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Melanie Roche

Accredited EMDR Therapist

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker



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About Melanie


Melanie is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitising Reprocessing) Therapist. With 17 years in counselling and case management, she has been privileged to guide numerous individuals on their journey to mental wellness.

She strongly believes in the importance of ethical practice, self-care, and continuous learning. Her work is not only limited to therapy but also aimed at nurturing a community that values care and empathy. She's grateful for every opportunity that allows her to contribute to someone's healing process and learn from the incredible resilience of the human spirit.

Therapy: Understanding and Growth

Her therapy sessions are tailored to each person's unique needs, focusing on their strengths and seeking solutions that resonate with their personal journey. Melanie believes in the value of authentic connection and strives to be a reliable support for those in need.

She has experience working with a variety of challenges, from mood disorders and anxiety to complex trauma, family conflicts and behavioural issues. It's been an honour to help people navigate these difficulties and move towards a more hopeful future.

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Training: Sharing and Learning Together

Melanie is passionate about blending theory with practical application in her training sessions. Her training programs are thoughtfully crafted, reflecting a commitment to evidence-based practices and current research in the field of mental health. These sessions are versatile, accommodating the unique needs of teams and individuals, whether in-person or online. 


The focus of her training encompasses a broad spectrum, including:

  • Trauma-informed counselling techniques and their application in brain development.

  • Mental health strategies for children and adolescents.

  • Effective interventions for drug and alcohol dependence.

  • Comprehensive behavioural intervention strategies.

  • Promoting self-care and understanding the impact of vicarious trauma in professional settings.

As an experienced facilitator and university teacher, Melanie creates an engaging and informative training environment. Her goal is to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their roles and make a positive impact in their respective fields. The training lessons she offers are more than just lectures; they are interactive, experiential learning opportunities designed to enhance practical skills and deepen understanding.


Having worked extensively in various counselling roles and having trained with world leaders in therapeutic interventions, she brings practical insights to these sessions. Her experience ranged from managing complex cases of trauma and addiction to implementing innovative program development strategies. This breadth of experience allows her to offer real-world scenarios and solutions, making the training both relevant and impactful.

Supervision and Consultancy: Nurturing Professional Excellence

Melanie is deeply invested in nurturing the growth of professionals in the fields of counselling, social work, and mental health. Having worked as a manager and Senior Practice Officer, her approach to supervision is grounded in fostering an environment of trust, open communication, and reflective practice. 

Her teaching roles at the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University have been instrumental in shaping her supervisory and consultancy approaches. Engaging with students and professionals at various stages of their careers has given her a broad perspective on the evolving needs of the mental health field.

Key Areas of Supervision and Consultancy:

  • Providing guidance and support for complex case management, especially in areas of trauma and addiction.

  • Facilitating the development of therapeutic skills and intervention strategies.

  • Offering insights into effective client engagement and relationship building.

  • Assisting with the navigation of ethical dilemmas and professional challenges in mental health practice.

Melanie's work in supervision and consultancy is driven by a commitment to the professional and personal growth of those she works with. Melanie believes that by sharing knowledge, experiences, and insights, we can collectively enhance the quality of mental health services and make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve.

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