Louise Friend Counselling
Specialist in Grief and Loss, Certified Bereavement Practitioner
Supervisor & Educator, Sydney
Counsellor, Professional Supervisor, Educator
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 have developed and presented workshops for organisations including the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB). I have also taught at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) and delivered the Graduate Certificate course in Bereavement Counselling & Interventions for ACGB.
Qualifications & Professional Memberships
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 (ACA).
ACA Registered Supervisor - College of Supervisors - https://www.theaca.net.au/
Certified Bereavement Practitioner - Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement - https://www.grief.org.au