About Kerryn

My Training

  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy at Jansen Newman Institute. (Electives: Family Systems Therapy; Jung, Dreams and Sandplay; Narrative Therapy).
  • Bachelor of Community Welfare (Family and Community) at University of Western Sydney.
  • Graduate Diploma Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

My Recent Professional Development

  • Master in Sandplay Therapy, Sandplay Australia. (Work in progress)
  • Working with Parents and Families. Jacqueline McDiarmid Therapy and Training. 2014
  • The Curiosity Oriented Approach. Richard Hill and PDP seminars. 2014
  • Statement of Achievement in Abuse Counselling. AIPC. 2013
  • Statement of Achievement in Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution. AIPC. 2013
  • Statement of Achievement in Workplace Counselling. AIPC. 2013
  • Registered with the Australian Counselling Association College of Supervisors
  • NMAS approved Mediator
  • She is currently studying Family Dispute Resolution and is registered with the Australian Mediation Association.

My Recent Work History

Lifeline Macarthur 1995-2002, 2007-2013:

  • Telephone Counsellor, Referral Officer, Supervisor on Call and In-shift Support Officer.
  • Financial Counsellor.
  • Welfare Services Counsellor.
  • Suicide Bereavement Group co-facilitator.

NSW Department of Community Services 2005-2007:

  • Restoration and Child Protection Caseworker

Barnardos 2004-2005:

  • Temporary Family Care – recruit, train and work with foster carers for children in respite or temporary care.

Benevolent Society 2003:

  • Family Advocacy Worker SW Sydney Scarba Service

Current Voluntary Positions

  • Disability Macarthur
  • Carrington Centennial Care – volunteer Sandplay therapy counsellor


  • Australian Counselling Association (Level 2)
  • Linking Ladies Network Group (closed group)
  • Narellan Chamber of Commerce
  • SWNG Narellan
  • Bounty Group
  • Australian Mediation Association