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Our team

Amanda is an experienced accredited mental health social worker. With over 20 years’ experience, Amanda has supported families across the life span, from the early years to aged care. She has worked in mental health, juvenile justice, sexual assault, fostering and adoption, aged care and hospital social work.

Amanda aims to provide a supportive environment to allow you to explore your challenges in life, whether it be with mental health issues, grief and loss or relationship issues.

 

 

Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones

Services

01

Counselling for children and young people

Amanda is trained and experienced in supporting children and young people with issues such as

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Sleep issues

  • Bullying

  • Family and relationship issues

  • Eating disorders

  • Gender identity

  • Self-harming

  • Suicide ideation

  • School refusal

02

Both Amanda and Luciana are  able to support you around the following issues:

  • Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

  • Past trauma such as sexual assault and domestic violence.

  • Grief and loss

  • Managing life transitions such as health issues, relationship breakdowns.

  • Work issues

 

 

 

04

Clinical supervision

Amanda has a special interest in supporting social workers in their practice. She has trained in both Australia and the UK in management and supervision. Amanda currently provides clinical supervision to social workers and also supervises students completing their social work studies at both Bachelor and Masters (qualifying) degrees.

 

Amanda is available to also provide group supervision sessions.

05

Support for Parents and carers

Luciana is available to support you with the challenges of parenting and caring for others. She has many years experience helping families navigate difficult times.

Luciana and Amanda are able to offer a coordinated service to you and your family and are available to work with separate members of the family.

03

Group programs for children

Hopscotch Partners are excited to be able to offer BaseCamp®, a Quirky Kids group program. This is an 8 week program to support children aged between 7-12 years with managing anxiety.     

Best of Friends, A social Emotional Learning program, also a Quirky Kids program is also now available for children in the Southern Highlands. Amanda and Luciana are trained Best of Friends facilitators.

Please contact us to discuss the starting date of the next group and the fees for the program. Sessions are held at Hopscotch Partners clinic in Bowral.

06

Assessments

Amanda is a trained Step By Step facilitator and is experienced in assessing foster and kinship carers. She is also an Independent Assessor completing Adoption assessments and Court reports for adoptions for the Department of Communities and Justice and accredited out of home agencies such as Anglicare, Life without Barriers, Lifestyle Solutions and Catholic Care.  Amanda also has experience completing Life Story work with children in Out of Home Care.

`Hopscotch Partners is a counselling clinic working with children, young people and adults in the Southern Highlands...'

Our team

Amanda Jones

Amanda is an experienced accredited mental health social worker. With over 20 years’ experience, Amanda has supported families across the life span, from the early years to aged care. She has worked in mental health, juvenile justice, sexual assault, fostering and adoption, aged care and hospital social work.

Amanda aims to provide a supportive environment to allow you to explore your challenges in life, whether it be with mental health issues, grief and loss or relationship issues.

 

 

Luciana Di Michiel

Luciana is a qualified professional counsellor with almost ten-year experience in private practice.

Luciana has joined us to offer support to the parents, carers, and families of our young clients, so that we can all walk together in this journey.

Luciana’s work has focused for many years on women’s health and wellbeing; she was a pioneer in online counselling in Australia, assisting women all over the world.

Luciana’s interest then expanded to include family relationships, parenting, and carers’ support.

Luciana has run workshops for children, parents, and carers.

Luciana is deeply involved in community work and works in learning support for public and private schools.   

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