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.
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.
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.
BA, MA (First Class Hons.), Grad Dip Subst. Abuse, Cert 4 Workplace Assessment & Trg, Cert 3 Fitness - Group Fitness, MBA, AAPI, ANZMHA
Ange Wallace is a counselling psychologist who specialises in the treatment of addictions. In particular that of dual diagnosis where mental health and substance abuse are a feature of a client’s presentation.
Ange works with young people and adults, and where required with their support networks. She is highly experienced in using telehealth and telephone communication modalities, as well as face to face in non-COVID19 restricted times.
Ange has a strengths-based recovery approach during her one on one sessions to identify strategies to best manage triggers related to trauma, stress, grief and loss or relationship issues. She uses trauma informed care principles to assist clients in a person-centred manner, providing evidence-based approaches that best suit the needs of the individual. Ange uses a number of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma informed approaches, Motivational Interviewing (MI), problem solving approaches, behaviour activation, mindfulness approaches and critical incident stress management.
Ange also works in the fitness industry and has done so for over 25 years, and often integrates her expertise in this industry to inform behaviour activation into her sessions, as well as offering “Walking Therapy” when COVID-19 restrictions are not in place.
Ange has extensive experience with developing and delivering a range of training packages from her experience in forensic settings, dual diagnosis, mental health, alcohol and other drugs and critical incident stress management. She is adept in being able to provide engaging and interactive training and professional development in face to face and online mediums.
Ange is especially passionate about enabling clients to live their version of “a life worth living”. She seeks to empower client’s to make wise choices and implement strategies that work for them.
Merryn Snare has enjoyed a rewarding career as a registered psychologist, registered primary and special education teacher, dance therapist, bereavement and trauma counsellor, executive coach, author, and mother.
Much of Merryn’s work combines deep relaxation combined with a focus on the awareness and impact of thought processing, to help clients manage stress, anxiety, phobias, and trauma. This combined with the simple and do-able tools and strategies she has developed has guided her clients to enhanced wellbeing.
In addition to being interviewed on radio about anxiety and arachnophobia, Merryn has been a presenter in arachnophobia workshops held at the Melbourne Zoo, and a presenter at numerous workshops including Anxiety Disorders Association Victoria. She has developed the ‘PEARLS of Resilience’ audio program and has also recorded four additional hypnosis CDs that help listeners sleep better without drugs, manage panic attacks, resolve their fear of flying, and stop smoking.
Merryn is also the international Author of “Annihilate Stress and Anxiety – 21 Proven Strategies for a Balanced Life”, and has also released “Annihilate Stress and Anxiety - Companion Workbook” and “The Daily Dose – A Book of Positivity”, a journal/notebook that transforms negative thinking into positivity.
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.
Mouyla Ramesh Kumar
MSc MPhil (Clin Psych) MAPS
Moulya Ramesh Kumar is a psychologist with a specific interest in working with children, adolescents and adults. Her work encompasses working with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorders and developmental disorders in children.
Moulya’s formal qualifications include a Master of Science and a Master of Philosophy in Clinical psychology. She is currently further honing her skills through Intensive short term Psychodynamic therapy (ISTDP) study.
She strongly believes that an empathetic stance, genuineness and collaborative approach can have a profound effect in inducing change in client’s lives. Her approach in supporting clients not only addresses presenting issues but also caters to treating the individual as a whole, exploring past experiences and early attachment history that allows deeper healing.
Having worked in a culturally diverse setting, Moulya’s interventions are tailored to suit client’s needs and are informed by a broad framework ranging from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (ITP), supportive psychotherapy, integrated mindfulness techniques to dynamically informed (ISTDP) therapies. She is also trained in crisis response, and able to apply her knowledge of trauma and critical incidents to support individuals and groups within workplaces.
Moulya can customise assessments and interventions to suit the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse clients having an Indian heritage with services provided including assessments of personality, cognitive, neuropsychological and social functioning.
Moulya consults via Telehealth or on a Thursday at our Enable suites for those wanting in person sessions.
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.
B Psych (Hons) BE (Hons) B Sc
Simon is a counsellor who has worked in the corporate engineering and manufacturing industries. Simon is currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology and has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical Engineering), a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), a certificate IV in business management, and crisis intervention training.
