Louisa Shillingford-Brown

Louisa Shillingford-Brown

Founder of butterfly affect; Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Trained to Masters level, I am an experienced therapist with more than 20 years’ experience as a communications specialist in the commercial and non-profit sectors. I help people achieve their goals using evidence-based strategies. I know how the art of communication can be used to inspire people, and the consequences of when it does not.

I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. I believe that for change to be long-lasting, we need to feel in control of the changes as they evolve. I see my role as helping you build the confidence to make the changes you seek.


Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am a highly-trained counsellor and psychotherapist. I am committed to maintaining the highest therapeutic standards, and am a member of PACFA.  I am formally qualified to work with children, adolescents and adults in three different ways: as a counsellor; psychotherapist; and community educator.

I work with the emotions. I understand how emotions affect our thoughts and how thoughts affect our behaviours. I believe that when we focus on changing the way we feel, we are able to influence our experiences. I can help you understand how your current emotional responses to difficult situations are connected to past events. In order to move forward, I believe it is helpful for you to resolve how you feel about these past events.

I understand that facing painful emotions can be challenging. So I will ensure that the process is very gentle and taken at your pace. Once the cause of the emotional response is identified, I will help you come to terms with it. This can result in a profound and powerful transformation of feelings and behaviours.

Counselling and psychotherapy can be useful at any stage in life. I help:-

12 point Couples

12 point Individuals

Click here for client testimonials.


Business and Community Education

I can work with your business, school or community group to promote positive emotional and mental health strategies.

Each group’s needs are different so I will work with you to identify the best way to communicate with your target audience. Examples include:-

12 pointTeaching your employees how to manage difficulties in the workplace

12 pointFacilitating MasterClasses to help parents enhance specific skills

12 pointDeveloping short courses for your community group, outlining strategies to improve mental and emotional wellbeing

Click here to learn more about group programs or visit www.emotionsatwork.com.au.



It’s doesn’t matter if you’re a psychologist in private practice, a national provider of services, or a community group. Using my consulting services, you or your organisation can better promote yourself and your services. Combining proven marketing techniques with my extensive communications  experience, I’ll help you to articulate your vision, values and purpose. We can even create a strategic plan to ensure others understand those things too.


Let’s talk…

…If you’re looking for counselling or psychotherapy, a customised group-based program, or a tailored communication plan, contact me today.

Transforming awareness and inspiring change through the art of listening and collaboration.