What is a Counsellor?

Counsellors assist people to better understand themselves by explaining options, setting goals and helping them to take action. Making the decision to seek help for emotional or psychological issues can be difficult and scary.

The first step towards getting help can often be the hardest, but it is important that you seek help early on to prevent these difficulties becoming worse.

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We help all people

Over the many years, we have been working in the health care industry, we have helped single people, families, kids, retired people and so forth. In essence, we have helped most type with their health plan.

No matter who you are, you can always feel assured you are being looked after and you will have an individually tailored assistance and program.

Common Therapy Goals

  • Achieving greater awareness of who I am and what makes me tick
  • Achieving a desired change in one or more areas of my life
  • Increasing my sense of self-compassion, self-regard and sense of self-worth
  • Resolving painful issues from my past, such as past losses or traumatic experiences
  • Improving my awareness of my thought processes and my emotional states
  • Changing my anxious and depressive thinking styles and troublesome core beliefs
  • Increasing my physical and mental sense of calm and relaxation
  • Getting on better with the people around me
  • Boosting my self-confidence and my ability to cope with life
  • Increasing my effectiveness in important relationships

Difference between Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching

Counselling and Psychotherapy assists clients deal with many issues originating in the client’s past. Counselling and Psychotherapy focuses on healing emotional pain or conflict within an individual or in a relationship between two or more people. Some forms of therapy e.g., Brief Solution Focused and CBT focus on the future.

Coaching focuses on a person’s present, in order to help them create actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s personal and work life and act towards the future. The emphasis in a coaching relationship is on action, accountability. A highly experienced coach will know when to look at the past because it informs the present, as well as in order to help distinguish limiting belief systems.

The nature of Counselling and Psychotherapy is identifiable dysfunction in order to heal it. Whereas in Coaching involves A generally functional client desiring a better situation.

Another difference between Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching is client’s goals. In Counselling and Psychotherapy a client’s goals is usually assisting clients to resolve old pain and improve emotional states. Regarding Coaching, focuses on assisting clients learn new skills and tools to build a more satisfying successful future; focuses on goals.

Goal Accountability also differs between the modalities. The goals of Counselling and Psychotherapy are for the person to be accountable for their feelings and emotions and change can be identified internally but not usually measurable unless using a CBT. Coaching goals are, like business goals or action steps, usually have to do with one’s external world and behaviour and is much more measurable.

The function of the modalities also differs, in Counselling and Psychotherapy it is the therapist diagnoses, then provides professional expertise and guidelines to provide a path to healing. Whereas with Coaching the Coach stands with the clients and helps him or her identify the challenges, then partners to turn challenges into victories, holding client accountable to reach desired goals

Relationship Counselling

Relationships are a huge part of our lives whether we recognise it or not. It starts the moment we are born and carries on unto we pass over.
We have relationships with family, friends, bosses, work colleagues and romantic partners.

Some of these relationships may be wonderful and easy, others may not feel so easy or wonderful. These relationships feel delicate, hard or unfathomable.
Given that relationships form such a big part of our lives, and the we don’t really get any training for them, is it any wonder that many of them end in heartache?

What would learning about relationships in ways that we are unaware of yet influence our relationships with those close to us, mean for our lives?
We may feel more peaceful inside ourselves, we may feel much closer to our partners, we may feel more secure, we may feel happier in general.
We may also have to put boundaries around ourselves with those we have toxic relationships with.

We all want to feel more comfortable in our relationships and usually want to feel number one in our partner’s life. Yet, although partners can love each other, somehow they don’t feel number one in their partner’s life.
How often do we find ourselves arguing over the same thing time and time again. Do we call each other insulting names, does your partner walk away and leave you crying?

This is all understandable when you discover what’s influencing your behaviour with your partner.

Counselling For Individuals

Counselling Australia provides professional, confidential short-term and longer-term Counselling for individuals seeking help for a variety of issues.

  • Depression
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Excessive Worry
  • Dissociation
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Work-related Stress & Relationships
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Training

Counselling For Couples & Families

Counselling Australia also provides solution-focused short-term or longer-term relationship therapy for couples and families.

Areas of focus for couples or families can include

  • Social Skills Training
  • Communication Difficulties
  • sexual Concerns Personality
  • Clashes between romantic partners or within a family unit
  • Long-standing unresolved conflicts