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My name is Susan and I have been assisting people with a numerous of problems for the past 10 years. I entered into the counselling field because of my own problems and wanting to overcome challenges to improve my life.

Whilst studying through the 'Australian Institute of Professional Counsellor' I was introduced to many inspiring theorists who originated their own counselling theory and practice from their own life and or work experiences. Each theory is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the historical, philosophical, and theoretical base of major schools of counselling and psychotherapy, including Bowen therapy, solution-focused therapy, humanistic-existential therapy, behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, relaxation therapy, family therapy, child development and effective parent, grief and loss and couple therapy, and many more.

Each theory I studied gave a new understanding to the problem and switched a 'light' on in my inner-self and 'letting go' of personal problems that I was holding me back in a warm and loving way. This inspired me, even more, to continue to complete my studies so that I can offer my counselling service to help people in the community struggling with past or present problems so that they too can become 'free' of them and then to focus on becoming their 'true self'.

I offer a 24-hour service and this is because from my experience people do day or night and this is because problems can occur at any time. These include relationship breakdown, conflict, loss of a loved one, or thoughts of suicide etc.

Relaxation Theraphy

Our body is the fundamental biological and neurological platform from which moment-by-moment experience and interaction with life occurs. Crucial elements of body's role in anxiety lie in the function of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and in the array of organs and systems that respond to and communicate with the nervous system. Anxiety occurs in situations such as giving a speech in front of people, rejection, failure, honesty or commiting to a relationships.

Specialized therapy is offered to clients who are suffering from some form of fear or anxiety. For instance, behavioural therapy that uses methods such as relaxation training and gradual exposure to the fear. Cognitive behavioural therapy to help recognize thought patterns, body sensation, and situations that trigger the fear.

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My name is Susan and I have been assisting people with a numerous of problems for the past 10 years. I entered into the counselling field because of my own problems and wanting to overcome challenges to improve my life.


Abuse

Abuse

Who Becomes Violent and Why? Abuse is learnt from the abuser’s family of origin and is repeated to the next generation. Abuse can be a form of emotional, financial, sexual or physical abuse. Four key conditions that, if present simultaneously are very likely turn an otherwise typical child into an angry and abusive adult: (1) Insecure attachment; (2) Witnessing domestic violence; (3) Child abuse and Punishment; (4) Teaching Violence.

Therapy offers a safe, confidential, caring and non-judgemental environment for family members who a prepared to make a change to heal their family. An integration of therapies models are used. One in particular is a friendly Healing and Peace Making Model that consist of three stages (1) Ending; (2) Neutral Zone; and finally (3) New Beginnings.

Child development and effective parenting

Child development and effective parenting

The period of development between birth and 12 years of age is the fastest period of development in human beings. Development is defined by changes in the thought, structure and behaviour of the individual. These changes are cumulative and occur as a result of age, biological make-up and environmental influences.

Therapy offers parents and caregivers both an understanding of the theoretical knowledge of the normal processes of human development and behaviour, and also training which includes a supply of practical tools to be more effective as parents.

Relationship Counselling

Relationship Counselling

When people come together to form relationships they bring to the relationship their own cultural beliefs about certain ways of behaving, roles, and attitudes, that can create conflict. Conflict occurs when a disagreement about a situation cannot be resolved which leads to serious arguments that affects the flow of the relationship, and relationships with others connected. Conflict keeps people emotionally stuck.

Therapy involves bringing people back together again. Without interrupting everyone involved is given the opportunity to talk about their problem/s with how they feel and then to reflect at a deeper level as to understand the meaning of their concern/s and the other/s. Followed by reaching an mutual agreement.

Therapy aims to heal the emotional bond between the individual by improving communications skills, listening skills, reflecting skills; and respect for difference of lifestyle.

Grief And Loss

Grief And Loss

Loss is an inevitable part of existence throughout the lifespan. Grief occurs when a significant person dies or pet, or when a loss such as divorce, moving interstate, children leaving home, loss of a job or home. Grief is the intense physical and psychological distress. Grieving can last from a few months, or for several years. Individuals move through three phases of grieving: avoidance, confrontation, and restoration.

Therapy offers a safe and calming environment to help individuals and family members to talk about their loss and to work through their pain. Individuals move through three phases of grieving: avoidance, confrontation, and restoration.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

We can be either born in a family with members who have a lack of emotional control or bad behaviours towards themselves or family members that can hurt us in many ways. What they transfer over to us is inner pain that leads to anger or hate towards them that actually in-turn affects our own mental and physical well-being. It hardens out heart leading to heart failure and affect other relationships.

Forgiveness towards those who hurt us is necessary for us to be able to accept the wrong, release the pain and to move on. In some cases people who have been serious hurt, for example, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, abandonment, lies, or any other form of wrong can make it even more difficult to forgive.

Counselling offers the opportunity to talk about the hurt and a place to fight the inner pain and injustice done to free oneself and to move on.

Children and adolescent counselling

Children and adolescent counselling

Specific Issues commonly experienced by many children and adolescents are: low self-esteem, anger, aggression, grief and loss, and stress and anxiety.

Therapy offers a variety of interventions that are highly applicable for children and adolescents. Depending on the child or adolescents needs specific techniques will be utilised. Interventions include: art, bibliography, guided imagery, games, music, puppets, role-playing and drama, story, and therapeutic writing.

Contact

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P: 0487191875

H: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

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