Online Counselling

All our Counsellors and Psychologists are also available for online counselling! Book an appointment with one of our Therapists at a convenient time that suits you anywhere in Australia and the world.

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Managing Director / Christian Counsellor

Lyn Varty

Lyn is a well sought-after Christian Counsellor and Managing Director of Connections Counselling Perth. Lyn has over 31 years’ experience helping people through difficult and complex life circumstances. Lyn brings a wealth of personal and professional experience into a therapeutic setting. She has studied extensively and is best known for her work in neglect, abuse and all forms of pregnancy loss including abortion. Her clients describe her as 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. Lyn also manages and coordinates Hope Alive Australia and New Zealand; founded Pause Retreats.

 

She finds it extremely beneficial and vital to take time out, to pause, to nourish her physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Lyn is continuing her journey while learning and growing in how to practice the presence of God, being still and hearing God’s gentle still voice.

Lyn has been married for over 42 years with two children and three grandchildren. She loves walking, jigsaw puzzles, hanging out with friends, family and playing with her grandchildren.

 

She has Diploma in Counselling, and provides individual and group supervision.

 

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Psychologist

Kristy Felsea

Kristy is passionate about people, their uniqueness and the journey that they are on. She has 15 years of experience as Psychologist and comes from an eclectic approach that is Christian and client centred. She provides a safe space for her clients 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 to every individual.

 

She is zealous 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 the person’s unique potential to live life to the fullest.

 

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 a member of Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Life Coach

Geoff Walker

Geoff has over 22 years’ experience helping people through difficult and complex life circumstances. He is passionate to help with addiction, relationship breakdown and problems. Geoff brings and integrates his love and experience of being a farmer into his life coaching in a creative and very practical caring way.

 

In 2000, Geoff left farming to train in the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation field, living and working at rehabilitation centres. This has given him incredible experience in conflict management, healing for sexual abuse, trauma, and building strong mental health. Geoff is a compassionate and is equipped to offer seasoned, faith-based life coaching.

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Life Coach

Megan Weyers

Megan began her career in the field of family law, having studied units in psychology as well as a law degree at the now Nelson Mandela University. After having her own children, she was drawn into a mentoring program for complex and troubled youth, and this set her on a new path toward mentoring and coaching people both young and older, helping them to walk in greater freedom and to navigate the trickier paths in life.

Megan is now a certified Life Breakthrough Coach, and her particular passion is to help others to navigate from a difficult or undesirable life circumstance toward a healthier one, and to help, equip and encourage them along the way. She has spent nearly four years helping men and women to rebuild their lives after a period of drug and alcohol addiction.

Remaining happily married for over twenty years, moving countries 4 times, and raising two very differently abled children, has taught Megan further valuable life lessons which she is able to apply in her coaching approach being both passionate and compassionate in nature.

Megan has B. Juris LLB and Life Breakthrough Coach Certification.

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Counsellor

Janine Luzi

Janine has a proven exemplary result in Christian counselling as she works for more than 11 years in a range of areas including trauma, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, identity and relationships. She has an integrative approach, according to individual needs, while working collaboratively, navigating through life’s difficulties across diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

She is warm, genuine and open, with a passionate and committed approach to facilitating hope and restoration of individual lives.

 

Janine has earned a Bachelor in Family Therapy, Master Counselling, Expressive Therapies in Sandplay and Symbol Work. She is a member of Australia Counsellors Association (ACA).

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Psychologist

Alicia 

Alicia is a registered Psychologist with 6 years of substantial training with adolescents, adults, and couples experiencing wide-range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, self-esteem, trauma, faith and spiritual, and personality disorders.

 

She is passionate about helping others work through the issues of day-to-day life and the challenges of battling mental health problems. Alicia exudes a warm, gentle and friendly nature. She takes a non-judgmental approach to therapy and believes it can help enhance anyone’s life, no matter where they are at.

 

Alicia has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Curtin University in Western Australia. She is a member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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Counsellor

Denise Bath

Denise has 22 years of 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 find solutions to resolve what is impacting them or their families.

 

She is a genuine, resilient lady with a love and passion for working with children and families.

 

Denise has a Bachelor in Social Science, Graduate Diploma in Human Service and Master of Arts in Human Service Counselling. She is a member of Australia Counsellors Association (ACA).

 

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Psychologist

Aksana Sutherland

Aksana believes the most effective counselling is based on a trusting therapeutic relationship. She hopes to provide you with a safe and supportive space whilst working together to explore the challenges you come into session with. Aksana’s methods are tailored to each client; this is carried out by considering a range of theoretical and practical methods whilst considering any spiritual context.

 

Aksana has an interest in improving communication and exploring relationship stressors with experience working with teens, adults, older adults, couples, and families. Aksana is familiar with supporting those with complex trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, substance use, grief and loss, as well as experience working with perpetrators of family and domestic violence.

 

Aksana has practiced in outreach, community, and prison settings; working with individuals as well as facilitating larger groups. Aksana is a Registered Psychologist with nine years of experience working in the field of mental health. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) with additional qualifications in youth work, mental health and is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Couples and Family Counselling. 

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Counsellor

 Aimee Crook

Aimee has over a decade of experience in supporting people working through addiction, mental health, trauma, abuse, grief, and loss. Married for 14 years, Mum to 4 children, and she has many years of volunteer work for a variety of local and international charities and ministries.  Aimee is a compassionate, relational and genuine counsellor with a Christ centred approach to all of life.

She has a passion to hear and understand individual’s stories and walk alongside them as they navigate their way through life’s complex difficulties.

Aimee has a Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) and a member of the ACA.