Welcome to Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations Counselling provides numerous services to therapists, organisations,  educational settings and corporations seeking support in the counselling, well-being and mental health sectors. My name is Sophie Lea and I am based in Melbourne, Australia. I have been working happily in the helping professions my entire professional life. My background is in education as a primary, secondary and specialist education educator. After further counsellor training, I have worked as a school counsellor both in international schools and here in Australia in specialist settings and for independent schools. I have my own private practice here in Melbourne specialising in family and adolescent counselling and clinical supervision services for counselling therapists in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
As well as my clinical work I provide consultancy to educational, organisational settings and professionals in the following areas;

> Trauma-informed approaches for supporting students in varied educational settings.

> Therapeutic space design for therapy private practices, schools, medical centres, not for profit organisations and corporate environments.  (evidence based).

>Professional Counsellor supervision, mentoring and training.

>Four S model of establishing rapid rapport with young clients for GPs and Therapists.

I am also a lecturer in the Masters of Counselling at Monash University in Melbourne,  Australia and am currently completing my PhD, continuing my own commitment to being a life-long learner.

Thank-you for your interest in my professional offerings. If you would like to enlist my expertise, I would be delighted to hear from you.