ABOUT COUNSELLING

What to expect from counselling

  • We provide a safe and comfortable counselling environment to enable you to discuss issues of concern.
  • You will be respected, understood 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.
  • 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.
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Person Counselling

Evidenced Based Therapies 

During counselling sessions, we will use a range of evidenced-based therapeutic approaches. You may be familiar with some of these:

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

Learning from Counselling

  • You will learn to open up and talk about your problems.
  • The counsellor and client relationship is very important and is based on trust.
  • You can develop a new perspective about your issues.
  • Learn how to improve your well being
  • Learn how to make positive changes in your life
  • How to improve your self-esteem and confidence
  • Develop practical strategies to manage your issues and live a meaningful life.

Our Core Values

We aim to:

  • Instil hope and optimism in each client
  • Provide a client-centred approach to therapy
  • Show a positive regard to all clients
  • Empathising and listening deeply to the client
  • Maintaining client confidentiality (except when the limits of confidentiality are exceeded)
  • Be culturally aware
  • Be an LGBTIQ+ ally
  • Working ethically and following the Code of Ethics of the Australian Counselling Association
  • Participating in on-going professional development and regular supervision
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