Our WorkingWell Counsellors
WorkingWell has qualified and experienced counsellors across Australia.
All our WorkingWell Counsellors:
- Are all tertiary qualified
- Are approved as Family and Child Counsellors by the Attorney General Department under the Family Law Act
- Receive regular professional supervision and training
- Hold Suitability Cards for Working with Children issued by the Commission for Children and Young People
Ali joined CatholicCare in 2021 bringing over five years’ experience in the mental health space obtained within organisations such as Headspace and Step Up Step Down in Mackay.
Ali has a number of qualifications including:
– A Diploma in Mental Health Studies
– A Master in Social Work
– A Complex Trauma Certification
– A Gottman level 1 relationship counselling course
Alongside working with individuals and couples experiencing relationship difficulties, Ali can support people who have a mental health diagnosis and tailor specific counselling to their needs. His previous experience in the area of complex trauma enables him to work with people who have PTSD. Ali also has the expertise to work with the younger members of the community (ages 12-25).
In his free time Ali likes watching and playing cricket, swimming and spending time with his friends and family. He also regularly volunteers within his local community.
Campbell is an experienced counsellor with a Diploma in Counselling and extensive training as a Family Therapist.
With more than 30 years experience in the field, Campbell has supported a diverse range of clients from communities throughout New South Wales and Queensland, including rural and remote areas.
Campbell and his wife hail from the Sunshine Coast, where they lived for many years raising their four children. His own experience with raising a family, as well as observing others, has provided Campbell with unique insights into families, parenthood and relationships.
With a solution-focused approach, Campbell enjoys seeing his clients freed from the tyranny of their past, develop their own strengths, take responsibility for their decisions and nurture themselves towards success.
Neil is a registered psychologist and one of our most experienced clinicians with over 35 years in the human services and mental health fields and employed with CatholicCare since 1998.
During this time he has worked with countless clients across all genders and age groups as well as with the indigenous community. This includes a decade of child protection work for the State Government.
In his free time, Neil is a keen reader, gardener and plant collector and also has an active interest in archery.
Prabha joined CatholicCare in 2021 bringing with her over five years’ experience in the counselling space, having previously worked in the field of addiction recovery.
She is a Level 2 Registered Counsellor with Australian Counselling Association and a Certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Yoga, Time Base Therapy and Neuro Relationship Therapy. She is also currently studying for her Masters in Counselling.
Prabha’s passion is working in the field of mindfulness and life coaching. She has a special interest in couples counselling which is an essential skill for our Family Relationship Centre team.
In her free time Prabha enjoys getting out into nature with her family, cooking and getting lost in a thought-provoking book.
Alan is a professional counsellor and international trainer who integrates elements of his background in counselling, resilience, cultural intelligence (CQ), international education, training and behavioural science towards helping individuals and groups effectively manage transition. Over the past 17 years, Alan has worked and studied extensively (in Australia and overseas) in the sectors of human services, education, and not-for-profits.
He counsels and conducts training focused on healthy transitions, resilience, strengthening families and individuals, and mental health protective factors.
Alan has an undergraduate degree in Social Science (USA), a master’s degree in counselling (Australia), a master’s degree in Int. St. (Education) (USA/ China) and is currently completing his doctorate in Organizational Leadership, with a focus on school leadership and organisational resilience.
While Alan was born and worked overseas, he is an Australian citizen, and has strong connections to Central Queensland. He has two children who were born in Emerald, and his in-laws are cattle property and businesses owners in the Central Highlands. He is based in the CatholicCare CQ Emerald office, but available to support individuals and families throughout the Central Highlands.
Catherine has been a counsellor for the past three years. She has completed a Diploma in Counselling with additional training in domestic violence. Before CatholicCare, she was a CEO of a not-for-profit organisation in Rockhampton. She has also worked as a life coach.
Catherine’s focus is on empowering men and women to know their identity, self worth and emotional intelligence. Outside of work, Catherine’s faith plays a huge part in her life. She enjoys second hand shopping, fashion, gardening and spending time with her amazing friends and family.
Keanu has completed a Bachelor of Human Services (BHMS Counselling) and a Graduate Certificate in Counselling from the University of Southern Queensland. He was an online text-based counsellor for 1 year, during his studies. In 2021 he started working with a private counselling business and has been with CatholicCare since July 2023.
Keanu specialises in generalist counselling with an influence from a range of methods and modalities. Preferential to Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy and Reality Therapy. Keanu is also open to discussing religious and spiritual or other niche topics.
Out of work Keanu enjoys learning about Philosophy, History, Theology and Psychology/Psychotherapy. He also enjoys exercise, DIY projects and gardening.
Robyn has been a counsellor for the past 8 years and has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling). Before CatholicCare she was an Enrolled Nurse for 21 years and a Paramedic for 8 years.
Robyn specialises in general counselling with experience in working with adults, couples and families. Underpinning knowledge in trauma and an understanding of integrational trauma attachment, circle of security, art therapy, sand tray therapy and client directed modalities.
Outside of work, Robyn enjoys hiking, travelling, fishing and art.