What happens in Counselling?

Jo provides a safe place for you to talk about what is happening for you in your life, be it a tough time, a sense of not coping as well as you would like, the loss of someone important or a job you wanted, problems at school or uni, developing your life goals and dreams, regaining a sense of empowerment, with the hope of moving you out of the sense of feeling stuck, and being able to cope again. 

Often this is a time of personal growth and development as you explore how you think, feel and act.  It can help you to find your values and beliefs which guide your life, inner resources and strengths, help you to set goals and gain skills to achieve them, improve relational skills, identify your needs and wants, develop plans towards change, give you confidence and increase your self esteem.

There are times in our lives when we may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and even suicidal.  Counselling can provide support and ways of coping during these difficult times. 

Counselling support is offered in the following areas:

  • Addictions
  • Adolescent issues
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Bullying
  • Burnout prevention and recovery
  • Christianity issues
  • Communication problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Elderly grief and loss
  • Emotional and Psychological Abuse
  • Employment issues
  • Goal setting
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes, transitions and events
  • Life/work balance
  • Living with an illness
  • Living with food intolerances
  • Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Loneliness
  • Loss of a loved one or a beloved pet
  • Relationships
  • Redundancy
  • School and study issues
  • Self esteem issues
  • Sexual addiction
  • Singleness
  • Stress management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Tertiary study issues
  • Trauma, neglect and abuse
  • Workplace issues
  • Womens issues