Counselling is a talking therapy. The counsellor supports you to learn and grow: she does not give advice or tell you what to do. Counselling supports you to:
- develop realistic personal goals
- understand and heal from the affects of life challenges such as loss, grief and trauma
- manage stress and gain more control over your life
- find your inner strengths and empower yourself
This is a FREE service for women who live and work in the Bankstown Canterbury Local government area.
Counselling is by appointment only. Contact us to refer yourself and join the waiting list. If our waiting list is full, we may refer you to another service.
What We Offer
Up to 12 weekly sessions are offered free of charge for women aged over 18 years. The counsellor will support you to decide your goals for counselling. In each session you and the counsellor will discuss and review your progress toward your goals.
Counselling can be challenging, both emotionally and psychologically. To gain the maximum benefit from counselling you are asked to:
- make a commitment of time, energy and effort;
- be honest and willing to engage in self-reflection; and
- try new things and challenge old ways of thinking and doing things.
Confidentiality & Its Limits
The professional relationship you have with your counsellor means that whatever you discuss will be treated as private and confidential except:
- if you choose to provide written consent for your counsellor to share your information (e.g. with a GP).
- If your counsellor becomes concerned that you pose a danger or risk to yourself or to someone else.
- If your counsellor is ordered by a court to disclose your records.
You are invited to discuss any concerns you may have with your counsellor during the first appointment.