About Our BSP Trainers & Our Trainer-In-Training

In March of 2013, BSP developer Dr David Grand personally invited Dr Roby Abeles and Salene Souza to be the first Brainspotting Trainers in the Australia Pacific Region.

Together, they are the co-presenters of Brainspotting (BSP) Trainings Phases 1 & 2 in the Australia Pacific region. Both Roby & Salene have been personally trained by Dr David Grand, the developer of Brainspotting, to deliver his trademarked training programs.

Dr Roby Abeles has been a trauma and addiction therapist for over 35 years. She has a Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, a double Masters degree in Applied Psychology and Spiritual Psychology and a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Dr Abeles is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) a Narrative Therapist, is trained in Ego State Therapy, EMDR (Approved Consultant) and Interpersonal Neurobiology (and a supervisee of Dr Dan Siegel in 1999/2000) among others.   She was trained in Brainspotting by Dr David Grand in 2004.

Salene received her Brainspotting training in her native Brazil in 2007.

Salene is also trained in EMDR (Approved Consultant), TRE, and PsychoDrama among others. She has a BA in Psychology and a Masters degree in Brain and Mind Science from Sydney University, Australia

Salene has developed creative ways to use BSP with children and families and has presented her work in Australia, and at the 1st International Brainspotting Conference in Buzios, Brazil, March 2016 and all over Brazil since then.

Dr Abeles is in high demand training therapists all over the world, in her revolutionary work using Brainspotting to stop addiction relapse using her Trademarked Brainspotting Crocodile Set Ups.

Dr Abeles most recent development is Brainspotting and The Hero’s Journey for transforming Adversity into Heroism using a Multi-Focal Brainspotting Set Up, which she teaches world-wide and now online.


Dr Roby Abeles

Dr Roby Abeles

Co-founder, Presenter and International Trainer of BSP
Phases 1 & 2 in the Australia Pacific region

Brainspotting Australia Pacific

Salene Souza

Co-founder, Presenter and International Trainer of BSP
Phases 1 & 2 in the Australia Pacific region

Brainspotting Australia Pacific

Dr Roby Abeles on the Experts Panel at the ACF International Trauma Conference in Melbourne, August 2018. Also on stage are Peter Fonagy, Cathy Malchiodi, Gabor Mate’, Kim Golding, Bessel van der Kolk, Marilyn Devallier & Ed Tronick.


Noula Diamantopoulos

Brainspotting Trainer-In-Training

Noula Diamantopoulos
BSP Consultant/Supervisor

Noula was approved by Dr David Grand to become a BSP Trainer In Training in November 2020

Professional credentials:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Counselling & Process Oriented Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting Consultant & Supervisor
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • PACFA Supervisor

Email: training@brainspottingaustraliapacific.com.au
Mobile number: +1 (0)418 480 587
Practice Address: Studio Noula: 747 Darling Street, Rozelle, NSW 2047
Website:   http://www.nouladiamantopoulos.com

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