OUR TEAM - who are we?
We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team of volunteers and employees. Our 10 employed therapists are all qualified counsellors who have many years experience working with adults and children. We also have many qualified volunteer counsellors, and all are qualifed to at least vocational diploma in counselling.
All of our therapists, whether volunteers or employees, are trained for a minimum of 3 years prior to working with clients. Counsellors in training, like Drs or Nurses, must have clinical practice (working with real clients) in order to qualify. Trainee counsellors are within a year of qualification when they begin working with Open Minds.
We have male and female counsellors.
Our counsellors come from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, some are LGBTQ, and all are allies.
Our core ethos is relational; we believe in people and connections.