 years engaging with children within the educational setting. She has a depth of experience in relating to children with diverse needs and in supporting them as they navigate life’s challenges.