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Kelly Murphy 

Director and Senior Counselling Clinician

Kelly has a master's degree in counselling and has a special interest in working with people who have experienced trauma and adversity in life to live their best life. Kelly specialises in PTSD and complex trauma using an empathetic, trauma informed approach, to understanding the needs and goals of her clients. Kelly works in collaboration with her team of horses, office cat and chickens to support clients in emotional regulation, boundary setting, communicating with others, reducing stress and building confidence. Kelly also works using nature-based exploration and room-based counselling, catering for all client needs and comfort preferences.

 

Kelly works using modalities such Animal Assisted Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing and Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Kelly's skills are grounded in postgraduate qualifications in counselling, equine assisted psychotherapy and lived experience of trauma. Kelly skills and experience make her an ideal partner in recovery and healing for her clients.

Kelly is a provider for the following private health funds:

  • Bupa 

  • Police Health Fund 

  • Medibank

  • ahm

  • Saint Luke's Health

  • Phoenix Health  

  • Emergency Services Health

  • GMHBA (telehealth only)

  • CUA Health (telehealth only)

  • AIA

  • Westfund

  • Teachers Union Health

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Meredith Torpey 

Senior Counselling Clinician

 

Meredith is a senior counselling clinician with over 23 years' experience supporting individuals and families who have experienced trauma and adversity. Meredith is experienced Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Meredith has worked extensively with Riding for Disabled and is also an Equestrian Australia (EA) coach, proving to be an experienced horseperson.

Meredith has a master's degree in counselling and has used her counselling skills to support people with trauma, physical disability, ADHD, autism and family/carers. Meredith works holistically with her clients to support their healing journey and strengthen their support networks.

Meredith uses arts, equine, nature based and traditional therapies. dependant on the needs of the individual she is working with.

 

Meredith is a provider for the following private health funds:

  • Bupa 

  • Police Health Fund 

  • Medibank

  • ahm

  • Doctors Health Fund 

  • Saint Luke's Health

  • Phoenix Health 

  • Grand United 

  • Emergency Services Health

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Anita Mucsanyi

Farming Life Skills Program - Support Worker

Anita is a caring and compassionate person who would like to share her love of horses with others to support them in their healing journey. When Anita is not sharing her equine experiences with clients, she is supporting our herd with care and training. 

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Karen Patterson

Farming Life Skills Program - Support Worker

Karen has a certificate IV in Mental Health and has found throughout life that she has been drawn to helping people overcome adversity. Karen enjoys supporting people to live their best life by developing skills and confidence.

Karen is a keen gardener who has had industry experience working in landscaping, garden maintenance and enjoys growing own food and flowers.

Our Team
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