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We are a Christian Counselling Service, with all Counsellors being committed Christians as well as highly qualified and experienced counsellors, with therapeutic expertise.
The gospel message is central to our personal and professional lives. You are welcome to bring spiritual issues into counselling.

As professional counsellors we are guided by you and your goals. We are open and respectful towards all people regardless of background or world view.
Our website aims to provide you with the information you will need to explore whether Gilead Counselling is right for you.

All Gilead counsellors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and continue to offer face to face counselling.


We’d like to start by introducing you to our Counsellor:-

 Naomi Warren


I grew up on a farm in North East Victoria. I studied Medical Radiations Science in Melbourne and worked in that profession before living overseas and eventually moving to Bendigo in 2008.

My qualifications include the Advanced Diploma in Christian Counselling and Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling. Currently I am undertaking a Masters in Counselling at Monash University and Certification in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy with the Australian Centre for EFT. Given the tasks of my previous occupation (mostly MRI brain scans) I gravitate towards psychotherapies supported by neuroscience such as Sensorimotor and Attachment based therapies. In particular I am passionate about working with adult survivors of childhood trauma and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist (PESI). I have trained in Radical Exposure Tapping for PTSD and Prepare/Enrich.

I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, addiction and grief issues with adults.

I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association and the ACA College of Christian Counsellors.

We like this quotation from Dan B. Allender*
As complex as all our lives seem to be, God’s plan is quite simple. He calls us to
        • Begin anywhere, and he will take us where he wants us to go;
        • Start with our strengths, and he will reveal and use our weaknesses;
        • Follow our desires, and he will grow his passion in us.
*Allender, Dan B., 2005, "To Be Told" pg 125, WaterBrook Press, USA, 1st Edition.