Merilyn’s experience and qualifications in Social Work, Education, Coaching Psychology and Couples and Family Therapy plus more than 25 years as a wife, mother and business sole trader equip her to provide broad ranging coaching services.

Merilyn adopts a strengths based, solution-focused, systems and positive psychology approach to coaching (using CBT, ACT, PERMA and Bowen Family Systems Theory). A supportive space for reflection, insight, goal setting, exploring options, planning and making  desired shifts is provided. Merilyn brings psychological insight, practical skill and wisdom to the challenging complexity often involved in relationships, making decisions, managing transitions, intentional change and personal development.


Individual Coaching

Combining her training with personal experience Merilyn has coached hundreds of people at various life stages in various settings. Her primary focus for coaching includes: life stage transitions,  work performance enhancement and change management; individual, couples and family issues.

Making it Happen – Fees and Bookings

Individual Coaching sessions are up to 2 hours, usually 3 to 8 sessions, fortnightly to monthly. Sessions can be conducted face-to-face, by Zoom or phone. There is no Medicare rebate, however fees fall within the range of psychological services i.e. $150 for 1 hour, $225 for 90 minutes, $300 for 2 hours .  Clients requiring clinical psychological support will be referred. Merilyn adheres to the AASW Code of Ethics and the ICF Ethical Code and The Standards Australia Coaching in Organisations Handbook. Enquiries and bookings can be made HERE.

Organisational Coaching

Merilyn has worked with faith-based, educational and corporate organisations over the past 30 years positioning her to offer skills, performance, remedial and developmental coaching at many levels in these settings. This experience includes:

  • National Church Life Survey: researcher, senior presenter, leadership coaching
  • Anglicare Regional Community Development Worker: group training, pastoral and leadership coaching
  • Totally Smart School Wellbeing Seminars: founder, researcher, consultant and presenter
  • Healthworks Corporate: contract wellbeing researcher and presenter.

This wealth of experience enables Merilyn to offer a range of interlinked organisational enhancement coaching services e.g. psycho-educational seminars; individual and team leadership coaching and positive change management interventions.

Making it Happen

Organisational Coaching requests will prompt a needs assessment and proposal. The proposal is likely to include interviews, assessment tool usage, training, one-on-one and group coaching. Fees will be discussed upon request. Merilyn has professional indemnity and public liability insurance through her AASW membership and adheres to the ICF Ethical Code and The Standards Australia Coaching in Organisations Handbook. Enquiries and bookings can be made here.