Meet our Consultants
BSc MA (Industrial Relations)
Nerio Baldini has over 30 years experience in Employee and Industrial Relations across a diverse range of industries in both the Public and Private Sectors including health, policing, finance, administration, entertainment and welfare. Nerio has worked for, advised and represented government, unions and small businesses.
Nerio’s academic qualifications include a Masters Degree from the University of Melbourne in Industrial Relations. His major topic areas included Supervisory Practices and Labour Law. He also has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and other relevant qualifications are in the train the trainer arena and mediation. His memberships include the Australian Institute of Training and Development, the International Association on Workplace Bullying (IAWBH) and the Australia New Zealand Mental Health Association and the Australian Workplace Bullying and Harassment Coalition.
Nerio’s skills and expertise are in the fields of Workplace Conflict, Bullying and Harassment, Industrial Relations, Employment Conditions, Workers Compensation, Organisational Change, Cultural Communications, Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Negotiation Skills. His experience is consistently valued by clients, with his expertise including design of policies, procedures and practices and the application of these skills to enhance productivity and provide personnel with tools to operate at optimal levels.
Nerio’s expertise is well recognised, reflected in his presenting at the last five Australian and two International Bullying Conferences. He is passionate about empowering managers to better recognise conflict and implement effective strategies to enable the organisation to focus on core activities. Nerio works in the areas of cultural and behavioural change as positive approaches improve long term resolution and prevention of conflict.
Nerio is a trained mediator and has both mediated and assisted parties in mediations. His mediation skills are regularly honed through involvement in protracted situations where resolution has been thwarted in the past, with an impressive achievement record in satisfaction from referrers and clients.
Nerio provides training in all his areas of expertise with a specialisation in bullying prevention and conflict resolution. He prides himself on tailoring training sessions to meet the needs of all stakeholders in the workplace, combining both cultural change and practical strategies. The creation of an effective learning environment enables delegates to apply knowledge and skills immediately in their role. He is an experienced trainer of directors and understands the governance provisions of their role and their need to balance organisational effectiveness with specialist personnel collaboration. He is an accredited trainer with WeTrain Australia.
BBSc GDACP MPsych (For) FAPS
Alexina Baldini is a psychologist with over 30 years experience providing support to organisations and individuals involved in workplace change and adaptation. She has specialist expertise in assisting recovery from workplace trauma, providing psychological services from early intervention through to focused rehabilitation services. She also has a background in human resources and workforce development and training.
Alexina has a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training, an Advanced Certificate in Supervision, a Bachelor in Behavioural Sciences, a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent and Child Psychology, and a Master of Psychology (Forensic). Her memberships include the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law; the Australian Institute of Company Directors; the Australasian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies; and Crisis Intervention and Management Australasia. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
Alexina is an experienced mediator and regularly is involved in consultations that are designed to enhance collaborative relationships and resolve conflict. She specialises in consultancy that can be preventative in nature, minimising future costs, promoting employee engagement and encouraging attributes consistent with employer of choice provisions. Her special interests include workers compensation assessments and supporting individuals in their recovery from trauma. She also specialises in workplace investigations aimed to enhance optimal functioning of individuals, teams and businesses.
Alexina is an internationally accredited trainer in crisis intervention and regularly trains teams in proactive responses to trauma including psychological first aid.
Dr Kayleigh Young
BASc (Hons), DPysch (Clinical)
Kayleigh is a registered Clinical Psychologist and board-accredited supervisor with expertise delivering a range of assessment and therapeutic services across clinical, forensic and organisational contexts.
She has worked across both the public and private sector with youth and adult clients experiencing a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, violent and sexual offending, sexual abuse, workplace bullying and harassment, trauma, substance use, family violence, suicide risk, and other mental health issues.
Kayleigh has a particular interest in the impacts of trauma and is experienced in the delivery of a range of critical incident support services. Kayleigh is a skilled trainer and facilitator and has worked extensively in the development and delivery of a range of training programmes.
In addition to providing training to individuals working in client facing roles, Kayleigh consults with organisations to assist them to develop and build internal capacity through the delivery of training in areas such as responding to family violence, understanding mental health in the workplace and implementing in house peer support programmes.
Kayleigh’s experience with children and adolescents and their families includes psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention via private clinics as well as through the Gatehouse Centre at Royal Children’s Hospital, specialising in helping traumatised families who have experienced disruptions due to suspected and actual sexual abuse.
For enquiries regarding supervision, training or consulting with Kayleigh contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 9663 916
Calley is a registered psychologist who has experience working with children as well as adults with a wide range of difficulties including; stress and coping, anxiety, and depression. She also has experience in assessing for intellectual/cognitive difficulties.
Calley’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Melbourne, and a Masters degree in Professional Psychology from the Australian Catholic University.
Calley prides herself on tailoring sessions to meet the needs of the client and working in a collaborative way with clients to empower them to be in control of their own journey through the therapeutic process. She also endeavours to focus on clients’ strengths and support them to develop their skillset to manage difficulties they encounter in their day-to-day environment.
When working with clients Calley may draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution-Orientated Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.
BPSYSC (Hons), MPysch (Clinical)
Joel has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and in multiple settings, ranging from family violence and trauma counselling in an agency, to pain management and rehabilitation in a hospital setting.
In the past Joel has also had experience in co-facilitation of groups, ranging from educational workshops to parenting programs for fathers. He has worked alongside teachers and parents in providing assessments and recommendations for children, as well as working with children in treatment settings using narrative and play therapy. Joel enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities and seeks to provide psychological services with a unique and personalised focus.
