Information for Individuals
What you can expect from counselling
To be listened to and to have your concerns heard. To gain additional skills and knowledge to assist you to enhance your social, relational, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. We recognise that life stressors can impact a person’s capacity for self-care and to be able to engage in life to full capacity and we work with people to build their coping skills and resilience.
We provide counselling to adults and young adults from the age of 16 years that is confidential, professional, non-judgemental, client focused and skills based.
We know that dealing with struggles can negatively impact upon a person’s confidence and self-view and we assist clients to identify unhelpful thinking patterns and self-talk, to develop motivation to change unhelpful behaviours and to enhance their sense of self and functioning.
We recognise that as social beings, healthy connection with others is important and we work with people to strengthen their interpersonal connections and to develop healthy communication skills.
Following a full assessment including identification of your main concerns, your counsellor will develop a treatment plan in collaboration with you that is tailored to your needs.
Individuals can self-refer for services. You can contact us directly on 0421 770 022 to book an appointment as a private, fee-paying client. If you are with a health fund you may be able to claim a partial rebate; you will need to follow this up with your private health fund. You may also be eligible under another program, please contact us to discuss your options.
We provide counselling and psychotherapy for:
- Depression and mood disorders (bipolar, unipolar)
- Anxiety and panic disorders and phobias
- Stress management
- Anger concerns
- Interpersonal difficulties including assertive communication skills
- Low sense of self and self confidence
- Sleep Disturbance
- Workplace issues
- Problematic substance use (alcohol and other drugs)
- Problem gambling
- Disordered eating and body image concerns
- Chronic pain management
- Trauma/Grief and loss
- Personality disorders
- Self-harming and suicide
- Couples Counselling
- Gender and sexuality issues
- End of life matters
- Breast feeding concerns/difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorder