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Cecilia Carvalho has a Bachelor of Social Science, a Bachelor of Social Work, a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education, Circle Security in Assessment and Treatment and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training. She has thirty six years of experience in working in the south-west of Victoria and is passionate in providing specialist counselling services to families of this region. She and her husband have created a new purpose-built facility in Warrnambool to deliver these services.

Cecilia specialises in the delivery of trauma services, assisting both men and women to improve relationship satisfaction and health. Her methods acutely focus on prevention through strength-based counselling practices and personal empowerment. She also works with couples and groups providing EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) to organisations and industry. She intends to support Small Business to create practical policies and procedures for the continued support of employee health.

Cecilia brings to her work the experience of twenty years as a counsellor and trainer in TAFE and in University settings, four years working in Foster Care and Family counselling, six years as a counsellor and team leader in a perinatal unit and then six years in private practice. With this experience she will provide support and supervision to the practitioners at Seaside Family Counselling Services.

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Maddison O'Flynn - prefers “Maddie” - has lived in Warrnambool all her life. She completed year 12 in 2017 and continued study for a Diploma of Remedial Massage, graduating in 2019. She is now studying for a Certificate III in Business Administration with Westvic Group. Maddie is an office administrator with experience in retail and hospitality. She enjoys playing and coaching netball and staying as active as possible. Maddie also enjoys meeting and getting to know new people. She is excited to be a part of a committed team of therapists and looks forward to the challenges of delivering a positive and caring experience to the clientele.




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Lin-Rose Bright has a Bachelor of Social Work, an Advanced Certificate in Residential and Community Services (Youth and Child Care), an Advanced Certificate in Community Services (Intellectual Disability) and is an accredited Animal-Assisted Therapist. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Social Work Advanced Practitioner at Melbourne University.
Lin-Rose has over 23 years of experience working across a large cohort within the Community Services sector. She has worked as a counsellor with adults and children who have been affected by family violence and sexual assault, anxiety and depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, grief counselling, mental health counselling including crisis, self-harm and suicide risk assessments. She has also worked in the Child Protection and Family Support area.

In her spare time, Lin-Rose enjoys the outdoors including horse riding, listening to music and reading.



Justine Demaine holds a Masters in Clinical Family Therapy, a Masters in International and Community Development and a Degree in Welfare. Justine has 18 years of  experience working with young people and families in various settings including schools, youth refuges and clinical services. Justine developed and operated an alternative school for students in Sydney and has worked in the US and UK with families whose children are diagnosed on the spectrum.

Justine works with families as a whole who are experiencing conflict or struggling through life changes such as teenage-hood, separation or divorce, blended families, chronic school refusing behaviours and communication problems in complex family structures. Justine believes that families are the experts of their own lives and that her job is to create change through respectful and kind communication.

At Seaside Family Counselling Services Justine will be facilitating individual, family and group interventions. As well as providing parent coaching and workshops around teenagers, Justine will run group support programs for tweens (aged 8 to 12) and has a special interest to support young people on the Autism spectrum. She will also conduct group programs for parents of children with special needs.
Justine is a registered NDIS provider.

suzannel Suzanne Frydman will be providing regular sessions in meditation in a group setting. She has a Master’s degree in Communication, Masters in Creative & Experiential Arts Therapy, Grad Dip in Counselling – Grief & Loss, BA of Arts & Grad Dip in Education. Suzanne is also qualified with a Dip in Yoga Studies.

Suzanne has over twenty-five years’ experience in the education sector and facilitation of groups in schools, community, TAFE and University settings. Suzanne currently works as a Lecturer in Melbourne and delivers training programs for health professionals, migrant and other communities across South-west, Victoria. She runs her private business, Relax Communications, in conjunction with her academic responsibilities.

Suzanne offers services in meditation, counselling and arts therapy. Her meditation practices are designed to suit different people and purposes; calmness, deep relaxation, concentration and focus, knowledge and resilience, compassion and connection, creativity and gratitude and happiness.



Jamie Twaddle has an extensive knowledge of the power industry. He has developed a passion for providing physical therapy to people suffering from physical pain and injury. He has studied the Emmett Technique, The Chameleon Approach to Body Therapy to help people relieve symptoms such as neck & shoulder restriction, migraines or headaches, lymphatic congestion and breathing, abdominal cramps and bowel discomfort, back and hip discomfort, knee and ankle restrictions and fluid retention.

Jamie will be providing fifteen minute introductory sessions on Wednesday evenings to assist people suffering prolonged tension from the effects from trauma, anxiety and depression.



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Sherryn How aims to affect a positive change in her clients lives through offering a holistic approach to wellness. Combining the modalities of Reiki and massage her practice has supports adults, teenagers and children dealing with anxiety. This safe healing practice promotes balancing the mind, body and spirit. It is painless and non-manipulative, and does not interfere with any other form of medical treatment.

Sherryn truly appreciates the beneficial outcomes of natural therapies. By stimulating the circulatory system which improves over all body function, she aims to advance the benefits of reduced muscle aches, tension, stress and anxiety

At Seaside Family Counselling Services, Sherryn offers Swedish style relaxation massage and Reiki therapies promoting calmness and relaxation.



Andrea Lane brings a vast wealth of experience and knowledge gained over the years since starting out as a Psychiatric Nurse in Mental Health in the 1980’s.  She has a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Certificate in Counselling, Certificate in Applied Psychotherapy, Brainspotting Resource Trauma Therapist, Diploma in EMDR for Hypnotherapists, Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management, Diploma in Quality Auditing, Certificate IV in Service Coordination and other training includes Conflict Management, Disease and Cancer Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), EFT and Reiki Master. She has worked directly with people with a disability, then as a Manager of Disability Support Programs, Training and Quality.

Andrea has experience of working very broadly with a vast range of issues such as Trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol related issues, fears, phobias and much more.  What is most important for her is that each person is heard. With various therapies and in a person centred way she then works towards mutually desired outcomes.



Phone :  03 7018 7983
Fax :  03 5292 8010
Email :  admin@seasidefamilycounsellingservices.com.au
Address :
370 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool Vic 3280