The Life Song Approach

An individually focused, safe and confidential space giving you time to explore you:

Your emotions

“Emotions are not simply meant to be turned off and on at will. They are meant to be dealt with at the source” Groves & Smith (2019)

Your behaviours

“When I accept myself as I am, then I change” Carl Rogers (1961)

Your relationships

“You are part of a biosphere of your history, connected and informed by those around you” Thomas Hubl (2021)

Your life story

“Mental health is a commitment to reality at all costs” Lysa Turkhurst (2022)

Empowering you, as together we discover the skills & resources that have brought you to this moment and what may help as you step into a valued tomorrow.

The Tools

I am trained in Bio, Psycho, Social, Spiritual intervention. I work with tools that uniquely fit your life, drawing from Trauma-Informed Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) techniques.

My therapeutic help on the Christian principle that good advice lies deep within the heart and a person with understanding will draw it out (Proverbs 20:5)

The Qualifications

I have a Masters in Counselling and am a registered counseller with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I have a background in Teaching (Special Education) as well as extensive experience advocating for and supporting the Autism community. As a mum to my own child living with the challenges of Autism, I am passionate about helping children navigate their emotional world and supporting their families as they journey with them.

I am able to provide therapy services to NDIS particpants who are plan managed and self managed.

The Space

Nestled in a peaceful spot beside the ocean, my counselling room creates a safe space where people feel secure, heard and accepted. Telehealth technology means that I can connect with individuals across Australia.

Fortunately I have extensive experience in engaging children and have previously worked at School of the Air Broken Hill conducting non face to face schooling, as well as homeschooling my own children.

The Next Steps?

If the above Life Song approach sounds compatible with you. Please reach out to Mel using the contact details below


0493 286 364


Kiama Heights, NSW 2533