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About Me.

Rue is a family run local business. Run by partners Jen Ryan and Wesley Robe.


Jen Ryan, founder and director, has been working with teenagers for over 12 years. She is passionate about creating a space and programs dedicated to hearing and listening to the voices of our teenagers, tween-agers and kids. Equipping them with techniques for dealing with our rapidly changing world. Jen has worked as a High School Guidance Counsellor and Visual Arts Teacher for over ten years. She has a Master’s in Education, majoring in School Guidance and Counselling, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Photography, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Business.  

Wesley Robe continues to grow his knowledge and passion for mental health, currently completing his Honours in Psychology, after being in the Australian defence force for over 10 years. Wesley is a proud First Nations - Butchulla man, growing up on the beautiful Fraser Coast. He has recently completed his yoga and mindfulness qualification and will be running yoga for adults and kids. He is passionate about mental health and well-being and making this accessible to everyone. 

Rue was born out of a desire to support our children and teens who are growing up in a rapidly changing world, often worried about their sense of self, too often investing disproportionately in the lives and dreams of others, sacrificing their own passions in the process. As we "grow up" we eventually lose that light of imagination and creativity.  Adults too often prioritise other people, work and life before their own creativity.  In the Tween, Kids and Teen Empowerment sessions, she uses creative counselling techniques in order to support mental health and well-being, focusing on what they love doing, and getting lost in creativity in order to find passion and a sense of self truly.


Depending on your private health scheme, you may be eligible for a rebate under Private Health Insurance. If you are using Private Health Insurance the rebate amount will depend on your particular fund and your level of cover. Please contact your health care provider. Insurance Invoicing available. 

Health insurance with

  1. Medibank

  2. HCF

  3. AHM 


Full  registration with the Queensland College of Teachers 01/11/23

Exemption Blue Card - Working with children valid 12/01/26

NDIS Worker Screening Clearance Card 13/01/28

Registered with the NDIS 

ACA Australian Counselling Association Level 3

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid 06/12/2024
HLTAID010 - Provide basic emergency life support 
HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Queensland.

2019 – 2021 - Master of Education – Guidance and Counselling

GPA = 5.57


Griffith University, Brisbane Queensland

2008 – 2012 - Graduate Diploma of Education – Secondary

Majoring in Visual Arts, Film and Media and Business.

GPA = 6.1


Griffith University, Brisbane Queensland

2004 – 2011 – Bachelor of Photography


Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Queensland.

 2001 – 2003 – Bachelor of Business

Visual Art, English and History Teacher 

Guidance Counsellor 


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