Counselling – General and Domestic Violence
Our experienced counsellors provide women with counselling and assist women manage transitions in their life and help talk about their emotions and thoughts in a supportive, non-judgemental environment.
Domestic Violence Counsellor
Our domestic violence counselling service provides both information and therapeutic sessions to meet the needs of each client that has experienced trauma and other difficult life experiences due to domestic and family violence. The counselling sessions will provide women with a safe place where they can reflect and explore what brought them to counselling. Our counsellors understand that each individual is unique to their experiences; hence our style is focused on a person-centred approach with a combination of other practice based evidence approaches to develop a personalised response to each of our clients.
Through domestic violence counselling, clients can expect to receive crisis intervention, therapy, advocacy, information and appropriate referrals.
The Generalist Counsellor service at the Cumberland Women’s Health Centre offers counselling to disadvantaged women in the local LGAs who struggle with a variety of issues from difficult relationships to dealing with mental and physical ill health, grief and loss, change of life circumstances, parenting, dealing with past and present sexual, physical and emotional abuse and other traumatic experiences. A number of counselling modalities are currently used , such as Solution focused therapy, Psycho-educational therapy, Transactional Analysis, Psycho-drama, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Interactive drawing therapy, Brain-spotting, Problem Solving Model, Cognitive Therapy, Grief counselling and Hemi-synch meditation therapy.
Counselling modality is fundamentally client focused, and from the feminist self-empowerment model.
The Generalist Counsellor also delivers psycho-educational workshops for disadvantaged women on topics such as: Coping with Depression and Anxiety, Building Self Esteem, Anger Management, Stress Management, Assertive Communication Skills, Building Healthy Relationships, and other topics of interest in the local community.