Hannah Jamaleddine is a Child and Adolescent Counsellor at STARTTS. She has 10 years experience working with children and adolescents from CALD backgrounds. This includes 7 years working as a school counsellor within an Islamic private school setting across primary and secondary students. Hannah’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work from Western Sydney University and a Master of Applied Counselling from the University of New England. She
is also trained in Sand Tray Therapy. Hannah has a strong interest in applying cross-cultural therapeutic interventions with people from refugee backgrounds and asylum seekers. She facilitates clinical groups at schools, focusing on resettlement and refugee trauma. In addition, Hannah works in partnership with local schools and organisations assisting staff with professional development in understanding refugee trauma, psychological impacts, resettlement and crosscultural approaches. Furthermore, Hannah has a passion for nurturing cultural
identity and belonging by assisting children and adolescents with retaining their cultural values within a Western society. This includes working with families in understanding their child’s development and needs in their new life in Australia.