Individual counselling consists of meeting one-on-one with a counsellor for 45 to 50 minutes. The counsellor helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. Through counselling, we hope to assist our clients to find safety again; through exploration of the memories (which are often intrusive), to recognise what is valuable and needs to be kept, and what may be released. We seek to assist our clients to reintegrate their personalities, when there has been fragmentation or dissociation, to develop trust in themselves and others, and to reconnect with others when avoidance has become habitual.
Everything you discuss with the counsellor is confidential (except in a small number of specific cases such as where the counsellor is required by law to report a crime). Counselling is not only for people with mental health problems. Anyone who is struggling with a personal concern can seek counselling. Common personal concerns include relationship difficulties, grief, difficult life circumstances, anxiety and depression.
For more information, please contact ASeTTS on 9227 2700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To refer a client to ASeTTS for counselling, please fill in and return the Referral Form.