About us

About us

The Adelaide Counselling Practice started in 2007 and it was set up by the late Kayla van Bruinessen. Her husband, Bob van Bruinessen, soon joined and the practice began to grow

Over the years, we have continued our commitment to offering high quality counselling services to all our clients. Our aim has been to help make positive changes in people’s lives and to provide them with education & support.

We have helped thousands of people in Adelaide since our beginnings in 2007 and we look forward to continuing to support and assist our current and future clients to help them to reach new heights with their mental health and overall well-being.


Our Counsellors

Our team of highly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists offer services in Adelaide & the CBD and are available during working hours, after hours & on weekends. We can even organise counselling in your home (up to 25kms from the Adelaide CBD), or, alternatively, we can deliver counselling session via Skype, Telephone or arrange counselling at your workplace (up to 20kms from the Adelaide CBD).

Silvana Forlini


MCouns, Grad.Dip.Art Hist., BA., Cert. IV T&A M.A.C.A. Level 1, Appointments available in Spanish

Bob van Bruinessen

Practice Manager

James Bell


BA Psych. MCouns.Psych. M.A.C.A Level 2

Jazmine Duncan


Dip.Prof.Couns. (General), (Depression & Anxiety), (Parenting & Early Childhood), (Abuse), (Relationship) & (Grief & Loss) M.A.C.A Level 1 S.A.P.C.

Magrieta Rodel


Dip.Prof.Couns. (General), M.A.C.A, (Depression & Anxiety), (Relationship)

Aaron Howard


BA Psych. Science Voc. Grad. Cert. Grief & Loss Dip.Prof.Couns. (General), (Depression & Anxiety), (Relationship), M.A.C.A Level 2