Counsellors, their Qualifications and the Legislation.
Karinya’s counsellors and psychologists are all qualified, registered with their professional body and Christian. They are also selected for their experience and personal gifts in relating with and responding to a diverse client base.
Karinya complies with all legislation regarding the professional conduct of its staff, volunteers and counsellors. This is maintained by applying a number of measures to ensure the safety of all clients and children in their care; including Working with Children Checks and Police Checks.
B Sc, Dip Ed, B Ed, Cert Pastoral Counselling. CCAA (Clinical, Supervisor) PACFA Reg.
Ruth has an extensive background in teaching, counselling in schools, the community and leading wellness programs. She has been counselling for many years, leading seminars and now leads the team of counsellors at Karinya. The issues of teenagers and their families, depression and the wide range of hurt that people struggle with are her areas of interest. She is experienced in crisis debriefing and mediation and does some life coaching. She is a clinical counsellor registered with CCAA and PACFA and a registered supervisor with CCAA.
Advanced Diploma in Business (Accounting).
Ann has been working as a Manager in not for profit organisations for over 10 years. She enjoys being able to assist those in need. Her hospitality and friendly greeting puts the clients at ease and makes them feel welcome. Her extensive Management experience keeps the office running smoothly with the help of volunteers.