of professional practitioners at Harbour Therapy Clinic.
"The psychotherapeutic relationship is therefore a research. A search, constantly reasserted and reconstituted for what we have all lost". - R.D Laing (1967)
At Harbour Therapy Clinic you will find a dedicated and professional team of counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers and psychologists who specialise in the practice of psychotherapy. Our diverse therapy team offer clients a range of modalities with the aim of meeting whatever needs they may have for improving their lives and relationships. Harbour Therapy Clinic is an inclusive practice and we welcome clients from diverse backgrounds. As professionals we are bound by ethical codes of conduct that ensure that our clients experience is one of feeling safe , understood and respected. We are committed to ongoing education and our own professional development, which means that we can offer the best in current evidence based practice and psychotherapies. Contact us to make an enquiry or to book an appointment.
Mental Health Social Work
Rowena Bianchino Existential Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Relationship Counselling & Group Therapist, Clinical Supervision - HTC Practice Director. MSW, BCHC m AASW, CAPANSW, m PACFA , mWPATH- Medibank Private, Australian Unity, Victims of Crime Approved Counselling Service (ACS) provider.
Rowena Bianchino is a psychotherapist, counsellor, social worker, group therapist and educator at Harbour Therapy Clinic, Coffs Harbour and is the founding clinician of Harbour Therapy Clinic. Her practice is primarily within the existential tradition of psychotherapy and counselling. This mode of practice combines psychology, with an understanding of neuroscience and life span development filtered through a philosophical lense. Existential therapy aims to clarify a client's understanding of themselves and their life circumstances and to uncover the purpose that propels them forward into their lives. Together as clients and therapist it is possible to explore what matters most deeply in the lives of individuals, couples, families and communities and tackle what is most problematic. Read more
Angie Laussel Mental Health Social Worker- Relationship, Family and Group Therapist, Clinical SuperVision Bachelor of Social Work (hons), Graduate Certificate Narrative and Community (Family) Therapy.
Angie is an experienced senior clinician, service manager and clinical leader in the social services sector. With experience spanning more than 25 years across the health, welfare, family and youth arenas she has a unique ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams and navigate the complex challenges of our sector. Angie has led therapeutic work with families, couples, young people and children. With senior experience in clinical governance, she now provides accountable clinical supervision and supports direct service agencies to provide compassionate, accountable and responsive programs. Read more
Shagun is a passionate Registered Psychologist and a Clinical Psychology Registrar who draws on evidence-based practice in her work to deliver positive outcomes working with children, adolescents and adults. Drawing upon their strengths, she endeavours to equip and empower her clients to become active agents of change.
Shagun holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University and has gained clinical work experience at the Blacktown Hospital, Macquarie Psychology Clinic, Headspace and Centre for Emotional Health Clinic.
Shagun has experience in dealing with wide range of mental health issues with a particular interest in depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, adjustment difficulties, disordered eating, grief and loss, attention and behaviour problems. Shagun connects naturally and easily with individuals from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and enjoys working with them. Read more...
Mental Health Occupational Therapist
Mental Health Occupational Therapist and Groupwork Facilitator B.App. Sc. (OT Hons1)
Margot is a Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapist with over 20 years’ experience. She has worked in both inpatient and community settings, most recently as a counsellor with Youth and Family Mental Health. She is accredited to provide services eligible for a Medicare rebate with a Mental Health Care Plan referral, the Healthy Minds programme and some private health companies. Read more
Urja Refalo is a psychotherapist, counsellor and group facilitator in private practice at Harbour Therapy Clinic, Coffs Harbour. Urja has been practicing in the Coffs Harbour/ Bellingen area for eight years. She works mainly as a Gestalt therapist, honouring each client’s unique process. Urja has a background as a meditation teacher and extensive experience in conducting meditative workshops. These workshops involve emotional work, play therapy and meditation. Combining this background with a Masters in Gestalt Therapy Urja embraces a holistic approach enabling people to gain psychological and emotional health and wellbeing. She creates a supportive and caring environment that fosters increased awareness, insight and growth. Read more
Lewin de la Motte M.Gestalt Therapy, Diploma. Counselling. Integrative Psychotherapist, Relational Wellness Consultant & Mindfulness Coach
Lewin weaves modern Relational Psychology with ancient Earth-Based wisdoms gleaned from 14 years of experience in Zen Meditation, Taoist Arts, Tibetan Buddhism & Indigenous Ceremony. He has completed 6 years of training as a counsellor and Gestalt Psychotherapist, learning from leaders in the fields of both Eastern and Western psychology (Eric Lyleson, Dr Eng-Kong Tan, Adyashanti, Dr Michael Reed, Dr Daniel P Brown, Jon Young and others). Read more
Jude Baderle Somatic Psychotherapy, Hakomi graduate (3 year training), Hakomi Embodied and Aware relationship training, Internal family Systems level 1, Meditation and mindfulness teacher, Member of ICT
Jude Baderle is a mindfulness based somatic psychotherapist. She has a background in meditation, life coaching, healing, body work and creative arts.Jude’s aim is to work compassionately with great respect for your process. She brings presence, deep listening and curiosity to sessions. Her work is informed by her long term meditation practice. Individual sessions are based primarily on the hakomi method and she integrates other modalities when needed. Creating a safe environment is important to Jude. Read more
Marg Coutts Art Therapist & Counsellor Masters Art Therapy
Marg Coutts is an art therapist and counsellor in private practice at Harbour Therapy Clinic, Coffs Harbour. Marg offers her clients the gift of listening; listening with her ears but also with her heart and wisdom, in an atmosphere that is imbued with acceptance. She provides guidance in art making with awareness. Marg works with individuals, couples and groups using artmaking and creativity to bring awareness to clients deep concerns and wishes. Read more
Jo Field Parent Educator, Family Facilitator, Communication Educator
Jo Field is an experienced parenting educator working in private practice at Harbour Therapy Clinic, Coffs Harbour. For the past 15 years Jo has been working with parents, families and educators. Jo promotes a relational /emotionally focussed approach to the parent-child relationship i.e. where we are interested in what is driving the behaviour rather than just techniques to make it stop! Read more
Lainey Anthony Diploma Remedial Massage, Cert Dance Movement Therapy IDTIA Association of Massage Therapists, Associate member Dance Therapy Institute of Australia. Health fund registered. Remedial, Relaxation, Trauma informed, Oncology , Lymphatic drainage, Aromatherapy, Palliative care.
Lainey has 25 years of experience in bodywork, she has worked in group and private practice with all ages from newborns to the elderly, sports clients to palliative care. She has recently undergone training on the impact of trauma on the body and the mind and has developed her approach with clients according to those principles of trauma-informed practice. Her interest in the body mind connection has developed her unique skills to include an intuitive client based approach. Her commitment to ongoing education and learning ensures her approach is fresh and curious. Her goal is to ensure a safe holding environment for every client that passes through her hands leaving them with an improved sense of well being. She is the mother of four children, lives in Bellingen with assorted pets and teaches the occasional ballet class ! Please phone 0409 995 904 or email email@example.com
Kristy has a passion for traditional Naturopathy, using food and herbs as medicine as well as working with her clients to explore how they can implement principles for healthy living to find their right balance for optimal health of the body and mind. Kristy also uses deep tissue bodywork and myofascial release techniques as well as teaching therapeutic yoga, breathing and meditation to alleviate pain and tension from the body, and create more clarity and peace for the mind. Read more
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