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Hester Aletta Harvey

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I have extensive counselling experience in trauma working with refugees at STARTTS for the last 5 years in all age ranges. Currently I'm working as a counsellor at South Sydney Psychology and Trauma Services.My service provision philosophy is predicated on a bio-psycho-social framework that incorporated a large range of clinical and psycho-social interventions informed by the latest advances in neuroscience and evidence based practice in relevant fields. My focus is on building capacity and empowering people and communities to take control over their own lives, using a strengths-based approach and building on individual, family, community and cultural strengths.  I’m a BCIA-A board certified Neurofeedback counsellor and has been a Board Member of The Australian Neuroscience Society from 2014 – 2017 as a newsletter editor. I’ve established a Neurofeedback practise in 2011, after winning the award for Best Small Business Plan, doing a Small Business Management course at TAFE. We found that the application of Neurofeedback coupled with psychotherapy has produced positive results with clients who have severe and chronic trauma responses. Neurofeedback has been used with children, young people and adults. The success of Neurofeedback with clients experiencing chronic trauma responses is based on a developing understanding of brain activity, the impact of traumatic experiences on brain functioning, and the adaptability and plasticity of the brain.

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