Counselling for individuals


Counselling for adolescents and adults on a range of issues including:

  • anxiety
  • pre- and post-natal support
  • parenting
  • depression
  • stress
  • realtionship issues
  • school related issues
  • life satisfaction


A psychologist will use a variety of approaches that have been tried and tested scientifically to help an individual discover better ways and new strategies of dealing with issues. These approaches may include:

  • Talking and reflecting
  • Psychoeducation – which is explaining and providing information on how your health is affected by the stress or relationship issues in your life.
  • Problem solving
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – learning how your thoughts are connected to your emotions and behaviours.
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT) – learning how to better interact and relate to important people in your life.
  • Mindfulness – learning to live and appreciate the present moment, rather than constantly worrying about what has happened in the past or what is going to happen in the future.
  • Positive psychology interventions – strategies to help you develop better relationships, engage in meaningful activities, and as a result have more positive emotion.
Not all approaches are used with all people, as each person has unique issues.
During the first session, the psychologist will discuss what approach may be most approriate for your issue, how many sessions you may need and how often.
Most people who have individual counselling will attend 3 to 10 sessions in a year, depending on the issue.
Medicare rebates may be available