Why Choose Us
Practical, skill-based therapy
Our approach to counselling goes beyond simply talking about issues and is practical and experiential. Right from the first session, you will learn helpful tools such as mindfulness that will empower you to live more purposefully and feel confident to handle challenges.
Flexible appointment times and no waiting lists
We offer appointments during business hours, on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. We offer first appointments within 2 weeks of an initial enquiry.
Sustainable, lasting change
We are committed to helping you go further than just ‘managing’ your symptoms, to resolving your core underlying issues. We utilise EMDR Therapy, an evidence-based model of therapy that changes the way the brain processes information and experiences, leading to profound and lasting change.
An individualised approach
Our therapy sessions produce effective, lasting results because we deviate from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. We are skilled in a number of therapeutic models and tailor our approach to meet your specific needs, not the other way around. We encourage your feedback to ensure that you feel respected, empowered and benefit from your counselling experience.
Expertise in working with trauma and PTSD
Many counsellors assert that they can work with trauma but may not have specific training or skills in this area. In contrast, our therapists have worked in specialised sexual assault and family violence counselling services, providing counselling to survivors of complex trauma. We engage in ongoing specialist trauma training and know how to treat trauma safety and effectively without requiring you to re-live past traumatic events. This reduces the risk of you being re-traumatised by your therapy experience.
Time and cost effective therapy
We recognise that counselling requires an investment of time and money. We strive to optimise the counselling process so that you can achieve results in the shortest possible amount of time. We specialise in EMDR Therapy, which has been clinically shown to produce results within a shorter time than many other traditional therapeutic approaches. Having said that, there is no rush for you to complete counselling. You are welcome to attend sessions for as long as the counselling process is helpful for you.
Convenient eastern suburbs location
Our clinic is in Croydon, just off the EastLink Freeway, making our services easily accessible for people living or working in the inner and outer eastern and north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.