As a process, Counselling is designed to support clients through complex problems and issues that arise in their lives. When our client’s book in for a counselling session, this will involve scheduling a time to explore and discuss difficulties in a safe and comfortable environment with an understanding that this process is delivered in a short-term framework (a period of weeks and up to 6 months).
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves our Counsellor listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional turmoil. It is supplementary support, which means that anyone attending counselling sessions should also be drawing upon further tools and protective factors to work towards creating emotional improvements.
At Merge Programs, our Counsellors are highly skilled in applying integrative therapies.
While Counsellors are not included in the current Medicare rebate scheme, our staff are registered with their professional association to ensure best practice delivery of services.
Counsellors at Merge are trained to work with:
anxiety, depression, relationship break-ups, grief and loss, stress management, parenting issues, body image concerns, and workplace/ family pressures.
Some benefits to Counselling at Merge include:
- A safe place to talk to a trained professional without judgement
- A space to help resolve complicated issues, or find ways to manage/cope
- Recognition of unhelpful patterns and/or behaviours, and find ways to change them
- Time set aside to confront your thoughts and feelings