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About Rise Counselling Services

People turn to counselling and therapy to resolve dilemmas in their life, or to improve something that is not quite how they want it.

As a counsellor, I understand the dilemmas and difficulties couples, women and families go through in life and the things that keep you up at night, such as:

  • strains with step parenting
  • roadblocks in relationship partnerships
  • feeling isolated with solo parenting
  • looking to set and achieve goals but not sure where to start

I can help you convert your ideas and dreams into actions and practical ways of making your life more meaningful.

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  ~ G K Chesterton

Hi, I’m Heather

Counsellor specialising in women’s mental health and wellbeing

Author, mother, wife and friend

Since the 1980s I have been involved with a number of charitable organisations, including Sydney City Mission, World Vision, Peel Maternity Practice, and MOPS. I also opened a café, The Tree of Life Cafe in Mandurah, and co-founded WA Mums Cottage in Mandurah in 2015, where I now counsel one day per week.

My work has focussed particularly in the area of women’s wellbeing and health, with involvement in groups supporting women in steering through life as young mothers, solo parents or new mothers.

My goal is to continuously learn and help others to truly achieve the goals they want in life, specialising in working with stepfamilies, solo parents and couples. I want my clients to RISE to the challenge of seeking help and learning to overcome and work through their dilemmas towards freedom.

Rise Counselling Services About Heather

Heather’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts; Psychology, History, Linguistics; UWA and Murdoch UNIVERSITY
  • Diploma of Counselling; TRAINSMART
  • Bringing Baby Home Certificate; The Gottman Institute
  • Gottman’s Method Couples Therapy Certificate; The Gottman Institute
  • Relationship Coach Certificate Course; IAP Career College
  • Safe Professional Boundaries; WAAMH
  • MENTAL Health First Aid; MHFA Australia

Professional memberships:

  • Member of WAAMH
  • Member of Australian Counsellors Association

I am driven by love of all people, of all backgrounds.

I believe in gratitude and living life to its fullest, with the desire to help women thrive in whatever area of life they are in.  Living in, as well as outside of, your comfort zone means the best things come to you.

I want to help you develop and implement strategies to achieve all that you dream.

Ready to take the next step?

Book an appointment with me today, and I am happy to talk you through the therapeutic process.