About Us


In our work with these children and young people, we see their lives take shape… we watch as they find direction and meaning in life…we see them realize that they do have hopes and dreams and they can make them happen. We’re watching possibility…

Rosebank is a free and confidential counselling service for children and young people in Liverpool, Fairfield and Campbelltown who have experienced sexual abuse. We also counsel non-offending family members. We do not see anyone who has been accused of abuse.

We are one of the oldest child sexual assault support services in Australia, and we are committed to helping children, young people, and families overcome the effects of trauma.

graphic-welcomeAll of our counsellors have Post Graduate level specialist sexual assault training, and receive ongoing professional development and training in trauma and therapy models.

We have experience in social welfare, education, social work, counselling, working with children and families, disability, out of home care and women’s health. We use our decades of knowledge and experience to make the best program for every individual to deal with trauma in a productive way.

We are advocates of early intervention so that children and young people can start writing their own story as soon as possible.

Rosebank is a creative and non-judgmental space. We use a variety of therapeutic modalities to suit the needs of each child or young person.

To find out more about how we work, have a look at Our Services, or read our FAQs or download our brochure here.

Our staff

We are proud of our staff, their expertise and the diversity of their experience. We are linked by our belief in the power of our work to change futures.

AMANDA, Rosebank’s Service Coordinator has been a part of the Rosebank counselling team since 2011. She specialises in sandplay therapy and has used this and other creative methods to help children and young people express themselves and tell their story.

Amanda has a Degree in Social Work, Diploma in Community Welfare Work and completed specialised training for sexual assault counsellors. She is experienced in working in child protection, out of home care and counselling families who have experienced trauma. Amanda enjoys helping individuals and families identify their inner strengths, resilience and resources to challenge barriers, build stronger relationships and increase self-confidence.

MELISSA has a diverse background. She worked as a librarian for many years and she also worked as a volunteer telephone counsellor for the Australian Breastfeeding Association national helpline providing counselling on parenting and breastfeeding issues. Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts and in 2017 she completed a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Western Sydney University. The completion of a placement at a Sexual Assault Service at Rosemeadow Community Health, working with children, young people and adults who had been impacted by the trauma of sexual assault led to Melissa becoming a counsellor at Rosebank. She works from a trauma and attachment based framework and she has had further training in play and sandplay therapy. Melissa is passionate about the power of play and creative therapies to transform, heal and empower children, young people and families to move forward with their lives. Melissa also works as a sessional tutor and marker at Western Sydney University and she is a member of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of NSW Inc.

NICOLE has a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology from Macquarie University and a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Western Sydney University. She has experience in supporting families leaving domestic and family violence, and being a part of the crisis support team for a national helpline service. Nicole is a counsellor at Rosebank and co-facilitator for ‘Kidz Space’ art therapy group. She believes in creating a safe space where children and young people can find a way to tell their story, and through this find empowerment, strength and hope for the future they wish to build.

RUTH has a Bachelor of Education in Special Needs and Art and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling. She was a teacher in London UK before coming to Sydney and working for a relationship counselling service and then a mental health recovery project. Ruth has many years experience of group work, both in schools and the community. She believes that safe creative groups enable adults and children communicate about the impacts of violence and abuse, build a stronger sense of self and reduce isolation. She has been facilitating the Girlspace Project and the Tree of Life Scrapbooking Group since 2010, and is passionate about working in partnership with other services to build safer more connected communities. 

We have the experience to understand the behaviours, the expertise to heal it,
and the care to get it right for every person.