The REFOCUS Team

Barbara Kustra
Director
BA, Grad Dip & Masters Counseling
Dip. Gestalt Therapy, Dip. Ego State Therapy
Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy
Barbara is the director of Refocus Programs.  She has a Masters in Counselling and has worked in the field of addictions for the past 15 years.  She conducts groups and counselling sessions for clients in the program. Her expertise is in providing behavioural change & neuroscience workshops in a positive and fun environment.

Dr Naham (Jack) Warhaft
Specialist Physician – Addiction Medicine

MBBS, FANZCA, GradDipSubsAbuse, FAChAM (RACP)

Marnie McDonald
Refocus Community Development Co-ordinator & Manager
BA (Psychology and Sociology)
P.Grad Communications (Public Relations) and AOD and Mental Health Studies

Dr Ralf Humphries
Group Facilitator & Counselor
Cert IV in Training & Assessment
Dip (Counselling), BA (Hons) English Lit
MA (Psychoanalysis & Philosophy of Language)
Ralf was formerly a Buddhist monk for more than five years in the Thai Forest Tradition. He is also a facilitator in compassionate and nonviolent communication, and mindfulness, mediation and wellness. He’s taught at university level and a is a practitioner in non-separate conscious embodiment work. He is editing a book on New Principles of a Awakened Relationship and has taught counselling at the Phoenix Institute in Melbourne.

Lana Sissil
Group Facilitator & Counsellor
BA, Grad Dip & Masters Counseling
Dip Gestalt Therapy
Lana has been working for Refocus for 10 years and has extensive experience in working in hospitals providing groups and counselling for patients with drug and alcohol issues as well as mental health problems. Her specialty is working with mindfulness techniques to develop rational thought processes. She is on the faculty of Monash University Medicine that works with mindfulness groups.

Peter Harvey
Group Facilitator & Counsellor
BA (Psychology)
P.Grad (Psychology)
MA (Psychology & Counselling Psychology) current
Peter has a history in the alcohol and drug sector, and over five years of experience in welfare roles dealing with children with complex issues. He is an engaging group facilitator and has a great understanding of the complex issues of how to let go of cravings and defective thought processes.

Iain Russell Davis
Support Worker

MBA. GradDipPsych. BBus. Cert IV AOD & Mental Health
Masters of Psychology (current)

Diana Dalheimer
Counsellor and Family Therapist
GradDiploma Counselling and Human Services
Masters of Clinical Family Therapy
Masters of Social Work (Current)

Maddison Matthews
Support Worker
BA Psychology
Honours Psychology

Michael Fahey
Group Facilitator & Counsellor
BA Hons in Sociology
Dip Business Coaching (AQF)
Dip Hypnotic Science
Cert in Training and Assessment (AQF)
MA (Social Work and Social Psychology)
Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)

Fenella McCall
Support Worker
BA, Cert AOD and Mental Health
Grad Dip in Psychology – (Current)

The Refocus Team

Refocus and its people are renowned for their sensitivity, warmth and the safe, confidential environment provided. A team comprising individuals who are the best in their field, will individualized comprehensive treatment focused on your happiness, well-being, comfort and needs. Your groups are limited to a maximum of eight to keep them intimate and effective. Other treatment centres and hospitals cannot match our record of success based on a program designed just for professionals. Refocus puts you back in charge of your life with a new feeling of enrichment, renewal, confidence and self-esteem.

If you have any queries at all, please get in touch.

Simply call us on (03) 9826 0949 to organise a free confidential discussion about your needs and how we can help you recover to live a happy, healthy life.