Debbie Garratt

Dr Debbie Garratt (PhD) has a broad background in health (including 25yrs as a Registered Nurse), counselling and adult education, and professional experience of more than 30 years in the following areas:

  • Crisis counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Pregnancy counselling
  • Post abortion counselling
  • Psychosocial care in oncology
  • Counsellor education
  • Relationship and sexuality education
  • Group facilitation
  • Professional development programs: design and delivery
  • Management, leadership and team building program development and delivery
  • Health and stress management education and individual coaching

Debbie’s particular counselling interests and expertise include:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Perinatal mental health (including perinatal loss)
  • Loss and grief
  • Sexuality
  • Lifestyle coaching and education
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Relationships

Debbie is also recognised as a Certified Nutrition Network Medical Practioner by the world’s foremost professional body on low carb/ketogenic nutrition: the Nutrition Network. If you are looking for a healthy lifestyle change for weight loss or to manage health conditions, appointments can be scheduled for this express purpose.

Debbie has undertaken a number of speaking tours and presented at numerous conferences, both national and international including:

  • International Mental Health Professionals Conference
  • Speaking tour of New Zealand universities
  • American Association of Prolife ObGyns
  • Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia
  • World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Melbourne,
  • Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, Adelaide,
  • Breast Care Nurses Conference

Debbie complements her depth of experience with professional qualifications including:

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Education, La Trobe University
  • Breast Care Nursing Course, La Trobe and ACCV
  • Bachelor of Nursing, La Trobe University, Wodonga
  • Bachelor of Education, La Trobe University, Wodonga Campus
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Loss & Grief, Family Therapy, Drugs and Alcohol)
  • Solution Focused Counselling training
  • Diploma of Professional Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma of Mindfulness Therapy
  • Nutrition Network Advisor Training in LCHF/Keto Nutrition
  • LCHF in Clinical Practice
  • Professional Training in LCHF/Keto Nutrition and Treatment
  • Diabetes Reversal Training
  • Training and Assessment Certificate IV
  • Certificate Humanistic Psychology and Counselling
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage, Health Schools International
  • Diploma of Swedish Massage, Health Schools International
  • Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training 2007
  • Course in Oncology Nurse Education, University of Central Florida
  • Facilitator, Living With Cancer Education Program, ACCV
  • Certificate of Workplace Assessment, RMIT