Services for Melbourne and Covid-19 impacted communities

I’ve said before that the benefit of conducting sessions online means I can be accessed at your convenience. In times like these – the Covid-19 pandemic, it also means counselling can be accessed in safety, if you’re concerned about becoming exposed. As I watch with a second wave hit the east coast, I am remindedContinue reading “Services for Melbourne and Covid-19 impacted communities”

What Is: Person-Centred Counselling?

Person-centred counselling, or person-centred therapy, is a style of therapy that focuses strongly on the client’s experience and expertise with their life. Rather than seeking to explain unconscious drives and forces, the therapist and the client work together and form a therapeutic alliance. Carl Rogers founded the person-centred counselling style, putting him up there withContinue reading “What Is: Person-Centred Counselling?”

Being lost as a teenager

I remember being lost as a teenager. There’s so much pressure, school, friendships, relationships. Everyone asking “what do you want to do after school?”, or “what are you doing at uni?” So much pressure is put on teenagers to think about their future when they have so much on right now. I can’t imagine theContinue reading “Being lost as a teenager”

More than treatment

There’s an expectation that counselling has to be about treating a mental health condition. While this is part of it, there’s a whole lot more that we can do in the space. The beauty of the counselling room is that, with few exceptions, anything goes. It can be a room (or a Zoom) where youContinue reading “More than treatment”