Creating Common Ground

Focusing on the Art of Relating

"Whether you're together, apart or it's complicated"

About Us

Creating Common Ground is a team of experienced practitioners, skilled in facilitating helpful conversations on sensitive issues and providing assistance in a supportive environment.
We are able to provide a number of services across a broad range of areas including Relationship Counselling, Family Therapy, Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy, Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution, and Education & Training.
We seek to help you enhance relationships, improve your emotional well being, develop your own solutions to conflict situations, support families through difficult times and to navigate the many life stages and cycles common to us all.

About Us


Kate Williams

Counselling Psychologist

BA (Pysch), BEd (Counselling), Grad Dip (Family Therapy), Spec.Cert. in Couple Therapy, Advanced Mediation Cert., MAPS.

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Dr Loretta Bell

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

DPsych (Couns), GradDip (Clin), Blitt., BA,MAPS, FCCLIN & FCCOUN

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Christine Weber


Grad. Dip. Counselling; Q.M.A.C.A; BESc(Mechatronic); MA(Industrial Design)

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Dr Jessica Mareld


BBSc, GradDip (Psych); DPsych (Clin); MAPS

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Greg Sando

Mediator & Family Dispute Resolution

Accredited Mediator, Accredited and Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, BA, LL. B., Grad. Dip Legal Studies

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Jodie Grant

Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution & Trainer

BA, BSW, M Conflict Resolution (specialising in Family Law Mediation); Cert IV Training and Assessment, GDip Family Dispute Resolution. Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department - Accredited and Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner; Mediator Standards Board - Accredited as National Mediator under National Mediator Accreditation Standards Defence Abuse Response Taskforce - Accredited Restorative Engagement Facilitator Commonwealth Ombudsman - Defence - Accredited Restorative Engagement Facilitator OCO (National Redress Scheme) - Panel of Accredited Facilitators/ Direct Personal Responses Association of Family Conciliation Courts – Australian chapter - Member Resolution Institute – Professional Member Relationships Australia Victoria - RMAB - Member Australian Association of Restorative Justice - Member

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Helping to support you compassionately and professionally in times of change and reflection

Pre-marital Therapy

Have a chat to Loretta Bell about premartial/Defacto counselling.