What is counselling?
Counselling is a reflective conversation with a skilled, compassionate professional which offers a way of gaining a perspective on your behaviour and emotions and can be used to develop skills in dealing with relationships, uncertainties and conflicts. Counselling can be used by people who wish to work through specific problems, reduce stress, feel better about themselves in how they relate to others, identify goals, learn new behaviours, understand their loved ones better, or simply speak in confidence to someone about their concerns.
The Listen And Learn Centre provides counselling for a range of individuals from 6 years of age through to adolescence and early adulthood. Typically counselling involves a weekly or fortnightly 30 to 50 minute session with a psychologist at the Centre.
Counselling processes and goals are tailored for the individual and employ a range of strengths-based solution-focussed strategies and interventions. Counselling may address stress and anxiety, anger management, withdrawn behaviours and depression, obsessive behaviours and routines, issues surrounding divorce and separation, social and interpersonal concerns, conflict resolution and behaviour management.
The psychologists at the Listen And Learn Centre are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are members of the Australian Psychological Society. Rebates are available through Medicare under the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Initiative and/or through private health funds as part of Extras Cover (Psychology). A referral through a General Practitioner is needed for rebates claimed under Medicare.