Counselling & Holistic Practice, Central Coast

HealTHY Self Centre is able to see clients wishing to commence counselling for the following concerns. Counselling services include:

  • Relationship counselling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma related conditions
  • Children and adolescents who display sexualised and sexually problematic behaviours
  • Children and their families who have concerns about behaviour and development
  • Assistance with parenting
  • Children and young people who have experienced bullying
  • Pregnancy related counselling

Meet Jillian…

Jillian Murray, Counsellor Erina

Jillian Murray, HealTHY Self Centre, Central Coast, Erina & KulnuraJillian Murray is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers and registered for Medicare Services.

Jillian has over 12 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have accessed therapy for a variety of reasons.

Jillian utilises a range of theoretical models such as Cognitive Behavioural Counselling, Psychoeducational, Trauma Recovery Model, Sandtray Therapy, Art and Play Therapy.

Jillian has provided assessments, therapy and clinical supervision to a range of professionals including; Family & Community Services, NSW Disability and Aged Services, Wesley Dalmar Foster Care, Centacare and Life Without Barriers.

For a professional Central Coast Counselling serviceget in touch with Jillian

Introducing Nerine…

Nerine Strachan, Counsellor Erina

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling); Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy)

Expertise: Abuse; Affective disorders; Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD); Dual diagnosis; Emotional abuse; General Psychology; Personality disorders; Physical Abuse; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Psychotherapy; Relapse prevention; Relationships; Relaxation training; Self-Esteem; Self-Esteem and Self-Development; Shyness & social skills deficits; Stress; Trauma; Burnout

Nerene Strachan, Counsellor, HealTHY Self Centre, Central Coast, Erina & KulnuraNerine is a counsellor, psychotherapist and yoga instructor who is deeply committed to helping others enhance their lives by nurturing mental and physical health. With an approachable, warm and caring personality, Nerine creates a supportive environment for her clients’ development.

She specialises in a psychodynamic psychotherapy known as the Conversational Model. The theoretical framework of the Conversational Model depends mainly on the development of self in relationship, and the integration of unconscious traumatic memory. It has integrated psychoanalytic understanding with research in the fields of trauma and developmental theory, linguistics, memory and neurophysiology.

Nerine believes in the intrinsic potential of all human beings for self-realisation. Nerine will help you discover your own potential and facilitate the creation of a happier, healthier you. She looks forward to helping you begin your personal transformation to a life of increased balance and contentment!

To make an appointment with Nerine, please call 0411 313 726, email or use the contact form provided here.

Meet Christine…

Christine Gissing, Counsellor and Holistic Practitioner

Christine Gissing, HealTHY Self Centre, Central Coast, Erina & KulnuraExpertise: Trauma & Abuse Counselling, Drug & Alcohol Counselling, Relapse Prevention, Anxiety Management, Building Self-esteem, Grief & Bereavement, Sailing through Menopause, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Chakra balancing, Life & Wellness Coaching.


  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Life & Wellness Coaching)
  • Diploma of Health Science (Holistic Kinesiology)
  • Diploma of Holistic Living Counselling
  • Graduate Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies
  • Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Christine is an insightful and empathic practitioner with over 20 years’ professional counselling and holistic practitioner experience. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association, and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. In addition to private practice, Christine has worked across a variety of settings with clients of all ages. She specialises in providing effective therapeutic support to children, adolescents and adults.

Christine is strongly committed to helping her clients to create the change they desire within themselves and their relationships. She provides a highly supportive environment for her clients to discuss their concerns, and explore ways to manage worry and stress more effectively. Christine is particularly adept at life and wellness coaching: she encourages her clients to harness their innate strengths and skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Christine’s clients leave counselling equipped with a renewed sense of purpose and practical, personalised strategies to overcome life’s challenges.

Each session with Christine is tailored to meet her clients’ personal therapeutic needs and goals. Christine incorporates many contemporary models of counselling into her practice, including: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness-Based Therapy as well as holistic approaches of Kinesiology and Energy Psychology. Christine is dedicated to supporting her clients achieve optimal well-being in all areas of life.

To make an appointment with Christine, please call 0422 100 018, submit an online enquiry here or contact through her website at