Speaker

Adrian Hellwig

Adrian Hellwig

Bio and Qualifications:

Before settling into a counselling career Adrian had an extremely varied work history – Australian Defence Force, Catholic Priest, Architectural model maker, Community Corrections Supervisor. For the last 23 years, however, he has worked as a school counsellor in a large private boys College.

A Fellow of the ACA Adrian has a keen interest not just in counselling but the counselling profession. He Chairs the ACA Complaints Tribunal and has lectured at both National and International conferences. Adrian is a Fellow and Board Member of the Australian Counselling Association. Permanent Chair of the Ethics and Complaints Tribunal of the ACA (which has over 5,000 members).

President of the ACA College of Clinical Counsellors, Awarded a Plaque of Excellence for exceptional services to the Counselling Industry. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Psychology Human Research Ethics Committee. Delegate of 12 years standing to the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia [PACFA]. Adrian has written and developed what used to be known as Critical Incident Policies and Procedures and are now known as Disruptive Event Policy and Procedures for several major Private schools in Brisbane. These policies draw on the latest trends towards Psychological First-aid application in crisis situations.

In his ‘spare’ time Adrian writes and has been published, in the area of WW1 Aviation.

Masters of Business in the Field of Communication Management (Queensland University of Technology), Dean’s Award for Excellence Faculty of Business QUT, Bachelor in Theology (Melbourne College of Divinity), Diploma of Professional Counselling (Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors)