Meet The Team

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

DEBORAH BYRNE
CEO of Focused Family Formula
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Deborah Byrne is a counsellor and parenting coach who uniquely combines both practices to help restore balance in family dynamics. She first started her career as a youth worker, nearly 20 years ago in early education, caring for children…

with Autism and Down Syndrome. Since then, Deborah has worked with various organisations, schools, and families. She has trained foster carers in soft language skills and is an advocate for non-violent communication. Deborah is also a holistic therapist, specialising in Hypnotherapy and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP); her approach is effective and offers practical solutions to common parenting problems. After being diagnosed with a rare endocrine disorder (brain tumour to be exact) and becoming a mother herself, she began to suffer with what she now terms “parental anxiety”- feelings of failure and complete overwhelm. Her own personal journey led her to the realisation that if we are to thrive as parents, time management and self-care are just as vital as calm-assertive communication and connectedness. Deborah has dedicated the last few years of her life to creating a 10-step parenting program called “Focused Family Formula” which she will confidently refer to for guidance throughout her daughter’s childhood. She wishes to unite as many parents as possible from all around the world to join her on this journey so that they too can feel guided and supported throughout their own personal parenting experiences.

ALEKSANDRA MILICHINSKA
Clinical Psychologist/ Life Coach
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Aleksandra Milichinska is a psychologist, a Gestalt psychotherapist, and a Life coach. Over the last 5 years, she has been working with clients from all around the globe, supporting them in their self-development journey, including…

raising their self-awareness, improving their relationships with themselves and others, and supporting the personal transformation of her clients. Her biggest passion is to support people worldwide in their aspirations to make important changes in their lives. She is also a school counsellor, where she has been working with students from age of 6 to 14 and their parents. As a volunteer at the local Red Cross office, she provides free psychotherapy services to people from economically and socially vulnerable backgrounds. She is also a mother of a two-year-old girl. She finds motherhood to be an opportunity for personal development and growth. A chance to become the person you want your child to be. So, working with parents and supporting them to become better versions of themselves is a great pleasure and motivation for her. Book you session and start your journey of personal transformation and growth.

ANN MOI-BUSY
Counsellor/ Vice President of ACA
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Dr Ann Moir-Busy is an educator, registered counsellor, transformative life coach, consultant, and best-selling author. She is Vice President of the Australian Counselling Association. For over 25 years Ann was a teacher and missionary and worked

in schools throughout Australia including many Indigenous Schools in the Northern Territory. Her first appointment was to a boarding school in Alice Springs where she became “mum” to 24 girls aged 5 to 15 years of age. After retraining as a counsellor, she taught in Hong Kong and universities in Australia. Now in her own business – Embrace Life Now – Ann has developed effective and powerful ways to facilitate change and healing.
She has developed special programs for women moving through menopause and mid-life, enabling them to gain new clarity and wisdom to embrace the best phase of their lives. She believes in a holistic approach that embraces all aspects of mind, body and spirit. She is a Reiki Master, a Flow Code Coach and practices Qi Qong and meditation daily. Check her out on www.embracellifenow.com.au

EAMON MCGARTH
Social Worker/Counsellor
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Eamon McGrath is a social worker, counsellor, health coach, freelance writer, and father of four children aged 12 and under. Eamon worked in several roles in the hospital and mental health systems for 15 years, during which time he…

gained experience supporting individuals, couples, and families through virtually every challenge life can throw our way. He currently splits his time between freelance writing, counselling and coaching, plus home-schooling his four children with his wife. Eamon has particular interest and expertise in men’s issues, mental health, addictions, health, and relationships. He also provides services to participants of the NDIS (as an unregistered provider), including counselling, psychosocial recovery coaching, and specialist support coordination. Eamon’s approach is best described as gentle, but direct. He focuses on supporting people to take ownership of their situation, then develop a practical plan to improve their life. You can read some of Eamon’s writing on Medium.

experience supporting individuals, couples, and families through virtually every challenge life can throw our way. He currently splits his time between freelance writing, counselling and coaching, plus home-schooling his four children with his wife. Eamon has particular interest and expertise in men’s issues, mental health, addictions, health, and relationships. He also provides services to participants of the NDIS (as an unregistered provider), including counselling, psychosocial recovery coaching, and specialist support coordination. Eamon’s approach is best described as gentle, but direct. He focuses on supporting people to take ownership of their situation, then develop a practical plan to improve their life. You can read some of Eamon’s writing on Medium.