WELLBEING AT THE CONVENT
The Chiron Centre is now located at the Abbotsford Convent in the wing of the convent known as WellBeing at the Convent. This wing is dedicated to traditional healing therapies. For more information on visiting the convent please consult the Abbotsford Convent website information for visitors at http://www.abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visitor-information
To reach the convent by car, turn off Johnston Street (at the Kew end) onto Clarke Street. Turn left at the first street - St. Heliers. You will see a sign Collingwood Children's Farm and towards the end of the street on your left is a parking lot where you are able to park for a flat fee of $ 6 (have 3 x $ 2 coins handy). If you are using public transportation the bus stops on Johnston Street at Clarke Street.
Enter the main gate of the Convent which is directly opposite the car park. As you enter the precinct, turn to your right towards the Convent. At the first corner of the building there is a sign listing the WellBeing modalities. Enter through the double red doors and take the stairs to the first floor. At the top of the first flight of stairs you will see a sign Welcome to Well-being at the Convent. Upon entering there is a waiting room immediately on the right and The Chiron Centre is the first room on the left as you enter the corridor. Our room number is 1/47 and our name is on the door. This room is a private consulting and group space.
In 1989 the Chiron Centre was established. The name Chiron was chosen in respect of the lineage of healers who practiced the ancient healing arts. Since 1989 the Chiron Centre has provided a variety of holistic counselling services and educational programs to the community. Over these past years the Chiron Centre has come to be recognised and respected by practitioners from all areas of natural therapies as well as those involved in a more traditional medical or psychotherapeutic model. The Chiron Centre's practitioners offer a wide range of services including:
- Astrology Work
- Family Therapy
- Grief Counselling
Our practitioners at the Chiron Centre are:
BRIAN CLARK is a counselling astrologer in private practice at the Chiron Centre. Brian has practiced as a counselling astrologer for over twenty eight years, merging the skills of horoscope delineation and planetary cycles with his interest in mythology, individual and family psychology, counselling and human potential. Brian is also one of the main tutors in the Astro Synthesis four year program in applied astrology. He is the author of The Sibling Constellation (Penguin: 1999), Celestial Tarot (2005) contributing author to Intimate Relationships (Llewellyn: 1991) as well as numerous articles and booklets on astrology. Brian may be contacted at the Chiron Centre or email: AstroSynthesis@bigpond.com
GLENNYS LAWTON is a counselling astrologer, family therapist and bereavement counsellor in private practice at the Chiron Centre. As a counselling astrologer Glennys brings to the consultation her extensive training and expertise in all these roles. She is also available for consultation specifically as a family therapist or bereavement counsellor. Glennys is one of the main tutors in the Astro*Synthesis four year program in applied astrology and may be contacted at the Chiron Centre or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARY SYMES is a dream counsellor bringing to her dream work an interest in astrology, mythology and Jung's approach to the unconscious and imaginal realms. She conducts on-going dream discussion groups at the Chiron Centre including an astrological dream group and also offers individual dream work sessions. Mary teaches in the Astro*Synthesis Advanced Program, is the author of Grief and Dreams as well as articles on Chiron and Ariadne. Mary can be contacted on 9844 3406 or email: email@example.com
Anne Shotter is a Tarot consultant and teacher who has been well known in the Melbourne community for the past 27 years. Anne is the founder of The Tarot Guild as well as the prime motivator for qualifications and standards in Tarot practice. As well Anne is a qualified civil celebrant. Anne Shotter leads supervision groups and small classes at the Chiron Centre on Fridays and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 9898 7654.
Peter O'Connor, PhD is a psychotherapist, analyst and author whose clinical focus has been on dreams. He is the author of many popular psychological books including Dreams and the Search for Meaning, Understanding the Mid Life Crisis, Facing the Fifties, Understanding Jung, and The Inner Man as well as an in-depth book on Irish mythology, Beyond the Mists. Peter conducts ongoing dream analysis groups on weekends at the Chiron Centre and is available for individual and group supervision for counsellors and psychologists who have an interest in working with client dreams. Peter O'Connor can be contacted on 9844 4024 or email email@example.com
The Chiron Centre,
PO BOX 407
KEW VIC 3101
Phone: (03) 8415 0315