Counselling and Psychotherapy
My history of working with people stretches back thirty-five years now, so I am a deep resource of counselling experience. Counselling will enable you to better deal with psychological stress, parenthood, maintaining a long-term relationship, emotional upheavals, retirement and difficult passages of change over a lifetime.
My Therapy Focus
Being a man in the 21st century, tracking the journey from manhood to fatherhood, andropause, and retirement issues.
Relationship counselling with an emphasis on communication styles, relationship dynamics and intimacy issues.
Grief and Loss
Navigating the process of recovery from trauma and/or bereavement.
The Ageing Process
Ensuring quality of life no matter what your age.
Challenging generational experiences, such as parenthood, family dynamics,
The Teenage Years
Helping young people to find stability and an emotional anchor. Identity and peer relationship issues.
Self-esteem and confidence, loneliness and isolation
Stress reduction techniques, including deep relaxation and meditation guidance
- Feeling supported and empowered.
- Optimising your strengths, skills and competencies.
- Be heard and accepted without judgement.
- Fresh ideas, multiple perspectives and options
- Practical and effective advice that works in the real world.
- Confidentiality in a comfortable and safe environment.
- A chance for you to explore your full potential.
- A unique focus on your needs as an individual, couple or family.
Contacts and Location
The Bardon Counselling & Natural Therapy Centre,
151 Boundary Road, Bardon, Qld, 4065
Centre: (07) 3368 1300 Mobile: 0411 537 394
9 am to 6 pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8 am to 2 pm – Saturday
Fees: $120.00 for your initial session and $110.00 for subsequent sessions.
Sessions are one hour in duration and can be extended, by agreement, if necessary. For people living at a distance from the Brisbane Metropolitan area, a Skype session can easily be arranged.
Counselling or Psychotherapy?
Counselling is generally understood as a process which helps people achieve their personal goals or to function more appropriately. It has tended to have an educational, situational and developmental focus, drawing on the client’s inherent awareness and competencies. Counselling enables a person to access multiple perspectives and options, broadening their sense of identity and opportunity. It is very much concerned with behavioral change. Counselling is a collaborative experience between counsellor and client, which is highly empowering.
Psychotherapy is seen as remedial in nature. I see it as an heuristic process, which means finding solutions by problem solving. Psychotherapy often sheds light on aspects of personal history and one’s belief systems , behaviours and habits and their influence on present day health, happiness, and the notion of satisfaction and personal potential. This means working towards reparative change in life, giving useful insights into chronic cycles of emotional and physical responses.