More than a business…

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The initial purpose of this site was to be a place to promote my counselling service. While doing so I realised it can be more than simply an advertisement, it can be a space that offers relevant readings, resources, encouragement and support.

A place where the reader may:

  • Find encouragement, rather than discouragement.
  • Gain understanding & support, rather than confusion and isolation.
  • Be empowered to live a full and meaningful life. 

My hope is that you will  find the strength and courage, needed to journey deeper into all that life offers.

What is it you are looking for today? Feel free to drop me a line here or via email.


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Why Counselling?

Counselling and psychotherapy are professional services that support people to develop better understanding of themselves and others, address life difficulties and make the changes they want in their lives (PACFA).

While there are many forms of counselling, the effectiveness and results are determined by the relationship built with the therapist. The therapist provides a supportive caring space, where the individual is safe to explore the issue that has brought them to counselling.
The role of the counsellor is to enable the client to explore various aspects of their life, by talking openly and freely in a safe environment. This opportunity is unique, as the counsellor is free from personal involvement and bias and instead works to offer a judgment free presence.

Adults

Areas addressed may be specific or broad. Below are some reasons people seek counselling:

  • Conflict in relationships (partners, family, friends, colleagues)
  • Anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Past or present abuse
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Workplace stress
  • Learn new skills such as relaxation, anger management and mindfulness.

Youth

Teenagers face immense pressure juggling school, home and relationships, while navigating the physical and emotional changes taking place. During these years major growth happens physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and they start to ask themselves “Who am I?” and “ How do I fit into this world?”
Through these years it is essential that youth stay connected. While ideally they have family, friends and peers they can talk to and to guide them, this is not always the case. Counselling can provide the connection and conversation they need and desire.

Counselling can support them as they manage this complex time and work with them to build resilience, improve relationships with themselves and others as well as link into other community resources.

Children

How can Child Centered Counselling help? With the use of expressive therapies and play, children may address the following areas (and more):

  • Improve expression and management of emotions.
  • Develop self-esteem and resilience.
  • Increase social skills.
For appointments or more information please contact me.
Skype Sessions available.

 

Useful Websites

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Kids Helpline 

1800 55 1800

24hr helpline for young people aged 5-25

Lifeline 

13 11 14

Telephone crisis support

Headspace

Headspace centres are located throughout Australia offering support to young adults aged 12 – 25.

Resources available for youth and people who support youth.

Beyond Blue

Advice and support for anxiety and depression.

Variety of resources available on website

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.