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Merryl Sykes

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Dr. Merryl Sykes  Merryl is a Counsellor and Psychological Therapist in Private practice in Tea Gardens NSW.  She is a Academic Adviser in the Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle and a Lecture in the Faculty of Higher Education, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (0-5 years) and Faculty of Community Service, TAFENSW.Merryl holds the following credentials:Accredited Counsellor & Physiological Therapist – Australian Counselling Association;Accredited Counselling SupervisorAccredited Academic Counsellor – PACFADoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Master of Social Science (Human Services);Bachelor of Social Science (Children & Families Studies);Diploma in Children's Services;Diploma in Out-of-School ServicesAccredited Teacher and School Counsellor with the NSW Education Department.Merryl has undertaken research into early childhood teacher education and accreditation, child development and wellbeing and was a presenter at the 2018 International Early Childhood Symposium and the 2018 Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne.Merryl has an extensive background and experience in children and  human services, specifically in the area of education having worked with children, adolescents and families from different backgrounds, presenting diverse issues. Merryl is a caring Counsellor offering a comfortable, non-judgemental environment for her clients.  She specializing in Adolescent and Family Counselling and Family Therapy.  She is a specialist Counsellor – Eating Disorders – Butterfly Foundation and Lectures on Co-existing Mental health issues and Addiction and a qualified Counselling Supervisor to qualified Counsellors, Social Workers and Psychologists




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