Search our directory and find your nearest “Lead The Way Certified” therapy dog & handler teams
Here you will find the many graduates of Lead The Way AAI Institute. Our graduates have undergone intensive assessments, and agree to follow the strictest ethical, safety and professional guidelines. Lead The Way does not offer individual recommendations or endorsements, neither are graduates employees of Lead The Way.
Art of Life Counselling and Art Therapy
Bachelor in Counselling
Associate Degree in Holistic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Trans-personal Art Therapy
Trauma Informed Practitioner
Cert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency
Animal Assisted Psychotherapy
I specialise in trauma and confronting life experience recovery counselling.
I also work with anxiety, grief and loss, somatic and psychogenic
disorders and P.T.S.D.
In our one hour sessions together, I will be by your side to safely navigate
your recovery in the direction that you wish to go, at your own pace.
Certificate IV Mental Health
Certificate III in Disability Support
Diploma in Youth Work (currently studying)
I hope to change the world “one paw print at a time”. I am currently starting up Animal Therapy in WA as there isnt a whole lot of it around. I see the amazing impact it has on people and I feel honoured to be able to make this happen. I am currently working and starting to work in a range of areas such as disability respite, family group homes, aged care facilties, mental health wards, homeless shelters, schools, womens refuge, etc. I have a passion for helping people and I want to be a voice for those who feel they aren’t heard.
Bachelor of Behavioural Science (1994)
Graduate Diploma in Applied Child Psychology (1995)
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) (1998)
Provision of psychological services, including the assessment and treatment of mental illnesses and psychological problems. I initially specialised in child and adolescent mental health, but moved to private practice in February 2007, and have worked across the age range since then. My original training and ongoing professional development, enables me to deliver a range of techniques and therapies to assist people. My therapy dog, Sammy, is a delightful little boy who loves greeting people warmly into my office. I believe his presence helps clients to feel more relaxed, and he is particularly helpful for those experiencing anxiety, stress and PTSD. Having children of my own, Sammy especially loves children and teenagers. Which is very helpful for anxious or reluctant kids.
Cert IV Alcohol & Other Drugs
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
current Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology PhD) candidate
I am a registered clinical psychologist who has a beautiful little pup called Ferdi who is there to provide comfort and support. I utilise Schema Therapy in my practice, and can offer Medicare and public insurance rebates.
Note: This directory is intended as a general reference source of individuals who have completed our certification course(s), however please note that LTW makes no recommendation, endorsement or association with these individuals or businesses. Information provided should be carefully evaluated and users should make their own independent decision about their particular circumstances. Health professionals working in Australia must carry registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and teachers must be registered with their state board. Other professionals may carry memberships with relevant professional bodies. We recommend all AAI practitioners hold membership of AAIAA (Animal-Assisted Intervention Association of Australia).