About Me

Counsellor, Trainer & Presenter

 

Certified Bereavement Practitioner

I have over two decades of experience in counselling.  I have a wealth of experience working for community organisations and in private practice in areas such as grief, loss, bereavement, relationships, family violence, crisis intervention, chronic and terminal illness.  I have also worked with carers whose lives are affected by dementia, mental health issues and disability. 

 

I am committed to compassionate, ethical, respectful and person-centred practice and bring this to all my work with clients. I am passionate about reducing social stigmas within the community so people can live free from prejudice and exclusion.

 

I have a special interest in grief and loss and I support my clients to explore and navigate their individual grief journey and help them to discover ways to live and cope with loss and adapt to life.

I am also a qualified trainer and assessor and develop and present workshops for organisations including the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB).  I also teach in the Diploma of Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)  and deliver the Graduate Certificate course in Bereavement Counselling & Interventions for ACGB.

Qualifications

 

Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling & Interventions

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) 

Certificate IV in Training & Education

Diploma in Counselling & Communication

Level 4 Member - Australian Counselling Association - https://www.theaca.net.au/

Certified Bereavement Practitioner - Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement - https://www.grief.org.au

louisefriendcounselling@gmail.com

0490 422779 

Inner West & Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, NSW, Australia

If you need to speak with a counsellor urgently please call Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. Both of these helplines are available 24/7. 

If a life is in danger call 000

 

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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