I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou
Kerry Horan - Principal Psychologist
Kerry is a Registered Psychologist with 40 years experience in private practice and working with a range of clients with disability in government and hospital settings. Kerry is extensively experienced in PTSD, working with victims of trauma (including sexual abuse) and is qualified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).
Kerry has considerable experience working with adolescents and adults with very complex mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders and intellectual disability. She regularly runs a range of group treatment programs for clients, including: step-parenting; coping with trauma; and managing anxiety and depression. Kerry offers counselling for individuals, couples and families. Her approach is warm and welcoming, and she continually seeks to expand her training and expertise to best assist her diverse client group.
Kerry is a Christian Psychologist and offers Christian Counselling to those who request it. She has many years' experience with Elijah House Programs. Elijah House Ministries Australia is a non-profit interdenominational Christian training organisation committed to influencing our culture through the Word of God, teaching and prayer within the local Christian church and other organisations.
Kerry is our Principal Psychologist and successfully leads our team with her energetic approach and her ever positive attitude. Her clients often refer to her approach as if they are meeting a friend for a coffee.
Monday 9am to 6pm | Tuesday 2pm to 9pm | Thursday 9am to 6pm
Erin Hitzke - Senior Psychologist
Erin is a Registered Psychologist with over 10 years experience working extensively with couples, adults and adolescents who are suffering from depression, anxiety, acute and post-traumatic experiences, chronic pain, injury, chronic illness, bereavement, relationship and family difficulties, and work-related and organisational issues (e.g. bullying and harassment). She is a trained EMDR therapist.
Erin is extensively experienced in Workers’ Compensation issues, and provides adjustment counselling to clients who have experienced work-related illness and physical injury within all jurisdictions in Australia (WorkCover, Comcare, MRCG); as well as providing counselling to clients whose mental health injuries relate to workplace issues such as bullying, harassment, trauma and burn-out. She has legislative training, alongside workplace rehabilitation skills, and can assist clients in coping with and navigating what can be an otherwise distressing process.
Erin has extensive experience in coaching and training clients to manage their stress, set and achieve goals, improve work-life balance and regularly runs seminars on understanding psychological illness and using mental health first aid strategies to positively impact the workplace and beyond. Her primary counselling approach is to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Interpersonal Psychotherapeutic (IPT) interventions. Her style can be described as approachable, empowering, practical and solution-focused, teaming a bright personality with a professional approach.
Monday 9am to 6pm | Tuesday 9am to 6pm | Thursday 9am to 6pm
Rossana Wullems - Senior Psychologist
Rossana is a Registered Psychologist with 25 years of experience in counselling those suffering from relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and trauma. She has worked in General Practice as a Registered Nurse and Community Mental Health.
Rossana has obtained Psychotherapy training for Dissociative Disorders with the International Society for the Study of Dissociation in Northbrook USA. She has a holistic approach and employs a number of interventions: C.B.T., Gestalt, Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, EFT and others.
Rossana is of Italian background, is very fluent in the language and has a keen interest in community mental health and trans-cultural issues, including migrant and refugees. Rossana has been a Bilingual Mental Health Consultant with the Queensland Trans-cultural Mental Health Centre since 2008.
Rossana is qualified in premarital counsellor. She is trained and accredited in marriage education and FOCCUS facilitation, and complies with guidelines set down by the Attorney-General’s Department.
Rossana has a strong background in blended families and adolescent counselling and often holds courses on these topics. Rossana is a Christian Psychologist and offers Christian Counselling to those who request it. Rossana has a friendly and compassionate approach and assists her clients by implementing her years of knowledge and experience.
Monday 9am to 6pm | Tuesday 2pm to 9pm | Friday 9am to 6pm
Meagan Hyam - Psychologist
Meagan is a Registered Psychologist with over 10 years experience. She is passionate about working with young people to reach their desired goals. She has a strong leadership background in previous management roles and her passion in supporting young people with their academic and social/emotional well-being is very apparent in her past work.
Holding a Master’s Degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health, she takes a particular interest in young people who have committed offences within the judiciary system and need assistance in correcting behaviour. She enjoys working to minimise barriers to young people seeking support.
Meagan has a firm background in facilitating programs for youth and adults; helping them building better relationships and opportunities through education using a strength based, client centered, empowerment model.
Meagan is qualified to treat patients of all ages with anxiety, depression, ASD and Aspergers, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and grief and loss. She has qualifications in child abuse and child protection stemming from her work with the Department of Corrections.
She also works with families, providing evidence-based interventions to improve relationships and strengthen familial bonds. Meagan enjoys working within the community and establishing networks, resources and opportunities for the clients in which she supports.
In her spare time, Meagan enjoys staying fit and active, spending time with her four children, cooking and reading.
Tuesday 9am to 12pm & 6pm to 9pm | Thursday 9am to 6pm | Friday 9am to 6pm
Yvonne Pirsic - Counsellor
nne is curious to learn about her clients' qualities, what works for them, and loves to help them to uncover their unique worth and value. She loves to help her clients uncover what they are passionate about in life, both in the counselling room and the broader spheres of their lives. She is interested in real conversations about everyday moments, not condescending words or labels.
Yvonne is experienced in honouring peoples' lives, and assisting them to come to terms with the changes experienced in grief. Before becoming a counsellor, she sang at ceremonies and memorials for many years. With a background in theological support, she can talk with people comfortably about their own spirituality expressions and spiritual needs.
Yvonne holds a Diploma of Counselling (expressive and narrative ways of journeying with people), and she has found that people are wiser than they know. She has a particular enthusiasm for music, words and all things community; as well as a deep understanding of the value of each human life.
Yvonne also has a passion for animals and has a special interest in helping those who are grieving the loss of their pets, she treats those who are suffering the loss of their pets with the same respect and delicacy as those who have lost a human family member, after all your animal is a part of your family.
Frances Hitzke - Practice Development Manager
Fran opened Good Counsel with Kerry Horan 10 years ago. She is an integral part of the clinic, having created and nurtured it's unique atmosphere where our clients feel safe and welcome during difficult times in their lives. Fran is very passionate about mental health and will go above and beyond for all our clients.
Fran is our small business dynamo, and is incredibly efficient and hard-working, with a range of skills in administration, accounting, medicare legislation, networking, financial management and marketing. She is also an artist, and provides her skills and talents within our office, providing our clients with a craft table where they can get creative while they wait, we really couldn't be without her!
Sarah Whittle-Herbert - Medical Administrator
Sarah is the latest addition to our adminstration team and she is amazing. Assisting Fran, our Practice Manager, in the day to day running of the clinic, Sarah will greet you at the front desk and take care of all your paperwork, enquiries and needs.
Sarah has experience working in very fast paced environments, but despite this she is always cool, calm and collected. Sarah holds a Bachelors Degree in Film Production, she is very creative and has an eye for detail.
Our friendly staff can assist you with any of your questions or concerns, feel free to call on 0401 496 960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org