The team at the Central West Women’s Health Centre welcome all women and children to the Service.

Karen Boyde


Generalist Counsellor and Group Facilitator

This position is currently vacant


Michelle Patton

Michelle Patton

Child Adolescent Trauma Counsellor

Michelle commenced at Central West Women’s Health Centre in February 2018. She is a mother of three young children.

Michelle has a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a graduate Diploma in Counselling. She is a member of The Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and a Member of Gestalt Australia & New Zealand (GANZ).  A registered practitioner with the Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (CEDD) trained in Suicide Intervention & Prevention (ASSIST), Trauma and Drug & Alcohol in Mental Health.

Michelle is passionate about understanding the impact of traumatic events on a child’s emotional and psychosocial behaviour.  Together Michelle explores the child’s world in a safe and secure environment.  The therapeutic relationship supports the child’s exploration and meaning making of the traumatic event/s.  It is challenging for a child to articulate their feelings and make sense of their behaviour, consequently Michelle’s approach is non directive and uses many mediums other than regular talk therapy such as play, art, sand play and role play.

Michelle’s approach to working with families and carers is relational and person centred.  Working through dilemmas collaboratively with an emphasis on awareness and understanding rather than judgement and diagnosis.  Michelle’s priority when working with all clients is to relieve distress, increase understanding of behaviours, choices and decisions, develop goals for change and improve well-being.



Ann-Marie Brittain

Ann-Marie Brittain

Health Promotion Worker and Case Management

Ann-marie joined the team at Central West Women’s Health Centre in July 2015. She  has a Certificate III in Business, and has completed a Diploma and Cert IV in Community Services work.  As part of her training Ann-marie did her TAFE placement at our Centre.

Outside of her work at the Centre Ann-marie is a Crystal Shamanism Practitioner (Level 2), and has Reiki Levels 1, 2 & Master/Teacher Certification.

Ann-marie is passionate about social justice and promoting wellness for women in all aspects of their lives. She is particularly interested in empowering women through the provision and sharing of knowledge and skills.

Amanda Crosbie

Amanda Crosbie

Administration Worker

Amanda commenced her permanent role at Central West Women’s Health Centre in January 2018, after previously working as casual relief receptionist and completing her Tafe placement here in 2016. She is passionate about working with women and children and is currently studying a degree in Social Work.

She has completed the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Community Services, 2016
  • Certificate IV Community Services, 2015
  • Certificate III Business Studies, 2006
Faye Starr

Faye Starr

Finance Officer

Faye started at the Centre in May, 2019 as Finance Officer. She has worked for education, hospitality, small and large businesses. She seized the opportunity to work in an environment which supports women and children ‘to be the best they can be’. Faye has an interest in Aromatherapy, Pilates, movies, writing and an open mind as to where her path will lead her.

She has completed the following qualifications:

  • Certificate IV Accounting
  • Certificate IV Pilates Instructor Training
  • Certificate IV Aromatherapy


20 William Street
Bathurst, NSW, 2795

Phone: 02 6331 4133
Fax: 02 6332 4310
Email: information@cwwhc.org.au

Service Excellence

Accredited at Certificate & Award Levels of the Australian Service Excellence Standards


9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
(Closed between 12.30 - 1.30)

Tuesday 9.00 - 5.00 pm                                  (Closed between 12.30 - 3.00pm)

Registered Charity


Bathurst City Life, Bathurst Spring Garden Spectacular (hosted by Bathurst Gardner's Club Inc.), Bowman Dental, ClubGrants (Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst RSL, & Bathurst Panthers), Country Women's Association of NSW (Bathurst branch), Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, 2bs Gold & B-Rock FM, Western Advocate & Times, Maddocks Foundation.