Culturally appropriate and sensitive counselling support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students

At La Trobe University, we acknowledge that our campuses are located on the lands of many Traditional Custodians in Victoria. We acknowledge that these lands were stolen, and sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past and present and we recognise their ongoing connection to their lands. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Meet Kimberley – Our Indigenous Counsellor/Social Worker

Kimberley is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung & Yorta Yorta woman born and raised on Boon Wurrung country in South East Melbourne. She is passionate about supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students throughout their academic journey.  

Kimberley is available for a yarn and can provide a safe space to support your social, emotional, cultural wellbeing, healing, and wellness. She is also able to refer you to other services as appropriate. She is passionate about your wellbeing to support you to achieve in your studies here at La Trobe.

About the service:

The Indigenous counselling service is a safe space within Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion, that provides culturally appropriate and sensitive support for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at La Trobe University.

Culturally safe counselling space

The Indigenous counsellor is fully qualified, culturally informed and adheres to a professional code of ethics. This service is a free and safe space to have a yarn and talk about any troubles in your life. Students from any campus can access this service by phone, via zoom or face-to-face contact.

Please note: The face-to-face service is only available at the Bundoora campus.

How the Indigenous Counsellor can help

  • Safe space for a confidential yarn
  • Relationship issues
  • Healing & wellness
  • Social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing
  • Referral(s) to other appropriate services/agencies

Contact me

You can request an Indigenous appointment via our Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion website.

Please note: When booking your appointment, please indicate if you would like to be linked in with the Indigenous Counsellor.

For more general information about wellbeing at La Trobe, to chat to someone about our Wellbeing services, or for help with bookings, contact the Health and Wellbeing Centre.