What can I expect from a counselling session?

  • We provide a safe, private and comfortable counselling space to enable you to discuss your issues of concern.
  • You will be respected, listened to and accepted without judgement. 
  • Counsellors work with their clients in partnership and do not make decisions, or provide advice.
  • You will be given information, also called psycho-education, to inform you and help you to make decisions.
  • The counsellor will suggest strategies to help you cope, or manage your issue, or problem.
  • You may be given some tasks or ‘homework’ to do between counselling sessions, such as writing down some of your thoughts.
  • Don’t be concerned if you talk more than your counsellor in the session- they are listening. 
  • Everyone is different. What your friend may have experienced in counselling will be different for you.
Person Counselling

Evidenced Based Therapies 

Counsellors use a range of research-based therapeutic approaches to help our clients manage their problems. You may be familiar with some of these:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation strategies

Learning from Counselling

  • We will help you to open up and talk about your problems.
  • Trust and honesty is a vital part of the counsellor and client relationship.
  • Learn to see your problems from a new perspective.
  • Learn how to improve your well being
  • Start to make or plan positive changes in your life
  • Take steps to improve your self-esteem and confidence
  • Use practical strategies to manage your issues and live a meaningful life.

Our Core Values

At Listen and Care Counselling we aim to:

  • Provide a client-centred approach to therapy
  • Show a positive regard to all clients
  • Be empathic and listen deeply to our client’s story
  • Maintain client confidentiality (except when the limits of confidentiality are exceeded)
  • Be culturally aware
  • Be an LGBTIQA+ ally
  • Working ethically
  • Instil hope and optimism in each client
  • Follow the Code of Ethics of the Australian Counselling Association
  • Participating in on-going professional development and regular supervision