Shobana Owen Social Worker

Anna Centre - Queen Street117A Queen Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550
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Phone03 5442 5066(Landline)Phone03 5441 2812(Fax)
Anna Centre - Queen Street 117A Queen Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550
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Shobie is a Counselling Social Worker who is passionate about helping adolescents and adults lead rich, full and meaningful lives. During her career, she has lived and worked in regional and remote Australia, in Venezuela and Chile and in indigenous Australian communities.For the last four years, Shobie has worked intensively with adolescents and adults in the Bendigo region with a range of mental health presentations. She utilises therapies and techniques which enable individuals to change behaviour patterns, gain and retain hope and achieve personal autonomy and engagement in an active, values guided life. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT therapy), Narrative Therapy, Emotion Coaching, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness. She has experience and training in ACT and CBT specifically for adolescents and therefore has an appreciation of the vulnerability of this unique developmental period. Shobie has also lead Trauma Informed Critical Incident Responses utilising Mitchell’s Critical Incident Stress Debrief framework, and provided Mental Health Education for organisations and groups. Shobie is working towards receiving Medicare Accreditation to provide clients Medicare rebates for therapeutic engagement. QUALIFICATIONS Master of Social Work Bachelor of Arts/Commerce Graduate diploma in Theology EXPERIENCE Depression Anxiety Mental Illness Adolescent Mental Health Aboriginal mental health CALD sensitive therapeutic engagement Psychosocial disabilities Workplace Issues Stress Grief and Loss ADHD and ASD coaching Suicide Prevention

Working Hours

This Week

Tuesday:9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Specialisation and Services

Area of Focus

  • Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD)
  • Counselling
  • Depression
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTI issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Parenting
  • Self-Esteem
  • Teenagers
  • Workplace Issues


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative Therapy

Patient Focus

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Women
  • Men
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
  • Non-Binary People