COUNSELLING
SERVICES

Wasley counsellors assist people with the following experiences:

confidence and self-esteem concerns trauma, grief and stress migration and cultural adaptation
lack of fulfilment in life communication problems trauma, grief and stress
alcohol and substance use problems sexuality issues work place conflict
anxiety and depression, including post natal depression marital and relationship difficulties parent and child issues, including step and blended families

Counselling

In counselling, people receive assistance in understanding the nature of their difficulty and in identifying the resources they need to solve their own problems. They are supported in choosing a course of action which will more fully satisfy their current needs. The focus is mostly on the external world of the person, that is, on relationships at work and at home, and on the behaviour of the person in these situations.
 

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a longer-term process that focuses more on the personís internal world, that is the beliefs, attitudes, thoughts and feelings which may be contributing to the difficulties the person is experiencing. The emphasis is on exploring difficulties that are being experienced in terms of their meaning and origin in personal history. Problems are viewed from a developmental point of view. The psychotheraphy process strengthens and deepens the relationship with oneself and leads to more satisfying relationships with others.
 

Appointments

Please contact the counsellor directly.

Fees Information

Fees range from $120 to $180 depending on the consultant and type of service requested. There is a higher fee for couples consultations. A fee is charged for additional reports requested. Fees are paid at the time of the session. EFTPOS facilities are available.

GST is additional and may apply for professional supervision.

Clients with private health insurance ancilliary cover may be eligible for a partial rebate for clinical psychology and occupational therapy.

Cancellations

24 hours notice is requested for cancellations and does not incur a fee. A fee is charged for missed appointments.

Couples

Couples are guided towards an awareness of what is presently happening as well as what both partners would like to happen. They are assisted in finding a way of communicating which will more fully satisfy their current needs. Couples and individual partners who are experiencing stress can be assisted in the resolution of the distress and improved family functioning.
 

Professional Supervision

Professional supervision, including clinical supervision, is offered to individuals and small groups in the area of counselling and health care. Supervision provides a reflective space which assists practitioners to develop skills, knowledge and wisdom as they engage thoughtfully with the dilemmas of professional practise. Supervision enables ongoing development of the professional identity beyond academic preparation.