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Ms Sam Howard-van Beek

Ms Sam Howard-van Beek

Mobile 0438 361 135
Counsellor, Coach

resolve matters

Mobile 0438 361 135

My intention is to create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable and supported so they are able to explore whatever is happening for them. I believe that people have an inherent ability to identify, explore, understand and resolve their own life issues. My role is to assist people along the way - this might mean that I highlight things or provide additional information or resources for the individual to consider and digest.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 145 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane QLD 4064 0438 361 135 PHONE 0438 361 135

Services

  • Counselling, Family Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations 
  • Counselling - Individual, Couple and Family therapy. Relationship and separation.
    Children counselling - symbol work, sand tray and emotional release work.
    Life Coaching
    Facilitated Discussions- Planning and preparing for children, getting pregnant (fertility, IVF), the arrival of children, changes to adult relationship, effective parenting and managing the challenges that children bring.
    Mediation/ Collaborative Law - Children and Property Settlements
    Clinical Social Work Supervision

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Custody and Access, Divorce / Separation, Family / Parenting, Fertility / Pregnancy, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Life Transitions, Mediation, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Emotional Release, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Sand Tray, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory

    In counselling, I draw ideas from the following therapies narrative therapy, strengths, solution focused, family therapy and couple work. At times I also incorporate creative mediums of expression including symbol work, sand tray and art.

    Mediation and Collaborative Law approaches are not adversarial by nature, parties work together to generate the outcome and therefore they are more cost and time effective than going to court.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Arts - 2000
    • Bachelor of Social Work - 2000
    • Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies - 2003
    • Graduate Dipolma of Counselling - 2008
    • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner - 2009

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association of Social Workers

    Quality Provision

    I am committed to providing a high quality service to my clients. I regularly attend professional training and personal development seminars. I have regular professional supervision and personal therapy.

    I am a member of the AASW and a member of the QLD AASW branch ethics group.
    I am a member of Family Law Practitioners Association and the Collaborative Law Practice Group.

    Background

    Over the last eight years I have worked with individuals, couples, families and children. I have assisted many to deal with challenging emotional experiences including grief and loss, sadness, anger, hopelessness, helplessness and powerlessness. These emotions often surface as a result of family dysfunction and /or relationship breakdown. I assist individuals to explore and understand the patterns within their family unit and assist in developing strategies to address them.

    Appointments

    Varied. Please contact me on 0438 361 135 or email resolvematters@optusnet.com.au to arrange an appointment.

    Transport and Parking

    Street Parking is available but it is metered.

    Fees

    $110 / hr counselling
    $65 / hr children

    Packages available for Facilitated Discussions and Mediations

    Payment Options

    Cash, Cheque, EFT (internet banking)



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    Sam Howard-van Beek

    Counsellor, Coach

    My intention is to create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable and supported so they are able to explore whatever is happening for them. I believe that people have an inherent ability to identify, explore, understand and resolve their own life issues.

    My role is to assist people along the way - this might mean that I highlight things or provide additional information or resources for the individual to consider and digest....

    • Paddington
    • Emotional Release, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Sand Tray, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory