Next Step Professional Therapy | Sunshine Coast and Noosa | About

Lauren England

Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner

I have always had a passion for walking with people through all of life’s challenges and joys. I grew up in Toowoomba as a part of a close knit community that valued and emphasised social action and advocacy for those who were excluded or vulnerable in society. This led me to complete my Bachelor of Special Education at the University of Southern Queensland in 2014. In the years following I worked in primary and secondary special education and mainstream school settings as a classroom and relief teacher. My passion for community work led me to work as a Youth Pastor for nearly 8 years, specifically focussed on training, community development and programs for refugee and migrant communities, mental health advocacy and pastoral counselling with children and adolescents. On the Sunshine Coast my work has been focused toward the disability and mental health sector.

I am passionate about seeing all people flourish and be empowered to live their best lives, and believe in meeting people where they are at to move towards wholeness. I work with all age groups and disabilities and strongly believe in empowering families, service providers and other key stakeholders to become and continue in their role as change agents. 

On the weekends, you will find me hanging out with my dog, Ruby, drinking copious amounts of coffee and exploring this beautiful part of the world. 

Patrick Glancy

Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner

In 1987 I came across the book “The Road Less Travelled” by M. Scott Peck, which sparked my interest in my own mental health. a few years later I had the opportunity to see Scott Peck speak live and, although I didn’t fully understand everything he spoke about, I knew that I wanted to learn more.

Fast forward 14 years and I began my career as a therapist. For the following 13 years, I ran my own practice in the US. In 2014, I moved to Australia and became an accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association. Since then, I have provided therapy to individuals and families through not-for-profit organisations on the Sunshine Coast until 2021 when I became a NDIS registered provider.

Over the years, I have worked with survivors of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and war veterans, as well as victims of domestic violence and abuse. I hold onto the idea from “The Road Less Travelled” that through the bad, we can find the good.

NDIS Registered Specialist Positive Behaviour Support, Counselling, Social Worker