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Our Services

Our Counselling is a professional relationship process that provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can discuss your concerns with us. Counselling is generally short-term and provides assistance with immediate problems related to everyday life. We are trained to carefully listen, raise awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and physiological responses related to your unique experience and context. It is mainly goal-oriented and solution focused in order to facilitate stress reduction and healthier ways of coping.


Psychotherapy is a professional non-judgemental relationship process that provides a safe, supportive, and confidential space where you can discuss your deeper and longer-standing concerns with us. Psychotherapy is a longer-term process. The process explores the deeper meaning, vision, and purpose of your life.  It involves a deeper journey and insight into how your conscious and unconscious mind works together to contribute to the creation of your life. Psychotherapy addresses the automatic and habituated thoughts, feelings, physiological responses, and behaviors developed in the earlier times of your life. We have specialist training and skills to assist you in developing more choiceful authentic, and creative ways of Being. Psychotherapy brings freedom from the limitation of the past resulting in more presence and engagement in the immediacy of life. It brings lasting positive changes.

Meditation and Relaxation

Meditation is a deeply relaxing and natural process that can help to restore balance and harmony in the mind and body. Meditation offers many health benefits along a continuum from simple stress management to more heightened states of awareness and spiritual experiences. Some of the benefits of meditation include:

  • Stronger focus and concentration

  • Clearer thoughts and less emotional turmoil

  • Reduced tension, anxiety, stress, and depression

  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Increased understanding and self-acceptance

  • A deeper sense of meaning, connection, and purpose

  • Glimpses of a spiritual dimension of Being


Deeper states of relaxation involve some light hypnotic techniques, both contemporary and more ancient approaches. When the body and mind are relaxed a healing zone emerges where the body-mind enters into an optimum state of regeneration and repair.


Mindfulness is a non-judgemental way of observing ourselves moment to moment allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of how we behave in everyday situations. With the use of mindfulness we bring awareness to our behaviour and can start to create a little more space between something happening to us and how we respond. Mindfulness also allows us to connect with the unconscious deeper feelings which helps us see the real underlying causes of the symptoms we have.

Psychological Therapy

Psychological Therapy involves a professional clinical diagnostic assessment and the development of a treatment plan based on the diagnosis. It has a counseling focus directed to mental health concerns. Psychological Therapists have often trained in either Psychology and or Clinical Mental Health Social Work.  Psychological therapy differs from depth psychotherapy in that an accredited psychotherapist has additional years beyond university training of specific psychotherapeutic approaches such as Gestalt Therapy, Existentialism, Jungian therapy, Hakomi Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. However, not all Psychotherapists have mental health psychological training.

Couples Therapy

Our therapists have developed many positive strategies in dealing with common relationship challenges. We only employ mature and highly skilled therapists whom have experience across a broad range of psychological conditions and training. Predominantly they use a combination of family therapy models including The Family Relationships Model, Human Development Theories and The Olson Circumplex Model: A systematic approach to couple and family relationships which utilises a client centred, bio-psycho-social approach. These are all current ‘evidence based models’ which assist couples and family members with the opportunity to improve their connections with each other. Couple or family conflict is considered perfectly normal when living in relatively small spaces and especially when considering that we each come from differing backgrounds which results in unique views, morals, ethnicity, values, goals or communication and parenting styles.


Couples may attend sessions if they are feeling dissatisfied in their relationships, face boundary issues or wish to improve communication and develop a better understanding of each others needs. Sometimes they will attend because they are not feeling very secure or infidelity has occurred within their relationship and created a trust issue for one party.


Sometimes external family members (such as in laws) may be proving challenging to the evolution of their relationship on an ongoing basis which requires expert assistance. At times, past experiences may be triggered by current behaviour in their partner and are impacting them on a personal level. See Services page (Counselling & Psychotherapy) on The Hierarchy of Needs Model (Abraham Maslow) to gain an understanding of some fundamental human behaviour.

More about our approach

Maslows Heirarchy of Needs


Psychotherapy was introduced by Carl Rogers in the 1950s & is based on existentialism & the works of Abraham Maslow when identifying his HEIRARCHY OF HUMAN NEEDS.

This model suggests that individual’s are able to achieve Peak Experiences when their 4 basic needs are met

Counselling is considered a ‘focused, short to medium term solution-oriented process’ when clients may have experienced an intermittent interpersonal life crisis such as following the illness or death of a loved one, a pet, an intimate relationship/family member or friendship breakdown, a workplace challenge, job loss, being bullied at school or at work, have faced a psychological/physical threat or trauma, have been diagnosed with a physical health condition, terminal illness or medical threat, experienced a parenting crisis or a blended family issue or experienced a financial challenge as a result of their current circumstances which may require grief and supportive counselling for that specific period or many over the course of their lifetime. Most people will experience at least a few or multiple life crises at certain periods in their lives and as a result, the level of their counselling and support requirements will depend entirely on their support network, social relationships, gender, sexual identity, cultural factors and resources.


Generally, clients seek out counselling during these periods so they can effectively move through these life cycle phases or circumstances with the required assistance, resources, information and support from a range of health professionals. As such, some may require additional specialised support networks from a range of community services to assist them to move through the process effectively. They may be suffering from shame, guilt, sadness, powerlessness, frustration and/or confusion as a result of their experience or current circumstances which requires a sounding board to process these feelings or regain their power to move forward toward a more ideal situation in their life. Many clients report a considerable improvement in their circumstances as a result of seeking out counselling during these times of interpersonal crisis.

Psychotherapy and Psychological Intervention however is usually a longer-term therapeutic process and allows for the deeper exploration of the origins of the difficulty, patterns of behaviour, core beliefs, relational style and situational factors which may be impacting and negatively affecting their life. Psychotherapy aims to increase an individual’s sense of their own well-being and may uncover patterns of historical anxiety, persistent depressive symptomology or chronic mental health issues which require longer term treatment, support, interpersonal processing and external mental health programs and services to assist them to fast track their recovery. It also assists clients to understand the human behaviour of those around them which may have negatively impacted their lives and/or subsequently has resulted in an adverse trauma experience for them, affected their interpersonal development or overall life journey. Our psychotherapists and psychologist employs a range of techniques based on experiential relationship and skills building, dialogue, communication and cognitive behavioral techniques that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or to improve group relationships (such as in a family or intimate partnership).

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