Zoe Broomhead

B.A. Min (Counselling)
Grad Cert. Developmental Trauma
Cert IV TAE .
M.A.C.A. 10102 CCAA(Clin) 13622
Registered Supervisor – CMACA & CCAA

Director Living Life Counselling

Phone : 0402 475 333

Zoe is the Director of Living Life Counselling, she is a clinically accredited counsellor who spent thirteen years working in community-based counselling centres, prior to developing the practice at Croydon Hills in 2008. In 2006 Zoe was invited back to Kingsley College to teach Counselling Skills in the degree program where her initial studies were undertaken, she has since taught in both the higher education and tertiary sectors. After a decade of formal teaching Zoe retired from the formal educational processes and now offers individual training alongside her practice at Croydon Hills.

In counselling practise Zoe has particular interest working with trauma informed approaches, working with clients with both recent and past trauma, anxiety and depression with both young people and the general population. Zoe has specific trauma training in developmental trauma and in working with trauma in the body. Differing modalities include, experiential, sand tray work, a sensorimotor approach, a developmental trauma model, as well as the more traditional therapies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Person Centred approaches.

In 2003 Zoe established the Living Life series of workshops and Seminars still running today; believing that education is empowerment, that to provide skills to people allows individuals, couples and families to function to the best of their capacity.

Zoe offers counselling in the following areas:

  • Trauma counselling
  • Personal & Relationship counselling
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abuse – Physical, sexual, emotional, spiritual
  • Post-natal depression
  • Sexuality and sexual issues.
  • Depression and anxiety management
  • Chronic illness
  • Grief & loss
  • ME/CFS
  • Critical incident debriefing
  • General counselling
  • General & sexual addiction
  • Sand Play Therapy
  • Supervision of Counselling Practitioners

Matt Glover

BSc(Hons), BTheol, GradDipTheol, M (Counselling)-
M.A.C.A. (Level 2)
Qualified MHSS trainer
ACT Therapist

 Phone: 1300 38 50 20

Matt is a qualified counsellor and ordained minister who has been involved in pastoral care and counselling since 1998. He has worked extensively in the fields of sexuality, mental health and grief and loss. Matt also runs professional and personal development courses for schools, corporate bodies and community groups.

Matt offers counselling in the following area:

  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Spirituality
  • Personal counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Pre-marriage counselling

Nick Garofalo

MA Christian Counselling
GD Pastoral Counselling
GD Adolescent Health and Welfare,
Diploma Community Services Alcohol and Other Drugs
Phone 0401 424 776 

Nick is a highly skilled counsellor with over 20 years of experience and extensive clinical knowledge. He balances excellent communication skills, empathy and compassion within a professional counselling approach. His extensive experience has seen him working with, with adolescents, and adults of all ages with behavioural and offending issues, and complex mental health in the drug and alcohol field.

This gives him extensive experience in working with family dynamics, working with parents and teens, couples with complex issues, as well as individuals with complex and or trauma backgrounds. He works with a wide range of clients of varying ages in both individual and group situations. He has also worked in a variety of settings from custody (for youth and adults), courts, various community settings and rehabilitation programs.

Areas of specialty and interest include:

  • General Counselling
  • Adolescents
  • Relationships
  • Family Dynamics
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Mental health counselling
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Drug and alcohol misuse counselling
  • Forensic counselling
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Adolescent and family issues.

Kim Johnstone

Cert IV – Counselling & Communication
BA – Counselling

Phone:  0458 653 302

Kim brings into counselling a multitude of life experiences with 30 years of people helping skills.  She is married with four adult children and has lived in Africa for 10 years with her family. She has worked within the school system and is comfortable with people of varying ages and from very diverse of backgrounds. In the counselling field Kim has a particular interest in working with those with trauma, depression and anxiety.

Kim offers counselling in the following areas:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Debriefing
  • Pre-marriage
  • Life Coaching
  • General Counselling
  • Couples
  • Families

Gwen Godman

BTeach (Primary), BA (Psychology)
M (Counselling)
Level 2 Member of The Australian Counselling Association
Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
Phone: 0499 772 642

Gwen’s work as a counsellor and consultant follows on from a range of experiences in education, formal study and the work force.

Since 2004, Gwen has worked in Christian education, teaching from middle primary through to VCE Psychology. She has worked with children (including those with special needs), adolescents and parents, and understands the pressures students and families experience. Her work has equipped her with an ability to connect with children and teenagers. She has assisted many students in experiencing personal and academic success, and recognises the need to assist children and teens in developing resiliency.

Since 2011 Gwen has been involved with LGBTI communities. Focusing on wholeness and wellbeing, Gwen helps individuals in understanding their authenticity alongside sexuality.

Gwen’s own experiences and education have equipped her in assisting individuals with a broad range of needs. This includes wellbeing, mental health concerns, stages of life, relationships, sexuality, and education. She works to assist individuals to embrace their stories and live their lives with self-care, in community, wellbeing and wholeness.

  • Prepare/Enrich pre-marriage and relationship enrichment counselling
  • Child and adolescent counselling – including special needs
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Gender
  • Sexuality

Andy Rice

CERT Pastoral Counselling

Phone : 0466 398 845

Andy is a qualified counsellor and has ten years experience in community based counselling, prior to joining the team at Living Life in 2011.  Andy brings a wealth of experience with him having run Mens supports groups, specifically for men going through relationship difficulty and has a particular ability for working with men going through life changes.  Andy offers counselling in the following areas:

  • Personal and relationship counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Sexual identity
  • Anxiety management
  • General & sexual addiction
  • Spirituality

Colin Corkery

B.Min, M.A. (Counselling)


Phone : 0411 241 643

Colin is a clinically accredited counsellor who has been involved in community based counselling prior to his involvement in the practice at Croydon Hills since 2009. He has particular interest working with couples and teens, though a wide range of experience in general practice. Colin has trained in personality profiling, using a range of assessment tools. In addition to the above abovementioned areas, Colin’s work has a focus working with those who have issues relating to sexual concerns whether these be compulsion, addiction or general sexual issues.

Colin offers counselling in the following areas:

  • Personal and relationship counselling
  • Chronic illness
  • Sexuality & sexual issues
  • General & sexual addiction
  • Depression and anxiety management
  • Grief & loss
  • General counselling
  • Pre-marriage
  • Profiling
  • Supervision of Counselling Practitioners
  • Supervision of Clergy, Chaplains and Ministry

All practitioners operating out of Living Life Counselling operate as private practitioners. Each are professionals in their own field, working under the standards of that field, and hold their own personal indemnity cover. Should you have any queries relating to these matters or session arrangements please feel free to discuss these with your practitioner.