Our counsellors

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.

Counsellor, Berwick

BA (Psych), GradDipPsych, MPsych (Couns)

Krystel has completed a Masters of Psychology (Counselling) at Monash University. 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.

Counsellor, Ballarat

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. She 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.  Sybil is an Instructor in Mental Health First Aid, and has a specialised interest in suicide prevention.  She has recently completed credentialing to be a culturally competent Disaster Mental Health Counsellor, with a focus on complex trauma and transgenerational resilience.