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Counselling F A Q

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Person-centred counselling is a non-directive approach that considers the client to have the resources and innate ability to make changes in his or her life given the right circumstances and support; which the counsellor provides.
The counsellor provides empathy, positive regard and a supportive, caring, understanding in a non-judgmental environment so that the client can feel safe discussing the problem.
The client is not told what to do and the issue(s) is approached and explored when the client is ready.

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You decide, you may have long, short or immediate concerns that we can explore.
We explore these ‘issues’ together at your pace, I am there with you, to support and provide a safe place where you can feel free to talk about an issue when you are ready.
There are different ways to approach and explore the issues. We only use them if they can be useful to help us move forward and you are comfortable with them.
My role being to guide, assist and support you. for more info see – How I work 

This is up to you to decide. We can work short, medium and long term. We may agree to meet for a few sessions and then review how things are progressing. It is important however to realise that lasting improvement is difficult to achieve in just a couple of sessions.

A session lasts between 50 and 55 minutes as I need time to review any notes. The notes I take are confidential and do not identify you. You are entitled to see them if you wish.

Yes, client confidentiality is maintained at all times following HTA (my professional association) guidelines and Victorian Health Privacy Principle (an official extract from Health Records Act 2001). Any notes (as is general practice) I take to help me follow do not have your name on them.

Definitely not. I run the sessions using the ‘Client Centred’ approach, you will not have to go in any direction you do not wish too.

Again no. This is because from a life perspective I cannot know what will be ‘better’ or which is the best choice for you. We can of course discuss, however we can discuss any situations and issues which are relevant. As the counselling progresses, understanding increases which helps you make decisions.

Yes there is plenty of free street parking.