OUR TEAM

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

Karen Boyde

Karen Boyde

Manager

Karen commenced at the Central West Women’s Health Centre in June 2019. Karen joins the team bringing with her a multi-faceted career history with transferable skills in leadership, management and community development.

Karen is passionate about building community capacity, developing local partnerships and has a strong sense of social justice.

As Manager, Karen is committed to addressing gaps in women’s health in the Central West and promoting physical, emotional health and wellbeing for all women.

Karen has completed the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor Social Science (Community Development)
  • Post Graduate Certificate Education K – 6
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management
Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy

Generalist Counsellor

Lorraine Murphy joined the CWWHC team as the Generalist Counsellor in November 2020 and comes to us with over 25 years’ experience.  Lorraine has worked with couples, families and individuals.

Specialising in working with victims of Domestic and Family Violence, Lorraine has written models of practice.  Her expertise includes extensive group work, supporting clients suffering grief and loss; offering Victims Support; supporting those in Out of Home Care; delivering Managing Strong Emotions and more.

Lorraine co-developed and facilitated the first Aboriginal Diploma of Counselling and Group Work at Bathurst and Canberra.

On a personal level,  to maintain well-being and balance, Lorraine loves to grow veggies and read good books.

Lorraine has an ongoing commitment to professional development, her qualifications include:

  • BA Counselling
  • Post Grad in Supervision
  • Post Grad in Family Dispute Resolution
  • Diploma Management

 

Antonia Ravesi

Antonia Ravesi

Child, Adolescent Trauma Counsellor

Antonia Ravesi joined the Women’s Health Centre in September 2019 as part of the Children, Adolescent and Generalist Trauma Counselling team. She has worked in the community services sector for over twenty-five years primarily providing therapeutic services, such as groupwork and counselling. It is her dream come true to work in a position that focuses on providing support to children and young people as she believes that if we are provided with support early on in life this reduces the long-term challenging impacts that traumatic and significant events can have on neural, cognitive, social and emotional development. She has predominately worked in the non-government sector in drug and alcohol treatment services and through this experience has specialized in understanding the impacts of trauma and sustainable forms of treatment and therapy. Her practice is informed by sensor-motor psychotherapy, narrative and family systems theory and her own life experience.
She is a passionate social justice, anti-violence and mental health advocate and is often asked to speak at public events and forums. Antonia has attended years of professional development in the areas of trauma and mental health treatment and was recently accepted to Macquarie Uni in the double degree in medical science and psychology. She is an active member of the RFC in the Clarence Dargan Brigade and as a member of the Blue Mountains Group Support/Communications brigade. Antonia loves animals, yoga, the ocean, writing the odd short story and never has enough time for the amazing children and young people in her life. She enjoys listening to a good crime podcast on the drive to and from work.

 

Breanna Carmody

Breanna Carmody

Generalist Counsellor

Breanna first joined the team in 2021, completing her postgraduate student placement with the Centre. Following her graduation from the Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy with the Australian College of Applied Psychology, she became a regular fixture on the counselling roster. Breanna is particularly passionate about clinical work relating to grief & bereavement, the experience of trauma, change and transitions, anxiety, and self-esteem.

Breanna is an enthusiastic fur-mum to two miniature dachshunds. Her love of animals is reflected in her Master’s research project which explored the grief experiences of Australian adults bereaved by companion animal loss. She also enjoys dancing and vintage fashion

You may also see Breanna’s face pop up in both our children and adult group programs.

Breanna’s qualifications include:

  • Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Science; Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts; Biological Anthropology
  • Cert IV – Bereavement Support

 

Alison Browett

Alison Browett

Client Intake and Parent Support

Alison first joined the CWWHC team in October 2021 while completing her Cert IV in Community Services placement.

She has since taken up the position of Client Intake and Parent Support as she completes her Diploma of Community Services.

Alison has volunteered as a phone counsellor with Lifeline for over two years and has a background in School Administration and Disability.

She is passionate about social justice and women’s issues.

Angela Lawson

Angela Lawson

Administration & Client Support

Angela joined the CWWHC team in March 2022. You will find her answering phone calls and greeting visitors to the Centre.

She is passionate about providing a positive experience for all women and children who utilise the service.

Angela has lived in Bathurst for most of her life and has worked in a variety of health care settings. Outside of work she is a busy mother to four children and enjoys spending time with family, dogs and chickens.

CENTRAL WEST WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE

61 Boyd Street
Kelso, NSW, 2795

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

Service Excellence

Accredited at Certificate Level of the Australian Service Excellence Standards

BUSINESS HOURS

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

 

Registered Charity

We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging

OUR SUPPORTERS

Bathurst Spring Garden Spectacular (hosted by Bathurst Gardner's Club Inc.), Bowman Dental, Central West Village Voice, Cleary Fairbrother Property, 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, 2MCE, Western Advocate & Times, The Honda Foundation