Emily Millar

“In a session with me you can expect a safe, warm, and supportive environment where your goals and plans for therapy are the main focus.” 

About me:


I’m Em a first year counselling graduate at SQPsych. I am interested in how the body and brain connect, and how our body communicates to us about the past and present through somatic symptoms. I utilise art, play, somatic, and talk based therapies to support children, youth, and adults achieve their goals and create lasting changes within their lives.

In a session with me you can expect a safe, warm, and supportive environment where your goals and plans for therapy are the main focus.  As we journey together I gently facilitate your exploration of past and present events with safety by maintaining current evidence based practice standards and a trauma informed approach.

Before pursuing counselling I completed an undergraduate degree in nursing with a special interest in mental health and wellbeing, and crisis care and management. Spending time within inpatient and outpatient mental health services throughout my degree highlighted that healing is most effective within the community. Graduating in 2019 as a registered nurse, I knew I wanted to assist individuals to manage their mental health and wellbeing in their own homes, and commenced work as a mental health support worker. In 2022 I completed a Graduate Diploma of Counselling, and am continuing my studies to complete a Master of Counselling with USQ.

I am passionate about culturally safe practice and recognise the important and significant impact culture has on identity. By respecting culture and cultural identity I support individuals from diverse backgrounds, and identities.

I respect and acknowledge the Traditional owners of these lands, the Yuggera and Turrbal people, and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. I acknowledge the contribution and wisdom of First Nations peoples to health, healing, community, and conservation, and support the continuation of these traditions within my practice.

I respect and welcome individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and sexual characteristics and am an LGBTQIA+ ally.

In my free time I enjoy being in nature, reading, creating art, spending time with friends and family, and bingeing reality tv.


  • Australian Counselling Association – Level 1
  • Registered Nurse (Non-practicing)
  • BNurs, Grad. Dip. Counselling

Who I work with:

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Neurodiverse
  • People with a disability

How I can help:

  • ADHD Coaching
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Somatic Techniques
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy