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 Perth ensures that all therapists maintain regular clinical supervision and professional development.


Lyn

Managing Director / Counsellor

Lyn is a well sought after Therapist and Managing Director of Connections Counselling Perth. 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. She manages and coordinates Hope Alive Australia and New Zealand. Lyn strives to conduct herself in a professional and ethical way.

Qualifications: Diploma in Counselling, and provides individual and group supervision.

Denise

Counsellor

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.

Qualifications: Bachelor Social Science, Graduate Diploma Human Service and M.A. Human Service Counselling.

Janine

Counsellor

Janine is warm, genuine and open, with a passionate and committed approach to facilitating hope and restoration in individual lives.
Has an integrative approach, according to individual needs, while working collaboratively, navigating through life’s difficulties across diverse cultural backgrounds. She works in a range of areas including trauma, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, identity and relationships.

Qualifications: Bachelor Family Therapy, Master Counselling. Expressive Therapies in Sandplay and Symbol Work


Kate

Counsellor

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.

Qualifications: Bachelor in Applied Social Science majoring in Counselling and a Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology.

Aksana

Psychologist

Aksana is a registered Psychologist who prides herself on developing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients. She uses a non-judgmental lens whilst pulling on a range of theoretical and practical methods, as well as considering the spiritual context for those interested. Aksana has experience working with children, teens, and adults in a range of areas including: family and domestic violence, trauma, substance use, relationship difficulties, as well as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and self-esteem.

Qualifications: Registered Psychologist and has a Certificate IV in Youth Work and Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Kristy

Psychologist

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. 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.

Qualifications: Registered Psychologist with postgraduate qualifications in Grief & Palliative Care Counselling; Counselling Bereaved Children; along with modules in Art & Expressive Therapy.

Alicia

Psychologist

Alicia is a registered Psychologist with a warm, gentle and friendly nature. She is passionate about helping others work through the issues of day to day life, as well as challenging mental health problems. Alicia has worked with adolescents, adults and couples experience a wide-range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, trauma, faith and spiritual issues, and personality disorders. Alicia takes a non-judgmental approach to therapy and believes it can help enhance anyone’s life, no matter where they are at.

Qualifications: Masters in Counselling Psychology from Curtin University in Western Australia.