Mediation, Coaching & Counselling

appointments are available with

Dr Rhonda Emonson PhD



I work confidentially with a variety of clients and organisations; clients that are wanting support to manage their current circumstances and to create change.

To date,  clients have included  national and international clients; those from the fields of nursing, radiology, pathology, health management, defence, child care centre’s, law, prisons, protective services, building industry, parents who have separated and are wanting to reach an agreement with the other parent and those in the private and public education sector. With the assistance of Zoom/telephone/face to face, clients geographical location is not a deterrent to accessing a professional service. 

Dr Rhonda Emonson PhD. Mediator | Coach | Counsellor

Since 1997, Rhonda has been practicing from her office in Englehart Street Albury providing mediation, coaching and counselling to national and international organisations and individual clients.   Fatigued with their current situation of disputes, disagreements or difficult relationships, each have sought assistance to create change with the interventions of either mediation, coaching or counselling.

Dr Emonson has a Bachelor in Health Science, Masters in Conflict Resolution from La Trobe University, Masters in Social Work (Charles Sturt University) , post graduate qualifications in Family Therapy and Coaching. More recently she was the first Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner in Australia to be awarded a PhD for her  research in preparing parents for Family Dispute Resolution.

Rhonda is well experienced, qualified and registered with all appropriate regulatory bodies in the fields of Mediation, (workplace and family dispute resolution), Coaching, (Resilience, Personal and Conflict) and is accredited with Medicare as a Mental Health Practitioner to provide Focused Psychological Strategies on referral from a Medical Practitioner. Rhonda is also a Member of the International Coaching Federation and is passionate about supporting those with evidence based practice to create the change they desire.


Charlotte- a 10 year old's perspective on family separation.  Predominately illustrations to enable children to tell their perspective on adjusting in complex and vulnerable families. Available on Amazon and from IndieMosh Publishers. 

Archie: An eight year old boys perspective of parental separation. Archie is Charlotte's sister. Available on Amazon and from IndieMosh Publishers.    

Listen to ME: The Bird Family Cards is a set of 45 illustrations from the books that Practitioners can add to their therapeutic toolkit. Available late in 2021 from Dr Rhonda Emonson.

University of New England

'Building Resilience: Preventing, recognising and overcoming burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and stress.'

A workshop with Dr Amanda Nickson & Dr Rhonda Emonson

This workshop was focused on Resilience, particurly for those who care for others in their professional role.

Tuesday 24 November 2020-Online. committed to social justice

Three months working with traumatised children in a developing country has given a CSU social work graduate a new perspective on life. Ms Rhonda Emonson from Albury, was among the first four graduates of the Masters of Social Work. As part of her postgraduate studies at CSU, Ms Emonson worked with orphans on the island of Negros Occidental, the Philippines. ‘We’ve all heard about communities that survive without sewage, electricity, shelter and on a cup of rice a day‘ she said. ‘To live in these circumstances is heartbreaking yet inspirational’. ‘It’s created a yearning to work with those who have so few resources and struggle to survive from day to day as a result of poverty and lack of infrastructure,’ she said.


‘A family mediation information session was conducted by Rhonda Emonson from the Family Mediation Service addressing the new changes to family law, the importance of mediation and the role of mediation in Family Law cases.This was a free information session held in the Robert Brown Room at the Albury City Council’.


‘Breakfast Meeting with HIS HONOUR JUDGE HARMAN and RHONDA EMONSON. Rhonda presented on her research and His Honour Judge Harman provided feedback on his experience and comments on the topic’.

Conflict Resolvers Network-North Queeensland-https://conflict Posted by Claire Holland

‘Rhonda Emonson a PhD student in the Conflict Management and Resolution Program presented at the North Queensland Family Law Pathways Network Breakfast. Rhonda is an experienced Family Therapist/FDRP/Workplace Mediator/Coach and works predominately with complex, conflict entrenched parents as they participate in FDR or with employees involved in workplace dispute. Keen to focus on the area of conflict at a specialist level, Rhonda commenced a PhD at James Cook University’.

LEADR’s 12th International ADR Conference-Wellington, New Zealand

Dr Jan Pryor, Anet Kate,Rhonda Emonson and Rachel Lohrey

Family Dispute Resolution – the new frontier - a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for FDR within New Zealand.

‘An experienced panel of practitioners and researcher from New Zealand and Australia will bring together their knowledge to discuss family practice issues and the implications of the New Zealand FDR model. Building on current  New Zealand practice and the Australian experience of FDR (from Rhonda Emonson), this discussion will provide valuable information on what practitioners may need to consider when working in this area’.


Research Online-James Cook University. ‘Preparing for family dispute resolution in regional Australia: exploring the experiences of parents, family dispute resolution practitioners and lawyers. PhD Thesis, James Cook University. Access to this file is available from Copyright 2019 Rhonda Maree Emonson

Working with Dr Emonson

Sessions are held in professional offices or online either during  business hours or after hour appointments offered. For national and international clients, sessions for mediation or coaching or counselling are offered via Zoom. . A referral is not necessary, however those wanting a rebate from Medicare for focused psychological services will need a referral from their Medical Practitioner.