Who We Are

UniSA Counsellors are available at each metropolian campus and can serve a wide variety of student needs. You can book an appointment here to see a counsellor.

Jennifer Schaffer

Jennifer Schaffer

(BA; B.Soc.Admin; MPH; MSW; Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; MAASW)

Jennifer is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and has worked as a student counsellor at UniSA since 2002. She also has extensive experience working as a counsellor/trainer in community health and government services, specialising in providing support for people experiencing domestic violence.

She has extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Loss and Grief counselling and Narrative Therapy.  She is also trained in Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, CBT and EMDR. Her counselling style is eclectic and she enjoys working with a diverse range of people, supporting them to achieve their full potential. In addition she was a lecturer and a researcher in Public Health at Adelaide University.

Availability: Monday




Diana Collett

Diana Collett
(DCR, MSSc (Counselling), BA, RN)

Diana has extensive training and experience in Process Oriented Psychology, which she uses in her practice as a Student Counsellor. As needs arise, she utilises other evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Mindfulness Based Meditation and Positive Psychology.

Diana particularly enjoys helping students from all backgrounds overcome obstacles and move toward their chosen career path. Her current interests include supporting students to stop procrastinating with digital distractions.

Availability: Wednesday, Thursday Friday


Cate Sherlock

Bio available soon.

Availability: Thursdays and Fridays

Sarah Nikolai

Sarah Nickolai
(BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Work & Org))

Sarah has over 10 years of experience working as a Psychologist. She is passionate about providing individualised, client-focused counselling services to students in order to help them navigate through life’s challenges and achieve personal growth. Sarah is interested in applying brief, empowering and outcome-focused intervention strategies derived from Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment, Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused therapies, and incorporating strengths-based approaches.

Sarah is Mental Health First Aid trained and skilled in responding to crisis situations. She also has extensive experience in delivering preventative services designed to enhance mental health literacy, wellbeing and resilience.

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday




Theresa Heim

Theresa Heim
(Mag.rer.nat, MPsych(Clin)) 

Theresa is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked in a variety of settings across hospitals, outpatient clinics, community mental health services and private practice.

Theresa assists students with issues including (but not limited to) difficulties adapting to change, low motivation, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, loss/grief, relationship difficulties.

Theresa strives to provide a safe, caring and supportive space for students to talk about their difficulties and utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, Mindfulness-based therapies), depending on the presenting problem and individual student’s needs.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Angela Ryan

Angela Ryan
(BA (Psych) Hons)

Angela has worked as a Counsellor at UniSA since 2011 and is passionate about working with students to obtain the best outcomes possible. She is a Psychologist with experience working in a range of settings including community, hospital and private practice. Angela utilises intervention strategies such as ACT, MBCT and Positive Psychology in supporting students with their difficulties. She is especially interested in anxiety disorders as well as grief and loss. 

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday




Anna Hill

Anna Hill
(BSc (Psych)(Hons))

Anna has been a registered psychologist for more than 20 years.  She has worked in community health centres, not-for-profit organisations and in both clinical and managerial roles.

Anna takes a client-centred and tailored approach, aiming to assist students to improve their quality of life, wellbeing and engagement with their studies. Anna utilises a range of therapeutic techniques including ACT, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology and CBT to best meet individual student needs.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday




Nikki Kenney

Nikki Kenney

Nikki is a Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years’ experience working with individuals to support them with challenging and complex life circumstances, and the often associated impact on their health and wellbeing. Nikki is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and is also a certified Schema Therapist Trainer- Supervisor. Nikki’s therapeutic techniques include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Loss and Grief and Narrative Therapy.

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Angela Clewer

Angela Clewer
(BA(Hons), GradDipPsychPrac, MPsych(Clin))

Angela is a registered Psychologist holding a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with over 20 years’ experience as a counsellor.  Angela has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, community practice and with children and adolescents.

Angela is committed to providing progressive counselling to students to improve their overall wellbeing and ability to cope with the demands of University study.  Angela utilises evidence based interventions for a range of issues that affect University students, including; ,anxiety and stress, depression, grief, confidence and assertiveness, relationship, family and social difficulties

Availability: Wednesday, Thursday, and alternate Fridays





Bio available soon.

Availability: Thursdays and Fridays

Urgent Assistance

Make an Appointment

Metropolitan campuses/UniSA Online students
1300 301 703

Mount Gambier campus
(08) 8723 1999

Whyalla campus
(08) 8645 8233


Crisis and Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency Services (police, ambulance, fire): dial 000 (or 112 from mobile phones)
  • UniSA Out-of-Hours Crisis Line: 1300 107 441 or text 0488 884 163 (5:00pm to 9:00am weekdays and 24hrs weekends and public holidays)
  • Lifeline (24 hour counselling): 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service: 8226 8787
  • Mental Health Service 13 14 65
  • National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800RESPECT or 1800 737 732
  • Drug and Alcohol support: National Cannabis Prevention and Information CentreSA Health Drug and Alcohol Services

Serious Incident on Campus

If you are involved in, or witness a serious or distressing incident on campus please contact Security for assistance.