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Shelley Andreetta

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Introducing Shelley Andreetta

Shelley Andreetta - Griefline Counsellor and Grief Education Facilitator 

Shelley Andreetta

Grief counsellor, workshop facilitator.

What inspired you to start working at Griefline? 

I began working as a volunteer at Griefline in 2019,  I was very moved by the experiences of the people I connected with, I recognised culturally we are not given permission to wholeheartedly grieve. There is a deep loneliness in that and I’m inspired to support people in the depths of their feelings, without their masks and fully grieve, helping them find their confidence to move through it and build a life around it.

While every felt experience of loss and grief is unique to the person, each one of us will go through it more than once in our lifetime, this speaks to the importance of supporting and educating people to feel and be understood in their grief.

When a personal reflection has been honoured, or a journey has shifted from vulnerability to empowerment; this is something I find extremely rewarding to be part of.

What are your qualifications and career highlights? 

I have a Bachelor of Counselling after transitioning from an extensive career within the corporate sector and in my younger days a career in dance. I have a private practice as a counsellor, Master Reiki Practitioner and facilitate group workshops in self-discovery, confidence building and empowerment.

I have been grateful for the opportunity to develop and lead the facilitation of Griefline’s grief groups. I am heartened to see they have expanded to a National offering in recognition of people experiencing the value of this space to share and reduce loneliness.

Developing content and facilitating the training workshops for organisations in 2023, was a wonderful highlight. I have had the honour of working with a range of clients throughout various stages of their grief and loss journey as well as supporting students who are beginning their careers in counselling.

What are you passionate about in the grief and loss education space? 

I am deeply committed to creating an environment where individuals can embark on their personal path in their own time and in their own way.

Collaborating with and empowering others to delve into their emotional well-being, nurture self-compassion, and cultivate effective methods for personal development, lies at the heart of my mission both at Griefline and in my private practice.

When you are not working and educating, where will we find you?

Dancing is still a great passion of mine. I would love to explore dance further having worked in this space for so many years.

During my spare time you will also find me enjoying, walking in nature and enjoying time relaxing with friends.

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