Meet our Team

When you contact us for the first time, we will work with you to find the counsellor who is the best “fit” for your needs – we know how important it is to find just the right person. Feel welcome to have a look at our team, and we can chat further when you call.

  • Ruth Speziale
  • Keren Calvert 
  • Genevieve Cribb
  • Kim Morris 
  • Anna Felice  
  • Helen Fuller 
  • Anne Hong
  • Georgina Hulme 
  • Jennie Lakos
  • Nicola Lock 
  • Joanne Martens
  • Vanessa Ong
  • John Parmentier 
  • Neil Smith
  • Emma Surridge 
  • Larissa Allen

Larissa Allen

Qualification : B.A., Dip.Ed., Grad Dip. Pastoral Counselling. ACA Member. (The Cottage Counselling Centre Intern).

Larissa is a counsellor who focusses on providing a safe environment to walk alongside clients experiencing life's difficulties. She understands that the journey towards healing and growth will look different for each client.

Larissa draws upon her experiences as an educator, parent and counsellor as she seeks to support those facing challenges. Larissa complements her person-centred approach with emotion-focussed therapy.

Larissa works with clients, managing mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. Larissa is also passionate about supporting people experiencing grief, utilising her vast understanding of the complexities of losses that can occur across the lifespan. 

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