Lee Nelson Fernandes                                        MSc, BA (Hons), BCom, Dip LC

Mental Health and Addiction Specialist

When I was young there were two careers I thought I could be involved in when I grew up. My first interest was people and culture and out of that I felt I would be a fine archaeologist. A bit like Indiana Jones without the hat and scar on the chin. The second was a professional rugby player. Unfortunately due to circumstance the rugby had to fall away. However the interest I had with people stayed with me. Instead of working with people in the past I have the good fortune to work with people in the present and I have been doing this for over 20 years as a lecturer and health care professional. 


I understand how difficult life can be and how addiction and mental health can completely destroy the dreams and goals that you had. I get it! Having said that I have always believed in hope and action with a side order of help from others, with these all things are possible. Life can change in an instant, however it is up to us to decide how we are going to deal with the challenges that life throws at us. 


I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction since 2001 and I have my own personal experience of this. I have a number of services that I offer and all of them bring myself, expertise, passion, enthusiasm and experience with them. I believe in compassion, confidentiality, discretion, trust and connection. I feel extremely honoured for the work that I do. I am passionate about empowering others to shift and move to where they want to go. It might not be easy but it is possible. I know that no matter how hard it gets there is always a way out, but first we must reach out and act differently. I have had great results with people all over the world and I know together we can make a positive impact on your life!


'My experience in the field of addiction and mental has influenced my philosophy and approach to working with others. This is based on four pillars; honesty, compassion, hope and action. Withe these in place, clients can identify their issues, move through their blocks and achieve their personal and professional goals. I am passionate about working collaboratively with individuals with addiction and mental health challenges, empowering them to gain their freedom and enhancing their well being.'

- Lee Fernandes 



 "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the World. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.' - Rumi