Counselling with Local Heart Community

Welcome to Counselling with Local Heart Community, where compassionate guidance meets the unique challenges faced by teens and young adults.

Counselling with Local Heart Community

About Chanelle

Welcome to Counselling with Local Heart Community, where compassionate guidance meets the unique challenges faced by teens and young adults. Chanelle, a certified counsellor, draws on her rich background and diverse interests to create a nurturing space for personal growth.

Professional Background

Chanelle is not only a certified counsellor but also a seasoned professional with extensive experience. Her journey includes working within the Department of Education, offering support to students dealing with learning support, ASD, intellectual disabilities, and complex social and emotional behaviours. This hands-on experience has uniquely shaped Chanelle’s approach to counselling, allowing her to connect with teens and young adults facing a variety of challenges.

Holistic Living and Well-being

Beyond her counselling practice, Chanelle is deeply committed to holistic living and well-being. As a certified RYT 250 yoga teacher, she has a passion for creating inclusive spaces through yoga. Her expertise extends to various yoga styles, including Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa. This background enriches her counselling approach, incorporating mindfulness and body awareness to promote mental and emotional well-being.

Connection Through Community

Chanelle is not just a counsellor; she is a mentor and support worker with Local Heart Community. Her dedication goes beyond the counselling room, fostering a supportive community where individuals can thrive. Her inclusive and compassionate approach is reflected not only in her counselling sessions but also in the broader community she helps build.

Personal Interests

Chanelle’s personal interests include outdoor activities and immersing herself in nature. Whether spending quality time with family and friends or enjoying the companionship of her furry friends—a dog and a cat—Chanelle understands the importance of connection and well-being in all aspects of life. Her interests in arts and crafts, cooking, and promoting a healthy lifestyle further contribute to her holistic approach to counselling.

Counselling Services

Tailored Support for Teens and Young Adults

Chanelle’s counselling services encompass a variety of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Focusing on identifying and changing negative thought patterns to promote positive behaviour and emotions.
  • Person-Centred Therapy: Providing a non-judgemental and empathetic environment where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings.
  • Solution-Focused Therapy: Working towards solutions and achievable goals to enhance well-being.

Focused Goals for Teens and Young Adults

Chanelle’s counselling services are centred around helping young people reach their goals in areas such as:

  • Confidence Building: Developing a strong sense of self-worth and belief in one’s abilities.
  • Resilience: Equipping individuals with tools to bounce back from life’s challenges.
  • Relationships: Navigating and enhancing interpersonal connections, both personal and social.
  • Social and Community Engagement: Supporting the development of social skills and community involvement.

Empowering Through Connection

Chanelle believes in the power of connection and strives to create a therapeutic relationship built on trust and collaboration. Her counselling services are designed to empower teens and young adults, equipping them with the tools and strategies needed to navigate life’s challenges.

Get in Touch

If you or someone you know could benefit from Counselling with Local Heart Community, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Chanelle is here to provide the support and guidance needed to navigate the unique challenges faced by teens and young adults dealing with disability-related issues or those at risk.

To schedule a confidential consultation or inquire about Chanelle’s counselling services, contact us using the form below or email [email protected] 

Embrace the Journey to Mental Well-being

Counselling with Local Heart Community is committed to supporting teens and young adults on their journey to mental well-being. Together, let’s navigate challenges, build resilience, and foster a path towards a brighter and more empowered future.

Warm regards, 

Chanelle and the Local Heart Community Team


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