Erla Marx Newhouse

Beginnings, endings and everything in between….. therapeutic conversations with Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples and Families.

Erla is an Individual, Family and Couple Therapist as well as an accredited Mental Health Worker with a Masters in Family and Couple Therapy. Erla has over 18 years of experience and has worked at Relationship Australia, Parent line, Forensic Medicine and Community Health Centers and coordinated counselling services. She is an Accredited Non Directive Perinatal Counsellor. Erla has presented at International and Australian conferences, and runs workshops and training sessions. She has also
facilitated support groups. Currently Erla runs her own private counselling service & consulting service. She also provides mentoring and supervision to
other therapists.

Modalities & Approaches
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Bowen Theory
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy


Using the above modalities I am interested in assisting people to enhance their relationships.  My theoretical assumption is that problems do not exist within the individual alone. They exist within a broader context of the family and key relationships. Understanding self in these relationships allows for the opportunity for options and choices to be made.  With new understanding, problems (symptoms) can be viewed differently. My underlying goal is to help people to be clearer about their values, position and intentions.