Centacare South West NSW Introducing Keryn Family Counsellor /Mediator Wagga Wagga


Keryn joined Centacare South West NSW January 2018, she has previously worked as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner including 3 years as a child consultant for another non-government organisation from 2007 – 2017. That work included working with parents, grandparents and children in the context of family breakdown, grief and loss, separation and divorce in ways that are child focussed and child inclusive. Also providing psycho educational group sessions to support parents following separation and talking with parents about the effects of conflict on children. Keryn’s other current roles include adjunct lecturer at Charles Sturt University in the Dispute Resolution program, ministerial appointee for Community Justice Centre. Previously volunteer counsellor, community educator and trainer for the Australian Breastfeeding Association from 1993 – 2017.

Keryn can provide a range of clinical interventions for children, youth and adults that are family focused where possible with all members of the family. Services are targeted to meet client needs at critical family transition points including formation, extension, and separation. Family members, including children, can receive a range of services such as counselling, mediation, problem solving, dispute resolution, one-off group work education seminars, information and referrals. There will be a strong focus supporting parents and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged families and keeping children safe. 

Keryn graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2014 with a Masters in Dispute Resolution and has training in family mediation, elder and workplace mediation, transformative and restorative justice models and family group conferencing. As well as recognizing and responding to abuse and neglect.

Keryn is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney Generals Department and an Accredited Mediator with the National Mediation Standards Board. 

 Please contact Centacare for appointments with Keryn on 1300 619 379 or
email: info@centacareswnsw.org.au

Sam Hawtin