About Desert Minds...

Desert Minds Pty Ltd provides a range of counselling, supervision, mediation and facilitation services and is based in Central Australia, for Central Australians.

With a focus on supporting those who support others, Desert Minds provides individuals and / or groups with a range of short-term, solution-focused therapeutic services for mental health issues, including:

  • Relationships (couples, families)
  • Family Dispute Resolution (separating couples, with children)
  • Workplace stress and interpersonal conflict
  • Trauma (including FSDV, PTSD, vicarious trauma, abuse)
  • Issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, anger, body dysmorphia, sleep problems, pain management
  • Addiction (AoD, gambling)

By arrangement, Desert Minds offers Central Australian Not-for-Profit and non-Government Organisations an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) service, supporting employees to improve self-awareness, develop coping skills, build resilience, and reduce impacts of work-related stress. Desert Minds also offers formal referral / coaching, mediation, group facilitated discussions, group / individual supervision, training workshops, and critical incident response services to organisations.

Director, Amanda Marston began her professional career in the UK, prior to arriving in Western Australia in 2006, and continued practising in Perth, with regular FIFO visits to remote regions of WA. Amanda arrived in Central Australia in 2015, taking a managerial role for a local EAP provider before establishing Desert Minds Pty Ltd in May2020.

Amanda is a qualified psychotherapist registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), NMAS accredited Mediator (RI reg.), Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (AGD reg.), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist (EMDRAA reg.), and Trainer (Cert IV Training & Assessment).