WELL OF BEING COUNSELLING
I'm a counselling professional who is here to support you make a changes and/or find greater meaning and fulfilment in your life. I believe we can explore and weave together your strengths and new insights towards a greater quality of life. For more information about my services and how I may support you, please browse through my website and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW; Monash University)
NSW Dept of Justice Victims Services Approved Counsellor
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW);
Member, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Kimberlee has worked in a variety of settings including general and mental health hospital work, early intervention and child protection-based family work and private practice. She is committed to ongoing professional development that expands and challenges her knowledge and practice base.
Known for her nurturing, relatable and direct style, Kimberlee is a naturally curious person who loves working with people. She believes therapy has the means to be both supportive, deeply transformative and a place to enhance practical life skills.
Kimberlee has a special interest in working with PTSD and C-PTSD (complex-PTSD), however she is experienced in working with a range of issues and will work with you in developing your specific therapeutic goals. Creating a safe environment for you is a priority whether you attend face-to-face or video sessions
LGBTQ+ friendly practice
Are you feeling the need for some support in navigating your life currently? Perhaps you've been walking a long and rough road, or are living with the ongoing impact of traumatic events? Maybe a loved one has encouraged you to seek counselling, and you're not sure where to start? People decide to seek counselling for many reasons, including:
a history of sexual assault
domestic and family violence
sleep troubles and/or recurring nightmares
childhood abuse, neglect or abandonment
autism or other neurodiverse-related challenges
other trauma-related impact
The modalities below are my areas of focus, however we will work together to discover what works best for you, based on your needs. Working from a somatic/body-based, trauma-informed and healing-centred lens allows me to support your need for safety as the priority, and to tailor the approach to meet you where you are.
Deeply experiential in practice, Natural Dreamwork steps away from interpretation. Instead, together we seek to bring your dreams to life. Explore the deep transformation possible from attending to the part of our lives that is all too often undervalued. Working with your dreams can help to clarify waking life conflicts, bring a new or wider awareness to areas we feel "stuck" and expand our emotional range, among other benefits. Persistent nightmares can contribute to mental health issues and studies have shown that treatment with dream work has been helpful in alleviating the frequency and impact of nightmares.
Kimberlee has been a lifelong dreamer herself, and is a Natural Dreamwork practitioner-in-training. Natural Dreamwork was founded by Rodger Kamenetz, a poet and author of The History of Last Night's Dream. She has also completed training with other Dreamworkers such as Robert Moss, Toko-pa Turner, Christopher Sowton & Leslie Ellis
"A dream ignored is like a letter unopened" ~ Middle Eastern proverb
"It is fruitless to waste your time trying to understand an external situation unless you also identify the psychological patterns within you that affect it. And it is towards those patterns that your dreams usually point." ~Robert Johnson
Sensorimotor Art Therapy
Experience the power of using this creative approach to enhance your connection with your Self and your body; to support meaning-making out of your life-experiences. The practices of Guided Drawing and other sensorimotor art therapy exercises developed by Cornelia Elbrecht and others are very effective ways of working with the impacts of trauma, or where other challenging and intense experiences have left their imprint.
Kimberlee holds a Certificate in Initiatic Art Therapy from the Institute of Sensorimotor Art Therapy (ISAT) founded by Cornelia Elbrecht and a Certificate in Art Therapy from the College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy (CECAT). She's also completed a Certificate in Somatic Strategies with Linda Thai.
"The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection, health, and aliveness. No matter how withdrawn and isolated we have become or how serious the trauma we have experienced, on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves towards sunlight, there is in each of us and impulse moving toward connection and healing." ~Aline LaPierre & Lawrence Heller
Support your child's ability to successfully manage their emotions. Learn to honour your child's inborn wisdom; behaviours you may struggle with are your child's way of attempting to ensure a secure connection with you. Understand how you were parented affects what you are already doing, and not yet doing, for your child. Explore how art and play can support your child's development and your relationship with them.
Kimberlee is a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, and a trained Theraplay practitioner.
"When we see a behaviour that is problematic or confusing, the first question we should ask isn't "how do we get rid of it?" but rather "what is this telling us about the child?"
I welcome any enquiries and aim to respond to you within a day or two. If I'm taking a break or away there will be a message on my phone saying so, or you'll receive a 'vacation responder' message from my email.
PO Box 3
Bellingen NSW 2454
Mobile: 0457 457 867
Face-to-face sessions for local clients can be funded in a variety of ways. For more information, contact me with your specific circumstances and we can explore what you are eligible for.
Support and treatment is available in collaboration with General Practitioners under the Better Access initiative where Medicare rebates apply. I am an Approved Victims Services Counsellor through the NSW Justice Approved Counselling Service. Therapeutic support for clients of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is also available.
If you don't live in the area, online counselling is possible for clients worldwide at private rates:
1-hour session ~ $100 AUD or three 1-hour sessions ~ $280 AUD
Text or email reminders are sent the day before each appointment. Sessions cancelled with less than 24-hrs notice will incur a fee.
Soul Trees Program
I have partnered with TreeSisters, whose global network is transforming both lives and landscapes in extraordinary ways.
For each client hour, funds for 3 trees to be planted are offered to TreeSisters. My goal is to support the planting of about 1500 trees per year. This is embedding restoration into business.