Hi, I’m Lesley

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
B. Soc. Wk

I am delighted to be joining the team at The Counselling Spot and assisting clients in attaining better health – both mentally and physically.

I am a qualified Mental Health Social Worker, Personal Trainer/Yoga Teacher and Health and Wellness coach. I am a strong believer in the link between physical and mental health and have a range of work experience in Physical Health and Human Service Industries. My professional experience as a Social Worker includes Mental Health Counselling, supporting Veterans, NDIS and Disability Services, Youth Program Management, Family Services and Child Protection. This has provided me with skills in working with clients facing a range of complex barriers and in helping clients to determine their own “problem solving” strategies. My additional studies in the Health and Wellness coaching field have provided me with skills in working within a holistic framework that addresses the many areas of a person’s wellbeing. This is inclusive of stress management, energy levels, exercise, nutritional health, and emotional wellbeing. Working within the Health and Wellness Coaching framework draws largely on the field of positive psychology and empowering people to make changes in their lives that are most important to them. Many clients facing various mental health challenges find this helpful in managing and reducing the impact of mental health symptoms.

My work with clients draws on a combination of my qualifications and experience in the fields of physical and mental health. I work with clients to achieve sustainable and self-determined goals and to find a balance between the many realms of their wellbeing.

I look forward to meeting with you soon.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • Level 3 Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Certificate IV Fitness/Personal Training
  • NDIS Registered Provider (Therapeutic supports, Support Coordination, Physical training)
  • Qualified Yoga teacher (350 hours – Biomedical Yoga)
  • Registered – Fitness Australia, Yoga Australia