Counselling is a process of addressing and working through your challenges with a professional counsellor in a positive way, by helping you to clarify issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.
It is a safe and confidential collaboration between qualified counsellors and clients to promote mental health and wellbeing, enhance self-understanding, and resolve identified concerns. By using empathy and deep listening, counsellors focus on ensuring that clients feel safe, understood, respected, and accepted without judgement.
Counsellors work with a range of individuals from children through to adults, families and couples. It may be short term or long term according to the needs of the client.
Counselling can be broad or focused. Clients may explore:
- aspects of identity
- relationships with self and others
- past experiences
- grief, loss and trauma
- domestic violence
- child abuse
- use of alcohol and other substances
- depression and anxiety, and other experiences.
Counselling can provide changes in perspective and new insights as well as help to enhance the individuals capacity to tolerate and regulate feelings, new actions or behaviours, and new decisions about life.
Rachel is a registered Arts Therapist and Counsellor born in Melbourne and has lived overseas for a number of years including Cambodia, Germany and USA. She has extensive Arts Therapy and Counselling experience encompassing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, eating disorders, relationships, and grief loss and counselling.
Rachel has facilitated individual sessions as well as open studios, drop-in therapy, and group mandala workshops with a variety of clients with multi-complex trauma including children, adolescents and adults from different nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds. She offers individual Arts Therapy and Counselling and Creative Couples Therapy.
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Vicki is a lover of life and believe’s in making the most of everything! She knows that life can be filled with immense difficulty, grief, loneliness and what can feel like insurmountable challenges.
Vicki is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with specialist training in Couples Therapy, and also holds the following:
- Bachelor of Health Science
- Diploma of Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Certificate in Supervision
She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and has over 15 years experience working with individuals, couples, families and students. Some areas of speciality are:
- Health & wellbeing
- Stress management
- Relationship counselling
- Addiction & recovery
- Clinical Supervision for Social workers & Counsellors
- Enhancing performance in any area of your life
Vicki’s purpose is to support people through their circumstances and to enable people to realise and live their greatest potential. She is passionate about enabling you to make the changes you are wanting in your life.
“I very much look forward to working with you to bring about the happiness, satisfaction and joy that you are meant to live.”
Call Vicki on 0408 288 169 for an appointment.
Kaela has a warm, collaborative approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
Trained in multiple modalities, she has an extensive skill-set and adjusts her approach to meet the individual needs of each client.
Individual Counselling: Whether you are just going through a rough patch and need to talk with someone confidentially, or you’re looking for specific strategies and techniques, Kaela works together with you to address whatever you bring to each session.
Including: grief and sadness, interpersonal or relationship issues, discrimination or bullying, loneliness, intrusive thoughts, trauma, stress, anxiety or a persistent inner-critic.
Nervous System Regulation and Repair: Racing thoughts or constant worry, feeling wired but tired, trouble sleeping, relaxing or enjoying simple pleasures – these can all be signs of a distressed nervous system. Somatic psychotherapy can help to rewire your nervous system out of subtle patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour that are keeping you in a state of disregulation. Feel more consistently calm and grounded, with some simple yet effective techniques and strategies.
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