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Rachel Roberts

Student Counsellor

Rachel Roberts is a PACFA Registered Counsellor (5526) who works with AFTRS students to support their mental health and wellbeing whilst studying and preparing for industry.

Rachel works collaboratively with students to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the challenges they face as unique individuals and as film, radio and TV creators preparing for a unique industry. Counselling with Rachel is a space where students can work to understand difficult experiences, experiment with setting boundaries, understand life transitions, unpack sexuality and gender, explore relationship patterns and family dynamics, and get curious about self-esteem.

Before counselling, Rachel’s arts practice took her from theatre to gaming to science communication. Rachel has been artist-in-residence at the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Singapore Science Centre where she worked with research scientists to develop interactive games about climate modelling, systems science and research practice.

Rachel holds a BA in Creative Arts from University of Wollongong, a Grad. Dip in Secondary Education from University of Notre Dame, a Grad. Dip in Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, and is a Certified Suicide Crisis Supporter with Lifeline. Rachel continues to train in trauma work, somatic psychotherapy and body image. She is the first Certified Body Trust® Provider in Australia, and a HAES® registered practitioner.