Individual, couple and family therapist


Clinical Supervision for counsellors and chaplains


  • PACFA (Clinical) Reg. 21741
  • CCAA (Clinical) Reg.17283
  • ARCAP Registered

More than 40 years experience as a counsellor and teacher

My name is Ruth Thorne.

I am a counsellor who is committed to facilitate personal growth and assist clients to reach their goals.

I have a deep respect for clients who are prepared to take the step to see a counsellor in order to face whatever is troubling them. Whatever the concern, I am committed to facilitate the path towards the goals of the client.

In addition to counselling, I offer supervision for counsellors and school chaplains. I also lecture in counselling at a national college, and present workshops over a range of topics for small groups or organisations.

Qualifications and accreditation

I have a Masters degree in Counselling from CHC and a PhD in Counselling and Psychology from ACU. I am on the Australian National Register of Counsellors, and I hold clinical registration with the national registration body PACFA. I am also accredited by the CCAA, a national counsellor certifying agency with strong ethical guidelines, as a clinical member. My focus is on counselling for women, men, couples, families, young people and children around issues of relationships, grief, abuse, depression and anxiety and the challenges that life throws at us.

I am a founding member of the Central Victoria Narrative Network, and an active member of the Mental Health Professional Network, and continually work to update my knowledge and skills.