Counselling
for Families

Any number of issues or concerns may be prompting you to seek help at this point in your life.

Possible Issues

Possible Issues

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Possible Issues

It may be that...

  • There is some difficulty with your child - like an unexplained symptom, behavioural issues or school issues.
  • There is some difficulty with your adolescent – like discipline, alcohol, school, parties or friends.
  • There is difficulties with your parents or in-laws.
  • You want to resolve some family quarrel.
  • You want to reconnect with an estranged sibling or other family member.
  • You want to have a more satisfying family life.
  • You want to get on better with each other.
  • You are a single parent and want to connect better to your children.
  • You are navigating through a life stage – like becoming parents, grow up children or aging parents.
  • There has been a big loss and you are having difficulty with getting over it.
  • There is a serious illness for one family member and it is impacting on all of you.
  • There is a big decision to be made and it will impact all of you.
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Therapeutic Approach

Therapeutic Approach

Whatever your reason for seeking help, I will do my best to help you to get your family and life back on track. I will listen to all of your issues and concerns without judgement or taking sides. I will endeavour to create a safe and trusting environment where, we will explore what is troubling all of you with the intention to heal, rebuild and discover your satisfying family functioning.

In the course of our work we may engage in the following explorations according to your goals and expectations:

We may...

  • Explore how your current life issues – like work, children, parents or illness are impacting on your family.
  • Explore your family history to understand the patterns and dynamics that have shaped you and may still be playing out now in your current family.
  • Explore how you communicate, resolve conflict and handle difference.
  • Explore any major changes or decisions that may be happening in your family.
  • Enhance how you connect to each other, enjoy each other's company and have fun together.
  • Explore the different components and functions of your family and how they could be improved – like parenting, work, and various responsibilities.
  • Explore your current life stage – like newly married, becoming parents, grown children or aging parents, and how this is impacting on your family.
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Therapeutic Process

Therapeutic Process

Therapeutic Process

The number of sessions that it takes is difficult to define. It depends on how much change you want and what is not working for you in your family. Without taking sides, we explore the family issues, how they impact on the individual, and how that affects the dynamics of the family as a whole.

Generally, the therapy process may consist of:

  • Making sense of symptoms and behaviours in the context of your situation.
  • Correcting any dysfunctional family structure.
  • Developing relationship and communication skills.
  • Improving parenting skills.
  • Re-working undesirable patterns or ways of functioning.
  • Learning to care better for yourself as individuals and each other.
  • Learning to accept difference and things that cannot be changed.
  • Discovering new ways to connect, enjoy and love each other.
  • Creating and building a satisfying, resilient and secure family life.
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Session and Fee

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Session and Fee

The therapy session runs for 1.5 hours and may be scheduled weekly or fortnightly.

The fee is $100 per hour, $150 per session.  

Concession is available on request.

Private health insurance rebates may apply.

Appointments are available during the day and evenings.