About | Melinajbw Counselling
Melina JBW Director and Founder
Meet Your Counsellors
As a registered counsellor and neurotherapist based in the Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba, I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve greater mental health and wellbeing. With over a decade of experience in the field of counselling and a post graduate degree in Applied Neuroscience I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.

Melina is the director and founder at MelinaJBW Counselling Coaching Consulting. As a registered counsellor and neurotherapist based in the Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba, she is dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve greater mental health and wellbeing. With over a decade of experience in the field of counselling and a post graduate degree in Applied Neuroscience I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.

My counselling approach is client-centered and strength-based, I work collaboratively with clients to understand their unique experiences and develop strategies that are tailored to their specific needs. I firmly believe that every individual has the capacity for personal growth, and that counselling can be a powerful tool for fostering positive change.

My areas of specialisation include depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief and loss. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced narcissistic abuse and religious or church abuse. In addition, I provide support and guidance to youth, couples, and parents navigating the challenges of adolescence, relationships, and parenting.

As a counsellor, I am dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of stigma or shame. I understand that seeking counselling can be a difficult decision, and I strive to make the process as comfortable and supportive as possible.

My counselling sessions are tailored to the unique needs of each client, and I utilise a range of evidence-based techniques, neurotherapy, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. I believe that a holistic approach to mental health is essential, and I encourage clients to explore the mind-body connection through practices such as neuro-cycles, somatic exercises and techniques that help to calm and re-connect the nervous system.

My goal as a counsellor is to empower individuals to take control of their mental health and wellbeing and achieve greater fulfilment and happiness in their lives. Whether you are struggling with a specific issue or seeking greater self-awareness and personal growth, I am here to support you on your journey.

If you are interested in learning more about my counselling services or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your path to greater mental health and wellbeing.

Wisdom and Experience
Stuart Hall Senior Counsellor
Stuart has extensive experience working as a counsellor with individuals and families over a broad range of issues. Stuart’s expertise around counselling families through the Family Law pathway has given him insight into building relationships and coaching individuals through highly conflictual times in their lives. Stuart has a style that is deeply caring and authentic. He empowers his clients to manage their life situations and maintain positive changes in their lives through his down to earth style. “As a senior counsellor, I am committed to empowering a new generation of counsellors through reflective supervision.”

I wish life was simple, but its not.

I wish I had all the answers, but I don't

I wish everybody would just do the right thing, but they don't.

I guess we all want to find the cure for everything but when it comes to our own personal life,
mental health, attitudes and expectations, intentions there is no cure but can learn to manage our
lives better.

I've been a counsellor for a very long time and have learned a couple of important lessons
There is nothing like a safe place to talk to someone who has skills in life, honestly, without the fear
of judgement from them, and to know that their only goal in that time is to make you successful.

That is a counselling session.

Secondly it is easy to get hooked on and become dependent on that person, that’s why we do brief
therapy so that you can adjust and continue your journey with new skills.

I’d love to understand where you are in your journey and value add to it. I have the skills, the quals,
the experience and the insight the only thing missing is you

I specialise in trauma, conflict, relationships, coaching and general counselling.

Experienced and Solution Focused
Samuel McCosh Senior Counsellor
Life can be challenging at times, but through counseling, we can develop skills to navigate these difficulties and improve our ability to cope with life's issues. It's rewarding to see my clients grow stronger in their mental health, relationships, and overall life. In our counseling sessions, we collaborate to learn how to handle tough times and discover strategies that make life enjoyable once more.

Counsellor

Samuel Mark McCosh (MCOUNS, PGDipCOUNS, GradDipTeach)

At times life can be really hard, through counselling we can develop skills to work through this to better cope with life’s issues, I love seeing my clients become stronger in their mental health, relationships and life in general. As we work together in counselling sessions we learn how to manage the difficult times and find strategies to help life become good again.

Samuel is a seasoned counsellor with 15 years of experience, specializing in areas such as alcohol and drug counselling, along with couples and individual therapy. He holds a level four membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and is also a member of the Australasian Solution Focused Association (ASFA), where he presented at the national conference in 2023. Samuel earned a Master of Counselling, focusing his research on enhancing the Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) model to better serve specific client needs. In his practice, Samuel creates an environment where clients feel valued and understood, collaborating with them to establish goals for improving their mental health. He exhibits an empathetic, authentic, and non-judgmental approach to counselling, employing techniques that empower his clients to address and resolve both current and past challenges. Samuel has guided clients through difficult issues such as separation, grief, loss, anger, stress, depression, and trauma. His extensive experience ensures that he meets clients at their current state and supports them in progressing towards their desired outcomes.

Qualifications

Master of Counselling (Merit)

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)

Modalities

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Person Centred Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Reality Therapy

Gestalt Therapy (Two Chair Work)

Counselling - Lavender Field

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Ready to take control of your mental health? We are here to help. With our easy online booking system, you can check availability and schedule your own appointments from the comfort of your own home. Don't wait any longer to start feeling better.

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Visit us in Toowoomba on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, or in Plainlands on Wednesdays.

Melina JBW Counselling, Coaching and Consulting
Unit 8b Petard Arcade
566 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Only

07 4639 5009

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