Our People

Our counsellors and staff possess a broad range of skills in providing professional and expert advise, and consultations for individuals and congregations.

Julie McDonald
Bethel Coordinator / Counsellor

  • Masters in Creative Arts Therapy (Melbourne Institute Experiential & Creative Arts Therapy)
  • Member Australian Creative Arts Therapy Association

Julie’s expertise includes treating trauma through creative arts therapy and counselling.

Emma Stone
Educator / Counsellor

  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Clinical registration with PACFA (Psychotherapists & Counsellors Federation of Australia)

Emma has extensive experience in trauma-focused counselling, as well as a background in adult education. She draws on a range of client-centred approaches in her work, including emotion-focused therapy, somatic psychotherapies, and mindfulness.

Susy Herlihy

Having worked all over the world in widely varied roles, Susy brings a wealth of life experience and the broadest of perspectives, allied to highly-developed organisational abilities.