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Professional Development Opportunities

Hope Alive Level 1 Training 2013

WHY Counselling Services are hosting Hope Alive Group Therapy Level 1 Counsellor training from 27th October - 2nd November 2013. Hope Alive Group Therapy addresses child abuse, neglect, pregnancy losses especially abortion. Presented by Dr. Oprah Marasigan from the Philipines. Venue: St John of God Retreat Centre in Safety Bay.

For course information and application form please contact Lyn Varty on 0406 628 356.


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We offer a range of professional development opportunities for counselling practioners, people in related industries and community groups on a variety of topics including:

Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling

Counselling Men and Women impacted by Abortion

Neglect, Abuse and Unresolved Pregnancy Losses

Pregnancy Loss Survivor and Abortion Survivor

Abortion Grief

Self Care for Professionals

Contact Lyn to discuss our Workshops further

Professional peer support group meetings

WHY Counselling Services facilitates peer support for health and welfare professionals for pregnancy loss, abortion grief and childhood mistreatment. The peer support group meets on a regular basis to address and discuss topics including:

Case presentations




Studies and Research

Guest Speakers


Contact Lyn to discuss our peer support program further


Peer support, supervision and training in group therapy for people impacted by abortion

WHY Counselling Services is unique and the only organisation in Australia that provides peer support, supervision and training for health and welfare professionals for in depth complex, comprehensive group therapy for men and women impacted by abortion whilst addressing childhood mistreatment.

Contact Lyn to discuss this opportunity further


WHY Counselling Services is leading the way in collecting data using pregnancy loss and childhood mistreatment questionnaires for Australia. The survey information is collated and used in research by Professor P. Ney MD FRCP(C) MA RPsych, Founder, Hope Alive Group Therapy


Each Hope Alive group therapy is measured and assessed using pre and post treatment questionaries to measure the outcomes of group therapy.


View the published study on group therapy (available shortly)





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