ABOUT COUNSELLING

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A COUNSELLING SESSION?

  • Listen and Care Counselling is located in Bayside Melbourne.
  • 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. 
  • We work in partnership with our clients in partnership
  • Counsellors do not make decisions for clients, or provide advice.
  • You will be given information, also called psycho-education, to inform you and help you to make decisions.
  • Your counsellor will suggest strategies to help you cope, or manage your issue, or problem.
  • We will give you 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.
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EVIDENCE-BASED THERAPIES

At Listen and Care Counselling, we use a range of research and evidence-based counselling therapies. We will help you to use strategies to manage, or find a solution to your problems. You may be familiar with some of these therapies:

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

WHAT WILL I LEARN FROM COUNSELLING?

  • To open up and talk about my problems.
  • Learn more about myself, including my values and become more self-aware
  • Trust and honesty is a vital part of the counsellor and client relationship.
  • Learn to see my problems from a new perspective.
  • Learn how to improve my well being
  • How to start to make positive changes in my life
  • How to improve my self-esteem and confidence
  • How to use practical strategies to manage my issues and live a meaningful life.

OUR CORE VALUES

At Listen and Care Counselling we:

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