HEALING THROUGH TALK-THERAPY
Work with a qualified and registered counsellor.
Counselling is a highly sought-after practice that helps millions of people world-wide work through distress, stress, anxiety and depression, as well as a multitude of other life areas that need resolution and healing. Counselling is a safe and empathic collaboration between the counsellor and client, in which the aim is to effectively help individuals enhance mental health, improve self-awareness, to understand the past or current circumstance causing the 'distress', to manage identified distress or concerns, to talk-though the problems, symptoms, behaviour and outcomes being lived, in search for understanding, acceptance, new perspectives and solutions. The healing gained through counselling sessions enables people to feel empowered to think and behave in new ways, to feel well and manage life more effectively.
The counsellors that work with the BE UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION are all qualified with a degree in counselling and other human development, behavioural and psychological studies, registered with PACFA - The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, or registered with ACA - Australian Counselling Association, ensuring competency and evidence-based professional practice. Our counsellors have worked with a variety of organisations and directly with individuals, on a multitude of topics including but not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, career change, behaviour issues, addictions and counselling for children.
Counselling is a positive first step to take in actively seeking support to heal from the symptoms and causes of 'adverse mental health' and begin the journey towards well-being and a healthy life. Depending on a client’s needs, counselling may be short or long term and delivered in an effective manner where clients feel safe and understood without judgement.
Benefits of Counselling Include:
Improved Emotional Regulation
Change in Perspective
Increased Self-awareness and Insight into Thoughts and Behaviours
Developing Helpful ways of Thinking and Behaving
Feeling Confident in One's Self
Improved Ability to Make Decisions
Improved Problem Solving Skills
Working with evidence-based practices for effective results.
Counselling can be executed using a number of different methodologies. Each variant offers a different approach and strategies to help an individual heal from the 'distress' and proactively move forward, feeling better and able to cope with life. Some of the methodologies our counsellors use are as follows:
ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
ACT is a psychological intervention based on mindfulness and acceptance strategies, where an individual 'holds' the pain or discomfort being experienced, accepting that it is part of life, working with a commitment made to change behaviour and outcomes of decisions, which increases psychological flexibility.
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a psychological intervention that helps individual identify and change negative or destructive thinking, resulting in an improvement in mental health. CBT is focused on the awareness and change of adverse thinking and behaviour, understanding emotional control and developing strategies to manage life's challenges.
Positive Psychology is the study of mental health, instead of mental illness. Traditionally, psychology (the study of mind and behaviour) focused on identifying and working with an individual’s weaknesses and elements or circumstances that have caused one’s mental health to negatively affect their life, decisions and actions. On the other hand, positive psychology is focused on identifying an individual’s strengths and virtues that can be developed to harness significance, resilience and mental strength, resulting in life fulfillment, happiness and health.
Solution Focused Therapy
Solution-focused therapy focuses on a goal-directed collaborative approach between counsellor and client, where healing and positive change is achieved through direct observation of a clients' response to questions, collaboratively working to construct solutions to presenting problems.
Person-centred therapy is sometimes referred to as client-centred therapy or psychotherapy. This style of counselling was developed in the 1940's by a psychologist named Carl Rogers, where the practice of counselling is focused on the person, not the problem. Healing is achieved by talking-through their story and identifying independence and coping strategies.
POP - Process-Oriented Psychology
POP or Process-work is an awareness paradigm created by Arnold Mindell and influenced heavily by the work of Carl Jung, depth psychology, Taoism and Communications Theory. POP works with the subconscious or unconscious levels of the mind, which is constantly trying to reveal information through body language, body symptoms and dreams. Therapists trained in POP have a strong awareness to see beyond what clients say, reading body signals and engaging in deeper questioning and processing of issues/problems experienced, facilitating a space where clients accept and sit with discomfort in order to find the message behind the experience, moving them towards a change in behaviour, thought processing and finding strategies to manage future discomfort.
Making a commitment to work with a counsellor is a positive, proactive step towards healing and managing 'adverse mental health', allowing you to feel well and take the next step to learn about and cultivate 'positive mental health'.
Contact us now to discuss counselling options that may be available.