About me

As a Trauma and Bereavement Counsellor, I aim to guide clients through life’s most challenging moments.

I strive to help them realise their potential and discover a better version of themselves, regardless of past experiences.

My story

Caroline Speakman

As a Trauma and Bereavement Counsellor, I have witnessed my clients go through some of life’s most challenging times and show remarkable strength when things do not go as planned. Despite the difficulties, I have seen them persevere and make progress towards healing.

I am dedicated to helping my clients find a better version of themselves, sharing the mental load of their concerns that affects their ability to be happy, connected and confident. Regardless of what happened in the past, I see and realise the potential of who they can be.

Dedicated & Compassionate

As a counsellor, one of my greatest strengths is communication, knowing when to listen and when to be silent. I am a discreet professional, committed to maintaining confidentiality.

My experience as a facilitator for a children’s program in trauma response has provided me with extensive knowledge and intuition in helping children and young adults feel comfortable and at ease. By fostering a safe and welcoming environment, I enable my clients to open up and share their thoughts and feelings.

I support my clients in articulating their emotions, promoting resilience and positive thinking even in challenging situations.

EXPERIENCED & EMPATHETIC

In 2015, I worked as a counsellor with The Homicide Victims Support Group. During my time there, I felt a deep calling to specialise in trauma counselling to assist those who have experienced the unexpected loss of a loved one.

This experience was unique and rewarding, leading me to connect with the younger generation. Spending hours listening to their stories, I found that I could relate well to their experiences and supported them through challenging times.

I completed intense training with Mal and Dianne McKissock from the National Centre for Childhood Grief the following year. I felt very fortunate to be taught by the best in the network of expertise I could access.

There is absolutely no time limit on grief, so don't rush yourself or let others rush you

ELIMINATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

I am a huge supporter of White Ribbon, a global social movement that aims to eliminate gendered violence. Every year in November, I participate in the White Ribbon Day walk. The theme last year was “How can Men Make Change? Learn, Give, Take Action”.

Additionally, I also support the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Daniel Boyd, a survivor of domestic violence, launched a video of his story in 2020 called “Daniel’s Story“. It is a powerful and real account that encourages anyone going through domestic violence to stand up and speak out.

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