Are you going through a tough time just now?

Feeling overwhelmed? Or stuck? Or hurt? Or lost?

Maybe you’re searching for a deeper sense of meaning or purpose in your life?

Perhaps you’re looking for support or helpful strategies for yourself or your child or family?

Or maybe you’re close to losing hope – wondering if things will always be like this. It can seem hard to know where to turn next…

Therapy is about finding your way again.
It’s about healing.
Uncovering the answers you already hold inside you.
And respecting the value of your life.


“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life? 

                                                                    – Mary Oliver


With counselling and psychotherapy, we can draw upon the things that really matter to you, and use them to navigate by.

We can unearth the strengths that have sustained you, and build on them.

You’ll learn more about who you are, what makes you happy, how to enhance your relationships, and how to make decisions you’re clear and content about.

You’ll begin to restore yourself and gather your resources for the journey ahead.

You’ve already taken the first step by deciding you want something to change. That’s often the hardest step.

If you’re ready to take the next step out of pain and towards healing, contact me.

I look forward to working with you.

Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar

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Grad. Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy (Dux)
Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
B.A. Fine Arts (Honours)
B.A. Communications Studies
MAASW (Member, Australian Association of Social Workers)
Member, Cancer Counselling Professionals (CCP)
Member, International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)



I work with children aged 3-12, adolescents, young people and adults.

My areas of expertise include working with:


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My counselling & psychotherapy qualifications & experience

My qualifications, extensive experience, and passion for this work are your guarantee of a quality and caring therapy experience:

You can find out more about my counselling qualifications and experience here.
Or read this Sydney Morning Herald article on why I became a therapist.  


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Counselling and psychotherapy for your life

Life can be tough sometimes. And in your unique life, with its unique circumstances and relationships, it’s probably going to be challenging in a very unique way. That’s why I tailor the therapy to suit your life by using a mix of therapeutic modalities, depending on what’s most useful to you right now.

The therapy modalities I draw from include:

  • narrative therapy
  • person-centred therapy
  • strengths-based therapy
  • trauma-informed therapy
  • a neurodiversity perspective
  • family systems therapy
  • mindfulness
  • relaxation techniques
  • existential therapy
  • CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)

Some of the areas you may wish to explore include:

  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • autism and neurodiversity support
  • bereavement counselling
  • cancer counselling
  • being a carer of a loved one with illness or disability
  • making important decisions about your life
  • living with chronic or terminal illness
  • depression
  • climate grief or climate anxiety
  • learning more about who you are and what you want in life
  • living mindfully with death and existential issues
  • living with loss
  • fertility or infertility counselling
  • family systems counselling
  • grief counselling
  • issues around identity
  • mindfulness
  • neurodiversity support
  • pain management (both physical and emotional pain)
  • parenting
  • personal growth
  • pregnancy and parenting issues
  • relationship counselling
  • self-esteem building
  • stress reduction
  • overcoming suicidal thoughts
  • managing transitions in your life.
Contact me and discover how counselling can make a real difference in your life.

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Located in Grafton & online

My practice rooms are in Grafton in the beautiful Clarence Valley on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, Australia.

I also offer appointments over the telephone and online.

So wherever you happen to be in the world, if you’d like to work together, please contact me

Step into a richer life today

Contact me to see how counselling and psychotherapy can help. 

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© One Life Counselling & Psychotherapy, Grafton, and Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar 2019-2022. Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar is a counsellor, psychotherapist and social worker, offering counselling and psychotherapy in Grafton on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, and online, serving the Clarence Valley and Mid-North Coast.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging; and pay particular respect to the Bundjalung, Gumbayngirr and Yaegl nations, traditional owners of the land where the counselling and psychotherapy rooms are located in the Clarence Valley.