Lindy Chaleyer

Styles of work

individual counselling, couples counselling, family counselling, supervision and group therapy facilitation,

Lindy is a qualified and experienced counsellor, supervisor and group facilitator.

Lindy brings a life-time of experience both personally and professionally to her counselling and supervision practice.

Earlier in her life Lindy worked as a nurse until she relocated with her husband and young family to live in Pakistan and India for several years. During this time Lindy worked, volunteered in the community and began studying for her counselling qualifications. It soon became clear that a career as a mental health counsellor was the perfect next step for Lindy.

Lindy supports individuals, couples and families striving to overcome challenges hindering their sense of fulfilment and enjoyment. She uses a combination of modalities to support her clients including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Lindy Chaleyer is also a DBT Informed Therapist. DBT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, is used to treat mood disorders and support clients who wish to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour such as self-harm, suicidal ideation and substance abuse. For so many people emotional dysregulation can create consequences that impact their quality of life adversely. Embracing DBT with Lindy’s support may well result in changes resulting in a life well worth living and more. It is a therapy that requires tenacity and a desire for change.

Lindy works with individuals and their families as they navigate mental ill health, addiction and substance abuse and other challenges from adolescence to sixty-five and beyond.

If you are interested please ring Lindy for a free 30 minute phone consultation to discover more.


Master in Counselling Monash University, BSocSc Monash University, Dip Counselling ICCS, Dip Community Welfare ICCS, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Registered Supervisor ACA,  Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Cheryl Taylor

Styles of work

Individual counselling, couples counselling, family counselling, sandplay therapy, supervision and group supervision.

Cheryl has been providing counselling services to individuals, couples and families for nearly twenty years. Having been trained in a number of modalities Cheryl is able to respond to each client in a way that meets their unique needs and concerns.

Cheryl holds a Master of Counselling and Human Services and has also undertaken training in Expressive Therapies, Sandplay Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Counselling, and Counselling Supervision. In 2003 she established a training College for Counsellors and Community Workers and in 2009 established an Internship Program and low-cost counselling clinic in Caroline Springs. She currently works for The Cairnmillar Institute as a Lecturer and Supervisor in the Master of Counselling & Pyschotherapy program.

Cheryl’s Approach

“I feel that my effectiveness as a Therapist comes from my ability to be truly present to my clients and their unique experiences, whether working with them individually or within a couple or family. This allows me to gain a clear understanding of each person’s inner and outer experience, their feelings, concerns and needs.

I trust in my clients’ innate wisdom and orientation towards growth. I have found that, if I can be truly present to my client and create a space for reflection and exploration, together we can make sense of experience, enabling the client to find a way forward.

This may mean working on strategies to navigate current difficulties, or it may mean connecting to the inner self to release emotions and express and process past hurts that are contributing to unhelpful patterns.
During my work with clients I use a range of methods and techniques to help them develop awareness around automatic responses and patterns of behaviour and empower them to relieve distress and bring about the changes and growth they wish to create.”


Master in Counselling & Human Services (La Trobe University); Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision (BECS); Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Tabor); Diploma of Family Therapy (Alma Family Therapy); Certificate in Sandplay Therapy (Expressive Therapies Institute); Certificate in Expressive Therapies for children & young people (Expressive Therapies Institute); Certificate in Emotion focused and Transspersonal Expressive Therapies (Expressive Therapies Institute); Diploma of Teaching TAFE (Melbourne University); Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Registered Supervisor with ACA, PACFA, ACSA and AAOS



Call Lindy on 0438 013 414 for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation.



Call Cheryl on 0421 281 050 for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation.