Introducing Chanel Keane
Counsellor/Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (BA Hon, BA SW, AMHSW)
Chanel Keane’s approach is to listen to client’s experiences and needs in an open and non-judgmental way. She believes that there is therapeutic benefit alone in a person’s experiences being heard, and with being engaged in a human relationship that is respectful, safe, honest, and focused on an individuals needs and the resolution of their struggles and distress.
In the fifteen years that Chanel has worked as a counsellor and social worker, she has developed experience and skills in working with people whose lives have been affected by childhood and adult trauma, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependence, sexual abuse, and family violence. It is Chanel’s hope that through therapy a client develops greater self-awareness of their emotions, thoughts, their strengths and supports, and in so doing feels an improvement in their over-all well-being and connection with others.
She has experience in counselling people who have suffered childhood or adult trauma, and is deeply aware of how such experiences can have a profound impact on a person’s well-being, sense of self and safety in the world. Chanel believes that people’s feelings and struggles are not signs of weakness or ill health, but are normal responses in trying to cope with challenging life experiences. Chanel likes to encourage the use of diverse mediums such as creative writing or journal writing and other creative forms of expression to explore and communicate one’s experiences. She has a personal interest in dance, body work and creative writing.
Her employment history has included the following:
Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA House), Women’s Social Support Services (RWH), Pregnancy Advisory Service (RWH), Salvation Army Crisis Centre
Areas of practice experience
- Relationship issues
- Grief and loss
- Self-Esteem issues
- Women’s specific issues
Fees & Medicare rebates
Medicare rebates are available with a GP referred Mental Health Plan. Please call Chanel for information on fees and rebates. Alternatively, call The Urban Alchemist on 9347 9247.
Make an appointment
Chanel consults each Wednesday in our Nicholson Street, Carlton North clinic. For enquiries and appointments, call Chanel on 0410 009 980 .