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)
Medicare Provider Number: 5743361W
Lemuel is a registered psychologist and the founder of AURE: Psychology, Counselling & Therapy. He currently works as a Children, Adolescent (CAMHS) and Youth Mental Health Programme Coordinator for Wheatbelt Mental Health Service, coordinating clinical service delivery. He has more than 12 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, youths, parents, adults, teachers, and groups in government, NGO and private practice settings. He has been seconded several times to the Office of Chief Psychiatrist as a Clinical Auditor. He has been engaged as a speaker and consultant/trainer in several groups: Mental health conferences, business organizations, community groups and professional groups. In addition, he has been providing supervision to trainee psychologists, registered psychologist and has published a peer reviewed journal.
Lemuel is passionate about psychology and people. He works from a client centred and trauma informed perspective, always 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.
Clients who see Lemuel in a public mental health setting would often present with complex presentations, many of whom have complex childhood difficulties - school refusal, temper tantrums, aggression, struggles with rule following, etc., problems regulating emotions, family of origin difficulties, various forms of historic and current trauma and abuse (physical, sexual emotional and psychological) and neglect, unhelpful coping patterns (drugs and alcohol use, self-blame, shame, anger, etc.), anxiety and depression, poor sleep & appetite, chaotic past and current relationships, intellectual difficulties, on-going psychosocial problems such as homelessness, financial distress, unemployed, and others. Many of these clients have attracted multiple forms of diagnosis such as schizophrenia, psychosis, PTSD, depression, bipolar, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders and co-morbid mental health & developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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.