Counselling & Therapy
A lot of thought was put into deciding the name of the service. AURE was chosen as it sounds phonetically similar to “Awr” or “Ohr” (pronounced as “ore”) meaning "light" in Hebrew. However, its true meaning lies somewhere in the describing of illumination, a separation or an ordering between light and darkness. The root word of AR can be translated as “to order", "to gather" or "to organise”. It can also be described as a box, which is a tool to organise and create order.
AURE in our narrative is not a river in France, a village in Norway nor a French breed of cattle (Aure et Saint-Girons). AURE in our colloquial, hopes to bring you an engagement of recovery – lighting up the darkness, giving hope in our chaotic lives, and to organise and further deepen our understanding of who we are as humans and our relationships.
Founder of AURE: Psychology, Counselling & Therapy
Registered Psychologist (MAPS, Australian Mental Health Leadership Fellowship & CCTP-II)
Medicare Provider Number: 5743361W
Lemuel is a registered psychologist. He is the Director & founder of AURE: Psychology, Counselling & Therapy. He has over 13 years of clinical experience working with children, youths, parents, adults and groups. His working experience includes:
Senior clinician in a rural & remote community mental health service.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) & Youth Programme Coordinator.
Clinical Auditor for the Office of Chief Psychiatrist.
Psychology board endorsed supervisior for the 4+2 and 5+1 registrar programme.
Consultant & speaker for:
Peer & professional groups
Mental health conference
Lemuel is passionate about psychology and people. He works from a client centred and trauma informed perspective, keeping in mind the strengths and the vulnerabilities of the individual. His love for the field has exposed him to a variety of treatment modalities and branches in psychology with a strong influence from the attachment, trauma, brain based and psychodynamic paradigms. Lemuel is known to be a warm, caring and authentic psychologist. He has an international certification in Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II)
Lemuel works with a variety of presenting issues and life concerns, including: depression, anxiety, problems regulating emotions, dissociation (zoning out), grief & loss, family of origin issues, abuse & neglect, interpersonal & relational issues, unhelpful coping patterns (drugs & alcohol use, self-blame, shame, anger & etc.), self-harm & suicidal ideation and on-going psychosocial problems such as homelessness, financial distress & unemployed. Many of these clients have attracted various and/or multiple forms of diagnosis such as psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, bipolar, anxiety, Personality Disorders, eating disorders and co-morbid mental health & developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His primary area of interest is in the field of trauma and complex-trauma.
Outside of his clinical practice, Lemuel is an avid photographer and competes at a club, state and national level. He has a side photography business and has won several national and state level competitions. All photographs from AURE were taken by Lemuel. He has a wife and two daughters.