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Our team

Jacqui Snooks - Director of Haven Counselling & Psychotherapy Melbourne

Jacqui Snooks / Clinical Director & Psychotherapist

Jacqui is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Clinical Director of Haven Counselling and Psychotherapy.  She works with both individuals and couples and has a kind and compassionate approach to her work. 

Jacqui is a strong believer in psychotherapy and its power to relieve suffering and increase wellbeing. She specialises in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, grief and loss, parenting challenges, relationship issues and adult attachment disorders.

Having taught and practiced mindfulness for over 25 years, Jacqui has a particular interest in Eastern philosophy and how it intersects with Western psychology, and regularly incorporates mindfulness tools into an integrated program.  Jacqui is an experienced educator and has worked as a well-being consultant and counsellor for teachers and other staff within secondary schools. 

Miranda Fairhall

Miranda provides a calming presence for women who struggle with emotional issues, and who feel stuck or overwhelmed by the challenges of modern life, neurodivergence, or parenting. She specialises in burnout, grief and loss, anxiety, chronic stress, emotional dysregulation, attachment issues, and developmental trauma.

As a qualified integrative, trauma-informed psychotherapist, Miranda draws on various therapeutic modalities. She establishes a safe and connected relationship that enables self-understanding, healing, and growth.

Miranda is also a Certified Instructor of ‘Hand in Hand Parenting (an attachment-focused, trauma-sensitive approach to parenting), and a registered member of PACFA. 

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Julie Stevens / Psychotherapist

Julie is passionate about supporting adults and youth to move through adversity, unpack challenging questions, grieve, transition, and develop more capacity and ease in their lives. 

Julie is trained in integrative psychotherapy, a collaborative approach to therapy that draws on various theories and modalities to tailor treatment to the client's unique experience.

Offering a therapeutic environment where clients can feel safe and free to be themselves without judgment is of the utmost importance to Julie.

Julie works with people seeking support for a range of concerns, including self-esteem issues, relational difficulties (including attachment repair), anxiety and depression, stress management, grief, and trauma.

Chris Wilkinson / Psychotherapist

Chris is a dedicated and compassionate integrative psychotherapist who specialises in a humanistic approach when working with clients.

He uses person-centred counselling which includes a unique blend of empathy, expertise, and a deep understanding of relationships. Chris has become a trusted ally for those seeking guidance and support during challenging times.

Through the integration of evidence-based therapies, Chris helps individuals navigate personal challenges and creates a collaborative space for clients to work through presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, relational difficulties, grief and loss. Chris also has extensive experience working within the veteran community, assisting clients to shape their lives to the long-term effects of military service.

With a genuine commitment to his client's well-being, Chris creates a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, process their experiences, and develop effective coping strategies.

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Talitha Newton / Couples Counsellor

Talitha is a compassionate couples counsellor who creates a safe and supportive space for her clients to talk about the difficulties and challenges they are experiencing in their relationship.


An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Talitha has practiced as a counsellor and mindfulness practitioner for over 10 years.


Talitha works in collaboration with couples to support a shift towards a new and productive way of connecting through identifying current relationship dynamics and their impacts. She helps to resolve conflict while improving communication patterns, enhancing shared goals, and increasing emotional intimacy and bonding.


Talitha is a passionate advocate for emotional wellbeing and often speaks and runs workshops on various wellness related topics.

Dr Traill Dowie / Practice Supervisor

Dr Traill Dowie is the practice supervisor for Haven Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is the Chair of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Panel for Trauma Standards & Practice, he is also the Professor of Psychotherapy at Ikon Institute Australia, and is a practising psychotherapist, supervisor and public speaker. 


Traill has been involved with counselling and psychotherapy for the last 20 years. He holds a PhD in Psychiatry and holds a PhD in Philosophy (social theory), as well as qualifications in psychology, philosophy, sociology, history of ideas and Jungian psychology. He also holds masters degrees in counselling and psychotherapy as well as mind and society. 


Traill has extensive knowledge of European philosophy and psychotherapy, including existential and phenomenological systems. As well as this, he holds qualifications in transpersonal counselling and art therapy.


Traill has a particular interest in integrative practice and the treatment of trauma, and also has extensive teaching experience in counselling and psychotherapy.

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