What Is Counselling
Counselling, psychotherapy, psychology and psychiatry are all therapeutic fields.
Counselling is a very broad term used for any talk based therapy. It can include areas such as mental health, finance, relationships, career etc. A counsellor listens to you and helps you find solutions and strategies to help you with your concerns in their specialised area. They are focused on building a relationship with you to get to know you and your concerns and then provides treatment.
Counsellors study communication, problem solving, behaviour, life span development. Many counsellors study general counselling and then go on to specialise in specific issues.
The title counsellor often gets confusing when mixed with other mental health therapists. A counsellor can be a psychotherapist if they focus on mental health. Psychotherapy commonly refers to long term therapy where the therapist will discuss in depth your history and family history and can be ongoing therapy such as a year or more of weekly sessions. Counselling is usually a short term therapy, based on a specific issue such as mental health, career, relationships, or finances.
At Holistic Wellness Australia our therapist Natalee is a counsellor and psychotherapist specializing in mental health, trauma, grief and loss, relationships, career guidance.
What Counselling is Not! Differences Between Therapists
How Long are Counselling Sessions?
Counselling sessions are 60 minute sessions however you can book longer sessions if you feel you want more time to discuss your concerns, goals and receive treatment and strategies.
How Many Counselling Session will I Need?
Everyone’s situations are different. Some people may be happy with one session and others may need ongoing weekly sessions. On average most people have around 4-6 sessions, these may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your situation.
Issues that had intense affects on a persons life such as child abuse or mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression that has been experienced for more than 2 years may require long term psychotherapy. Some clients with chronic mental health issues may require weekly or fortnightly sessions for a year or more.
Is Counselling Confidential?
- It is subpoenaed by a court; or
- You inform the counsellor you want to harm yourself or others; or
- Your counsellor needs to refer you to another professional and will obtain your permission to share your details so the other practitioner can support you.
Cancellations, No Shows and Late Arrivals:
Bookings & Fees
To See If Counselling Is Right For You:
Please contact us for a free 10 minute chat. We can discuss any questions you have and make a booking if it suits you.
*Holistic Wellness Australia’s counsellors are fully qualified and registered
*Medicare rebates not available (Only psychologists can claim rebates) therefore we do not accept doctors mental healthcare plans
Sessions available via Telehealth, Phone or in Person
Telehealth is an internet based video call that has a private and confidential platform. It is free and easy to join your session via a link emailed before your session.
Counselling Fees: $135-150 hr