About Us

Serenity. Confidence. Empowerment. Soteria Consulting will get you there.

Life’€™s challenges and daily pressures can prevent us from reaching our individual potential and finding true happiness. Our purpose at Soteria Consulting is to help you move beyond these struggles and reach your full capabilities.

Our experienced and qualified psychologists provide assistance in as variety of ways including individual counselling, group counselling and psychological consultation. We pride ourselves on our warm and inviting environment and providing the most professional and confidential services.

At Soteria, we understand that there are issues in life and within ourselves that are difficult to manage. We provide counselling for a range of personal, family and work related issues as well as mental health issues.

These services include:

  • Stress Management
  • Assertiveness and Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management
  • Psychological and Personality Assessment
  • Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Our services are available for a wide range of client groups including teenagers, adults, couples, groups, families and organisations.


Our Team


Catherine Chan-Kwa MAPS, Principle Clinical PSYCHOLOGIST


With more than 15 years of accumulated experience and practice, Catherine has a vast knowledge of both the public health and educational sectors. In addition she is the founding director of Soteria Consulting, a firm that counts several professional counsellors and psychologists in its employ.

As our principle clinical psychologist, Catherine is adept not only in providing counselling services in clinical psychology but also frequently provides management staff consultation and remediation.

Catherine works with people of all ages and backgrounds; individuals as well as groups. She is able to provide counselling services in English as well as Cantonese. Whether you are seeking a confidential individual consultation or organisational consultation, she can help you work through these challenges and provide you the best avenue to move forward.

Catherine’€™s expertise includes:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Couples Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Workplace Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Cross Cultural Counselling
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Sleep Disorders

If you are grappled with any of the above, Catherine can help you work through these challenges and provide you the best avenue to move forward.

Catherine provides services in English and Chinese – Cantonese.


Linda Pears, Psychologist

Linda_SoteriaLinda is a registered psychologist in Victoria and an Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. Linda attended Deakin University and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) and undertook further training by supervision in private practice also in Melbourne.

Linda has worked in both public and private settings with a range of clients including adults, adolescence and children. Linda uses many different counselling techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. She takes a client-centred approach which focuses on each client’s individual needs.

Linda is special interests include:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Work related issues



Ildiko K Szanto, Psychologist

Ildiko is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing counselling to individuals with concerns including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, workplace stress, relationship difficulties and self-esteem issues.

She uses a range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Neuropsychotherapy, to suit individual needs.

Her main areas of practice include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Workplace Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief / Loss
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Adjustment Issues

Ildiko is fluent in English and Hungarian; and has an intermediate understanding of Spanish.


Lee Wong, Counsellor

Lee Wong

Lee Wong, our counsellor, graduated from Monash University with qualifications including a Master in Counselling degree, and a Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience with a double major in Behavioural Neuroscience and Psychology.

Lee is a member of the Australian Register of Counsellors And Psychotherapists (ARCAP), and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Lee has experience in counselling students and staff in secondary and tertiary education settings. He has special interest in assisting students in having smooth transitions into their academic studies, social environments and career opportunities. His areas of expertise include adolescent issues, educational issues, relationship issues, adjustment issues, depression and anxiety, and stress and time management. Lee is also experienced in conducting workshops and group therapy for secondary and tertiary education students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

His special interests include:

  • Adolescent Issues
  • Educational Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress and Time Management

About Soteria Consulting

Since 2002, Soteria Consulting has helped individuals fulfil their maximum health, well-being and fitness potential in every aspect of their lives. We are passionate about helping you achieve that sense of well-being that comes with a strong mind and a healthy body, because we believe it improves the quality and meaning of life.

Contact Information

PO Box 4835,
Knox City Centre 3152

P: 0430 110 529
F: 03 9778 3083
E: info@soteriaconsulting.com
W: www.soteriaconsulting.com

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