What can I talk about in counselling?

Counselling is confidential. You can talk about whatever is important to you.

 

Some common issues discussed in counselling include:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression

  • Concentration and focus difficulties

  • Procrastination and loss of motivation

  • Identity, gender and sexuality

  • Eating or body image issues

  • Relationships and family issues

  • Addiction and substance abuse

  • Traumatic events, violence and abuse

  • Death, loss and grief

  • Impact of chronic or sudden illness

  • Managing work or study

  • Personal or professional goals

  • Self-harming behaviours

  • Financial difficulties

I specialise in working with LGBTIQA+ people.

What happens in counselling?

Counselling is sometimes described as 'talking therapy' When you meet with your psychologist they will introduce themselves, explain the counselling process including the science they use to help people, and ask you to describe the difficulties you are encountering.

Sometimes your psychologist may ask you to answer questionnaires to help them assess your mental wellbeing. They may invite you to participate in learning activities in your counselling appointment and between appointments in your own time. They may also take notes to help them provide you with the best possible support.

on an annual basis.

Psychologists are trained and skilled in understanding human behaviour and behaviour change. They work with people across the lifespan to help them address difficulties and live rich, full and meaningful lives.  

In Australia, psychologists have a minimum of 6 years of tertiary education and training. They must maintain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia in order to use the title ‘psychologist’. All Australian psychologists are required to adhere to the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics and undertake ongoing professional development on an annual basis.

The goal of counselling is to help you live a rich, full and meaningful life.

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