Merle Meyer: AdvDipPol, BA(SocSc), GradCertHlth (MentalHlthSci), MSW
I am an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and a Provisional Psychosexual Therapist with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS). Passionate about rural service delivery, I work in private practice in Geraldton. In addition to this, I am a sessional tutor and residential facilitator in the Bachelor of social work at Geraldton University Centre.
I work with adults, young people, and couples experiencing a range of mental health issues and relationship difficulties. With specialist training in sexology and cognitive behaviour therapy, I apply a sex-positive approach for clients with diverse sexual backgrounds, relationship styles, genders, and sexualities. I facilitate people’s journeys in relationships to improve communication, emotional intimacy, and sexual connection. I explore sexual challenges and opportunities with the clients and provide a supportive space to understand and resolve the factors contributing to or maintaining challenging situations.
Areas of expertise include:
Crises counseling, relationship challenges, and presentation of anxiety, depression, and substance use concerns. Specialised psychological strategies include cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), parenting skills, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness. In addition to this, I provide supervisory services to Social Workers.
I graduated from Flinders University with a Master of Social Work and Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Science (CBT). I have a BA degree in Social Science, majoring in Psychology and Social Work, and an Advanced Diploma in Policing and Administration from the University of South Africa. I am currently enrolled in a Master of Sexology at Curtin University.