About Zohar Berchik

Zohar is a Senior Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
She has over 20 years of experience in group leadership and facilitation.  Zohar currently holds the position of Course Coordinator for the postgraduate suite of programs in Counselling and Psychotherapy and teaches into the program. She lectured at the University of New England’s School of Health in the Graduate Diploma and Master of Counselling degrees and in the Joint Medical Program. She has substantially contributed to the development of curriculum, designed and led large experiential training intensive teams and groups. She has taught sessionally at La Trobe University and was  invited to lead groups at the Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy in Sydney.  In her past role as a Lecturer at The Australian College of Applied Psychology she received The Andrew Little Teaching Excellence Award (2013 and 2018) “In recognition of sustained excellence in teaching and outstanding commitment to 

Zohar is the founder and former Director of The Australian Centre for Voice Dialogue and is the principal therapist at Equilibrium counselling and psychotherapy.


Counselling, psychotherapy and Voice Dialogue

Zohar is a counsellor, psychotherapist and Voice Dialogue facilitator, who brings heart-centred presence and a broad breadth of experience to her work.

She is passionate about facilitating groups and individuals in engaging in genuine reflection, with the goal of accessing fresh perspectives, improved relationships, meaningful change and enhanced wellbeing.

Organisational analysis and consulting

Workplaces are changing and skilled leadership is required perhaps more than ever before. Zohar’s combined therapeutic and group work expertise and experience provide her with the powers of observation and insight required to effectively support leaders in leveraging their roles to cultivate organisational wellbeing. She draws on experience gained in her former life as an IT executive, as well as on her comprehensive experience and training as a psychotherapist and group leader, to facilitate better interpersonal and systemic outcomes in the workplace.

Zohar holds a Master of Counselling degree from La Trobe University, specialising in Emotion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness, and a Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. She has trained in the United States with Hal & Sidra Stone – founders of the Voice Dialogue approach and has undertaken Counselling Supervision training with Michael Carroll. She has also trained in psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy at the Cairnmillar Institute and undertaken various professional developments, including at the Gestalt Institute of Australia.

Zohar has delivered training programmes in Australia and abroad and has presented at national and international conferences. Her research paper on the lived experience of Voice Dialogue was published in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. Zohar is registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA – currently on leave) . She is a member of Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) and the Australian Counselling Association College of Supervisors.