Building Bridges and Connections.

Based upon a belief for people to realise their potential through having greater understanding and insight on the journey called life.

About Raylene Shipham

I have spent a lifetime learning and although I have completed my Master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy I have discovered in order to really make a difference in a client’s life I need to commit to a process of lifelong learning. I am a firm believer in the power of the relationship that unfolds in a therapeutic setting and the enormous privilege that I am given to walk alongside an individual/ couple or family as they navigate the next step. As a counsellor I am dedicated to go on a journey with my clients so that they may step into a future filled with understanding, insight and hope that even though we cannot control our past we have choice about our future and our destiny.



My therapy of choice is psychodynamic, attachment and intergenerational/ family of origin. This holistic approach allows me to guide you through anything that you feel is holding you back, including but not limited to:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family and peer conflict
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • General Counselling


The Enneagram – it is a powerful and dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling and acting.
Through the Enneagram you can find a profound and powerful way of understanding ourselves and others that offers a clear path to answering these questions.
  • Personality understanding and insight
  • Relationship understanding and insight
  • “Change me first” principles
  • Understanding patterns of behaviour


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR has long been used to treat people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression, but has shown to have benefits for all people. Some benefits of EMDR include:
  • Benfits all types of trauma
  • Can be used to address chronic and multiple traumas
  • Transform internal beliefs
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Manage little stresses before they grow
  • Ongoing self-improvement


Thank you Raylene. You are the first professional with whom I have developed the comfort level to be "fully myself". You provide a safe, non-judgmental place in which to explore sensitive and painful issues.  Your professional insight, compassionate nature and the ability to ask the right questions has provided me with a new perspective on not only issues I'm working through but also about my personality. Already in a short time, I feel that the work we have been doing has helped tremendously to guide my growth in a healthy direction.
Sometimes in life we need to get out of our own heads, be given the tools to notice the whys, and see things from a different perspective. And sometimes we need to be helped with that... guided through them even... I am so thankful for those sessions with Raylene that helped me do this! Raylene is caring, generous, gentle, but also strong and not afraid to tell it how it is. Thankful for what I have learnt and what I now take with me into my coming challenges.
I would recommend Raylene 110%. She is an amazing woman with great discernment, as well as having a wide range of knowledge. Raylene displays love, understanding and kindness. She is gentle and encouraging and willing to challenge mindsets if needed. I've always felt comfortable around her and I am able to be authentic. I've seen many counsellors and feel Raylene is one of the best, I am finally able to say I am finally free from the prison I was in. I will forever be grateful to Raylene as I have grown and learned so much in all areas in my life.

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00 - 1:00pm
After hours on request

0490 180 842


I am currently located on site at Craigie Baptist Church

119 Camberwarra Dr,
Craigie 6035


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