About Rebecca Leach​​ Counselling
"When I thought that I couldn't reach my goals, Rebecca always supported me and kept me going. I want to thank Rebecca for helping me to reach my potential."  Paige (Counselling Participant)

It is important that I continue to 'sharpen the tools in my own toolbox.' To maintain and enhance my knowledge and skills I use a 70:20:10 framework. 70% of my learning and development is from experience. For over 20 years I have been experientially learning by working in leadership positions within the community services and education sectors throughout Australia (including working for the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council, Lifeline and The Benevolent Society). To ensure that I have current industry skills I continue to practice as a Counsellor. 20% of my learning and development is from exposure. My social learning includes networking and receiving feedback, coaching, mentoring and supervision.

10% of my learning and development is from education. My formal learning has included studying a Master of Counselling, Master of Disability Studies, Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies, Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Social Work, Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, Diploma of Community Education, Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Children's Services, Diploma of Leisure and Health, Diploma of Training Design and Development, Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate IV in Advocacy, Certificate IV in Aged Care, Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Certificate III in Community Services, Certificate III in Disability, Certificate III in Mental Health and Certificate III in Youth Work. In addition I am currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council).

As a Counsellor, my focus is on building a genuine therapeutic and trusting relationship and actively and empathetically listening to you (as an individual, couple, family or group) in order to promote your mental health and wellbeing, enhance your self-understanding and to resolve identified concerns. Remember that no issue is too big or too small to ask for support. Most of my counselling services are conducted face to face but I also provide online and telephone counselling.

In addition I hope that I can support your professional development by facilitating person centred Nuts and Bolts Workshops (and supportive eLearning and distance education) and Bec-Spoke On Site Training that meets your needs (as part of your 10% formal learning and development). I would also like to provide you with ongoing support to assist in your 20% exposure learning and development (including providing you with coaching and assisting you to share information with your team, organisation and sector) and 70% experiential learning and development (such as empowering you to apply knowledge and skills).​​
Nuts and Bolts Accidental Counsellor
About Rebecca Leach Professional Development
"Rebecca is highly knowledgeable and shares her passion for and commitment to the sector in a manner that is highly engaging and effective." Simon (Department of Education)

Recently, I have supported organisations throughout Australia, including volunteers and staff from Allity, Alzheimer's Australia, Anglicare, Advanced Personnel Management, Baptist Care, Carer Support, Centacare, Community Health, Council, Defence Community Organisation, Department of Education, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Edmen Group, Endeavour Foundation, Guide Dogs, Jewish Community Services, Junction Australia, Lady Gowrie, Legacy Australia, Life Without Barriers, Lutheran Services, Mental Illness Fellowship, Mission Australia, National Disability Insurance Agency, Relationships Australia, Salvation Army, Save the Children, School, Smith Family, Uniting Care, Young Men's Christian Association and Young Women's Christian Association.

I hope to support your continuous learning by facilitating intensive Nuts and Bolts Workshops. The topics are determined by industry consultation. This is interactive professional development (not 'chalk and talk') focused on providing you with practical strategies ('nuts and bolts') and ongoing support to implement them. Please note that these topics are also available as supportive Nuts and Bolts eLearning and distance education.

I also hope to support your learning and development by facilitating Bec-Spoke On-Site Training. This is interactive professional development (not 'chalk and talk') customised to meet the needs of your organisation. My focus is on providing practical strategies and ongoing support to implement them. Please note that I am also able to present at conferences and to provide consultancy services.
Rebecca Leach Professional Development
Please note the 2019 Diploma of Counselling qualification I will be facilitating in Warrnambool is now open for enrolment. For more information please contact me.