They didn’t realise how vulnerable he was until they learnt that a child is culpable for sex offences at the age of ten.
SECCA operates from City West Lottery House, near Perth CBD.
We are a strong team with a shared passion for advocacy and supporting people with a disability, and their significant carers. Each of our team brings a unique expertise and experience that makes SECCA a diverse workplace well placed to support a diverse client base.
Tara joined SECCA in mid-2021 from leadership roles in the non-profit, healthcare and aged care sectors.
Tara is deeply committed to making a difference in people’s lives, whether bringing positive change to local community life, or improving relationships between diversified cultures and teams.
Tara has an MBA from Curtin University, and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.
Senior Manager/ Therapist
Juana has been a noteworthy leader in the non-profit disability services space for over 16 years.
She has significant experience working with a wide range of complex issues, abuse and trauma. She is passionate about justice and advocacy for those who cannot do it for themselves.
Juana holds tertiary qualifications in Fine Arts, Counselling (Human Services) and Forensic Sexology from Curtin University, Western Australia.
Maria has been making people feel welcome at SECCA for over 24 years. She has gained deep knowledge and passion for the disability sector over this time, and is proud to be part of a team delivering critical support to vulnerable people in our community.
Maria has been instrumental in helping SECCA transition to the NDIS, and in supporting clients and their networks as they navigate the new system. She also runs the SECCA library, and helps make SECCA feel like the family it is.
Sandra has worked in the disability sector for 10 years and in the sexuality sector for 20 years. Her particular passion is supporting LGBTI people with disabilities.
Sandra coordinates the education and training for SECCA and assists with the development of resources.
Sandra’s broad educational background includes both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts.
Jordina is passionate about the sexual rights of all people through advocacy and education.
At SECCA, Jordina runs training workshops and develops resources related to sexuality and disability.
Jordina has a Masters in Public Health (Health Promotion), a Graduate Diploma in Sexology and a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre).
Helena is an Accredited Clinical Psychosexual Therapist with extensive experience helping people with intellectual disabilities. She is also a specialist cancer nurse, with an interest in sexual functioning and intimacy for those who have undergone treatment for cancer.
Helena has Graduate Diplomas in both Sexology and Counselling. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association, and the Society of Sexologists.
Romney is an experienced sexual health and relationship counsellor, providing pyschotherapeutic support and education to individuals of all abilities and ages.
She has particular experienced in sexual health counselling and, and enjoys helping couples grow healthy respectful intimate relationships.
Romney has Bachelor degrees in Health Science and Social Science, and a Diploma of Counselling.
Therapist & Educator
Michaela is a sexologist, psycho-therapist and educator specialising in sexuality and relationships counselling and education. She cares passionately about equal rights for everyone, and advocates for early childhood sexuality education for people of all abilities.
Michaela has a BA (Hons) in Communications, a Graduate Diploma in Forensic Sexology and a Masters in Counselling. She holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment., and multiple certificates in different therapeutic modalities.
Therapist & Educator
Caryn is an educator and counsellor with experience in both individual and group therapy.
She is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and is dedicated to social justice and inclusive education. Caryn specialises in protective behaviors, sexuality, trauma and music and art therapy with a strong focus on psychoeducation.
Caryn has a Bachelor of Creative Arts, a Diploma in Counselling and Master of Counselling.