David Byrom1

David is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist with 38 years counselling experience. This includes counselling in Hospitals, Sexual Health, Rehabilitation, Schools, Employment Assistance, community agencies and in private practice, with children, adults, couples and families.

Working as a counsellor with a trauma focus, David works with people of all ages and backgrounds.  He has worked in the areas of torture, sexual abuse, domestic violence, loss and grief, critical incident management, cultural displacement, and other difficult life issues.

He believes that recovery from trauma restores a sense of dignity and justice and allows for more control over one’s life. This occurs when traumatic experiences can be transformed by a deeper understanding of the specific trauma and its consequential impacts on the body.  When people are able to better manage these impacts, the mind can often heal itself.

David is able to see clients with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP or paediatrician, who are then eligible for a rebate under Medicare.

David’s engaging and grounded approach assists clients to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve meaningful solutions to problems. Interventions are designed to make sense and make a difference.

Approaches include:

  • Strengths focused counselling
  • Hypnosis
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
  • In Vivo Imaginary CBT
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Relaxation & Mindfulness training

Contact David:

Phone:  0428 136 867    |    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date Friday 13 September 2019 9:00 am
Event End Date Friday 13 September 2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-09-2019
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Individual Price Free

Anna profile photoAnna is a Registered Art Therapist (AThR)

Anna first found art therapy back when she was a teenager, using drawing, painting and collage to work through times of anxiety and depression.  From this love of art-making and the way it could both soothe and guide her, came Anna’s belief in the power of creativity to heal.  Anna majored in fine art and psychology in her undergraduate degree before completing a Masters of Art Therapy at La Trobe University (MA ATh).  She has since worked extensively in the Mental Health field in hospital and community settings with both adolescents and adults.  She has worked with people experiencing a variety of mental health issues and challenging life circumstances.  She has also run self-development sessions for individuals and professional development workshops for organisations.

Art therapy is a process where clients use their imagination and creativity to explore personal challenges through art-making such as drawing, painting and sculpture.  Intuitive answers often emerge and exciting new forms of self-expression can be discovered.  The making in art therapy connects mind and body and brings you into the here and now, which promotes relaxation and a positive mood shift.  Through reflection on the creative process and the artwork, clients can feel empowered by new insights into the self and reconnected to strengths that may have been overshadowed.

Anna provides art therapy in a friendly and encouraging space where hopes and struggles are explored through art-making and talking.  She is passionate that people tap into their creative force no matter what they believe about their ability to be creative.  Anna will never analyse your artwork for meaning, rather she will facilitate you to find your own meaning and connect you to your own wisdom.  

Anna offers art therapy sessions at Hobart Breathing Space.

Contact Anna on 0405 619 157

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Event Date Wednesday 18 September 2019 9:00 am
Event End Date Wednesday 18 September 2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-09-2019
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Individual Price Free

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