TERRI FAROE

Terri Faroe 
Counsellor
MACA 1, Dip. Couns, B. Arts

Terri is a qualified Counsellor and a member of The Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Terri brings a respectful client focused supportive approach to her work and a variety of skills for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression associated with life’s array of challenges. Terri is passionate about working together with her clients to facilitate adjustment for those living with change, loss and grief in all of its forms in life. Her therapeutic approaches include evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques and mindfulness.

Terri was inspired to train as a counsellor after working in volunteer and administrative roles at Calvary Hospital Kogarah in aged care and palliative care. She supported patients and families navigate the end of life’s journey, conducted meditation groups for patients and carers, and assisted with a Bereavement Walking group for women living with grief, loss and bereavement. Terri’s genuine care for others is reflected in her work history which includes administrative roles with The Garvan Institute in the Immunology Program (eight years), the Heart and Lung Transplant Unit St Vincent’s Hospital (four years, and the Aboriginal Programs Unit, Department of Education (one year).

Terri’s experiences drove her desire to learn how to best help those dealing with challenges in life and support carers and loved ones. Terri also has a great interest in supporting those struggling with other stresses in life such as health, self-esteem, and challenging relationships/family dynamics.

In regard to educational qualifications, Terri trained as a Counsellor as a mature student having first completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at UNSW in 2003. Having always been drawn to human services, she subsequently competed a Diploma of Counselling through the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, and became a member of The Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Terri is currently extending her skill set through her Masters level training in Social Work with Charles Sturt University, NSW. She is a student member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has a Working with Children Approval Number and Current Fit To Work police check approval.

Terri brings care, passion and lived experience to her practice. She has worked in her own private practice providing telehealth counselling before working with our group and with Jigsaw Clinical Psychology Centre, Sutherland.

Outside of work Terri spends her time chasing children and dogs, renovating and finding humour and joy in life