Simon has five years of experience working in a process group setting which enabled him to hone his understanding of group dynamics. Simon also has over 10 years of experience running his own business teaching adults where he has developed his capacity to build strong rapport and lasting professional relationships with his clients. As a counsellor, Simon uses relational therapy techniques to help clients grow and achieve their personal goals.
BPsychS (Hons) MProfPsych
Amrit is a Psychologist with experience working with a wide range of social, behavioural, and psychological issues. Her formal qualifications include a Bachelor in Psychological Studies (Honours) and a Master of Professional Psychology. She may incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Phenomenological Enquiry.
Amrit has experience with individuals in contact with the justice system and has provided psychological support for victims of crime. She has also facilitated support groups and provided crisis telephone counselling.
Amrit has experience working with individuals with culturally and socially diverse backgrounds, who have experienced trauma, anxiety, mood related concerns and neurodiverse presentations. She has a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and families.
Amrit provides crisis response, psychological assessment and intervention, coaching, professional liaison, and research. She incorporates a person-centered approach in which she collaboratively works with clients to promote choice and autonomy in the therapeutic process.
Amrit consults on a Friday at Enable Suites.
Alison Briggs - Miller
BA (Social) Cert 4 (Disability Support Work)
Alison is a social worker with experience in homelessness, family violence and gender equality. She has worked directly with clients experiencing family violence and homelessness. She has supported them to find safety and security, helping them to work towards the life that they want.
Alison has worked in Family Services, developing projects and reports regarding the relationship between Family Services and Child Protection. This involved listening to staff, looking for common patterns and supporting both individuals, teams and agencies to improve support provided and enhance worker wellbeing.
BA Pscyh, BA Social Science
Ben is a counsellor who specialises in working with children who have experienced difficulties during their early years. This includes supporting those with learning difficulties, development disorders, NDIS clients, victims of crime, and those with school refusal issues.
He also has expertise in assisting adolescents and their families through situations such as anxiety presentations, mood disorders and depression related feeling and reactions. These include identity related struggles and strategies to build resilience for future well-being.
Ben’s qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science (Psychology) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Honours) from Cairnmillar Institute. He also has a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid from MHFA Australia, training in Suicide Intervention from ASIST and, Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention from ICISF.
Ben brings his prior training in biotechnology to his knowledge of psychology and utilised a variety of behaviour-based therapies to assist children and adolescents and their families in developing and improving their learning and coping skills. He brings his warm and friendly non-judgmental approach to his engagement with young clients and they find him relaxed and easy to talk to.
BA Pscyh, BA Social Science
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.
Hoa works with adults with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and grief and loss.
She is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to explore their situations and investigate ways for change.
Hoa utilises a range of evidence-based psychological treatments including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, mindfulness, and interpersonal and solution-focussed approaches.
Isaac Newstead has a Bachelor of Social Work with several years’ experience working in hospital, aged care and family and children’s services.
He can provide detailed clinical assessment and interventions. He supports the individual to develop skills for the complex social and emotional impacts of trauma. Isaac advocates for his client by working closely with other agencies such as schools and the workplace to ensure they keep the individual in mind when focusing on supports and interventions.
Isaac has experience working with dual systems such as children and adolescents in the ‘out of home care system,’ alongside their biological family needs. Trauma informed assessment and care of children is a specialty.
Isaac has a focus on connection through fun and creative techniques that support growth. He uses a dynamic and flexible psycho-educative approach and always keeps the client’s choice as the centre of his work.e of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and grief and loss.
Carole Payton is an accredited Mental Health Social worker with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Her area of interest is youth mental health but Carole has worked with people from across all ages and stages of life.
Carole works in a holistic manner when working with clients and uses a client-centred approach. She has worked with people with a range of presentations including trauma, drug and alcohol issues, anxiety and depression, grief and loss and PTSD, to name a few.
Carole utilises a range of modalities in her work including mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy and trauma focussed work.
A referral is not required for any of our services, you are welcome to receive support via private arrangements that may be reimbursed from your health fund provider.
A referral from a General Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Pediatrician may entitle you to access rebates through a range of funding schemes. All referrals need to be addressed to Enable Workplace Consulting or to the specific practitioner that you would like to see.Enable Referral Pathways (PDF)
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.