- "Kendra’s professionalism and friendly attitude has helped make our move as easy and problem-free as possible". - Janet

Welcome to The Melbourne Connection

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My Expertise
  • Integrating and living in Melbourne - Australia 

  • Helping people in the community

  • Helping young people to feel connected in their community and help them to navigate independent life

  • Helping people to navigate the various systems in Melbourne

  • Expatriation to Australia as the partner/family

  • Speak French

  • Understand French Culture

  • Listening and supporting

My Story

I have moved 4 times internationally as an expat since having my own family and have had to recreate a new support network each time . Two of these moves were to France. I have lived with my family in Melbourne -Australia, France and the USA, and previously while travelling have lived in the UK, Spain, Ireland and France. I speak French and understand the French culture and mindset.

When I moved to these various places I often needed local support, knowledge and re-assurance to adjust and settle. And so, the idea came to launch myself into helping others through the same experience.

I have done voluntary and professional work in the Social and Community Services Sector. I have done both counselling and other support roles with families, individuals, youth, young parents and more. I can provide support in areas of addiction, mental health and grief. I can be there for new parents, or for people in Melbourne to cope with whatever is going on in their lives.

I have worked in education, fashion, child care, also at the Australian Embassy in Paris (with AusAid).

My husband is french and we have 3 bi-national children. Our family is completely bi-cultural.

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My Training
Counsellor

Diploma of Professional Counselling (Australian Institute of Professional Counselling) completed 2014

Teacher Trained

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) 1990-92  Royal Melb Institute of Technology  (RMIT)

Testimonials

"Hi Kendra,

Appreciate you checking in, and I wanted to thank you for our chat, it helped me a lot and was nice to talk to someone about how I was feeling." - Year 12 Student during lockdown, Caulfield South

"Relocating with young children in tow is never easy but Kendra’s professionalism and friendly attitude has helped make our move as easy and problem-free as possible. She provided expert advice in terms of suburbs, schools (and nice restaurants), public transport and Melbourne life in general. I would highly recommend The Melbourne Connection and Kendra’s services.” - Janet - Australian Mum and family moving back to Melbourne from France

" Quand nous sommes arrivés à Melbourne avec nos 4 enfants, Kendra a su me guider dans ce nouveau pays. Que ce soit pour comprendre cette nouvelle culture ou pour comprendre les différents mécanismes au niveau des soins de santé, du quotidien (magasin, écoles)... Enfin je rajouterai, que ses cours d’anglais autour d’un café m’ont permis de comprendre quelques subtilités de la langue anglaise et surtout d’oser parler anglais. Encore Merci Kendra pour ton aide si précieuse pour notre famille. - Virginie - French family that moved to Melbourne