Who is Hope Counselling Service?

Hope Counselling Service is a private counselling practice based in Muswellbrook NSW,
provided by Melinda Timmons. Melinda is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) and qualified Counsellor with over eleven years experience providing therapeutic services to both adolescents and adults.


In 2008, Melinda graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (Distinction) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She has also completed a Master of Counselling at the University of New England, specialising in trauma therapy. Melinda has gained extensive experience working in both government and community based settings in Sydney, London and rural NSW over the past 14 years.


Melinda is trained in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and uses an integrative approach tailored to your individual needs, with a focus on strengths, resilience and recovery.

She has a particular interest in providing therapeutic intervention for the treatment of trauma and trauma-related difficulties such as; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Acute stress disorder (ASD), dissociative disorders, attachment disorders, and Borderline Personality disorder (BPD), as well as a wide variety of other general mental health issues.


Professional Details:

Call 0403 065 254 or use the details on the Contacts page to start a conversation with Melinda.



This is a SAFE PLACE for people who identify as LGBTIQA+


Hope Counselling Service NSW acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land.and pays respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present. We welcome all Aboriginal people visiting this website and this service

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ABN 42 823 123 105