About Becoming Connected Counselling

Becoming Connected Counselling offers a safe, supportive and confidential environment for individuals and couples to explore issues that may be concerning or distressing for them.

The focus is on enabling self understanding and reconnecting with your capacity to make wise choices for a more meaningful and satisfying relationship with yourself and others.

About Chris Mangioni

I began my professional career as a Registered Nurse and have spent over 30 years working in the area of Women’s

Reproductive Health and Sexual Health. While I do have a special interest in Women’s Health I am experienced and committed to working with individuals of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.


With specialist qualifications and over a decade of Mental Health experience I bring an understanding and have the capacity to deal with issues relating to recovery, grief and adjustment to life traumas. I have more than ten years’ experience in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I bring insights, experience and maturity gained over my varied career to my practice as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

  • I attend regular Clinical Supervision. This is an important learning opportunity that  ensures clients receive safe, professional and effective care.

  • I also attend regular ongoing Professional Development sessions.

  • I am bound by the PACFA & AHPRA Code of Ethics.


  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute)

  • Mental Health Nurse (North Ryde Psychiatric Centre)

  • Women’s Health Certificate (Family Planning Association of NSW)

  • Registered Nurse (PHH, POW & Eastern Suburbs Hospital)

Post Grad Training & Courses
  • IFS Therapist (Internal Family Systems Level 1)

  • Positive Neuroplasticity Professional Training (Rick Hanson)

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Wisdom of the Body: Lost & Found (Pat Ogden)

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Openground)

  • Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma (Blue Knot)

  • Complex Trauma & Mental Health (CCWT)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy/ACT (Russ Harris)

  • Working with Voice Hearers (Macquarie Hospital)

  • Principles of Perinatal & Infant Mental Health (Macquarie Hospital)

  • Focusing Training, including Treasure Maps of the Soul (Ann Weiser Cornell)

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (CCWT)

  • Training and many years of experience to provide supportive, non-directive pregnancy counselling (ACMHN)

Professional Affiliations

Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Clinical registrant and Mental Health Practitioner #22142

Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (ARCAP)

Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association

(ANZMHA) #2017815

Mental Health Professionals' Network