Counselling Frankston & Mornington Peninsula - Louise Goodwin - Counsellor

About The Louise Goodwin Counselling Service


Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Social Work (Deakin University)
  • Post Grad Dip. Soc. Sc (Fam. Th) (Swinburne University)
  • AMHSW (Accreditated Mental Health Social Worker)
  • Diploma of Community Welfare Work CHC50702 (Chisholm Institute)
  • Intensive Mediation (Relationships Australia)


  • CRS Australia Award for Excellence - Most Outstanding 4th Year Graduating Student in BSW


  • Medicare Provider for Mental Health Care Plans and Non - Directive Pregnancy Counselling
  • Clinical member of AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy)
  • AASW Accreditated Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW)

Louise Goodwin | Owner and Director

About Louise Goodwin

A specialist in Child and Family Counselling, Couples Counselling and Individual Counselling, Louise has over 10 years experience in social welfare, counselling and advocacy working with families and individuals and wide-ranging experience with many types of issues including post-natal depression, parenting issues, children with disabilities, life-skills for women, separated parents, parents in high conflict, drug and alcohol addiction issues and families in financial hardship.

Louise's extensive professional training also includes mediation, facilitator training, cognitive behaviour therapy, Playsteps facilitation training, supporting families of children with a life-threatening illness, individual and family grief and bereavement counselling, interactive drawing therapy, ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, responding to sexual behaviour in primary school aged children, Getting Kids in Sync Training - approach to challenges with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Disorders and Alcohol and Drug Program Advisor.

In addition, Louise has more than 6 years experience working with families with children with disabilities or high needs including Autism, ADHD, Tourettes, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay and Speech and Language Delay.

Symbolism Of The Louise Goodwin Dragonfly Logo

dragon-fly-logosTraditionally symbolising inner change and associated with water, the dragonfly's scurrying flight across water means going beyond the surface to find a deeper meaning and understanding.The symbolism of the dragonfly also encapsulates the values of protection of children, life and good fortune, expression of emotion, vision, dreams, maturity, luck, confidence, lightness, colour and joy - many of the elements that as a dedicated Counsellor, Louise hopes to impart to all those seeking her services.