Working with individuals and their support networks, Joel is passionate about collaborating with the individual to identify their strengths and find a way forwards that fits with their values. In this collaboration, Joel’s focus remains on empowering people to find strength within themselves and strategies to benefit them in their current situations and into the future.
If you wish to make an appointment with Joel please email email@example.com or ring 9663 9168.
Clinical Social Worker
BSW MSW (Forensic Studies) Dip Social Science (Justice) MAASW
Shanthani is a social worker who has had over 18 years
of experience primarily working with young people within the mental health field. Over the last ten years she has worked as a clinician in the sexual assault and trauma area. She has also specialised in the drug and alcohol field and youth justice area and worked overseas with destitute children in the community development context.
Shanthani has a special interest in working with young people and their families. She has experience in addressing a wide range of issues including trauma, mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, protective behaviours, depression, grief and loss issues, parenting and family support.
She utilises an extensive range of techniques and strategies to address these issues including emotional regulation and relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma based therapy and solution focused techniques.
Shanthani has a client centered focus and endeavours to involve family and support people where appropriate, within the client’s life to assist a better and more effective outcome. Her counselling works holistically with the client and those supporting them and she considers this of paramount importance in the healing process.
Shanthani holds a Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work (Forensic Studies) and a Diploma of Social Sciences (Justice). She is an accredited mental health social worker and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
If you wish to make an appointment with Shanthani please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 9663 9168
Charlene has a background in project management including the design and development of a centralised intake and assessment model for family mediation centres and the development and implementation of a supervision model for a mentoring program within schools. She is a tertiary educator within the social sciences, with a master in counselling and professional memberships including the Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators Australia (SCAPE).
Charlene is a facilitator of the collaborative family problem solving model and has work experience that includes senior program and policy advisor roles within restorative justice, including the implementation of the Children’s Koori Court.
Her management roles have required her to consult, negotiate and liaise with key stakeholders across government, non-government and private businesses to ensure performance accountability, service data collection and quality assurance for client outcomes.
She lectures in supervision, coaching and mentoring and brings her knowledge and expertise to her Enable role to foster a collaborative and comprehensive approach to change within client organisations.
Peter Kueffer ESM
BA Dip Ed Grad Dip Counselling MAPS MACE MTIRA
Peter is a psychologist specialising in crisis intervention and trauma.
In his former role as Clinical Director of the Victorian State Emergency Service for 17 years Peter was responsible for the psychological health and safety of some 5500 volunteers which provided psychological services in training, assessment, counselling and referrals. He also had had responsibility for the Peer Support and Chaplaincy programs.
In earlier roles he consulted to organisations in areas including outplacement and career transition.
Peter is accredited with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation as a trainer in CISM Group Crisis Interventions, Advanced Group Crisis Interventions and Assisting Individuals in Crisis. He has been providing training programs in these subject areas since 2001 including peer support.
Peter specialist area is that of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) interventions to multiple clients experiencing PTSD/PTS symptoms with universally positive results. Having spent 20 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Country Fire Authority in Victoria, Peter is in the unique position of being able to approach Trauma and Resilience in emergency services from a user’s as well as a practitioner’s perspective.
Peter is accredited as a Workcover and TAC provider, along with specialist expertise in the stress, trauma, coping, adaptation and loss areas and is able to provide supervision support.
Dr Shelley Connell
Dr Shelley Connell is a clinical psychologist whose research project in her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) “An investigation of stressful situations in the workplace” investigated workplace bullying and similar situations in the workplace. Shelley has also completed the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology), which included a research thesis on risk taking in young adults. In addition she holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electrical Engineering) and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).
Over the last sixteen years as an IT Consultant in the corporate sector (Financial institutions and government departments) Shelley has honed her understanding of group dynamics and workplace culture. Her involvement in all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle in addition to
her team leadership, training and facilitation roles have enhanced her tailoring of services to specific group needs. Shelley’s broad experience in varied roles (forensic, inpatient, outpatient, educational and community settings, youth group leadership, committees and volunteering on the information desk at the Melbourne Magistrates Court) enhances her understanding of different learning and growth needs of individuals in the workplace.
Amrit is a counsellor (provisional psychologist) who has a special interest in working with children, adolescents and families. Amrit can provide affordable counselling at our Collins Street Suites.
Amrit’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor in Psychological Studies (Honours) and a Master of Professional Psychology.
Amrit uses a diverse range of therapeutic techniques depending on the client’s presentation and goals. She endeavors to work together with clients in a collaborative way that best supports their needs. She may utilise Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Amrit has experience working with individuals with a wide range of issues including:
- Stress and coping
- Trauma related disorders
If you wish to make an appointment with Amrit please email email@example.com or ring 9663 9168.
D Creative Arts MA (Melb) MApp Psych-Community (Victoria) BA(Hons) (Monash) MAPS
Hoa is a counselling psychologist with a Masters degree in Applied Psychology.
She has worked for over ten years in the tertiary education setting with an interest in women’s issues.
She draws on cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance commitment therapy and schema therapy techniques when working with clients.
She is able to bulk bill clients under Medicare with appropriate referral.
If you wish to make an appointment with Hoa please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 9663 9168.
Contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to your business or join us at one of the many workshop opportunities in crisis intervention, psychological first aid and proactive staff and culture approaches to early intervention in the workplace.