“It is the client who know what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried” – Carl Rogers (Person-centred therapy)
We offer tailored individual face to face counselling and psychotherapy to support the specific needs of our clients in a safe, secure and comfortable counselling environment where our client's privacy and confidentiality is of utmost priority. We provide the opportunity to work alongside you to explore your feelings, beliefs, and behaviours, work through challenging situations, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, set personal goals, work toward your desired change and discover aspects of yourself that have been hidden up until now.
We offer individual Counselling, however not every client is able to attend face to face counselling sessions so we can facilitate these needs by offering phone, Skype and Zoom Counselling (telehealth). Online counselling is emerging as a very popular and effective form of counselling because often the physical barrier of distance can come between a person's ability to seek treatment. Clients engage with their counsellor in “real time” whilst maintaining the same level of privacy and confidentiality they would come to expect during a visit to our office. Just like face to face counselling, remote counselling online allows for in-depth therapy by enabling clients to communicate online in real time via a video and/or voice connection.
"The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help (the client) acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering" - Carl Jung
The terms “counselling” and “psychotherapy” are often used interchangeably, but there is a slight distinction. Counselling generally refers to short-term consultation while psychotherapy typically refers to longer-term treatment. Counselling typically deals with present issues that are easily resolved on the conscious level whereas psychotherapy intensively and extensively examines a person’s psychological history. In other words, counselling is more concerned with practical or immediate issues and outcomes while psychotherapy is more focused on helping a person understand his/her life in a profound and reflective manner.
Psychotherapy, on the other hand, is an evolutionary process that helps a person look at long-standing attitudes, thoughts, and behaviours that have resulted in the current quality of one’s life and relationships. It goes much deeper to uncover root causes of problems, resulting in more dramatic changes in perspective regarding oneself, one’s life experience, and the world in general. Ultimately, psychotherapy aims to empower the individual by freeing him/her from the grip of unconscious triggers or impulses through increased self-awareness.
We are again offering face to face sessions, however during these session and whilst onsite in any of our locations, please adopt social distancing protocols and sign in using the QR code provided which are requirements of the the Victorian Government Health Department. We are still offering online therapy sessions including Skype, Zoom Conferencing and telephone counselling sessions. Please call to discuss!