Fountain of Hope

Counselling Services

Individual Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision, Creative Therapies and Consulting Services

Psychotherapy, Counselling & Creative Therapies

Do you struggle to relax and slow down?

Are you feeling isolated and alone?

Have you lost interest in things in your life?

Would you like to improve your relationships?

Are you worried about someone in your life or yourself?

Do you want more from life?

We provide a safe and supportive environment for you to talk through your concerns and help you through life’s challenges.


Professional Consulting and Supervision Services

Are you working in the “helping” profession, or would like to upskill in this area?

Would you like to increase your job satisfaction and productivity at work?

Do you you need support to debrief about challenging workplace issues or client presentations?

We provide Supervision, Mentoring and Consulting support to professionals and students of multidisciplinary roles who are working within the “helping” profession or who would like to upskill in this area.


Professional Referral Support

Are you wondering whether specialist support services might be beneficial to you?

Do you ever feel like you are trying everything but not getting anywhere?

Would life be easier for you to have someone help you navigate through the different services out there?

We provide support to help you find the right services that meet your needs.



Director of Fountain of Hope – Counselling Services

Senior Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Trauma Counsellor & Art Therapist

We recognise that each person’s life journey is unique & valuable and we treat each person with respect & compassion.

We offer professional, accessible and caring Counselling, Psychotherapy and Social Work Services to support you and your loved ones through life’s challenges.

We support individuals within a safe, therapeutic space to share in their concerns, explore strengths and set goals to improve their lives.

The areas that we have specialised Counselling experience in are: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Self Esteem, Relationships, Parenting, Carers & Vocational support.

We have worked within various roles at Youth Mental Health Services, Family Services, Maternal Child & Family Health, Education & Employment Services. We offer CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing & Creative Therapies in our Counselling sessions with clients as well as Supervision & Mentoring for professionals.

Please give us a call today for a free 15min chat to learn more about how we can support you.  We look forward to supporting you & your loved ones soon.

Ethel Miman

Director of Fountain of Hope
Senior Social Worker, Trauma Counsellor
Psychotherapist & Art Therapist


Our Professional Experience

Qualified Social Worker and Trauma Counsellor

  • Qualified Social Worker for over 16 years
  • Experienced Art Therapist & Counsellor
  • Professional experience working with clients with various organisations, such as: maternal and child health, family services, mental health services, high schools, employment services, child protection services, emergency relief programs and private practice.

Work With Diverse Client Backgrounds

  • Professional experience working with 100s of individuals, from diverse cultural backgrounds i.e. Refugees, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • Working with clients across the life span e.g. children, adolescents, families and older people
  • Providing support for the following presenting issues, such as: Family issues, Mental Health, Complex trauma, Homelessness, and Suicidality.

Areas of Expertise

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Self Worth & Confidence
  • Working with Children & Adolescents
  • Grief and loss
  • Complex Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Vocational support
  • Cultural & Spiritual issues
  • Addictions
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Financial stress
  • Parenting
  • Social isolation
  • Homelessness

Our Approach & Values

We strongly value the therapeutic relationship, that values the client’s self determination, their own goals, personal strengths and life experiences.

We are professional, client centred and passionate about providing the best support for our clients, their families.

We achieve this by supporting our clients to achieve their personal goals and help them to reconnect to what is meaningful, purposeful and hopeful for their own future.

We are dedicated to establishing a collaborative, supportive, creative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship which we believe is essential to a client’s personal recovery, healing and restoration.

Our areas of interest are in working with children and adolescents, complex trauma, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait backgrounds, grief and loss, vocational challenges, mental health concerns, parenting challenges, self esteem issues, family and relationship problems.​


“Ethel created a space where I felt safe to confront my personal issues and see the future in a positive light. After the session I felt excited and greeted my future with new confidence and clearer vision”

T.L. (Female, VIC)

“My experiences with Art Therapy given by Ethel was amazing. I rediscovered my strength and life purpose. Thank you Ethel."

C.B. (Female, NSW)

“I feel much more aware of my feelings, thoughts and I feel a sense of calmness which I didn’t have before. I have allowed myself to be me”

C.T. (Female, QLD)

Contact Us

To talk with a Counsellor or Social Worker, please email us or fill in the form below.
If you are needing urgent help, please contact 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit your Doctor.


(02) 8503 4206

Greater Sydney Suburbs & Online Counselling Services

Hours & Access