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LUMOS TRAUMA COUNSELLORS

DR MARTHA DRUERY

Dr Martha Druery is Director of Lumos Trauma, a highly trained and committed team of therapists providing traumatic injury, grief and loss counselling. 

With over 20 years’ experience as a critical care social worker focused on trauma counselling within the health sector, Martha brings a wealth of knowledge and evidence-based training to support individuals who are experiencing traumatic loss and bereavement, adjustment to injury or life-limiting conditions and situations. Her doctorate was completed in 2020 at The University of Queensland, Faculty of Medicine, investigating Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes. She brings real world experience, contemporary research and personal passion to delivery of care at Lumos Trauma.

Trained with effective use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy, Schema Therapy, mindfulness and other Focused Psychological Strategies, Martha delivers holistic care to suit the individual needs of each client. 

Martha has experience with suicide, homicide and other traumatic bereavement. She also works with people who are adjusting to other forms of loss, health crises and workplace injuries. She has hand-selected her team of experienced, compassionate and highly professional Lumos Trauma therapists.

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ELAINE HENDERSON

Elaine has had many years of experience with working with people and appreciates the need to have someone truly listen. Our world is often fast and furious, our lives more often than not quite chaotic, and it can be difficult to cope with the many hurdles that are thrown at us, and to find someone who actually offers their help unconditionally. She sees her role as your Counsellor is to walk by your side, to respect the privilege that it is to share your story with you, and to perhaps work with you to help find the way forward. Sometimes it is just an ear that makes the difference. 

She has worked for many years in traumatic loss – in particular loss through homicide. This has given her a massive insight into the many facets of loss in general, but in particular, coping with sudden or senseless loss. Her experience also includes working with domestic violence situations, relationship breakdown, anxiety, depression and trauma. 

It is often hard finding the right fit in your therapist, but if we look at what you potentially share in therapy, that fit is the most important thing. Her family, her own life and values coupled with her work experience provides a sound foundation. She is a registered member of the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia.

She is genuine, empathetic, respectful and non-judgemental, and brings these strengths to each session.

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SUZANNE STAAL

Suzanne obtained her Masters in Mental Health in 2008 and since that time she has worked with mental health presentations in adults, adolescents and children in government, non-government and private practice settings. Much of this work has been trauma focused and related to family of origin, attachment and early life experiences. She has completed extensive training in the treatment of trauma and attained a Masters level in the administration of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) – an internationally recognised gold standard treatment for PTSD and other trauma-related conditions.

Suzanne is a Certified Mindfulness practitioner. Through her personal practice of Mindfulness and well as in her professional work she has come to appreciate the therapeutic benefits of this mind-heart-body approach. It’s ability to increase our capacity for wisdom, self-compassion and adaptive responses to the challenging situations that arise in our lives, makes it a valuable resource for enhancing resilience and wellbeing as well as authentic living.

Prior to completing her Masters in Mental Health in 2008, Suzanne worked as a Social Worker for 20 years with a diverse range of populations.

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SAMANTHA WESTON

Samantha Weston is a qualified Mental Health Social Worker, trained in Neuropsychotherapy.  She has worked in both non-government and government agencies for 10 plus years, predominantly providing psychotherapy and coaching within the vulnerable families sector.  She is experienced in compassion-focused trauma-informed therapeutic interventions addressing trauma symptomology, PTSD, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, injury and burns psychological adjustment; alongside health and wellbeing, spirituality, resilience, personal development and life direction.  She recognises the therapeutic relationship is paramount and values the spiritual wisdom inherent in an individual’s circumstance.  She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and abides by the professional and ethical standards required of this professional membership.


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To make an appointment:

Phone 0427 573 648

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