Our Team

Our Team

Our Counsellors are professional and experienced therapists, who are committed to the highest professional and are ethical standards to protect confidentiality and to provide a quality service. Connections Counselling WA ensures that all therapists maintain regular clinical supervision and professional development.



CEO / Counsellor

Lyn is a well sought after Therapist and CEO of CCWA. Lyn has studied extensively and is best known for her work in neglect, abuse and all forms of pregnancy loss including abortion. She is very compassionate, genuine, insightful and is committed to helping people through life’s difficulties.
Lyn strives to conduct herself in a professional and ethical way. She has a Diploma in Counselling, and provides individual and group supervision.


Administration Officer

Julie is a highly skilled administrator, working for over 15 years in various administrator roles. She is a highly professional and organised individual who has experience in accounts. She can work autonomously as well as part of a team with the adaptability that this role needs. Julie is a friendly, passionate, personable and caring individual, which has allowed her to work with clients in a variety of ways. Julie has brought a fresh eye to this role which complements our aim for continuous improvement. Julie is a wife, a mum and is active in her local church.

Emma Wilkinson


Emma is a very genuine, gentle, wise and nonjudgmental Counsellor, believing that it is only through a safe and respectful environment that people are able to truly express themselves. She is committed to providing support to clients to work through aspects of their lives that are causing difficulty.
Emma has a Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in Counselling, and is currently completing a Masters in Counselling Practice.


Denise has extensive experience counselling children and working with families in need. As a woman of faith, Denise, with God, joins clients on their healing journey to assist them to discover, accept and or find solutions to resolve what is impacting them or their families. Denise is a genuine, resilient lady with a love and passion for working with children and families. Denise has a Bachelor Social Science, Graduate Diploma Human Service and M.A. Human Service Counselling.


Kristy is passionate about people, their uniqueness and the journey that they are on. She comes from an eclectic approach that is client centred. Providing a safe space to explore, discover, learn and grow through the difficulties that life brings. Creating an environment to do so through her warmth, compassionate, and genuine interest in who you are.

Kristy is a registered Psychologist with postgraduate qualifications in Grief & Palliative Care Counselling; Counselling Bereaved Children; along with modules in Art & Expressive Therapy. She is passionate about working with families, in particular couples, parents, children, adolescents and young adults and holds a special interest in grief counselling, relationship counselling, challenges around change, impact of faith and reaching your unique potential to live life to the fullest.



Amanda has experience in both the corporate and community sectors and is equipped with an ability to connect and journey with people though the many life challenges that we struggle with.
Amanda has Masters of Social Science: Counselling and Psychotherapy, Bachelor of Commerce: Human Resources and Business Administration.


Suzie is a Clinical Psychologist who values the uniqueness of each individual and her relationship with them. She draws from scientific research, 10 years’ experience, and who she is (unique and loved by God) as she collaborates with clients to work towards their specific goals. She follows a biopsychosocialspiritual model of wellbeing and has worked in both Mental and Physical Health (oncology) settings. She sees adolescents (14+), adults and couples. Suzie has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology (First Class Hons), Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology. She is also currently enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Divinity.

Faith (Lay)

Faith works with people of all ages who struggle with many life issues such as: depression, anxiety, substance and alcohol use issues, trauma, loss and grief. She is passionate about helping clients make sense of their lives whilst bringing meaning, purpose and hope during difficult times. Other than English, she is also able to converse with her clients in Malay, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese. Faith is a provisional psychologist with more than 10 years’ experience in counselling, she has a Bachelor of Theology majoring in Christian Counselling, post graduate qualifications in psychology and lost, grief and bereavement, and a Masters of Social Science in Counselling.


Kate is a compassionate, authentic and non-judgmental counsellor, who considers it a privilege to journey with people through counselling. Over the past 10 years Kate has worked in both paid and volunteer roles as a Youth Worker, where she has developed an ability to quickly build rapport with children, adolescents and young adults. She desires to provide emotional support and encouragement to people experiencing mental health issues and relationship struggles. She is a capable and effective therapeutic listener who has experience working with CaLD people and has a strong passion to support those working in ministry, navigating the challenges of church life balance. Kate has a Bachelor in Applied Social Science majoring in Counselling and a Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology.


Patty is a trained counsellor with a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual). She is passionate about women and young girls who have complex trauma histories, gaining experience by working in a resident recovery/rehabilitation program as well as with women recently released from prison.

Patty’s mission is to assist in the restoration of humanity by integrating a trauma informed approach with biblical counselling. She has experience in both individual and group counselling. Patty has been married for 28 years and is the mother of two daughters. She immigrated to Australia from South Africa with her husband, David and their two daughters in 2001.


Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist from New Zealand who is passionate about providing clients with therapy that is “the best of both worlds” – professional and effective, informed by quality research, whilst also in line with the truth of God’s Word and empowered by his Spirit. Sarah worked for seven years in New Zealand and one year in Darwin before moving to Perth this year. She sees children (10+), adolescents, adults and couples and is experienced in working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, social difficulties, trauma, and marital difficulties. Sarah has a warm, caring personality and is passionate about seeing God at work in the lives of her clients, having repeatedly experienced how he is able to bring about transformation that goes beyond human capability.  She has a Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons) in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in psychology.