Counselling is a space where you can be heard and understood. It is a place where you can explore your dreams and fears, your concerns and hopes.
It is a space that is just for you.
The process of counselling works by allowing you to explore your inner truth and feelings in the presence of someone who is willing to accept you just as you are. The counsellor brings insight and awareness: helps shine the spotlight so that you can see more clearly what is bothering you. From this place you can access more of your own wisdom and strength.
It's kind of magical!
The counsellor also brings information, resources, and techniques for handling emotions, thoughts, relationships so that you walk away not just feeling someone knows you better, but that you have more tools in your toolkit to deal with your situation.
At its best counselling is all about you, is about you being understood so deeply that you are more connected and understanding of yourself.
NOTE: Rebates available for Medibank Private insurance customers with coverage for counselling services.
To find out if counselling is for you, contact Chantal for a free 15 minute phone consult:
0413 237 437
"What counselling models do you use?"
I work largely from a Rogerian, person-centred model. This is a very respectful model, that assumes that the answers are within you, they are just hidden from sight and need a non-judgemental space to reveal themselves.
However, I also draw on elements of: