About Us

Clair Star Byrne

Clair has worked in the counselling field for 24 years after receiving a Bachelor of Social Science in Child and Family Studies from Griffith University in 1999.

These days Clair is a registered Clinical Practitioner for PACFA and a member of the EAGALA Association.

Clair has continued to extend her experience with further training in:

  • Sexual assault and harassment counselling.
  • Child Safety and Domestic Violence training.
  • Suicide prevention.
  • Couples counselling.
  • Family therapy training.
  • Rainbow Training to support members of the LGBTI community.
  • CALD training.
  • Mental Health Training.
  • Mindfulness and ACT based meditation as therapy mentoring.
  • EAGALA TRAINING for equine assisted psychotherapy.

Clair has worked with:

  • Relationship counselling with one of Australia’s counselling services.
  • Life Without Barriers as a Next Step After Care co-ordinator.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • JMC Academy as a campus counsellor.
  • QUT as a child facilitator with PEACH program.
  • Senior counsellor for Kids Help Line, Parentline and Support Link Australia.

Manda Paech

Manda supports the team with Administration/Bookkeeping duties. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, camping, keeping active and exploring the outdoors. With over 15years of customer service experience Manda is often working behind the scenes as an office all-rounder with communications, invoicing, bookkeeping related roles and providing support to the team wherever is required

Daniel Gillen

Dan is currently studying Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and is supporting the team as an Allied Health Assistant. Dan has a range of experience from hospitality to building & construction, even working out on cattle stations in the Northern Territory. During his work on cattle stations, he developed a love for horses, and through his travels around Australia and the world he developed his passion to help others.

The Horses

Hercules – leader of the Herd

Fabi – leader of the Herd

Angel – Alpha mare

Chief & Hercules– the Hervey Bay therapists

Phoenix – gentle giant

Pepper, Teddy & Leo – gentle miniatures

Lu Lu & River – honeymooners

Dancer – loves to dance and keep Taloos dancing too.

Taloos – loves to dance

Annie – Rest in peace

For more information

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