A registered psychologist with 11 years experience in private practice, in school settings and with not-for-profit organisations, Chantal lives with her farmer husband on a farm 25 minutes west of Goondiwindi. She believes in ‘blooming where you are planted’ and has turned her bush garden into a wellbeing workshop venue, recognising the creative and healing benefits of the Australian bush with its vast landscape, never-ending skies and wild tranquillity. The name of her wellbeing business “Resting Place of the Birds” is the Aboriginal meaning of Goondiwindi, Chantal’s home town. Chantal regularly provides coaching and counselling to individuals; delivers bespoke wellbeing and empowerment workshops to business and community groups; and is asked to speak on important mental health and wellbeing issues at various events in the region.
Chantal also has a background in public relations and launched the Border Living Magazine in 2007 selling it to start her psychology practice, and was a founding director of Rural Sky – Realise Your Potential psychology group. She is a mother of three girls and a passionate supporter of the development and empowerment of women, particularly in rural Australia. She has worked in politics at a Federal level and in corporate Australia and as such brings to her workshops a broad range of experiences, skill and knowledge.