Our Crossway Counsellors
All our counsellors have current Working With Children (WWC) cards and police checks. Please take a look at their profiles to see if one looks like being an especially good fit for you. Alternatively, contact CCC reception, and we can help match you with a counsellor.
Ali brings to the counselling room many years of experience as a School Chaplain working with children, young people and their families. She communicates with warmth and sincerity and connects well with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Her passion is to see people flourish in the life that they are living and to support them on that journey. As a woman of faith, Ali has an integrative approach to therapy as she provides emotional support, encouragement and insight to help navigate life’s difficulties. Ali has an Associate Diploma in Social Science (Youth Work), a Diploma in Counselling and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Spiritual).
Dianne and her husband moved to Perth in 2015 after more than 30 years serving as pastors on the east coast of Australia. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy and since arriving in Perth has worked for the Australian Institute of Family Counselling, as well as running her own counselling private practice. Trusted for her authentic, non-judgmental and empathetic approach, Dianne is passionate about collaborating with and empowering clients to steer their life’s journey in a way that is meaningful for them, and which then enables them to move forward with God’s purpose and plan for their lives. As a Christian counsellor, she relies on the Holy Spirit, through the ministry of His word to inform her counselling practice and uses an approach that integrates theology, spirituality and psychology. Di especially enjoys counselling adults with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, working through trauma, understanding identity, grief and loss, and in providing practical strategies to increase emotional and psychological well-being. A calm and personable clinician, Dianne is someone with whom clients feel a sense of genuine support and care.
As a result of a growing awareness of the need for counselling within her extended Christian community, Naomi embarked on counselling training through the Australian Institute of Family Counselling. The training provided skills that have been used in individual and marriage counselling. Naomi has been involved in Christian education for over 20 years and has mentored students and younger women in particular. She firmly believes that wisdom and help come from God through His Word and by His Spirit. Her counselling practise is firmly based on this understanding and with the intention of bringing glory to God alone.
Having experienced the power of God’s Word in her own life, Ida (pronounced ‘Eda’!) wants to journey with women, bringing the Word of God to bear on the issues they face in life. She holds a Diploma of Counselling (Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors) and a Cert IV in Biblical Ministry and is excited to share with women the guidance and comfort that the Bible offers in our lives. Ida has done training through the Institute for Biblical Counselling and Discipleship (USA). She is particularly interested in the effects of migration and motherhood on mental health, as well as grief and loss counselling. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association. Ida has worked for the last 20 years as a researcher at various universities in Perth. Her research activities focus on psychological and educational assessment. She holds a Masters and PhD in Cognitive Psychology. Ida is married to Jason and they have two adult children. She enjoys leading women in Bible study and serving as a barista in her local church.
Neil has been involved with various kinds of ministry and Christian counselling for many years, including (in partnership with his wife) pre-marital counselling, counselling for young married couples and support for marriage relationships in difficulty. Neil also provides support to men who are working through the challenges and struggles that men in particular face. He has a strong Christian faith and is convinced that there is hope and healing to be found within a Biblical counselling framework. Neil has done formal counselling training through the Australian Institute of Family Counselling.
Richard Suter is trained in Biblical Counselling through CCEF (Christian Counselling and Education Foundation, USA). He has been Biblically Counselling for 5 years and for many years has been part of the mentoring team at Shalom House. Richard also works as a Biblical Counsellor through Gosnells Baptist Church where he is a member and has his own private Biblical Counselling practice. He commonly deals with addictions, anxiety and depression, guilt and shame, loss of hope, helplessness, abuse in marriage, sexual abuse, mental illness, and other relationship difficulties. He also enjoys helping people gain biblical clarity in problem-solving and decision making, and marriage preparation and enrichment. Richard believes it is a great honour to be invited to explore with people how they can experience God’s love and comfort in the most mundane of daily challenges or the most difficult sin and suffering. His greatest joy is seeing people set free from bondage and moving from darkness to light when God touches their lives. Richard has been a volunteer chaplain with Sports Chaplaincy Australia since 1995, serving at the Australian Superbike series and MotoGP racing events. He is married to Sue, and between them, they have 5 adult children.
Crossway Counselling Service
Steve has the responsibility to supervise and provide continuing education for the CCC counsellor team. Steve has a passion for designing and delivering thoughtful and empowering content in his professional field of practical theology, counselling and Christian leadership. Steve’s adaptive leadership style is relational and effective in bringing about understanding and empowerment to the teams that he leads, opting for a collaborative approach to achieving goals that are strategically aligned with the organisational core mission and values. Steve is a clinical counsellor (CCAA) and an associate lecturer in practical theology and counselling. Steve is committed to being a lifelong student and is working on a PhD exploring the importance of Kingdom of God theology in counselling and spiritual formation.
Leanne recently retired after 10 years as an Education Officer working for the State Government in child protection. This was preceded by over 25 years teaching in secondary education, predominantly in a Christian school. She is keenly committed to providing a safe, efficient and welcoming environment at the Crossway Counselling Centre, working as part of a team of competent and enthusiastic counsellors and reception volunteers. Leanne understands and appreciates the value of a faith-based counselling service and the real potential it has to assist both individuals and families. She is married with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
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Grant has served as a full-time pastor for over 22 years, first of all in Busselton and then at North Beach Baptist Church. Grant is passionate about clear, Christ-focused Bible teaching and has consistently invested heavily in supportive but bold, pastoral counselling. Grant leads a team of 6 pastors at North Beach. Grant has long championed the establishment of a quality Biblical counselling service to bless the whole of Perth, not just the Christian community.