Our people

Lesley Newman 
B.A. (A.N.U. Canberra), B. Theol. (M.C.D., Mellbourne),
B. Counselling (U.N.E. Armidale),
Dip. Pastoral Ministries (Y.T.U., Melbourne),
Cert. Spiritual Direction (Heart of Life, Melbourne)
Reg. Member PACFA (Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of Australia), Q.C.A., C.C.A.,
Member Spiritual Directors International and CSD, Australia.

Lesley is a professional counsellor with over 12 years experience in general counselling.  She has a part-time private practice at Siloam Centre.

Lesley has extensive training and experience as a spiritual director and retreat director.  She has particular formation in Fransican and Ignatian spirituality. 

She is deeply committed to supporting the journey of anyone who is seeking ongoing psychological and/or spiritual growth.

Christine Ritchie
B.Theol. (M.C.D., Melbourne), B.F.A. (V.C.A., Melbourne),
Cert. Spiritual Direction,
Dip. Teach.

Christine brings to the Centre experience as teacher, artist, retreat leader and many years lived in Good Samaritan Sisters communities formed in Benedictine spirituality.

She facilitates Enneagram workshops, Taizé Prayer, Meditation for Wellbeing and Art Retreats and is Siloam’s coordinator. It will probably be Christine's voice you will encounter on the phone.

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