Dr Winnie Chan

Counsellor / Spiritual Director / Social worker (Mental Health)

Winnie graduated from the University of Alabama, U.S.A. in 1994 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, specializing in mental health. She also obtained a Diploma and Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from the China Graduate School of Theology in 2002 and 2008 respectively. In order to help people with more comprehensive perspective, she pursued a Doctoral Degree in Ministry (Spiritual Direction) at Graduate Theological Foundation, U.S.A. and completed the course in 2017. 

Winnie has solid and extensive experience in counselling, social work, training and teaching for over 25 years, serving both in the public sector and the commercial field with different industries, all levels of clients and various family, individual and work-related issues. She moved back to Sydney in 2018 and started another journey in responding to her calling in life, to continuously walk with those who are in need.  

Winnie personally has experienced grief, brokenness, loss, and even the brink of death in the past, so she can understand those who are undergoing struggles, confusion and emotional disturbances. She commits herself to assisting people to resolve their problems, to discover their life direction, to rebuild their inner true self, and to live well.

Counselling individuals, couples and families on:

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Master of Social Work in Mental Health 
  • Diploma of Social Work  
  • Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction  
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Spiritual Direction in the Christian Contemplative Tradition
  • Master of Christian Studies
  • Diploma of Christian Studies

Languages: Cantonese/Mandarin/English