Melissa Huestis | 44 Newdegate Street, Greenslopes, 4120 | Tel: 0422 924 965 | melissa@ozemail.com.au

Melissa supports the wellbeing of adults, young people and children. Melissa offers a warm, caring, respectful and supportive approach, using strengths-based coaching and counselling.

 

Melissa is a registered Counsellor, Career Coach, Teacher, Guidance Officer and Cogmed Coach (Working Memory training) with over ten years experience supporting wellbeing. She supports Career Coaching, Personal Counselling, Supervision and Cogmed Working Memory Training in her private practice.

 

Melissa is registered as a:

  • Career Practitioner with the Career Development Association of Australia

  • Level 4 Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association

  • Supervisor with the Australian Counselling Association College of Supervisors

  • Cogmed Coach with Pearson Australia

  • Guidance Officer with the Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association

  • Teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers

 

​​Melissa’s qualifications include:

  • Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling) – University of Southern Queensland

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Career Development) – University of Southern Queensland

  • Graduate Diploma of Education – Queensland University of Technology

  • Certificate One and Two in Narrative Therapy – Caspersen Training Centre, USA

  • Initial Diploma of Art Therapy - Metafora Art School, Spain

Career Counselling

Career Counselling techniques used to support clients on their career journey explore hopes, dreams and values, job exploration and research, labour market information, courses to study/applications, resume feedback, job searching, personal branding and career planning. 

Strengths-based Counselling

Clients are supported with a strengths-based approach, blended with art and craft for those interested. A strengths-based approach recognises people as the experts in their own lives. Problems are seen as separate to the person. People are supported in changing the relationship with problems they are experiencing through recognising the skills, strengths and abilities that they have been using in their lives.

Supervision

Counsellors, human service workers, guidance officers and teachers are supported with a strengths-based approach to supervision. Workers are supported in their own self-agency through narrative conversations. Conversations draw on skills, strengths and abilities.

Art and Craft

Blending the use of art and craft allows for non-verbal expression, reinforcement of hopes and dreams and mindfulness. Art can help make meaning when confronted by obstacles in life and assist in visualising hopes and dreams.

Retreats

Retreats are whole day activities offering participants time out to re-connect with themselves and preferred ways of being. These days involve mindfulness using art and craft, reflections and connecting with others.

Working Memory Training

Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based computer program for helping children, adolescents and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.