Individual Counselling

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" Knowing yourself is the beginning of all Wisdom" - Aristotle

I support young adult women who struggle with abandonment issues, to relieve their anxiety and finally enjoy the secure relationship they want.

I am here to help you realise your full potential and live your life that is more aligned with your authentic self. Working on yourself enables you to have stronger, thriving relationships with others. 

Individual Counselling

Young Confident Woman

When you experience emotional or psychological distress and feel overwhelmed by it, it feels like the problems consume you that it becomes so difficult to find a solution or a way out. Imagine holding a book so close to your face that your nose touches it, the words in the book will be blurry and you can't read anything, but once you hold the book further away from yourself the words on the page become very clear and readable. Counselling works in a similar way, it gives you a distant or outside perspective to your problems so that you can find some clarity and resolution for your issues. 

If you would like to work on yourself to improve your relationship with significant others, or simply improve your own wellbeing from issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, low self-esteem, or challenging life transitions, then contact me now! 

Child & Adolescent Counselling

Growing up and achieving important developmental milestones in the context of our modern lives can be a challenging task for children and young people. Some children and teenagers may need the support of a professional to deal with these challenges.

Here are some common issues for children and adolescents that counselling can help with:

  • mental health issues like anxiety or depression

  • coping with grief due to the death of a loved one or other significant losses.

  • self-esteem issues

  • bullying

  • difficulties with regulating emotions

  • experience or exposure to a traumatic event

  • parental separation/divorce

  • adapting to changes within the family, e.g. relocation, new baby, illness, etc.

  • relationship issues

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Benefits of Individual Counselling

Individual counselling or psychotherapy has many benefits, and it is not something that needs to be reserved for people with severe mental health issues only. Here are some outcomes you can expect from going to individual counselling or therapy:

  • Brings clarity and more understanding about the issues you are struggling with

  • Develop self-awareness

  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Improves the quality of your relationships

  • Improves emotional and psychological well-being

  • Develop positive ways to cope with your problems

  • Develop healthy boundaries in relationships

  • Manage and resolve conflicts in healthy ways.

Working with me

What to expect in your first session

The first appointment is actually a get-to-know-you session, but foremost, I want to make sure that you feel safe and comfortable in the space with me. I would do this starting with general conversations about how you feel coming to therapy, especially if it's your first experience in counselling. If you have had previous counselling, I would talk to you about your previous experience of therapy and discuss if you have any particular expectations of me. I will also be open and transparent about what you can expect from therapy, how I work, and informing you about important policies in place, such as privacy and confidentiality, fee and cancellation policy, etc. 

I also like to get to know you as a person in general, so before we speak about what brings you to counselling, I may ask you about what you do, whom you live with, how you spend your free time and whatever else you want to share with me about yourself. This way I start building an understanding of your current distress in the context of your life circumstances. We then try to explore what brings you to counselling, why you decided to seek help now, how the issues are affecting you emotionally, socially, physically etc, how long you have been dealing with your current problems, and what you have tried to do to resolve the issues. We will work together to make a plan for your ongoing sessions with me. 

Child & Adolescent Counselling Sessions: I usually meet with the parent/guardian to do a developmental assessment and discuss the issues they are most concerned about their child. In some cases, especially adolescents, who may want to have a private session without parental involvement, I meet with the young person from the beginning, however, signed consent is required from both parents or legal guardians to provide therapy to all children under 18 years of age. If a child or adolescent is the referred client, I respect their confidentiality and privacy, which means I do not share contents of the therapy with parents, other than general feedback; unless the child gives me permission to share with parents or any safety concerns become apparent. 

Individual Counselling at Lotus Bloom

Face to face appointments available in the Western Sydney area.

Online sessions are also provided via a secure telehealth platform like Zoom.

Fees: 

Individual Counselling sessions: $130 (60 minutes).

*(after-hours and weekend appointments incur an extra $20 surcharge). 

The number of sessions required depends on your unique circumstances and issues. I also offer a free 15-minute phone consultation prior to the session, so that you can get to know me or ask me any questions. 

How to book your appointment?

You can book your appointment online on our client portal by clicking on the book now button below.

Alternatively, contact me during business hours.

Please note that I do not respond to crisis calls. If you are in a crisis and need immediate support, contact 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

Still unsure about seeing a counsellor? Read up on my blog here: Busting 8 Common Myths about Therapy

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