Azelene Williams

About the Author

In addition to being a wife and mother, I am a highly passionate, people-centred professional who has acquired over five years of experience delivering community programs and services. Inspired by my own personal traumatic experiences, I am determined to pursue social justice while supporting individuals build their confidence, capabilities, and skillset in achieving desired outcomes.

I have taught children, youth and women relating unhealthy relationships, identification of abuse, strategies to break free from such abuse and information on appropriate support services. I have proven successful in developing strong, trusted relationships with individuals from diverse age groups, organisational levels, cultural heritages, and socio-economic backgrounds by combining exceptional communication, interpersonal and mediation skills with industry-leading therapeutic methodologies. As a social activist, I am determined to make a positive impact on individuals and communities. 

Originally from South Africa, I also lived in the Middle East before settling in Perth, Western Australia in 2011 with my husband and only daughter. My passion for empowering women all over the world was inspired by my own personal traumatic experiences which are documented in two of the four books I published internationally:

  • INFERTILITY Road to Hell and Back (ISBN-978-0-646- 57555-1)
  • BROKEN Breaking the Silence (ISBN-978-0-646-94545-3)
  • Take-A-Stand Healthy Behaviours Development Program Professional Manual (ISBN​-978-0-646-96506-2)
  • Take-A-Stand Healthy Behaviours Development Program Child Workbook (ISBN​-978-0-646-96477-5)

I experienced three and a half years of physical and emotional abuse as a teenager in my first relationship. I came out a stronger person and now teaches youth and adults about unhealthy relationships, how to identify them and how to safely break free from them. My life’s ambition as an activist in the field of domestic and family violence and bullying is to have a positive impact both on today’s and future generations.

Azelene Williams
Author | Domestic Violence Advocate | Program Facilitator | Community Leader | Counselor

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Social Work Institution: ECU – 2020
  • Dip. Community Services Work Institution: TYFE – 2014
  • Cert. Sexual Intelligence Professional Training Institution: Relationships Australia – 2013
  • Dip. Holistic Counselling and Art Therapy Institution: Sophia College – 2012
  • Cert. Domestic Violence Response Training Institution: LifeLine – 2013 refresher training completed in 2018
  • Cert. eSafetyWomen—online training for frontline workers – Institution: eSafety Women Commissioner

Professional Development and Training

  • Kimochis®, social and emotional tools for practicing emotional self-regulation and positive relationships – 2019
  • Public Speakers University Institution Andy Harrington – 2015
  • Pre & Post Abortion Professional Training Institution Doctors for Life – 2001

Awards Azelene has achieved include:

  • Nominated for Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2018
  • Australian Mumpreneur Award Finalist Making a Difference Non-Profit 2016
  • Australian Mumpreneur Awards Finalist Big Ideas Award 2016
  • Mrs Galaxy 2015 National Finalist
  • Mrs Charity for Make A Wish First Runner Up2015
  • Mrs Charity for Wildlife Warriors First Place 2015
  • Winner of the Nifnex Influential 100 Business Awards 2015

Approaches Theories and Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Clay Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Person Centred Practice
  • Strength Based Practice
  • Solution Focused
  • Task Centred Practice
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Strengths Mapping
  • Body Mapping
  • Problem Solving

Interview with Adrian Kwan – From Fear To Freedom Project

Azelene regularly uses Kimochis®, social and emotional tools for practicing emotional self-regulation and positive relationships in a therapeutic setting with adults and children.