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All Meridian Wellbeing Clinicians are experienced, registered, qualified and work within their professional scope of practice, Meridian’s Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics of their registering body. All Clinicians are proud to be community-focused, inclusive, non-judgemental, compassionate, professional and LGBTIQA+ competent.

Meridian Wellbeing Clinicians bring lived experience to our roles so we can walk beside our clients and build collective resilience against the adverse experiences that impact our communities.

 


 

CJ STEWART (He / They)
Counsellor / Psychotherapist – Westlund Counselling, Employee Assistance Program, NDIS

CJ is registered with the Australian Counselling Association and holds a Masters in Guidance and Counselling.

He uses a client-centred relational style guided by a multi-theoretical framework to engage clients in clinical practice. He works with the principal beliefs that his clients are experts about their own lives and that we all have the capacity to make positive changes to our thoughts, behaviours, relationships etc.

CJ supports his clients to respond to stress, trauma and anxiety so they can achieve their goals and reach their potential. He is passionate and knowledgeable about the intersection between neuro- and gender diversity and is currently training in autism assessment and counselling adults with autism and ADHD.

CJ lives in a quiet village outside Canberra and feels strongly about supporting clients to find their fit in the world through modifying their lifestyle to suit their needs and goals. In CJ's free time he designs and makes wood work projects, from timber stools to tiny houses.

Contact
6257 2855
[email protected]

 


 

JOSEPHYNN TRAN (She / Her)
Psychologist - Inclusive Pathways, Employee Assistance Program, NDIS
Languages: English, Vietnamese

Josephynn is a registered psychologist with clinical experience working with young people, the LGBTIQ+ community, individuals with disabilities and individuals with neurodiversity. She has an Asian background and understands the role of cultural factors in the mental health space and in the LGBTIQA+ space.

Josephynn provides holistic, person-centred, trauma-informed psychology supports, working in partnership with clients to address anxiety, depression, stress, explorations of gender and sexuality, relationship issues, childhood trauma, minority stress, behaviour change and capacity building.

She has a particular interest in supporting people exploring trans and gender diverse experiences, diverse sexualities, people experiencing disability and people exploring spirituality within the LGBTIQA+ context.

Contact
6257 2855
[email protected]

 


 

KEELY VAN ORDER (She/Her)
Provisional Psychologist – Inclusive Pathways, Employee Assistance Program
Languages: English, Spanish

Keely is a registered provisional psychologist, holding a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Master of Professional Psychology, and a Master of Clinical Research. She has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and has had a strong involvement in the Human Rights and NGO sector over a number of years.

She provides client-centred, holistic, and personalised care in partnership with individuals to support challenges with anxiety, depression and stress. She has had training in CBT and can provide support though capacity building around emotions and communications.

Keely has a particular interest in providing open and creative therapeutic support where people can explore their individuality, expression, and spirituality in a safe and welcoming environment. In Keely's free time she is a professional artist and has taught hundreds of art, language, and software courses in the Canberra community with people from all ages and backgrounds.

Contact
6257 2855
[email protected]

 


 

SAAN ECKER (She / Her)
Psychologist - Inclusive Pathways, Employee Assistance Program, NDIS

Saan is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with over 10 years’ experience providing psychotherapy to people across age, gender and sexuality spectrums. She is also a social science researcher engaged in studies ranging from assessing the impact of stigma on the lives of LGBTIQA+ people through to exploring how people’s interactions with environment and animals influence wellbeing.

Saan provides person-centred, trauma-informed and affirming care in response to anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, exploration of gender and sexuality, anger management and abuse-related trauma, supporting her clients to reach their potential.

She has a special interest in treating mental ill health through the lens of minority stress, family and social stress and the influence of the environment / nature on wellbeing.

Contact
6257 2855
[email protected]

 




TUSHAR BIST (They / He)
Counsellor / Psychotherapist – Westlund Counselling, Employee Assistance Program, NDIS

Tushar is a registered counsellor with experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. As a person of colour, Tushar has personal understanding of the complexities arising from the intersection of queer identity, racial identity and mental health.

Tushar is a strong believer in client agency in clinical settings, providing space to explore emotional and mental health in pursuit of pre-determined wellbeing goals.

They provide person-centred, trauma-informed care aiming to consolidate coping mechanisms and personal resilience amongst clients, with a special interest engaging people exploring trans and gender diverse experiences, diverse sexualities, people experiencing disability, people of colour and other minority groups.

Contact
6257 2855
[email protected]

 

 


 

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Meridian Wellbeing Services is not a crisis service.
We are an appointment-based service and we only respond to phone calls and emails during normal business hours - 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

If you, or someone you know is in crisis please call the numbers below:
In an emergency always contact 000.
Access Mental Health open 24/7 | (02) 6205 1065 or 1800 184 527
QLife: Open 3pm - Midnight | 1800 184 527 | qlife.org.au
Lifeline: Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: Open 24/7 | (02) 6280 0900 | dvcs.org.au

For those under the age of 25, there are also the following services available:
Kids Helpline: Open 24/7 | 1800 551 800 | kidshelpline.com.au
Eheadspace: 1800 650 890 | headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

 
   




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