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 twelve years experience providing therapeutic services to 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, including cognitive, behavioural, somatic and mindfulness based therapies. She 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, as well as a wide variety of other types of mental health related difficulties.


Professional Details:

Call or text 0403 065 254 or use 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 Custodians 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