Grief and Trauma Counselling
Grief Counsellor

Our dedicated team of grief and trauma counsellors provide a non-judgmental, confidential counselling and support service.

Counselling is provided in-person at our West Perth offices, or via telephone and online (eg: Skype, GoTo Meeting, email) for anyone affected by road trauma.

Counselling and support services are provided free of charge to anyone impacted by road trauma, irrespective of when the incident occurred, or the person’s actual level of involvement, be it direct or indirect.

How could counselling help?

  • Assist with understanding the range of emotions experienced
  • Understand the grieving process in the immediate and longer term.
  • Explore traumatic impact
  • Provide coping strategies for healthy grieving
  • Improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Reduce severity and length of trauma and grief.

Meet our counsellors

Susan Medica

Lead Counsellor 

Susan is a Registered Psychologist, with Masters of Psychology (Counselling) and has been with the service since its inception in November 2013. Susan is responsible for coordinating specialized trauma and bereavement counselling services as well as preventative education and professional development workshops. She has previously worked across a variety of fields including rehabilitation, post-natal trauma, institutional and family abuse and in private practice.

Gary Hurst


Gary is an experienced Social Worker, having worked for many years in the adolescent and adult cancer fields as a Clinician and in senior roles. Previously Gary has worked with victims of crime, the Cancer Council and with young people living with cancer in the areas of trauma and loss and grief. 
Currently Gary has a part time coaching practice working in schools and with adults. Therapy modalities include (but are not restricted to) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. 

Katherine Cheng


Katherine is a Registered Psychologist and joined ICCWA in April 2016. She has worked as an employee assistance programe (EAP) counsellor, advisor for international students at TAFE & UWA, and as a Psychologist with the WA Department of Education and independent schools. Katherine's preferred therapy modalities include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. 


To find out whether counselling is right for you, Contact Us to speak with our staff or counselling team and make an appointment.

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