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Our Team

SECCA supports people with disability to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health.

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 Harson Eastep

Executive Director

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.

Juana Terpou

Clinical Director/Senior Manager/ Counsellor

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 Barnett

Reception/Admin Support

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 Norman

Education Lead

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 Quain

Project Lead

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).

Michaela Southby

Counsellor & 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.

Caryn Sullivan

Counsellor & 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.

Tash Brockwell

Counsellor

Tash is a sexologist, art therapist, counsellor and educator who specialises in working with young LGBTI+ people and advocates for their right to relevant sex and relationship education. Tash has two children on the Autism Spectrum.

Tash has a Graduate Certificate in Counselling, Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy and a Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood. Tash holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Mim Kempson

Counsellor

Mim is a narrative therapist and counsellor specialising in working with the LGBTQI+ community. She has a Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work and a Bachelors in Professional Communications (Journalism). A strong theme of storytelling underpins her therapeutic work. Mim is passionate about educating individuals and couples on how to have healthy relationships.

Ashleigh Taylor

Counsellor

Ashleigh has worked as a counsellor specialising in sexuality and disability for close to 10 years.

She is extremely passionate about ensuring all individuals have access to accurate and comprehensive information about sexuality and relationships as well as supporting everyone’s rights to respectful relationships and safe sexual expression.

Ashleigh has a Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Sexology, a Bachelor of Arts in Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies, and a Certificate IV in Relationship Education.

They didn’t realise how vulnerable he was until they learnt that a child is culpable for sex offences at the age of ten.

Our Resources

Did you know that SECCA has a developed a world-class range of resources, and many are free?