The Team at Murrigunyah Family & Cultural Healing Centre

Kayla – Our Manager at Murrigunyah Family & Cultural Healing Centre Logan City

Kayla – Our Manager

Kayla is a proud Gamilaraay women, born and raised in the Logan Community. She joined the team at Murrigunyah in 2013 as a Volunteer Centre Support Worker. During the last 8 years, Kayla’s commitment and dedication to Murrigunyah and the community has seen her progressively take over general management of the organisation.

She has a passion to support the recovery of women, men and children from the trauma of Sexual and Domestic violence leading a strong team in a positive manner and will continue to empower women, men and children experiencing Sexual Violence by providing a comprehensive range of support services in a culturally appropriate and safe environment.

Aunty Rhonda - Programs and Healing Group Murrigunyah Family & Cultural Healing Centre

Aunty Rhonda Nicholls

Kristy Edwards Counsellor for MA Counselling at Murrigunyah Familu and Cultural Healing Centre, Logan

Aunty Kristy Edwards  Counsellor for MA Counselling

Kristy Edwards is a proud Ngarrindjeri woman who has a passion for working with our community, and her strengths lie in having the ability to “hold space” during the healing journey. Kristy has a lengthy background working in the Domestic and Family violence, homelessness, drug and alcohol and social health sectors.

Kristy utilises a Narrative Therapy and trauma informed lens to assist her to practice in a culturally safe way. Kristy has approximately 20 year’s experience and has worked for the majority of her career in the Logan region feeling connected to our local community. Kristy has a Masters of Counselling Degree in Counselling with a focus on Narrative and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy as well as additional training in EFT (tapping), ACT therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation techniques.

Kristy Edwards can provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. With her experience, Kristy is able to support through The National Redress Scheme.

We provide practical assistance in completing the application forms and can act as a nominee in supporting through the whole journey of healing.

Similia Appleton is a Family Support Worker at Murrigunyah Family & Cultural Healing Centre

Similia Appleton – Family Support Worker

Similia is a proud Ngarrindjeri Woman with her homeland spanning the lower Murray and Coorong Lakes area of South Australia. Similia was born in Ipswich and grew up in all different area’s spanning from Ipswich, Kingston, out at New Farm, Gold Coast QLD, and back to her homeland Adelaide SA.

Becoming a part of the Murrigunyah Family, Similia has shown her passion in helping the community, empowering and supporting our mob that are victims and survivors of sexual violence.

Similia has a strong connection to the community within Murrigunyah and also outside of the workplace, in her extensive hand in helping with NAIDOC and any other cultural community events helping our mob bring our story to the forefront.

As the Family Support Worker Similia works closely with affiliated organisations in assisting and helping these families through planning and determining the best pathway for their healing journey.