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Meet The Therapists

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Annelisa Kalaiziovski

Annelisa is a Registered Professional Counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. She has worked in the area of Counselling since 2017 and has experience in the field of Neurodiversity, Personality Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. Annelisa has experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. She is able to apply evidence-based therapeutic modalities including, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Expressive Therapies.

Annelisa has over seven years experience working with Autism in a variety of modalities and approaches including, positive behaviour support, support work, behaviour therapy and person-centred therapy. She aims to foster behavioural change, regulate emotions and build self-esteem in the individual. “It depends”, is a philosophy she strives to adopt while working with individuals to ensure she acknowledges diversity, individuality, cultural and and situational factors.

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Kristie McMaster

Hi there.  My name is Kristie and I am a therapist with Autism Counselling.  I have been supporting people with my coaching and counselling skills for more than 20 years, and I love it!  I started to learn about Autism in the early 2000’s and through personal and professional experience, informal and formal education and training I have been learning about it ever since.  But there is always more to learn, which is why I started my Master of Counselling in 2018!  I love being a therapist, I am passionate about supporting individuals and families living with autism, and I look forward to working with you in the near future.

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Gina Mc Adam

Gina McAdam: My background is in health initially as a Midwife which has enabled me to work in a few different countries. I have been strongly involved in the disability area for the past 30 years. I have worked at the Association for Children with a Disability for the past 8 years as a Parent Support Worker and Coordinating Healthy Mothers Healthy Families workshops. I completed a Masters in Counselling at LaTrobe University and am committed to Health and Wellbeing of Parents of Children with a disability.

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Niva Perera

My name is Niva and I possess over 13 years of experience in disability, mental health and various healthcare settings. My academic background is in Psychology and I am currently working as a part-time Psychotherapist at Autism Counselling providing therapy and intervention to a diverse range of clients of all ages with neurodevelopmental and intellectual conditions.  Furthermore, I am also a full time NDIS registered behavioural clinician who provides specialist behaviour intervention and assessment to clients with mild to profound disability and behaviours of concern.

I am passionate about supporting people and also setting clear goals with measurable outcomes as a means of evaluating success in my work. I enjoy learning new aspects of my role, keeping up to date with changes in my industry and also love to challenge myself with complex cases as a means of gaining more experience and knowledge.

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Matthew Hyatt 

Over the past seven years, I have completed a Bachelor in Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Counselling and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have experience working with people of various ages as well as various environments including schools, mental health institutions utilising a number of therapeutic approaches.

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