MEET THE STAFF
Manager of Clinical Services
Carolyn is the Manager of ConnectGround and a gestalt psychotherapist, in private practice, who provides psychotherapy and supervision to individuals, and group supervision and consulting services to organisations. She is particularly interested in supporting practitioners in developing their capacity for reflective practice. Carolyn spent 8 years on the teaching faculty of Gestalt Therapy Australia and 5 years as part of the management team. As well as her work at GTA she spent many years in the community sector delivering a telephone counselling training program and providing women sensitive training and organisational consulting services to a range of community organisations. Carolyn has experience working with a wide range of issues such as trauma, sexual abuse, addiction, domestic violence, loss and grief and has taught in the psychiatric disability sector. She has completed Level 1 & 2 of the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training, developed by Dr Peter Levine PhD, and has a special interest in how trauma is remembered and held in the body.
BPsych, Grad Dip (Psych), MPsych (Community), MAAPI
Assistant Manager of Clinical Services
Belinda is a registered Psychologist and Gestalt Therapist working in private practice providing counselling to individuals and couples. Belinda also offers clinical supervision to individuals. Belinda completed her Gestalt Training with the Gestalt Institute of Western Australia and has also trained with the Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA).
Clinically Belinda has worked in a number of settings that include forensic, tertiary, community, and the private sector. Belinda’s ongoing interest is in working with clients to create a warm, inviting and non-judgemental environment where clients feel safe to explore and understand their difficulties and lives. Belinda's therapeutic work with clients is influenced by her belief that with increased awareness, clients have the capacity to resolve difficulties, enhance their sense of wellbeing, increase their resilience and self-support, and experience fulfilling relationships.
Nicole Van Os
Nicole works as the Senior Therapist at ConnectGround providing clinical supervision services to interns and graduates. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who completed her Gestalt Therapy training in 2007 at Gestalt Therapy Australia and completed a Masters in Social Science (Couples Counselling) in 2018 at Swinburne. She worked in a range of mental health and community settings for 15 years prior to commencing private practice in 2014, where she provides individual and couples therapy as well as professional supervision. Nicole has provided supervision to social workers, psychologists, counsellors and Aboriginal support workers. Her style is friendly, relational and focused. Nicole has particular interests in trauma, attachment, personal development and cultivating relationships that genuinely support growth.