Manon van der Lee, is a trained Body and Movement oriented Psychotherapist, and was awarded her Masters degree in the Netherlands. Manon worked as a therapist for the last 16 years in a variety of settings such as, psychiatric wards for children, adolescents and adults; closed and open treatment centres for young people with severe behaviour problems; residential care facilities for children to elderly with intellectual disabilities; provide outreach therapy to people with social and behavioural issues related to Autism Spectrum diagnosis.
In Australia Manon was awarded her graduate diploma in Relationships Counselling. She worked as a case manager in Adelaide, Child and Family Counsellor in Cairns and Mossman. In Sydney, Manon was the team leader and clinical supervisor of family therapists for the Adolescent Mediation and Family Therapy program within Relationships Australia NSW.
Manon is a level 4 (highest) registered member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), College of Supervisors with ACA. She is a service provider with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Furthermore, Manon is a registered counsellor for Australia wide Employment Assistance Program (EAP) providers, and WorkCover Queensland.
In her work Manon is passionate about changing lives of people with adverse childhood experiences. She has excellent skills in finding and developing peoples' strengths to navigate through trauma, developmental issues, mental health concerns and family problems. She provides professional development for social workers, caseworkers and counsellors, training for parents and skills training for children and young people.
Manon lives in Port Douglas with her husband and their active dog an English Staffy. Her extra- curricular interests are hiking and scuba diving where she immerse herself in a peaceful environment and with this, her goal is to encourage people to find their strength and dedication to thrive in life.
I look forward to meeting with you.