Well of Being Counselling
Meet Kimberlee, a compassionate Counsellor, Dream Guide, and Art Therapist dedicated to fostering self-understanding and holistic well-being.
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Journey of Young Women Facilitator/Mentor, Dream Tender, Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, and Art Therapist, Kimberlee brings a wealth of expertise to her practice.
With a rich background spanning general and mental health hospital work, family work, and over six years in private practice since 2016, Kimberlee has honed her skills in diverse environments.
Known for her nurturing and relatable approach, Kimberlee fosters a therapeutic environment where clients feel heard and supported. She has created a safe space for clients to explore and integrate the interconnected aspects of body, mind and spirit.
Committed to inclusivity, Kimberlee maintains an LGBTQ+ friendly practice, ensuring a welcoming and affirming space for clients of all backgrounds and identities.
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW; Monash University)
NSW Dept of Justice Victims Services Approved Counsellor
If you're feeling the weight of life's challenges, I'm here to offer support and guidance on your journey. Navigating difficult roads or coping with trauma can be overwhelming, but seeking counselling is a brave step toward healing.
It's not uncommon to feel unsure about starting counselling, and sometimes it's the encouragement of a loved one that leads us to take this important step.
People decide to seek counselling for many reasons, including:
Trauma and recovery:
history of sexual assault
domestic and family violence
childhood abuse, neglect or abandonment
other trauma-related impacts
chronic pain related to impact of trauma
Sleep and mental health:
sleep troubles and/or recurring nightmares
autism or other neurodiversity-related challenges
Together, we'll explore which modalities work best for you, tailoring the approach to meet your unique needs. Your safety is our top priority, and I am committed to creating a secure space for your healing journey.
Discover the power of meeting your dreams with curiosity, a deeply experiential practice that goes beyond mere interpretation. Together, we'll unlock the richness of your dreams, bringing clarity to waking life conflicts and infusing personal meaning into your journey.
Explore how working with your dreams can not only clarify conflicts in waking life but also bring more personal meaning, enrich family and community connections, expand your emotional range and perhaps even connect you more deeply to place. Ancient peoples and many cultures in the world today highly value dreaming, and dream-sharing was and is a common practice in many places.
For those grappling with persistent nightmares, studies have shown that dream work can be a valuable tool, alleviating the frequency and impact of these distressing experiences. These dreams may also contain wisdom as yet undiscovered.
As a lifelong dreamer, Kimberlee brings a personal touch to her practice. Having trained with renowned Dreamworkers such as Robert Moss, Toko-pa Turner, Christopher Sowton, Leslie Ellis, and the Natural Dreamwork approach, she is dedicated to guiding you on your dream exploration journey.
"A dream ignored is like a letter unopened" ~ Middle Eastern proverb
"Why do they come to us, the animals? What do they want, inhabiting our dreams? Are they the "animal guardians' as other, totemic cultures would say? Are they coming to remind us of our affinity with them, to keep their presence before us? To guard against extinction, both theirs and ours?" ~James Hillman
"Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious database outweighs the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This database is the source of your hidden, natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part." ~Michael Gelb
Somatic Art Therapy
Experience the profound connection with your inner self and body as we delve into the transformative practices of Guided Drawing, Clayfield work and other sensorimotor art therapy practice.
These creative practices, developed by experts like Cornelia Elbrecht, Johanne Hamel and Cathy Malchiodi, are highly effective in addressing the impacts of trauma and navigating challenging life experiences that have left their imprint.
We can access inner subjective sensations and the emotions within these sensations through art therapy exercises. Through this work it's possible to gain access to right brain memory of traumatic experiences implicated in the perpetuation of some traumatic reactions, and facilitate communication of these experiences either verbally or through our body working with the clay, for example.
Kimberlee brings a wealth of expertise, holding a Certificate in Initiatic Art Therapy from the Institute of Sensorimotor Art Therapy (ISAT) founded by Cornelia Elbrecht. She also holds a Certificate in Art Therapy from the College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy (CECAT) and has completed a Certificate in Somatic Strategies with Linda Thai.
Whether you're navigating trauma or seeking support for challenging experiences, these creative practices can offer a path towards healing and meaning-making in your life.
"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
Unlock the power of nurturing your child's emotional intelligence. Join me, Kimberlee, in exploring ways to honor your child's innate wisdom and strengthen the secure connection you share.
Empower yourself to navigate your child's emotional world. Learn how to recognize and honor your child's natural wisdom, even in behaviors that may pose challenges.
Explore the powerful link between your past experiences as a child and your current parenting style. Understand how your upbringing influences both what you're already doing and areas where growth is possible.
Rest assured in the guidance provided by Kimberlee, a skilled Circle of Security Parent Facilitator and experienced 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 ~ $120 AUD or three 1-hour sessions ~ $340 AUD
Text or email reminders are sent the day before each appointment. Sessions cancelled with less than 24-hrs notice will incur a fee.
A monthly donation to TreeSisters is a commitment of my practice. For more information about this amazing organisation visit them here: