Merle Conyer

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Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice on the lower north shore of Sydney. I walk alongside people on journeys of resilience, healing and justice.

The clients I work with are people from many cultural backgrounds who are:

  • recovering from trauma and loss
  • making significant life transitions
  • yearning for more meaning in their lives
  • taking action to bring about personal and collective change.

People come to see me for a broad range of concerns such as health issues, difficulties at work, stressful situations, bereavement and burnout. I work with people who experienced trauma such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, genocide and intergenerational trauma.

The pathway forward is different for everyone and the way we work together takes into account each person’s particular circumstances. My style is non-judgemental, collaborative, compassionate, culturally respectful and confidential.

I have several qualifications and am skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches. Guidance from Aboriginal mentors also informs my work.

Flexible appointment times and locations (where feasible) are available, as well as sessions by Skype or Facetime.

Private health fund rebates may apply for some appointments.

I also offer supervision, lead educational workshops and retreats for trauma survivors, and train health professionals and service providers.

About Me

I started out as a maths teacher, followed by roles in training, consulting and knowledge management. I held senior positions in corporate and government organisations and sat on a not-for-profit Board.

The shift towards community and therapeutic work began in 2003 as a volunteer and has been professional since 2009. Since then I have blended private practice, organisational work and volunteering activities. You can find out more about me on LinkedIn.

Qualifications

Master of Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy
Master of Education
Graduate Diploma of Communication Management
Diploma of Somatic Psychotherapy
Diploma of Energetic Healing
Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling Skills
Certificate in Meditation Facilitation

Memberships

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) – Clinical Member

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