Facilitator – based in Northern Rivers
Gina O’Neill is a Ngāti Kahngunu, Rangitane woman with Irish/German descent living and working currently on Eora and Bundjalung lands in Australia. Gina is an experienced psychotherapist, educator and supervising consultant (Master Gestalt Therapy, Grad Dip Couns. And B App. Soc Sci).
She has 20 years clinical experience supporting individuals, families and groups presenting with substance and process addictions, mental health, relationship issues and trauma-related experiences. Gina has worked in private psychiatric clinical settings, NGOs and public health settings as a therapist and clinical manager and in the past 8 years as a supervisor, lecturer in higher education, clinical specialist in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation sector and is in private practice.
She is currently co-convenor of the PACFA College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices and member of the PACFA research committee. She has completed studies in working with trauma, Indigenous models of supervision and recently ecotherapy.
As Gina is a NZ Maori woman, her interest is in growing her Indigenous healing practice informed by Te Ao Māori in reciprocity with the natural world, and the intersection with gestalt psychotherapy to support healing relationships with people and our environment.