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Growing Together - Early Career Counsellors

Fostering the future generation of professional counsellors and psychotherapists.

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At ALY'S PLACE, we are proud to be a teaching practice supporting early career counsellors and psychotherapists.
Our early career practitioners are Master-level professional counsellors, coming to private practice after years of tertiary education and rich life experience.

While they are still building their caseloads and client base, they are able to offer reduced rates for individual and couples counselling. 


The reduced rates are:

$120 for 60-minute individual sessions* and

$210 for 90-minute couples sessions. 


*(Please note teenager individual sessions with An An cost $160)

All our early career counsellors hold professional registrations and attend regular supervision and debriefing sessions with our Lead Counsellor, Alyona Cerfontyne

Meet An An Lieu,

Early Career Counsellor passionate about helping young couples, teenagers and young adults

Hi, I am An An. 

Originally from Singapore, I moved to Australia to pursue my counselling studies. When working with clients, my main priority is creating a safe space and keeping an open mind to your experiences.

I am empathetic and I hope to keep our sessions light-hearted while getting to know you.


Outside of being a counsellor, I enjoy travelling and exploring new places, trying new foods, and meeting people from different cultures.

My Qualifications

I hold a Bachelor of Psychology with honours and I am currently pursuing my Master of Counselling at Monash University. 

I speak Mandarin and English fluently.

I can help with

> Couples relationships

> Young Couples relationships
> Youths and adolescents (12 - 25years)
> Emotions/feelings, trauma and affairs

> Improving communication
> Grief

CLIENT DAYS: Wednesdays and Thursdays


Meet Carmen Yoong,

Early Career Counsellor passionate about helping couples and families

Hey, I'm Carmen!


Originating from the culturally diverse country, Malaysia, I was given an opportunity by the Australian Government to move to Melbourne to pursue my Counselling studies. 


My professional journey includes experiences as a humanitarian case worker, addressing issues of sexual and gender-based violence, and as a mental health recovery coach for teenagers and young adults dealing with complex trauma, eating disorders, and personality disorders.


Working with diverse communities has shown me the common thread of the profound impact of relationships on mental health. I'm passionate about helping others navigate their life's journey by focusing on improving relationships, ultimately enhancing overall life quality. 


In our sessions, you can expect an open-minded, curious, and empathetic approach, creating a safe space for you to share comfortably. I am committed to doing my best and supporting your well-being. Beyond work, I find joy in singing, traveling, and spending quality time with loved ones. 

My Qualifications

I hold a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and I am currently pursuing my Master of Counselling at Monash University.

I speak Cantonese and English fluently.  

I can help with

> Relationship issues in couples

> Life transitions

> Individual issues


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Get help now.

To enquire about sessions with our early career counsellors, please complete this form.

Or call/text now +61499231178

15 Carbine Way, Mornington VIC 3931 (entry through the grey/blue façade)


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