Simon Santosha is the Managing Director of Men & Family Counselling and Consultancy on the Gold Coast. He is a Registered Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Member of the Australian College of Social Workers.
He has more than 18 years’ of clinical experience working with children, young people, men, women and families dealing with complex trauma, mental health issues and family relationship issues. He is a highly qualified and experienced clinical counsellor, who has specialist expertise in working with men and families who are dealing with relationship conflict, separation, divorce and co-parenting.
Simon has completed extensive training in attachment, trauma and relational neuroscience and has integrated these into his therapeutic work with clients and training programs with family relationship and mental health practitioners, educators and organisational leaders.
He has served on various boards which have been responsible for providing specialist advice to government around men and family relationships issues. He has also been instrumental in helping organisations throughout Australia develop best-practice approaches to working with and engaging men.
His ability to inspire and motivate people to think differently, challenge their thoughts and behaviours and encourage debate has made him a popular presenter and workshop facilitator. He has presented at various state and national conferences and delivered professional development training to a range of government, non-government, private sector, community welfare agencies, schools and communities throughout Australia. He has appeared on ABC’s Q&A program as a panellist and is often a spokesperson for men and family relationships issues in the media.
Simon has worked with individuals, communities and organisations from all backgrounds throughout Australia and it’s this vast experience, combined with his passion for helping men and families improve their relationships that make him a dynamic and engaging speaker.