My name is Vivienne Pearce and I am a Behaviour Support Clinician in the Coffs
Harbour team. I work together with my clients, families and their supports to
develop individualised strategies to reduce the occurrence and impact of
behaviours of concern. I am passionate about providing person centred care and
advocating for the needs of my client, when required, to ensure exceptional
quality of service is provided. I have over 25 years’ experience with specialised
knowledge working in; alcohol and other drugs, trauma, mental health-co-
morbidity, domestic violence, Indigenous and cultural; after suicide bereavement
support; and training in services in the ACT and Coffs Harbour. I am experienced
in a range of therapeutic interventions, counselling, treatment and comprehensive
case management approaches. I have been fortunate to work in a number of
grass roots organisations providing innovative programs to support clients and
enjoy building relationships with the people that I work with.
Sarah is our Administrative Assistant and is the first point of contact at our newly opened Mid North Coast clinic in Coffs Harbour.
Sarah assists with the day to day operation of the Coffs Harbour Clinic and the coordination of clinicians schedules. Sarah is a liaison between key stakeholders for clients, specialists and clinicians, facilitates initial administration for intake and is only too happy to make you a cuppa should you pop into the clinic just to have a chat.
Emma is an art therapist, predominantly working with people with complex support requirements, and mental health challenges. She is interested in how art-making supports people’s wellbeing. Emma has worked in the UK, Mexico and Australia, facilitating art projects with people experiencing marginalisation. Emma utilises democratic, person-centred frames in both practice and research to increase equity, agency and belonging. Her research examines art as a tool for exploration, expression and connection. Emma currently works with individuals and groups using art therapy and ‘art as therapy’ paradigms with children, young people and adults impacted by trauma; people with NDIS plans and people in out of home care.
PhD, MA (ArtThpy), MA (AppAnthCommtyYthWk), Dip (Psych), Dip (AppPsych), Dip (Drama), BTEC Community Arts, Certificates in Drawing, Ceramics & 3D Art.
Professional membership with Creative Arts Therapies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia (ANZACATA).
Our Sydney Team
Behaviour Support Clinician
Edwina has a passion for the ability of behaviour change to improve an individual’s quality of life along with that of their family and supports. Edwina has a keen interest in working with people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities. Edwina volunteers as a mentor at a local high school assisting students who are experiencing personal and educational challenges to achieve their personal goals by managing emotional dysregulation and increasing their emotional intelligence.
Edwina is a registered NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner (ID A4836) as well as a registered Provisional Psychologist. Edwina holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education).