As lead counsellor, Anthony Varenica has completed a Bachelor of Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. Prior to this, Anthony has had more than fifteen years experience working in the social welfare sector encompassing a variety of roles. This work has included facilitating men’s groups, working as a hospital chaplain and working with asylum seekers. Anthony is also working in Melbourne facilitating men’s behaviour change and family violence group programs for the Victorian Behaviour Change Centre (VBCC).
Anthony has a keen interest in the use of humour and joy in the context of therapy. This curiosity inspired Anthony to participate in an experiential workshop with Dr Patch Adams in Guatemala in 2013 to explore concepts of humanitarian clowning.