WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Counselling and Family Therapy
At initial phone contact, I will briefly explore whether my counselling will be a good fit for you and collect relevant details. Upon booking, you will be emailed a Welcome pack with information about the service.
In our first session, I usually allow 60-75min and will explore with you current concerns, what you are hoping to achieve from counselling, collect background details and discuss options for ongoing work. Generally change takes several sessions, with some weekly or fortnightly sessions initially.
When I work with people we start a journey, exploring where you have come from and what you would like for the future, either individually or as part of a relationship or family. I am happy to explore the impact of faith or spirituality on the journey, as well as beliefs, emotions and values. We can also work on strategies and skills to improve your wellbeing and relationships with others. Further details about the counselling is found under ‘Services’ on this site.
Appointments are generally available on Thursdays between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, at the Ashmore venue. There is limited parking on site, but a variety of options in nearby streets. Options for Zoom /telehealth sessions for individuals may be offered in the near future.
Privacy and Confidentiality complies with relevant legislation and codes of ethics, and more details are provided in the Welcome pack.
Covid safe practices, including appropriate physical distancing, use of hand sanitiser and observing any QLD Health restrictions, will apply for all sessions. In case of lockdown, I will contact you re options, including a zoom session if appropriate, or rescheduling the session. Please contact me re zoom or rescheduling if you are unwell or need to isolate after returning from a Covid hotspot.
APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING
As well as Systemic Family Therapy, I integrate ideas from Narrative Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Emotion Focussed Therapy, CBT and various other knowledge bases. Using trauma informed or healing informed principles is important, and I recognise that current experiences may be impacted by traumatic experiences or childhood abuse. As a person of faith, I believe that one’s faith, spiritual or cultural beliefs and values, are as important as the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of self, for healing and growth.