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Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

In the fifteen years that Chanel has worked as a counsellor and social worker, she has developed experience and skills in working with people whose lives have been affected by childhood and adult trauma, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependence, sexual abuse, and family violence. It is Chanel’s hope that through therapy a client develops greater self-awareness of their emotions, thoughts, their strengths and supports, and in so doing feels an improvement in their over-all well-being and connection with others

Chanel likes to encourage the use of diverse mediums such as creative writing or journal writing and other creative forms of expression to explore and communicate one’s experiences. She has a personal interest in dance, body work and creative writing.

Her employment history has included the following:

Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA House), Women’s Social Support Services (RWH), Pregnancy Advisory Service (RWH), Salvation Army Crisis Centre

Areas of practice experience

  • Women’s health and well-being

  • Childhood and adult trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship concerns

  • Interpersonal violence

  • Grief and loss

  • Self-Esteem issues

  • Youth mental health


Professional Associations


Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers


Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


Registered as an ATAPS counsellor with Melbourne Primary Health




Bachelor of Arts,  Social Work, Latrobe University


Bachelor of Arts, (Hons.)  University of Melbourne, Art History and Women’s Studies


Further professional development in the following:


  • Treatment of of complex trauma

  • Working with shame

  • Gestalt therapeutic interventions

  • Somatic psychotherapy

  • Acceptance Commitment therapy

  • Mindfulness


Locations: North Carlton, Preston, Sunbury


Availability: Monday to Friday, Wednesday evenings in North Carlton only


Fees:  $120 per session with some Medicare rebates applicable, please call or email to enquire. Fees negotiable with Health Care Card.


Please feel free to call me to discuss appointments or with any questions on 0410 009 980 or

As an accredited mental health social worker, I am able to provide eligible clients with the Medicare mental health rebate and I am also an accredited ATAPS counsellor with the Care In Mind  Melbourne Primary Care Network (Access to Psychological Service).

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