APS College of Counselling Psychologists

Committee Information


 

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Counselling psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.

Chair

Ms Katrina Streatfeild
Katrina Streatfeild is a Counselling and Clinical Psychologist in private practice in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria. Katrina works with trauma, mental health disorders and relationship difficulties across the lifespan including children, families, adults, first responders and veterans. Her current post-graduate study is supported by an Australian Rotary Health scholarship and is focused on parent-child relationships in the veteran population.

Deputy Chair

Mrs Samantha Hill

Ms Denise Abreu
I am the CEO and Principal Psychologist of Haven Psychology Centre in Brisbane. I am also a member of the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH). I work predominantly in the fields of complex mental health, trauma and sexology. I am also a Psych Board supervisor and offer training and supervising via face to face and online platforms for professionals and the community when working alongside the LGBTIQAP+ community.

Secretary

Mrs Samantha Hill

Treasurer

Ms Lidia Genovese

CPD Coordinator

Position vacant

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Strategy and Policy

Assoc Prof Roger Cook
I have been a member of the National Executive for over 15 years and before that I was Chair of the Victorian Section of our College. I am also a Director of APAC. I am now an Adjunct Associate Professor of Swinburne University of Technology. My professional interests, apart the advocacy of Counselling Psychology, are families and their functioning, men and men's issues, infertility and its treatment, counselling processes. My personal interests are: my wife and our family of four sons, their partners and five grandchildren, swimming and reading.

Early Career Representative

Ms Angela Gale
Angela Gale is a Counselling Psychologist and is working in private practice. She works with individuals, couples, and groups using evidenced-based therapeutic techniques with a gentle, collaborative, and respectful approach. She sees people who have a number of concerns, such as, relationship difficulties, PTSD, trauma and abuse (physical, sexual, domestic, institutional), anxiety, depression, and identity development. Angela has been a part of the APS CCOUN since 2015.

Peer Supervision Co ordinator

Ms Samantha Clarke

WA Committee Member

Ms Marie-Louise Limb
Marie Limb (BSc(Hons), MPsych (Counselling) is a Counselling Psychologist currently employed as a School Psychologist at Telethon Speech & Hearing, and as a Sessional Academic at Curtin University teaching in the group psychotherapy unit for the Master of Psychology Counselling program. Marie enjoys working with young children and adolescents for the creativity and deep emotional experiences they bring, and for the past two decades has worked with young people in a variety of settings including mental health, drug & alcohol, courts, corrections, and education.
In 2005, Marie was the Department of Corrective Services delegate to New Zealand accompanying State parliamentarians to examine the philosophical, operational and functional models guiding the management of young people in the justice systems. Her report was tabled in Parliament and the recommendations made to focus on mental health, drug and alcohol issues and multi-systemic approaches for more effective interventions.

Conference Chair

Mr Dave Misso
Dave Misso is a Counselling Psychologist, having worked in both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and families in the area of trauma, abuse and violence. Dave is conducting postgraduate research exploring personality and metacognition in perpetrators of domestic violence. His current interest involves incorporating metacognition and body focused approaches across a wide range of presenting issues.

Rural and Remote Representative

Ms Julie Waller

Communications

Ms Denise Abreu
I am the CEO and Principal Psychologist of Haven Psychology Centre in Brisbane. I am also a member of the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH). I work predominantly in the fields of complex mental health, trauma and sexology. I am also a Psych Board supervisor and offer training and supervising via face to face and online platforms for professionals and the community when working alongside the LGBTIQAP+ community.

Early Career Rep & Secretary Assistant

Miss Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker is an early career representative on the National Executive Committee and a Student Representative on the WA Committee of the College of Counselling Psychologists. Eleanor completed the Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) at Curtin University in Jan 2020. Her research dissertation explored the lived experiences of the siblings of trans people. For 10 years, Eleanor's work has seen her providing therapeutic residential care for children. Eleanor is currently competing her Counselling Psychology Registrar Program while working in a custodial environment offering assessment, intervention, and consultation for young offenders with complex mental health disorders and trauma histories.

Chair
NSW

Rev Renwick Schmid

Chair
QLD

Ms Denise Abreu
Phone: 0733681537
I am the CEO and Principal Psychologist of Haven Psychology Centre in Brisbane. I am also a member of the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH). I work predominantly in the fields of complex mental health, trauma and sexology. I am also a Psych Board supervisor and offer training and supervising via face to face and online platforms for professionals and the community when working alongside the LGBTIQAP+ community.

Chair
VIC

Ms Angela Gale
Angela Gale is a Counselling Psychologist and is working in private practice. She works with individuals, couples, and groups using evidenced-based therapeutic techniques with a gentle, collaborative, and respectful approach. She sees people who have a number of concerns, such as, relationship difficulties, PTSD, trauma and abuse (physical, sexual, domestic, institutional), anxiety, depression, and identity development. Angela has been a part of the APS CCOUN since 2015.

Chair
WA

Ms Marie-Louise Limb
Marie Limb (BSc(Hons), MPsych (Counselling) is a Counselling Psychologist currently employed as a School Psychologist at Telethon Speech & Hearing, and as a Sessional Academic at Curtin University teaching in the group psychotherapy unit for the Master of Psychology Counselling program. Marie enjoys working with young children and adolescents for the creativity and deep emotional experiences they bring, and for the past two decades has worked with young people in a variety of settings including mental health, drug & alcohol, courts, corrections, and education.
In 2005, Marie was the Department of Corrective Services delegate to New Zealand accompanying State parliamentarians to examine the philosophical, operational and functional models guiding the management of young people in the justice systems. Her report was tabled in Parliament and the recommendations made to focus on mental health, drug and alcohol issues and multi-systemic approaches for more effective interventions.