Counselling Centre

The CHC Counselling & Support Centre is professional counselling offered at an affordable rate because final-year counselling students are facilitating the session under the mentorship of an experienced registered counsellor. Your session will assist you to identify your desired outcomes and provide appropriate guidance or intervention to open new horizons for you as you take this journey to wellbeing. In this safe, friendly environment you can be assured that you will be valued as an individual and helped as you take a necessary journey to a more fulfilled life.

If you are CHC student this service is free, but anyone can access for a small fee of $20 per hour.

Booking Enquiry

Ada Steyn

Head of the Counselling Centre

I am the Head of the CHC Counselling Centre as well as the Counselling Practicum Coordinator and lecturer at CHC.

My educational background consists of a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminology, and a Master’s in Sociology and Counselling.

Bio and Personal Info/Interests:

I have a passion for working with people. For many years I was involved in aspects of church leadership and managing different counselling centres. Prior to coming to work at CHC, I was working as a Counsellor in South Africa for over 15 years. I Immigrated almost 7 years ago to this beautiful country with my family and have been working at CHC since 2019. I have been married for 30 years and have 2 adult daughters. I have a passion for painting and gardening, and I equally love a good cup of coffee.

Personal Testimony:

I came to personal faith in Jesus Christ as a young child and this faith has been my strength and guidance most of my life.

Bachelor of Psychology and Criminology
Master of Sociology and Counselling

My name is Tiffany Yuen, and I am in my last year of my Master in Counselling at CHC. I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. I also work as an Occupational Therapist, who work with people with disabilities.

I respect and value each individual’s life journey. My goal is to support you to experience meaning in your journey, and to find strength, hope and freedom. I believe in a holistic approach that acknowledges the interaction between physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of a person.

“Between the stimulus and response, there is a space. And in that space lies our freedom and power to choose our responses. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl

I grew up in Asia, and have moved to Australia in my teenage years. I respect different cultures and the unique values that they bring. In my free time, I enjoy taking a walk in the nature with my dog.

It would be my privilege to journey with you.

Master of Counselling Student at CHC
Bachelor in Occupational Therapy.

Hello, my name is Patrick West. I am a final-year Bachelor of Counselling Student at CHC. I particularly enjoy working with young adults and exploring what their ‘true self’ looks like and how it interacts with the world around them. Furthermore, my love for horses has spiked an interest in me for future work in the equine assisted psychotherapy field. I believe how we interact with animals, can reveal some of how one interacts with the world around them. I enjoy music and playing guitar and singing are two of my hobbies. Lastly, I love how counselling provides a uniquely confidential safe space free from judgement, where the client can explore and unpack whatever they want to.

Bachelor of Counselling Student at CHC
Works with Young Adults.

Life is full of complexities, uncertainties and opportunities for growth. When faced with crises we can feel that what we wanted out of life is not adding up to reality. It can cause feelings of brokenness, despair and hopelessness. Having experienced my own woundedness I can resonate with the dichotomy of sadness and joy, pain and beauty. As a counsellor, I aspire to hear each unique story with curiosity, creating a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative. My aim is to help clients gain self-awareness and insight into their authentic self by using an integrated, process-oriented approach that is built on trauma-informed principles. The experience of having someone attune to our complex story in the counselling room encourages growth in other areas of life. As a result, we learn how to hold onto ourselves while in close relationship with others. My passion is helping couples build deeper intimacy while maintaining their individuality and stable sense of self. Whether individuals or couples, my approach is working with what each client brings into the therapeutic space to create an alliance that is experiential, relational and transformative.

I was born in Romania and grew up in Seattle – USA.

I enjoy foods from around the world, especially anything that reminds me of my childhood like Eastern European comfort foods goulash, soups and cabbage rolls. French pastries are my weakness. There’s nothing quite like spending time with my family while eating and laughing.

“Our mistakes and regrets are not barriers to becoming who we can be; they are a necessary ingredient” – David Schnarch

Roda Coleman.

Developing Student Practitioner

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & continuing my education in Master of Counselling – majoring in couples counselling.

Developing Student Practitioner
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & continuing my education in Master of Counselling – majoring in couples counselling.

Hello, my name is Fiona Paschke and I am currently completing a Master of Counselling here at CHC. I have a Bachelor of Education and extensive experience teaching children from prep to Year 7 as well as EAL (English as a Second language) teaching. Alongside teaching, I have worked with my husband in building a board game and jigsaw retail business. However, I have always had a great interest in psychology and a passion for journeying with people towards inner healing.

My favourite past times include evening walks, time in nature, reading and writing, listening to good podcasts about various topics, watching quiz shows and movies and of course, playing board games with family and friends. Most of all, I love relaxing at home with my husband, son and fluffy, goofy dog, Rockruff.

I like to take a collaborative approach in counselling and endeavour to explore the best directions and processes that align with my client’s individual issues and therapeutic goals. I believe the client/counsellor relationship is paramount to a successful healing process. Therefore, I seek to provide and build a genuine, warm, accepting and facilitative connection with clients. I also enjoy incorporating expressive arts therapy into the counselling process as it is a powerful yet gentle way to access the inner emotional world and gain greater self-awareness.

I hope to possibly see you soon,

Fiona Paschke (B.Ed., Cert IV TESOL, MCouns student)

Master of Counselling student at CHC
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Certificate IV TESOL.

Hi, I am a Counselling Student here at the CHC Counselling Centre.

I am a counsellor who happens to be Christian. I see individuals through a holistic perspective and I have a desire to support people in finding freedom from trauma, healing through pain and enhancing their relationships.

I’m currently also working as a chaplain at a state school, have a Certificate 4 in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care and have been working with children for the last 10 years in different settings.

I love spending time with loved ones and having fun playing games together. I understand animals are family and adore the spirituality we can find in nature. I believe music is healing and the depths of one’s soul is an endless wonder. I look forward to getting the chance to journey with you.

Bachelor of Counselling student at CHC.
10 years + experience working with children
Certificate in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
Experience in mental health and trauma.

My name is Michelle Murray and I am a Counselling Student at the Counselling Centre.

I am also a Registered Nurse with experience in Mental Health and Aged Care.

My goal is to work with clients with holistic care.

I will help you to develop your goals in therapy.

I assist my clients to learn about themselves in a safe space, with warmth and understanding.

Counselling can support people as they find their own unique path to self realisation.

I will work with you on any concerns you would like help with, including anxiety management, low mood and past trauma.

I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren.

My pets are also a significant part of my family and well being.

I also enjoy nature, walking and playing piano for worship.

I would love to meet with you at the Counselling Centre or online.

Master of Counselling student at CHC
Registered Nurse with experience in Mental Health and Aged Care.