BEd(Sch Guid & Couns), BPaed (Arts/Teaching), PGDipSM, MCouns, MEdSM, MACA
Pamela Chetty is an accredited Level 4 counsellor and supervisor with the Australian Counsellor Association. She has more than three decades of international and local experience in counselling and education. Pamela has worked as a relationship counsellor, therapist, educator, trainer and supervisor. Pamela completed her teaching degree and post-graduate Honours degree in School Guidance and Counselling in South Africa. She immigrated to New Zealand and worked as a counsellor at secondary schools during which time she was awarded a Ministry of Education scholarship and completed the Post Graduate Diploma in School Management and Masters in Education (School Management). In 2007, she moved to the Gold Coast where she completed the Masters in Counselling. She worked abroad as a university counsellor in the United Arab Emirates for a few years before returning to Australia as a school counsellor and developing her private practice.
Over the course of her training and career in counselling and education, Pamela has obtained a wide variety of experience working with children, youth and families, couples; and women from diverse cultural backgrounds. She has a special interest in working with relationship and couple’s issues; domestic and family violence; grief and loss; youth and family and life’s transitions. Pamela has trained teachers, supervised counsellors in-training and lectured Social Work students. She has a passion to empower others to reach their full potential and facilitates groups and workshops for the private, corporate and education sector.
Pamela is a holistic counsellor and draws on different counselling modalities to suit the client’s needs. These modalities include: Emotionally Focused Therapy; Imago Relationship Therapy; Solution-Focused Therapy; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy. Pamela’s counselling style is insightful, non-judgmental, authentic and warm. Her aim for every client is to create positive change within themselves and see them live a meaningful and full life. Pamela has completed her externship with the International Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples as well as Imago Relationship Training. In her practice at CBT Professionals, Pamela is committed to work especially with couples who are experiencing a disconnect in their relationship and/or couples who desire to deepen their connection with each other. Pamela has a deep sense of the importance of spirituality and how it contributes to a person’s well-being as well as how this works in with the counselling process. In her spare time, Pamela is an avid reader; enjoys time with family and friends; is passionate about cooking and enjoys travelling. She enjoys a good laugh and believes that “Laughter is the best medicine”.
Areas of interest
- Communication issues
- Loss of closeness
- Grief Counselling
- Solution Focused
- Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples
- Imago Relationship Counselling
- Narrative therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Thursday 5 pm to 8:00 pm
- Saturday 8am to 2:30 pm