My name is Leanne Welling and I'm a Trauma-Informed Accredited Mental Health Social Worker 

If you're suffering from a past trauma or you are a parent to a child who has experienced adversity and struggling to manage daily life, please get in touch for a confidential conversation to see if we're a fit for each other.

My Career began working with children living in care, where I was as a residential child care worker for 6 years. I was trained by Dr Margaret Blaustein from the Boston Trauma Centre, in The Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency model (ARC), which is a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with youth who have experienced complex trauma.  Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, child development, and resilience, the framework recognises the importance of working with the child-in-context,  acknowledging the role of historical experiences and the adaptive responses in the way a child may behave, to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development. 

Next I Qualified as Social Worker and obtained a 1st Class with Honours form the University of Hertfordshire. While studying I spent a year working as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and a year as a Forensic Mental Health Social Worker. From there I became a Child Protection Social Worker for Essex County Council. I relocated from the UK to live in Melbourne in 2015 and worked for the Victorian Government as a Child Protection Practitioner. In 2017 I became a Family Violence Counsellor/Case Manager in West Melbourne and it was here where I gained a new appreciation for the importance of the counselling relationship and its potential for change. Following this, I facilitated Family Violence groups for fathers in West Melbourne, focusing on the impacts of parenting styles and Family Violence behaviours on the family system, and learning ways to repair and rebuild these relationships.  I spent a year as a Clinician for the Judiciary system, providing clinical treatment and rehabilitation for prisoners and now I run my private practice providing individual therapy for trauma survivors. In addition to this I also provide Trauma Informed Parent Coaching and I'm developing a suite of on-line programs for trauma survivors.

If you're suffering from a past trauma or you are a parent to a child who has experienced adversity and is struggling to manage daily life, please get in touch for a confidential conversation to see if we're a fit for each other. Take care!

In the meantime

Be kind to yourself!

Leanne 

 

Leanne M. Welling Counselling

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