Therapists – Opengate Institute


Fiona Werle

BA SocSc

Registered Counsellor (MACA)

Clinical Sandtray Therapist

Professional Supervisor (ACA)

Health Care & Professional Counselling Services

  • NDIS Provider
  • BUPA
  • Police Health Fund (extra's benefits)
  • GU Insurance
  • Medibank Private (WorkCover)
  • Department of Family and Community Services
  • Supervision

Fiona works with children from as young as 3 years of age with all types of abilities and disabilities. Her clients also include older children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. In her experience Fiona has worked with disablied clients, non-verbal, Autism and Downs Syndrome.

Fiona also specialises in Trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and Self-deprivation. As a mental health practitioner, she understands her client’s psychological needs and offers the support, understanding and skills to move them towards good psychological health and wellness.

Fiona’s private practice is located within the premises of Opengate Institute.

M and G Webster

We came to see Fiona because she was highly recommended and we are so glad we did.

What I noticed first was she did not allow us to descend into ‘he said/she said’ stuff, but picked up on what was strong between us underneath. 

It’s what we needed but had been overshadowed by other things which unbalanced all the good in our lives.

It was an approach which immediately helped us and taught us how profound it is to forgive and move on to the good stuff!

Cathie Creswell

Cathie Creswell

0417 911 994

Australian Counselling Association registration: 10366

Graduate Diploma: Creative Arts Therapies (Counselling)

Advanced Diploma: Transpersonal Art Therapy (Counselling)

Bachelor of Arts: Fine Arts, Certificate IV: Training and Assessment,

Certificate III: Education Support