Experienced Professional Counsellor

Turning Point Training & Counselling was established in March 2014 following four years of crisis counselling experience and three years' training experience.

Since then, the focus has primarily been on building the training side of the business until suitable office premises could be sourced for counselling clients. Suicide Intervention Training has been conducted for Lifeline, Uniting Care Mental Health, Settlement Services International, Veterans, 180TC, Catholic Care, Redkite Australia and Neami to name a few.

Counselling experience has included working with Lifeline, Quest For Life, The National Centre For Suicide Prevention Training and Anglicare-Wollongong.

Turning Point Training & Counselling provides leading Suicide Intervention Training and one-on-one counselling sessions. Your counsellor is experienced, tertiary-trained and belongs to the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. She is bound by an industry code of ethics, participating in ongoing professional development and regular clinical supervision to maintain a high standard of excellence.

Our Motto: While there is life, there is hope

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science-Counselling
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Cert. IV in Telephone Counselling
  • SOA in Recognize and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence (CHCDFV301A)
  • Cert. IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110)
  • SOA in Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (TAELLN411)
  • Fully accredited trainer in ASIST and safeTALK

Biography – Sally Roberts

Sally Roberts

I am passionate about Suicide Intervention Training and the need for all members of community to share awareness and a spirit of willingness to help prevent the tragedy that is suicide.

I began my studies in 2010 towards gaining some understanding and skill due to a young person in my life trying to kill herself. I felt hopeless, helpless and useless, and I did not like that feeling. I wanted to know what the 'right' thing to say was, and what I could do to help.

For the past five years I have pursued this understanding and now teach others what they can do to help prevent suicide and save lives.

As a counsellor, I strive to provide a safe place for people to work through any issues that are causing pain, confusion or where there is a sense of being overwhelmed even momentarily. Issues may include loss & grief, relationship issues, self-esteem, assertiveness skills, mental health issues, crisis intervention, communication difficulties and many more life challenges.

I believe people have power within to transform, re-configure or adjust their life’s path and I know I am able to help facilitate these changes through self-awareness, compassion and support.

Counselling rooms are located in Penrith, and I am a member of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).

Collectively, I have over 500+ hours experience providing Telephone Counselling, Group Facilitation and one-on-one face-to-face counselling. Additionally, I have many more hours mentoring, coaching and helping people to realise their potential and strive to do their best, or cope with what they have.

I look forward to contributing and providing a safe place to fall for the Penrith community.

Sally Roberts
Dip.Couns, BSocSc(Cnslg)
Founder of Turning Point Training & Counselling