Sonia is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Sonia sees clients presenting with Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Life Patterns, Trauma, Grief and Loss.
Sonia is committed to understanding her clients issues and providing appropriate treatments that are backed by thorough research.
Her clients are mostly people who manage from day to day but find they experience difficulties that prevent them from getting the most out of life. Their problems may be either brief reactions to difficult situations or long-standing patterns of emotions and behaviours. They may be people who suffer symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Sonia has more than 20 years experience counselling individuals and couples.
Location: RelateWell Centre (Coburg) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Ruth is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has been registered since 2001.
Ruth is registered to provide Therapeutic Supports - Mental Health Services for the organisation under the NDIS.
Location: RelateWell Centre (Coburg) on Mondays and Fridays.
Carolyn is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Carolyn has a keen interest in mental health issues relating to pregnancy and early parenthood, adult trauma, and individual and family work. She utilises a number of evidenced-based therapeutic techniques including but not limited to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Person-Centred Solution-Focused Therapies and Mindfulness. Carolyn is dedicated to working collaboratively to assist her clients to develop healthy perceptions, strengthen relationships and improving well-being.
Carolyn’s professional background includes twenty plus years working as an Integrated Family Services Worker, and Generalist Counselling. She also assisted in the development and service delivery of the Enhanced Maternity Care Program in a regional hospital.
Locations: Brunswick West Maternal & Child Health Centre (Brunswick West) on Tuesdays and RelateWell Centre (Coburg) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Thanh is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Thanh has a strong interest in prevention and early intervention, immigrant parenting and perinatal mental health. She believes in empowering individuals to reach their true potential by using a strengths-based approach. She uses a combination of evidence-based therapies that are best suited to each individual’s needs and presenting problems, these include, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has an interest in using Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy techniques. Thanh draws on attachment theory and psychodynamic approaches to better understand individuals, couples and family relationships.
Locations: Springvale Service for Children (Springvale) and RelateWell Centre (Coburg).
Robert is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute.
Robert sees adult and child clients and is committed to assist each with their individual issues, including depression, anxiety, relationships and trauma, using appropriate evidence-based treatments.
Locations: Belle Vue Park Primary School & Maternal & Child Health Centre (Glenroy) on Tuesdays and RelateWell Centre (Coburg) on Thursdays.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
Madeleine has graduated with a Masters of Counselling from Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association.
Madeleine has experience working with individuals, couples and families in a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, anger-management, self-esteem, stress management and interpersonal issues.
Madeleine particularly enjoys working with clients in the perinatal space and has a strong focus on the importance of the development and maintenance of healthy relationships between couples and families.
Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg), Springvale Service for Children (Springvale); Brunswick West Maternal & Child Health Centre; and Belle Vue Park Primary School and Maternal & Child Health Centre.
Anne has completed a Master of Counselling at Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association. Anne is passionate about mental health within young families and recognises the significant challenges that can surface during this time for individuals, couples and the family unit.
Anne utilises a range of evidence-based therapies and strategies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Self-compassion and Strength-focused therapy. Anne also has a good understanding of the Enneagram and its capacity to enhance understanding of self and others, and to facilitate personal growth. Anne works collaboratively with clients and incorporates experiential techniques in therapy sessions when appropriate. A warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach underpins the support Anne provides her clients.
Location: Pascoe Vale Community Centre (Pascoe Vale) on Fridays.
Colleen Reilly is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Cairnmillar Institute and her Couple and Relationship Studies and Internship at Relationships Australia.
Colleen specialises in working with couple and relationship issues, and also has extensive experience in anxiety and panic disorders; loss and grief; low self-esteem; mild to moderate depression; stress management, and finding purpose and meaning in life.
Colleen is a trained Emotion Focused Therapist, but depending on the needs of her clients draws from skills-based approaches such as Mindfulness and CBT. She often provides useful practical reading material to broaden the understanding of specific issues for her clients.
Her focus is on being fully present with you, in an empathetic, calming and non-judgmental space.
Colleen is passionate about her work with people and is delighted to be a team member at RelateWell.
Colleen Reilly is registered to accept referrals for Therapeutic Supports under the NDIS at Coburg and Springvale Service for Children
Colleen is a facilitator of relationship courses at RelateWell.
We see people presenting with:
Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues
Separation or divorce
Perinatal mental health
Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues
Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues
Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues
Sexuality and sexual identity
Grief & Loss
Abuse & violence in relationships
Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues
Locations: Coburg, Brunswick West, Springvale, Pascoe Vale
Low cost counselling available from $20
BULK BILLING (unemployed)
Private Health Insurance rebates