Psychotherapist and Equine Therapist
Viviane is a qualified counsellor and Equine Assisted Therapist. She has over 20 years of experience in counselling, psychotherapy, case management and community work in the private and non-for-profit sectors in Australia and overseas. In her first 5 years of career Viviane worked as a clinical psychologist in Brazil in private setting as well as for government agencies and drug and alcohol services. In 2010 she traveled the world delivering therapeutic services in a volunteer basis. In that journey Viviane worked with communities in Brazil, Argentina, The Amazon Forest in Ecuador, Mexico, Spain and Uganda. In Australia, Viviane worked in the child protection, drug and alcohol and mental health fields. She also provided extensive support for Aboriginal communities in NSW.
Viviane is passionate about supporting people to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. She is compassionate and empathetic and seeks to provide her clients with a non-judgmental and safe space to address their challenges and concerns.
Viviane supports children, young people, adults and families to address a broad range of problems including:
Childhood historical abuse and neglect
Family and Domestic violence
Inter generational trauma
Grief and loss
Behavioural problems in Children
Mental health problems including anxiety, depression, PTSD, ASD and others
Physical and intellectual disabilities
Sexuality and gender challenges..
Bachelor of Psychology from Brazil recognised as a four year degree in Australia
Graduate Diploma in Narrative Therapy
Equine Assisted Learning Certification
Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning
Narrative Therapy and Community Work
Strength Based Approaches
Art and Play therapy
Trauma informed approach
Associate Member of The Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Equine Therapist and Equine Teacher
Monte has 14 years of experience assisting people to live their lives in happier, healthier ways. Monte hails from the rolling farmland and open spaces surrounding Kilcoy. He spent the first 8 years of his life there where he was an enthusiastic participant in mustering, pony club and gymkhanas. He was reportedly an excellent student of these activities in this time. While in Kilcoy, he also brought joy and happiness to a young boy and his family. Monte then moved to Burpengary and continued his work in happiness. There he taught a young girl and her family resilience and confidence. While in Burpengary, Monte occasionally visited the horse beach at Beachmere. Here he discovered a love of sea breezes and the ocean. Monte then decided he would like to assist children, youths and adults on the Sunshine Coast, closer to the ocean and made the move to Woombye.