What to expect

Counselling is not about giving you advice. I will partner with you to help you find ways of coping with the challenges in your life.

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'Change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not.' 

Arnold Beisser

Beginning counselling can feel daunting. Please call or email me with any questions you may have.
 

  • The first session is an opportunity to discuss what has brought you to counselling, and what you hope to gain from the process. 
     

  • Sessions last 50 minutes.
     

  • We can discuss how often and for how long you wish to meet. Once a week or fortnightly is common but you can decide what suits your needs. 
     

  • We will work at your pace. I have no set agenda for how things should go. My wish is for you to feel safe, valued, respected and certainly not judged.
     

  • What's said in our sessions will remain confidential unless:
    I have concerns that you or others are at risk of harm.
    I am subpoenaed
     by a court of law.

     

  • I have undergone extensive personal development as part of my training, including attending counselling myself. The self-knowledge I gained and the understanding of my own emotions and experiences allows me to bring myself fully to our sessions and to be present with you in a genuine and authentic encounter where we will both be changed by the experience.
     

  • As a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) I abide by their code of ethics and practice. (Available on request)
     

  • Please call me to discuss fees.

Looking after our mental health and well-being is often pushed to the bottom of our list of priorities. We know that almost half (45 per cent) of 16-85 year old Australians will experience a mental disorder at some time in their life.*

Be proactive and invest the time and energy now that your

emotional well-being deserves. 
 

*(The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being, Australian Institute of Health & Welfare).