About Us

Our team at 8 Senses Therapy are passionate about delivering high quality therapy and counselling that is tailored to each of our clients; supporting their needs and up-skilling parents and caregivers to best support them to reach their goals.

We understand that therapy is journey, and we are there for every step and hurdle, as well as to celebrate every success. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our team.

Our Director & Lead OT

Arisse Gozon

Registered OT (AHPRA)

Arisse is certified in Sensory Integration and has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist.  Arisse uses a family-centred approach to up-skill caregivers, providing them with strategies to implement at home.  This ensures clients have consistent growth outside therapy sessions, helping them achieve their goals faster.

Arisse has extensive experience working with children who have a range of physical and cognitive disorders.She provides support to perform daily living tasks, such as mealtime management, dressing, toileting, sleeping, fine motor skills, social skills, play skills, auditory processing, sensory processing, attention and concentration. Arisse tailors her sessions to suit her client's goals and makes them both fun and engaging for the client and caregiver.

Qualifications​

• Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

• Certified in Sensory Integration

• Certificate of Occupational Therapy Supervision Program (OTA)

• Certificate of Foundation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural

• Certificate of DIR and DIRFloortime

Meet Arisse

Arisse turns monotonous daily tasks into engaging games that have real-world effects. These activities spark your child's creativity and problem-solving skills to make learning simple! ​

In Chloe's case, a simple task like putting on a sock becomes a fun game of "monkey see - monkey do". Arisse provides activities with feedback, parent involvement, and a lot of laughter and enjoyment for everyone involved. ​

From our sessions, parents leave motivated with strategies they can utilise to make learning and contributing at home fun too.​

Meet Arisse

Arisse turns monotonous daily tasks into engaging games that have real-world effects. These activities spark your child's creativity and problem-solving skills to make learning simple!

In Chloe's case, a simple task like putting on a sock becomes a fun game of "monkey see - monkey do". Arisse provides activities with feedback, parent involvement, and a lot of laughter and enjoyment for everyone involved.

From our sessions, parents leave motivated with strategies they can utilise to make learning and contributing at home fun too.

Our Registered Clinical Counsellor

Daniella Collicelli

(ACA: 15772) (PACFA: 28799)

Daniella is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. She has a broad area of knowledge and experience working with children, adolescents, and families with disabilities and complex mental health needs.

Daniella’s practice is influenced by knowledge in various areas, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and other biopsychosocial approaches to support children when facilitating their desired goals. She sees play as the means through which children explore and understand their world, as she uses playfulness as an opportunity to help children develop social, emotional, and self-regulatory skills. Daniella has a special interest in working with clients who might be experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioural difficulties, supporting parents, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Qualifications​

•Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling & Interpersonal Skills)

• Diploma of Developmental Intellectual Disability Neuropsychiatry​

• Certificate in Understanding the Neurobiology of Complex Trauma​

• Certificate in Trauma Responsive Practice with Families​

• Certificate in Art and Play Therapy​

Meet Daniella​

Watch to see how Daniella helps Daniel to visualise, recognise, and regulate his emotions by constructing an erupting volcano together! Embracing a warm and playful approach, Daniella values connection, safety, and self-determination, which she views as essential in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.​​

If your child would benefit from a trusting and enjoyable relationship with Daniella, just fill out our counselling contact form below.​

Meet Daniella

Watch to see how Daniella helps Daniel to visualise, recognise, and regulate his emotions by constructing an erupting volcano together! Embracing a warm and playful approach, Daniella values connection, safety, and self-determination, which she views as essential in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.​​

If your child would benefit from a trusting and enjoyable relationship with Daniella, just fill out our counselling contact form below.​

Our Speech Pathologist

Helen Hauschild​

Helen brings a wealth of qualifications and expertise to her role. She obtained a comprehensive understanding and practical skills through her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University. She is also a proud member of Speech Pathology Australia, ensuring she stays up to date with the latest research and best practices in speech therapy. This is a testament to her commitment to continual learning and professional development. Helen has also accomplished several esteemed certifications, including training under the ‘What’s the Buzz’ programme by Mark Le Messurier, which focuses on developing social skills in children. As an Autism SA Accredited ASD Diagnostician, Helen is adept at identifying and supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has completed a Level 1 Training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). This enables her to incorporate visual aids into therapy sessions, helping children who struggle with verbal communication to effectively express themselves. Furthermore, Helen has attended the Key Word Sign Basic Workshop by Novita Children's Services. This training supports her in teaching children how to use keyword signs as an additional communication tool. Together, these qualifications make Helen adept and adaptable as a speech pathologist, and highlights her commitment and dedication to providing your child with evidence-based, individualised support.

Qualifications​

• Bachelor of Speech Pathology​​

• Member of Speech Pathology Australia​

• Mark Le Messurier's Training | What's The Buzz

• Autism SA Accredited ASD Diagnostician

• Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) - Level 1​

• Novita Children's Services | Key Word Sign Basic Workshop​

Meet Helen

Helen strives to equip all of her clients with the confidence, optimism, and techniques required to become proficient communicators, whether it's through verbal speech, AAC, or other non-verbal communication methods. Helen adopts a family-centred approach, focusing on the individual needs and capabilities of each child she works with. Recognising that every child's communication journey is unique, she designs personalised therapy plans that are both engaging and effective. Helen's support is not just about developing speech and language skills - it is also about empowering children to express their needs, share their thoughts, develop relationships, and engage with the world around them. The ultimate goal is to enable each child to find their voice and use it confidently.

Meet Helen

Helen strives to equip all of her clients with the confidence, optimism, and techniques required to become proficient communicators, whether it's through verbal speech, AAC, or other non-verbal communication methods. Helen adopts a family-centred approach, focusing on the individual needs and capabilities of each child she works with. Recognising that every child's communication journey is unique, she designs personalised therapy plans that are both engaging and effective. Helen's support is not just about developing speech and language skills - it is also about empowering children to express their needs, share their thoughts, develop relationships, and engage with the world around them. The ultimate goal is to enable each child to find their voice and use it confidently.​

Our Manager & Special Educator

Irene Goh

Irene has a masters in Special Education and over 10 years of experience working as a Special Needs school teacher, where she supported children and young people, in the classroom and in one-to-one settings. to build skills, independence and confidence in their daily lives.

Irene focuses on strength-based and positive behaviour management strategies to engage her clients in meaningful sessions. Irene is also a qualified Yoga Instructor with years of experience in teaching specialised sports to children and young adults. Irene’s passion for developing a universally designed learning approach allows every client to access different learning materials and offers flexibility in how they engage in sessions.​

Qualifications​

• Masters of Education - Special Education​

• Bachelor of Science - Exercise and Sports Science​

• Certificate of Kids Yoga Teacher Training - 50 hours​

• Certificate of DIR and DIRFloortime​

• Certificate III in Business Administration​

Meet Irene

Irene combines positive classroom strategies and practical hands-on applications to enhance a client’s executive functioning abilities, which are extremely useful for learning, working, and managing their daily lives.​

Meet Irene

Irene combines positive classroom strategies and practical hands-on applications to enhance a client’s executive functioning abilities, which are extremely useful for learning, working, and managing their daily lives.​

Our Team

Arisse Gozon

Director & Lead OT

Daniella Collicelli

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Helen Hauschild

Speech Pathologist

Irene Goh

Manager & Special Educator