Counselling Services for individuals, couples & families in Beenleigh

Couple & Family Relationships 

Have you noticed that when you want to say something it ends up in an arguement and you feel unheard? Develop ways to communicate in a way that will change the relationship and/or family dynamics in a positive way. You may prefer to come yourself or with your partner. If you have a member of your family that has a hearing impairment I’m happy to work with signing interpreters.

I can also work with relationships or individuals who identify as  LGBT, NDIS self or plan managed clients, Workcover clients, Veteran Affairs clients and clients under Victims of Crime. 

Child Oriented Counselling & Family Therapy/Parenting – 

Families can attend a session as a group and or as individuals. The Counsellor/s will see children of varying ages, although a first session with parents/caregivers would be essential to understand the areas of concern from members of the family. Please phone me on 0414728884 for an initial session for you or your family

Parents  seek counsellling for their child to offer them a space to explore their emotions, often in relation to an event or another difficulty they are having, and the use of Sandtray and symbol work is ideal for a child who may have difficulty articulating in words what they want to say. More experiential ways of working can offer the child the opportunity to explore their feelings and come to an active solution, in a more subconscious way. It is most helpful to work with the parents too and how this can be integrated can be discussed at the first interview with the parent/s and the child.

Individual Counselling

A range of isues may be raised in an individual session some as follows

Anxiety / Trauma

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Are you struggling to make sense of a past or recent traumatic event and its powerful influence? Talking to someone who is an experienced counsellor  can help you look at what is being presented to you in a different way. Just imagine if you could develop strategies to deal with the effect of the anxiety  and experience relief from the intense emotions and anxiety responses. Various counselling techniques can focus on the responses you are experiencing without re-experiencing the trauma itself. The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) is a relatively recent model of practice that has had positive outcomes for past trauma and can be considered as part of your therapy.  Should this be an area you feel you want to focus on to improve your life

Please contact me on 0414728884

Loss & Grief

Grief occurs at the loss of something or someone in your life that held you together in some way – that gave meaning to your life –  the loss may be sudden or expected – a shock either way.

It may be the loss of a person through death or it may be that you have lost touch for some other reason and you are feeling quite lost about how to manage that.

If you were carer of that person suddenly your role has changed, your life changes – There are many layers of loss and a significant layer is about change.

The loss may not be a person but still have a huge impact on you – perhaps you lost your job, your relationship, your mobility, your sense of self  ….. these situations can trigger enormous sense of loss and grief …. Sharing that can enable you to get some clarity around the impact it is having – Make an appointment help manage the situation in a healthy way phone/text 0414728884.

Trouble sleeping? 

A part of stress and anxiety can most definantly be played out with difficulty either falling asleep or waking during the night. Certainly helping you look at the patterns of your sleep and identifying just what is ocurring – and develop strategies with you on how to turn the volumne down on the loud brain or distract it and divert it to a more conducive pattern for sleep.

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Take up the counselling offer ‘just for you’ or ‘your relationship’ or ‘your family’ 

Experience an opportunity to explore the transitions in your life and plan for the future.

With exposure to a broad range of models of counselling my capacity to respond to a variety of clients with a range of issues is enhanced using a broadly integrated approach.

Psychologially Focused Strategies , CBT and Interpersonal therapy sit along side skills I have developed  in more contemporary models of counselling using Narrative, Process Oriented, Solution Focused, Expressive therapies (sand tray, symbols, art therapy) and TRTP.  The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) in particular is an innovative way to assist clients to manage past experiences without revisiting the trauma itself and can be life changing.

Mental Health Accreditation

As an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) I have the capacity to work with clients with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP as well as clients from Veterans Affairs with a DVA D904 referral.

Professional Supervision

With extensive experience in a several organisations, and a range of client groups, I offer Professional Supervision to those working in the community sector. For further information please go to Professional Supervision tag.

Group Work

Development and facilitation of psycho-educational/therapeutic workshops for professionals, individuals, and parents.

Ph or text: 0414728884