Counselling and Psychotherapy is tailored toward the individual or couple’s specific needs. Nancy offers individual counselling and couples counselling services.
Individual Counselling Services in Perth
Benefits of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy assists by building the ‘self, creating stability in relationships, work and more’. Therapy improves how one feels about themselves and relates to others, overcoming negative self beliefs and perceptions about how othes see them. Counselling improves coping with situations in your life. By understanding feelings and gaining clarification, one can feel clearer about the direction they need to take, so one can activate themselves to live their real potential. Counselling processes feelings so they become more manageable within, building ego strength and repairing the self, rather then being weighed down with emotional issues. Therapy builds awareness about ones behaviour, so one can own their problems, address them and take responsbility. As a result, counseling transforms stuck, rigid patterns into progressing forward in life. While, overcome costly behaviours that may work against themselves and relationships.
- Clarify your thoughts and situation
- Provide self direction
- Make sense of feelings so they are not overwhelming
- Provide insight into ones self and issues
- Modify thinking patterns
- Uncovers underlying behaviour
- Overcome repetitive patterns that work against you
- Provides relief from personal pain and sense of wellbeing
Expectations for psychotherapy
At first Nancy will listen to your presenting situation and hear your thoughts or concerns. Nancy will obtain an overview of your history to gain a clear understanding of your situation .She will ask you what you want from therapy so that you can collaborate on the goals for therapy.
Counselling and psychotherapy is a collaborative process. Nancy will listen carefully to understand your concerns and she will reflect this back to you, in a way that helps to organise your thoughts and feelings. Usually counselling and psychotherapy is 50 minutes, at a minimum, twice a week for more effective results
There is no quick fix, advice or instant solutions that offer long term change. Wanting advice, to seek immediate relief from discomfort is normal, but it does not prevent the problems from re-ocurring. Effective change can be achieved by working through the underlying issues, creating long term change.
Many people come to therapy because they feel lost, confused and cannot cope. Sessions allow you the space to express your experience, so you can get more in touch with your ‘self’ and see what is going on inside. Getting to know your ‘self’ is the first step towards making changes, while uncomfortable feelings are better managed through the therapy.
Nancy provides short term and long term individual therapy, depending on the scope of the issues.
Long term therapy or psychotherpy is recommended for issues that are more long standing and debilitating. Long term psychotherapy works at the underlying issues at a deeper intra-psychic level. It re-structures the self to change self defeating behaviours and patterns. It builds self-cohesion and a sense of self-integration. It works to free individuals from defensive patterns so they can enjoy life. Individuals gradually feel a sense emotional harmony and balance. Long term therapy requires more commitment to the process of therapy, with longstanding results.
Short term counselling is recommended for those who may have some adjustment difficulties or stressful life events that they want to work through. Life can challenge us with situations that that we need to overcome in order to grow as an individual or a couple. Sometimes we feel we cannot cope, that is when short term therapy is useful. At times, certain blind spots can get in the way of overcoming these difficulties on ones own. Nancy understands that no matter how strong we believe we are, there are times that we need the secure holding of a therapist to organise our feelings or assist us to get us back on track. As a counsellor, by listening to her client’s needs and investigating their history, to gain a better understanding of each person’s situation, Nancy can assist individuals to achieve the goals and specifics they want from therapy. Sometimes the ways people choose to deal with their problems do not work for them. Counselling in Perth can make sense of things that feel difficult or overwhelming.
If you obtain a referral from your GP for a mental health care plan, you can get the Medicare rebate, so you do not pay the full fee for the first 10 counselling sessions.
For enquiries for counselling, call: 0449 861 147 or use the enquiry form below.