What is Counselling?
Counselling doesn’t involve the Psychologist or Counsellor making a judgement on what is right or wrong, or telling the client what to do. Instead, the Psychologist/Counsellor will help the individual address their problems and concerns in a positive way, clarify the issue and develop and implement strategies to increase self-awareness and achieve personal well-being.
What can counselling help with?
- Trauma-related issues
- Depression, anxiety, and stress
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Emotional distress/adjustment
- Parenting and family issues
- Relationships issues
- Lifestyle, health, and personal growth
- Fertility and pregnancy-related concerns.
How to get the most from the counselling process.
Counselling is more effective if the client has some clear goals they would like to achieve through the counselling sessions. Clients should also be willing to do some working both during and between their counselling sessions. Having realistic and positive expectations for counselling will play a critical role in the progress the individual will make within the counselling relationship; unrealistic and negative expectations may hinder meeting their goals.
See our Fees and Rebates page for more information about the cost of counselling