The team at the Central West Women’s Health Centre welcome all women and children to the Service.
- Commenced at Central West Women’s Health Centre, April,2012.
- Previously Manager Relationship Services & Counsellor at Interrelate Orange.
- Registered counsellor (PACFA Clinical Reg) trained in applied social science. PACFA Registered Supervisor (counselling).
- Certificate IV Workplace Training, Certificates of Management, Funeral Celebrant Training and Member Funeral Celebrants Association of Australia.
- Extensive experience coordinating & managing projects (private & non-government sectors), working alongside mental health services.
- Presented at 78 conferences or speaking engagements in New Zealand & Australia; 50 TV/Radio interviews. Developed & facilitated 169 workshops & training sessions.
- Creator of SMILES Program (Simplifying Mental Illness + Life Enhancement Skills) for children with a parent or sibling experiencing a mental health problem. Internationally recognised as best practice by the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 2004.
- Biographical record included in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World” (28th-33rd editions, 2011-18). Inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavour and who have, thereby, contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society. 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award reserved for biographees who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their respective industries and professions.
Marquis Who’s Who – Erica Pitman recognised for excellence in counselling
Generalist Counsellor and Group Facilitator
Sue commenced at Central West Women’s Health in October 2016. She has a diploma of transpersonal counselling and is a qualified member of The Australian Association of Holistic and Transpersonal Counsellors Inc. Members of the Association employ therapuetic methods that address our human potential for healing and integration on
multiple levels. These include the
mental, emotional, embodied, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions of our
lived experience. These methods
establish a therapeutic relationship in which clients are empowered to utilise
their own intuitive knowledge to regulate both the pace and direction of healing.
Sue brings to our team a wealth of varied experience with
a bachelor of science, a masters of environmental science and a doctor of
Sue has worked with Aboriginal clients in Cape York, new
migrants in Geelong, young people experiencing substance abuse, travelled
extensively and published many books and journal articles.
She is passionate about the empowerment of women and in
2015 wrote “Evolving Women” – a psycho-social systems based exploration of
women and their evolution and empowerment while operating within dominant male
power structures and energetic regimes.
A book for women of all ages.
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.
Health Promotion Worker
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 in Community Services work. As part of her diploma 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), has Reiki Levels 1, 2 & Master/Teacher Certification, and has Aura Soma Practitioner and Solar Essence 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 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
CENTRAL WEST WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE
20 William Street
Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Phone: 02 6331 4133
Fax: 02 6332 4310
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 1.30 - 5.00 pm
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.