Life Choices Counselling
The values I uphold include: Integrity, Competence, Human dignity and worth, Social justice, Service to humanity. I believe that every human has unique worth and that each person has a right to well-being, self-fulfilment and self-determination - consistent with the rights of others. I believe that all persons are entitled to maximum benefit to afford them protection from harm. I believe that people should be allowed to develop their potential and meet their personal and social needs.
One size does not fit all. Therefore, I utilise a multi-model approach to my work with clients to ensure that specific and individual needs are best met.
CBT, Developmental, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory
Each counselling relationship is unique and tailored to meet individual goals, needs and personality. Early sessions are aimed at defining goals of the counselling process, and building trust and understanding.
The length of a counselling relationship depends entirely on the wants and needs of the individual. Some people seek assistance around a single issue that is resolved very quickly. Others have more complex and ongoing concerns that may take longer to resolve.
I undertake continuous professional development and training to maintain and improve my skills and experience. I also receive supervision and enjoy mentoring other health care workers.
During the past ten years, my work with traumatised and behaviourally challenged children and families has enhanced my knowledge, skills and understanding of the ways in which abuse and crisis impacts on relationships and individuals.
I developed an even greater understanding while employed by the Australian Government to assist and support people affected by natural and man made disasters, people with disabilities and their carers, and persons detained in immigration detention facilities.
By appointment. Each session lasts 55 minutes.
Free parking available
Counselling fees range from $120 to $160 and are payable at the end of each session. Concessions available for Seniors and Centrelink cardholders.
Medicare rebates for people referred by a GP
Payment can be made by cash or cheque, or electronically using credit or debit card.
Cheryl has retired from private practice.