Our counselling service consists of a diverse group of professionals. We provide a free and confidential counselling service to all of our students in a supportive and welcoming environment.
BPsych, Post Grad Dip Psych (Ballarat)
Brock studied psychology at the University of Ballarat, completing his postgraduate diploma in 2004. He then moved into the field of mental health, working primarily with complex clients in an adult mental health rehabilitation setting. He also gained experience leading teams in this setting.
He is a Master Instructor of Mental Health First Aid and has delivered over 40 of these courses since 2012. Brock is responsible for the behind-the-scenes operation of the counselling service across Federation University.
BBSc (Hons), DPsych (For)
Bronwyn completed her study at the University of Melbourne in 2001 and subsequently worked in the women's prison system providing both group and individual therapy for 8 years. She commenced working as a student counsellor at the Gippsland Campus in 2013 and endeavours to empower students to overcome obstacles and develop resilience, both with respect to their study and their personal issues. Bronwyn has a background in cognitive behavioural therapy, but uses a multi-faceted approach to meet the needs of her clients.
BBSc (Flinders University), BBSc(Hons) (Flinders University), Registered with Psychology Board of Australia
Miriam is a registered psychologist who prior to commencing work for the University was employed as a psychologist in a public mental health service and also within a government setting. She has experience working with individuals with a range of different presenting issues including mood and anxiety disorders, stress and sleep difficulties. Miriam utilises a cognitive behavioural therapy approach and incorporates motivational interviewing and mindfulness strategies. She is committed to achieving the best possible outcome with her clients.
Counsellor, Wimmera and Ballarat
BA (Hons), BNursSc, Master of Counselling (Bond University)
Sybil completed a Masters of Counselling from Bond University whilst managing the Counselling Clinic at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Sybil relocated to the Wimmera in 2008, working within a primary/community health care setting to deliver counselling services to rural communities. Her recent work history has included AOD service delivery and reform agendas. Sybil specialises in behavioural therapy and incorporates problem solving, psycho-education and biofeedback to deliver a tailored approach that ensures person-centred care.
BA (Psych), GradDipPsych, MPsych (Couns)
Krystel has completed a Masters of Psychology (Counselling) at Monash University and is a registered psychologist. Krystel has worked in community, educational and private settings since 2011. Krystel has a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to counselling and aims to work collaboratively with students to develop insight and facilitate positive change.