Meet the Team

Practitioners United is run by a team of volunteers dedicated to helping those in need of mental health and wellbeing services after surviving crisis situations.


Caroline Connor


A self-described researcher and guinea pig, Caroline is a Mental and Emotional Wellness practitioner who is committed to opening traditional mindsets to different ways of looking and working with complex trauma, PTSD and their associated symptoms. She has spent the last 30 years creating a simple, yet consistent, methodology based around recalibrating the imprint of trauma on the nervous system, and is currently most passionate about the work she is doing to remove anxiety and depression in just a few sessions by bypassing the 'mental' and going straight to the problem - the triggering imprint on the nervous system and bringing that back into balance.

As a lived experience survivor turned practitioner, Caroline has developed a unique perspective when it comes to trauma. Influenced by Bessel van de Kolk, Steven Porges as well as her lived and now clinic experience, she aspires to changing the way the world understands and treats what we call 'mental illness' in the next stage of her career.


Emma McLachlan

Survivor Liaison
Emma is soon to be a registered psychologist who is keen to offer her skills to support those impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires. Emma has assisted in the development of the group by acting in the role of admin. for the Facebook group, and supporting survivors. In addition to working with those impacted by the bushfires, Emma is interested in working with children and adolescents and uses animal-assisted therapy in her sessions.
James Cole

James Cole

Tech Guy
James is a published author, hypnotherapist, meditations educator and personal empowerment specialist. In his previous career, he worked in the film industry in technical roles such as editing, visual effects, workflow coordinator, studio design consultant and various web and technology roles. Having witnessed first hand, the devastating effects of previous bushfires, James was moved to help those in need with the current crisis. Finding Caroline through a friend, he offered his expertise both in the technology realm to help create this web site and as a therapist offering his service to those affected.