We are two highly experienced and qualified men’s group facilitators. We both also have extensive personal experience being members of groups as part of our healing and growth journeys. 

Helen brings over seven years of experience as a Men’s Behaviour Change group facilitator. She has completed a ‘Graduate Certificate in Men’s Behaviour Change – Individual and Group-work Interventions through NSW Health.

Helen is also a trained and experienced group facilitator of the Caring Dad’s group program developed in the US. She has also trained in the Gestalt psychotherapeutic approach to groups, emphasising working in the ‘here and now’. In addition, Helen has completed training in “Yalom Group Psychotherapy: Leadership and Facilitation skills” through The Australian Institute of Counselling in Addictions (June Lake). The Yalom approach is highly interpersonal and works in the “here & now”.

Helen has been a group member of a Yalom psychotherapeutic group in Sydney for over three years, so she knows what it’s like to be in a group and how scary and rewarding it can be. She also knows the benefits of committing to being part of a group, even though you don’t feel like going some nights.

Jon has been facilitating groups for the past six years that include Men’s Behaviour Change, Engage and psychoeducational programs, and has received extensive training in motivational interviewing, behavioural change strategies, and groupwork-specific techniques. The various programs that Jon has delivered include a broad range of topics, such as:

  • Addiction and Recovery and Other Dependencies
  • Family Systems
  • Emotions
  • Anger
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Resentments
  • Stress Management
  • Managing Sadness, Depression and Loneliness
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Self-Awareness