Professional Development Officer
Fleur has worked within the refugee and humanitarian sector in Perth for the past 10 years. During this time she has been involved in developing and presenting training workshops on Cultural Competency and Refugee Experiences, for both the public and private sectors, as well as actively supporting clients with their settlement into WA.
Fleur has spent time in refugee camps on the Thailand / Myanmar border delivering Australian Cultural Orientation training to refugees coming to Australia, with the International Organisation for Migration. She also spent 14 months on Nauru working with asylum seekers at the Regional Processing Centre, as a Senior Case Officer.
Fleur graduated from Murdoch University in 2015 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and is passionate about working with refugee and humanitarian clients and supporting services providers in WA to gain a greater understanding of issues this population faces and how to best support them.
Professional Development Facilitator
Darren West commenced working at ASeTTS in 2011. Prior to this, he worked in the area of Child Protection, Drug and Alcohol Counselling, Youth Work and Parenting Programs for Prisoners.
Darren has a BSc in Psychology which he achieved in 1996 and completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology in 2010. In 2011 Darren commenced his two year supervisory period and gained his full registration as a Psychologist in 2014.
In addition to these, he has also completed Cert IV in Relationship Education and Cert IV in Train the Trainer and Workplace Assessor.
In 2013, Darren became Clinical Coordinator at ASeTTS and provides clinical supervision to other counsellors at the organisation. Apart from working individually with clients, he also works with client in couples counselling, group work and social activities.
His main therapy model in CBT, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, EMDR and psycho-therapy.
Professional Standards & Research Manager
April is a Psychologist who has worked with child and adult survivors of extreme violence since 1996 in Australia, the U.K. and Sierra Leone. Since 2002 she has worked exclusively with survivors of torture having worked with ASeTTS (Western Australia’s torture treatment rehabilitation service) and CVT (The Centre for Victims of Torture) Sierra Leone. She has also spent time in International Development, working for VSO-UK (Voluntary Service Overseas), aiding development work in 34 of the world’s poorest countries.
In 2008 she graduated from Harvard Medical School, having completed a post-graduate qualification in global mental health via the Harvard Programme in Refugee Trauma (HPRT). Her work has focussed largely on the coordination and delivery of psychosocial mental health services to refugees/asylum seekers and in post-conflict communities.
April has a particular interest in combining western and local/traditional approaches to achieve maximum healing potential whilst empowering and rebuilding traumatised communities. In 2009 she re-joined ASeTTS, where she has performed various roles and functions; such as Trainer, Researcher, Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor and Services Manager